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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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2/4/16 11:40 AM CST

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2/1/16 9:03 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
1-31-2016 No action on the lake today. I punched half dozen holes in the ice and found thickness between 8" and 13". I would not advise driving on the ice although I saw some brave souls out their. It's been to warm and now a layer of snow is going to insulate the ice.

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2/1/16 11:33 AM CST
Hey jemstone90,

I had the same experience Friday and Saturday at a variety of little lakes around the area. There were a lot of lookers on the flashers but very few biters! The graph literally looked like a party! Tounge Out

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2/1/16 9:45 AM CST
Ice Depth: 13" Conditions: Partly Sunny
January 31st 2016 I put my portable out on Phelps bay among the small town of houses over about 20'-25' of water. The bite was non-existent on crappie minnows, maggots, curly tail jigs, fake worms and everything else I dropped in the holes. The fish, both Crappies and Sunfish were suspended 2-4 feet off the bottom and there were literally thousands of them. I had fun watching them scare the hell out of my Crappie minnow on my CFish underwater camera. It was a beautiful day to get out, but now I remember why I quit ice fishing when I quit drinking.

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1/25/16 7:52 AM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Fished Carsons Bay this weekend without great success. There was about 12-14" in the hole, and closer to 15-16" at the main point. Saturday night bite was slow, with fish holding tight to the bottom in 24 FOW.

Went back out on Sunday to find large schools of suspended fish in 26 FOW, but mostly all dinks. The fish were shooting up the the bait but wouldnt finish.

Tight Lines

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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1/24/16 6:04 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12"
Lots of spots are starting to see 14" of ice now. Anyone else been out and have other ice conditions to report?

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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1/20/16 7:27 PM CST
I got a few calls today asking about ice conditions and I would not head out on the lake with any cars or trucks yet. There is some decent ice for 4 wheelers and snowmobiles but its just too inconsistent to vehicles to be driving around. I will keep posting updates as things change the best I can.

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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1/19/16 8:53 PM CST
8" - 12" but it really varies depending on where you are going. If you let me know what bay or areas your thinking about heading too I may be able to get you a better estimate. However, if your going out on a smaller bay (Grays, Carson's, Black, Seton, Libbs, Peavey, etc) you should find plenty for walking but no driving yet.

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1/19/16 8:50 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
I'm out on Carson's with enough ice that people are driving out a short ways. Fishing is slow but setting up next to the car was a bonus.

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1/19/16 1:17 PM CST
Any ice updates since this recent cold snap?

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1/15/16 2:36 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
It is a lot of work to drag my portable out on the lake just to watch two 5" holes (Roughly 39.26 Sq. Inches) in the Ice on a lake that has fourteen thousand five hundred and twenty eight acres of surface area. It always seemed to be a lot more fun when I drank. I have heard the ice is between 6" and 12" depending where you are. By next week (the 3rd week in January) it should a good foot thick in most places and people will start dropping cars into the channels like they do every year.

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1/9/16 1:24 PM CST
I was out on Carson's last night. Ice seemed to be getting a little better with the crust on top I wasn't swamped out like the week before. Had some crappies biting a couple feet off bottom in 26 FOW between 4-8PM.

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1/9/16 10:52 AM CST
Ice Depth: 4" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Walked out yesterday afternoon north end of tonka found 3-4 inches of ice fished off weed edge in 11-12ft. Didn't catch a thing , marked a few, but just dead, don't know if it was this front or what but pretty surprised cause normally always have fish in this spot sometimes just not biting but always fish there, as it got dark screen went blank no marks at all. Curious to see other reports from tonka , fish deep? Or up on top of the weeds? GO VIKES!!!

ChasD64
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1/6/16 4:44 PM CST
Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Any Ice reports for North Arm on Lake Minnetonka? Looking at going there on Friday for Crappie and Gills. Thanks

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1/6/16 1:19 AM CST
I was out on Carson's on New Years Day with about 15 other portables and as soon as you punched a hole you were getting swamped. There must have been some cracks in the ice letting water soak into the snow as well cause there were some slushy spots as I tried the main hole and around the point. Ice was 3 - 4 inches and maybe all the holes punched helped thicken the ice some. No bites, but got the equipment tested.

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