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curleytail
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1/13/14 10:29 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Just wanted to echo the other comments about the ice on Siss. I was out Saturday on an ATV. Pulling a 2 man portable was about all my 4-wheeler could handle getting through the snow. I never got stuck but travel was not the easiest.

Regarding ice depth: most spots had roughly 12 inches, but I drilled one hole in an area with slush that had maybe 8 inches, and it was soft ice, saturated through with water. A set of truck tracks went right through that spot. I'm thinking they were lucky to have stayed on top...

Some others drove trucks out throughout the day. I would NOT recommend it! There's enough snow that getting stuck is a real possibility, and I'd be afraid of dropping my truck through some of those slush pockets out there.

On top of that, the fishing was a bit slow. Average size of crappies were just eaters, no slabs.

Be careful out there.

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1/10/14 8:35 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Sleeting
sorry meant to post here. utahman, we were in the other suburban out there. went out off ves and headed west on snowmobile trail then southwest out through slush. luckily found good snow travel straight north to the point and snowmobile trail. thought we were efed this am! did see the truck to the south off the island, he headed back towards the west between the island and shore about 3 or so. very treacherous!

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1/10/14 2:18 PM CST
Ice Depth: 16" Conditions: Sleeting
Snow 12 to 18 inches. Conditions terrible for trucks.There have been two trucks going out straight in front of Vees on their own roads.I just got back driving out to the west end from Vees. I stayed on the snowmobile trail till Blueberry then headed straight west through virgin snow.If you drove off next to the trail it was tough. I could barely plow through the snow. Then about between the second and third island south of the Ridge, I hit REALLY deep slush in two different spots. I drove all the way to the west end and turned around to go back on the same trail. When I got back to the first slush spot the truck went down about six inches, at the second spot it felt like it went down a foot, and I thought I was going to go down through the ice, so I just floored it and water was spraying all over like a roostertail on a ski boat. 1989 4WD Suburban 30X10.50 BF Mud Terrain TA's WITH chains.I drove out yesterday to the middle, east of Vees, no chains to halfway between the island and the first point. Truck was chattering and jumping till I got out pretty far then the snow seemed less deep and rode smooth.Got a friend with a four wheeler he cant move in it,he has no chains though.Just a heads up report.Even if you have a snowmobile,be careful if you go off a trail. Stay close to a road that some one else has already driven on.UPDATE!!!! READ GRIZWALDS REPORT ON THE OTHER SISS THREAD. We dont need anyone to lose their life out there.

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12/10/13 12:52 PM CST
Headed up this weekend , what would the ice conditions be Thanks.

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6/7/13 8:45 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Multi-species angling today. Pretty marginal, at best.

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1/31/13 1:54 PM CST
I sent it again, hopefully it worked this time. Thanks in advance

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1/30/13 5:03 PM CST
didnt get it!

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1/30/13 1:58 PM CST
Grizwald i sent you a message, Nice Muskie!!

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1/29/13 7:58 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Sleeting Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
was out from 9 till 1 in the afternoon. bite was slow again today, but did bring home 8 ten inch crappie. had to do alot of hole hoppin. was a great day to be out, and now comes the deep freeze again. Sweating

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1/26/13 3:06 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Sunny
out today from 10 am till 2pm. lot slower today. kept 5 about 10 inches. a friend of cody"s landed this muskie, cpr.

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1/25/13 7:12 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
my bad ment to post here. limit of crappies to day, very active for the mid day. headed out there tomorrow.

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2/15/12 6:43 AM CST
Uncle Smallie-Please check your messages. Thanks

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2/14/12 10:23 PM CST
Hey Unc, I will be on the lake this weekend with my kids (ages 2 and 5). Can you provide some insight so that I can try to get them on a few of those crappies? Thank you.

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2/4/12 5:48 PM CST
Nice quick trip to Big Siss. Crappies very cooperative.

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1/15/12 5:20 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Another nice day on Big Siss. Crappies were hitting steady. 1 other angler on the entire lake!!!

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