Balsam Lake, Polk County

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TODAY @ 11:55 AM
muskyman172
muskyman172
USER since 1/12/17

I agree on maybe a couple signs this happens here every year including wapo/bear trap narrows.

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TODAY @ 11:47 AM
Drahts
Drahts
USER since 9/8/17

There usually is a sign but it is small and obscure.  I agree, this should more clearly marked.  I wouldn't even drive through there with a snowmobile.

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TODAY @ 11:36 AM
Stlheadr
Stlheadr
USER since 6/5/09

That is sad to hear. You would think that groups/DNR/someone could put up warning signs or something on these known thin ice areas on lakes for people who do not know the lakes during the ice season. It would save some lives and vehicles.

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TODAY @ 11:15 AM
Drahts
Drahts
USER since 9/8/17

Found it, he was driving between the two lakes in the actual Narrows. It is well known that you never drive there, sad that he did not know.  RIP

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TODAY @ 10:33 AM
Drahts
Drahts
USER since 9/8/17

When you say the Narrows, do you mean between East Balsam and the big lake where nobody should ever drive, or out by the island near Stump Bay?

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TODAY @ 8:37 AM
PimplySwede
PimplySwede
USER since 1/6/09

SUV recovered from the Narrows, the occupant didn't make it out.

Be careful out there.  We should get some more ice made this weekend.

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1/5/19 @ 3:43 PM
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Lmaske565
Lmaske565
USER since 1/5/19

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Hit up east Balsam Lake this afternoon. Drilled several holes and ice was consistent at 14". 2 nice perch and 4-5 small ones. 

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8/10/18 @ 7:39 AM
SkolVikingsGuy
SkolVikingsGuy
USER since 8/10/18

Hello.  Taking the kids out looking for bass and/or northern this weekend.  First time on the lake - any advice would be greatly appreciated!

We're planning on using texas rigs around docks, not sure that's the best option.


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5/31/16 @ 8:10 AM
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rapatam
rapatam
USER since 2/24/08

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

Still holding eggs. Kind of surprising with the water temp. Must have warmed up too fast. 

Balsam Lake, Polk County Photo
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5/29/16 @ 9:17 AM
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rapatam
rapatam
USER since 2/24/08

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

AIR TEMP
Above 95° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Caught crappie on the weed edge and off wood in little balsam.  Worked hard but kept 24 , 9-11" ers. Bass have not stayed in shallow yet. Caught some nice ones out around 6' rain seemed to slow down the bite yesterday. 

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