STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Not enough ice for larger vehicles - yet
Despite the cold weather, it looks like its going to be at least a few more days before larger lakes in the region have enough ice to safely support larger vehicles.
On Upper Red Lake, Rogers on Red ... Posted on 12/11/13 at 4:06 PM
THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND a little more caution...yes..on the ice
Seems like everyday there's a new concern in/on/around the ice. Today is no different.
Early ice fishing reports from many areas of the state have been promising. However, the North Dakota Game and F... Posted on 1/16/12 at 3:42 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Bass Lake
Recently we went for a drive, one of my favorite drives is to make a large circle and go by Shell Lake and Bass Lake.
Shell Lake only had a few fish houses.
Bass Lake had quite a few houses out. We ... Posted on 1/16/10 at 3:57 AM
CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) said nglers were reporting approximately 6 to 8 inches of ice on most of Upper Red Lake, but caution is advised as ice thickness seems to vary greatly by location. Ice conditions seem to be progressing on Lake of the Woods, but reports of ATV’s going through the ice were reported.
The onset of cold weather has some people champing at the bit for ice fishing. For the past few weeks, my news feed on Facebook has been filled with “Friend” photos showing ice fishing gear neatly organized, rods stringed up with new line and tackle boxes arranged to perfection, not a single jig out of place.
From the “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” department, here’s a great new concept in portable ice fishing shelters from Frabill. I’ve fished out flip top-style portable houses for more than 20 years and have always found getting out of the shelters to be a hassle.
It’s time to start thinking about removing permanent fish houses from the ice. That’s the message from officials in Minnesota and North Dakota, where deadlines for getting permanent shelters off the ice are quickly approaching.
Whether a TV reality show about ice fishing launches Isle into the national spotlight and whether the characters paint a picture of the sport that sits well with everyone on the southeastern edge of Mille Lacs Lake remains to be seen.
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