Ice conditions 11/30/17

Susie and I went skating on the beautiful, clear ice on Tuesday.  There is no snow on top, so we had a great skate over to the summer homes and back, even though it was really windy.  We have about 4″ of good ice in front of the resort.  McAvity Bay has around 7″.  The warm weather this week didn’t make any ice, but we didn’t lose it, either!  We have a cold forecast for next week, and should make ice then.  We saw this sunfish encased in the ice just below the surface when we were out skating.  We had an otter hanging around the beach just before the lake froze over and there were otter tracks leading to this sunfish, but he couldn’t get it out of the ice!  Bryan

Sunfish encased in good lake ice



Eagle Nest Lodge
Bryan and Sue Harris
58671 Eagle Nest Rd.
Deer River, MN 56636-9346
Phone: 218-246-8701
Email: Click Here to Contact Us



We finally have good ice on Cutfoot Sioux Lake. There's 8-10" of good ice, with a couple inches of snow on top. So, it's still easy to get around with ATVs and snowmobiles. The gap between Cutfoot and Winnie just froze over last night, so NO travel on the ice between the lakes!! Water clarity is decent. Cabins 7, 11, and 16 are cozy in the winter. We have enough snow for snow-shoeing, and soon will have enough to ski.
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