Ice report…danger

My last post talked about good ice on Cutfoot Sioux and Winnie.  In light of several tragedies in northern Minnesota, I am stepping back from that.  Ice depths are extremely varied and dangerous.  And with 6″ of snow on top and more on the way, I ask you to be VERY careful on the ice.  Definitely no one should be driving vehicles on lakes, and even ATVs have been going through the ice lately.  Every time out, please drill lots of holes to check the ice thickness.  And understand that if it is 12″ thick in 1 spot, it doesn’t mean it will be that thick everywhere.  We have had wildly fluctuating temperatures this early winter.  The gap just froze over last week!

Please be safe out there!  It’s not worth even getting wet over a fish.  A tragedy devastates families and communities…don’t let it be yours.



Eagle Nest Lodge
Bryan and Sue Harris
58671 Eagle Nest Rd.
Deer River, MN 56636-9346
Phone: 218-246-8701
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Eagle Nest Lodge

What's New at Eagle Nest Lodge?
- Cabin 6 construction continues with windows being installed.
- We've added a 22' Suncruiser Pontoon w/75hp motor to our rentals.
- 2019 Cabin Rates are now published.
- Ice Fishing Season has kicked off and the bite is getting hot.

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