January 4, 2020- Park Rapids, Walker, Remer, Longville, Grand Rapids Area Report
Just a safety briefing. Slush and Slop has been the general talk of the area, and sadly it seems as though it is going to stay that way until colder temps move in to firm things up. We have been out over the last several days and although the fishing itself has been exceptional and the walleye and crappies are certainly not affected by the miserable conditions topside, navigation on the lakes has had its difficulties as well as obvious safety concerns. Using sleds and UTV’s equipped with tracks has proven to be the easiest travel, but we still managed to have slight troubles with tracks freezing and such. Once again, we cannot stress safety enough. As ice conditions are extremely variable, more and more area resorts are limiting access of larger vehicles. We have noticed ice thickness anywhere from 7″ to 17″ all with water, slush and snow on top of it, in some places even over the knee. There is hope in sight however, current weather outlook is claiming cold temps starting on Monday, so stay tuned the season is just getting started!