The amount of snow and slush on some central and east central MN lakes is incredible.
We fished a small lake on Saturday. Arrived Friday, but chose to take Friday PM off after driving down from URL … Almost 2 ft of snow with about 4 -6 inches of slush. Small lake had maybe 8 inches of ice. The guys that cut holes on Friday afternoon went back Saturday and found the slush went over their ankles if not the entire boot. The holes the cut must have contributed to the slush level on that part of the lake. Slush so bad they chose to fish over it vs move it.
It was interesting to watch two other groups drive by, spot my friend’s house and head out onto the lake. One guy and is small kid made it halfway … the others dragged a house down to the lake … took about 10 steps out and turned around and hauled … Both groups seemed to be driving around looking for some place just to get out and fish.
A couple of large lakes we drove past had zero houses out there … one guy in a snowmobile on a lake over 5K acres.
In hindsight we should have brought our cold weather deer hunting rubber knee boots. Would have made everything more manageable. I said time for cribbage after the slush went over the top of my boots. Fishing was marginal for crappies at dusk and dusk 30. The two that stuck it out Saturday came in earlier Saturday night wet and ready for poker.