The last year or so ive been working on building a better relationship with my brother. Growing up he was never much into the outdoors but recently hes really taking a liking to camping and also this year ice camping in a pop up. We have plans to camp out on the ice Saturday the 21st. Hes never caught a walleye before so id like to be able to put him on a walleye bite. I have some spots on tonka however the slush is so terrible there that i really am hesitant to try and camp out. Looking at the weather forecast im not sure it will improve much in a weeks time either. Im wondering what areas have less slush that could produce a good walleye bite. Not really looking to drive as far as Red or LOTW, maybe keep it to maximum 2-2.5 hours from the metro. Im thinking Mille Lacs maybe. Been reading reports and it seems they have some slush and a lot of snow drifts but there is less standing water than in the cities. I have an ATV for travel but no tire chains.
Just wondering if folks can share some ice conditions and add to my list of places of consideration.