Czabs wrote:Reason you guys not scouting because you cant get as much out of your scout (cant walk as far, sign covered up)? Or because its just a pita?
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Kind of all three. Can't see all the available sign, I do scout in the snow when I can but I always end up coming back to that area in the spring just so I make sure I don't miss anything. We have about 20+ inches of snow right now so even with shoes its not super easy to get around, or it takes a lot of extra time that I don't have (kids). As I mentioned above many remote wilderness roads in MN aren't plowed in the winter so that turns a 2-3 mile trip into a 10 to 20 mile death march, also known as a big pain in the behind. 12 inches is fairly easy to scout it but once you get a ways above that its not worth it. Oh one more excuse, I use snowmobile trail to access some spots, not sure I want to give that a shot this time of year, might even be illegal here, not sure on that. So I'll stick to ice fishing for now.
Very excited for the spring, I usually hit it as hard as I can until green up.