With the super cold temps up north...the lakes,swamps and all other wetlands should be rideable right away. Man...i can't wait!!!!:face-icon-small-hap
The lakes up north seem to have gotten an early start on the ice. Over 8" already on Red Lake this past weekend. Rainy River was starting to get some ice on it also. Big Sandy was ice covered when I drove by however it didn't look very thick.
However absolutely no ice in any of the swamps that we were in in the LOW area. Even the hay fields had water in them under the maybe 8" of snow they had. That early snow acted like an insulator so if you were the first tracks through you are getting wet. Had dad's Ranger out over the weekend and it's crazy how wet it is. They need some cold weather before they get any more snow otherwise it's going to be a mess this winter in the swamps.
I really think the swamps are going to be an issue this year because of all the rain we have had the last 8+ months.