How's the ice?

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2008/12/07 11:19:33 (permalink)

How's the ice?

Anybody out checking ice or fishing yet?  Got a couple oldtimers, like myself, asking how the erie bays are. Young guy said shenango should be ready by next weekend.
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    saltydog
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/07 11:39:19 (permalink)
    i am going out in about 15 mins to check.  will report back.
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/08 19:44:39 (permalink)
    ice everywhere. should not be too long. pray the wind gods take the next couple weeks off.
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/09 07:10:05 (permalink)
    we've got 4 inches of ice here at black moshannon in central PA.

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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/16 18:59:46 (permalink)
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    gusgus637
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/16 19:01:47 (permalink)
    Hey Chauncy I live 10 minutes from Lake Arthur and have been checking it daily.  On Sunday I saw 2 guys tip-up fishing in the muddy creek finger.  I drilled 2 holes and found 4 inches of ice.  The lake has been freezing and thawing constantly for the past 3 weeks causing a lot of variations in the thickness.  I personaly do not trust the ice at Arthur yet, nor would suggest anyone going out, but I would suggest getting your gear ready.

    I also drove up to Erie on Sunday and found similar conditions with patchy ice.  about 30% of the main bay was frozen.  Marina, Misory, and Horseshoe bay were completly frozen.  I didnt see anyone out fishing nor did i see anyone testing the ice. 

    It's hard to say what the rain yesterday did to the ice.

    Here is a link to the EYC web cam.  Currently they have the cam pointing twords shore, but often it is pointing over twords the park. I use this link to get a bit of an idea of ice conditions for the main part of the bay. 

    http://webcam.erieyachtclub.org/view/index.shtml
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/16 23:52:16 (permalink)
    Nice report Gus....I don't particularly trust the ice at moraine ever.  Always a lot of soft spots.

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/18 09:38:17 (permalink)
    Thanks Musky.  I agree there are are a lot of soft spots.  I usualy drill a hole every 10-20ft and check the thickness if I am the first person out in an area. 
     
    If anyone ever wants a report on Arthur feel free to contact me. 
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    RE: How's the ice? 2008/12/21 09:30:59 (permalink)
    Eaton is fishable on the ice.
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