1st Lake To Freeze?

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Denny Crane x2
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2010/12/04 21:18:19 (permalink)

1st Lake To Freeze?

I was recently reading through some old fishing journals and the last time I got out on the ice in the month of December was 2005. It was the 18th of December and it was my first time ever ice fishing - I was on Lake Arthur.  Ever since then it was either mid January or even a short spell in February when I could get on safe ice.  So here's my question: What lake in western PA is usually the first lake to have safe ice?  I thinking Eaton?  I've never fished Eaton.  High Point or Yellow Creek Lake due to elevation?  I know at best it's still going to be a few weeks away but this will give me something to think about while my wife is talking to me.
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    Kokanee Killer
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/05 00:05:14 (permalink)
    the ever popular cambria county mud hole drum roll please....................LAKE ROWENA

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    Indiana Lou
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/05 10:31:13 (permalink)
    Have to agree with Kokanee, Lake Rowena in Ebensburg. I live in Indiana and I can always figure Ebensburg is five degrees colder than whatever we have for the temperature. The lake is stocked with "pelletheads" (fall&winter)but also has some stunted panfish,bass,and muskie. Last year I was on Dec 21st and the year before that Dec 8th. It usually satisfies the urge to drill holes until the other lakes lock up. One other one that usually freezes early is Black Moshannon due to its elevation. It's a good deal bigger so seems to be just a little bit behind Rowena. It should be getting close. Be safe though. Lou
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/06 15:54:08 (permalink)
    Hay Lou its Tony Lenzi just saying hi
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/06 21:46:32 (permalink)
    Tony, We're getting closer!!. I'll give Bill a call as soon as we can get out on safe ice. Lou
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/07 21:06:47 (permalink)
    North Park Lake will freeze first this year ;)

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/08 16:17:50 (permalink)
    I drove over Lake Wilhelm on Dec. 2nd and it had ice on the edges. Hunted today near Rose Valley Lake(Lycoming Co.) and it was really starting to freeze over.
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/09 05:58:23 (permalink)
    dec. 7  pearl harbour  day  2000  was on tammarac lake  with about 2.5 inches
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/09 12:11:11 (permalink)
    pymy is completely froze up. definitely not safe yet but has been froze for 2 days now...won't be long now guys!!!

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 14:06:36 (permalink)
    Edinboro froze over on Wednesday the 8th.
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 15:45:08 (permalink)
    test

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 15:46:15 (permalink)
    test

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 15:48:29 (permalink)
    I see you have a picture of a dog how did you get it up. I down loaded my picture but it still does not show up next to my posts.

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 15:48:59 (permalink)
    test

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 15:51:08 (permalink)
    test

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 16:07:36 (permalink)
    test

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 16:26:13 (permalink)
    Kahle Lake is locked up
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 19:31:52 (permalink)
    here is my green hornet ice pole i made. As seen in grumpy old men

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/10 22:11:06 (permalink)
    The head of P.I. bay is frozen over but not the other end of it.
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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/11 07:43:00 (permalink)
    pretty soon we will be pullin Big- Bulls out of Misery-bay

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    RE: 1st Lake To Freeze? 2010/12/22 20:18:36 (permalink)
    I was out on blue spruce on tuesday evening checking the ice it had about 2 or 2.5 inches.

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