First ice

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2011/12/08 17:46:54 (permalink)

First ice

Whats your predictions of first day of safe ice?
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    chauncy
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/08 18:35:19 (permalink)
    When you can drive a small car out on it.
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/08 18:42:05 (permalink)
    Not soon enough, I'm ready
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/08 19:00:16 (permalink)
    Catch many many fish they will be biting like crazy!!! Can't wait. .

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    RE: First ice 2011/12/09 13:42:07 (permalink)
    I am hoping soon. As a matter of fact sooner would be OK too.

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    RE: First ice 2011/12/09 22:30:38 (permalink)
    Last year on Dec 9, Lake Erie water temp was 37 deg f. Today it is 46 deg f. 10 degree difference. Lake Erie temp hit 34 deg f on Dec 15 last year and that was the first day I was out ice fishing on Mosquito. Last year it took approximately 3 weeks for Lake Erie water temp to drop from 46 to 37 deg f. All that being said, I would say we have at least a few more weeks before we have safe inland lake ice. Wish it was sooner though!
    Prediction....Dec 31
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/10 09:13:22 (permalink)
    I think it's going to be tough going this year for PI ice.  Even if we get fishable ice by mid-late January, I'm afraid we're in for a lot of freeze / thaw cycles throughout the winter.  The up side to that is the creeks will stay open longer.
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/12 22:23:43 (permalink)
    i was out on the ice yesterday for the first time, got into bunch of perch. most were small, but it sure was nice to be on the ice  :)
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/12 22:28:29 (permalink)
    Not looking good for Westm'd Co., since we don't have ice yet & we usualy have a thaw after Christmas mid. Jan. I think. sam
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/12 23:22:01 (permalink)
    Where were you at tommy
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/13 07:45:34 (permalink)
    He's in minnesota or somewhere over that way
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/13 09:58:10 (permalink)
    I ice fished Dec. 15th last year... Even if it gets cold next week, no fishable ice here until January...

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    RE: First ice 2011/12/13 11:05:19 (permalink)
    jan.  12th my guess
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/13 12:26:32 (permalink)
    Late Jan.
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/13 22:29:25 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Eman89so

    Where were you at tommy


    Minnesota. The ice around me has trying to survive though the warm spell we have had the past 2 days.
    Suppose to get cold again starting tomorrow night *crossing fingers* It is nice having a 1200 acre lake 30 paces from my steps to walk out on now, and the driving access literally 1st gear away from my place.
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    fish whisper
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/14 12:02:57 (permalink)
    Yeah I say January 21st for me, yesterday there were a few marinas with a thin layer of ice over then around the south end of the bay
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/19 19:54:45 (permalink)
    Waiting for glendale and parker dam to freeze over its gna be till mid january before I step on ice
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    RE: First ice 2011/12/20 11:18:23 (permalink)
    i mostly ice fish pymi and i think it will be around jan 21st as most are saying.

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    RE: First ice 2011/12/24 07:34:54 (permalink)
    The 15 day isn't looking to shabby for slowly growing ice during the nights. Hopefully it happens!!

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