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Offline bugchazer

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Mashapaug
« on: Feb 25, 2022, 09:57 AM »
Going to try and get one more nite of Walter fishing if ice is still good. Hope to see someone there. :tipup:

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2022, 11:22 AM »
I'm not going to make the drive in this mess, but I will be there Saturday night.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2022, 03:13 PM »
I may come Saturday,but was thinking Sunday or Monday. Good luck

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2022, 03:46 PM »
I was just there trying to get on and I was not successful. There is about 20 ft of water between the launch and ice sheet. I walked down the trail to the left of the launch to try to find an access point and slipped into the water while attempting to see how deep the water was (to see if I could walk through it). Filled my entire boots with water and got up to my knee wet. Ice sheet was only a few feet away so it could be a feasible access point. Youíll see my jet sled tracks Iím sure. Also could be better acress points down the trail a bit further. The cold should harden up the edges too.

No idea how thick the ice sheet is at this point.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2022, 05:37 PM »
Thanks for the update, it saved me a drive. With my luk the ice won't be good there until Tuesday. :(

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2022, 08:13 PM »
I stopped by Winchester on Wednesday (I think?) and it looked ok; wet but ok. One party was out close to shore when I was there but I didnít check thickness. After the weather weíve just had I canít imagine it being any worse but use your head if you go.

Iím discouraged to hear about Mash though. Thatís where I want to be this weekend. Weíll see how it goes.

Be safe everyone, please.

-Eric

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2022, 08:23 PM »
North of there I ran into lots of large drainholes last night.  They were skimmed but not enough to stand on.  Now covered with snow.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #7 on: Feb 25, 2022, 08:53 PM »
I stopped by Winchester on Wednesday (I think?) and it looked ok; wet but ok. One party was out close to shore when I was there but I didnít check thickness. After the weather weíve just had I canít imagine it being any worse but use your head if you go.

Iím discouraged to hear about Mash though. Thatís where I want to be this weekend. Weíll see how it goes.

Be safe everyone, please.

-Eric

The ice sheet at Mashapaug has to be good iceÖ hopefully the edges harden up enough for you to be able to get on.

Thanks for the intel on Winchester weíll see how it goes tomorrow.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #8 on: Feb 26, 2022, 05:39 AM »
Thanks for the info, doesn't sound good. Was really hoping to get on Mashapaug this weekend but my old bones won't handle a dunking.We will see ,maybe Monday. Be careful if you go ! :'(

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #9 on: Feb 26, 2022, 06:13 AM »
If anyone does get on Mash today or tomorrow, would you mind letting us know? I remain hopeful in possibly getting on tomorrow afternoon but Iíd prefer not to drive the hour to find out that I canít.

Thanks,

-Eric

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #10 on: Feb 26, 2022, 08:32 AM »
I will make the trip today with a plank and take a walk through the woods.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #11 on: Feb 27, 2022, 12:20 PM »
I will make the trip today with a plank and take a walk through the woods.

How did you make out? Should we send out a search team??  ;)

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #12 on: Feb 27, 2022, 01:17 PM »
Fished last night till about 9pm, no plank needed. Got on right at the launch, no open water there only by the first 2 islands. I would avoid the spots that are not snow covered because they are most likely drain holes that froze up the last few days.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #13 on: Feb 27, 2022, 02:25 PM »
Thanks for the report. Last time I was there was before the last rain and the drain holes were growing fast.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #14 on: Feb 27, 2022, 02:48 PM »
Thanks hardfloor, may try tomorrow nite :tipup:

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #15 on: Feb 27, 2022, 05:01 PM »
Fished last night till about 9pm, no plank needed. Got on right at the launch, no open water there only by the first 2 islands. I would avoid the spots that are not snow covered because they are most likely drain holes that froze up the last few days.

Good to here the launch froze up fast

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #16 on: Mar 04, 2022, 03:51 PM »
Checked today. Accessible and plenty of ice.

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Re: Mashapaug
« Reply #17 on: Mar 04, 2022, 06:47 PM »
itís dangerous at best why are u leading people on i checked it today and was nervous to venture too far out one hit with the spud in spots. Tread lightly if u go its late ice

9Ē where I drilled in the channel. Of course everyone should check for themselves.

 



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