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Offline zcm_82

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November ice!
« on: Nov 21, 2022, 09:21 AM »
I've been back down here since 2006 and just did my first November ice fishing since then this morning. Nothing local was thick enough to walk, but I found a couple river backwaters up in Kankakee County that were doable, so I hit one from about 6:30-8am.

Edges were obviously very sketchy, so it took quite a bit of poking around to find a spot to walk on. Out away from the edges I found a decent sized patch that was 3-3.5" Bite was nil, but it was fun just to get to go so early. I could feel it softening up once the sun got above the treetops, so I got out of there. Highs are forecast in the mid 50s, so it will likely all be back to open water in a day or two.








Main river had a fair bit of ice floating around, too.




Offline Airsick1972

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Re: November ice!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2022, 04:55 PM »
Cool!!!

Offline Sylvanboat

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Re: November ice!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2022, 01:23 PM »
Be careful.

Offline zcm_82

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Re: November ice!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2022, 07:07 PM »
Be careful.

I'm sure it's toast now. Those backwaters freeze fast and thaw fast.

While it certainly wasn't on my to-do list, I wasn't terribly worried about stepping through. There's nothing much past waist deep water back there where I was fishing.

 



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