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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3000 on: Jan 08, 2022, 07:20 PM »
Almost looked like the Derby out there today. Off Fowler, around the Island, off the boat launch behind Stewarts, lots of guys at the Narrows, above the Narrows. With big time cold starting Sunday night through first half of next week, I'm thinking machines would be good for next weekend. Update that later in the week.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3001 on: Jan 08, 2022, 07:49 PM »
Almost looked like the Derby out there today. Off Fowler, around the Island, off the boat launch behind Stewarts, lots of guys at the Narrows, above the Narrows. With big time cold starting Sunday night through first half of next week, I'm thinking machines would be good for next weekend. Update that later in the week.
How does the south end near Eagle Point look? If the narrows are frozen the south end must be starting to skim up

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3002 on: Jan 08, 2022, 08:01 PM »
How does the south end gear Eagle Point look? If the narrows are frozen the south end must be starting to skim up

I drove around the lake Wednesday. South end was mostly frozen up to Shaw Hill. Spotty open water off Adirondack with frozen areas. Haven't been back since, but it's been zero or below last 3 nights, with daytime temps struggling to get out of the teens. With no snow and very cold this coming week everything should button up by next weekend.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3003 on: Jan 08, 2022, 08:04 PM »
I drove around the lake Wednesday. South end was mostly frozen up to Shaw Hill. Spotty open water off Adirondack with frozen areas. Haven't been back since, but it's been zero or below last 3 nights, with daytime temps struggling to get out of the teens. With no snow and very cold this coming week everything should button up by next weekend.
Thanks for the update, looking forward to next weekend. Tight lines everyone

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3004 on: Jan 09, 2022, 01:40 PM »
Thanks for info forcast is encouraging. Everyone have a safe season !

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3005 on: Jan 10, 2022, 08:28 AM »
Many guys out behind Stewart’s today

fair amount of people out north and south of the launch area.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3006 on: Jan 10, 2022, 11:44 AM »
South end has a bunch open water, wind must be keeping it open. We fished the narrows this weekend and had about 4.5 inches.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3007 on: Jan 10, 2022, 01:58 PM »
I can confirm the ice thickness, vast majority was of good quality to, could see baits almost 10' below the hole through the ice in the popup the ice was so clear. Should pack on some more over the next few days with it having virtually no snowcover.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3008 on: Jan 13, 2022, 05:16 AM »
I can confirm the ice thickness, vast majority was of good quality to, could see baits almost 10' below the hole through the ice in the popup the ice was so clear. Should pack on some more over the next few days with it having virtually no snowcover.

Awesome to see some clean water

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3009 on: Jan 13, 2022, 04:18 PM »
South end has a bunch open water, wind must be keeping it open. We fished the narrows this weekend and had about 4.5 inches.

Same here.  Boring and more guys than I think Ive ever seen on first ice there.  Moving on to bigger slimer locations...

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3010 on: Jan 13, 2022, 05:01 PM »
Same here.  Boring and more guys than I think Ive ever seen on first ice there.  Moving on to bigger slimer locations...

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3011 on: Jan 13, 2022, 05:05 PM »

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3012 on: Jan 13, 2022, 05:06 PM »

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3013 on: Jan 13, 2022, 07:15 PM »
What do people targets around the narrows? Lakers, perch, pike?  I’m terrible at jig in but can throw out a spread of traps with the best of em

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3014 on: Jan 14, 2022, 06:06 AM »
What do people targets around the narrows? Lakers, perch, pike?  I’m terrible at jig in but can throw out a spread of traps with the best of em
Jigging only laws in the narrows  ;) ;)

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3015 on: Jan 14, 2022, 06:19 AM »
Jigging only laws in the narrows  ;) ;)

I knew I’d have to step my jogging game up or I wouldn’t be cool enough for the narrows  ;D

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3016 on: Jan 14, 2022, 08:45 AM »
I knew I’d have to step my jogging game up or I wouldn’t be cool enough for the narrows  ;D
Hahah perch n lakers are the usual suspects all though a deep suspended pike could be cruising

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3017 on: Jan 14, 2022, 09:04 AM »
20-24 lb pike caught there last few years, if you go in the right spots.  ;)
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3018 on: Jan 14, 2022, 09:32 AM »
What do people targets around the narrows? Lakers, perch, pike?  I’m terrible at jig in but can throw out a spread of traps with the best of em

Target being bored!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3019 on: Jan 14, 2022, 12:04 PM »
Thanks everyone for your replies. I may have private access lined up just south of the narrows. This would save the princess a great deal of steps compared to lakes we fish from public access

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3020 on: Jan 14, 2022, 02:35 PM »
Still very sketchy south of the Narrows.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3021 on: Jan 14, 2022, 02:54 PM »
Still very sketchy south of the Narrows.

Thanks for the info. Wouldn’t be this weekend, I would fear that the freezing temps would deter her from ever going again!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3022 on: Jan 14, 2022, 04:07 PM »
Be cautious with machine buddy went thru td on north end between island and boat ramp

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3023 on: Jan 15, 2022, 08:31 PM »
Great day behind Stewart's. No concerns at all, like 6-8" of ice. 2-3 snow machines cruising around; a handful of permanent shanties out. Froze our butts off but nice day.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3024 on: Jan 17, 2022, 10:27 AM »
6 to 7 inches south end. Lots of people, all setup relatively close to one another. 2 days prior there were 3 groups out.

Time to move on to other places. ;)

There was still smaller spots of open water well south of Eagle that I saw when I left for the day so depending on how far you venture, be very careful. There are also some ridges towards the south that looked very wet.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3025 on: Jan 18, 2022, 09:52 AM »
I noticed steam in the big basin south of the narrows on Sunday. Wasn't there that evening so assuming it froze over but be careful if anyone is venturing out over that deep hole of the southern basin. With the new snow, it's bound be a super dangerous area for walking or machines

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3026 on: Jan 18, 2022, 10:47 AM »
I noticed steam in the big basin south of the narrows on Sunday. Wasn't there that evening so assuming it froze over but be careful if anyone is venturing out over that deep hole of the southern basin. With the new snow, it's bound be a super dangerous area for walking or machines

There was open water down there Saturday.
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3027 on: Jan 18, 2022, 01:08 PM »
Taking some buddies up to Schroon for the first time this weekend.

Targeting mostly lakers and salmon.  Any spots that access is easiest or any spots to be careful of? Thinking mainly the Narrows and north.

I appreciate any help!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3028 on: Jan 18, 2022, 02:47 PM »
Taking some buddies up to Schroon for the first time this weekend.

Targeting mostly lakers and salmon.  Any spots that access is easiest or any spots to be careful of? Thinking mainly the Narrows and north.

I appreciate any help!
The boat ramp in town behind Stewart’s

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3029 on: Jan 18, 2022, 06:32 PM »
This is a different year on Schroon. I've never seen it freeze this way. There is a bad pressure ridge from just above DeCesares Pizza straight across to the south of the Island. There is another bad one across the usual access point to the right of the boat launch.  Don't go that way. All access should be to the left of the launch. Heard there is a solid 8" black ice pretty much everywhere on the north basin. Watch those pressure ridges though.
Tony

 



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