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Offline SKIFFLAKEJIMMY

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Irish Hills
« on: Dec 11, 2018, 09:54 AM »
It looks like all the lakes around here are locked in. Clark only took 2 spud whacks to get through. Vineyard and Wamplers have about 2" of hard clear ice. If anyone is heading to Wamplers any time soon, you will probably need to go out from the beach for a while. They are doing some work near the boat launch. There is an earth mover stuck in the channel where it goes into the lake. A huge wrecker was attempting to get it out.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #1 on: Dec 11, 2018, 04:45 PM »
I checked the ice here yesterday and the spud went through in 2 whacks. That being said, 2 guys are out there fishing right now. Braver than me for sure.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #2 on: Dec 11, 2018, 10:16 PM »
me too!!!!!!:):)

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 2018, 06:24 AM »
I went by Devil's yesterday. It is completely ice covered, but with the rain and temperatures, we gotta hold off.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #4 on: Dec 14, 2018, 09:42 PM »
thanks for the up date skiff, i will be up around hanover visiting with my dad over x-mass and check things out

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2018, 07:55 PM »
any updates?
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #6 on: Dec 23, 2018, 07:33 AM »
I didn't see it happen, but there were snowmobile tracks going across Skiff on Thursday. I will check the ice today.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #7 on: Dec 23, 2018, 08:28 AM »
Just checked. 1" at the end of my dock.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #8 on: Dec 23, 2018, 10:05 AM »
Thanks for the update.

Just curious, is your lake still locked up? Or did any open water form up?

 As long as the Irish Hills lakes stay locked up, we should be thickening after this Friday.

Hopefully we'll have 4+" by the first weekend in January.

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #9 on: Dec 23, 2018, 11:36 AM »
It seems all the lakes stayed locked up. I went by Clark and Columbia and they are locked up. I kind of thought I might see guys on the Columbia channels, but there was not. I think things are looking up soon. If we get wind like last year, it shouldn't hurt anything.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #10 on: Dec 26, 2018, 08:18 AM »
Here's yer sign!

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #11 on: Dec 26, 2018, 04:50 PM »
3 - 3 1/2 inches on Columbia today. guys fishing said it was a slow bite and dinks.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #12 on: Dec 29, 2018, 03:12 PM »
Here's yer sign?????  NEVERMIND!! :(

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #13 on: Dec 29, 2018, 06:54 PM »
Here's yer sign?????  NEVERMIND!! :(


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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2019, 10:06 AM »
I wonder if the Crappies are on the beds yet!  ::)
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #15 on: Jan 03, 2019, 10:51 PM »
  we are screwed, so depressed:(

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #16 on: Jan 04, 2019, 08:44 AM »
So I should make other plans for the 27th than the Midwest Open?   >:( :o :'(

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #17 on: Jan 04, 2019, 10:02 AM »
They might end up pushing it into February if there's not decent ice
Funniest thing about ice fishing for me is when people who know nothing about ice activities try to warn me about the dangers of the ice...

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2019, 09:11 AM »
They might end up pushing it into February if there's not decent ice

It would be great if they would just make a call on it now as many are coming from out of town and need to make arraignments for accommodations and such. It certainly looks as if the 27th isnít going to happen.

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #19 on: Jan 05, 2019, 12:23 PM »
NOOOOO!!!!!

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #20 on: Jan 05, 2019, 06:32 PM »
I wonder if the Crappies are on the beds yet!  ::)
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #21 on: Jan 05, 2019, 06:35 PM »
They might end up pushing it into February if there's not decent ice

I've never seen them push it out, cancel yes. doesn't feel good. one thing for sure won't be much pre-fishing if it happens.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #22 on: Jan 06, 2019, 09:04 AM »
a cold spell is coming.
I'd rather be fishing than sleeping

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #23 on: Jan 06, 2019, 10:34 AM »
Yep...and it looks like little to no precipitation. Almost all lakes starting over, but this will help. Below is the 10-day from WeatherUnderground for Brooklyn. Cold front comes through on Tuesday night; if it's accurate, looks to stay almost entirely below freezing for about a week.

Would be great if we got some lows in the single-digits and highs in the teens; that would really speed things up.




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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #24 on: Jan 11, 2019, 04:14 PM »
Where once was open water earlier this past week, I'm now seeing skim ice on some larger lakes.

With the current 10-day forecast, if it holds, we should be walking on the hardwater in the 'Hills by the 25th (maybe even by the 18th). ;D

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #25 on: Jan 12, 2019, 08:43 AM »
I will start punching holes Monday
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #26 on: Jan 13, 2019, 07:26 AM »
Sunday morning. A ways to go.

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #27 on: Jan 14, 2019, 02:11 PM »
I got through the ice in 3 turns of the auger. A little over 1"at my dock. Vineyard had open water at the county park launch. Clark had open water on the West side out in the center.
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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #28 on: Jan 14, 2019, 08:13 PM »
Wamplers had 2.5 of ice 40ft out as of this morning should be locked up for you guys in the tournament

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Re: Irish Hills
« Reply #29 on: Jan 14, 2019, 11:38 PM »
    Thanks for the update jimmy, may try a small lake over in albion sat. will let you know how it goes

 



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