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Offline RedRangerOAB

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Ice conditions this weekend
« on: Feb 04, 2022, 01:18 PM »
Iím thinking about going to Wethersfield cove on Sunday Iím just not sure how the ice conditions will be after all this rain

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2022, 01:40 PM »
Iím looking to get out there soon as well. Thereís a lot of ice there but Iím concerned the edges might be shot. Hoping the weekend hardens things up again.

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2022, 01:46 PM »
I think you will have a hard time getting on. The river will be rising from all the rain.
Up almost 2 feet , will go higher not to mention the melt .
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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2022, 03:38 PM »
Saw a bunch if edges today and they were looking ugly.  Even Mt Tom has a ring of water on it.  I fished last night and was trecking through quite a few inches of standing water.

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2022, 03:48 PM »
Iíll give the Cove a shot Saturday morning. The dock may get us far enough out there to get past the crappy edges.

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2022, 04:30 PM »
Wish you good luck on your adventure to the cove. Ice should be moving up pretty good and never had much luck during those times.

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2022, 08:58 AM »
Is the ice accessible at the cove? I know the river rising can really screw with the edges.

Looking to get out there tomorrow or Monday

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2022, 09:04 AM »
Iíll do a drive by in a few and post what I see at the Cove.

-Eric

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2022, 09:06 AM »
Iíll do a drive by in a few and post what I see at the Cove.

-Eric

Much obliged

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2022, 09:29 AM »
Thereís 3-4 groups/shantys out on the North end now. Not sure how they got there though as thereís 30 feet of open water in between the parking lot and the ice.

-Eric

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #10 on: Feb 05, 2022, 09:38 AM »
Thereís 3-4 groups/shantys out on the North end now. Not sure how they got there though as thereís 30 feet of open water in between the parking lot and the ice.

-Eric

Thanks. Probably going to avoid that

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #11 on: Feb 05, 2022, 10:37 AM »
Imsafanct:  Thanks for your ice report, much appreciated by all

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2022, 10:51 AM »
Hey spotburner eric.  Eyes tomorrow night?

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2022, 12:27 PM »
I was one of those groups. Got on around 7. Walked through 6"of water to get onto the floating docks. Boots are good and waterproof so I was nice and dry all day. Unfortunately the water came up another 6"throughout the day. I'm totally fine with wet socks getting into the truck though. Way better than first thing in the morning. River definitely needs to drop a foot or so before it's accessible again
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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #14 on: Feb 05, 2022, 01:35 PM »
Ryan did you guys have any luck out there?

-Eric

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #15 on: Feb 05, 2022, 01:37 PM »
Jon, yes eyes tomorrow night. You coming to me or am I coming to you?

-Eric

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #16 on: Feb 05, 2022, 01:53 PM »
Jon, yes eyes tomorrow night. You coming to me or am I coming to you?

-Eric

I may be inclined to come that way. 

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #17 on: Feb 05, 2022, 02:02 PM »
Ryan did you guys have any luck out there?

-Eric

Handful of decent crappie and perch. Nothing spectacular. A guy set up next to us got a nice 27-28" pike though. Thing has been eating well
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Offline Ranger275

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #18 on: Feb 05, 2022, 07:28 PM »
East Twin was good to go today. Caught a couple real nice trout and a few pickerel. The rain melted any snow and froze solid. It made dragging the sled nice and easy!

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #19 on: Feb 06, 2022, 01:58 AM »
Kinda want to hit the western eyes one night. The east gets hammered daily and its been a tough bite.

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #20 on: Feb 06, 2022, 03:51 AM »
11Ē and solid western ct. 

If you can't play nice, get off the ice!

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #21 on: Feb 06, 2022, 08:39 AM »
Kinda want to hit the western eyes one night. The east gets hammered daily and its been a tough bite.

Tough bite out here but can nail a wall hanger so its worth a few skunkings.

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #22 on: Feb 06, 2022, 08:46 AM »
Kinda want to hit the western eyes one night. The east gets hammered daily and its been a tough bite.

Iím always tempted to make the drive  out West but walking off the ice at 9pm on a school night with a 90 minute drive home keeps me East of the river.

-Eric

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #23 on: Feb 06, 2022, 06:23 PM »
Coventry Lake had a good 8-9Ē today. Lots of groups out.

No Eyes to be seen but lots of decent Perch which is always fun. Was a one species day.

Offline pepperdawg

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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #24 on: Feb 07, 2022, 07:12 AM »
Finally got out - Sunday 2/6/22 on about 9" of ice:




15" rainbow:



Smaller - a different strain - note the hooked jaw too  :)



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Re: Ice conditions this weekend
« Reply #25 on: Feb 07, 2022, 09:03 AM »
nice fish!

 



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