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Offline the_doctor

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Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« on: Nov 22, 2021, 07:14 PM »
With the short, dark days I am ready for ice season! I think this could be my best year ever. Just have a good feeling. I saw on some of the other boards, people are guessing when their first day ice fishing will be.

So, let's hear it. When will your first day ice fishing in Vermont be this season?

Personally, I'll be happy if I am ringing in the New Year on the ice on 12/31!
What's your prediction?

Offline Boatless in BTV

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2021, 10:49 PM »
I'm definitely ready to hit the ice whenever Mother Nature is ready to cooperate. It's encouraging to see several days with sub-freezing average temperatures coming up in the forecast, but we're definitely not there yet -- especially here in the Champlain Valley. Lake Champlain water temp is still 49.

Last season my first day out was January 9th. Hopefully there's no 60-degree weather on Christmas this year and we can push that into December. But the realist in me says to guess January 3rd.


Offline Raven71

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 2021, 08:15 AM »
Keeping my fingers crossed that we're able to be out there ice fishing on 1/1/22. The past few years, we have been able to enjoy the first day of the New Year out on the ice.

Offline rdhammah

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 2021, 08:53 AM »
I've been ready since March!

Offline mudchuck

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2021, 10:19 AM »
Well, 2 of the last 3 years of early ice, I was on an inland lake xmas eve & xmas day, so maybe it'll happen this season...fingers crossed.

Offline Mike84

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2021, 10:48 AM »
Last year I found good ice on December 16th.  I had to check my date stamped pics to confirm.  I am hopeful for a similar date. 
I'm just here for the ice fishing groupies..

Offline sonny88

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 25, 2021, 06:02 AM »
It's been in the teens the last several mornings here in central Vt. and the small frog ponds are frozen over. We may have an early season?

Offline Dickbakers

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Re: Are You Ready!?! When Will You Be On the Ice?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 2021, 10:48 AM »
 ;D small ponds east and west of Conn. River (grafton + Caledonia)  skimmed over last night.  Forecast is for more ice.
Watching otters bringing perch onto ice and eating them like corn on the cob ::)
Maybe another week?  I still want 4" of clear ice.   
Looking good for December.
Dick

 



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