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Title: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: Captain1978 on Mar 12, 2021, 02:42 PM
I checked the reports and conditions and it is outdated.  anyone know if  access from Fitch road is ok???? Browns Beach camera shows an empty lake and shoreline not looking good? Anyone out on the lake at all today???
Title: Re: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Mar 12, 2021, 02:55 PM
I checked the reports and conditions and it is outdated.  anyone know if  access from Fitch road is ok???? Browns Beach camera shows an empty lake and shoreline not looking good? Anyone out on the lake at all today???

Canít speak for Fitch but I havenít seen anyone fishing Browns in a week. My uneducated case would be the shoreline is iffy and if you give it a try proceed with extreme caution.
Title: Re: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: chessieman on Mar 12, 2021, 03:34 PM
I - as well as - 8 others, were off Fitch yesterday - edges starting to go, but still good enough to walk on - out 300yards you have 3" of white crusty over 8-10" of solid clear ice - another 300 yards south(deeper) the solid ice drops to 6-8" - if you go out and west toward the channel the solid ice drops to <6" - Be Careful over there

The gills have been very picky "hole-to-hole" and color sensitive, best bite is 4PM to dark - if you don't mind the wind, you should be OK for the weekend as long as you don't go wandering too far.
Title: Re: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: Adironzach on Mar 12, 2021, 04:12 PM
Didnít make it up to fitch but took this moments ago just north of snake hill. Didnít see anyone out. Looks shot
(https://i.postimg.cc/K3K0kDKF/942-CC92-A-DAD0-412-C-9607-CD406-C28-D35-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K3K0kDKF)
Title: Re: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: buz23 on Mar 13, 2021, 07:11 PM
Looks like Brown's is shot.  There is a stream that enters to the left of the beach and there's lots of open water.  Mergansers spotted.  The lake hasn't really come up very much and there are several funky looking ice bridges at the north end of Browns, but I'm not sure I would try it.  Nobody out in the last couple of days.
Title: Re: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: phil2 on Mar 14, 2021, 02:42 PM
Its gone all split and shoving. Another yr in the books.
(https://i.postimg.cc/wRk9ZY9W/received-991384231393199.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wRk9ZY9W)
Title: Re: Saratoga lake condition???
Post by: 62&done on Mar 15, 2021, 05:03 PM
Its gone all split and shoving. Another yr in the books.
(https://i.postimg.cc/wRk9ZY9W/received-991384231393199.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wRk9ZY9W)
Rats!