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Countdown
« on: Nov 09, 2017, 02:52 PM »
For years I started this countdown thread, but....I've been busy the last couple years and haven't fished much. My band was making an album plus I was working a lot.
As a long-time fisherman of the Black Hills, I believe the first safe ice on the smaller lakes will be the weekend of December 1st. Let's countdown to it.  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

22 Days!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #1 on: Nov 09, 2017, 06:32 PM »
I've heard some rumors there is a bit of ice on some of the higher elevation lakes right now.  I wouldn't recommend anyone try them, but I think we should have some real good ice in 22 days. Looking forward to it! My first stop is usually Stockade.

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2017, 08:14 AM »
Mine too, but I might try Horsethief or Lakota or Bismark on that first weekend just to be safe. Then the next weekend Stockade.

The 2018 State Park stickers have been available for a month now. I got mine already so now I don't have to worry about it til May of 2019. Sweet.  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

   21 Days!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #3 on: Nov 10, 2017, 03:23 PM »
Areas of Roy Lake out south of Roy Lake Resort had about 4" of ice on them in the protected areas (was some open water out in the middle of the lake). Warmer temps may open it up next week but the cold is coming! Can't wait.

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #4 on: Nov 10, 2017, 06:06 PM »
Pike back in Lakota? Not sure exactly what the GFP is doing with that lake. Beautiful lake though and gets good ice early!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #5 on: Nov 13, 2017, 08:55 AM »
Pike back in Lakota? Not sure exactly what the GFP is doing with that lake. Beautiful lake though and gets good ice early!
I think they are just realizing how many people actually pursue pike and value it as a delicious and beyond renewable food source. Most of my friends go after them and I'm glad the gf&p is finally coming around. Some of my "walleye only" friends are eating them now that they know how to fillet them.  ;D  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

   18 Days!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2017, 11:21 AM »
17 Days!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #7 on: Nov 14, 2017, 05:55 PM »
My countdown has expired, was on 3-4 inches of good solid ice last Sunday in the NE corner of the state.
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Re: Countdown
« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2017, 10:20 AM »
There is some ice around here too, but not that much so I'll just keep counting down and....

16 Days!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #9 on: Nov 16, 2017, 07:55 AM »
15 Days!

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #10 on: Nov 17, 2017, 10:56 AM »
2 Weeks and counting down!!

Hopefully we can get and keep the temps down from this weekend on out to help make some good ice...

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Thanks Herms. 12 Days!

68 on T-Day. sheesh. I thought we were gonna get on early..... :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: I went to N.U. dam Saturday and no ice.

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #12 on: Today at 07:47 AM »
Man the forecast really stinks. Its gonna be warm all week next week. I think Deerfield continues to freeze, and have heard rumors of people seen walking on it....so....11Days!  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Countdown
« Reply #13 on: Today at 12:01 PM »
Ya it sure seems like we may need to travel north a bit to find decent ice in the next few weeks.  I was up in the cities this past weekend for the Vikings game and saw a few smaller lakes/ponds that were iced over.  I've talked with a few guys that were up on Red lake in MN and there was 5-7 inches up there but that's an 7+ hour drive.

 


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