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Offline vaughan

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Bantam Ice
« on: Feb 12, 2022, 06:45 AM »
Anyone fishing Bantam this weekend?  Planning on quick trip Sunday and would appreciate any info on ice conditions.
Thanks!

Offline roofman

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2022, 12:58 PM »
Skunked today.Fished off Folly Point.Ice 12" thick soft on the top.Edges are shot.I walked out through water.

Offline mungo544

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2022, 08:12 PM »
I was there Friday. I was drilling through at least 8 inches of good ice in a part of the lake that usually doesn't have the best ice, so most popular areas should be safe. There was a lot of water on top of the ice and I imagine it was sloppier today. There may be some surface refreezing tonight, and you may find yourself breaking through partially refrozen surface ice in some places tomorrow. There might also be a couple of iffy edges. Make sure you have your cleats and that your boots are waterproof.

Offline ctbob

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2022, 04:28 AM »
Great trip, great fish, congrats.

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 2022, 06:27 AM »
Saw a lot of peeps out on Saturday. We checked it as we headed back from Highland   Lake.
If you can't play nice, get off the ice!

Offline ChrisO81

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2022, 03:45 PM »
Zero edges at Bantam today.    A few open spots off point folly and in the north bay.  The boat ramp was wide open water!   Thanks d be thinking with the freeze we should be good to go by Sunday.[/img]


Offline ChrisO81

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2022, 12:27 PM »
Bantam is still a no go.  Oddly enough Iím on Mt Tom now.  Easy on/off.  Unfortunately thereís just no fish here.  Iíd be thinking Bantam is donít for the year unless you are really crafty with extra long planks.

Offline bob fishin

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2022, 01:54 PM »
Bantam is closed for Pike today. We were out on the ice Saturday off Point Folly. Walked on & off . No Plank,  5-6 " ice, some thinner spots.
Slow day, a few perch and a bunch of pickerel . NO pike.  There were a few guys in the south bay , a couple others near us & 2 huts on the far eastern shore .
Be safe .  Might be on the ice this weekend.

Offline robertlbelrose

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2022, 02:26 PM »
I'm a bit on the cautious side now myself and it's a long drive to be worried about where I step. Last year towards the end I went to a spot people were saying was 8 to 10" of safe ice.. well they were half right- with every step I took near a hole I could see the water level raising and lowering, lol . The next day people were going through. Use peoples reports to decide to make the drive or not, but be safe and carry a rope, spikes, and spud bar wherever you go this time of year. :-)

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #9 on: Mar 01, 2022, 07:13 PM »
I'm a bit on the cautious side now myself and it's a long drive to be worried about where I step. Last year towards the end I went to a spot people were saying was 8 to 10" of safe ice.. well they were half right- with every step I took near a hole I could see the water level raising and lowering, lol . The next day people were going through. Use peoples reports to decide to make the drive or not, but be safe and carry a rope, spikes, and spud bar wherever you go this time of year. :-)

I drove by often, save yourself the drive.

Offline Bassassin420

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #10 on: Mar 04, 2022, 06:53 PM »
Hey man when was the last time you drove by? Are we good for tomorrow?

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Re: Bantam Ice
« Reply #11 on: Mar 05, 2022, 06:25 AM »
Hey man when was the last time you drove by? Are we good for tomorrow?

Last night.  Dont know.

 



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