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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #390 on: Dec 03, 2020, 07:25 PM »
St. Germain, Eagle River, Three Lakes: decent 2 inches most places. Some of it good enough to slide out on, chip a hole and not have water puke back up on the ice. Not great but there are some opportunities. Another week we should be at a good 4 - 6 inches!
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #391 on: Dec 12, 2020, 05:57 PM »
Altoona and Wissota - places with 3 inches and some places nearing 5. Recent warm weather made the ice weak but a good cold snap and we're officially in business. Some people out 100 feet from the beach on Altoona(word of mouth) and I plan on going and checking tomorrow.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #392 on: Dec 15, 2020, 11:31 AM »
Ice has been okay. Have a few spots  5+ that I have been hitting. Other spots are not so good.

Last night and today should really help build another 2-4'' in the sketchy spots.

Be safe, I was walking on 4-6 pokes of the spud and all of a sudden 1 poke. An inch of snow makes it difficult right now to indicate thinner ice.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #393 on: Dec 17, 2020, 07:31 AM »
There will be ATVs on the ice around Hayward this weekend. Saw snowmobiles on several lakes. I had 4-6" on the 3 lakes I fished yesterday. Just hope the snow holds off.
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #394 on: Dec 17, 2020, 10:14 PM »
That's great news, thanks for the report.  I'm headed up in less than two weeks and was starting to worry.  Thanks again.

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« Reply #395 on: Dec 03, 2021, 06:28 AM »
Well, might not be any ice fishing at all this year north of 8. End of November looked promising:



Since then there's been really no more ice (was < 2") but 4 - 5" of wet heavy snow on top. Then 3 - 4 days of thawing until the whole thing became a slushy mess. This is yesterday afternoon:



Now for the disaster part. Saturday into Sunday the forecast is 6 - 8" of snow followed by not a single day above freezing for the next 5 days. AND another potential 3" of snow at the end of that.

Might be over before it starts. I have zero hope of being able to peel all that off and start over.
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #396 on: Dec 03, 2021, 06:48 AM »
Not good for sure. Fortunately here in the mitten state we have not seen the big snow...yet. Apparently their future weather models have been wrong...colder than normal temps and less precipitation WAS predicted for the upper midwest/ Great Lakes regions this winter.
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Re: 2021 - 22 ICE SEASON CANCELLED!!!
« Reply #397 on: Dec 03, 2021, 03:00 PM »
Well, might not be any ice fishing at all this year north of 8. End of November looked promising:



Since then there's been really no more ice (was < 2") but 4 - 5" of wet heavy snow on top. Then 3 - 4 days of thawing until the whole thing became a slushy mess. This is yesterday afternoon:



Now for the disaster part. Saturday into Sunday the forecast is 6 - 8" of snow followed by not a single day above freezing for the next 5 days. AND another potential 3" of snow at the end of that.

Might be over before it starts. I have zero hope of being able to peel all that off and start over.

I'm really really starting to be happy over buying a new long track sled over another ATV.

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Re: 2021 - 22 ICE SEASON CANCELLED!!!
« Reply #398 on: Dec 03, 2021, 04:16 PM »
Well, might not be any ice fishing at all this year north of 8. End of November looked promising:



Since then there's been really no more ice (was < 2") but 4 - 5" of wet heavy snow on top. Then 3 - 4 days of thawing until the whole thing became a slushy mess. This is yesterday afternoon:



Now for the disaster part. Saturday into Sunday the forecast is 6 - 8" of snow followed by not a single day above freezing for the next 5 days. AND another potential 3" of snow at the end of that.

Might be over before it starts. I have zero hope of being able to peel all that off and start over.

10 below up here Monday night should help some.
It'll still build ice under that.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #399 on: Dec 07, 2021, 10:28 AM »
Snow, cold snap, then a warm up into the upper 30's and 40's should maybe level things back out.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #400 on: Dec 08, 2021, 04:56 PM »
Letís hope 52.  Iím not able to get up until New Years.  I can only hope things tighten up enough for machines by then.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #401 on: Dec 10, 2021, 05:21 AM »
Oh goody! Another 7" +/- tonight and Wednesday it'll be 51 and rain...  >:(
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #402 on: Dec 10, 2021, 06:38 AM »
Hey Drifter...how bigs that cabin?  :whistle:
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #403 on: Dec 15, 2021, 10:29 AM »
I've been out 3 times already.  ~6" of ice in the areas I frequent.     A little slushy in areas after the weekend storm.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #404 on: Dec 15, 2021, 05:01 PM »
Anyone in or near the Minocqua area?  Besides the 15" snow what are we looking at?   I'll be in Harshaw Saturday just to check on my cottage and will check ice on Alva, but curious?
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #405 on: Dec 15, 2021, 09:28 PM »
Finally, back on the board after a decade long sidetrack. ;D

Used to be a Lanke Linker...but the place is over run by guys looking for hand outs and mentioning any spot gets it pounded....plus its gotten pretty PC over there from when it first started up.

Living in Harrison now, just south of Rhinelander.


Report?
havent been on ice fishing yet, the lakes i like are bigger and/or deeper water lakes.
been checking a dozen or so lakes from Lk Alice up to N.Twin.
they were just about ready to fish, then that heavy snow crushed them.
the warm up the last 3 days looks to have melted all the snow and we get a reset, starting next week.

Yes, there are (were up till this warm) places to fish, but its been pretty uneven and im not one to push out on 2 inches of ice anymore.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #406 on: Dec 19, 2021, 04:32 PM »
Three Lakes has a happy update. When I left after the second significant snow on top of barely 2" of sketchy ice I was ready to call it a season as I HATE slush. However things changed for the better. Warm weather melted most if not all the snow on the lake (at least out in front) and cold weather behind has a nice solid 6".

That warm weather did bring some pretty good wind. High gust here measured 76 mph with sustained @ 35 - 40. Did some damage too. Lots of stuff down.

Any dead branches are now on the ground:





But the highlight was the 120 foot pine that uprooted on the lakeshore:





Pretty impressive stuff.  :o Someone I know is gettin' a new boat lift  ;)2 It was so close to crushing my neighbors boat house half a dozen or so big branches were bowed up against it.
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #407 on: Dec 20, 2021, 10:08 AM »

been checking a dozen or so lakes from Lk Alice up to N.Twin.
they were just about ready to fish, then that heavy snow crushed them.
the warm up the last 3 days looks to have melted all the snow and we get a reset, starting next week.


Lake Alice has been fishable since Thanksgiving weekend.  There was 4" of ice on it that weekend and I've been there twice after that including after the storm.  Was a little slushy after the storm, but still good solid ice under the snow.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #408 on: Dec 22, 2021, 07:04 AM »
Three Lakes has a happy update. When I left after the second significant snow on top of barely 2" of sketchy ice I was ready to call it a season as I HATE slush. However things changed for the better. Warm weather melted most if not all the snow on the lake (at least out in front) and cold weather behind has a nice solid 6".

That warm weather did bring some pretty good wind. High gust here measured 76 mph with sustained @ 35 - 40. Did some damage too. Lots of stuff down.

Any dead branches are now on the ground

But the highlight was the 120 foot pine that uprooted on the lakeshore:

Pretty impressive stuff.  :o Someone I know is gettin' a new boat lift  ;)2 It was so close to crushing my neighbors boat house half a dozen or so big branches were bowed up against it.

I was greeted with a text message from my neighbor thursday morning......then I drove up that afternoon. HWY 45 was closed 2 miles out of Three Lakes because of a "war zone" created by a microburst.
I faired ok, lost a roof vent on the cabin, but alls good with the brand new roof I had installed in October.








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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #409 on: Dec 22, 2021, 08:05 AM »
I had a couple lights tore off and my grill was launched almost into my driveway.  I did have to get out of my SUV to cut some trees so I could get into my driveway..Harshaw/Minocqua area from last Wednesday's 12-15 Storm.  I also decided I better go up Friday to inspect the property.  I honestly was more worried about the power being off and no heat.



actually tore the box off my fireplace


Tore the entire light off the face of the house.


The good news is.....

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Alva Lake in Harshaw, WI (15 minutes to Rhinelander, Tomahawk and Minocqua)

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #410 on: Dec 28, 2021, 09:14 PM »
Came up to Barron county for a few days. Ice is anywhere from 7 to 11 inches. Slow bite this past weekend, did good on perch today. Nothing big but good quantity. If you're close check out lake chetac. Every lake I saw has atvs on it.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #411 on: Dec 29, 2021, 07:48 AM »
Came up to Barron county for a few days. Ice is anywhere from 7 to 11 inches. Slow bite this past weekend, did good on perch today. Nothing big but good quantity. If you're close check out lake chetac. Every lake I saw has atvs on it.

Appreciate that update!  I'm heading up tomorrow or the butt crack of dawn Friday to the Minocqua area and will give a snapshot of ice depth once I get my tip-ups set  ;D :tipup:
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #412 on: Jan 04, 2022, 04:15 PM »
Fished the Cisco Chain and Lake Gogebic last week. Did ok on eyes, mostly really small guys. Perch on Gogebic were not chasing wigglers. We marked a ton of fish on the LiveScope, but only managed a pair of 13"+.


 



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