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Title: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Massfishing10 on Dec 05, 2018, 01:06 PM
My friend and I have been scouting for hard ice, but in my area, the ice is either open or thin. Does anyone know of any hard ice anywhere within an hour or two of North Andover? Thanks guys
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: KillerFish on Dec 05, 2018, 01:38 PM
My friend and I have been scouting for hard ice, but in my area, the ice is either open or thin. Does anyone know of any hard ice anywhere within an hour or two of North Andover? Thanks guys

None in MA yet that Ive found
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: SalmonAndStriper Stalker on Dec 05, 2018, 02:55 PM
There is some in central ma. I was standing on ice trapping bait this morning. I will be out in central ma sunday.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: SalmonAndStriper Stalker on Dec 05, 2018, 05:06 PM
Shoot me a PM if you want company. I have an idea on where I am headed but I'm fishing with my 6 year old so I'd doesnt matter where we end up.
I will check the ice tomorrow and make sure if its plenty of safe where I was thinking.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Massfishing10 on Dec 06, 2018, 12:35 PM
Any word on central mass ice?
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Eastciderida on Dec 06, 2018, 07:05 PM
Checked some spots in central ma that I was on that first cold couple of days edges were crap but a couple more days of this cold should be good to go.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Just one more on Dec 06, 2018, 07:34 PM
Saw ice fisher on Plainfield Pond 11/29. Looked a bit sketchy to me
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: SalmonAndStriper Stalker on Dec 06, 2018, 08:15 PM
I just found 4in In central ma. The edges for 2ft are not to thick but I got on at a shallow beach and it was 4in immediately when you got on the white top stuff.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: LowranceStu on Dec 07, 2018, 07:39 AM
I was out jigging up perch In Goshen last night on at least 6"... It is a bit of a hike from North Andover but if you can drive West you can find Ice
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Massfishing10 on Dec 07, 2018, 09:07 AM
Thank you for the info. Ill update you on anything new
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Flatland on Dec 07, 2018, 10:06 AM
I can think of a number of spots that should be fishable by Sunday.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Fish addict on Dec 07, 2018, 11:43 AM
There is some in central ma. I was standing on ice trapping bait this morning. I will be out in central ma sunday.

Can you pm me i have some questions about trapping bait. This is my fourth year now and would like to compare share tips and so fourth
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Massfishing10 on Dec 07, 2018, 12:45 PM
I can think of a number of spots that should be fishable by Sunday.
What were you thinking?
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: wardo888 on Dec 08, 2018, 02:24 PM
Just scouted some water-

Northeast MA my favorite spot had about 1 ...maybe next weekend.

North central ma I found 4 (with a tape).... edges crappy for a couple feet. Ill give it a shot tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: Flatland on Dec 08, 2018, 04:08 PM
Just scouted some water-

Northeast MA my favorite spot had about 1 ...maybe next weekend.

North central ma I found 4 (with a tape).... edges crappy for a couple feet. Ill give it a shot tomorrow.

Thanks for the report. Did you need a plank to get on in north central?
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: wardo888 on Dec 08, 2018, 06:22 PM
Negative. did a big stride to get to the thicker part. Should be less of an issue tomorrow anyways.
Title: Re: Hard water this weekend
Post by: wardo888 on Dec 09, 2018, 02:31 PM
Got out in the Wachusett mountain area today... ice was 3-4, a little thinner than Id like but forecast was cold so I was a little more comfortable. 1 bass, 3 pickerel on tip ups between the two of us. Rather be pike fishing right now but my spot isnt ready yet....good to satisfy the ice itch though !