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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #60 on: Dec 27, 2012, 12:55 PM »
Was their ice on the lake before the snow?

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #61 on: Dec 27, 2012, 01:13 PM »
Well there really wasn't very much ice. Northville end was open down to campsite and the main lake was open on Christmas day.  As of about noon today it looked like just slush most places. It has about stopped snowing and we are due to get some cold temps. Have to hope for the best....hunts2long
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #62 on: Dec 28, 2012, 06:44 AM »
Long term looks good.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #63 on: Dec 28, 2012, 07:04 AM »
some of it had to lock up over night, we have some very cold weather headed this way. Even here in Ct the guys are starting to hit the small ponds. I have been checking and adding to my gear,At my size you do not want to be the first one on the ice.that 2 1/2" stuff does not fly with me. I like to target Walleye and those spots are not ready yet,but will be soon

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #64 on: Dec 28, 2012, 07:55 AM »
It was very windy up this way last night. we need some calm winds.
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #65 on: Dec 28, 2012, 09:21 AM »
Ice blew off this morning probably a good thing broadalbin side looks like it has some ice tomorrow morning its suppose to be 10 here in cranberry creek as long as the wind calms down we should have ice...next weekend we should be fishing.
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #66 on: Dec 28, 2012, 09:16 PM »
 do u know the famous dave from daves bait?  I heard he's going to be a big radio star,

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #67 on: Dec 29, 2012, 06:30 AM »
Its world famous Dave,of Dave's bait, Yes I do ,I was the one who gave him that name.Now if he's going into Radio I need to sign a new contract with him:) I hope he's not singing

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #68 on: Dec 29, 2012, 06:56 AM »
Hes got a good face for radio  :o  I kid, I kid.

Maybe hes gonna sing about some hot deals on all those Marcum units that came in the other day!

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #69 on: Dec 29, 2012, 07:02 AM »
It is true. Dave will be doing a live fishing report show on a local radio station starting next month.....one of the guys popped a couple holes up by SIP yesterday. 30' out 1 and a half inches..he was nuts but lived to make a report....hunts2long
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #70 on: Dec 29, 2012, 07:12 AM »
sounds to me he was a small guy on 1 1/2".You have some very cold weather headed your way. Tell Dave I said hi,and to you as well hunts2long.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #71 on: Dec 29, 2012, 04:37 PM »
It is true. Dave will be doing a live fishing report show on a local radio station starting next month.....one of the guys popped a couple holes up by SIP yesterday. 30' out 1 and a half inches..he was nuts but lived to make a report....hunts2long

What radio station & when? I'll try to catch it.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #72 on: Dec 29, 2012, 05:59 PM »
I think its WIZR 930 am and I believe they also have a web site where you can listen if your out of range

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #73 on: Dec 29, 2012, 06:05 PM »
we are getting 6-8" of powder snow here in southern Ct. It should help to lock things up around here. before all that nice cold weather gets here  Real windy here sunday

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #74 on: Dec 30, 2012, 04:26 PM »
Was up to Sacandaga today around Mayfield.  The main part of the lake was locked up as far as I could see.  Looked like decent dark ice.  Smaller bays were covered with snow. 


I wasn't fishing, and couldn't say how thick the ice was.  Getting close!

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #75 on: Dec 30, 2012, 05:05 PM »
thanks for the post Thor. will probably try and find a safe spot to fish it next weekend.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #76 on: Dec 30, 2012, 09:41 PM »
I think its WIZR 930 am and I believe they also have a web site where you can listen if your out of range

Thanks a lot!

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #77 on: Dec 31, 2012, 06:40 AM »
it was 15 this morning here in Ct. with the temps you guys get up there you should be making some good ice.there's a big time artic blast coming.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #78 on: Jan 02, 2013, 06:48 AM »
i think this weekend should be a go  :tipup:

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #79 on: Jan 02, 2013, 06:58 AM »
Drove up to Sacandaga yesterday to check conditions, ice around bridge looked unsafe, pressure cracks and mixed coloration, lots of open water off boat launch on North Shore Road. Noboby out there, not safe on main lake yet, but with temps in single digits at night, ice should be good in bays soon.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #80 on: Jan 02, 2013, 07:35 AM »
Sac is a big lake it will take more time than the smaller lakes.the last thing you want to hear is that someone went through and died.Its bays should be ready this weekend.The main body of the lake may not be. with the temps you guys are getting up there it will not be long.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #81 on: Jan 02, 2013, 10:41 AM »
yeah i will be sticking around sport island

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #82 on: Jan 02, 2013, 12:48 PM »
I checked the ice off of Farmers Lane on Sinclair point yesterday,there was 2+ inches.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #83 on: Jan 02, 2013, 04:53 PM »
Well now we have the ice HRBR is opening the gates and drawing the lake down to nothing water went down a foot in four days by the time the walleye challenge gets here we wont have any water. Watch out on the lake guys..
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #84 on: Jan 02, 2013, 05:22 PM »
Checked a spot on the south end today and was baffled to find it had only gained about a 1/2" between monday morning and this afternoon to make it a total of a very sketchy 2".   With the temps we have had the past couple days I thought for sure there would be 3-4".  odd year for ice making....

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #85 on: Jan 02, 2013, 07:49 PM »
I heard that World famous Dave starts his ice fishing radio program this weekend on WIZR Johnstown.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #86 on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:07 PM »
Ill waiy a few weeks before i play on that lake shes tricky on a normal year take extra caution people
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #87 on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:28 PM »
Fished there this summer a few times, would like to hit the ice this winter.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #88 on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:54 PM »
Checked a spot on the south end today and was baffled to find it had only gained about a 1/2" between monday morning and this afternoon to make it a total of a very sketchy 2".   With the temps we have had the past couple days I thought for sure there would be 3-4".  odd year for ice making....

'Cause they are draining it. Movement of any kind impedes ice formation, even if it is under the ice.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #89 on: Jan 02, 2013, 09:25 PM »
Lake level is just about normal for this time of year if you look at the avg. over the years. It has dropped some in the last week, but it was up because of the rain a couple weeks ago. It will level off now, but won't be coming up any, unless we get warm weather and rain. Then it won't matter...hunts2long
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