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I saw ice this weekend!
« on: Nov 14, 2005, 10:09 AM »
I was up in the far NE corner of the state this weekend getting ready for deer season.  There was skim ice on all the little ponds and marshes.  It was only skim but at least it was there.  It almost time!!
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2005, 12:13 PM »
It will be here soon ,the temps this week will really help.  Hopefully we could get a nice layer of the whitestuff for the hunters to track in.  Oh i just cant wait it is so close to winter!
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2005, 01:24 PM »
supposed to snow here on tuesday, next weekend i'll be digging out all my gear. can't wait for first ice.

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2005, 08:02 PM »
I also saw ice but it was near central wiscosnin it was on a marsh type thing also

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2005, 04:07 PM »
The ice is growing on Schnurs lake in Price County. 

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2005, 01:10 PM »
Went through Montello on my way deer hunting Saturday and saw 2 guys ice fishing. 
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2005, 03:14 PM »
Went through Montello on my way deer hunting Saturday and saw 2 guys ice fishing. 
Our deer camp is on a small lake in Florence County.  I could have ice fished on Thursday and Friday of deer season, but I didn't bring any gear.  I had enough trouble getting my deer season stuff up there, along with the mountain of crap that my wife takes to her parent's house for the week.  I was pulling my hair out.  Then I just drank beer until my anxiety abated.  Now I'm back at work in southern WI and there is no ice to be seen.  Back to the hair pulling!
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2005, 03:48 PM »
Auger i am with ya, hear in the souther part of the state, we will have to wait a little while for ice.  Cant wait to head up north this weekend, should be a few shallow bays that have ice for some gills.  No matter what everyone be safe, I am excited to get out too but I don't want to get wet   ;D
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2005, 04:10 PM »
I wonder if Whalen's Grade will have some ice on it.  It should be getting close.  :)

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2005, 04:20 PM »
I wonder if Whalen's Grade will have some ice on it.  It should be getting close.  :)
We were just talking about that here, instead of actually working.  We came to the same conclusion -- it should be real close soon.
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2005, 04:33 PM »
I wonder if Whalen's Grade will have some ice on it.  It should be getting close.  :)
I just checked my other forum and there is a report that there were guys ice fishing the grade on Sat.  I'd be very careful, though.  It sounds like there is ice there in some form or another, but there is also a tremedous amout of BS on that other board.
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 2005, 09:57 PM »
I just got an email from my brother in Chippewa Falls and he said that he and his son hit one of their favorite spots and slayed the gills last saturday on about 3-3.5 inches of ice.  Lucky buggers.  Wonder how bad the heat destroyed the ice?


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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 2005, 10:15 PM »
I just checked my other forum and there is a report that there were guys ice fishing the grade on Sat.  I'd be very careful, though.  It sounds like there is ice there in some form or another, but there is also a tremedous amout of BS on that other board.

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #13 on: Dec 01, 2005, 12:00 PM »
I will be ice fishing tomorrow or Saturday at the latest.  Got the shack in my Explorer already, got the Vex charged, and tackle organized.  All I have to do is grab a few things and off I go.
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #14 on: Dec 01, 2005, 12:06 PM »
I will be ice fishing tomorrow or Saturday at the latest.  Got the shack in my Explorer already, got the Vex charged, and tackle organized.  All I have to do is grab a few things and off I go.
You're killing me.  I've got a Christmas party, a Bon Voyage party, and a wine tasting party this weekend.  After that though, I'm free until Christmas.  Good luck and be safe.  Let us know how you do.
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #15 on: Dec 01, 2005, 01:05 PM »
Hey guys I live in west central WI. near Hudson.  Any safe ice within 1 hour drive?

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #16 on: Dec 01, 2005, 03:42 PM »
just went by the upper red in gresham wi (northcentral) there was one guy fishing bout 50' off shore and a police officer parked at the landing i stopped on the way back and the guy was still there i watched him for bout 20min he was pulling in some decent gills.  I might go and try the ice this weekend if the ice holds up.
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #17 on: Dec 02, 2005, 09:01 AM »
10 Degrees here and nothing over 20 for the next week! ;D I should be able to find some ice tomorrow somewhere

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #18 on: Dec 02, 2005, 10:11 AM »
I was just fishing on the little bay on Sand lake by hwy 8 & 35 in polk cnty.  Also fished another lake close by, but can't tell ya the name.   ;)  It looks like there's plenty of lakes to fish

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #19 on: Dec 03, 2005, 03:08 PM »
I wonder if Whalen's Grade will have some ice on it.  It should be getting close.  :)
Fished crystal Lake today near Lodi, 3 to 3.5 inches ice. (No Luck!)

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #20 on: Dec 03, 2005, 06:36 PM »
camp lake in the south east part of the state has 2-3 good iches of ice.

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #21 on: Dec 05, 2005, 11:52 AM »
camp lake in the south east part of the state has 2-3 good iches of ice.
Where's Camp Lake/
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #22 on: Dec 05, 2005, 03:30 PM »
Fished crystal Lake today near Lodi, 3 to 3.5 inches ice. (No Luck!)

No gills or bass?  I always pound the bass in the summer there.  I'm starting to shake from withdrawal.   :o ;D

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #23 on: Dec 05, 2005, 05:20 PM »
I checked a few small lakes and ponds in southeastern Wisconsin and found 3 inches of good ice on each o them. I'll be going this weekend.
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #24 on: Dec 05, 2005, 08:17 PM »
No gills or bass?  I always pound the bass in the summer there.  I'm starting to shake from withdrawal.   :o ;D
No Bass yet, got a 26 inch northern Sunday. It will get better. Good Luck to you!!

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #25 on: Dec 05, 2005, 09:20 PM »
Where's Camp Lake/
In Kenosha County  South eastern part of state
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #26 on: Dec 06, 2005, 08:48 AM »
Up at cottage in northern Langlade County last weekend. 5-6 inches of good clear ice. Several ATV's on lake. Quite a few flags, mostly small to medium northerns. Should be at least 8 or more inches by this weekend. Let the season begin!

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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #27 on: Dec 06, 2005, 04:14 PM »
my local lake has three shacks on it two over the crack one was pulled out by a ford ranger (crazy)today. i will try it this weekend but there has to be over 5" for that truck to make it. weather looks great for making ice until this weekends warm up
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #28 on: Dec 06, 2005, 08:26 PM »
What part of the state are you in?
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Re: I saw ice this weekend!
« Reply #29 on: Dec 07, 2005, 11:12 AM »
Finally got out yesterday.  Ice was downright scarey Friday and still pretty iffy Sunday.  Yesterday was okay other than the fact it was real slushy.  Could have done without the snow.  Anyways fished about 2 hours no fish.  Hopped around and tried 5 spots.  Last year on this lake I could catch 100-150 small gills in a couple hours time.  Not sure what has happened to the lake.  Did see a lot of guys running for flags (pike and bass) and also noticed the weeds were way down so this may have factored in to things.
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