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Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« on: Jan 14, 2019, 09:05 AM »
Walked out on Bowdish yesterday, a tad sketchy with thickness but would be fishable. Waterman looks good on a drive by, but no traffic out there yet. If Temps hold, by the weekend I expect Northern RI to be able to take some Ice Traffic. I'll spud Bowdish tonight and give a quick report tomorrow. 
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2019, 10:08 AM »
I live on ponaganset res, most likely fishable by the weekend as well.  I have never fished bowdish, is it true thereís pike.
My old man fished a tournament there years ago and swears he caught a massive pike rod and reel.  Thought the closest place from w Glocester to catch pike was watermans.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2019, 10:32 AM »
Thanks for the update!

I will be out somewhere both saturday and sunday. Not sure where, but I will definitely be ice fishing.
Just add water.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2019, 10:52 AM »
Good to Hear...Anyone been by Wilson's?
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2019, 11:58 AM »
Pike In Bowdish...Not that I'm aware of, however anything is possible. Someone could have slipped some in with out DEM knowing about it. It's pretty shallow so I'm not sure they would necessarily do well. seems to me Pike lakes need a bit of depth to keep them cool in the heat of the summer. I do know there are some VERY large Picks in there. Not many but there are some large ones.
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2019, 12:40 PM »
Thanks for the info, I kind of suspected large pick.  My dads a summer tournament bass fisherman, so pike really isnít on his radar.  Guess Iíll stick to the regular holes.
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2019, 01:20 PM »
I live on ponaganset res, most likely fishable by the weekend as well.  I have never fished bowdish, is it true thereís pike.
My old man fished a tournament there years ago and swears he caught a massive pike rod and reel.  Thought the closest place from w Glocester to catch pike was watermans.
Hammer4,I too fish/icefish on Ponagansett since my close friend lives on the lake.I think I may have met you before but not sure.If you see a red shanty set up stop by and say hi.I'll be out there saturday if ice permits..Pike may have found their way into Bowdish but I've never seen or caught one there. :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2019, 01:31 PM »
Iíll keep an eye out for the red shanty, Iím usually in a blue shanty lol on the north side of the pond near Gold Mine.  Thanks for the invite , good luck out there

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2019, 02:25 PM »
welcome to ice shanty hammer4

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2019, 08:20 PM »
Welcome hammer 4. This weekend and until further notice all of RI should be good to go soon by next weekend!!!!
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2019, 08:22 PM »
Northern RI should be all set this weekend and next weekend the 26th/27th all of RI should be safe early next week temps dropping to single digits at night!!! Bring on the COLD!!!!

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2019, 06:34 AM »
3-4 inches all around where I spudded. If night temps hold below freezing the rest of the week I suspect early day fishing will be good for ice conditions. Might get sketchy late Saturday if rain and 40's come in.  Just be careful.
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #12 on: Jan 15, 2019, 07:29 AM »
Looking good for Saturday indeed...NO RAIN
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #13 on: Jan 15, 2019, 07:44 AM »
Sunday's warm rain will just smooth things over come monday.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #14 on: Jan 15, 2019, 08:19 AM »
I'd love to make the trip down somewhere on Saturday. I'm definitely going, just don't know where yet (MA or RI).
If fishing was called catching, everyone would do it.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #15 on: Jan 15, 2019, 09:24 AM »
Sunday's warm rain will just smooth things over come monday.

This is True...High for Monday only in the 20's.
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #16 on: Jan 15, 2019, 10:05 AM »
I'm going to give Bowdish a run right down at my place over the weekend. I've fished the spillway up at the west end of the lake twice last season (deepest part) not a flag. I'm fishing the causeway end down from my place on Saturday. Possible into the evening as I know there are some pretty good sized Cats in the lake if you hit them. Plenty of hornpout too. (Never caught them through the ice though). If anyone one is out and see's me on Bowdish stop in. I'll be down near Rte 44 causeway. Just down the hill from Cady's Tavern. Black Jet Sled flying an Ice Shanty flag!
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #17 on: Jan 15, 2019, 11:25 AM »
Thanks for the update.

I checked one of my local spots in RI and to my surprise it had 3" of solid black all the way out to about 50' and the entire place was frozen over. I did not go any farther than that. Should be good for the weekend.
Just add water.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #18 on: Jan 15, 2019, 11:37 AM »
Itís out there !!!! Have to be careful and use your spud. Be safe.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #19 on: Jan 15, 2019, 05:15 PM »
Lincoln woods locked up...2ish inches in the cove I walked out about 30 ft...almost there  :woot:

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #20 on: Jan 15, 2019, 07:36 PM »
Wilsons between ramp and dam is 3in 100 feet out past wind blown ice were black ice starts today at 4:30





How are the edges ?

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #21 on: Jan 16, 2019, 07:36 AM »
Wilsons between ramp and dam is 3in 100 feet out past wind blown ice were black ice starts today at 4:30

Was anyone fishing out there??
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #22 on: Jan 16, 2019, 08:10 AM »
Yesterday at 4 2 guys were heading in from straight out from ramp
How are the edges ?

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #23 on: Jan 16, 2019, 12:55 PM »
Went by Johnsonís this morning, all locked up and saw one lonely guy out set up on woods cove, telephone exchange still looked a little sketchy.  Also went by sandy bottom bait ,  not sure whatís going on there because it was closed, hope not for good. Will try and call tomorrow.  Thanks for all welcomes, have fun and be safe.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #24 on: Jan 16, 2019, 04:49 PM »
Went by Johnsonís this morning, all locked up and saw one lonely guy out set up on woods cove, telephone exchange still looked a little sketchy.  Also went by sandy bottom bait ,  not sure whatís going on there because it was closed, hope not for good. Will try and call tomorrow.  Thanks for all welcomes, have fun and be safe.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #25 on: Jan 16, 2019, 04:59 PM »
Sorry meant to say right on brother  :thumbsup:

Barneyís Pond 3 inches but cracking like a *****...the broad across the street calls the cops all the time so good luck...next week they will tell her to pound sand...tight lines

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #26 on: Jan 16, 2019, 06:26 PM »
Drilled a couple holes in a trout pond in Lincoln.  3-3.5" of solid black ice.  Might throw a couple tilts in after work tomorrow.
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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #27 on: Jan 16, 2019, 07:07 PM »
Drilled a couple holes in a trout pond in Lincoln.  3-3.5" of solid black ice.  Might throw a couple tilts in after work tomorrow.

Not sure what time you work until but ill be there once im out.... if we are talking same pond. Pm me if you want.
Just add water.

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #28 on: Jan 16, 2019, 07:47 PM »
Donít fish lower pond ..hehe
How are the edges ?

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Re: Quick Northern RI Ice report..
« Reply #29 on: Jan 17, 2019, 06:06 AM »
Lower was actually open in the middle.
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