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Offline dancbass

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Ice Reports
« on: Mar 07, 2019, 07:01 AM »
Has anyone checked the conditions in NW RI, since that last heavy snowfall? Hoping all that weight on the ice has pushed the water up through and refroze. Would rather not have to trudge through 16" of snow.

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2019, 08:01 AM »
nothing yet that I know of     I heading back toward the berks tomorrow

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2019, 04:20 PM »
I talked to someone today who said Wilson’s is covered in snow then some slush before you get down to the ice. I found about 4” of white snow ice on parts of Echo Lake today. Heard there were guys ice fishing the shallow end of Watermans today too.  Be safe.

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2019, 09:21 PM »
I rode snowmobile around Wilsons today . There is fresh snow with areas of slush under it . I made several passes up to boat ramp and out onto lake in multiple directions to open up slush . My tracks should harden up into good walking paths by tomorrow morning. I found someone’s tip up they left behind last week .



How are the edges ?

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 2019, 06:40 AM »
Maybe get another shot at it this week gonna get warm though...messy?

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #5 on: Mar 08, 2019, 07:55 AM »
Did you check the trap RIfish? Anything on it?

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #6 on: Mar 08, 2019, 08:27 AM »
It’s frozen in solid!

How are the edges ?

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #7 on: Mar 08, 2019, 08:42 AM »
how many inches

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #8 on: Mar 08, 2019, 10:33 AM »
You’re a good man mister R.I.FISH.  How’s the edges.

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #9 on: Mar 08, 2019, 10:36 AM »
It was bare ice at edge , then snow after that . And hard like your head .lol
How are the edges ?

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #10 on: Mar 08, 2019, 10:43 AM »
You’re a good man mister R.I.FISH.  How’s the edges.
Absolutely!! Looking out for his fellow ice brothers!

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #11 on: Mar 08, 2019, 04:36 PM »
Went to check my tip ups in prep for tomorrow and realized I'm down a tipup - pretty sure that's mine and I feel like an @$$

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #12 on: Mar 08, 2019, 05:22 PM »
The one that he found has been frozen in for about three weeks. No tip ups left behind where you fished last Sunday. :(

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #13 on: Mar 08, 2019, 05:33 PM »
that actually makes me feel better! I hated the thought of "littering" - thanks for the update!

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 2019, 10:08 AM »
that actually makes me feel better! I hated the thought of "littering" - thanks for the update!

So did you find your missing tip up?  ???
Just add water.

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #15 on: Mar 13, 2019, 08:27 AM »
negative - the plot thickens

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #16 on: Mar 13, 2019, 10:11 AM »
negative - the plot thickens
Lets hope it’s not with your phone.🤔

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #17 on: Mar 14, 2019, 08:55 AM »
hahaha too soon!

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #18 on: Mar 18, 2019, 08:19 AM »
Anyone been bye Wilson's...interested to know what the edges look like.
Keep those holes clean and smooth

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #19 on: Mar 18, 2019, 08:25 AM »
Yeah, was by there yesterday...edges had about 6' of open water and the ice was an ugly grey, unsafe-looking color. Hate to say it, but I think we are done here in RI. Glad I got out there on Thursday.

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #20 on: Mar 18, 2019, 09:21 AM »
I am hoping that the cold temps overnight helped to firm it up. Only supposed to hit 40 this afternoon then right back into the 20's tonight.  Might play hooky tomorrow and check it out.  Have to get the plank out of the basement.
Keep those holes clean and smooth

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #21 on: Mar 18, 2019, 11:00 AM »
Yeah, was by there yesterday...edges had about 6' of open water and the ice was an ugly grey, unsafe-looking color. Hate to say it, but I think we are done here in RI. Glad I got out there on Thursday.
That ⬆️⬆️⬆️

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #22 on: Mar 18, 2019, 11:52 AM »
RBIII,
I am all about extending the season and planking it, when possible...but I don't think this is one of those situations. Don't have a pic to share but trust me, it was very ugly!
Checked Wakefield while in the area and it was wide open.

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #23 on: Mar 18, 2019, 12:21 PM »
Appreciate the heads up...by the tone of your post minus the pictures I am probably gonna pass on trying tomorrow.  Haven't gone through the ice yet and don't need to try.  ;D
Keep those holes clean and smooth

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #24 on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:42 PM »
Fire department was just  off ramp .. it took a 5lb sledge and a ax to break a hole open to train ..

Plus if the dam is open the edge will dry up
How are the edges ?

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #25 on: Mar 19, 2019, 06:11 AM »
Fire department was just  off ramp .. it took a 5lb sledge and a ax to break a hole open to train ..

Plus if the dam is open the edge will dry up
So you're saying there's a chance???

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #26 on: Mar 19, 2019, 07:52 AM »
So I should have taken today off and Headed to Wilson's...
Keep those holes clean and smooth

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Re: Ice Reports
« Reply #27 on: Mar 21, 2019, 12:06 PM »
Time to head West.

 



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