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Offline waterlike

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What year was your longest ice season?
« on: Mar 10, 2019, 05:41 PM »
Ive only been ice fishing for 3 seasons. But this year's ice has will outlast the other two by a while. what was the longest ice season year youve ever had? i remember some brutal winters in the 80s as a kid growing up in rock springs. too bad i didnt ice fish back then

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2019, 05:49 PM »
Think 1999, was fishing at the end of March. It was my first year back after not ice fishing since I was a kid.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2019, 06:55 PM »
I remember being on the ice first week or so of April cannot remember if it was first or second weekend. But remember ice hanging on until May but just could not get out on the ice and even of you did not sure you would want to be out on it it just would not leave the lake so we could get boats in and not enough shore lines open to fish very effective.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:22 PM »
Cant remeber exactley that far back Late 80s, but eleven mile res in co fished until third week in april, but the last week had to tread water about 6 ft out to get to the ice, but still a foot thick. But its 8600 ft elevation. The thickest I ever saw was saratoga fish contest around the same time. Barely got thru with a hand auger. We drilled one hole each right up to the bend, about the same years.
Convinced us to buy a power auger.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:52 PM »
I know that I posted some pics of my red pickup parked on
seminoe the 2 week of march, and in 2014 I posted that I was
at the bow arm on march 3, tried to get to seminoe to day to just
look but 2 hr shoveling 4 tire chains and a handyman jack we got out
but did not make it to the lake but it look all caped in the nocks
Just making Swiss Ice

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2019, 02:10 AM »
Most years on the last week of march. I've been on ice til April 3. I think it will be later this year.
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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 2019, 03:34 AM »
Memorial day weekend in north park Co.2006?

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2019, 10:03 AM »
2011.  Jackson and Fremont Lakes did not thaw until after Memorial Day, it snowed into late June.  I hope it does not do that again, that was brutal!!!

Offline WyoMinFisher

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2019, 08:50 PM »
This is the longest I have been on the ice in SE Wyoming, growing up in SW Minnesota I remember being on the ice at the end of March.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 2019, 05:51 AM »
fished into late April on Noughton a few times.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 12, 2019, 07:00 AM »
fished into late April on Noughton a few times.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 12, 2019, 09:06 AM »
 Fished St. Marys' lake on 11-3, 2010, then finished on 6-11-2011 at Upper Square Top lake.

This is the June pic-


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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 13, 2019, 09:01 PM »
i traditionally end my ice season early may at turquoise lake in leadville, CO.   ice is always 2 feet thick and hard there till almost june.       also had 2 seasons fishing granby in early may.    and many april sessions fishing williams fork.   i love ice fishing when its 60 degrees out, sunny and ice is 18 inches thick,  @)

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2019, 04:30 PM »
Iíve got to say itís this one! I usually start getting the spring bug in March. Usually, the fremont derby is the last of my ice fishing and I start transitioning to something else. Plus Iíd rather fish on the boat. But this year with all the drifted roads thereís not much to transition to. Gone fishin!!
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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 22, 2019, 09:34 PM »
Don't remember the year but it was around 2012 I believe. Was fishing on good solid hard ice on Jackson Lake on May 12th. I remember very clearly how shocked I was and it was awesome fishing. Edges were the only thing that were questionable but no one broke through.

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Re: What year was your longest ice season?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 27, 2019, 10:39 AM »
Don't remember the year but it was around 2012 I believe. Was fishing on good solid hard ice on Jackson Lake on May 12th. I remember very clearly how shocked I was and it was awesome fishing. Edges were the only thing that were questionable but no one broke through.

That was 2011, the winter from hell that lasted until mid-June!!!

 



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