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Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« on: Oct 28, 2007, 07:16 AM »
Gentlemen,
I see some freezing temps in the Saranac 10 day forecast. :tipup: Knowing that the past 2 winters we have had have been off/late winters, have we ever had safe ice(4 inch's) in Saranac in late mid - late Nov ??? For those who live up there of have fished it for years when is it normal to get good ice ???
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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2007, 09:19 AM »
 I am no expert nor do I live up there but have friends and contacts that do,it has happened before,ice in mid to late november but from what I understand it is usually around mid December for widespread,fishable ice.The water temps right now are still warm for this time of year and those forecasted temps sure are encouraging,but we still have a long way to go. :tipup:
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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28, 2007, 11:17 AM »
I have fished the Fulton Chain and Raquette Lake area a bit, its a little farther south but temps are pretty compariable but I have met some guys out that way that have been fishing a lot longer than me, they all said they have been on fishable ice around Thanksgivng a few times.

Earliest I have been out was 1st week in december, Usually I'd expect to be out on safe ice by Christmas or I'd be bumin.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 28, 2007, 06:42 PM »
It varies from late Nov. to late Dec. depending on the year.  I did see my first snow flakes this afternoon  ;D and there was a cold NW wind mixing up the lake so things are starting to shape up :thumbsup:

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 28, 2007, 06:54 PM »
akdg,
i have never fished Colby or Connery and if memory serves you live up near Colby/saranac area. if your looking for a partner i look you up for some early ice for some trout 8)

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 28, 2007, 08:23 PM »
I just checked the forecast - it must have changed.  About 20 degrees tonight in the Dacks, lots of freezing nightime temps.  The wait begins!

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2007, 09:06 PM »
I just checked the forecast - it must have changed.  About 20 degrees tonight in the Dacks, lots of freezing nightime temps.  The wait begins!
I have a good felling about early ice this year..actually I just hoping that we don't have to wait until late Jan ::)
I have 3doz crawfish in the fish tank..need to get a few dozen more...
Now i need to pick some oak leaf grubs in mid Nov in the K ...you up for that :laugh:

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 01, 2007, 08:37 AM »
With the exception of last years weird weather, the fishable ice has been right around December 15th for the last 6 or 7 years.

There was decent ice in late Novemeber in 2005 I believe, but you can't count on that.
Waiting, calculating, for next adventures on the ice.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 02, 2007, 09:07 AM »
With the exception of last years weird weather, the fishable ice has been right around December 15th for the last 6 or 7 years.

Yep, usually mid-December around Long Lake.  However, last year Lake Eaton was open water on New Years Day.  One week later I was driving my 4 wheeler on 8-10 inches on the same lake.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2007, 01:15 PM »
I have Ice!! :'(  Unfortunately it's on our pool.  Temps here in Tupper Lake have been cold at night 20's but the temps during the day are warm.  Looking forward to trying out some new areas this year.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 07, 2007, 06:59 PM »
With temps getting down to the low 20's at night  in the central daks are there any smaller ponds showing signs of freezing up  in saranac lake area??? Any real updates in the north country ???

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 07, 2007, 07:14 PM »
No ice as of yet but if the weather holds it shouldn't be long.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 07, 2007, 08:01 PM »
Forecast update:

AccuWeather.com Forecast: 15-Day Overview
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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 08, 2007, 05:16 AM »
Are those teens I see .:o

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 08, 2007, 10:13 AM »
The surface water temps of many of the ponds in the area are hanging in the low 40s.  There has been skim ice on some of the beaver ponds in the mornings.  Making progress, but it will still be a while.
Waiting, calculating, for next adventures on the ice.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 08, 2007, 04:30 PM »
Promising weather forecast and skim ice on beaver ponds.    :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

I am going to go through all my gear this weekend and get 100% ready.

I have a freezer full of venison anyway, so I am ready for ice.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 08, 2007, 04:35 PM »
Good to here people are starting to go threw there stuff (I went threw mine in september) ;D but I don't know about ice anytime soon, I'm thinking mabey middle of December in the daks, but thats just me.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 08, 2007, 05:33 PM »
I went through my gear in september to (I'm a little anxious this year  :woot:)
Not for anything but has anyone noticed the difference in forecast  temps between accuweather.com vs weather.channel.com. The overnight lows in the dacks seem to be in the low teens :thumbsup: on accuweather verses the low 20's on weatherchannel.com :unsure:
Any opinions on which site is more accurate ???

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 08, 2007, 05:41 PM »
I hope its Accuweather ;D

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 08, 2007, 05:57 PM »

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #20 on: Nov 08, 2007, 10:22 PM »
We are soooooooooooooooooooo over due to have early safe ice and for it to last the whole season.

The earliest I have ever fished here in Central, NY was Dec. 6th. That was in 1999.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #21 on: Nov 09, 2007, 12:33 AM »
There is nothing like talking about ice in November.  Keep up the good work boys   ;D :tipup:
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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #22 on: Nov 09, 2007, 06:00 AM »
It's 11 degrees this morning in blue mountain lake. I get soooooooo!!!  ;D ;D :D :laugh:when i hear temps. like that. :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 09, 2007, 06:33 AM »
then next few days and week or so have some ice cold temps, The next five  temperature lows are(staring on today Friday) are: 18 9  12  28, 31 . The highs for the same days are in the low 40's. As we all know it takes a few hours every day to warm up to those temps..almost mid day then it gets dark at 5 ;D

I've got to believe that these North Country temps will give us some us ICE.  Am I wrong ??? All I'm looking for is 3 inch's of ice. Come on

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 09, 2007, 09:46 AM »
CarogaKid and I made it out on Nov 23 two years ago. That was fun. I think there are still some pics floating around on the iceshanty. I hunted yesterday in the Southern Adirondacks in a dusting of fresh snow and the swamp had skim ice ;)

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 09, 2007, 01:13 PM »
Anybody here fish Meacham Lake in the winter.  I go out with my father in law a few times a summer and catch a few nice pike and a crap load of bass and suckers..  Hows the fishing there in the winter, still good off the beach for the land-locked salmon??


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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #26 on: Nov 09, 2007, 01:46 PM »
Guys, I'm new on here, at least to the new york part of the db.  I am planning on moving up to the malone area in the next few months and definatly need to find some fishing partners.  My wife loves ice fishing, but not quite as much as I do... :)

I found this on youtube and its a classic.  Make sure you have your speakers on and pay attention to the words.  If this doesn't get the blood flowing I don't know what will...

Talk to you later.



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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #27 on: Nov 09, 2007, 08:20 PM »
Anybody here fish Meacham Lake in the winter.  I go out with my father in law a few times a summer and catch a few nice pike and a crap load of bass and suckers..  Hows the fishing there in the winter, still good off the beach for the land-locked salmon??

We fished there late last January during the first real cold spell to hit the North Country that season (after some seriously warm weather in late December, early January). It was about -15 when we were out there and we went off the boat launch and saw tracks where people had gone before. The week before we went had some serious sub-zero temperatures going on and on the drive up from the Hudson Valley we saw portable shanties on many lakes in the central and northern 'dacks. We didn't check ice depth when we went out. The wind was brutal and the snow was about a foot deep so we didn't go too far from the boat launch on Meacham. I remember joking to my partner when he was about to turn the auger on and drill the first hole. "Hey, wouldn't it be weird if the ice was only an inch or two thick?" He fired up the auger and began drilling. He broke through right away. The ice was three inches with about a foot of snow on top!! We spent the rest of the day listening to the ice groan and crack. No fish. I used to live in Malone and would venture on down to Meacham. Splake seemed to be a frequent catch. I get the feeling that lake my freeze up slower than some of the others.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #28 on: Nov 09, 2007, 08:24 PM »
bdub, I lived in Malone for three years! I am definitely going back up to hit the hardwater again. Good deer hunting up there. It's kind of a weird town. It's like a frontier town sort of. I miss it.

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Re: Saranac/Adk First Ice?
« Reply #29 on: Nov 10, 2007, 06:04 AM »
Any one else see the Accuweather.com 15 day forcast for saranac lake, temps in the 20's and at night in the single #'s. :o ;D We might be on some of the smaller lakes by Dec,1st. or earlier. ;D

 



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