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Offline NH Trout Fisherman

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CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« on: Mar 06, 2008, 04:50 PM »
Hey Everyone,

Well I have a heck of a task ahead of me.... I still have to pull my shack off of Winni and the constant rain/ snow probably have not made conditons any better... not to mention it is built on an old pop-tent trailer, so it's probably frozen in pretty bad. ???

Does anyone have recent condtions for the Gilford/Glendale area?  How thick is the ice now? and Whats on top snow/slop?

Your replies are greatly appreciated. I'm pretty busy with work during the week and am trying to get up there during good conditions to attempt to get that sucker outta there???

THANK YOU---NHTF.


 

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2008, 05:37 PM »
Just came off Alton Bay, getting real sloppy. Best first thing in the morning I was able to drive on top but as day progress it got soft and sloppy. 12" deep, still 18-20" ice

Offline SixAndAdozen

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2008, 06:38 PM »
conditions the same off levitt park,need one more cold snapp to make things a little easier,I also have a pop up convertplanning a move off party with the other houses We fish with.Good luck all!

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2008, 06:53 PM »
hey nh trout, have you seen the shack made from highway signs out there? thats the one i fish in.I havent heard from my buddy all week but I'll give him a call in the am for ya to see what its like out there now.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2008, 06:58 PM »
hey nh trout, have you seen the shack made from highway signs out there? thats the one i fish in.I havent heard from my buddy all week but I'll give him a call in the am for ya to see what its like out there now.


Hey Nature Boy,

Yes, I know exactly which shack you mean. I would greatly appreciate the info. Time is running out and it just seems like we keep getting snow or rain.  Tough conditions this year. Any idea about the pressure ridge farther out?      Thanks Again------ NH TF 
 

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2008, 07:04 PM »
we never go farther than where the shack is now. 2weeks ago trucks driving way out though.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2008, 07:27 PM »
I am in the same boat as you only in paugus. I have a feeling it will be a nightmare it doesn't have any skis on it

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 2008, 07:42 PM »
there is 10 inches of packed wet snow on top of the 20inches of ice.

in the morning it is a ROCK

in the afternoon it is SOFT.

Go early in the morning and i bet wheels will roll right on top, wait for a cold night and she will roll off it isn't that bad out there unless it gets really warm like today it got real soft but not slushy.
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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 07, 2008, 04:43 AM »
I'll be up at leavitts pulling mine off this weekend also. Fortunately I moved mine close to shore 2 weeks ago. Don't know if it's going to make it any easier though. I'm hoping there's a good path from the parking area.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 2008, 04:52 AM »
I'll be up at leavitts pulling mine off this weekend also. Fortunately I moved mine close to shore 2 weeks ago. Don't know if it's going to make it any easier though. I'm hoping there's a good path from the parking area.
[/quote the trail off the beach is great.someone plowed last monday.I want to get mine off before they try to get that huge one off on shore,that will tear it up.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2008, 05:17 AM »
I pulled mine up right near his. Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll see you up there. Looks like I'm headed up on Sunday with the weather. Might even stop by Alton on my way out and see what they're up to over there.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2008, 06:16 AM »
Yeah, if you get there early in the morning it should be a lot better going,
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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 08, 2008, 09:32 AM »
 LIVE ON RR TRACKS WITH GROOMED SNOWMACHINE TRAIL, EVEN WITH SLEDS RIDING AROUND, PRETTY SLOPPY.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2008, 12:32 PM »
Just took the house off of Merdith Bay. It was fine. The ramp was open but a pretty good incline. There are some houses out there that are in trouble. Some sank in pretty good.  There's still plenty of ice.

Depending on the weather, next weekend should be fine to extract if you didn't get to it this weekend.  The shore may start to open up a bit so bring some planks with yah.


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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 10, 2008, 06:30 AM »
Pulled mine off Leavitts yesterday, very sloppy out there. Lots of water. Another bad day ice fishing. No fish, blew a tire on the trailer on rt. 125 on my way to drop the bob house off in Kingston. Then proceded to get truck stuck in mud, slush and ice on the road into my cottage. Had to call one of my neighbors with a tractor to pull me out. Got home about 10:45 last night. Left Leavitts around 4:30. I,m beginning to have second thoughts about this bob house thing. I don't think I work this hard at work. It was a nice place to keep my stuff so I didn't have to haul it back and forth, but after all the break ins this year I won't be doing that anymore. Ran into 3 guys yesterday that had their houses broken into. Word is police do have a guy they're checking into. For those of you who were broken into I hope his name leaks out before they arrest him. If not, well maybe you'll get at least some of your stuff back.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 10, 2008, 04:09 PM »
Just left levitt,ice is rock hard some ruts near shore though,but frozen.Moving in the mornig should be real hard by then,hate to do it but with the warm temps coming in,no choice.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 10, 2008, 07:41 PM »
Yes it is a sad day when the house on the lake has to come off, today I yanked mine of Alton Bay. Ice was hard and rutty but it came off pretty slick. Still lots of ice left and plenty of fishing but figured might as well get it off while the getting is good.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 10, 2008, 07:43 PM »
Planning on going up Saturday to start the extraction ??? Most likely it's going to be tough, I haven't been able to get up there for a few weeks now-- and can just imagine what I'm in for :(
 

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 10, 2008, 08:19 PM »
I feel ya, Im in the same boat, though I will probably go up tommrow night to do a moonlight extraction. :tipup:

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 10, 2008, 09:46 PM »
I am heading up in the morning to try and free our shanty haven't been up since the derby. I can only imagine it froze up to the windows. I hope the ice is safe two drive on up in paugus if not I will have to go back up with a sled to get it but i hope to move it closer to shore tomorrow. Then head up with a group of people later to pick it up with the trailer.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 11, 2008, 04:56 AM »
 A good chisel and some pry bars are going to be a must if you haven't been for a while. Some rock salt might help also if you're not in to much of a rush.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 11, 2008, 04:31 PM »
Be careful about the rock salt. F&G fined acouple of guys that bought five bags and dumped them around there house on Meredith bay yesterday.
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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #22 on: Mar 11, 2008, 04:43 PM »
Didn't know it was illegal. Okay, just a chisel and pry bar. :whistle:

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #23 on: Mar 11, 2008, 04:44 PM »
Be careful about the rock salt. F&G fined acouple of guys that bought five bags and dumped them around there house on Meredith bay yesterday.

They can catch the guy dumping rock salt but they can't catch the guy breaking into the houses, great.


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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #24 on: Mar 11, 2008, 05:39 PM »
They can catch the guy dumping rock salt but they can't catch the guy breaking into the houses, great.


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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #25 on: Mar 11, 2008, 06:19 PM »
They can catch the guy dumping rock salt but they can't catch the guy breaking into the houses, great.


Spike

Good point, That's pretty sad  :(
 

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #26 on: Mar 12, 2008, 06:32 AM »
Pulled mine off levitt early yesterday morning,no problem driving out or in,ice was solid.Fished around a little after center hrbor bay was the same,some pretty good ruts near shore,but still frozen solid.meredith looked pretty dicey near the boat ramp.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #27 on: Mar 12, 2008, 10:29 AM »
chisel, pry bars, some scrap 2x8s (to pry against), and a bottle jack.. and lotsa patients! good luck man...

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #28 on: Mar 12, 2008, 11:24 AM »
I find it hard to believe that they would of fined a guy for rock salt when there is thousands of gallons of the stuff running into the lake every day in the winter. They must have left all the plastic bags out on the ice to get fined.

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Re: CURRENT CONDITIONS ON WINNEPESAUKEE?
« Reply #29 on: Mar 12, 2008, 12:05 PM »
I just dug my shack out of a 13" swimming pool in center harbor. Mine was also "as was" from the derby. I travel so not only had to deal with the getting it up but also getting broken into. I had another post and got some good advise and photos a few weeks back from someone, it was good advice. I had to bring down 16' planks to straddle the swimming hole, was not fun seeing that I had to do it alone. If anyone is in center harbor with a quad to help me move in closer to shore, I can offer the use of my planks, johnson bar and floor jack. Still don't want to admit defeat on the season, fish to the end!

 



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