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Offline irl5fan

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2910 on: Feb 26, 2020, 11:50 AM »
Does anyone have any ice report updates as of today?  Anyone on the ice?  How's the shore ice?  I know we're supposed to drop below freezing again tonight through the weekend so I was hoping if the ice was decent right now it would just get better now through Sunday.  We were looking to make a trip from Ohio this weekend.  We were up 2 weeks ago and there was 7".  Any input is appreciated, thanks!

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2911 on: Feb 26, 2020, 03:45 PM »
Rain turning to snow with lots of wind. Going to be slush fest.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2912 on: Feb 26, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Sounds like a heavy, snow is coming, so maybe really hard walking if they get as much as forecasted....

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2913 on: Feb 26, 2020, 06:16 PM »
My mayville weather says blizzard warning. 1-2 feet of snow. We really should have went last weekend.  Lol.  Mark :tipup:

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2914 on: Feb 26, 2020, 06:54 PM »
Wow, more snow than I saw in the forecast!  So what I'm looking for is if anyone knows how thick the ice is right now after the warm-up and rain.  Doesn't look like any re-freeze / thickening will happen with all that snow.  Trying to determine if it is safe and fish-able in areas. 

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2915 on: Feb 26, 2020, 08:39 PM »
I was at mayville solo Sunday, not as many people out as I thought would be. Top was definitely getting soft walking off but there was still good ice underneath. Iíd imagine itís no better today than Sunday evening, was planning a Monday trip back up from Ohio but will monitor the snow totals through Saturday. Iím hoping the blizzard warning is just hype bc id like to get back out again

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2916 on: Feb 26, 2020, 09:02 PM »
I was at mayville solo Sunday, not as many people out as I thought would be. Top was definitely getting soft walking off but there was still good ice underneath. Iíd imagine itís no better today than Sunday evening, was planning a Monday trip back up from Ohio but will monitor the snow totals through Saturday. Iím hoping the blizzard warning is just hype bc id like to get back out again
Doesnt appear to by hype.. schools are getting closed left and right... guess we will see if the weatherman is right or not

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2917 on: Feb 26, 2020, 09:14 PM »
If it doesnít happen for me Monday, thatís alright. I had 3 trips up caught a bunch (only kept 25 in those trips) but had a great time walking on NY water again. Good luck to anyone that does get out this wkend. 🎣

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2918 on: Feb 26, 2020, 10:43 PM »
Does anyone have any ice report updates as of today?  Anyone on the ice?  How's the shore ice?  I know we're supposed to drop below freezing again tonight through the weekend so I was hoping if the ice was decent right now it would just get better now through Sunday.  We were looking to make a trip from Ohio this weekend.  We were up 2 weeks ago and there was 7".  Any input is appreciated, thanks!

Chautauqua is forecasted to get 12-14"of snow but the weather stations in WNY say it could get up to 24" by Saturday morning.   If you need an up to date ice or fish report and this thread doesn't tell you what you want to know call the bait & tackle shop on the lake:

Hogan's Hut
3503 Old Bridge Rd, Stow, NY 14785
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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2919 on: Feb 29, 2020, 07:18 AM »
Any reports on snow totals on the ice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2920 on: Feb 29, 2020, 12:31 PM »


 Photo taken Wednesday at end of meadows rd be carefull

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2921 on: Feb 29, 2020, 04:23 PM »

 Photo taken Wednesday at end of meadows rd be carefull

That is where Dewitville Creek flows into the lake and doesn't look very good.  Large open area like that allows the main ice to shift and open up pressure cracks or open at shore on opposite side. 

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2922 on: Feb 29, 2020, 07:30 PM »
Any fishermen that came off at Mayville or Lakeside Park late in the day, could you give a shore ice and snow report.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2923 on: Feb 29, 2020, 10:29 PM »
Meadows rd had 40 geese swimming around Monday. Personally I would spud anywhere I went. This time of year I`m more concerned with ice strength than thickness. Fell through 5" of white ice. Clearer the better!

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2924 on: Mar 01, 2020, 06:52 AM »
Howís the ice down that way? Trying to sneak in one more trip before itís all over.
Usually fish out of Mayville.
Thank you.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2925 on: Mar 01, 2020, 06:29 PM »
Howís the ice down that way? Trying to sneak in one more trip before itís all over.
Usually fish out of Mayville.
Thank you.

You only have 2 posts so you can not access the Fishing Reports and Conditions page.  There was only one report Sat from Mayville and it said the shore ice was very bad and guys were getting wet in order to get on and off.  There was about a foot of snow with slush underneath that required a Smitty sled or the drag was brutal.  You can call Hogan's Hut Bait Shop for up to date ice info.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2926 on: Mar 01, 2020, 07:06 PM »
Iíve wrapped up my fishing season, unfortunately. Iíd like to thank all of you who posted conditions/success on this thread. Had 3 trips to Chautauqua, always wish there was more. If I measured time gas money spent on bait etc on those trips to what I kept it wouldnít even come close to adding up. But for me itís not about that, I enjoyed walking on your waters again. Canít wait til next season! Good luck to all who can still get out 🎣

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2927 on: Mar 02, 2020, 05:04 PM »
Hate to hear you were harrassed. Report conditions when u can. Need to get rid of a lot of stunted perch. Over 90% of the lake isn`t even fished. Maybe more.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2928 on: Mar 02, 2020, 08:00 PM »
Fished Chatauqua three times this year and quite enjoyed myself. Met some great guys and had fair fishing success.
Shortest season I have had in years. I guess we take what we get. I looked at extended weather and put my gear away. Till next year all you hearty souls, and enjoy what comes between.

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2929 on: Mar 06, 2020, 05:33 PM »
Fished some coontail beds in a nonherbicide treated location in the North Basin 2 weeks ago with Larry The Firefighter. Weíre not limnologists, but here is a picture of a possible amphibod or scud we observed. The weeds weíd pull up were teaming with these macroinvertebrates. Hereís a rhetorical question: What happens to all of these, and other organisms in this habitat, if the weeds are eliminated?



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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2930 on: Mar 06, 2020, 05:37 PM »
Should have read teeming rather than teaming.
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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2931 on: Mar 07, 2020, 11:45 AM »
Saw people out today as I drove over the bridge.  Bemus.   I miss it already

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2932 on: Mar 07, 2020, 02:44 PM »
Howís the ice?

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Re: **Chautauqua Lake BS**
« Reply #2933 on: Mar 07, 2020, 08:26 PM »
I saw a couple guys out as I drove by.. they alperead to be out center lake across from predergast
Absolutely crazy in my opinion

 



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