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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10950 on: Feb 26, 2020, 02:48 PM »
For the NW bay question, 5-6" over the deeper parts of the bay. Lots of pressure cracks and a very sketchy pressure ridge that you had to scoot across if you wanted to reach the deeper water. Going out was always hard ice, but by the end of the day (out sunday and monday) the ice was very soft on the surface and spud was going down 1-1.5" in some of the weaker areas. Definitely spud spud spud out there, especially on the way back in if you go out on the warmer days. i know that the ice had deteriorated enough that it was really sketchy getting off at the private access i use. Bubblers + warm weather toasted my ice at my docking point and the lake graciously wanted me test the "float" feature on my new bibs  :roflmao:

As for the open water, there was a very large and noticeable section just north of crown island and extending almost over to montcalm point off tongue mountain, and over the the islands to the south of it (oahu and possibly over to fourteen mile island). Couldnt tell how far it extended to the south.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10951 on: Feb 26, 2020, 03:26 PM »
I was at Huddle this morning. Got my fishing in but ice was looking slushy and porous, bubbles and cracks looking bigger. I won't be back without a cold snap for sure. Not to scare away just to warn us crazys !

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10952 on: Feb 26, 2020, 04:24 PM »
I was at Huddle this morning. Got my fishing in but ice was looking slushy and porous, bubbles and cracks looking bigger. I won't be back without a cold snap for sure. Not to scare away just to warn us crazys !
thanks for the report...was the access still holding up okay?

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10953 on: Feb 27, 2020, 06:54 AM »
Roger from Brant Lake got into some nice fish this past week on LG.  Check it out :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:


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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10954 on: Feb 27, 2020, 08:42 AM »
For the NW bay question, 5-6" over the deeper parts of the bay. Lots of pressure cracks and a very sketchy pressure ridge that you had to scoot across if you wanted to reach the deeper water. Going out was always hard ice, but by the end of the day (out sunday and monday) the ice was very soft on the surface and spud was going down 1-1.5" in some of the weaker areas. Definitely spud spud spud out there, especially on the way back in if you go out on the warmer days. i know that the ice had deteriorated enough that it was really sketchy getting off at the private access i use. Bubblers + warm weather toasted my ice at my docking point and the lake graciously wanted me test the "float" feature on my new bibs  :roflmao:

As for the open water, there was a very large and noticeable section just north of crown island and extending almost over to montcalm point off tongue mountain, and over the the islands to the south of it (oahu and possibly over to fourteen mile island). Couldnt tell how far it extended to the south.

Good update. 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10955 on: Feb 27, 2020, 10:45 AM »
I was at Huddle this morning. Got my fishing in but ice was looking slushy and porous, bubbles and cracks looking bigger. I won't be back without a cold snap for sure. Not to scare away just to warn us crazys !
Little cold snap this weekend should mend things after the soaking we got last night ..... I hope atleast she’s winding down b4 she ever even started

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10956 on: Feb 27, 2020, 12:30 PM »
thanks for the report...was the access still holding up okay?]
Broke through the first foot of ice by shore right by the beach but access was ok yesterday. The bubblers are eating away and ice is grey, cracks a little bigger. It needs cold to stay good enough.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10957 on: Feb 27, 2020, 04:36 PM »
Thanks bowman

Forecast looks like a roller coaster for the foreseeable future...weather for the next 72 hours should help though

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10958 on: Feb 28, 2020, 12:09 PM »
the wind here at Lake George is howling.... any open water is going to get ripping...

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10959 on: Feb 28, 2020, 03:27 PM »
How’s the ice looking at vets? Thinking of heading out for perch

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10960 on: Feb 28, 2020, 05:21 PM »
Forget vets park.....unless you pack your speedo......punky ice late afternoon

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10961 on: Feb 28, 2020, 07:57 PM »
Forget vets park.....unless you pack your speedo......punky ice late afternoon
Not good that freakin wind was honking yesterday and this am

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10962 on: Feb 28, 2020, 09:09 PM »
MDB still good?
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One man gathers what another man spills."

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10963 on: Feb 29, 2020, 08:13 PM »
MDB still good?
Machines all over when I passed today

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10964 on: Feb 29, 2020, 08:16 PM »
Seems like people are giving up, easy walking and fewer people fishing everywhere even not many postings boards quite, I can’t complain tho not as many people out as I would have thought today

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10965 on: Feb 29, 2020, 08:33 PM »
Seems like people are giving up, easy walking and fewer people fishing everywhere even not many postings boards quite, I can’t complain tho not as many people out as I would have thought today

Not sure they are giving up, More like shifting their interests and preparing for the big schroon tournament and sacandaga tournaments next weekend.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10966 on: Mar 01, 2020, 04:25 AM »
Good with me I’ll be out fishing schroon next weekend would rather but the time In on George while we got it, schroon tourney isn’t about winning for me more about the good time was out on schroon every weekend since mid December I’ll end the season there too brotha good luck next weekend hope to meet a few shanty members out there

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10967 on: Mar 02, 2020, 09:53 AM »
Went out of cotton saturday

Parking was full by 545am

Edges were only 2 inches. It got to about 9inches halfway thru bay then dropped back to 5 to 6 inches over ridge.

On way back in around 2pm, ridge was open. Ice on edges seemed ok but you could see water all along it.

A 6 wheeler decided it was a good idea to drive over 2inch ice at the launch so it was all broken up, guess he didnt see my 2 holes I popped that clearly showed almost no ice where he was driving in. If you go, walk left to avoid any issues.
Saturday was a decent day, buddy got a 9.5lb  laker and I had a really nice laker spit my hook at the hole. We caught some decent fish.

Buddy went back sun, VERY slow fishing, more wheelers were on ice too but the ridge was blown out, he said a wheeler had a real hard time finding a way back over ridge.

This weeks forecast isn't looking too good either

Be careful and spud your way out and in
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10968 on: Mar 02, 2020, 10:19 AM »
Went out of cotton saturday

Parking was full by 545am

Edges were only 2 inches. It got to about 9inches halfway thru bay then dropped back to 5 to 6 inches over ridge.

On way back in around 2pm, ridge was open. Ice on edges seemed ok but you could see water all along it.

A 6 wheeler decided it was a good idea to drive over 2inch ice at the launch so it was all broken up, guess he didnt see my 2 holes I popped that clearly showed almost no ice where he was driving in. If you go, walk left to avoid any issues.
Saturday was a decent day, buddy got a 9.5lb  laker and I had a really nice laker spit my hook at the hole. We caught some decent fish.

Buddy went back sun, VERY slow fishing, more wheelers were on ice too but the ridge was blown out, he said a wheeler had a real hard time finding a way back over ridge.

This weeks forecast isn't looking too good either

Be careful and spud your way out and in
Thank you for a detailed report brotha, I also fished this weekend Saturday and Sunday noisy ice I found 11” where I was tho crossed an area between an island and land on the way out in the am to cut some time out of my walk and with the bright south facing sun and pressure a crack popped up about a 1/4 miles wide mainland to island water flooded it and ice sunk a good 3 feet with standing water on top maybe 15-20 feet wide, took the long way back needless to say. there’s plenty of ice but I think it’ll start to go fast suns getting stronger and higher day by day as we get closer to spring 7” of black ice the white stuff on top will go quick

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10969 on: Mar 02, 2020, 02:08 PM »
11” of ice at MDB today with a few inches of snow ice on top. Will start to go quick with this warm temps, sun and wind. Decent size perch were mainly biting on the tip ups with small ones jigging.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10970 on: Mar 02, 2020, 03:11 PM »
11” of ice at MDB today with a few inches of snow ice on top. Will start to go quick with this warm temps, sun and wind. Decent size perch were mainly biting on the tip ups with small ones jigging.
I was mid lake and we had same ice conditions little less in some spots north the way north basin is only few inches if that lots of shoreline chunked up no snow where I was tho just about glare ice and very easy walking conditions

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10971 on: Mar 04, 2020, 06:04 AM »
only a few more weeks left I think boys....

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10972 on: Mar 04, 2020, 10:11 AM »
only a few more weeks left I think boys....

For those with no boats!  Spot lock and lakers for me as soon as it thaws.  No crowds either!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10973 on: Mar 04, 2020, 10:25 AM »
only a few more weeks left I think boys....

You're obviously an optimistic person  ;D

I saw a post on Facebook with guys stripped down to their underwear to get off the ice at Vets yesterday and yours truly went swimming Sunday on the way off (I highly recommend a float suit!) because the bubblers destroyed the shore ice.

I'm hoping for one last weekend off of MDB at this point.
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10974 on: Mar 04, 2020, 10:30 AM »
I highly doubt you will get a few more days let alone a few weeks... shoreline is going fast and the wind is moving the ice...

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10975 on: Mar 04, 2020, 10:38 AM »
This is where using the USS Trout to access the ice has its advantages :roflmao:




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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10976 on: Mar 04, 2020, 11:05 AM »
For those with no boats!  Spot lock and lakers for me as soon as it thaws.  No crowds either!

Thought boat fish don't count?
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10977 on: Mar 04, 2020, 11:27 AM »
Thought boat fish don't count?

For stripers they don't.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10978 on: Mar 04, 2020, 11:28 AM »
You're obviously an optimistic person  ;D

I saw a post on Facebook with guys stripped down to their underwear to get off the ice at Vets yesterday and yours truly went swimming Sunday on the way off (I highly recommend a float suit!) because the bubblers destroyed the shore ice.

I'm hoping for one last weekend off of MDB at this point.

Glad you are ok.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #10979 on: Mar 04, 2020, 11:33 AM »
For those with no boats!  Spot lock and lakers for me as soon as it thaws.  No crowds either!
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