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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9600 on: Feb 14, 2019, 03:34 PM »
News 13 (local) said Bolton Landing reported 6.5" of snow. I do know there was a good amount of sleet/ice so If its anything like my local lake its a crust of ice as you walk breaking through to either glare ice or slush layer by now. Warm today and rain expected tomorrow. Hopefully machines have some trails beat down.

I don't recall any sleet or ice.  It was fairly cold during the storm.  It has been warmer the last 2 days though to knock the snow down
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9601 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:30 PM »
My son lives on top west mountain,  I live below Albany.  During the storm we both got heavy freezing rain/sleet about 8pm while I was plowing, it was 26 degrees.
Its been warmer since at my house but the snow is still crusted from the sleet.  Only the eastern or southern spots melt during day and refreeze after sundown.


I'm only speaking of these areas. 
I'm hoping like heck we get a good rain and warm temperatures tomorrow to knock this crap out , then deep freeze to solidify what's left of the snow

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9602 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:30 PM »
Does anyone have a current ice conditions for Hague ? We are coming up this week and are staying at the Trout House. We would like to fish for lakers and perch. If anyone has some input it would be greatly appreciated, maybe even a second choice up in that area instead of coming down to Bolton. Thank you.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9603 on: Feb 14, 2019, 05:43 PM »
I'm really hoping the lake gets enough rain to get the snow under the crust to almost liquefy then single digits Saturday night I'm thinking walking will be pretty good
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9604 on: Feb 14, 2019, 06:38 PM »
Iím heading up tomorrow ,  Iíll post the conditions in the am.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9605 on: Feb 14, 2019, 08:31 PM »
thanks fullthrottleÖ.almost had a heart attack dragging my light sled two miles out...and I actually like the challenge and adventure of it...making a smiity tomorrow!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9606 on: Feb 14, 2019, 10:04 PM »
Iím headed out tomorrow as well, will certainly post the conditions.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9607 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:24 AM »
I was out yesterday.  6-8" of snow with crust on top, if I didn't have a wheeler I wouldn't have even left the parking lot. 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9608 on: Feb 15, 2019, 08:15 AM »
Does anyone have a current ice conditions for Hague ? We are coming up this week and are staying at the Trout House. We would like to fish for lakers and perch. If anyone has some input it would be greatly appreciated, maybe even a second choice up in that area instead of coming down to Bolton. Thank you.

I'd be cautious going out of Hague especially once you get out near the sunken island.  Closer to shore should be fine.  There were some thin spots out further just off the northwest side of it that likely haven't gotten any better since the snow and the sunken island was dink perch city anyway.  I haven't fished Rogers Rock this year so I don't know about that but I personally wouldn't run a machine in any of that area on the north basin.  It's a few minutes down to Bolton but if you're after perch AND lakers at the same time not only is the ice better but the perch are running bigger so you may end up wanting to do that and you could use an atv or sled there also.  Good luck. 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9609 on: Feb 15, 2019, 08:19 AM »
I was out yesterday.  6-8" of snow with crust on top, if I didn't have a wheeler I wouldn't have even left the parking lot.

Wheeler has chains and is ready to go.  Did you go out of Hearthstone?

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9610 on: Feb 15, 2019, 08:56 AM »
Wheeler has chains and is ready to go.  Did you go out of Hearthstone?


Are you going to break a trail for us walkers out the the deep water?  ;)
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9611 on: Feb 15, 2019, 09:16 AM »


Are you going to break a trail for us walkers out the the deep water?  ;)

Yes but probably not going to Vet's tomorrow.  I don't trust that ice on the deep water there yet with a machine.   

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9612 on: Feb 15, 2019, 10:20 AM »
I did ya a solid ed

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9613 on: Feb 15, 2019, 10:55 AM »
Lots of snow and ice


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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9614 on: Feb 15, 2019, 10:57 AM »
Can anyone tell me how the hill at heartstone is?  Havenít hit that spot this year yet. Any information would be appreciated.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9615 on: Feb 15, 2019, 10:58 AM »
I did ya a solid ed

Thank you Garufi518. Are you fishing Sunday?
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9616 on: Feb 15, 2019, 11:00 AM »
Yes but probably not going to Vet's tomorrow.  I don't trust that ice on the deep water there yet with a machine.

 I still haven't decided where I'm getting on the lake but vets is the shorter walk unless you are running a touge train Sunday  ;)
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9617 on: Feb 15, 2019, 03:52 PM »
Poss sundah

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9618 on: Feb 15, 2019, 04:07 PM »
Lots of snow and ice


Is that a report  ?  My pool has lots of snow and ice also

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9619 on: Feb 15, 2019, 06:33 PM »
Went up north today. About 8 inches of black ice. 2 inches of water and about 6 inches of sloppy snow. Rain didnít knock it down that much just made it nasty. Normally run my atv in 2 wd. I had to run it in 4x4 with the lockers on. The shore line is pretty jacked up.  I had to drive through about 1.5 feet of water before the ice. Ice is kinda sketchy tapering down in thickness towards deep water.  Came across some pressure ridges that I wasnít able to cross. Didnít look too bad in the am but I walked up and drilled less the 4 inches. By the time I packed up it had standing water around it. Also noticed a big wet spot about mid way into the lake. If your walking being an extra pair a legs because itís going to suck. Lol. Oh yeah and good rubber boots !

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9620 on: Feb 15, 2019, 06:34 PM »





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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9621 on: Feb 15, 2019, 06:44 PM »


  Thanks for the report

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9622 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:02 PM »
How far north if you donít mind me asking?? Was thinking of heading up that way tomorrow 
Went up north today. About 8 inches of black ice. 2 inches of water and about 6 inches of sloppy snow. Rain didnít knock it down that much just made it nasty. Normally run my atv in 2 wd. I had to run it in 4x4 with the lockers on. The shore line is pretty jacked up.  I had to drive through about 1.5 feet of water before the ice. Ice is kinda sketchy tapering down in thickness towards deep water.  Came across some pressure ridges that I wasnít able to cross. Didnít look too bad in the am but I walked up and drilled less the 4 inches. By the time I packed up it had standing water around it. Also noticed a big wet spot about mid way into the lake. If your walking being an extra pair a legs because itís going to suck. Lol. Oh yeah and good rubber boots !

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9623 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Hows harris? Any spots sketchy for a wheeler ?
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9624 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:09 PM »
I was at Rogers rock. Snow cover looked the same down the lake.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9625 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:14 PM »
Debating if I should head up that way tomorrow . Deciding now before I go to bed
I was at Rogers rock. Snow cover looked the same down the lake.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9626 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:18 PM »
If you donít plan on walking very far youíll be fine. Itís  the ice is slick as snot under the snow.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9627 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:18 PM »
Fished today off Ft. Ann Beach. 5Ē of snow on the lake. Wasnít too bad walking out this morning. Ice was 6-8Ē thick (measured). Managed to land 6 Lakers (20Ē-27Ē), really had to work for them today! I lost a real nice fish late morning at the hole and had lots of lookers. Drag back was all slush....ugh! But thatís ice fishing. Took a few pics...












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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9628 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:21 PM »
Thanks for the info.
I'm guessing that water hole is the shoreline torn up from machines?
Something to consider about using them a little later so walkers can still access.


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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #9629 on: Feb 15, 2019, 07:31 PM »
Thanks for the info.
I'm guessing that water hole is the shoreline torn up from machines?
Something to consider about using them a little later so walkers can still access.


Yeah, it the only spot you can get on. I broke off all unsafe while getting on the ice

 



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