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Offline g3

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ice thickness
« on: Dec 03, 2005, 06:07 PM »
does anyone know the website that mointors the ice on state park lakes? thanks

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Re: ice thickness
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2005, 03:47 PM »
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/winter/wintera.aspx
Can't trust what they post, but if they say the ice is safe it is.  It's usually a foot thick by thier standards. You can find this out by checking peoples posts and where they're fishing. Usually people will tell you how thick the ice is.   
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Re: ice thickness
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2005, 04:31 PM »
I agree with 1mofish they themselves (park rangers) rely on the ice fishermen to see if lake is safe.
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Re: ice thickness
« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2005, 05:15 PM »
That's the beauty of this site; fellow fishermen helping each other. It can save you from wasting gas only to find out the ice isn't safe by your standards. Also, you can't always rely on bait and tackle shops. Some are overly optimistic, (as in buy lots of these giant pike shiners!) and some ere on the side of caution. After a few seasons you know how to interpret the bait shop report. Local knowledge, and the reports of fisherman you trust are what you want to hang your hat on.

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Re: ice thickness
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2005, 05:30 PM »
i'll be giving the usual updates on ice conditions for tuscarora,locust,and mauch chunk.

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Re: ice thickness
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2005, 05:41 PM »
thanks for all the help,looking forward to gettin on the ice!!!!

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Re: ice thickness
« Reply #7 on: Dec 06, 2005, 11:08 AM »
There's a link to the state park web site on the Reports section too under the thread ice thicknesses.  I find that for the most part the state parks do a pretty good job with this.  You can at least tell when the ice may not be safe moreso than if it's OK, but they get most of their info from anglers and sometimes first hand observations (depends upon resources, etc.).  But, if you look at several lakes in a region you can get a pretty good idea what's happening and put two and two together.  They try to update each Friday (but sometimes they don't update), so it's not always the latest greatest info.  Again, it's a useful tool, as a guide, to help you make a decision.  Many state agencies don't even post this much info.  Remember too that it only lists state parks, so it's not all lakes. 

Our membership is pretty darned good at being accurate about early and late ice conditions, let's all keep it that way here in the PA section this season. 

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