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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #300 on: Feb 20, 2019, 02:38 PM »
And another 5 - 8" coming this weekend. Hope the bubbleheads are happy.
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #301 on: Feb 27, 2019, 11:05 AM »
It's a mess up there. I had about 24" of snow on my roof before last weekend. We went up last wed night and it took 5.5 hrs from Germantown. Fished in deep snow and about 6-8" of slush under it. We bailed out last friday afternoon to beat the incoming disaster. Ice dept is good at about 26", but you need to either use an extension or dig 10" down to not have to use one.

I'm going to head back up the first weekend in April for Perch.








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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #302 on: Mar 21, 2019, 08:05 AM »
After this weekend Im thinking you should be able to drive out again up here. I drove out last Sunday and almost got stuck in deep snow/slush. We had 26 of ice, the bottom 20 hard clear ice. If warm weather melts off some of the snow / slush 14* temp Monday night should freeze everything on top solid again Im hoping. Still lots of good panfishing ahead.

Btw 52 I shoveled off 41 inches of snow in spots off my garage roof.





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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #303 on: Mar 24, 2019, 07:59 AM »
I had a solid 18" of hard ice up here yesterday.  Need to be careful though, the holes that people opened during the week are starting to creep.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #304 on: Mar 25, 2019, 10:30 AM »
I had a solid 18" of hard ice up here yesterday.  Need to be careful though, the holes that people opened during the week are starting to creep.

Insanity. I hear conditions are getting very good again for lake travel.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #305 on: Mar 25, 2019, 12:50 PM »
I saw a bunch of people out on the lake today, the slush must have hardened now. I had 4* at my house this morning.
Should be no problem getting out now, as long as the shoreline holds up.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #306 on: Mar 26, 2019, 08:36 AM »
Was out on the TFF yesterday and about a week ago. And its about the same. Top frozen ish layer about 12'' (snow, ice, water, slush all condensed and seems its been freezing and thawing and freezing and thawing.) Under That is about 16'' of solid clear ice.

Had the sled out both times. found no slush. everything was rock solid. Shorelines were still snow drifted. I'm sure some shorelines are more sun beaten but its not going anywhere soon. Anyone want to start taking some bets on ice out? Ill toss in a dollar and say its dock time right after Easter.

Btw fishing was decent :) Favorite time of the year for me to fish! Warm, sun burnt, and raising slabs all day.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #307 on: Mar 26, 2019, 12:07 PM »
I'm heading up to my place within the next week or so. BIG perch coming!

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #308 on: Apr 08, 2019, 12:57 PM »
I got into some nice crappies Saturday had 18 of ice, bottom 12 clear solid ice.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #309 on: Apr 12, 2019, 11:34 AM »
Heading back on Tuesday. One last shot for big Perch.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #310 on: Apr 12, 2019, 12:07 PM »
Yesterdays snow was heeeeavy. Hardest the snowblower worked all year. Melting fast though. Had about 6 - 7" here @ 3 Lakes. Lotsa wind with it so it really piled/packed in places.
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #311 on: Apr 16, 2019, 08:02 AM »
The snow has pretty much melted back down to bare ice now. I might give it one more try for Crappie tomorrow after work. Might possibly need a plank to get out off shore, but I do know of a steep shady shore line that holds ice a long time.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #312 on: Apr 22, 2019, 08:31 AM »
I got out one more time last Wed.  Bought a clearance 1 man Eskimo to pull out because the ATV was not going out on that.  Ice was about 12-14" once you dropped 3" through the thin layer, then water. That's scary stuff when you break though, but I drilled about 20 holes on my way out about a mile and the ice depth was about the same everywhere. Got a few flags, but nothing fish-wise. Storms chased me off wed evening, thursday was cold and rainy, so I said I'm done. Great to get out one more time!








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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #313 on: Jun 28, 2019, 12:48 PM »
Well fellas we only have about 170 days until we'll have safe ice for sure. Around Dec 15th. Of course, we could ave safe ice by Thanksgiving, but to play it safe, mid December. Hope all is well in everybody's summer.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #314 on: Aug 23, 2019, 07:28 AM »
Lotsa folks feelin' the change in the weather. When I drove down from 3 Lakes yesterday must have seen a dozen and a half sleds on trailers plus 3 crankdown shacks going "somewhere"...

On the lake Wednesday afternoon water temp dropped almost 3 degrees between 3 and 9 pm. Sure feels good!
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #315 on: Aug 24, 2019, 12:50 AM »
almost time for the big gills here       having a garage sale here today mostly ice fishing stuff new check CL Madison and yeah IS members get better deals

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #316 on: Sep 04, 2019, 11:27 AM »
Lotsa folks feelin' the change in the weather. When I drove down from 3 Lakes yesterday must have seen a dozen and a half sleds on trailers plus 3 crankdown shacks going "somewhere"...

On the lake Wednesday afternoon water temp dropped almost 3 degrees between 3 and 9 pm. Sure feels good!

I haven't been up since the 4th. Been way too busy with the kids, work, settling in-laws into assisted living and moving ourselves into a new house. Nothing like getting stuff for the upcoming season. I bought a new cover for my Eskimo 1 man and am getting itchy now.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #317 on: Sep 04, 2019, 02:19 PM »
Last Wednesday we had 65* water temps @ Three Lakes already. I'll be back out tomorrow, Friday and Sat. on sugar Camp Chain and I know it will be cooler than that. Usually haven't been seeing 65ish till med-Sept. so a good two weeks or better ahead. I know, it can always warm up but I can dream can't I?
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