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Offline Bigassbassman

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Colorado First Ice Predictions
« on: Sep 25, 2018, 11:49 AM »
Colorado ice fishermen:  let's get a Colorado contest going just for fun. Guess the date of the first crazy sob here in Colorado to hit the ice in the 2018-19 season, and post about it here on IceShanty.  Not a sponsored contest, just for fun.  Colorado boys and gals only, please.

My guess:  Saturday, October 27th.
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #1 on: Sep 25, 2018, 11:57 AM »
Sunday October 28th.  ;D
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #2 on: Sep 25, 2018, 12:56 PM »
October 31st.  It canít be the 27th because Iím flying back from China and the 28th is my wifeís birthday.

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #3 on: Sep 25, 2018, 01:00 PM »
October 31st.  It canít be the 27th because Iím flying back from China and the 28th is my wifeís birthday.
OH!  Gotcha.  We'll plan on that, then.   Usual spot?  ;D
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #4 on: Sep 25, 2018, 01:12 PM »
OH!  Gotcha.  We'll plan on that, then.   Usual spot?  ;D

Yea, or the one directly above it.  Iíve had my eye on another spot south of there but Iím not as familiar with the freeze patterns.

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #5 on: Sep 25, 2018, 02:21 PM »
any lake or a named lake like say Antrero?

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #6 on: Sep 25, 2018, 02:35 PM »
any lake or a named lake like say Antrero?
Any lake!  Just the date of first ice fishing report from anywhere here in CO.
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #7 on: Sep 25, 2018, 03:14 PM »
October 22nd. (If the snow doesnít get too deep!) Ski
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #8 on: Sep 25, 2018, 03:28 PM »
Colorado ice fishermen:  let's get a Colorado contest going just for fun. Guess the date of the first crazy sob here in Colorado to hit the ice in the 2018-19 season, and post about it here on IceShanty.  Not a sponsored contest, just for fun.  Colorado boys and gals only, please.

My guess:  Saturday, October 27th.
Nate, do you mean the first guy on the ice or the first guy that comes back alive? Lostbrit, the winner will be one of those little timberline jobs around 12,500' . First fish could be a Tiger trout.. Nate, you mean drilling the first hole or catching the first fish? Or Slayer's version of the 1-3/4" pucker crawl?
November 2.
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #9 on: Sep 25, 2018, 03:40 PM »
Nate, do you mean the first guy on the ice or the first guy that comes back alive? Lostbrit, the winner will be one of those little timberline jobs around 12,500' . First fish could be a Tiger trout.. Nate, you mean drilling the first hole or catching the first fish? Or Slayer's version of the 1-3/4" pucker crawl?
November 2.
I guess the definition of first ice report would mean, walking out on the ice (pucker crawl is fine), drill (or chip) a hole, and wet a line.  No fish required.   ;)
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #10 on: Sep 26, 2018, 11:34 AM »
Gotta land a fish or it don't count. Period.
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #11 on: Sep 26, 2018, 11:51 AM »
Half of my trips I dont catch, but I know I'm on good ice lol.  But yeah I'm guessing October 26th we shall see a post with a fish ;)

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #12 on: Sep 26, 2018, 01:52 PM »
Gotta land a fish or it don't count. Period.
Ok, agreed!  Fish and pics, or it didnít happen
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #13 on: Sep 26, 2018, 03:21 PM »
Ok, agreed!  Fish and pics, or it didnít happen


 Exactly.  I could find a frozen puddle and drill a hole in it and call it "Ice Fishing".
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #14 on: Sep 26, 2018, 03:50 PM »
Nov 1st....

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #15 on: Sep 26, 2018, 10:08 PM »
Iíll take October 30th. Now I just gotta let the boss know I need that day off.

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #16 on: Sep 28, 2018, 11:59 AM »
Gotta land a fish or it don't count. Period.

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Although its been early nov the last few years for me, I think we might get on earlier this year.  I'm with skifisher I think the weekend of Oct 22 it's worth taking a hike...

Sat 10/6   40į/19į   0.08 IN   0 IN    A couple of showers possible   
Sun 10/7   45į/14į   0.03 IN   0 IN    Rain and drizzle possible   
Mon 10/8   37į/19į   0 IN   0 IN    Mostly cloudy   
Tue 10/9   39į/18į   0.05 IN   0 IN    A couple of showers possible   
Wed 10/10   37į/17į   0 IN   0 IN    Overcast   

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #17 on: Sep 30, 2018, 07:40 PM »
It wonít be me risking a polar bear swim but I predict November 3 one of you diehards will pull one through the ice at high altitude.

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #18 on: Sep 30, 2018, 08:12 PM »
SLAYER...
Wanna go? Iím up for it!
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #19 on: Oct 01, 2018, 08:42 AM »
SLAYER...
Wanna go? Iím up for it!

Like I said, Early December is when I usually ice fish. If I'm gonna freeze my butt it's gotta be for large fish or tasty perch.
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #20 on: Oct 04, 2018, 09:22 AM »
Nov 13
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #21 on: Oct 13, 2018, 05:42 PM »
I wholly admit this does not count, no fish came through a hole.  But I do think its getting colder a little earlier than usual and my original prediction for next weekend might just work out.  God bless my Tacoma.... no hiking required today, lets hope tonights storm doesn't mess things up 







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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #22 on: Oct 13, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Nice!  Yeah, itís gonna be early this year.
Flags up, gentlemen!!!

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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #23 on: Oct 13, 2018, 10:38 PM »
SE Wyo gonna be -4F monday.  Colder higher-
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Re: Colorado First Ice Predictions
« Reply #24 on: Oct 20, 2018, 08:16 PM »

My prediction is November 3rd. This is a little mountain lake close to home but couldnt grow the balls to test it yet....

 



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