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Offline adksguy

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Early ice in the adks
« on: Dec 04, 2018, 06:51 AM »
Went up towards long lake this weekend Durant was locked Indian, lewey and a few others personally followed a big 8pt across a lake on 3in up that way

good ice, good buds, and good times that's what it's all about!!

Offline tree-on

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2018, 08:27 AM »
How is the runoff with the warm spell. In Albany county I am seeing a lot of chocolate streams, little worried about clarity when things do lock up.

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2018, 08:51 AM »
Blue line sports shop in Saranac Lake has bait if you do find ice.  The owner said they have pike and perch bait as of last Friday.  I fished 3 days around Thanksgiving, but couldn't find any bait in the area.  A few more cold nights and it should be ready to go around here. 

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2018, 09:24 AM »
Hey all, new member of the forum here! Thanks for the updates on early ice. Anyone know if fourth lake in the Fulton chain has any ice yet? I’m dying to try for some lakers this year.

Offline Jakemanges123

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2018, 08:56 AM »
I heard Fulton chain iced over last week then got dumped on with snow. So I doubt it will be safe anytime soon

Offline pmac3

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2018, 11:51 AM »
How much snow do you think is currently on the ice?
Pete

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #6 on: Dec 05, 2018, 12:05 PM »
after the big storm last week,the snow never accumulated on the ice,think the weight of the snow just kept pushing the ice down and melting it?????anyway,even though we got 16+inches of snow,when I went by the lake the next day,there was no snow on the ice,it was just wet and slushy.however,we just had 3 days of warm weather and some heavy rain,which really got the streams flowing,water from fifth lake washed out the shoreline all the way to cedar creek.it looked like it scimmed over last night,but there aint much there.if you want to be safe,i would not even think about it till next week,if you want to be a bone head,go for it!!!!!im sure there will be plenty of bone head snowmobilers who will try it this weekend.also,the 4th lake launch is not plowed,so there is no getting in there until the town opens it up.

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #7 on: Dec 05, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Thanks for the update. I won’t even be in the area for another 2+ weeks
Pete

Offline DerekF_17

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #8 on: Dec 05, 2018, 04:03 PM »
Appreciate the early reports.  I'm planning on making my way up there the last weekend in December.  Assuming the big boys (Schroon/George) wont be fishable by then, which lakes should I keep an eye out for? At this point of the season, I'm open to targeting whatever I can catch, but if good ice isn't available over lakers, perch/walleye would be next on my list.  Thanks in advance

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #9 on: Dec 05, 2018, 07:37 PM »
Rough edges seem to be an issue even in the early spots!

Offline tree-on

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #10 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:07 AM »
Thanks for the report. Everyone be careful around inflows, looks like streams are up everywhere.

Offline thekayakerman

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #11 on: Dec 06, 2018, 04:30 PM »
Temperatures aren't looking too bad next week!

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2018, 12:56 AM »
Going on a scouting  mission sunday am near Brant. anybody check that out lately?

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #13 on: Dec 07, 2018, 03:46 AM »
 where can live bait "shiners " be purchased near fourth lake?

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2018, 05:33 AM »
trackside garage in old forge carries live bait.at least he did last year,just make sure you call him before you go.he is a repair shop and has to run for parts or cars,so he is not there all the time.128 Watson rd,315-369-0024.

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #15 on: Dec 08, 2018, 04:45 AM »
trackside garage in old forge carries live bait.at least he did last year,just make sure you call him before you go.he is a repair shop and has to run for parts or cars,so he is not there all the time.128 Watson rd,315-369-0024.

Thanks do they have live in summer
also?

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #16 on: Dec 08, 2018, 08:00 AM »
yes he does

Offline JTrottaNY

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #17 on: Dec 09, 2018, 08:47 PM »
Should be able to find it if you look around  ;)




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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #18 on: Dec 10, 2018, 05:07 AM »

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Offline njmar75

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #19 on: Dec 10, 2018, 07:38 PM »
Hi...how much of ice there?

Offline tblaster123

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #20 on: Dec 10, 2018, 07:46 PM »
Look like nice ones from Eaton. I'd imagine probably 5 inches of mixed quality ice. Maybe more...

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #21 on: Dec 11, 2018, 06:33 AM »
Nice fish!!! Well done!

Offline JTrottaNY

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #22 on: Dec 11, 2018, 07:52 AM »
Look like nice ones from Eaton. I'd imagine probably 5 inches of mixed quality ice. Maybe more...
Have never fished Eaton. But it's drf on my list for this season!

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #23 on: Dec 11, 2018, 08:11 AM »
Have never fished Eaton. But it's drf on my list for this season!

It's been rather busy up there with it being mentioned a bit too frequently online.

Offline adk iceman

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #24 on: Dec 11, 2018, 08:37 AM »
Nice fish ! Eaton is yet another victim of online ravishing. Sad. I'd stick where you caught those beauties and keep it a secret 🤐

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #25 on: Dec 11, 2018, 09:12 AM »
Nice fish ! Eaton is yet another victim of online ravishing. Sad. I'd stick where you caught those beauties and keep it a secret 🤐

Share the pic no doubt but no need to suggest where they are from early in the season.

Offline bowski76

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #26 on: Dec 11, 2018, 09:22 AM »
Maybe Eaton is good in early ice...but we went in the middle of the season last year, 4 guys, 7 hours, not a flag or bite.
An esteemed member PM'ed me that he fished the following weekend and had the same results as me, nuttin, not a bite.
So, YMMV!

Offline Frank88

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #27 on: Dec 11, 2018, 11:43 AM »
Best of luck guys

Offline mazdaman

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #28 on: Dec 11, 2018, 05:47 PM »
HAHA!!!  Funny.  ;D >:( ;)  :)

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Re: Early ice in the adks
« Reply #29 on: Dec 13, 2018, 01:12 PM »
Should be able to find it if you look around  ;)



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