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Offline ehntr

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Flathead ice conditions
« on: Feb 10, 2019, 09:54 PM »
Going to Polson Thu thru Sat.  I hear ice on Polson Bay is 8 - 10".  How about Big Arm Bay out to Wild Horse Island? Yellow Bay and Blue Bay?

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2019, 09:54 PM »
2nd post in 11 years lol

Offline wingnutty

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2019, 10:17 PM »
8-10".  lol.  its not

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2019, 11:37 PM »
Majority  of the ice thats not East Bay JUST showed up.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2019, 08:22 AM »
East bay may be about the only safe ice on flathead.  Lots of other lakes fairly close though, that all have good ice.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2019, 12:03 AM »
The water in East Bay is 8-10!  ;D

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2019, 02:57 PM »
The water in East Bay is 8-10!  ;D

I don't get what you said here. Do you mean the ice is that thick? Somers bay is iced over and the guys are out on it as well.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2019, 04:15 PM »
Perhaps he meant fishing over shallow water?  I've never fished East Bay, but isn't it the access where you have to walk upwards of a mile to get beyond the mud flat and into deeper water?

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2019, 04:19 PM »
If by deeper you mean 5', yes :) lots of people drill their first holes into mud there.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:25 PM »
I believe he was refering to the original post in which someone mentioned 8-10" of ice...
I haven't been out there yet this year but plan to go saturday.  I really doubt there's 8-10" of ice, as its only been frozen for maybe a week.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:51 PM »
Intend to be on the ice Sat if it's safe to do so.  That 8-10" from the OP was given to me by macman when I asked about ice conditions.  I think he gave me the size of perch he was catching lol

Getting hammered with snow in the Pass right now and it's been in the -20/-30's for a week and a half.  Going to like the warmer air................... .fishing or not.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #11 on: Feb 12, 2019, 10:04 PM »
zimmer always overestimates by 6", lol

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #12 on: Feb 12, 2019, 10:04 PM »
Warm and windy here right now.  I'll also be out saturday as long as its safe ice. I'll be in a red pop-up eskimo.  Stop by if you see me out there.

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #13 on: Feb 12, 2019, 10:08 PM »
zimmer always overestimates by 6", lol




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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #14 on: Mar 08, 2019, 10:35 AM »
Any current ice condition reports for the south half?

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Re: Flathead ice conditions
« Reply #16 on: Mar 08, 2019, 06:10 PM »
Was on Big arm this morning.  6-8" of good clear ice, with a few inches of frozen slush on top of that.  This stayed the same as far out as I cared to walk. 

 



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