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Offline IlliniIce

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #30 on: Feb 01, 2020, 06:06 AM »
dr. fly .... there was a post today on lake link with info on lake summerset
looks like its fishable and some guys got busted bigtime for being over limits

Offline jbird68

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #31 on: Feb 03, 2020, 03:32 PM »
Fished the last two days at Morrison-Rockwood State Park. Caught some bluegill and a couple perch. Is was about 7 inches with the top 2 inches being crusty white. Got off the ice around 2:30pm on Sunday and there was lots of puddling going on. Sun and wind were keeping holes open. 
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Offline SmalliesnEyes

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #32 on: Feb 05, 2020, 09:20 AM »
Ice shouldn't get any worse.  It's actually only going to get better over the next week or so, at least in the Chicago metro area.  Nothing but 30 degree days with low 20's overnights through the weekend.  Hoping I can finally get on the ice at my club this weekend.   

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #33 on: Feb 05, 2020, 12:26 PM »
thanks for all the info fellas. My ice fishing may be over, unfortunately due to cancer, but it's great to come to the forum and see if there's a possibility for a trip. If the conditions are good and the wife isn't too scared to let me go that is, lol. Every year I've made the mistake of ending my season too early, thinking that the ice is unsafe or has completely melted away. I'm always shocked how "late" into the year guys are fishing here in central Illinois. I've only tried to fish maybe 2 weeks some years since there was no posts or replies here and the lakes i fish are almost an hour away and it seemed like wasted gas to go check the ice. I maybe selling all my ice gear this spring, if I do check here or the for sale section for a post.
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Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #34 on: Feb 09, 2020, 08:38 PM »
Fished today @ Little Swan from 2:30-4:30.  Had the whole lake to myself!  Caught 40, mostly small, kept roughly half.

4" of ice.
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Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #35 on: Feb 16, 2020, 08:40 PM »
Fished today @ the pond in Fulton county.
Fish were hungry.  Ice was getting sketchy.

4" ice. Top half was junk.
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Offline PoleJerker

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #36 on: Feb 17, 2020, 11:47 AM »
Fished today @ the pond in Fulton county.
Fish were hungry.  Ice was getting sketchy.

4" ice. Top half was junk.
Glad you made it out but everyone be safe

Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #37 on: Feb 17, 2020, 08:53 PM »
Drilled some holes @ Argyle today. 

4"-5" of ice.
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Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #38 on: Feb 20, 2020, 01:27 AM »
Fished Lake Storey last night.  The fish were biting fairly steady.

4" of good ice.  Thin near some edges.
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Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #39 on: Feb 22, 2020, 08:55 AM »
Tried to fish our pond last night...only 2.5".  Fished a neighbor's, instead.

3.5-4".
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Offline crayphish

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #40 on: Feb 22, 2020, 09:21 PM »



got out on mazonia today. 6" of ice in most places. only one but made it count.

Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #41 on: Feb 23, 2020, 04:32 PM »


got out on mazonia today. 6" of ice in most places. only one but made it count.
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Nice catch!
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Offline PoleJerker

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #42 on: Feb 24, 2020, 11:47 AM »
Nice.  One is better than none.
 

Offline PoleJerker

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #43 on: Feb 29, 2020, 10:35 AM »
From weather forecast I think it"ll be soft water time soon.

Offline crayphish

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #44 on: Mar 02, 2020, 05:14 PM »
i live on a 12 acre lake, she is wide open and i plan to get my boat in this sunday.

Offline PoleJerker

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #45 on: Mar 03, 2020, 11:42 AM »
i live on a 12 acre lake, she is wide open and i plan to get my boat in this sunday.

Sounds like you'll have a good day for it on Sunday.

 



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