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Offline PoleJerker

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2020 Ice
« on: Jan 06, 2020, 09:57 AM »
When is it gonna happen?

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2020, 10:39 AM »
Not soon enough for me!
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2020, 10:45 AM »
It already happened here, then it was gone.  Looks to be a good shot of cold in a little over a week.  Fingers crossed.

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2020, 11:46 AM »
Yep towards the end of this week looks like we may get some marginal ice making temps. If not going to have to head north!
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2020, 12:30 PM »
It seems like every third or fourth day the temps go into the 40's for a day or two.  With this temperature pattern, we probably won't have 4" of ice until February :(   I sure hope I'm wrong!!

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2020, 11:10 AM »
It seems like every third or fourth day the temps go into the 40's for a day or two.  With this temperature pattern, we probably won't have 4" of ice until February :(   I sure hope I'm wrong!!
Me too

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2020, 07:45 AM »
the iceman cometh to WC IL  ;D
lows of 5, 1, 2, 11 starting saturday night
think i will be fishing next wednesday :icefish:

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:18 PM »
hope you get out! My health isn't cooperating. Not sure if I'll get out at all this year. let me know if you fish knox, fulton, or peoria counties. maybe i'll sneak out. the wife doesn't want me out, but maybe she'll be fed up with by then, lol.
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2020, 01:35 PM »
Finally some promising temps. coming.  :tipup: :icefish: :tipup:

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2020, 12:03 PM »
Finally some promising temps. coming.  :tipup: :icefish: :tipup:
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #10 on: Jan 18, 2020, 09:04 AM »
Maybe Monday!
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2020, 03:14 PM »

Offline IlliniIce

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #12 on: Jan 19, 2020, 07:29 AM »
definitely makin ice
i am gonna check my small first ice pond tuesday and take the gear just in case

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #13 on: Jan 19, 2020, 12:18 PM »
i have about 1.5" off my dock in northern kankakee county. there is a pond down the road that has open water. am going out before football starts to spud a different shallower pond.

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #14 on: Jan 20, 2020, 05:24 PM »
checked a small pond today in north fulton county and a good solid 4 inches of ice
i'll be fishin there tomorrow  ;D
creepers needed, bout fell on my butt with chore boots on
drove by a bigger lake and it still had open water in the middle

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #15 on: Jan 20, 2020, 05:25 PM »
Fished the home pond in Fulton county this afternoon.  Caught around 20 crappie and a couple yellow perch.

3.5" of ice.  Stayed away from the open water in deepest part.
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #16 on: Jan 21, 2020, 04:10 PM »
How much snow cover you have on the ice. I have a couple ponds around Victoria in Knox county. I'm wondering about ice thickness and ice development with the snow cover.

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #17 on: Jan 21, 2020, 05:24 PM »
fished today south of the knox/fulton border, just a skiff of crusty ice/snow and a little more than 4 inches of good ice
good bite for an hour then it died about 1230, kept a dozen decent crappies and gills

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #18 on: Jan 21, 2020, 08:17 PM »
Fished again this afternoon. Very slow.  Managed to get 7 in over 2 hours.  Fished 15 holes or so.  Marked plenty, but it was hard to get a hit.

4.25" of ice.  First half-inch was grey ice, then good clear ice.

Ventured toward the clear ice (yesterday's open water).  Decided to drill from the edge of the good ice before walking on it.  It was my best decision of the day...1.5"!
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #19 on: Jan 21, 2020, 09:53 PM »
Thanks for the updates guys. I hope the day time temps going up don't hurt much.

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #20 on: Jan 22, 2020, 07:05 AM »
I talked to Shabbona Lake yesterday and they report 4-5" of ice at north end of lake.

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #21 on: Jan 22, 2020, 11:45 AM »
Any reports for Lake Story?

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #22 on: Jan 22, 2020, 03:45 PM »
Herman's Rest A While is reporting 4" in the back channels and 3" up front.

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #23 on: Jan 22, 2020, 04:48 PM »
I talked to Shabbona Lake yesterday and they report 4-5" of ice at north end of lake.
Good to hear, are you talking about by the campground?

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #24 on: Jan 24, 2020, 08:00 AM »
Good to hear, are you talking about by the campground?

Yes. Heading there today.

Offline Arquero3d

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #25 on: Jan 26, 2020, 07:55 PM »
Fished today for the first time since Wednesday.  Still had 3.5-4".
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #26 on: Jan 28, 2020, 09:48 PM »
Fished again tonight on our 3-acre pond.
Slow,  but I did get about 40 perch and crappie in 6 hours.

Ice was 3.5-4".
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #27 on: Jan 29, 2020, 09:33 PM »
Greetings fellow anglers,

Anyone know about Lake Summerset, or Rockford area lakes? A buddy and I are planning a trip but I don't want to make the 2 hour drive unless we know it's pretty darn safe ice.  Thanks and hope you all find safe ice

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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #28 on: Jan 30, 2020, 09:00 PM »
Still 3-4" on our fulton county pond. Hoping for a better bite tomorrow.
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Re: 2020 Ice
« Reply #29 on: Jan 31, 2020, 06:21 AM »
tough bite for us the last couple days, especially in the afternoon, but heard action picked up from 4 to sunset
today might be the last hurrah for me, cant go saturday or sunday and ice gonna start gettin iffy by monday i think

 



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