Author Topic: How thick is your ice?  (Read 1979 times)

Offline Skywagon

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How thick is your ice?
« on: Nov 22, 2020, 04:59 PM »
I drilled a hole this afternoon at the end of my dock to test ice depth, it was 5".  The dock, boat house/hangar is in a cove, so it did freeze a day or two before the main lake, but with temperatures forecast to be below freezing from now on, ice fishing is not too far away.  Any sign of ice in your area, if so, how thick is it?

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:02 PM »
Open water here

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:05 PM »

 Still boat fishing here water temps 44-45*
 

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:16 PM »
Still boat fishing here water temps 44-45*
Same here.except for the smallest of mud puddels
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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:18 PM »
With the exception of some high country lakes, were still on open water with the fluctuations in temperatures. Cold front on the way, so maybe by Thanksgiving?
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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:24 PM »
A few trucks on certain lakes here already  :tipup:

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2020, 05:41 PM »
Ice in the freezer, that's it!! ::)
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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2020, 08:01 PM »
Just the melted snow that turned to ice in the truck bed... ;D
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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2020, 08:17 PM »
We had 2.5"-3.5" of clear solid ice all weekend in Northern Minnesota. Sun honeycombed it mid day today and turned it sketch. Few cold nights coming up should help.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2020, 08:27 PM »
I'm being teased with ice that's not nearly safe enough. it did give me the itch to start going thru my stuff so it will be dialed in when it's time to go. hoping for a severe & extended cold snap.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 23, 2020, 10:31 PM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one without ice, I been hurting for some ice fishing.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 24, 2020, 12:15 AM »
10-12" on the little lakes, big ones still aren't locked up or are just getting there.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 24, 2020, 06:39 AM »
30 miles west of Chicago. No ice yet but woke up today to some snow. Hopefully we are moving in the right weather direction.


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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 24, 2020, 07:25 AM »
No ice yet

Offline redneckdan

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 24, 2020, 01:38 PM »
4-5" northern minnesota on my early season spot. Went out sunday and got a little slimmer on a tip up.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 24, 2020, 01:47 PM »
Should have had my hardside out 2 weeks ago but my back is all messed up and Im not even going to be able to shoot some caribou this weekend.  If I had to guess judging by our temps we should have well over 12-15 inches by now.  The temp at the lake right now is -9 and it only warmed up to that yesterday.  Man I hate back problems.
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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 25, 2020, 09:30 AM »
Wow, you just had to do it, didn't you?  Do you know how many guys you made drool by stating that you had 5" of ice off the end of your dock?  I'm sitting in Michigan wishing I have enough ice by Christmas.  But, then again, I'm not usually ice fishing until my birthday, Dec. 21, here.  Last year it didn't happen until early January.  Some of us can only hope!  Or, drive for a day heading north, lol!!!

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 25, 2020, 10:11 AM »
Had people fishing before Halloween and again this week,  no clue how thick haven't had time to get out there myself

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 25, 2020, 11:47 AM »
Over a foot in most places now.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 25, 2020, 12:25 PM »
over 5" in some places around Western MT.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #20 on: Nov 25, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Open water just waiting for those few nights it gets 28 degrees with no wind

Offline glenwyo

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #21 on: Nov 26, 2020, 10:48 PM »
Found up to 10 inches on a lake in the Big Horn mountains a few days ago.

Offline mackdog75

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #22 on: Nov 26, 2020, 10:50 PM »
over 5" in some places around Western MT.
Where?

Offline Agronomist_at_IA

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 27, 2020, 01:12 AM »
No ice yet....open water...getting upset

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 27, 2020, 08:35 PM »
I drilled a hole this afternoon at the end of my dock to test ice depth, it was 5".  The dock, boat house/hangar is in a cove, so it did freeze a day or two before the main lake, but with temperatures forecast to be below freezing from now on, ice fishing is not too far away.  Any sign of ice in your area, if so, how thick is it?

5" and ice fishing is not too far away.  hell there is lots of years all we get is 5" of ice.  i fish on that all day long if it is good ice.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 27, 2020, 09:42 PM »
Sylvan Lake Alberta 6.5" to top of the hole.

I've seen 2 pic's on Facebook here in AB & BC were vehicles have already went through, just not safe yet.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #26 on: Nov 28, 2020, 03:22 AM »
Sad to say for the Denver, and front range the climate change over the last dozen years has amounted to less thickness each year.  My home lake water temp is holding near 44*  :(

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #27 on: Nov 28, 2020, 07:00 AM »
Ain't got none!  High of 55* today in the banana belt............ ::)

                                    


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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #28 on: Nov 28, 2020, 07:11 AM »
Probably a month to go here before hard safe ice in sw Michigan.early January seems to be the norm.lake effect snow screws early ice most years but its been warmer in December too.

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Re: How thick is your ice?
« Reply #29 on: Nov 28, 2020, 01:37 PM »
What end of the lake is that Zip-in-Z

 



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