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Offline 9huskies

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It's too early to end
« on: Mar 27, 2021, 09:41 AM »
I just stopped by one of the ponds I normally ice fish into mid or late April. The edges are open and there's no good way to get on the ice. The outlet dam is open and more water than usual is flowing out. Hopefully the water levels drop enough in the next couple days to be able to get on the ice for a couple more weeks.

Offline Fish Wayniac

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2021, 07:38 AM »
It was a short season .

Offline woodchip

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2021, 08:36 AM »
My farm pond has gone out earlier than  ever. normal was april 15th

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2021, 09:15 AM »
I'm not putting my gear away for the summer quite yet. The 10 day forecast isn't cold enough to make ice but it isn't warm enough to lose much, either. If water levels drop to a foot lower than yesterday I'll be able to get on the ice again. I have 2 other ponds that usually have safe ice well into April that I haven't checked yet. The road into one of them might be closed due to mud.

Offline MadFisha

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2021, 10:28 AM »
Good luck n stay safe, time for me to bust the fly rod out.....

Offline Fishhead680

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2021, 08:44 PM »
Iím with ya 9huskies... just want one more trip before I put it all away... maybe Tuesday... 🤞

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2021, 06:36 AM »
Be careful or fish head will be with other fishheads permanety

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2021, 06:37 AM »
Be careful or fish head will be with other fishheads permanety

Offline 9huskies

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #8 on: Mar 29, 2021, 07:15 PM »
Tomorrow looks like the last chance. We'll be waking up to temps in the teens that should firm up any slush on top of the ice, then it climbs to 50 starting the next 3 day cycle of melting before another night drops below freezing.

Offline StolenB8

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #9 on: Mar 30, 2021, 06:47 AM »
Itís not over until itís over!! Especially up north! Pack your gear and head to the county!! support local small business and enjoy some of the best fishing and weather of the season!  @)

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #10 on: Mar 30, 2021, 08:46 PM »
Fished this afternoon. Water levels dropped back to normal and I was able to get on the ice without getting my feet wet. Ice was 24 inches thick. It ain't over yet. Caught 6 yellow perch 12-14 inches long.

Offline Fishhead680

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Re: It's too early to end
« Reply #11 on: Mar 30, 2021, 10:33 PM »
Well... I got my last trip in - slammed a couple dozen crappie 10-15Ē and still had 12Ē ice. Getting on is gonna be tough after the next couple days but Iím good. I can put away the traps now and end it on a high note. Be safe all - the fat lady has sung for me. Iím out!

 



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