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Offline hotnate24

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Ice Conditions
« on: Mar 07, 2022, 09:48 AM »
Ok I'll ask the question. Who was out this weekend and how was the ice where you were? Obviously each lake is different and spud your way out and I don't care about the exact lake. TIA

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2022, 10:03 AM »
18 inches of good solid ice, in a marina in Arenac County.

Offline bluegillJake

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2022, 11:59 AM »
Saturday had 16+" in Kalkaska County.  Did not go out on Sunday after the rain pooled up the ice.

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2022, 07:39 AM »
8" of questionable ice in livingston county. Wonder if this snow will hurt or help the ice?
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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2022, 08:42 AM »
They were still driving trucks on the ice in Gladwin County yesterday!!!  That was "THEY" were, I sure wouldn't.  Doesn't matter how thick the ice is, what matters is how strong is it.  And, this time of year with the freezing and thawing, the ice has to be starting to get honeycombed.   No thanks, I'll walk, pretty hard to check the ice from inside a pick-up!

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2022, 10:10 AM »
well i'm 100 miles south of Gladwin . we have 3-4" of fresh snow.
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Offline denali

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 2022, 02:28 PM »
Down at the bottom of Michigan, Ive got more bad ice than good. Lots of honey comb and standing water. Headed to the rivers

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #7 on: Mar 12, 2022, 07:58 AM »
went out last night on a 70 acre lake with no streams going in or out. found 8" of ice 2 white and 6" clear.
landed 3- 13" perch and 7- 8" gills. cold weather today and tomorrow should keep OK ice for a few days .
By this time next week this ice season in southern MI will be over.
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Offline SKIFFLAKEJIMMY

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #8 on: Mar 12, 2022, 08:24 AM »
Open water here in Southern Jackson County.
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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 2022, 08:39 AM »
10 degrees and snowing up here. I been hearing of 18 to 20 inches oof ice yet. Not going anywhere for a while

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #10 on: Mar 13, 2022, 10:14 AM »
lots of lakes in livingston have locked back up nice.
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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #11 on: Mar 13, 2022, 03:50 PM »
20 up here
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Offline hotnate24

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2022, 10:43 AM »
I was in Sand Lake Area and had 10"  of really good ice on Friday. Caught a bunch.

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #13 on: Mar 14, 2022, 02:59 PM »
My son old me last night that his power auger was abot 6 inches from the motor on one hole he made Sat on a lake in Kalkaska area. Biggest problem on some of these lakes around here is the shore ice is piled up so high making it hard to get on. HL by the west launch the big hotel there has it all the way up to there deck in front

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #14 on: Mar 17, 2022, 05:35 PM »
The problem in mid-Michigan is the shore as well.  There is plenty of ice, but hard to get onto it because the shore is eroding quick.  Especially in the marinas where the heat beats off of the steel walls.  But, if you really want to get out, there is always the 2x6x12 trick!  If you do decide to be adventurous, please be careful and stay safe!

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Re: Ice Conditions
« Reply #15 on: Mar 18, 2022, 12:35 PM »
Woke up this morning to open water. Ice is gone until next winter.

 



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