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Offline fishslap

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30 days out
« on: Sep 29, 2023, 02:09 PM »
About 30 days to first fishable ice in the lower 48.  Ill probably wait until mid November.

Offline quack

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2023, 08:23 PM »
Southeast Michigan, earliest I've ever been out was November 17th. I always hope for the first week of December but I've got my works sick line on speed dial for when it happens 🤣. Let's hope for a "normal" season this year... last year we only had about 1 week of ice Christmas -new years and then another week of fishable ice 1st week of February down state... it was pathetic and painful

Funniest thing about ice fishing for me is when people who know nothing about ice activities try to warn me about the dangers of the ice...

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2023, 08:16 AM »
September ends at midnight ! Let the countdown begin  :-X :unsure:
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Offline waterlike

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2023, 10:47 AM »
Oct 30th is earliest I've iced fished at about 7000 feet, non mountain area. I've already bought some new stuff and am ready. Last year was mid November.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2023, 08:33 PM »
Oct 30th is earliest I've iced fished at about 7000 feet, non mountain area. I've already bought some new stuff and am ready. Last year was mid November.

Maybe well have to meet up this year north of the border

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #5 on: Sep 30, 2023, 09:23 PM »
Maybe well have to meet up this year north of the border

I'm always up for more fishing.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2023, 06:17 AM »
I remember one time out ice fishing on Thanksgiving weekend.  Most other times usually the week or two before Xmas.
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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #7 on: Oct 01, 2023, 05:25 PM »
I'm always up for more fishing.

You know I'll be there as soon as it's 2.25" thick! ;D
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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #8 on: Oct 02, 2023, 06:12 AM »
Probably more to the tune of 90 days around here, but I'm at the southern tail end of the ice belt.  :'(

I did order a couple little replacement things I need before season this morning though. Other than that, I usually wait till after deer season to get the gear ready.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #9 on: Oct 02, 2023, 10:39 AM »
Hoping for mid-November at the latest

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #10 on: Oct 03, 2023, 11:14 AM »
any ice before mid December in southern WI is a bonus. It happens once in a while but not often

Offline glenwyo

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #11 on: Oct 03, 2023, 10:19 PM »
I looked at some pictures from last year and I was on good ice on November 22 on a big reservoir in Wyoming.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #12 on: Oct 04, 2023, 08:54 AM »
70's this weekend ((face palm))

Offline ryguy80

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #13 on: Oct 05, 2023, 12:56 PM »
First ice was December 10th for me last season in western WI.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #14 on: Oct 06, 2023, 10:48 AM »
Going to barely dip into the 20s tonight at my favorite ice holes. Getting closer.

Completely anecdotal, but in my area it seems the years where the temperature decrease is gradual and we have no early cold spells or snow, ice season comes much earlier. Been very gradual this year.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #15 on: Oct 06, 2023, 11:18 AM »
very gradual up here as well.

Offline JohnnyO19

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #16 on: Oct 07, 2023, 05:51 PM »
Maybe well have to meet up this year north of the border

Sausage fest 2023 up North  ;)

Have ice fished Thanksgiving week quite often, but places in the high country are usually good to go eariler.

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Re: 30 days out
« Reply #17 on: Oct 07, 2023, 08:40 PM »
SausageFest it is! ;D
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