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> Upcoming Weather, 20mm rain + on Tuesday
Borntofish26
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 08:30 am


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I heared we are expected to get 20-30mm of rain on Tuesday... how is this going to affect the lake? I guess its time to jack up the shack lol.

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Perch_master
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 09:03 am


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I donít know got a feeling it may cut down the ice thickness, but idk, next week will be wet

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Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 10:20 am


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The next few days should be interesting. With that rain we will lose all the snow and might create some drainage problems. The surface water will eventually find a (or make a) drainage hole, so there likely won't be a lot of surface water and what remains should freeze up by Thursday.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 10:27 am


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Hope this doesn't mean the season will be done. Let's all hope weather is wrong.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 11:11 am


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Oh Oh......heading up in 2 weeks.....I hope that the ice fishing season will not be over

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buddy
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 11:29 am


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This weather won't bring the fishing to an end, there is more than enough ice, and rain at this time of year doesn't melt a whole lot of ice. I know that will seem surprising to most but it's all about the thermal capacity contained in the rainwater. Cold water can't melt ice very fast because there isn't much heat that it can transfer to the ice. Where you may see a lot of melt is when one drain hole becomes the drainage point for a lot of surface water. It will see a lot more than the 1" of rain that the rest of the ice will see and it can open up quite large.
Some outfitters may have to stop running temporarily because they are obligated to their paying customers to provide a level of service that satisfies their comfort and safety, but there should be a rebound later this week or next.

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jedi17
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 08:59 pm


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I think a lot of that rain may be freezing rain, as for the ice, we could not get through the ice in our shack today without the extension, so we just drilled holes outside....there is a ton of ice.

Last year when it got wet we had to drill holes all around our shack to drain surface water off the ice, it was like flushing a toilette for a four hour flush....good news was that you did not have to jig your lines with that much water draining.

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jedi17
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 08:59 pm


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and i was out today and manages 12 walleye....bite is light at times

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Icefish05
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 - 09:33 pm


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What size of walleye were you catching

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jedi17
Posted: Feb 19, 2018 - 08:22 pm


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most fish are around 16.5- 17.5" However we have had quite a few over 18.1" and a friend pulled one in yesterday that was over 21"

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Icefish05
Posted: Feb 19, 2018 - 10:27 pm


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Good to hear hope to get there in the next 2-3 weeks and find a couple keepers myself

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