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Merty94
Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 01:24 pm


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Has anyone been out on the south side? I'd be around more to check myself but we are limiting even moderate travel at the moment.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm


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I heard that it skimmed over with ice and got a dump of snow on it creating a dangerous situation . Iím only passing on what I heard but the west side and narrows areas are not frozen. Be careful!

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Posted: Feb 01, 2021 - 08:27 pm


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Heading up on Friday, will be checking out the North end.
Let ya'll know what we find.

If anyone has any info in the meantime, would be appreciated.

Cheers!

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Posted: Feb 01, 2021 - 10:12 pm


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Keep the updates coming. Dwight area would be appreciated.

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PickeralStrangler
Posted: Feb 03, 2021 - 05:34 pm


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Can anyone update the ice conditions on Lake of Bays ? Thanks everyone 🐟🤠🐟🤠

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Posted: Feb 03, 2021 - 08:54 pm


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QUOTE (PickeralStrangler @ Feb 03, 2021 - 05:34 pm)
Can anyone update the ice conditions on Lake of Bays ? Thanks everyone 🐟🤠🐟🤠

It will be snow on top, slush, water, then less ice than lake simcoe which is still really sketchy. One year on lob I drilled a hole and water kept coming up so much I had to grab my stuff and get away. Too much snow weight on top. A week later I was drilling holes and the water in the middle of two ice layers was running back down into the lake. It was brutal drilling and really was a candidate for the gas augers Iíve learned to hate, or the ion would have have handled it.

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PickeralStrangler
Posted: Feb 03, 2021 - 10:54 pm


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Thanks for thinking what it will be like. Sounds like u have experience there. But I was looking to see if anyone has been there recently for some concrete info on the ice conditions right now. Has to be more then Simcoe as there is zero there lol lol. Good luck everyone 🤠

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marcballs
Posted: Feb 04, 2021 - 08:42 am


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I've been going up for the last 3 weekends, the smaller shallow bays have been frozen for 6 weeks, but the main lake skimmed over 2 weekends ago. last weekend there were snowmobile tracks running the bridge in Dorset. also saw a few permanent huts on the south end east of Baysville about 500 ft from the shore. ice ranges from 10" - 2" .
Ive been fishing up there for 5 weeks but staying close to shore in about 20-25 fow. (and still catching lake trout)

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PickeralStrangler
Posted: Feb 04, 2021 - 03:52 pm


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Thanks for the update Marcballs much appreciated

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HUNTFISH17
Posted: Feb 04, 2021 - 06:45 pm


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Very strange ice on lake of bays this year. Lots of slush, 6-10Ē in some bays 3-5Ē on bigger parts as of last weekend. Sleds going everywhere, even spots that had no ice couple weeks ago.

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Fishinbeatsworkin
Posted: Feb 04, 2021 - 08:38 pm


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QUOTE (PickeralStrangler @ Feb 03, 2021 - 10:54 pm)
Thanks for thinking what it will be like. Sounds like u have experience there. But I was looking to see if anyone has been there recently for some concrete info on the ice conditions right now. Has to be more then Simcoe as there is zero there lol lol. Good luck everyone 🤠

Thanks for your sarcasm Iíll keep what I thought was helpful info to myself next time. Also simcoe had 3-6Ē at the time, not great but not zero. Also, if you noticed, my Ďpredictioní of how it would be is based on facts and people I know that live in the area and experience. Notice how the actual reports said the same thing. Maybe I should have simplified it. Lake of bays deeper than simcoe, over 200ft in places. Thin ice with lots of snow on top bad. Thatís why I havenít wasted my time going there yet, because I know it isnít great, what are you expecting? Someone to say the snow all melted then it refroze into a foot of clear ice overnight?

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Sharkbait22
Posted: Feb 14, 2021 - 07:14 am


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Any update on ice thickness, snow cover and slush. Thanks.

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