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markweist
Posted: Dec 04, 2022 - 09:09 pm


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Wondering if small lakes are firming up? Minus 10 tonight and colder from Thursday on. If anyone wants to let me know it would appreciated. Thx

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mykola
Posted: Dec 05, 2022 - 02:15 pm


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Nope, mid next week or the weekend of the 17th for first ice. My brookie lakes aren’t even capped. Very late year. Some random shallow lakes had a cap of 1/2” white ice crap. Some of those lakes now open.

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Knuguy
Posted: Dec 06, 2022 - 08:57 am


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Thx

My buddy Al and I could use a bit more tutoring on how to catch specks once they are frozen!

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mykola
Posted: Dec 07, 2022 - 06:14 am


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Dec 06, 2022 - 08:57 am)
Thx

My buddy Al and I could use a bit more tutoring on how to catch specks once they are frozen!

The time is coming.

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Drew
Posted: Dec 07, 2022 - 07:56 pm


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Dec 06, 2022 - 08:57 am)
Thx

My buddy Al and I could use a bit more tutoring on how to catch specks once they are frozen!

I find it’s hard to get them to bite once they’re frozen…jaws are pretty stiff… they do go well in the freezer though, and make excellent table fare once thawed 🙃

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Knuguy
Posted: Dec 08, 2022 - 10:32 am


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Maybe I should try dangling a participle down the hole to see if they bite!!

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Posted: Dec 08, 2022 - 04:17 pm


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QUOTE (Drew @ Dec 07, 2022 - 07:56 pm)
QUOTE (Knuguy @ Dec 06, 2022 - 08:57 am)
Thx

My buddy Al and I could use a bit more tutoring on how  to catch specks once they are frozen! 

I find it’s hard to get them to bite once they’re frozen…jaws are pretty stiff… they do go well in the freezer though, and make excellent table fare once thawed 🙃

Use the force:)

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Mike33
Posted: Dec 12, 2022 - 11:18 am


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Following, would appreciate any updates on ice formation/thickness on small lakes. Hoping to squeeze in a backcountry trout trip before the year ends!

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mykola
Posted: Dec 12, 2022 - 11:27 am


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Some smallest shallowest lakes just capped with 1/4” ice then about 3” snow…. So not the best, I’ll be poking around this weekend I can PM some conditions. All big and medium lakes are ice free and 90% of small lakes are also open water.

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Drew
Posted: Dec 13, 2022 - 05:47 am


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This should help tighten things up 👍🏼

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mykola
Posted: Dec 13, 2022 - 09:18 am


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My car certainly noticed at 5am this morning when I tried to start it. I see even some large lakes capped this morning. Let’s keep the snow away and we may be good for opener on the laker grounds.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2022 - 09:27 pm


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Headed over Calabogie way to check a speck lake. It was 3” mostly but some dicey spots with the spud. The bay was weedy so no luck. You were right mykola, needs more time. Hopefully between Christmas & NYE, things will be better.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022 - 08:03 am


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I'd be extremely happy if I can get onto ice for some ice fishing somewhere up north after Xmas and before the Near year!:-) Perhaps on some small lake...

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mykola
Posted: Dec 15, 2022 - 11:13 am


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Snow forecast in my area over the next four days, has been cut by 2/3 now, thank goodness, and next week is looking like all double digit negatives. Bring it on.

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Knuguy
Posted: Dec 15, 2022 - 03:29 pm


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QUOTE (mykola @ Dec 15, 2022 - 12:13 pm)
Snow forecast in my area over the next four days, has been cut by 2/3 now, thank goodness, and next week is looking like all double digit negatives. Bring it on.

The WN is up to it's usual tricks---over forecasting rain and snow

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