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Early Ice?

Besquick

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I hope I don't jinx it, but it looks like we may be getting a Christmas gift of an early start to the ice season this year??


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Forecast does not look good at the end of the month, warm and rain.  Those conditions will eat up any ice we get pretty quick. >:(
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That would be very unfortunate. Cross our fingers the forecast will change? The sled has been packed and waiting to go since the end of November, I have that ice fishing itch ;D


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I have the itch too.  I hope the forecast is right for the cold coming but not the rain and warm Temps.  Fingers crossed while doing a cold dance!
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For sure!   I hope we donít get all the snow up to the north Friday.  Thatíll really slow ice production down. 
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The 50-60 mph winds will put more of a damper on ice forming than the snow. Ice doesn't form real well in 2 footers.


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That is true as well!!  That wind will be a killer.   Didnít realize it was going to be that windy. 
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OSP is locked up and Nimmy is 95% locked up and Moggy is from pics I seen locked up so the wind shouldn't be a major problem.


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Nice!  Drove by Nimi today and saw that.  Got my bait all stocked up at Eddieís.   
Next week looks awful starting Thursday, but I think with the cold this weekend, weíll definitely get a few days beginning to middle of next week. 
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Yeah, hopefully we'll at least get a taste Monday and Tuesday, would be nice to have some consistent weather, but then I remember where we live lol! 50 degree temperature swings in the winter are normal....


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Agreed!   Iím shooting for Tuesday-Thursday starting at OSP and Iíll see whatís locked in from there.   
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Well I was wrong. The wind tore Nimmy apart as it is now 90% open. Am going to go up Saturday to check ice conditions, should be a couple areas that should be good.


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What about CLR? Since moggy freezes so easily would it be good on Monday? I work Tuesday so Monday's about the only day I can go


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That really sucks.   Carl, can you check OSP as well?  I would, but am doing stuff with family today and tomorrow.  Thanks!!
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Nimmy  still has lots of open spots. Checked c1, S Main and both have 2 inches near shore but open spots out farther. Campground shore line crap as always but better a couple feet out. Was alone so I didn't go father out. Suprised but cove south of S Main was half open, thought with winds out of the west it should have been good. OSP was all froze. Checked by the boat house and spud went in with one good hit, but my spud can do that thru and inch and a half. Figure Campground and OSP should be good Monday.


 




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