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GRAND DAD

Any hope !!!

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I don't think people are praying enough to the ice gods for ICE. For the last couple year I have been ice fishing Thanksgiving week end it looks like a glimer of hope with the temps starting to cool down on Tesday or Wensday. So that being said how many days below freezing do you think it takes to get 3 1/2 to 4 inches of ice on the smaller lakes? Am going to be bumed if I can't get out icefishing next weekend.

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no ice next weekend u will get wet blush.gif

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Well I guy can have hope can't he mad.gif heheheeh

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dont know how accurate this info is, but i read once that at 0 degrees for 24 hours will make 1 inch of ice. the 10 day forecast changed from yesterday to today but im thinking/hoping enough ice by dec 1. if anyone has better info on the relativity of making ice please post it.

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