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Ice conditions

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Coming up this weekend with some buddies last minute call.

How's the bite, and how are ice conditions?

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Ice is thick

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I belive the average ice depth is 24-26" with the ice around the breakers nearing 3 feet.

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What I am seenig during daily checks is 22" average in the good spots, some a little thinner and some spots maybe a inch or two more.

As for the ice around the breakers yes one spot may be 3 feet thick because that is stacked chunks of ice pushed under that used to be where the ice is now 0-3 inches thick a few feet away. Ice around "Breakers" or pressure ridges is very unstable and unpredicable, give it lots of room.

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Last weekend we needed an extension to get through the holes in a wheel house. We purposely set up on rough ice although with all the snow cover this year I don't know how important that is. Last year with the limited amount of snow cover early, rough ice was the key.

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    • monstermoose78
      Great stuff guys
    • monstermoose78
      The lakes took a beating and I was not out on Sunday to see the damage. Saturday I saw the first 4 to 5 inches turn soft. Be careful and check the ice conditions 
    • monstermoose78
      6 inch that is a 4.5 inch   
    • Wanderer
      Sometimes you need em that size.      You guys did push me over the edge so I had to go out Sunday afternoon.  Thanks for that.
    • AaronTC05
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