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Ice Out On Cass

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beef    0
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Figured with all these warm temps we have here in C.L today and tomm, we should start melting(making) ice. Tonight there saying -20 to -25 below, but next week sounds like we could hit upper 30's or maybe find a 40 mark.

So the question is when will ice out be? State the date and time. Maybe we could make the official time that the ice is out when the C.L. club car falls through.

My guess is April 21st, at 11:45 a.m.

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Chuckster    0
Chuckster

I am going to be optimistic and say....April 17th - 2:00 pm.

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genegodawa    0
genegodawa

I'll go with April 24 6pm

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musky_tail05    0
musky_tail05
April 26th, 4:00pm

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Write-Outdoor    0
Write-Outdoor

Closest to the actual time without going over right? Just like the Price is Right?

How about April 21 at 11:44 a.m. Beef? Just kidding....my actual bid is: APRIL 25 at 2:05 p.m.

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10,000 Casts    2
10,000 Casts

My bid is for April 29....

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beef    0
beef

10,000

Have any idea roughly what time that day??

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trollenslow    0
trollenslow

April 23rd High noon.

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cluelessfisherman    5
cluelessfisherman
April 20th - there will be wind and rain, so the ice will be gone by 10am!

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Windy City Walleye Hunter    0
Windy City Walleye Hunter

Put me down for April 27th at 1:23 pm

Windy

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icefishing21    0
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april 23 at 11:12 am

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soldoncass    0
soldoncass

April 28, 2:05 pm the car goes through. Complete ice free on April 30, 4:00 pm crazy.gif

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Andrew Erickson    0
Andrew Erickson
april 27,1:50 pm

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Ripped    0
Ripped

Are there any updates on the ice? It should be melting by now. We have had open water here in Central Iowa for the past 2 weeks.

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beef

We still have a LOT of ice... Shore line is where the ice seems to be getting weak, but out on the lake there is still 30 inches plus... I'm not sure on what to make of the 27-30 inches of snow we got here in Cass Lake... If it melts fast and the sun continues to get higher and higher, I think the melt off from the snow will cause the honeycomb to proceed faster... In return faster Ice out... Just heard on the radio that we have like three more systems coming through Minnesota this week, not sure if it is all snow or rain, but sounds like a very active weather pattern....

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soldoncass    0
soldoncass

I only have 1 thing to say........If this weather keeps up much longer, I'll have to add a month to my prediction crazy.gif

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bassNspear

and fill the auger with gas

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Chris Haley    108
Chris Haley

How about May 2nd at 2:30pm.

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baitwalker    0
baitwalker

I say May 3rd 5:20PM

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soldoncass    0
soldoncass

My guess got SMOKED! So new guess.......the ice will go out after the HORDES of fishers in the area let their temper get the best of them . It will raise the air temp about 20 degrees, and be a contributing factor in the spring thaw and ice-out .........

May 13th, 4:00 p.m.

I just hope it's out by Memorial Day.... I'd hate to cancel my trip mad.gif

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