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Wright Ice Reports

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16 minutes ago, Jacob said:

There was 8" on Buffalo last night where I was.

Thanks Jacob! Any luck out there??

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Good crappie action at sunset using plastics on a small Wright county lake last night. If you haven't tried plastics for panfish yet, I highly recommend them. Try powerbait or Clam's Maki line. Ice was 6-7" and very slick. Bring your cleats for safer walking. 

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We pounded the crappies on plastics couple days ago as well. Our first day out this season and it was a fun one.

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On 12/17/2016 at 7:36 AM, blue gill hunter said:

Has anyone heard any reports on Beebe?

 

Does anyone have an update on Beebe? I'm thinking about going out there tomorrow.

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9 hours ago, Brettbb87 said:

Does anyone have an update on Beebe? I'm thinking about going out there tomorrow.

I haven't been out there, but I can see it from 34 and there are people out there.  Most lakes around here are in that 7-9 inch ice range.

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I was out on Beebe on 12/27. Ice was 6-7in thick then. No snow on the ice, so it should thicken up this week. Fished for eyes and didn't catch any.

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Had 8" of ice on Schmidt lake yesterday. Late afternoon produced panfish action for the kids. Nothing over 8" long.  Others had similar reports. 

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I was out on Eagle, Cedar and Ida yesterday. 

 

Eagle - 8"

Cedar - 6-8"

Ida - 8"

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Was out on Buffalo yesterday, 8"-10" of ice but the top was frozen slush. Bite was really really light, had to work for em! 

 

Fished Scmidt and Beebe on sun, 7"-9". Finding fish shallow right now, 8'-12'. Haven't had good luck deep. 

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We should be adding to those ice totals this week! Any vehicle sightings on the lakes yet? I'm guessing this weekend people will start driving out. 

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2 hours ago, RuddyDuck said:

We should be adding to those ice totals this week! Any vehicle sightings on the lakes yet? I'm guessing this weekend people will start driving out. 

Monday on Buffalo there was a minivan and light pickup.  Ice was 9" at the thickest.

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On 1/5/2017 at 8:05 AM, RuddyDuck said:

We should be adding to those ice totals this week! Any vehicle sightings on the lakes yet? I'm guessing this weekend people will start driving out. 

Clear Lake by Watkins had about 10 trucks on it the other day. I don't know about ice thickness, but I didn't see anybody swimming.

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Most smaller lakes are open water now.

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Just in time to make new ice later this week! Screwy weather. Temps look pretty cool again for while or at least back to normal.

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Buffalo was wide open this morning. 

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Got some cool pics of Buffalo. Middle is blown open but lot if ice around edges yet. Small lake by my house is ice free.

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2 hours ago, RuddyDuck said:

Just in time to make new ice later this week! Screwy weather. Temps look pretty cool again for while or at least back to normal.

 

So will this be categorized as 2nd ice rather than 1st ice?   ha.  The wind will determine if we get ice again or not.

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Gen 2 ice!  Boy with this wind, everything in the county should be open by now.

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Looks like a bit of cold and then back into the 50's by end of next week. Never seen anything like this.

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I was looking at several lakes in the area yesterday, Ice is out, time to get the boats out. what normally would be late ice is now cold water spring fishing. Pelican was open all the way to the east side Tuesday morning at 10:30am. maybe chase the panfish out there?

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On 3/8/2017 at 10:05 PM, jigginjim said:

I was looking at several lakes in the area yesterday, Ice is out, time to get the boats out. what normally would be late ice is now cold water spring fishing. Pelican was open all the way to the east side Tuesday morning at 10:30am. maybe chase the panfish out there?

And just like that, the ice is back. 

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:grin: Yeah the lake by me is completely froze over again. Crazy!

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