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JBMasterAngler

As of Monday, Peltier, Clear, and Forest lakes were locked up. Surprisingly, they were still locked up yesterday. Today, Clear and Forest were wide open :mad:

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JBMasterAngler

Saw something interesting on forest lake this morning...lake was completely locked up, yet someone had launched their boat and was trudging through the ice! That’s dedication! Anyone have any ice updates to report?

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fisherjmb

 There is probably not going to be much ice to speak of  if the forecast holds true. They are talking 50s on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Any ice we did have will most likely be gone, unfortunately.

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birdguy

There's hope, NOAA is predicting colder than normal temps for the Dec, Jan, Feb. three month forecast and slightly more snow than average. La Nina's affects are predicted to start kicking in soon and it usually means cooler than normal temps for the Midwest. We can only hope?

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JBMasterAngler

As long as cold the comes before the snow. Looks like I’ll finally be on the ice next weekend :)

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birdguy

I'm hoping to catch some pickling and smoking northerns this coming weekend. Not sure where I'll go yet, somewhere local.

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bowhuntingboy1

Everything looked capped today. Hoping for 4 inches Sunday if the wind holds off.:confused:

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birdguy

My go-to lake for pike was wide open yesterday, Mondays rain took care of what ice there was and the wind that followed kept it open. It may have locked up again last night but I'll hold off one more week before I venture out. With the snow forecast on Friday afternoon and the thin layer of new ice we have it might be a good idea to be a little cautious for now.

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gimruis

I drove through the northeast metro and the Chisago lakes area yesterday and virtually every lake was mostly still WIDE open.

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bowhuntingboy1

Yeah, I was just saying best case scenario, if the forcast is right, dec. 15 for sure

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brrrr

drove through north metro today, small lakes and big pods were all capped over that were open on Tuesday.  the fresh ice looked clear and thin.  wouldn't recommend venturing out there for several days. 

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bowhuntingboy1

Dec 15th for sure if the weathermen are right. 

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JBMasterAngler

Drove past forest lake this morning, and there were still a couple small spots of open water. Stopped at the access, and ice was about an inch thick.

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birdguy

Pheasant hunting this weekend........fish aren't going anywhere.

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JBMasterAngler

Still a couple open spots on forest, yet 3 shacks were out infront of access #2. Drove by the chisago chain. Lots of open water on comfort lake yet. Green looked locked up, couple people out there. Chisago had a couple open spots, while south lindstrom had lots of open water yet. Lots of people were fishing the channel.

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eyes55117

4+” on 1st lake on forest last night12/10/17. 7 houses out.

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eyes55117

Just out on 1st Lake after work 5” solid clear ice out to 17’ of water 

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eyes55117

No idea on ice thickness but 7-8 houses out on clear lake on the way home tonight.

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JBMasterAngler

Finally made it out on the ice today! Small lake in kanabec county. Ice was a solid 8 inches. Several atv’s driving around the lake.

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eyes55117

Out on forest Lake 1st Lake this am nothing less than 6” of solid clear ice where I was what is every one else seeing

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Glockwinger

Big Marine had 8" at the north access out to the weeds before the main lake.  Lots of walkers, a number of wheelers.  5 inches past the weeds above the ice before the island.  

Access was crazy...very inconsiderate people tripple parking, a guy I was with got parked in, trucks behind and in front of him.  Luckily I was parked beside him and was able to move enough that he could get his truck out.  

Fishing was very slow.  Couple panfish, a bass and snake northern.

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fishing tech

Glockwinger, I would have call the sheriff. Those are probably the same people that left garbage on the lake and take to many fish. Tag and tow!

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Jughead

Thank you very much for the Forest Lake 1 updates. My in-laws are coming in from NY and I will take them out Saturday. I will report thickness (and luck, if any).

 

Thanks again and happy holidays.

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DP

Was out on lake one today, about 8 inches of ice, fishing was slow, even the perch had lockjaw.

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Jughead

Good morning,

I was out yesterday, yup -8 air temperature but it was the only day available. 

I was on Forest Lake 1 and the ice was 9-10" closer to shore 8-9" further out. I saw a truck on the ice! Way too early for that in my opinion.

Slow day, 1 small crappie and 4-5 perch. Super light bite. Talked to a cold Sheriff on his sled and he stated Forest Lake 3 had 12" ice...and then I think we went and talked to the truck guy. From a distance.

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