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GRAND DAD

ANY SING OF ICE

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GRAND DAD

JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANY SING OF ICE ON ANY OF THE SMALLER LAKES I CAN'T STOP THINKING OF ICE FISHING IT SHOULDN'T BE MUCH LONGER!!!

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Just some real shallow sloughs right now, but the wind is keeping those open too.

Trust me, I will keep everyone updated! I can't wait... smile.gif

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GRAND DAD

THANKS CD I CAN'T PUT MY MIND TO REST

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GRAND DAD

Oh i can't wait !!!!!!

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I'm as anxious as you guys, but I am still saying farewell to the ducks!!

It won't be long before the small deeper lakes freeze, but it will take more cold to make them fishable. The slight warming trend for next week (highs in the 30's, lows in the 20's) will not freeze lakes fast enough.

I'm still duck hunting 200-300 acre lakes that are 15-20 feet deep, thanks to the strong winds. Maybe Saturday morning they will be hard???

Otter Tail water level is so low that ice is forming around the edges. The water was only 1-2 feet deep where there was ice. smile.gif Again, we need much more cold air to freeze large lakes here. Lots of steam coming off the big lakes (all day long) meaning that there is a big temp difference, in my opinion.


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Gissert

If it gets as cold as they say on Friday night, and the winds stay still, there is a good chance some of the smaller back bays on S.Turtle will lock up.

The shallow bay the I live on had 30% coverage of skim last Saturday, but that did not stay long.

There should be walkable ice by Turkey Day for sure of the daytime highs don't get out of hand.

I still have my dock in. If I think of it, I'll take a temp reading on Friday evening when I get back.

[This message has been edited by Gissert (edited 11-06-2003).]

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GRAND DAD

I have got my fingers crossed to be able to go turkey day weekend, thanks you guy's for all the info.

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fishermatt

there's some ice out there! West Lost has a sheet across the main part, but it might be breaking up with the wind. Ottertail has lots of broken up ice on the northeast shore by the river inlet, so it appears the water is cold enough to freeze once the wind calms down. if the wind goes down tonight, they might all sheet over!

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GRAND DAD

Well from looking at the weather reports I think my dreams of ice fishing thanksgiving week end are fading away DAM IT!!!!I hope we get a cold snap up there!!!

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Fish Toys

Snow Storm today frown.gif. Have about 6" of snow already? Talking high wind that might breakup frown.gif the ice there is? After the clipper goes through a warm up is predicted. So the GOOD ice question is still the 94 dollar question. MN has only two seasons < Mosquito season confused.gif & Road Construction>

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Jigging Bob

Gissert, how does South Turtle look. I have been really busy and can't get out that way to see ice/water temps. You said last week that there was some ice coming did any stay or has this current warm up ruined everything for us?

I am so darn anxious to get out there. I have a bit of work to do to the icehouse once deer hunting is all over with and I round up some cash. Then I will be ready for fishing. A couple week from Thanks giving would work for me

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Gissert

Jigging Bob -

South Turtle was about 50% skimmed over Saturday morning, but the wind had cleaned that out by Sunday afternoon. I figured I had better get my dock out, so I pulled that on Saturday.

The big slough behind Big Island that is connected to the lake was 100 percent frozen.

I did drag a deer across a frozen section of swamp that had about 4 inches of ice. This swamp is connected to the lake and slough, but it is sheltered from the wind and sun.

I still think we will be fishing somewhere on Turkey Day.

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GRAND DAD

GISSERT, I HOPE SO !!!

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rookie-8

Hey there Grand Dad don't give up yet.

There is still time. I never rely on weather forcasts over 3 days out, they are usually wrong. With the water cooled off the way it is, we could go from open water to wheelers and sleds in a matter of a few days. It has happened many times before. I remember one year back in the mid 70s when one evening Ottertail was open at dusk, and by 8:00 a.m. there was a man standing 200 yds offshore drilling holes in the ice. Of coarse I can also remember boat fishing in a sweater on Dec 3rd. on Ottertail. But the odds are in our favor. Maybe I will see you out there. I favor the area along the drop south of Amor park.
Good fishing

George

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Jigging Bob

Thanks for the update Gissert, you have been a big help and saved me a trip out there.

I hope you are right about the weather men getting it wrong. I heard it is going to be warm all next week also. I am going to have to have some words with the "ice gods" pretty dog on soon.

errrrrr it is very frusterating, ice on one day and off the next. We need ice soon!!!!!! I haven't fished in months and I am starting to loose my mind. Keep on wishin' guys maybe them "ice gods" will change their minds.

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GRAND DAD

Rookie-8 thanks for the hope I haven't tried fishing Ottertail but i hope to try it at least once this year,early ice i fish on a little lake outside of Underwood I have a place on the lake there then I move to Star over by Dent Good crippie fishing and for the most part thats what i fish for but am makeing a point this year to go after some EYE'S and I know that OT is a great lake for that!!!

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