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toughguy

How long is it gonna last?

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I know it will vary from lake to lake but how long do you guys think this ice is gonna stick around and be at least thick enough to walk on? I hope its there for another 3 weeks, then its boats and bobbers for pannies!!!!

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Ice fishing is a blast, but Im ready for some soft water adventures! Bring on the warmth, Im dreaming about getting the boat out already!

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STOP THAT WARM WEATHER TALK RINGHT NOW!!!! !

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Bring it on Baby! Melt, Melt, Melt!

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I'm guessing another 2-3 weeks at least. With 18"-20" of ice is quite a bit and even though the temps can get around 50 during the day that is only for a short period maybe and hour or two. It usually gets below freezing at night so there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy late ice!!

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The weather can really play some tricks, but probably 1st or 2nd week of April and we'll be seeing lakes open up. JMO.

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I'd say ice fishing will happen for at least 2 more weeks. Anything after that could get iffy, especially trying to access a lake with soft shorelines.

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Easter Sunday has been my last outing the last two years. After church and the meal is over I head for the lake everyone elese plays cards.

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