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Fish lake Ice Out Date

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Will be April 10th

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I hope you're right cool.gif

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Whats your guess?

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I'm going for the 11th. but I really thing the 14th. wink.gif

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I'll take April 15th. We'll see what the weather is like.

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Friday the 13th blush.gif

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I'm thinking the 10th or 11th.

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OK, I will take the 20th of april grin.gif.

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"April 20th"

You'll be in last place with that date Mr.

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April 12th shocked.gif by then I should have my boat ready too

Randoid

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forcast looks cold, I'll guess the 15th grin.gif

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April 18th.........2:25 PM

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Looked pretty dark in spots this morning, I will say Sat the 14...

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I had open water around the shoreline before the snow came. Now its ice again. With 0 degrees this morning I think it'll be closer to May 10th then April 10th.

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Well I said april 20th and you told me I would be late confused.gif. Well my date look's close now smirk.gif. oooppss sorry good thinking.

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Well I said april 20th and you told me I would be late
confused.gif
. Well my date look's close now
smirk.gif
. oooppss sorry good thinking.


Blind squirrel/nut thingy.

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Dateline: 8:00 AM, April 6,Duluth, Lake Superior: The lake is building ice.

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LOL Frank, I think you will be more so looking at the last week of April now. My money is on the 26th.

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Frank, I think you might be right about May 10th frown.gif

I now think April 25th...

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There was someone fishing out from Fish Lake Dam last Thursday night about 10 feet from open water confused.gif We should be lucky to fish opener if we get the 6" of snow tomorrow like they are forecasting... Bring on Spring

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I think I'm going to change my date to the April 22 8:17 am I think I was wishful thinking before. smile.gif

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Memorial day weekend grin.gif

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Why am I getting the feeling that I'll be using the Jiffy and ice rods for the opener at Lake Vermillion...now will I need my extension???

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I predicted April 10 and the ice is still "Out" there. grin.gif

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I predicted April 10 and the ice is still "Out" there.
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My grandfather and mother moved on Pike Lake in 1949. He kept a journal on the ice out days since then on Pike Lake(near Duluth). Whether the winter was mild or harsh, the ice was always out by April 27. That's in the same Lat and Long as Fish, although from my experience, Fish Lake ice out is sooner than Pike for some reason

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