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Carp-fisher

Ice Fishing Next Week!....er...maybe.....

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Carp-fisher

Check out the Accuweather metro forecast prediction for next week. If this is true, we will be making ice for sure. So much to do, so little time... cool.gif

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Wookiee

That forecast right there is a beautiful thing! smile.gif

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Carp-fisher

Single digits up north...thats ice making weather...

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Wookiee

Just keep the fingers crossed it holds for awhile.

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magic_minnow

thats like...fisherman porn LOL! grin.gif

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McGurk

Dat'll cool dem lakes down right quick!

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dilleyo

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thats like...fisherman porn LOL!
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calli4120

I hope the forecast you found is correct cause the 10 day forecast I found on weather.com doesn't look as good. frown.gif

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Carp-fisher

Come on man, everyone knows that a 15 day forecast is far more accurate than a 10 day.... wink.gif

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calli4120

I would rather have the colder weather for sure but it just shows how much different the forcasts can be.

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TurnUpTheFishing

I double checked and thought the same thing. Eveyone cross those fingers.

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vister

i camped at my brothers place sat night. he had a halloween party, so i brought the camper to crash in. good thing grin.gifgrin.gif hooked up the camper, went to throw the wood block from under the jack into the battery box that was full of water. it was frozen solid, as were the mud puddles in the yard! come on baby, freeze! got down to 18 sat night, up north

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daydreamer

So I guess I should get my boat out of the water then?

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juggs

Now, Carp, you really don't believe that forecast, do you? I mean, the weatherman can't even get it right three days in advance no less a week or two. Did you consult Al Gore to get a balanced view?? Mike and I are still pounding the backwater pannies and the average temps don't hit freezing until the end of November. You'll have to join us some Saturday. Winter will be here soon enough.

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Carp-fisher

Ok perhaps I'm being abit optimistic. I've never been ice fishing until after Dec 1st. I thought about consulting Algore for a more balanced view, but I decided that it would just burn too much carbon to try to send him a message of any kind. Besides its common knowledge that we will be ocean fishing here in Minnesota in about 10 years due to the Hummer driving, Republican loving induced rise of ocean levels. But thats only if we survive the Mother Earth plagues of the locusts, frogs, etc..

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Cyberfish

Carpman, you need to move to alaska! cool.gif Winter has been cancelled this year in MN! wink.gif

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Carp-fisher

Ok Mike, neither you nor Algore can stop winter this year... wink.gif

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