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Late March Ice Conditions

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JBMasterAngler

During a typical winter what would the ice conditions be during the last week of march, shoreline ice in particular? Thinking of either gull, pelican, or north long that last weekend of the month, if possible.

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shadow886

It depends of some different factors, bottom structure, and snow pack on lake, wind, and access location to sun position, goes on and on.

I think last year was ok, but I always have 2 1/2 inch ply wood in the back of my truck.

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tisosy11

It depends mostly on how much snow we got and how much rain we could get.

If it rains any amount, the melting snow and runoff will really create an issue of getting on the ice...even if there still is 2 feet of ice in the middle of the lake.

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shadow886

you need to use plywood and maybe a latter to get across the shore line. It takes 5 minutes to set up.

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CrappieAttitude

I watched two guys last year take their jon boat across the open shorline water on North Long. It was pretty late ice. They probably had abot 15 yards of open water. They dragged the jon boat as their sled all the way from the spot they fished. It seemed to work, but boy was it loud coming across the ice.

CA

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JBMasterAngler

Well I don't think I'll be going that route. The MRS wants me to be there for her baby shower on the 15th (yay me), I'll see if I can sweet talk my way out of that and get up there that weekend instead. Ice should still be locked solid then.

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shadow886

the best way to do it is use a hang glider from a tall cliff and glide on the ice. I don't know how to get off the ice, maybe run really fast and hopefully get a updraft.

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CrappieAttitude

I don't know many cliffs high enough to work for hang gliding, but maybe one of those ultra-lights could be the ticket.

How do you think an otter would track behind an untra-light? grin.gif\:\/

CA

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shadow886

if you attach wings to it it might work. lol

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tisosy11

Tie a rope to a high branch and tarzan yourself across!

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shadow886

maybe you could rent a duck (floating troop crawler) from the army.

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shadow886

duck boat idia was pretty good too! or even a dock, or swimming raft.

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