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JBMasterAngler

April Ice Outlook

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JBMasterAngler

Is it looking possible for april ice fishing this year? Would I be crazy to consider driving up from st. paul just for the day?

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palisade1kid

I'm usually out for that 1 weekend and maybe the second,but you have to know where to get on it where the sun and 4 wheelers have not killed the access.

A ladder helps to get on too.

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JBMasterAngler

If I do it, it'll be april 1st...so that's 2 or 3 days less for stuff to melt.

How does it work...southest part of lake get's less sun exposure and northwest melts first or vice versa?

I just want to be able to say I ice fished in april, but if I have to I suppose monday, march 30th would be ok. My fiance will be in st. cloud all that week getting things ready for our wedding on the 4th, so it's a hush hush mission. Oppurtunity wise that is the absolute worst time of year to go fishing. frown

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palisade1kid

I got vacation time to take that time of the year if you want to get up with me.

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JBMasterAngler

I'll probably shoot you an e-mail when the time get's closer. Until then I'm gonna keep an eye on your reports.

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Biggerfish

Is there typically any ice left in april? What is the usual ice out on lets say BSL?

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palisade1kid

It ranges about 16-18" but starts to honeycomb.Depending ice out is around the 18th of April

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UdeLakeTom

Like CK says...depending on the spring, you can even drive a vehicle out....a couple of years back, the city lakes were ice free and we still drove on the ice up at BSL.

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silverado 295

about 11 weeks to go....... 11 weeks of good ice fishing remain. Ice out last year on Sandy was...

[font:Arial Black]Name: Big Sandy

Status: ice free on 4-26

Average ice out: April 20

Earliest ice out: March 31, 2000

Latest ice out: May 4, 1996

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palisade1kid

Still looking at a strong 30" of ice.

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JBMasterAngler

Temps on the 10 day forecast looks pretty good...doesn't look like there's gonna be much melting going on. Maybe if mille lacs doesn't look good I'll make the trek to BSL on the 27th smile

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