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whats the ice like out there for everyone.

Thought it would be a good trend to have to we dont have people out there when its getting thin.

Thanks all for your reports.

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Cedar Lake in Monticello had good ice on Saturday afternoon. The landing is trashed, so you'll need waders if you wanna get on the ice from there. We found a different spot on shore and walked right out. Ice was 8" to about 14" very sturdy yet, once you get out to it. There's no fish in that lake anyway though, or so it seems.

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clearwater landing by BJ takle is getting crappy. I am guessing tomorrow you will need waders or a ladder to get across to good ice.

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Pulaski has about 3 feet of open water on the edges. I got on the ice and it would hold your weight. Not sure what the rain is gonna do to it but it probably won't be good.

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The access by the bay club on clearwater is still usable. The wind took a tole on the ice today.

Would caution that the access is ok, (and probably wont be after all this rain), but in the bay the ducks, geese, gulls, and whatever else have opened up a good chunk of open water and will only be getting bigger. I would say this bay is going to be done getting to the big part of the lake.

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Took a drive out ther this morning and that access is now shot. The rain and wind opened up about 10ft of shoreline. The access at bjs was also shot. The ice on the lake looked white and rotten. I would say clearwater is done for the year.

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Driving past Locke and Limestone today. Ice is done for the season black ice and needing ladder/boards to get on the ice

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Checked out Buffalo today. There is around 10 feet of water from the access points and the ice was looking very dark. For all you guys that said you would be ice fishing into April a week ago, you may want to reconsider.

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I just came off lake sylvia. The ice is fine once you get on it. The public access is shot though. I rode my four wheeler on from my cabin. If the forecast holds true, we could have a week left.

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I Have 1 in the shop for spring tune-ups. But have a 14ft ready and waiting for area lakes. Heading to the river before the lakes open.

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I just came off lake sylvia. The ice is fine once you get on it. The public access is shot though. I rode my four wheeler on from my cabin. If the forecast holds true, we could have a week left.

Were we fishing the same Lake Sylvia tonight?

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Look at that wavy ice.. give us some heavy rains tomorrow, and I think she's all over.

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thanks for the photo of the ice. Looks like shes getting to the point of opening back up for the open water season!

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Alright duckman and Mike, I was out in the rain yesterday afternoon and caught some fish but had to work today. Is there usable ice left or not? It was getting a bit hard to get on the ice Monday afternoon did you try it today or not? Just trying to decide if it is worth racing home from work on Wed or not? If not I guess I will see you in the bay later this spring

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Seen guys out there tonight, but I'm really doubting anyone will be out there tomorrow. you would have to be one brave soul after this rainfall.

I'll be seein' ya in the bay this spring !

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looking at the forecast the next few nights will be below 32. but the day time temps will still be above 32.

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I took a drive around the lake last night. There was 2 4 wheelers on the east lake. I don't think I would run mine on it though. I will be walking out this afternoon. Hopefully the fish are still cooperating. I hope the forecast holds true for the next few days. The lows at night should firm things up pretty good and gain us a few days.

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Duckman, did you get out this afternoon or not? I had to work until late and didnt get back until it was almost dark. Am wondering if its worth bustin my hump to get back early on thursday or if the ice is shot. what do you think?

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Gadgetman,

I did not fish today, I did however go to the cabin and see how the ice was. I would have fished on it. There were 2 guys out in flanneries bay tonight. After the cool temps tonight I do not think you will have any problem getting out. I am going to fish on it if the wind ever quits blowing. Its kinda hard to warch down the hole when there are waves in the hole.

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Yeah, I'm eatin my own words now.... I plan on going out tonight,, she's soft around the shores, but still solid once you get out there.

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SORRY but, Are we the hard up for fish, to run falling through just for a fish? Or to say I was the last guy out there? I have done that swim, Once while trapping, another while working for a whole sale bait dealer, my family so more important, than a fish. My2 pennies

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well jigginjim no fish is worth dying over but if you are careful and take precaution the ice in some areas is more than strong enough to continue fishing. I walked and fished 2 lakes this weekend 1 that I thought would be full of people and not a soul to be found. I think it was because there was 10 ft of open water from shore to ice pack but I waded out and jumped on over 2ft of decent ice!! there is still ice fishing that can be done just use caution and don't be afraid to wear a life jacket and make sure you have your ice picks around your neck!! Good Luck and hopefully all this ice is gone soon and we can get back in the boat on soft water....

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