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i drove around today. greenleaf, stella, washington, erie, ripley have ice but all of them have cracked open pretty bad especially greenleaf.

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Took a quick drive and I don't see any fishing this weekend unless you use a boat.

Would have been nice if we could have had another cold night like Thursday. They're talking sub-zero temps for lows late next week.

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i fished on ella by south of atwater. couldnt find good ice around here greenleaf is very thin 2" tops. ripley, stella, richardson, dunns, are open yet in spots. arvilla not quite 3 inches be very carefull this weekend many of the lakes broke open and froze again. greenleaf to the west was real bad piled up ice. anyone know how marion is doing it was open right in front of the landing.

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Its traditional to hit Marion first. Soon as there is atleast 4 inches or more, I will be heading out. Stahls is on my next hitlist, but due to the depth on that lake, I doubt it will be Janurary before I go.

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You said you fished ella? How thick was the ice? I usually fish that lake early in the year because it freezes fast. I'm planning on gettin out this weekend. That lake is on my hit list. Just need to know the ice conditions. No need to tell where you were fishing. Thanks

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had 4 inches good ice out to about 7 foot deep then 3 inches after that should be good by this weekend some younger guys went out to the deeper hole but i didnt. good luck maybe see you there

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Just curious if anyone has been by Collinwood any ice reports would be greatly appreciated, trying get out over the weekend...Thanks

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Saw a wheeler on marion this morning. That is rediculous, imo. But to each their own, ill give it a little longer to put down more ice. Especially when there was open water on the lake a day or 2 ago.

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It's fine with me if others want to go out on ice that is questionable.

Trouble is, someone has to risk thier life to save them.

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There was 6 inches where we where on Marion Thursday morning with the ATV. We've been checking the ice daily and made sure the path we were taking had plenty of ice. I'm sure there is other spots on the lake with 3-4 inches but everyone must use caution and common sense with early ice.

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I was checking lakes this morning,shorelines are a little iffy but once on the lake and away from shore, ice is good [good and slippery]!

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Heard of an ATV that fell in on Belle last week and another on Washington a couple of days ago. Take it easy out there.

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Beware!!! We lost alot of Ice today around here. and that was on a lake that was froze up good by my tape we lost 3 to 4 inchs and the ice looked very dark and weird looking its not good

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Anybody know of any lakes that are still fishable after this weeks heat wave? Was hoping to at least get out once before the season is a total loss.

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