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Horseshoe_Don

Thought that was you honking

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Horseshoe_Don

Just tried to plow my private road onto the lake and found a lot of water on the ice due to the 12" of snow on the ice.    Was only on the edge though.  Probably dry further in.

 

Don

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Horseshoe_Don

Was out yesterday and the snow pack was only 1-3",    Ice was in great shape.   Was very easy to get round.   

 

24 days to fishing opener.    More inches of ice than day left til opener.

 

Don

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mrpike1973

Do you think there will be flooding at all I hope not for the sake of all. I may be optimistic but maybe Sunday if I can get on the river in Cold Spring with the boat looked like 20 feet of ice out from the access. Sure is a funny year. Thanks for the updated Don.

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Horseshoe_Don

Does not look like anything will flood at this point.   Not enough moisture out there, at least in the sauk watershed.

 

Don

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mrpike1973

That's good to hear.

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Rocky

I was also out on horseshoe and cedar island. Lots of ice to melt yet

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Horseshoe_Don

went out tonight and found between 24 to 28 inches of ice away from the current areas.    The river is now poking into shoe about 100 yards.

 

Don

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IceHawk

Don I'm surprised as how much the river sections are opening up. Checked from the 71 bridge towards Cold Spring and there's actually a bunch of open sections. Noticed the honey hole area, in the rivers mouth entering cedar island is really going quick also. Definitely looking better for a possible ice out on the lakes on the chain. Time will tell  

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mrpike1973

Went up this morning. Taking the boat out in the morning on the 22 access I wont get out to far but it can be great for cats where the ice is.  lots of dead matter etc. we will see.

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smurfy
3 hours ago, mrpike1973 said:

Went up this morning. Taking the boat out in the morning on the 22 access I wont get out to far but it can be great for cats where the ice is.  lots of dead matter etc. we will see.

You might be fighting for room with all the geese ducks and swans!!:grin:

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Horseshoe_Don

measured ice this morning.   It has not changed in the last 48 hours.    Just the shorelines have melted.   The quality of ice has gone down though.   Still Driving my wheeler on shoe.    Still 20-28 inches out there away from current.    The bay by winter access is the thickest at 30 inches.

 

Don

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