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mrpike1973

Which landing opens first?

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mrpike1973

Yep I'm getting giddy boat is all ready to go.

On the Horseshoe chain does the landing in Richmond on 22 open before the landing in Cold spring?

I drive up every week to check, this weekend the road #2? going into Cold spring was already showing a little opening up.

Yep I know it's early but the minute I can get a boat in I'm gone last year actually Koronis by 55 landing was open before the chain of lakes was just thought I would save a little more gas this year.

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Rick G

Usually the access in Cold Spring is open first. Drove by it today, it looked pretty bad. Ice had that grey wet look to it. 

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mrpike1973

Thanks Rick! I bet with this run off from the weekend it wont be to long. Thanks for the info.

 

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Borch

It's been a high flow/current year so the river sections were iffy to off limits all winter long.  Should be an earlier break up this spring. 

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smurfy

on sunday, the river was open by all the bridges, just down from the blue heron, hwy 22 and the one past thyens lake!!!!

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IceHawk

Drove by Cold spring access she was looking like she was ready to break open soon. Pike you ever consider going down to pool 4 or Rainy river ? Two great fisherys that can yield some slobs.  Great scenery and the fishing can be fantastastic. The  River if you hit it right you will catch more trophy eyes in one day then most will all year. timeing is crucial on both but rewards cant be beat. I plan on hitting both 👍

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mrpike1973

IceHawk I would love to go to pool 2 or 4 but 1 year I went and had trouble with my Ford Escape trying to pull out with a icy ramp never again and I'm almost always alone which on a real busy unfamilair landing can be a pain. Thanks for the advice. I just don't like to push my boundaries to much. Although 5 years ago on the chain before the ice was gone hit a dead head and flew out of the boat. Totaled boat and motor, concussion and may I say safety kill switches are better than sliced bread😛. Ouch! I pretty much stay within a 30 mile radius of home to much of a home body.

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Horseshoe_Don

could spring always opens weeks sooner

 

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mrpike1973

Anybody been able to see the lake? Cold spring had about 20 feet of ice straight out from the Cold Spring landing as of last Sunday.

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IceHawk

 Lakes are still pretty solid except for some shorelines and access points. Pike drove by the cold spring access today main river channel is wide open some side ice yet. Assume its open that far up to the county 49 bridge. As for the access still probably  10 foot of shore ice where launching maybe a little less so close couple warm days and she will be good would be my guess. 

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mrpike1973

Icehawk With all the bad news lately that's the best news ever.  I hope if there is not to much ice on the pavement maybe Sunday might take the boat out for a drive up there she misses being pulled around😊. Thanks for the info greatly appreciated!! 

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mrpike1973

Drove up to Cold Spring today to the river about 20 feet of ice in front of landing I chiseled soma away maybe Sunday Maybe Sunday,  WIfe is laid off and we are getting bored fast hope to get the boat out some, gas is about the only thing we can afford for a while🙂

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mrpike1973

Checked out Cold Spring today still some ice by the landing. South wind today should help I hope. Might check Sunday afternoon.

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Rick G
6 hours ago, mrpike1973 said:

Checked out Cold Spring today still some ice by the landing. South wind today should help I hope. Might check Sunday afternoon.

Access was looking pretty rough when I went past it this afternoon😁. There was a large sheet of ice floating out in the middle of the river

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IceHawk

The river by the HWY 22 access is slowly starting to open. Seeing some open pockets starting to form and up river is fairly open already. 

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