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JerkinLips

Anxious for ice fishing to start once I am done deer hunting.  Couldn't find any records of when Lake Vermilion ices-over (Big Bay freezes completely).  I am predicting ice-over the morning of November 14th.  Any other predictions?

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chucker1101

I'm thinking closer to Thanksgiving. I'd go Nov 22

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SkunkedAgain

December 6th, just so that when it happens you can all call me Nostradamus

 

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JerkinLips

Wife came down with covid-19 on November 7th while I was at the deer shack so my plans changed.  Stayed in the woods until November 13th when I vacated the shack so weekend crew wasn't exposed if I was asymptomatic.  Pike Bay looked to be completely frozen but Big Bay was completely open.  There was a little ice in McKinley Park bay.  Had to rush home to take care of the wife today so I didn't have a chance to check the lake ice.  Based on the weather there and the forecast I doubt if the lake froze yet.  My updated guess would be November 21 when temps are cold and wind is low.

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SkunkedAgain

Sorry to hear about Mrs JerkinLips. I hope that it doesn't have any long term impacts on either of you!

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JerkinLips

Wife is completely recovered.  She had some bad symptoms and got very emotional after 10 days alone.  My son and I have not had any symptoms 11 and 14 days after exposure to her so we are likely okay.  I am going to get tested today just to confirm I don't have it before going out shopping again.

 

Looks like Big Bay is still open.  Weather looks pretty good the next week to lock up Vermilion.  I'm guessing I will be out ice fishing by December 8.

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Saw a couple of guy's out icefishin on one of the smaller local lakes yesterday.

I walked out away's, good hard ice, not thick enough for me to venture out fishin yet.

Went by Frasier Bay, a little skim ice near shore, otherwise wide open as far as I could see.

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Looks like Big Bay froze on November 21.  Head of the Lakes Bay is still open so I guess Vermilion would still not be "iced over".  Thought Big Bay freezes before HotL Bay.  Maybe this year is an exception.

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StateofHockey

Looking forward to some hard water fishing, will be up after Thanksgiving but not expecting enough ice 5"-6" for me to get out fishing yet. Can wait for another week or 2.

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