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JBMasterAngler

Been checking out the webcams, and see some ice starting to form on the west end. Anyone else keeping their fingers crossed? Here’s to hoping the power of Lake Superior gives way to this arctic blast 🍻 

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leech~~

Hoping by the time Walleye closes in a few weeks there may be enough Ice to give the big lake a try!  👍

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monstermoose78

Fingers crossed as I want to get on some of the cohos 

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Wanderer

Anyone know how Chequamegon Bay/Apostle Islands are doing?  I haven’t check modis but they should be iced over.  Just wouldn’t know how thick.

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JBMasterAngler

They’re driving trucks on the Ashland side. Bayfield side is locked up, no ice road to Madeline Island though. Ice thickness varies greatly.

 

I’m spending more time watching the webcams than I am the birds/animals in my yard! Ice is ever so slowly creeping farther and farther out. Kinda cool seeing flat ice, then all of a sudden a thick wall of steam.

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MNSteelhead

Hoping it freezes up, saw a few people off 21st avenue the other day, so it must be thick enough.  Only been out there once when it was super windy, but hoping to get out his year a few times, but not sure what to expect.

 

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JBMasterAngler

Definitely have to play the waiting game. Still open water at glensheen mansion. Air temps are going to stay on our side though.

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Saw this on Facebook tonight. I think I’ll wait 😬

 

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1 hour ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Saw this on Facebook tonight. I think I’ll wait 😬

 

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An ice house on Ice?

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Wanderer

Right next to the channel by the lift bridge?

 

I don’t ice fish there but it seems like that might take some cajones. 🤷‍♂️  cool pic though.

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Seen another picture from this morning, quite a few portables were out there. It had to be out in front of 21st ave. The glensheen webcam still shows open water. Although that cam has been pretty sketchy, not working most of the time. So maybe the ice is stretching farther up the shore than I think? 

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And just like that, the ice broke away, and all those guys are stranded out there 😳

 

That is crazy how quick it can change! Just checked the webcams after seeing the rescue...canal going into the lake is wide open! The whole spot where the portable was, from the pic above, is all open water now!

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MNSteelhead

Yep, just watched the live stream, glad I didn't go out, gotta watch that wind.

 

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Yeah, if I’m able to give it a go at some point this winter, I’m staying close to shore. I was really spoiled 2 years ago, when you could pretty much come and go wherever you wanted without having to worry about the ice going anywhere.

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leech~~

I guess a bunch of guys broke off on Green Bay last weekend and had to get rescued.  😬

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JBMasterAngler

Ice is back! And has extended past glensheen mansion! Aside from a portable setup next to the Edna G in Two Harbors, don’t see any other activity going on. Either everyone learned their lesson, or their gear is sitting on the bottom of the lake 😆

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JBMasterAngler

Several portables in Two Harbors this morning. Most around the ore docks. Anyone ever fish in there before? Wonder what would be the likeliest fish to catch. 
 

ice is looking pretty solid in front of Glensheen. Anyone know how much further up the shore it goes? I seen pics from Brighton Beach, and there was no ice, but that was on Friday.

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Portables way out in front of glensheen this morning. I really want to make it up there this weekend, but just don’t think it’s in the budget 😢 barring anything crazy with the wind, will the ice holdup until next weekend, with the upcoming warmup?

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LoonASea

I plan to fish Cheq Bay tomorrow ,,, Will report success and / or ice thickness ,,, Wanderer I still need to get you on  KING,,,, Or better yet a trip to Isle Royale 

 

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4 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Portables way out in front of glensheen this morning. I really want to make it up there this weekend, but just don’t think it’s in the budget 😢 barring anything crazy with the wind, will the ice holdup until next weekend, with the upcoming warmup?

Are you sure those aren't the ones floating back in from the last break off? 😄

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JBMasterAngler

Lots of people fishing in Two Harbors right now. Few people way out in front of glensheen also. Satellite image shows some good ice.

 

On a side note, what’s the over/under more wolves leave isle royale while the ice bridge is intact? 🤣

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LoonASea

Lots of ice out of Ashland ,,,20-24 inches ,,,, Cohos coming thru in schools near the hot pond ,,, Ice should stick around for a while 

 

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On 2/18/2021 at 2:55 PM, LoonASea said:

I plan to fish Cheq Bay tomorrow ,,, Will report success and / or ice thickness ,,, Wanderer I still need to get you on  KING,,,, Or better yet a trip to Isle Royale 

 

Yeah, we should put something on the books!  Remind me what month you head to IR.  I might have some July-August time this year.

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On 2/18/2021 at 3:11 PM, leech~~ said:

Are you sure those aren't the ones floating back in from the last break off? 😄


Just saw drone footage from Feb 9 about a mile and a half out.  The gear scattered across ice chunks next to a solid sheet looked inviting to go rescue/salvage but as tempting as it would be, one has to realize the size and weight of it all, along with being on floating chunks could be a huge and risky task.

 

Thousands of dollars worth of gear going bye bye.

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16 minutes ago, Wanderer said:


Just saw drone footage from Feb 9 about a mile and a half out.  The gear scattered across ice chunks next to a solid sheet looked inviting to go rescue/salvage but as tempting as it would be, one has to realize the size and weight of it all, along with being on floating chunks could be a huge and risky task.

 

Thousands of dollars worth of gear going bye bye.

Saw that too. Shaded a tear for those guys. 😥  Especially having to face their wives when they got home! 😁

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