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Juneau4

In a month the ice will be off most lakes and a whole new season will be here at last. Open water and mosquitoes. YES smile.gifsmile.gif

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BendnSend

Dont count ur eggs before there hatched it could awhile before we lose 30 inches of ice at the temps were having today!

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Juneau4

Da eggs have been counted the chicks just haven't hatched, but chirping is heard smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

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sparcebag

30-32" snow now well its compacted a bit,cold too! 1yr.1mo.ago first crappie.You can now get a burning permit in atwater at city offices,and its good till Dec.31st.Do ya think 30" snow=3"H2O? I finally got a burn permit cause I was thinkin we would'nt have 3" snow on the ground to burn legally with out a permit.Now I have to shovel snow off the piles just to start them,maybe next week.

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Juneau4

Light the fires and the ice will be gone a couple days earlier. April 7th off Diamond. shocked.gif

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Juneau4

The forum is slow and no one won'ts to even try on open water dates! Only Ice people checking this out noe blush.gifcool.gifmad.gif

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sparcebag

I'll take April 3rd!! I just shovled snow off the dock,I'm gettin ready.

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slim1

I'll say april 14th as there was a lot of ice when I was out there. If winds come up it may be earlier.

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walleyeking#8

I guess i could put in a guess also. I think the ice will be off the lakes or should i say the shallow smaller lakes by the 10th of April. Just a shot in the dark. I am getting really anxious to get the boat back in the water. Might have to head to the river soon.

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Shad rap

Walleyeking did you get your motor fix? Cant wait to get back on the water. I will guess April 7th.

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sparcebag

Juneau I guessed april 3ed I was wrong it was april 1st Ice out on Diamond!

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primetime49

sparcebag I bet its pretty to see

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Juneau4

It has to be to global warming tongue.gif For the past 20 years its gone out on the 6,7,or8th. Just glad to hear its out laugh.gif

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