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tigrr

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4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« on: Nov 21, 2014, 12:29 AM »
The mealworm farm is brimming.  Come on cold weather.  I want to can some smoked fish to see how they taste.  Hunting this fall I have seen fish jumping on some of the small lakes around me.  Guess they didn't have a winter kill there.  Some small lakes have hot springs that flow year round into the lake, keeping the fish alive.  
10 feet from shore the ice is 2 inches thick!!  Think light thoughts. :thumbup_smilie:

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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #1 on: Nov 24, 2014, 05:32 PM »
Grrr now we have 5 inches of snow on top of my 3 inches of ice

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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 2014, 08:49 PM »
Grrr now we have 5 inches of snow on top of my 3 inches of ice


With any luck it will melt and you can take out a boat.

tigrr

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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #3 on: Nov 25, 2014, 10:36 AM »
Overnight temperatures predicted for Friday night is -27(-18F) and Sat night is -29 Celsius(-20F).  No melting will take place here.  In fact -20C lows for 5 nights.  Wish the snow would blow off and then the cold temperatures could make more ice.

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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2014, 11:30 PM »
Ice tested and good to go out about 50 feet.  There is 2 inches of ice, then 3 inches of slush and another 4 inches of ice.  Rotten snow sunk the ice down but it sunk enough to freeze the water slush on the top.  Meal worms are going to die tomorrow.  Maybe just from freezing water but they are going to die.

Update the warmer temps made the top ice thinner and freaked me out when I started breaking through.  The underlying slush eroded the top layer from 3+ inches to 1 or less by the afternoon.  Started snowing and didn't get any bites.  3 inches of new snow now on top of the other layers.  May be a while before I try that again.  LIG  2 - 4X8 sheets of plywood as snow shoes and I might give it another go!!

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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2014, 11:12 AM »
Yup I'm out there.  Another 5 inches of snow too.  Betterhalf took the picture and the camera focused on the snow outside the window.



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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2014, 11:17 AM »
Hey Tigrr, welcome to the site..   Great to see your on the ice...  I dont know if you know this but we have a sister site all about ice fishing....
www.iceshanty.com
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

tigrr

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Re: 4 inches of ice near shore. (dancing banana)
« Reply #7 on: Dec 14, 2014, 12:18 AM »
Well good news, bad news.  The temperature went way up and melted all the snow flooding the lake.  We had 24 inches of snow on shore and it is gone.  
Good news it will allow the ice to float and then we are getting a cold snap so it should make the ice thicker.  I wouldn't go out where I was in the above picture.  The top white ice has softened and the axe goes right through and then right through the 1 inch of black ice below.  Getting a few books read waiting for ice.  

I'm a member at ice shanty too, same name.

 



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