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Old 02-18-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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Is it too early???

To start dreaming about ice out?

So, guys, any predictions? I'm hoping for an early, wet and cool start to the brookie season.
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:44 AM   #2
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No and it will be here sooner than you think.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:20 PM   #3
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It's not too early. Hoping your weather wishes come true. Feb is my tying month and in March I get my gear ready.

NOAA predicts above average precipitation and temperature for what it's worth.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:59 PM   #4
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Its too early, many of us still want to ski, snowshoe and winter camp
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:29 PM   #5
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Well based on current trends, your wait is going to get shorter and shorter every year. Not sure that's going to be good for the fish though... but I'm sure we'll just have the state dump them in the ponds anyway.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:41 PM   #6
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Never too early to think about brook trout season, but still looking forward to the rest of the ice fishing season.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:11 PM   #7
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Near 70* this week is going to make a difference. But, I've been done with winter for the last few weeks myself. Time to put the sleds away and get the two wheeled entertainment out! I should probably drill a few holes before too long so I can say I at least tried...lol
I'll say ice out.....4/18/18....random ,wild guess!
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:28 AM   #8
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I hear theyre projecting a colder spring despite this warm spell in the near-term.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:08 PM   #9
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I hear theyre projecting a colder spring despite this warm spell in the near-term.
That's what happened last year. Warm February, very cold early March with that big snowstorm around the 13th. This warm-up is going to hurt the ice in my area (Glens Falls / Lake George).
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:49 PM   #10
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Good to see you lads riled up a bit!

My highly scientific guestimate is mid-April...
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:55 PM   #11
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Hopefully by mid April...taking a couple long weekends around then just in case.
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:38 AM   #12
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Cut a big hole, get some scuba gear and a speargun, get a waypoint and Mark the hole, get a warm wetsuit and swim under the ice and bring home dinner. If that doesn't appeal to you, then be patient like the rest of us and wait for May 2, my prediction.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:18 AM   #13
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Hi Schultzzi.

Sometimes, Impatience is a Virtue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIs00QjiJZQ
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:45 PM   #14
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:11 AM   #15
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Hi Schultzzi.

Sometimes, Impatience is a Virtue:
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Very interesting Sero. Nice to hear from you.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:55 AM   #16
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Hi Schultzzi.

Sometimes, Impatience is a Virtue:
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That's wild!!!
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:32 PM   #17
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Ií m hearing below average ice thicknesses up north and seeing same locally. With no cold on the horizon...Iím thinking 4/3-4/10.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:40 PM   #18
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If we continue to stay above freezing during the day and hit some more bigger warmups ,it could be an early ice-out. Never did hit the ice again this year.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:18 PM   #19
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My prediction for ice out is last week of April on high elevation ponds. The wait is killing me. I did get out on a local C&R section the other day to help the itch. The water was a little high but somewhat clear. Ideal for strippin steamers imo. Caught a couple nice browns. I tried to upload pics but couldn't figure out how to make them smaller even though I cropped them way down. I guess im not very tech savy.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:01 PM   #20
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I was ice fishing Sunday at Sacandage Lake, near Speculator this week and there was 2 feet of ice and 6 inches of packed, blown snow on top of it. Ice out won't be anytime soon!
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