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Old 04-07-2017, 08:15 AM   #1
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Question Ice out yet?

I will be in the Adirondacks next week and want to do some trout fishing. Please let me know if the ponds in the St. Regis area are still iced over. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
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still frozen over solid
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:27 AM   #3
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Is Tupper Lake still frozen?
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:01 AM   #4
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This is a great resource when you have a clear day to gauge ice out. You can move and zoom in on the map which is updated nightly. Black areas are open water... white areas are iced. Based on the April 2nd photo Tupper Lake is still frozen over as is much of the area:

https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov....5295706506719
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:11 AM   #5
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Come up to Sebago Lake ( Maine) you can troll the Big Bay. Bioguide, any smelt trips this year?
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:12 AM   #6
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Come up to Sebago Lake ( Maine) you can troll the Big Bay. Bioguide, any smelt trips this year?
Smelt yes, as soon as the ice goes out!
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:16 AM   #7
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I hope you do another smelt video, love watching them.
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I just spoke with the ranger at Little Tupper Lake and it's still frozen over.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #9
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Here is an interesting short article about ice out with some historical definitions and dates. I think the variation in ice out dates for lake placid shows some pretty amazing swings in the last 8 years. In 2012 it was March 26th and in 2014 it was May 2nd!!
To me this year feels like about April 20? I would have guessed much sooner back in February.
Read more hear, https://www.adirondackcouncil.org/pa...e-out-945.html
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:05 PM   #10
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'Was just on Lake George on Monday. It was like glass. I was up north the day prior and ice was on every lake.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:27 PM   #11
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Great pic. Catch anything?
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:50 PM   #12
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Still have a while here in the Saranac Lake area
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Old 04-07-2017, 04:01 PM   #13
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Here is an interesting short article about ice out with some historical definitions and dates. I think the variation in ice out dates for lake placid shows some pretty amazing swings in the last 8 years. In 2012 it was March 26th and in 2014 it was May 2nd!!
To me this year feels like about April 20? I would have guessed much sooner back in February.
Read more hear, https://www.adirondackcouncil.org/pa...e-out-945.html
That sounds about right. The first stage is to get rid of the snow cover. The recent heavy rain has helped but we're not there yet. After that there's enough solar energy transmission through the ice to start melting it from below. The warm weather next week will certainly help but I'm with you on April 20th as a good estimate. Some of the lower elevation ponds might clear a bit earlier.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:13 PM   #15
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probably another month here in st regis area honestly. few days ago we measured 15-18 inches on colby....and have reports of up to 28 in some back woods ponds. granted it rained last few days but we still got snow and cold at night. Sunday and monday at about 70 deg will help but still have a few weeks.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:03 PM   #16
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I will however like I do each year keep everyone posted as soon as it opens. I live here so its nothing for me to drive and check. Wont give away any special spots or anything but will at least let ya all know when its game on. Nothing like driving 4+ hours to get here and find ice.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:45 AM   #17
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Thanks Ryan nice to have you there for first hand reports
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:40 PM   #18
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With the clear day today I thought I would check the satellite imagery. Today's imagery was posted by 2 pm. I took a couple of minutes and marked some lakes for reference. Again, a great resource IMO.

Here is a link to the web site: https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov....5295706506719

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Old 04-09-2017, 07:44 PM   #19
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Colby is white as far as one can see but starting to give way along the edges.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:23 PM   #20
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Found some open water today, some landlockeds were in some of it...







Main lakes are still white and quite a bit of snow in the woods.
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