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Old 01-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Hard water???

Was wonder if anybody has been out on any ice? Catching anything? This warm weather is going to soften things up a bit.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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I was on some ice Wednesday between Canada Lake and Piseco. There was about 2 inches of black ice, 2 inches of white ice that looked pretty good and 2 inches of crappy white ice that didn't look like it would support much. All in all, plenty of ice where we were. Caught some dink perch and a few pickerel, but nothing close to bragging size. Saw people out on Caroga and Canada.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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Bunch of guys out on Brant Lake the other day.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #4
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Anybody see anyone on Indian Lake yet?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Fished off Fowler Rd on Schroon today. Slow bite, 5/6 black ice. We were at Eagle Pt at day break and my buddy must have seen the same look I saw in his eyes, that ice was scary and we didn't even try it. We both agreed this is probably safe ice but not comfortable or fun. Then we headed to north end of lake and better ice conditions. It's gonna get warm this weekend. Just stay on top guys and keep dry.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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Does this winter seem unusually warm to you in terms of ice thickness?

I am 220 miles directly east of Lake Placid and live on a lake. As I don't live in the Daks, take this for just observation. The guys have not set up shacks. But they have their holes drilled about 200 feet from shore and tip ups installed. You can find the guys on shore watching their set ups.

10 years ago there would have been fifty shacks on runners out there.

Maybe they are just pondering the latest ice fatalities. We have had five around here but all were snowmobilers running at night.

When the lake freezes good she makes lots of noise with pongs and drumbeats. This year has been relatively quiet. I don't trust her.

What we need is to listen to an old timer that can relate to us songs of the ice. I am sure if we knew what to listen for we would know more.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #7
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It's not the lack of cold that's to blame for the bad ice, it's the deep snow cover acting as insulation.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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7" of layers on Raquett Pond and Lake Simond in Tupper Lake. Need to be extremely careful 2 guys went swimming yesterday.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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I was at the beach on Schroon yesterday for a car swap and I could see 5 folks out on the ice. A group of 2 and a group of 3. It was pouring rain, and the ice had that grayish late March/early April look to it.

Its funny how most people would never look down the barrel of a loaded and cocked firearm, but show them some sketchy ice and they can't wait to get out on it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #10
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Most lakes have safe ice on it now....As long as you know the lake and you stay away from spring holes, outlets and inlets. I was on Lake Pleasant all day and it was 7 to 10 inches thick and 4 to 6 inches was good hard black ice. It looks unsafe from the road because all the rain and snow melt sits on top...making it look like the ice is melting, but really it's just the precip and snow melt.....the ice is hard underneath. Today felt more like a March ice fishing day rather than a Jan day on the ice! And the action was Slooooow...10 tip ups with only 1 bass to release! Jigged everywhere for perch....not a 1 to be found!! I would have liked some trout but maybe next time on Eaton or Indian.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #11
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You can jig perch by the bucket here right now, but you need a rowboat or similar.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #12
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The following was posted on the CLFD Facebook today...be careful!

"Cranberry Lake Fire & Rescue Department
With the trageic event that happened in Massena, it should remind everyone to use your head around the ice. The latest warm weather has made the ice dangerous to be on. BE SAFE!"
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #13
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Anybody know the ice thickness of Blue Mountain Lake?
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #14
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Anybody know the ice thickness of Blue Mountain Lake?
No, but there are shanties on the ice as of 2 weeks ago.
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