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The weather is warm! The ice is dangerous!

3/12/19 @ 3:42 PM
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jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

Once again, it is that time of the year when people are worried about the ice when it gets a bit warm. In my area, ice is 16 to 20 inches at this time. I'm all for peoples safety. But there always seems to be some unnecessary worry or even panic about the ice this time of the year. From your experience,  when is it time to really be careful,  and at what point should people stay off the ice?

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4/9/19 @ 12:58 PM
USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

I'm giving her one more shot next tuesday. Striker suit floats, ATV doesn't.

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4/9/19 @ 11:47 AM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
USER since 12/19/11

Or when to go all in...  no pun intended.

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4/9/19 @ 11:43 AM
perch chaser
perch chaser
USER since 2/6/03

Kinda reminds me of the lyrics in an old Kenny Rogers song. " you gotta know when to hold and when to fold ".

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4/9/19 @ 9:15 AM
clueless
clueless
USER since 10/24/04

Personally for myself the ice is getting very iffy. I fished last Mon- Fri in Oneida and Vilas county. Lakes I fished ranged from 19-23" but it was a very soft ice. Since then we have had a half day of rain and 2 days in the fifties. Snow in the open areas really took a beating. A friend dropped an ATV through Fri on a shoreline of a very small lake,3' fow. I think I would only fish now if I see "other guys out there." They are predicting 6-10" here of wet and heavy. Be safe!

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4/9/19 @ 7:34 AM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
USER since 12/19/11

What do the folks think this snow is going to do to the ice up north? It was already starting to get soft, some lakes starting to come up in chunks when you drilled but it was still solid for the most part. This wet heavy stuff makes me a little nervous. Definitely time for the spud bar and life jacket. Any input?

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4/3/19 @ 10:40 PM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02

Still plenty of ice up north, but the weather is warming up! Should be interesting how long it lasts.

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3/25/19 @ 4:20 PM
Poppster
Poppster
USER since 2/15/19

Summerfest... really??? Wow, I went for a dip on Friday in Racine cnty...  My season is done and will be in Ireland for the crappie spawn...  I'm bummed

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3/25/19 @ 4:09 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

Saw guys ice fishing summer fest lagoon yesterday.  That is just dumb for many reasons at this point.  

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3/25/19 @ 10:13 AM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
USER since 12/19/11

Things are just heating up in the northwoods. Two guys with 11 crappies over 14" and 3 over 15" this weekend. Best day of fishing that I'll probably never experience again. Shorelines are getting soft but still 2'+ of solid ice on the main lake. Late ice at its finest!

Edited on 3/25/19 10:14 AM
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3/25/19 @ 10:06 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Yes I am sad to say my ice days for the year are over.  Until next ice season, guess I have to put up with open water!!

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