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Worst...winter...ever

2/9/23 @ 8:09 AM
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tzeilstra
User since 8/4/08
I think with the rainstorm this morning, we can safely say this has been the worst ice season ever. I mean really...it's brutally warm for all of December, gets cold for Christmas for 4 days, then gets brutally warm again for a solid month. Then gets cold again for 3 days, now it will be warm again for the rest of winter. Awful. Need to put this season out of my head ASAP!
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2/29/24 @ 2:06 PM
OneFineDay
User since 7/22/12
Good read.  Taking into consideration the new Walley regulations on all inland lakes which I greatly applaud, & which lower the daily limit by 40%, I’m wondering if the tribes are willing to lower their take by 40%?  We all could benefit greatly benefit from these two efforts correct?  Do we all want to protect our resources, and be part of the solution or continue to be part of the problem.  
2/29/24 @ 1:13 PM
2/28/24 @ 6:24 PM
n.pike
n.pike
User since 4/2/02
Just when things were looking better for next week. Saw a couple highs in the 30s and low around 20. Looked today and the temps had totally spiked. Where are the strong cold fronts?
2/28/24 @ 9:44 AM
Gill 1774
Gill 1774
PRO MEMBER User since 6/17/03
Worst winter ever I don’t think so. I’ll take the 74° yesterday over the 16° today anytime  
2/26/24 @ 9:42 AM
C-P-R-#1
User since 2/14/08
Fished a Sawyer county lake with family from Wednesday through Saturday.  Our lake had 9" of good ice, and never lost any ice all week / weekend.  Our best family outing for walleye fishing in the last 20years of getting together.
2/25/24 @ 5:17 PM
OneFineDay
User since 7/22/12
West central.  
2/25/24 @ 5:05 PM
Gillespie
User since 2/6/19
OFD, what part of the state are u talking?  Rhinelander / Tomahawk area hasn't lost any ice since Thursday. .  I'm sure it's coming though.
2/25/24 @ 3:57 PM
OneFineDay
User since 7/22/12
Ice went from 7” on Thursday to 5” this morning.  Came off the ice at 10:30 this morning & the ice was very very noisy. Considering the warm weather forecasted, I am in the process of charging up batteries, cleaning up, organizing everything & putting it all away for this year. Fun while it lasted but gotta accept it for what it is. Kinda sad. 
Worst...winter...ever photo by OneFineDay
Worst...winter...ever photo by OneFineDay
Worst...winter...ever photo by OneFineDay
2/25/24 @ 3:24 PM
n.pike
n.pike
User since 4/2/02
I cringe every time I look at the ten-day forecast. It just keeps getting worse and worse and worse and worse!
2/21/24 @ 10:21 PM
n.pike
n.pike
User since 4/2/02
I just know the lakes that I fish. And they all have really good ice right now. I’m sure there are very dangerous situations out there though. Current. Springs. Lakes that just don’t produce  good ice, etc.… gotta know what you’re doing with conditions like this.
2/21/24 @ 8:51 PM
Hunter&Hound
User since 7/24/01
The death in Price county had nothing to do with ice thickness.   Dude cut a carousel in the ice and then drove a utv across it.
2/21/24 @ 7:12 PM
frenchbrit
frenchbrit
User since 7/24/01
Reports are all over the place for ice depth. Local paper reported 4 ATV/UTV through  the ice in the last week or two. I death. Price County.
2/21/24 @ 7:01 PM
n.pike
n.pike
User since 4/2/02
Crazy warm up is here in the northwoods… 
We have 12 inches now from reports I’m hearing... Definitely concerning with the warm-up and sunny weather coming. I will rest on this hope though. Here are the lows for the next 10 days……24, 25, 7, 5, 23, 26, 28, 8, 6, 13


2/18/24 @ 8:24 AM
Gill 1774
Gill 1774
PRO MEMBER User since 6/17/03
Tichigan nearly all open.  Good news. Although this comes from a guy that doesnt ice fish I just like to see open water. 
2/11/24 @ 1:39 PM
n.pike
n.pike
User since 4/2/02
Ice is in great shape up north. 
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