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Any ice in southern Wisconsin?

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11/30/22 @ 7:52 PM
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Fishyonme93
User since 12/18/11

Was just curious if there is any ice in southern Wisconsin I haven’t been able to get out and check any places out yet this year. Thanks in advance 

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1/11/23 @ 9:38 AM
MCC1364
User since 7/2/22

Wow same old story in Southeast Wisconsin EVERY winter now.Wasn't like this 50 years ago,you'd be driving cars on Browns Lake by now.No snow again either for second winter in a row.LAME.

1/11/23 @ 8:23 AM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

Thanks for the heads up. Sadly, that's kind of what I was figuring. And that's the lake we were ideally going to hit up. Oh well. Hopefully we get a cold snap at some point this winter. 

Be safe all!

1/10/23 @ 3:03 PM
Leechster
Leechster
PRO MEMBER User since 1/22/21

This was the Browns Lake launch today around 11:30. Could only see 2 different small groups of people. No Atvs. Shoreline appeared getting rough. After today, that shoreline will be much worse.

1/10/23 @ 12:30 PM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

How are the ice conditions in the Racine/Burlington/Kenosha area?  Heading home to Chicago for the weekend and wanted to get together with a friend who has never been on the ice to introduce him to the sport. If he fell through, I don't think he'd want to go again, so looking for a safe(r) lake with decent walking access. 

12/31/22 @ 7:50 PM
Fishyonme93
User since 12/18/11

How’s the ice on Delavan? Thinking about heading out tomorrow. 

12/21/22 @ 3:37 PM
tzeilstra
User since 8/4/08

50's aren't in the forecast yet, but keep your eye on it the next couple of days. As you said, temps keep creeping up and there will be 50's around here next week. Lows right around freezing...could potentially have about 48 hours straight above freezing. Let's hope we make enough ice through Monday to withstand it. 

12/21/22 @ 3:25 PM
MCC1364
User since 7/2/22

Not worried about warmth so much,day's  are so short.I  didn't see any 50's on New Years. But what's  up with warm nights?Just heard snowstorm is missing Milwaukee like always,so ice should be good.

12/21/22 @ 3:20 PM
tzeilstra
User since 8/4/08

MCC, I'd worry more about the heatwave next week than I would about this 3" of powdery snow that will all blow into drifts anyway. With the wind, there won't be much snow (if any) on lakes. 

12/21/22 @ 3:10 PM
MCC1364
User since 7/2/22

Got out ice fishing today first time 30 miles North of Milwaukee. GOOD 3-4 inches of ice,fishing stunk.Now this stupid snowstorm so no more ice making.12-15 inches of ice by mid January in Southern Wisconsin?Dream on.

12/21/22 @ 11:37 AM
tzeilstra
User since 8/4/08

I follow meteorologist message boards and let me tell you, the official forecasts are behind the curve with the upcoming New Years heat wave. Right now it's showing highs around 40, but it's going to be in the 50's New Years Eve/New Years Day in Southern WI. Hopefully we make plenty of ice over the next few days or we'll be starting over again. 

It really is a tough time to be a winter sports fan. Nothing but frustration year after year. 

12/21/22 @ 11:23 AM
svitreum
svitreum
User since 8/29/06

I'm about 20 minutes from the Illinois border and I was on the ice yesterday. I'll be fishing almost every day as long as it holds up. Excluding tomorrow, we have 5 or so days of making ice, so that should lock things up enough to withstand a warming trend. I would really like to see 12"-15" by mid-January so I can drive on my local tip-up lake. I'll pull my sled out if I have to though. I'm optimistic about this Winter. I'm trusting the Farmer's Almanac. 

12/20/22 @ 4:06 PM
Pool8
User since 1/27/17

I'm about as far south in Wisconsin as you can get and there was a lone soul on the little lake by my home 10 minutes ago.  It was partially open a few days ago.  

12/20/22 @ 12:08 PM
MCC1364
User since 7/2/22

Nothing but typical ZERO winter,Global warming  in Southeast Wisconsin starting middle of next week.Hate to say it but told you so.

12/20/22 @ 10:24 AM
Tath20
User since 12/20/22

any reports on phantom yet? Heard that there was a bit of open water but almost completely locked up.

12/17/22 @ 10:37 AM
MCC1364
User since 7/2/22

MC=REALITY. As each day passes  the forecast temperatures Just get warmer. I knew two days  ago this Arctic outbreak forecasted AIN'T gonna  happen.

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