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  • Be careful with early boat launching

    Yeah i'm pretty sure ice can do damage to boats, be careful out there guys.

    no boats were harmed

  • #2
    Wow! Awesome you guys get such a long season!

    We still have feet of ice on the northern lakes

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    • #3
      I'm curious i'm in NE indiana where about are you that you still have that much ice on the lake this time of year?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by h_2_o View Post
        I'm curious i'm in NE indiana where about are you that you still have that much ice on the lake this time of year?
        At this time of year? It's still winter!

        Many places I'm sure. Like anywhere in interior Canada. Northern Minnesota hasn't had a day over 39 degrees since November. It was -15F two days ago. Depending how close to the Canadian border here there's still 1-2' of snow on top of 2-3' of ice!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RxMC View Post
          there's still 1-2' of snow on top of 2-3' of ice!
          Took me a second... that's FEET! Crazy!

          Most of our mountain lakes in Utah still have ~6" of ice on top. I'm hoping to be on the water within the next month.
          -Tolman
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          • #6
            Well you need a foot or so of good ice to drive full size trucks on a lake. It will get in the 40's and 50's soon, a lot of wind, and it will all be gone in a month! https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ice_out/...html?year=2020
            Of course the water will still be 40 degrees.


            To the op, I do see a little ice or slush in the photo. Can you imagine hitting a chunk at speed? Might be like hitting a floating bowling ball!

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            • #7
              2 weeks and counting

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              • #8
                SE Michigan here and the water just opened up in front of my place. Still half frozen though. I'm about a month out for dock and boats.

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                • #9
                  With the time change I may actually be able to get out after work now, and we're in the 80s this week...not to rub it in for our northern friends here...
                  Tim
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                  • #10
                    Still waiting.

                    Central Minnesota lakes just opened up this week. Get surfing! Unfortunately for local business owners many lakes up north will still have ice for the May 14 fishing opener.

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