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Open water?

Postby Reelax » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:34 am

I know this is probably futile... but here goes... :o

Does anyone know of any open water we can still launch from? I got the itch :?
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Re: Open water?

Postby fishy1 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:43 am

is converse froze in essex has no ice dont know about willsboro launch
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Re: Open water?

Postby dry net » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:16 pm

converse was open sat morning, ramp needed to be plowed
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Re: Open water?

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:37 pm

I would place a wager that Port Douglas is open and that would involve a Grand Isle Ferry round trip of $50 with boat plus extra time on the road to get there. Deep freeze coming up for 4-5 days later this week.
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Re: Open water?

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:24 am

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Re: Open water?

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:27 am

50 miles from Essex Jct and 1 hr. 23 minutes.




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Re: Open water?

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:36 am

I am waiting till mid-March. :) 6-8 weeks or so. Days are getting longer. 12-22 my boat was winterized with about a 3 month rest. First month is out of the way. I won't drag my boat + trailer over wet or frozen salted roads.
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Re: Open water?

Postby drachma » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:44 am

Hi guys,

Lake Sebago is still open over near me, but, no one over here is excited about Frostbite Fishing s we were before I moved from VT to ME. Randy, you take the prize however for being Mr. Frostbite!

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Re: Open water?

Postby keithm87 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:23 pm

Call me crazy, but I am really hoping for a broad lake freeze this year! Now that I am really into ice fishing, I have been waiting for a year where it freezes, last time was 2015, and I was not nearly as interested in cold water fish as I am now... stuck mainly to pike back then, but the itch to jig a champ laker, and hand fight a screaming salmon has hit me strong!!! Bring on the ice!
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Re: Open water?

Postby fishy1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:44 pm

keithm87 wrote:Call me crazy, but I am really hoping for a broad lake freeze this year! Now that I am really into ice fishing, I have been waiting for a year where it freezes, last time was 2015, and I was not nearly as interested in cold water fish as I am now... stuck mainly to pike back then, but the itch to jig a champ laker, and hand fight a screaming salmon has hit me strong!!! Bring on the ice!

will keep you posted on ice conditions in westport and crown point bridge area a nice 30 plus inch laker was jigged up here this mornning.
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Re: Open water?

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:16 am

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Re: Open water?

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:11 pm

Might need a seat warmer ? :lol:
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Re: Open water?

Postby Black Ghost (Ken) » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:48 pm

My guess is that even if we could launch that we'd be fighting ice floes. February (tomorrow) isn't typically good for launching or fishing unless we have relatively mild weather throughout the Frostbite Season. Does anyone remember that last extended run of mild weather?

Oh, by the way - I just came back from Cabo and there's no way I'm ready to launch onto LC!
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Re: Open water?

Postby fishy1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:07 pm

starting monday 45 to 50 degrees warming trend.
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Re: Open water?

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 pm

Lot of ice in front of Burlington today.

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