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GlassEyeangler

First Ice?

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i'm interested in knowing everyone's predicition of when first ice will come?

i live in the south metro, and predicting Nov 27th.

please post where you are, and the date.

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I would hope it would be sooner but I predict 12-01-09

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For the last 5 years at least its been the weekend either before of after Thanksgiving, Am counting down the days

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WE will be fishing well before Thanksgiving up here.

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1st weekend in Dec. for South Metro/Southern MN. It's been that weekend for a few years now.

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last year i ice fished on thanks giving..129 days yahhhhooooo!! after bird hunting opens those fill fly by like barnswallows.

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With the weather like today we should have hard water by Labor Day

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Its felt like september the last couple days and its got my all excited!My guess would be thanksgiving,hopelully sooner!

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iknow its creepy to dig in the tackle box n your jigs are cold also when going 20 in a boat it feels like sticking your head outa car window... i hope she dips below 40 tonight fellas!!!

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I'm hoping a few days after the bird season closes the tenth of dec would be nice

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December 3rd in Southern Minnesota,

want it to be here sooner, but I will let the open water fisherman fish too.

Mark

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I'd be happy if they never freeze. grin

I'd be happy if they never thawed!

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1st week of Dec - SW Metro.

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Hopefully be out fishing in the south metro by December 1st.

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I had a dream (more like a nightmare) last night that we were a month into icefishing and I hadn't been out yet. My God the horror.

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i'm still sticking with the 27th of Nov., but i really want it to be here NOW!

hey, toughguy...i would need months of therapy after a dream like that.

the bright side is...4.5 more months to go - woohoo!

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The oceanic event called "El Nino",is known to give us mid westerners a unusually mild winter and an "El Nino" has now formed in the Pacific ocean and is expected to persist and strengthen throughout the winter of 09-10.This does not bode well for early or good ice I'm afraid. cry

Let's hope they're wrong.

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i was walking around on thanksgiving last year
Same here. Although I won't be venturing out on 3" this year. I'll hold off for 4"

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el nino may delay ice a few weeks at best. We always get enough ice to walk on. That's all I need.

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