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Start an OPEN water post here. I am sure we have some neighbors from the south on here, Iowa, Nebraska Missouri....People that travel or are from an area where the ice is thawing or off the lakes. Keep it updated as the the thaw moves North.

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I would guess you mean lakes, rather than streams and rivers right? theres open water around here all year right?

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I get you. As of today, we are locked with ice, roughly 12" in the far NE corner of Nebraska. High 50's today knocked it down some I imagine. I know from other sites that lakes are pretty much open in the south central regions and have been for awhile.

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We have open water in the LAKE:)

Doesn't do any good when the landings are not usable though. I would be out there right now if I could get the boat out.

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Awesome prov1900, 12" is that kind of your norm down there for ice? So your thaw is 2 weeks away or so? You big lake men need to invest in some hovercrafts.... think of the possibilities!!

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Not the norm at all. In fact this year and last we hit the 20ish inch mark. Prior to that, we had several years of 6 to 8"'s. Global warming?

Good thread btw, like you, I am done with ice fishing and looking forward to some B.A.S.S. style hooksets.

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Any updates from the south? Bring on the heat wave, tropical heat wave! Anybody else think of Grumpy Old Men when it gets warm out?

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In the NE corner of Nebraska, the ice has turned that "fateful" color of charcoal, or whatever the color is to describe honeycombed ice. Won't be long. On a side note, hit a river last Thursday and caught my first walleye for 09 the real way, from my boat. 18" fish, not a bad way to start the year.

Bring on the warmer weather.

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In Omaha, Ne we have open water and some of the lakes have the docks in at the public launches smile I got my boat out of storage last week and will try to get out this weekend.

Haack

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Old news, but we are all open. Of course the weather is in the low 30's, so am looking forward to a July walleye spawn grin

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July!! That means our spawn will be what August and as late as October in some areas way north. Thats really going to mess the pre ice bite up.

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I was fishing from my boat all day yesterday and it was 70 degrees and sunny.

I'm stationed down here at Ft Campbell, KY

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"I was fishing from my boat all day yesterday and it was 70 degrees and sunny."

Smart!@#$@#! grin

We are slowly melting the 4 in, of snow we got yesturday, but this wind isn't helping much. Only have a small lake near here. It is open, but haven't heard of anyone fishing it yet. Most of the action has been on the rivers for walleye and northerns. We have been fishing a marsh area for panfish, but that has been inconsistent with all the changes in weather. July mite be about right for spring!

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