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TonkaBass

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My prediction is that the metro lakes will be open on April 8th smile I sure hope so anyways, I seriously can't take it anymore!!!!

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Madison lake in Blue Earth Co. and Lake Emily in LeSueur Co. are OPEN. There may be more open but I haven't seen it myself. They were both froze over Sunday!

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I think a lake like Forest or Minnewashta will be open by April 3rd. Smaller lakes before then. There is a small lake by my work that is a 50 degree windy rain away from being open.

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May 1st is my prediction here

The Duluth area is getting heavy rains right now, but I think the ice will hold out for quite a couple more weeks

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I dont ever fish down that way. The farthest south I fish is Eveleth area usually.

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Well, it's snowing in Bemidji right now... So that doesn't help much... The smaller lakes are usually open around the 15th to 20th of April on the average. Lake Bemidji is usually out by the 25th to 28th.

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I am thinking the Brainerd area lakes will be open between the 15th and 18th of April this year. We have lost a good deal of ice the past few days with the rain and wind. For sure earlier than last year.

Sure looking forward to open water just like everyone else on this board. It has been a long and cold winter for sure!

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we've had open water down here in Iowa for a couple weeks now. Definately much earlier ice off compared to last year!

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I gotta say I think it will be before most of the dates I am reading, that warm loooong rain here around the metro and west did some major damage to already weak ice. As stated some lakes are already starting to open and many are becoming un-fishable, that is a sign that it wont be long. I will be in my boat by the first weekend of april, 10 days!

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That what I'm talking about. I am so ready! Hopefully once the lakes do open up, the sun will show itself again smile

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Snelling Lake looked almost all the way open today as I passed by it. Gotta be coming soon for most lakes! whoohooo!

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We have open water down here in northwest IA, so if the weather cooperates I might just have to get the boat out and go do some fishing next week!!

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Well with this cool spell it'll be pushed back a ways. Some of the runoff ponds around here are open (south metro), and the smaller lakes are showing black ice so it shouldn't take more than a few days of warm sunshine for small lakes.

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