Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Rippinlip

Ice-out guesstamations

Recommended Posts

It is that time of year again to guess what day you think your favorite body of water is going to be ice-free.

For me that would be Lake Mazaska in Rice County and my guess would be.......
April 11th.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

They way March has been so far I'm not looking for an early ice-out on Clearwater. If you had asked me two weeks ago, I'd have said mid-March. That's now only a week off and we have more ice than we had in Feb.

And I do wish it would stop snowing. We had flowers coming up last month, and they're now buried under several inches of new snow. I was amazed we got 12 people out last nite for precinct caucus -- roads were messy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The average ice out date, up on the big "V", is the 27th of April. The lake has been making more ice than it did during January. It could be a late one, unless the weather shows some improvement.

------------------
Terry Sjoberg
Ace guide service.
Beautiful Lake Vermilion.
aceguideservice.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ely lake-- I would have to say April 25. (I had to print a retraction with the recent sun)
There is still over 2 feet of ice.

Ely lake expert

[This message has been edited by Ely lake expert (edited 03-27-2002).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ely lake expert, I hope your wrong. Im going to be in the area for opener. I would help if the ice is off. Im going to say may 4th. For ely lake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You really aren't optimistic are you?? Here is what I know. We are at least a foot of ice short of what we normally have around the DL area( yesterday I measured 15-20"), so i'm going to go with an april 15th ice out. You need to realize the strength of the sun this time of year. Should be a pretty normal ice out I'll guess. Just need to see the sun though!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This mild winter was pushing toward a late March ice-out in the Alexandria area. Two years ago ice-out was March 27...earliest in a hundred years. Last year April 27....This year...

Even with the recent cold snap, the mild February weather and melt caused a lot of honeycombing...and now even 20 degree days will melt with the sun at a higher angle...

My guess would be April 10...or sooner (hopefully)...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I think we need to revive this topic.

I still think it's at least 3 weeks out. What does everyone else think?

!!!!!!!I WANT OPEN WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif


------------------
John K., a.k.a. wastewaterguru
Prior Lake, Minnesota

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Wastewater -- Altho ice on Clearwater is unpredictable and in parts dangerous, it is still ICE. Without major weather change, we are at least 3 weeks off for "ice out."

BJ may have to rethink his crappie tourney.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, there's still 9" on Prior Lake. IT's not looking good.

I thought I heard 50 degrees on Sunday smile.gif

------------------
John K., a.k.a. wastewaterguru
Prior Lake, Minnesota

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ely lake,

I withdraw my prediction. I'll go with April 22. I honestly would still drive on some of the lakes. Last weekend I found 2+ feet. Some lakes with muddy bottoms are really weak though. The ice is falling apart in some spots. Some sunshine will do wonders to the ice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We could have ice out in the next week or two the way it is going today. We have alot of open water, with the wind at 15-30 the next two days, it will go fast. I put all my ice fishing stuff away today. Where I was ice fishing yesterday is now open today, so I better quite!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like Tetonka could oren up early this year. About 1/3 of it is open now a couple ao wind switches and it be gone. I think the average for Tetonka is the 2nd week of April.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hammer,

Drove out to do some crappie fishing saturday 3/30. I splashed around in the slush on the top of the ice, but there was a good 2 feet of solid ice underneath.

Ely lake expert

P.S. (good fishing too)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Used the impulse mayflys today, the fish were not biting well. I ended up catching a few nice gills on the mayflys but more fish with  the demon/ waxie combo. I want to try some lighter line with the horizontal jig /impulse mayfly and see what happens. Maybe 5 years ago I moved away from winter panfish fishing. I am so glad I am back catching panfish, a very enjoyable way to pass a winter morning!
    • 13 years ago I had my heart set on a Lund, I went with an Alumacraft because I could rig it out nicer with the money I was allotted by my better half at the time..........no regrets.
    • Ive owned 7 Lunds and don't see another one in the future.  Also been looking at the A-crafts.  The 205 trophy.  Have a 13' Lund Tyee 1800 now.  Good boat but its too light for big water.  Really like the fit and finish of the Aluma's.  The black windshield trim is sharp and the carpet on the top of the gunwale is also nice.  Really impressed.  Not gonna take out a mortgage to buy a glass boat either.
    • I’ve never done anything with mine. I store it standing up and in the fall change the oil if I remember. Haven’t had any issues yet. 
    • I had problems with my 02. I found that the plug on the truck side going to the plug at the bumper was corroded. I hope that made sense I cleaned it up and put dielectric grease on it.    
    • I would put some Seafoam in the ga.........................  oh never mind. 😁
    • I rode the trails around big lake today, mostly to get used to the new trails. trails were awesome, they must have groomed last night, rode to becker and back and some other playing around. all in all I put on 42 miles today. I will ride into the orrock area tomorrow. don't ride that much around here anymore, mostly aitkin co. now. looks like the trails around the sand dunes look good, I will give it a shot tomorrow.
    • I'm guessing not much. I know the one pounders threads can start to rust in a humid environment, but am not sure if that would be an issue if still attached? I know nothing about propane augers,  is there an oil tank to keep the engine lubed? And if so, does it need to be refreshed or drained every once in a while? It's not like you need to worry about bad gas gumming up the system.   Mostly,  I'm just replying to give you something to read TJ. Hopefully somebody else will chime in with more knowledge.  
    • Possibility of moisture getting into them after washing the stove top and around the burners? My wife is good at that.
    • I get it, like the woman in the commercial. You are clever. 
×