View Full Version : Any safe ice yet?

01-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Is there anything even slightly resembling safe ice anywhere within tge 495 belt?

I'm heading north this weekend hoping to find some suitable conditions, but I definitely want to hit the local waterways as well!

Night Shift
01-13-2012, 04:49 PM
I drive by quite a few ponds every day on my way to and from work. The just started to lock up last week and with the rain we had yesterday I am not very confident they are safe. But they still do have ice. Having said that, I did see some holes cut in a pond my house on the north shore last weekend. I do plan to check out a few of the more popular spots Sunday and Monday to see how much ice this weekends arctic blast has produced. With the lack of snow cover it should be substantial.

This weekend I would head north, but next weekend we might have a chance at some of the smaller ponds closer to home. Be carefull and catch a monster.

Rappin Mikey
01-14-2012, 07:16 AM
If you have monday off, I would hold out till then. It's going to be prime ice making weather the next few days. You should definitely find some ponds that are safe by Monday.

Rob Rockcrawler
01-14-2012, 08:53 AM
My lake was about 90% covered yesterday when i came home around 4 PM. This morning its 90% open again. Even though it was cold last night the wind blew it up.

Rob Rockcrawler
01-16-2012, 04:33 AM
Yesterday there was about 1.5 inches of nice black ice. It should be safe today.

01-16-2012, 11:21 AM
My pond if safe as I was just on it. It is down in a hollow so no wind got to it last night.

01-16-2012, 12:41 PM
My inlaws live on Rogers Lake in Old Lyme CT.

Zero ice Saturday

01-16-2012, 12:48 PM
alot of the ponds around here are locked up.. as long as they survive the rain tomorrow.. we'll be in good shape next week... although I'm still going to drive a few hours north..

The Dad Fisherman
01-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Saw some kids skating on one of the local ponds around here....checked it and it looked like a solid 2-3 inches of good black ice....need a couple more nights like we just had and it will be Go-Time

01-18-2012, 06:35 AM
My daughter and friends just went out :)
I am sure I taught her well !!
report to follow tonight

Looks like they did go and landed a few :jump1:

01-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Kids were skating on Wilson's Reservoir (Pascoag RI) on Monday