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Old 12-15-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Love this cold

Only for a couple of selfish reasons. Skiing and ice fishing can help shake the shack nasties any time.

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:02 AM   #2
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I can make glass till the cows come home when its cold like this. August... not so much.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:41 PM   #3
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Bring it on.... High hopes fo CC ice this year....
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:36 AM   #4
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We gotta be getting close out here in central mass. I'm waiting for the skinny neighbor kid to get out on the ice. The 15 day forecast looks pretty good except for a couple days. I hope to be on the ice xmas day.

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Old 12-16-2017, 02:23 PM   #5
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I can make glass till the cows come home when its cold like this. August... not so much.
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You must not use much gas to actually heat your shop in the winter huh. What are you running at like 2200f?
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:38 PM   #6
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Should be able to be on ice this coming weekend in central Mass.

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Old 12-17-2017, 03:10 PM   #7
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You must not use much gas to actually heat your shop in the winter huh. What are you running at like 2200f?
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Sometimes 2300 when I am filling up my furnace. Working temp is 2000. I idle it down at night to 1850. Its the only heat source for my shop and its hard to regulate the temp in the building. All or nothing....
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:02 PM   #8
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First trip of the season. ..lots of stunted crappie. ..one small large mouth. ..4" of ice..lots of skaters
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:21 PM   #9
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stove runnin 24/7 1 degree days ahead.... ugh
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Old 12-24-2017, 06:56 AM   #10
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Super cold starting Tuesday forcasted for a least a week.....
Ho Ho Ho, fingers crossed for local ice.....
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:59 AM   #11
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Hate this crap, played golf Xmass eve day and that might be it for a while, but I'm hesitant to dig out the boards. Much as I used to love skiing, I have no desire to drive two hours, shell out $75 to ski when it's in the single digits.

I remember one very cold morning at Sunday River, when I popped out early for first tracks, short couple hundred yard run out of the hotel to the bottom of the lift and about two towers up the lift stops for over an hour. Was frozen to the core by the time I got to the top, then later in the pm hit some ice I didn't see and severely herniated a disc requiring surgery a few months later; not my best weekend.

Looks like a lot of gym time this week.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:27 PM   #12
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Bring it on.... High hopes for CC ice this year....
I should be careful for what I ask for! ;-)
I'll be cutting thru 10" + tomorrow with chisel
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:48 PM   #13
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I hear lots of talk about "butts freezing to the ice" and "shiners in a block of ice" but have yet to see a picture of any fish.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:54 PM   #14
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how this beans,, LOL

great day on the ice, tough time getting back to the pickup,,, sled no worky without snow, snow was there when I started :-)
Had another beauty up to the hole and lost it,,, hole too tight, dah
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little above freezing tonight, hitting 40 deg tomorrow by noon, with eight to ten inches of ice ya think it il still be safe?

hate to miss out on more ice fishing, looks like this might be the end of it on CC :-(

have auger will travel, Thanks Chris (sea dangles) hope you made out all right today... little more notice next time and we'll get er dun :-)
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:08 AM   #15
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how this beans,, LOL

great day on the ice, tough time getting back to the pickup,,, sled no worky without snow, snow was there when I started :-)
Had another beauty up to the hole and lost it,,, hole too tight, dah
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http://www.striped-bass.com/Stripert...1&d=1515458594this "heat wave" shouldn't effect 8-10in much.......a cheap kayak carrier strapped under your sled will solve your stuff pull

little above freezing tonight, hitting 40 deg tomorrow by noon, with eight to ten inches of ice ya think it il still be safe?

hate to miss out on more ice fishing, looks like this might be the end of it on CC :-(

have auger will travel, Thanks Chris (sea dangles) hope you made out all right today... little more notice next time and we'll get er dun :-)
8-10in shouldn't be effected much, a cheap kayak carrier strapped under your sled should solve your stuff pull
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:44 AM   #16
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8-10in shouldn't be effected much, a cheap kayak carrier strapped under your sled should solve your stuff pull
Hmmmm, thanks T
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:55 AM   #17
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Want to go tomorrow ray?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:22 AM   #18
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lots of snow ... ice approaching the 2' mark...
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:37 AM   #19
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a little different story where I fish... 18 -20"" of ice...big ice flows pushing up on the shore...I had to use a chain saw to cut a ramp for the 4 wheeler... edges are drifted in some places 4 -5'... others are bare ice...
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:22 PM   #20
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:47 PM   #21
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lots of snow ... ice approaching the 2' mark...
gees, I need a bigger chisel... :-)


heads out for bait this morn and bait shop closed, not sure what's up with that, bummer

had 7 shiners from day before and gave it a short.... glad I did
no snow cap today and me thinks that's what got things realy movin..

7 shiners, seven bass, 5 up through the holes, one lost at the hole and one (basszilla) severed the main line to the leader.. SOB :-(

was like a blitz, no sooner gets the second tippy in the first went off, then the second, all I had time for was to put in a third...

warm and windy,,,, beautiful day... hope this lasts CC

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now this thread is looking like it belongs on a fishing site. Beautiful fish and fun times. That is what life is all about.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:23 PM   #23
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Todays extravaganza
Great day Chris and Paul (sea dangles and niko)
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wonder if we could have cut a hole out there
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:29 AM   #24
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Took a floating holiday ( no pun intended) yesterday to explore a part of lake Winnipesauke I haven't fished in about five years because we just haven't had the ice.. and it's too far to walk...we had 10" of solid clear ice on the "thin" areas...my primary target was rainbows .. I did a little laker fishing and landed one that was about 20" ( length of the scoop) and lost 2 to the rocks before adding a small float to the line to keep it suspended during the long initial run ... my phone was on the charger in my pop up when I got the laker so no picture...we are limited to 2 fishing devices each on Winni so prospecting is slow...
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:50 AM   #25
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Wow, those are beautiful ....
And the scenery ...

Rolled in corn meal pan fried in butter on an open fire, life is good... :-)
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:42 PM   #26
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We ALWAYS have a January thaw, and it ALWAYS gets the recurring questions of ice safety.

Here's one way to look at it...

It took how many days of sub freezing days to form the ice we have? (almost 2 weeks?)
Do you think one warm/wet day can melt all that snow and ice?

NO.

What will most likely happen is that the snow cover will be first to go, and maybe, MAYBE an inch of ice will follow.

Then most standing water will refreeze late Saturday and Sunday.

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Old 01-11-2018, 05:28 PM   #27
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We ALWAYS have a January thaw, and it ALWAYS gets the recurring questions of ice safety.

Here's one way to look at it...

It took how many days of sub freezing days to form the ice we have? (almost 2 weeks?)
Do you think one warm/wet day can melt all that snow and ice?

NO.

What will most likely happen is that the snow cover will be first to go, and maybe, MAYBE an inch of ice will follow.

Then most standing water will refreeze late Saturday and Sunday.
I like your thinking,,, but walking through slush is unnerving on the ponds... :-)
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