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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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HOW thick is your ice!

Today was my first trip of the season out on the ice. Cut a bunch of holes and jigged them for about a hour, caught a few nice perch then i got cold. I am fishing a local pond in Sandwich and it measures 4.5 on the tape measure a little thinner on the edges but all clear black ice
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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Today was my first trip of the season out on the ice. Cut a bunch of holes and jigged them for about a hour, caught a few nice perch then i got cold. I am fishing a local pond in Sandwich and it measures 4.5 on the tape measure a little thinner on the edges but all clear black ice
We had 4 and 1/2 to 5'' yesterday in Yarmouth on the west end of Long Pond, but its supposed to get warm next few daysAnd some ponds have good ice and othersssss nat so mach, be careful

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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A solid 10"-12" on the ponds up here in my neck of the woods......all good black ice too...

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Around 6 here in Easton. Is black ice better for safety?

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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I fished on 16"-`19" on Saturday...a week ago the same lake had 12"...

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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Around 6 here in Easton. Is black ice better for safety?
Yep....most of your Ice/Weight charts are based on Clear/Black ice. The white ice has airbubbles/pockets that weakens the ice. Not saying you can't walk on it....just weaker than black.

You can drive on 7" of Black Ice

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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Around 6 here in Easton. Is black ice better for safety?
How deep is the pond you guys fished in Easton on Sunday? It's much closer than where I went and from the looks of Niko's pics, there are some decent fish in there.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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We fished from 8-25 ft.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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I'd go Sunday nearby John.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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I'd go Sunday nearby John.
Hows the temps between now and then look for the ice being safe on Sunday?

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rain with 50s till thursday then teens and lows 30's after that. We should get Trask to come and send him out

Winnicunitt should be good.
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rain with 50s till thursday then teens and lows 30's after that. We should get Trask to come and send him out

Winnicunitt should be good.
Trask would probably try to auger me in the head, lol. There was a small crowd of guys out there this morning when I went to work. Is Winny a bass, perch and pickerel pond?

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #13
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I fished on 16"-`19" on Saturday...a week ago the same lake had 12"...
And the fried eggs were making ice on top as the bottoms were burning.
What a mess!
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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Trask would probably try to auger me in the head, lol. There was a small crowd of guys out there this morning when I went to work. Is Winny a bass, perch and pickerel pond?
Yes.
Although the state F&G pond map section states thatere are pike, I haven't heard of anyone catching any.

It also has crappies.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:05 AM   #15
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Ice

Forest Lake in Methuen only had 4" as of this past Sunday, Feb 3.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #16
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Webster in central MA went from 10 inches to 5 inches after the wind and rain. Thou the fishing been good.

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