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Old 01-31-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Taking a hit

Ha, fooled you.
I was enjoying my time on the ice before the rain and warm weather and was wondering whether 6 or 7 inches of black ice can endure these conditions safely.Any brave souls that have measured the damage.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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i'll tie a rope to you and you can go out and check

my 1st wife didn't like me fishing so much
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Back into the deep freeze for an extended period they say Chris.....should build up what was lost in no time!

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Yes. Our area went from 5-8 to NOTHING.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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Yes. Our area went from 5-8 to NOTHING.
Same with the pond at the end of my street. The edges had some ice this morning but most of it was iceless. My kids skating ring in the yard went from solid ice to water filled with leaves and sticks after all the wind.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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Winnicutt is not fishable, there is open water over by the Chateau
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Winnicutt is not fishable, there is open water over by the Chateau
Most of it was open water. Did you see how messed up the ice near the shore was? It looks like it was all smashed up and then re-froze before settling.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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Most of it was open water. Did you see how messed up the ice near the shore was? It looks like it was all smashed up and then re-froze before settling.
That's all I saw, I was sitting in the Chateau eating dinner with wifey.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #10
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Most of it was open water. Did you see how messed up the ice near the shore was? It looks like it was all smashed up and then re-froze before settling.
That's how the Watuppa was. 1300 Acres of frozen ended up the NE section of the pond. From shore to about 40-50 feet out. It looked insane like broken glass piled up. Very weird looking. The day of the heaviest wind was also a crazy sight. There was smoke/fog blowing over the bottom of rt 6 and 195 between the 2 ponds where Lepages is. Less than 100 yds vis looking south with the wind hauling the steam in your face across road was a sight to see.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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Fished some fairly scary ice yesterday, few flags, but not on my tilts.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:42 PM   #12
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14 inches of ice where l was this weekend.....great day Saturday on the ice
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #13
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we had a good 5-6" today small pond that is protected from the wind. 1 st time out for my 6 year old and picked up a nice fish on the first drop . she cant wait to do it again. yet it was a short day aprox 1 1/2 but she loved it and all that matters. hot co-co and snacks help.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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6-8" average at both ponds I fished this weekd up in Westford and N Chelmsford.

For some places last weeks wind and rain were a death knell for the ice, whee on others it just cleaned the crap ice off the top leaving smooth clear black ice!
People were skating everywhere I went. (even some while they fished!)
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