Who's ready for ICE?

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Who's ready for ICE?

How many of you are ready for ice fishing? How many will be venturing out this weekend, or before? Anyone got any ice thickness reports yet? The time is upon us to venture out onto the hardwater and jig-em up boys... Safety first though... less than 3 inches, stay off...

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I've already been out. Southwest of Grand Forks. Ice was about 4 inches, but then again, this is probably only an acre or 2 big. Caught lots of perch, missed a northern on a tip-up, saw lots of little northerns on the aqua view. It was really nice to get out and brush up on the jiggin' skills.


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I fish the big lake so ice fishing is a long way's out.  But, to answer your question...I checked "Yes" in the poll!

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Me! Me! Me!  

The Hob had re-opened with all the wind yesterday.  Maybe next week.

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got a prairy truck fish house for christmas, i'm not suppose to know about yet, so yes, i'm ready for it. Hopefully now, "no finger" ice fishing will be comfy now, lol

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sure am ready to go, i fish devils lake and i saw a couple guys out on sunday afternoon. i am going to go out on thursday hopefully. some parts that i saw of the lake were freezing over on sunday. good luck and keep on jigging

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BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!

 

Good Luck and Good Fishin'

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WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

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I was out walking on about 3" by heckers. As of friday new john's was open and so was most of east and west park, but should be froze over now. Heard of a guy fishing on round lake on sunday. Can't wait to put the house up at new john's and not catch anything again, but maybe it'll pick up this year.

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I will be snooping around Velva Bay area Friday afternoon too. The ice should form up nicely this week. Stizo :)

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3-5 inches on pelican up on DL

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Would anyone have any reports for waters in the western
part of the state? I know it's suppose to get colder and
stay colder, but I'm curious as to how the ice is starting
to form and where. Anyone with any input, please??

Thank You and all my tip-ups that are hot in my hands
thank you !!!!!!!!

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greyrider,

Ice has formed on the smaller bodies but I'm not sure on the big bodies yet.  I believe I'm heading home so I'll let ya know when I get there!

Tim Sandstrom


 

 

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Tim,

I'm in the Dickinson area so any info you can give me would
be helpful.

Thank You

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I know a gal that fishes in the Dickinson area (going to college) and I'll probably get the down-low from the Scenic.  I'll let ya know!

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For all of you who like to have to the minute up dates on how the ice looks here is the site for lake wood boat ramps web cam on DV.
http://www.ndtel.com/web-cams/lakewood.htm

doesn't look like anybody yet, but I'm sitting here watching waiting. Maybe a brave soul will try this weekend.

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There is ice at the bridge on the big lake. But they are still breaking it up. I suppose some people will be trying up around tobacco this weekend. I think I'll have pass and try for a whitetail buck with the bow instead.


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you guys are nuts. i won't feel sorry for anyone who falls thru ice that is less than 10" thick.

I say to hell with that pot o' gold.

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whitetail-master,
Spiritwood is still open as of tonight. I'll let you know if it's still open on thursday. Hopefully it freezes soon. I can't wait to get out there and catch some Zander 'Eyes.

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DUHUH? iam ready the auger runs and the fish house is all set still have to respool all my rods and get my tackle ready also need to find my spikes

 

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Just a rumor, but I might frequent the hard water a little more this season !!!

Time will tell, I love my son's wrestling but want to ice fish !!!

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I hear early ice is supposed to be the cat's meow for fishing, but take it from someone who fell through as a kid. That water is cold! And......it's really difficult to pull yourself back up on the ice, so take your picks and wear a flotation device if you are out screwing around on 3-5 inches of ice.

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Big water iced over last nite. It still isnt think enough for me to walk on when a tossed rock breaks threw maybe by the weekend

I have a fever...and the only prescription...is more walleyes!!

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Im ready for snow

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Bluegills,

I'll be home this weekend.  Maybe just maybe we'll be fishing?

Tim S.


 

 

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Some guys dropped a vehicle through today, and came looking for more rope/cable/chains to pull it out. Crazy - way to thin for me to even walk on, and they are driving on it!!

Pat

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no ice.at least not for jig em up josh!he needs to stay at work and work.

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Im ready to go and might go this weekend!!!!!!! Or Go Yote hunt.

Triggerman