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    Default Some lakes are froze

    Went by Birch lake today on the Richardson Highway and it is completely froze over. Little Harding lake is also froze over. Won't be long before the ice is thick enough to get on and try some hardwater fishing. Yea!!

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    I'm wondering how thick it is now on interior ponds/gravel pits..... so excited!
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    Excited too but it is 82 degrees out. Oh crap, I am in Texas. Won't ever see ice here. They even stop using the outside pools when it gets below ninety.
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    Some neibhborhood kids were ice skating/ playing hockey on part of the float pond in my neighborhood yesterday. Hasnt been above freezing here in 10 or so days and suppose to get below zero tonight so its not far off.

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    I haven't checked Biglake but Wasilla lake is still open so I doubt Biglake has any ice yet. That said I didn't notice 3 small lakes/ponds off of Hollywood road were froze over earlier today. Wont be long now. I know Biglake usually is safe to walk on (at least by South Port) around Thanksgiving so I plan on taking the chain saw out and trying some of the other lakes around here once there is 6-8 inches of ice on them. I don't have an ice auger yet but my chainsaw has a 14 inch bar (little guy) so as long as there isn't any more ice then 13-14 inches I can still get through till I can get an auger or get a friend with one to bring out.

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    Stopped and checked on Jewel Lake yesterday. Its got about 1.5 inches of ice on it. Seems to be starting out good but still need a little more... "fishon"
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    These guys got a head start on all of us. Check this out

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    Looks like thin ice already claimed one Alaskan, seems alcohol was likely involved, but still, we all need to be cautious and patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutleap View Post
    These guys got a head start on all of us. Check this out

    I've fished on 2-3 inches of ice in my younger years.... I'm older and wiser now.... and possibly more chicken chit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    I've fished on 2-3 inches of ice in my younger years.... I'm older and wiser now.... and possibly more chicken chit!
    Im only 26, and even I wont go out on that thin of Ice. And its more because of the chicken chit part lol. I don't feel like polar bear swimming.

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    Im only 26, and even I wont go out on that thin of Ice. And its more because of the chicken chit part lol. I don't feel like polar bear swimming.
    I dont blame y'all i dont think ill be out there till it gets around 8" no reason to take chances.

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    who will dare 1st . Tippy toes. Who wants that fish...

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    Default Nancy Lakes Frozen Yet?

    Anyone know if the lakes in the Nancy Lakes area are frozen yet? We're doing a film project and I need open water...

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    The big lakes like Biglake, Nancy lake, Wasilla Lake are still open I think (been a few days since I seen them though) but the smaller lakes are starting to freeze up. I know Wasilla lake last Saturday was very much still open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak Laker Hunter View Post
    who will dare 1st . Tippy toes. Who wants that fish...
    They beat us to the punch all ready, they got out last week and struck First Ice:

    made them FOW www.alaskansalmonslayers.com
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    I stayed at Sand Lake in Anchorage this last weekend and it was still wide open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAlaskan View Post
    The big lakes like Biglake, Nancy lake, Wasilla Lake are still open I think (been a few days since I seen them though) but the smaller lakes are starting to freeze up. I know Wasilla lake last Saturday was very much still open.
    Wasilla lake was froze over this morning so I bet it's hard up that way also. These last couple nights is making ice

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    O was it?! Then the rest shouldn't be far behind then. If i get a wild hair in me tonight I may take a drive over to Biglake and see if its starting to freeze up also. I know the east end is the first to freeze. Funny how if you Take South Biglake road and head toward Burma how you can see how one half of the lake starts to freeze before the other.

    Looking forward to doing some ice fishing this winter

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    I'm off tomorrow and am heading out to check Eieleson's base lakes. Many have been iced over for 9-10 days or more. With this past week's temps in the interior, I'm confident I'll find safe ice near the shore in the shallows. As usual, I won't head out deep until I see braver people than me leading the way!

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    Raffpappy,

    Went out earlier today to grayling lake over by eielson. Ice was a good 6 inches thick. Managed to catch a couple rainbows :-). I've also seen people already out on Polaris lake on base.. Good luck!

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