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    I was out for a few hrs Sunday on a lake somewhat near Palmer. Fishing was slow. The lake was windy. I noticed the water was at least an 1 1/2 inch below the top of the ice. The weather website said pressure was about 29.5. Was that the cause of the water not up to top of ice? And the cause of slow fishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSweetPete View Post
    I was out for a few hrs Sunday on a lake somewhat near Palmer. Fishing was slow. The lake was windy. I noticed the water was at least an 1 1/2 inch below the top of the ice. The weather website said pressure was about 29.5. Was that the cause of the water not up to top of ice? And the cause of slow fishing?
    I have always found fishing before the onset of lower atmospheric pressure to be better then fishing in a high. 29.5 is lower then the 29.92 average pressure. Generally in winter pressure is higher. The fact your lake water is lower could also be that the surrounding area is not totally frozen and water is leaching elsewhere.
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    Less snow load so the ice floats higher in the water.

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