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    Default Ice Thickness

    Anyone have reports of ice thickness on any lakes from Fairbanks to Delta ? Being that all the ice fishing reports get dumped here I would like to keep this thread running for the latest updates throught the ice fishing season.

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    Well, I've only heard a couple of stories. Chena Lakes is frozen over with about 4". I've heard North Pole Pond is frozen enough to jump up and down on. Thats about it.

    Jedi Master Salmon Slayer and I will be heading out hitting all of the stocked lakes from Fairbanks to atleast Birch Lake this weekend. I'll be sure to post a report on the different lakes.

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    Thanks for the update. I went by Chena today just for a peek and it looks like alot of snowmachines have been on it racing aroud but I didnt have the auger with me so I couldnt get a depth but its starting to look good. Tell Jedi Dennis not to fall through.

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    I cant make any promises about that. Dennis and I have been fishing together for a very long time, and he always does something to amaze, shock, scare, or just something that makes me shake my head. He cant even flip for Sockeye without hooking himself in the back and having to go to the ER to get it removed.

    Back to the point, if snow machines are out there....thats definately a good sign.

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    Well, lets see here. We went to the following lakes today (saturday):

    Birch Lake: Ice was 6-7" thick about 50 meters off the boat ramp and we fished for 3 hours and caught 7 fish between the two of us (nothing over 13")

    Harding Lake: 90% of it was still unthawed.

    Richardson Mile 31: Ice was 7" thick

    Grayling Lake: 8.5 to 9.5 inches of ice. Fished for 3 hours caught around 20 fish between the two of us. Avg fish was 12" but atleast 6 that were 15".

    Hope this helps!

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    Great update!!! Thanks. Hopefully we can keep this thread going as the winter continues. Its also good to hear that Dennis is not in the hospital or stuck under the ice. Thanks again.

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    Juneau: sideways rain, no ice enjoy winter guys!
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    Actually, Harding is supposed to read 90% is still thawed (no ice I meant)

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    Going to Quartz this weekend. I figure that if Birch had 6" Quartz should be peachy!

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    Chena Lakes has 6" of ice on it now.

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    Default Questions and Request, too!

    On our pond in North Pole, we have about 7 inches of ice and we did this with our auger. I haven't sent the kids out to play or ice skate on it yet, but today sounds like a good day.

    I have a question for some of you guys in our area (the interior).

    My husband is doing an Ice Fishing Day (November 17th) for our outdoors group at our church. He is in need of shelters.
    Do any of you know anywhere that sells pretty good shelters... many of them for cheap... or if there are some of you that are willing to help donate (I will personally return them to you) shelters if you are not using them that particular weekend?

    Suggestions would be appreciated and let's hope we get more ice girth in the next couple of weeks!
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    Sent you a PM....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowtechshooter View Post
    Sent you a PM....
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    I'll look forward to either myself or my husband having a conversation with you soon!
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    Thumbs up Quartz Lake Tomorrow

    Going out to Delta tomorrow. Gonna give Quartz a try. I'll let you guys know how thick the ice is.

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    Went to Quartz today. 10" of ice. Saw two cars driving around...but I still wouldnt. Fished for about 5 hours. Typical Quartz fish...19" FAT Char and loads of fish between 15-18". It was a great day!

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    Took a quick trip to chena this afternnon and the ice is 10-12" at the boat laucnh. Was there for about 30 minutes and caught three but nothing to brag about.

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    My wife and kids caught bigger fish than that size at Quartz Lake before.

    Try fishing shallow at Quartz you may catch bigger fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Salmon Slayer View Post
    Went to Quartz today. 10" of ice. Saw two cars driving around...but I still wouldnt. Fished for about 5 hours. Typical Quartz fish...19" FAT Char and loads of fish between 15-18". It was a great day!
    1/4" in the Soldotna area today. Hope we get your cold soon!

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    How many shelters are you in need of? I can post a message on IceShanty on the Alaska forum section Where I am the moderator and see if any other ice fisherman on there would be willling to share their shelters or come out and even help.

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    Well, I ended up putting the ice shack out today on Chena. Drilled between 10 and 12 inches on Chena Lake around the beach area where we put it. A buddy and I caught around 50 or more fish all small but he ended up catching two nice size char around 15-18 inches. There are some good fish out there but you got to put in your time and deal with all the small ones. Any reports from Quartz lake since the last ones. I plan on putting the other shack out there around mid December ?

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