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    any lakes frozen, want to go ice fishing today

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    Two lakes I passed last night still had open spots in them.

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    so u didnt see anyone ice fishing

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    little early
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    pull my finger....

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    Nope, no one was fish'n.

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    i went out last week to a lake off pitmen and it was mostly frozen about a inch thick was just trying to find out if they were good for fishing now

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    To caution on the side of "Error", I would say thats a big "NO"! I could be wrong but I think the die hards might go out when its 4" thick, but not me, I need a lil' more.

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    There was a report on another board that there is some ice fishing going on in the Fairbanks area.

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    Let me fix that.

    To error on the side of "Caution", I would say thats a big "NO"! I could be wrong but I think the die hards might go out when its 4" thick, but not me, I need a lil' more.

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    Lakes up in Talkeetna are completely covered.....another 3-4 weeks or so and *MAYBE* it could be ready for ice fishing.

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    There is very little ice on the lakes in the south central area, Even if the lake is covered with ice we have had not serious cold snaps. Do not go out on the lakes yet or you will be fish food. ADF&g and the troopers wil post messages as to when the lakes are safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterWolf View Post
    Let me fix that.

    To error on the side of "Caution", I would say thats a big "NO"! I could be wrong but I think the die hards might go out when its 4" thick, but not me, I need a lil' more.
    At least 8 inches if the ice if it is clear of snow. If it is snow covered I dont venture out until I hear it is 12" thick I have seen plenty of people break through 4 inches of ice... I can wait.

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    I used to get out on 2" back home in Wisconsin. As long as you keep your distance from your buddies it was all right. Prolly stupid but we were kids and we had no fear
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    Thanks Zeda. I'm of the thought process if ya can't drive a few tanks onto it, I don't wan't to be there.

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    I am looking foreward to doing some ice fishing also.

    If the cold holds it will only be a week or two at the most.

    2" of CLEAR ice will hold a man.

    I found my best ice fishing is early enough that all I need to make a hole in the ice is a good sized rock. Bring one for each hole. It only took one throwto break through. When the ice is 2" thick no one will stand by you anyways.
    "You have given out too much reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later".

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    just count on government letting us know when we can be safe ice fishing
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    Talking Semi-hardwater

    I'm with Raptor on this one. 2" and it was fish on back in MI. Of course we also use to sprawl out come spring time on honeycombed ice to hit the crappie. Punch a hole in the ice...literally, lay down and fish! I'm much heavier and smarter now! Still can't wait much longer, new shack waiting for action!
    Although some can call it Catchin', I still have to call it fishin'.

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    I'm happy with 2"+ for ice.

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    Well I will be testing some lakes in the valley this weekend I will keep you posted

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    http://www.nodakoutdoors.com/ice_fishing_safety.php

    This is a cool chart. It is more conervative that the ones I used to use which showed 2" for foot traffic and 6" for cars/trucks.

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