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IL 3:30 pm Report ~ via Froggies & da Moose on da Lake ~

Janet & I counted 16 Icers Vs parked along the Long Isle road & we looked across the bay to NF & there were just 2 guys out in front of Lucky's Duck Blind .. that's all I know, I gotta put da contacts in, cleanup & go back to da sauce .. workin' on a Buzz
 

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doesn't look good

.. I just got up at 8am & we have water on the ice in my channel .. it never setup last nite & after the last 3 days of up & down temps along with snow .. well, it has to be bad news I would think today.

We had a week and a half of early bonus ice is the way I look at it .. Round #2 comin' up :)
 

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Presently we are having freezing rain .. but my channel ice was in good shape today as I walked under my boat & fastened the safety slings for winter finally. I hope to take a drive over to the East side of IL tomorrow afternoon to do a Long Isle, NF & maybe a MW & Crannberry drive-by check.

will post results if it is a go :)
 

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Some day I will study a map of that lake and figure out those damn abreviations. lol I have figured out some but need to work on the others.

Thanks for the updates, Erie

Bill
 

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Cancell that check !

1200 AM EST WED DEC 18 2002

TONIGHT
CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. TEMPERATURES RISING
TO NEAR 40 BY DAYBREAK. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL
MID-MORNING. MUCH WARMER AND BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 40 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE. BRISK. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

THURSDAY
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
CHANCE OF RAIN 80 PERCENT.
 

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Bill .. those damn abreviations

NF .. North Fork GMR area/silt trap

MW .. MoundWood silt trap

SF .. South Fork GMR area

SP .. State Park/campground (4 channel mouths)

LB .. Lakeview Basin

BH .. Blackhawk (main West side channel)

Chip .. Chippewa Day use area (boat basin & South channel mouth)

A-hole .. half mile long E-W dredge slot a quarter mile South of Acheson's Resort

DB .. Dream Bridge

Tri .. 3 humps that are 2.5 to 3' on a large 4' flat that is irregular shaped & 1/3 mile long E-W & about 3/8 mile North of the mid-way road access area on the South bank of the Main Lake

Donut .. Mother Mary channel though the Condos/old Amusement park with the Elks & Donut shop at the end & a side Condo channel w/a "Saugeye" water fountain;)

Pew .. East side of main Lake Point w/state access area & rock fishin' pier

Lil' V .. sm bay on the Avondale Point

Big V .. bay between Avondale & Sassyfras Points

3 fingers .. the large hole with 3 long Eastside finger slots off/East of Oldfield Beach

(Uncle/enough) .. my 9 fingers are wore out;) ~ I luv links & c&p!!!
 

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12-21-02

I went to the Southside this morn' & my Guess is that 80% of the main lake is open water .. channel ice is shot with edges thawed totally, but if the temps drop for a few day the backwaters & channels should be fit w/care gettin' onto the older ice ~ the question is are the panfish still way back in or have they moved toward more open water/unsafe areas for awhile ???
 

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Ice fishing

I'm glad I can get to open water here. I used to ice fish Irondquoite & Sodus bay as a kid(Lake Ontario). I used to freeze !! We didn't have a shanty either, just cut holes & watch tip ups !;)
 

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Jim

.. with the outdoor clothing they have now, a shanty is not really needed to be comfortable. The ice season brings out Anglers from all walks of life to enjoy the sport & rub shoulders on the ice. Also the Panfish catches are the best of the year for size, quantity & flavor ~~ all-in-all it's the way we pass our time in the "Great White North":)
 
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