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Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:14:21 AM »
Checked a few lakes and ponds today here in southern RI. Figured i would let people know whats going on down this way at least. This is as of 3/25/15


Chapmans pond- Small patch in the middle, like really small. but should open up quite a bit this week
Alton Pond- Almost 100% water a few floating patches of ice
Watchaug - 1 large open area of water/slush on right side of lake. Should progress this week and next
Locustville- Still locked up except for near the dam, small area of open water.

Ice seems to be getting thin down this way. Hopefully by the end of next week we should see water really starting to show!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 09:28:05 AM by Curt - RI »
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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 09:31:29 AM »
Thanks for the update, @Bassaholic! That thin spot in the middle of Chapman's has been there for a while and I thought it might actually open up a little over a week ago, but then this recent cold snap hit and blew that theory away  ::)

I had also noticed that areas with moving water were finally opened up completely, hence the open water in Alton.

With rain and high 40s coming tomorrow and then some more 40s forecasted for next week, we should be getting there very soon. Looks like maybe this will be a Spring for having to bundle up to hit the water, but it still beats sitting in the house  ;)

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 09:48:18 AM »
Just came back from the dump and stopped at Chapmans.

Sun was strong and felt warm, the ice was doing some serious moaning!  The next few days should do some damage to the ice ;D

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 12:30:29 PM »
Just came back from the dump and stopped at Chapmans.

Sun was strong and felt warm, the ice was doing some serious moaning!  The next few days should do some damage to the ice ;D

Woo Hoo!!! Progress  ;D ;D

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 11:36:47 AM »
should be some serious deterioration of the ICE today with the rain and very warm temps. =)
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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 11:47:29 AM »
should be some serious deterioration of the ICE today with the rain and very warm temps. =)

@Bassaholic I drove by Chapman's Pond this morning and the dark area in the middle is getting much bigger now. Won't be long and the ice will be seriously breaking up!

Southwest winds later today and into tonight will also help.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 09:01:46 PM »
Passed by Chapman's again about mid afternoon and the dark area in the middle was even bigger and looking like it was ready to open up any time now.

My guess is that it will open up overnight and we will have completely open water by the end of the weekend!

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 10:42:29 AM »
Looks like the middle is starting to open up, still a lot of ice there, gonna tale a while!

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015, 11:33:07 AM »
We need some good southwest winds to speed things along!!

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2015, 09:44:50 PM »
Heard through the grapevine that Johnsons is almost 100% water. And the zeke's brdige launch is open. A kid on a facebook fishing page i follow for rhode island had picture of 3 bass he caught there...TODAY
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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2015, 05:18:14 PM »
Good to hear. My guess is that there is current in Johnson's that helped break the ice up more quickly.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2015, 11:50:29 AM »
I heard the Ice Breaker has been cancelled at Patchaug due to ice. Anyone else hear this?

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2015, 12:14:35 PM »
I heard the Ice Breaker has been cancelled at Patchaug due to ice. Anyone else hear this?

I hadn't heard that yet Joe. With Easter falling on the first Sunday of April this year, I was assuming that the tourney would be moved to the second Sunday of April. I would assume that Pachaug should be opened up before then. But you just never know with this crazy weather we're having.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2015, 05:03:53 PM »
I saw guys ice fishing on Bailey's pond today!  :o

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2015, 08:57:41 PM »
I heard the Ice Breaker has been cancelled at Patchaug due to ice. Anyone else hear this?

I haven't heard anything about the tournament, but I drove to the boat launch today to check it out...frozen solid. Beach Pond isn't any better and Glasgo Pond was all ice a few days ago. I can't imagine it was much different today.
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