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Title: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on December 22, 2016, 09:18:00 PM
I haven't had a chance to drive by any local waters lately. How are they looking? Ant ice left?
Title: Curt - RI
Post by: Curt - RI on December 23, 2016, 01:59:23 PM
Just drove by Chapman's Pond. 100% iced in. Didn't look very thick, but it was definitely fully covered.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on December 26, 2016, 08:35:16 PM
Heard from my wife's brother that he saw some people ice fishing on a local lake today. Not sure how thick the ice was, but there were some people out on it.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: 190SCR on December 28, 2016, 07:27:36 AM
Didn't need my auger at Beach...me and my silver buddy piled them up! Hoping to get back next week we found a pile of fish and bait.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on January 12, 2017, 04:10:29 PM
Drove by Chapman Pond this afternoon. About 20% open, but only well away from shore. The entire shore is locked in ice. Not sure how thick it is, but it doesn't look safe for sure.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on January 26, 2017, 01:41:31 PM
Chapman Pond is wide open today!
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Joe P on January 27, 2017, 09:40:08 AM
Chapman Pond is wide open today!

Hope it stays that way ;D
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: 190SCR on January 29, 2017, 09:47:23 PM
Ice seems to  be very soft this winter...lol!
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on January 30, 2017, 11:14:29 AM
Ice seems to  be very soft this winter...lol!

 (giggle)
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on February 06, 2017, 10:24:46 AM
As of Saturday afternoon, Chapman Pond was about 80% covered in ice again. I'm sure with the cold temps Saturday night and yesterday it is probably 100% covered now.

But with the today through Wednesday, and the rain coming Wednesday, it'll likely be wide open again by the end of the week. What a rollercoaster ride this winter!
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on February 06, 2017, 04:34:09 PM
Drove by Chapman Pond this afternoon - 70% open water!
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: 190SCR on February 06, 2017, 04:46:07 PM
Should be clean by wed. night warming up the next 48hrs.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on February 08, 2017, 03:09:21 PM
Chapman Pond was wide open today when I drove by. I had to fight the urge to drive home and hook up the boat and head out for a few hours just to wet a line. Just had too many other things to get done today to be able to forfeit time in the office to go fishing.

I know, I know. Priorities  :facepalm:  (giggle)
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Joe P on February 09, 2017, 09:29:48 AM
Chapman Pond was wide open today when I drove by. I had to fight the urge to drive home and hook up the boat and head out for a few hours just to wet a line. Just had too many other things to get done today to be able to forfeit time in the office to go fishing.

I know, I know. Priorities  :facepalm:  (giggle)

It certainly was warm enough!  Crazy winter, almost 60 yesterday and a blizzard today :P
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on February 09, 2017, 10:39:24 AM
Crazy winter, almost 60 yesterday and a blizzard today :P

I know!! Who knows what the next few weeks will be like with this crazy kind of weather pattern  :hmm:
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on March 18, 2017, 09:08:16 PM
I drove by Chapman's Pond a few times today. Ice coverage was probably 60-70%. Can't believe it!

I'm hoping that by the end of the weekend it'll be open again.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Joe P on March 19, 2017, 10:43:02 AM
Yeah...this really stinks :P

I had a feeling that after a mild winter we'd pay the price in March and April.  We just don't get a spring anymore!
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: toadhunter on March 19, 2017, 04:32:06 PM
Checked several ponds today, some still locked up others breaking up and one wide open. With the high winds scheduled for Monday and 50's for Tuesday we should have some open water for next weekend.
Title: Re: 2016-2017 Ice Conditions
Post by: Curt - RI on March 19, 2017, 08:24:59 PM
Yeah...this really stinks :P

We just don't get a spring anymore!

Definitely seems that way. Winter comes late and stays late. We end up with about 3-4 weeks of spring. And then we go right into Summer!