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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2015, 09:01:03 PM »
I saw guys ice fishing on Bailey's pond today!  :o

People are still ice fishing in northern RI, MA and CT. Just plain nuts.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 09:01:42 PM »
@edoubleu Glasgo still has water in it? It was supposed to be drained down to just about nothing for dam repairs.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2015, 09:07:57 PM »
They drained about 75% of it in September but they let it slowly fill back up for some reason. I think it was back to normal before the end of last year. They were supposed to start repairs this spring. Not sure what the plan is now.




Well, after a little internet search, I found this. http://www.courant.com/reminder-news/norwich-edition/rnw-jc-griswold-state-postpones-glasgo-pond-drawdown-0116-20150112-story.html
Looks like this project is on hold, possibly until after Labor Day.
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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 09:36:04 PM »
@edoubleu Thanks for the info. That's pretty odd for them to drain it that far down and then fill it back up again. Nothing like keeping the fish guessing!!

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2015, 09:42:13 AM »
Just drove by Chapmans, no open water to be seen :P

This is beyond depressing :(

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2015, 09:43:39 AM »
Just drove by Chapmans, no open water to be seen :P

This is beyond depressing :(

Wow. With the weather we had last week I was sure it would be opening up some by now. But the weekend cold snap did us in  :'( :'(

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2015, 03:06:56 PM »
Watchaug is opened up about 30% but still frozen solid around the shoreline......Going to johnsons friday. Alot of people reporting fully open water at zekes bridge and above, with a few people already landing some bass.  :o :o
You got da big ones out there eatin the little ones

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2015, 09:29:29 AM »
I drove by Chapman's late yesterday afternoon. The dark spot is back and getting pretty big, but still no open water anywhere at all.

I did notice, though, that Newton Marsh is about 75% opened up now.

It's gotta be soon.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2015, 11:31:14 AM »
Went down to Watchaug yesterday evening. about 70% open water. entire right side is opened up all the way to the back (from what i can see) the left side is pretty clear of ice till you hit the big cove on the left thats still ice, but its very thing. Shoreline is still locked up with about 1-2 inches of ice protruding out about 20 -30 feet. It will be ready to go by opening day for sure
You got da big ones out there eatin the little ones

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2015, 11:33:15 AM »
Thanks for the update @Bassaholic  ;D

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2015, 02:57:28 PM »
now if chapmans could just open up over night that would be nice  ;D ;D
You got da big ones out there eatin the little ones

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2015, 03:46:38 PM »
Johnsons is a river so that makes sense that it'd open up quicker than most other places.   Im going stir crazy.  wtf.

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2015, 04:34:07 PM »
Went by Indian Lake yesterday 3-31-15 and just a little ice around the launch area.  Would be hard to get a boat through but the rest of the lake is clear.  Can't wait, its coming soon!!!

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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2015, 04:34:42 PM »
@bless i fished big river yesterday. Johnsons about 80% clear of ice but boat launch is still locked up =( any day now...
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Re: Ice starting to thin out in southern RI
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2015, 05:52:10 PM »
@Matt K. Thanks for the heads up on Indian!!