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1luckyguy
 December 11 2017 09:00AM  
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I fished on the backwaters in Pool 9 on the Mississippi yesterday (Sunday) morning. I only ventured out because one of my buddies was already out there with two other guys. Every step it spiderwebbed and it was pretty scary at first, but after I got used to the cracking it wasn't bad. Kept 16 perch and probably caught close to 20 bass. It was between 3-4 ft deep. Lots of gills being caught jigging but I was targeting perch with minnows on tipdowns.


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kenhump
 December 11 2017 05:48PM  
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Must of been calm last night as a little pond just outside of town finally ice over completely. The rest of the week doesn't look that great for keeping it that way though.


OR the high up here was36, briefly. 24 right now and making ice.


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Hunter246
 December 12 2017 12:40PM  


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Doesn’t look like we’re gonna have safe ice for a while temps above freeze in next week or so west of Iowa City


 
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hunterm58
 December 12 2017 07:11PM  


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Does anyone know how far north I'm going to have to drive to get on safe ice?


 
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Does anyone know how far north I'm going to have to drive to get on safe ice?


Well depends on where you are at. Mr. Green drive on ice? Probably Minnesota. Walk on ice, got quite a bit. Looking
Out my front door there's 1000 acres of which much is walk on quality. I don't take my truck on anything under 10". Quads, different deal. You better be familiar before you you hit many of these lakes as they have areators.


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hunterm58
 December 12 2017 07:55PM  


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Does anyone know how far north I'm going to have to drive to get on safe ice?


Well depends on where you are at. Mr. Green drive on ice? Probably Minnesota. Walk on ice, got quite a bit. Looking
Out my front door there's 1000 acres of which much is walk on quality. I don't take my truck on anything under 10". Quads, different deal. You better be familiar before you you hit many of these lakes as they have areators.

I'm in Fort Dodge. Just looking for somewhere to get on for the first time this season. The ponds around here all have 1 1/2-2" of ice.


 
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 December 12 2017 08:05PM  
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Does anyone know how far north I'm going to have to drive to get on safe ice?


Well depends on where you are at. Mr. Green drive on ice? Probably Minnesota. Walk on ice, got quite a bit. Looking
Out my front door there's 1000 acres of which much is walk on quality. I don't take my truck on anything under 10". Quads, different deal. You better be familiar before you you hit many of these lakes as they have areators.

I'm in Fort Dodge. Just looking for somewhere to get on for the first time this season. The ponds around here all have 1 1/2-2" of ice.


I'll take a wag the Smith lake, north of Algona should have descent ice for foot traffic now.


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CedarStorm1975
 December 13 2017 06:32AM  
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Doesn�t look like we�re gonna have safe ice for a while temps above freeze in next week or so west of Iowa City



The ice here in this state is kinda funny. Usually I an count on traveling 3-4 hours up to Storm Lake, Okiboji, Clear Lake and find decent ice when we have none down here in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. That's been the story for a few years now. It has to be unusually cold for a few nights before I'll even venture out onto Lake Macbride. That lake has nearly been the end of me at least once or twice over the years. Eek!


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Wingbuster64
 December 14 2017 05:04PM  
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Forecast isn’t looking good for the next week. Prolly going to be after the first of the year now for central Iowa


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Walleyehunter16
 December 14 2017 09:21PM  
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Does anyone know how far north I'm going to have to drive to get on safe ice?


Well if your bold clear lake sounds like some people are fishing it.


 
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