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Old 11-18-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Ice in 2017/2018



It's hard to see, but there's a little ice on Salmon Meadow cove this morning.

I guess it's almost time to fire up the sled and tow two barefoot waterskiers through the channel !


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Old 11-18-2017, 08:34 AM   #2
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Can't wait for Santa to take his annual plunge into the lake and post the video. It's going to be a little colder than the past few years
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Can't wait for Santa to take his annual plunge into the lake and post the video.
I don't see one posted on Youtube yet for 2017 but it would probably look a lot like past years :







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Default the commute in this morning...

got back to the mainland in the "ice-breaker"... it was clear water out by the island but a solid inch+ of ice through the Y-Landing channel... wasn't a problem staying within the "no wake" speed limit... photo and video below

if the weather predictions hold up, should be walking out soon!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Beautiful Kwanzaa, Grand Festivus, and a Spectacular New Year!!! -PIG

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Geeze...ya think itís time to put the boat away!???
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Is that a boat???????? Can we see a better picture?
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Is that a boat???????? Can we see a better picture?
Bill Engvall says "Nope Tis, P.I.G. strapped a Mercury on his back and went barefoot skiing. Here's your sign! " (sorry, Tis, couldn't help myself ).
And I would love to see the icebreaker vessel too.

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AWESOME. Glad you made it back safe, maybe in 3-4 weeks trade the boat for sled/quad. May have to nix my plans to head out tomorrow to Bear.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!
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Bill Engvall says "Nope Tis, P.I.G. strapped a Mercury on his back and went barefoot skiing. Here's your sign! " (sorry, Tis, couldn't help myself ).
And I would love to see the icebreaker vessel too.

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Wise guy "up" on patrol! I really do want to see it!
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:06 PM   #10
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Default The small but mighty ice breaker!

After the Eastern gets pulled for the season we can squeak out a few more weeks with our trusty 14í Alumacraft... hoisted it out yesterday... next trip will be on foot... then hopefully we get enough ice this year to launch the quad for the winter...

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Old 12-26-2017, 08:35 AM   #11
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Wonít be long now. Taken from cow island.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:06 AM   #12
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Default Early Ice In?

With the upcoming 10 days of well below zero weather at night, there is a good possibility of having a very early ice in! Sure would be nice to have a normal, good, safe, ice year for a change!

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OMG, I hate to admit it but I thought the black was some kind of special type ice breaking boat. Now I can see it is the motor! Guess I will have to look more closely next time. Thanks for the picture, PIG!!!!
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:40 AM   #14
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Default Island Girl's Ice In page??

I would think that IG's annual Ice in page would be up and running soon at www.rattlesnakecam.com soon.......

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Regarding using an aluminum boat as an ice breaker...

My friend and I went fishing in my 12í aluminum boat one March right after an early ice out. We encountered ice blocking our accees to a cove where the fish were congregating. A gentle push with the bow broke the ice so we headed in with increasing speed. When the boat climbed up on thicker ice a bit of rocking broke it and we continued.

The fishing was great.

A week later we tried again but with three in the boat. With cold weather the ice had reformed rather than decreasing. The previous trip had taught me how to break it so we continued.

My brisk approach to the first ice sheet came to an abrupt stop. The guy in the bow started yelling. With the extra weight the boat was sitting lower in the water. The bow hit the ice edge straight on instead of climbing up on it. Water as pouring in.

So what do three guys in their twenties do to save themselves from a sinking boat in ice water? Well, we moved the front two guys aft to keep the bow up and attacked the ice again. It worked and we caught plenty of fish.
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Default Lake Effect

Zero degrees and calm in Gilford this morning and 12 below just few miles south in Loudon! The lake effect is really throwing some heat! Once it's capped with ice that will be the end of that! Brutally cold weather for the next 10 days or so should lock the lake in nicely.

Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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I would think that IG's annual Ice in page would be up and running soon at www.rattlesnakecam.com soon.......

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I just chatted offline with Island Girl. She has been very busy with other things.... Her Ice-in page is up at:

http://www.rattlesnakecam.com/watch.htm

I'm sure it will get posted here on the forum soon.

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Old 12-28-2017, 05:40 PM   #18
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Hi all,

We drove up this afternoon. About 1/2 of Winnisquam is iced over and Paugus Bay is iced over. It was 5 degrees and it is going to be very cold for the next week....not long till ice in.

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Old 12-29-2017, 08:56 AM   #19
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......oh......what a difference a day makes.....la-tee-da!

Yesterday: Dec 28, 2017; It was all open water with small ice padiddles float'n about.

Today: Dec 29, 2017; It's all frozen solid for every direction. From Horse Island to Dolly Island to Penny Island to Bear Island to Mark Island to Mink Island(?) to Timber Island to Governor's Island to Meredith Neck. It's all frozen in with smooth, mostly white colored ice.

If you is soak'n up that Florida sunshine down in Palm Beach and reading this, it's time to call someone to make sure the ice eater at your Governor's Island, mega million dollar mcmansion is working correctly ..... capiche!
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:37 PM   #20
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One thing about being out here so late is you don't have to worry about boat traffic...or Glendale dock space!

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One thing about being out here so late is you don't have to worry about boat traffic...or Glendale dock space!

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Did you pull out this weekend? We are still in the water. Time to wrap it up unfortunately.
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Nope...that was the plan, but it looks like wed. These morning commutes are getting pretty dicey...

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I keep wondering if you don't worry about a frozen engine?
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I keep wondering if you don't worry about a frozen engine?
Outboards are no concern as long as they are in the water. Looks like ours is getting pulled next Monday. One more boat ride on Sunday for me

It is not quite cold enough to damage an I/O yet, but its time to get them out.
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I keep wondering if you don't worry about a frozen engine?
During the real cold temps i left the i/o at home so i could keep a droplight in the engine compartment turned on...just in case. Those early morning pontoon boat commutes leave a little to be desired!

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OK. I wondered when I saw the I/O. You might freeze in the pontoon but at least the outboard won't.
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OK. I wondered when I saw the I/O. You might freeze in the pontoon but at least the outboard won't.
One morning was so bad...winds were coming from the northwest...3 foot swells...I was kneeling in the middle of the boat trying to avoid getting wet, but the water splashing off the right pontoon was being blown back onto the boat...it was like watching a Hawaiian surf movie. I couldn't have gotten any wetter walking through a car wash. That coupled with the 22 degree temps turned the deck and myself into a frozen mess!

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OMG, you are a hardy soul! I could never do that!
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Mark Islanders are a special kinda crazy
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...and gluttons for punishment!😉

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then there was this morning commute...

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then there was this morning commute...

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Canít imagine a better commute. Beautiful scenery and no traffic.


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Yes, it is beautiful, there is nothing prettier than Winni in any season, but I am a wimp. I can't take the cold!!
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Yes, it is beautiful, there is nothing prettier than Winni in any season, but I am a wimp. I can't take the cold!!
nothing beats the views of summer commutes!

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Hopefully Iíll be out their duck hunting soon.


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Carpool, it's Beer:30pm commute to the store for provisions with designated driver.


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But where's the beer? All I see is a picture of bad tasting water!
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And the Coors Light is not even cold. If it was, the mountains on the can would be colored blue. 😞

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I like to put wine in my coffee travel cup for my ride home....shhhhh...

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Hate putting up the thin ice sign...

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Skim coat of ice at Fay's and Gilford Yacht Club, but smooth sailing otherwise..pic is from yesterday.

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and that is all!

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What is the status of the ice around the lake now, with all the recent cold weather? Any reports.

Any predictions on when the lake might have (safe / traditional) solid ice.
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I have ice forming around my docks and in the coves around Christmas Island. The water is at the majic number of 39 degrees. The 'flip' or 'lake turnover' occurs at this temperature and allows ice to form, albeit dependent on wind and other conditions. The ice I see on the bay has broken up each morning just after sunrise. It won't be long before weather conditions, decreased wind and frigid temps, support ice formation that lasts.
For anyone who wants to read more about 'the flip' this article provides good information on what's happening to the lake water on these last days of autumn.
http://onthelake.net/fishing/turnover.htm
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It's nice that we seem to be in a more "seasonable" weather pattern thus far this year, let's hope it stays that way.
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For anyone who wants to read more about 'the flip' this article provides good information on what's happening to the lake water on these last days of autumn.
http://onthelake.net/fishing/turnover.htm
I have to dispute a small part of that article, where it says:
"....The water that cools below that temperature, to 32 degrees, freezes and stays on the top, effectively capping the lake. It also stops further energy loss from the lake. Everything beneath the surface of the ice never gets any colder than 39 degrees Fahrenheit."

Energy loss from the lake does not stop with the formation of an ice layer on top. The idea that it does is actually refuted further down in the article:
"As winter approaches, the water that has now reached 39 degrees sinks to the bottom, allowing colder and less dense, buoyant water to remain at the surface to freeze. The ice thickens because it is not a good insulator; water in contact with the underside of the ice cools further and freezes, adding to the surface layer."

More ice cannot form without heat loss; the heat of fusion of water to ice is approximately 144 BTU/lb. As long as the ambient air is colder than the surface of the ice, there will be heat loss to the air by conduction, resulting in further ice formation for a while. However, while ice is not a good insulator, it does have limited thermal conductivity, as do all things. In terms of insulation value, the "R" value of the ice layer increases with thickness. With slow heat loss, both the water in contact with the lower surface of ice and that ice surface itself are in equilibrium, at 32 F. Thus there would be a temperature gradient, from 32 F at the lower surface down to whatever the upper surface exposed to the air is, except that the air temperature keeps changing up and down. Still, as ice thickens, so does the layer's insulation value, slowing down the rate of heat loss and retarding the rate of formation of more ice. Ultimately, the rate of further heat loss approaches the rate of heat gained by conduction from warmer water below, and the ice cannot get thicker without the air temperature getting even colder. With sufficiently cold air for a long enough time, a very shallow body of water can freeze entirely to the bottom. As spring approaches, the process reverses, and conduction of heat from below the ice melts from the bottom up, in addition to surface melting from warmer air.

As to that part about water below the ice never getting colder than 39 F, while the most dense water, at at about that 39 F, settles to the bottom, water between that and the bottom surface of the ice can be progressively cooler and thus less dense, and in the vicinity of that bottom surface it must decrease to precisely 32 F, the freezing point, where liquid and solid forms of water are in thermal equilibrium.

BTW, the area between Long Island and the end of Moultonborough Neck mostly froze over toward daybreak today and consolidated to a mostly unbroken sheet of ice wall to wall. The very thin coating of snow flurries confirmed that late today.
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Supposedly, one can survive for up to 90-minutes in 34-degree water, deep over their head, as long as you have a pfd or flotation like a home made foam noodle belt to keep their head above water and remain relatively not-in-a-panic. You know .... just chill in place, while you float in the icy cold water and gather up your strength to ice pick your way up onto safety, and be happy you actually have a loud whistle with you to use.

I've also read that in the first ten minutes, your hands and arms start to freeze up, and you lose your ability to use your hands effectively.

Supposedly, the key to surviving icy cold water is to not panic and to maintain a positive attitude ........ like, if you think you can do it ..... then you can survive.

Wasn't there a song all about this named 'I will survive!' by Diana Ross?
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Supposedly, one can survive for up to 90-minutes in 34-degree water over their head as long as they have a pfd or floatation like a foam noodle belt to keep their head above water.

Supposedly, the key to surviving icy cold water is to not panic and to maintain a positive attitude ........ like, if you think you can do it ..... then you can survive.

Wasn't there a song all about this named 'I will survive!' by Diana Ross?
Let's test your theory go jump in the lake with a $2.00 noodle belt made from junk bought at Walmart on in 35 degree water, I'll be more than happy to stand on shore and provide moral support to keep your attitude positive as you freeze to death. Where would you like your personalized Darwin award sent?
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Let's test your theory go jump in the lake with a $2.00 noodle belt made from junk bought at Walmart on in 35 degree water, I'll be more than happy to stand on shore and provide moral support to keep your attitude positive as you freeze to death. Where would you like your personalized Darwin award sent?
Well.....not all foam noodles are equally well made .....it's pretty easy to examine the density and strength of the foam.....and do some comparison shopping. The local Walmart stores seem to have very good quality foam noodles, $3-4-6, in three different diameters, and are totally out of stock now, for the winter. For a wearable swimmer's belt, the thinnest $3 noodle probably is best because it is most pliable, and fits tight around the waist.

What really makes the noodle work so well, is threading a 3/8 or 1/2" diameter, strong line, down thru the center hole which makes it into a noodle belt that can be trimmed to an individual's waist size. Tie it off with square knot, and it should fit snug around the waist, under a winter coat.

These work good for swimming positioned at the waist, or for treading water, with the noodle belt easily re-positioned up under the armpits without having to untie the knot. Probably want to experiment with different line to find one that makes a secure and easy to tie square knot.
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Moultonboro Bay Inlet is frozen across and people are walking near the shoreline in spots. If it lasts, a record early ice-in for many years.
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Well.....not all foam noodles are equally well made .....it's pretty easy to examine the density and strength of the foam.....and do some comparison shopping. The local Walmart stores seem to have very good quality foam noodles.
Good call! Spend 10 on gas riding around to save $2 on a noodle. Please post pictures of you doing the flotation and density tests in front of your Meredith estate in February.
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Good call! Spend 10 on gas riding around to save $2 on a noodle. Please post pictures of you doing the flotation and density tests in front of your Meredith estate in February.
I'm more than willing to sponsor the test. Just tell me where to send the monies and or gift cards.

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Thanks for the info. Would really love to see an early "ice in" this year too.
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Skim of ice on Alton Bay was all the way out to Sandy Point yesterday.

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Starting Christmas night, we are going into the deep freeze for the rest of the week, -7 Wednesday night and continuing very cold through Saturday at least.

That ought to to build a bit of ice!
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This part of the lake was already skimmed over last year before the warm weather ruined the winter. This year weíre still a bit behind ďnormalĒ but the arctic blast this week will catch things up in a hurry.
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Since i finally got my dock out last week, just in time before the first snowstorm; this morning, I used a long handled garden tool to position my incredibly accurate $2.49 Intex JPAO4 water thermometer along the shoreline, about 200-yds from FL-3 ........ and ......drum roll here ......the water temp after being submerged for five minutes was exactly 32-degrees.

Weather; bright sunshine with winds about 10-mph

All the water, all around here, is all open water, but it seems like that may change very soon because there's all sorts of small ice floating about, small padiddles, and shoreline icy build-up.

Just up the road, at the Cattle Landing town dock, there's lots of solid ice all across to Bear Island, and it looks like it has attracted a number of smaller, young black crows who have never seen or walked on ice before. So, what did one crow say to the other crow? So, what is this stuff called "ice"..... I dunno .....but where can I find a dead chipmunk out here on this "ice"and who cares about this new hard water if there's no food out here?

Did you know that a crow has more intelligence than some voters! At least they know enough to get the heck over to the other side of the white line while working a road-kill, large grey squirrel for lunch.
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A screen capture from the RattlesnakeCam today, 12-31-2017. Love the sea smoke. The lake is losing warmth rapidly. The Smile of the Great Spirit must be ashivering and aquivering!

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I believe that bobhouse is what the airport manager uses. He was out determining ice depth of and at least in that area was around 7 or 8 inches. It's getting there.

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I believe that bobhouse is what the airport manager uses. He was out determining ice depth of and at least in that area was around 7 or 8 inches. It's getting there.

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If that's true sounds like by next weekend getting out there to do some ice fishing can be done safely as it's going to remain pretty darn cold!
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Here it's what was said on the Alton Bay Ice Runway FB page:

Good Saturday Morning! Itís over cast and 3 degrees below 0 in Alton Bay . I checked the ice we have approximately 71/2Ē to 8Ē in the bay itís coming along!!

I'm sure Paul would also say be careful out there because ice thickness can vary widely. Check it out as you go.

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I saw two guys ice fishing on Meredith bay yesterday.
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Bet there is PLENTY of ice on the bay by now.

From what I could see this morning the broads now look locked in...

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I just noticed this morning that the markers are already out on the ice.
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I just read that Emerson Aviation has declared ice in. I think this is the earliest I can remember that the broads are frozen over. (That doesn't mean it is the earliest, just that I can remember.) As Emerson said though, it does not mean it is safe in the broads. Please don't go out there!!!
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Yes the strips of water near FL26 and south of timber that I observed yesterday were iced over this afternoon.

Tomorrow's snow will slow ice depth formation so the recently frozen areas will not be safe for a while.
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Ice-in has been declared but as always, check ice as you go!
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I know that ice-out is declared when the M/S Mount Washington can navigate to its ports in Center Harbor, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Weirs Beach and Meredith. What determines ice-in?
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Plenty of ice in Tuftonboro. 17 inches today.
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Has anyone been out in the area between Treasure, Sleepers and Rattlesnake? Was thinking of getting up there soon, but not sure if that part of the ice became thick enough before the snow hit. Thanks in advance!
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Anything new on ice conditions? are there fishing shanties in Meredith Harbor yet?
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Going by Meredith yesterday, there was one shack out there. This is the same shack that was first last year and it quickly sunk. (Last year)
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Not on the broads side, right?
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Correct! The area checked was on the east side of the peninsula, where the NW wind is blocked
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Thanks. I thought so. I couldn't imagine the broads side having that much ice yet!
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Up to Lake today. Meredith Bay has another house. Also there was a tractor with a snow blower cleaning the snow off the Lake in Meredith Bay. Seems to me a truck with a plow would be faster.

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Has anyone been on the ice in the area of Shep Brown's or Cattle Landing? Where is the best place to get on the ice? What are the ice conditions like? I'd like to hike out to Bear Island this week.
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I haven't been out et this winter -- a bit laid up due to rotator cuff surgery but..... The usual place to get on the ice at Sheps is around to the left all the way past the showroom building over to where the large barge is parked in the warmer months. That ramp is open in the winter. Sheps runs ice eaters on the docks there and the neighbor to the left does as well but typically there remains a wide safe area to get on the ice.

If you go to Cattle Landing, unless the town of Meredith has changed it's aggressive use of an ice eater around the floating dock, it can be very difficult to safely get on the ice there. Seriously, save a little electricity and drastically shorten the run times. You'll protect the dock just the same without creating a giant pond around what used to be a fabulous access point for that part of the lake. I will usually park in the public parking area and head up the road (west) to the first lakeside driveway. There's a slight embankment there, but that area is free of docks/ice eaters and a popular access point.

Based on the other ice reports, I would expect 10+" of ice in that area. I'd still be quite cautious if you are passing through Cattle Landing (heading east towards Mark Island) and check the ice as you go there until well past Dolly Island.
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I haven't been out yet this winter --

If you go to Cattle Landing, unless the town of Meredith has changed it's aggressive use of an ice eater around the floating dock, it can be very difficult to safely get on the ice there.
Is a different ice situation at the Cattle Landing town dock for right now ..... looks like the outer, right hand area of the dock is easily doable for going from dock directly to ice, or ice to dock .....so, maybe the ice eaters were re-positioned or something. It looks like you could drive a snowmobile directly up next to the dock, and not get wet, and simply walk onto the dock.

About 3/4 of the dock is surrounded by open water, and 1/4, the outer-right hand, is strong looking ice.

If you fall through the ice and into the water, you'll wish you were wearing a noodle belt!
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Is a different ice situation at the Cattle Landing town dock for right now ..... looks like the outer, right hand area of the dock is easily doable for going from dock directly to ice, or ice to dock .....so, maybe the ice eaters were re-positioned or something. It looks like you could drive a snowmobile directly up next to the dock, and not get wet, and simply walk onto the dock.

About 3/4 of the dock is surrounded by open water, and 1/4, the outer-right hand, is strong looking ice.

If you fall through the ice and into the water, you'll wish you were wearing a noodle belt!
Do you wear your noodle belt 24/7? If you fall out of bed it may cushion the fall.
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Is that you I see in the treeline FLL with your noodle and velcro mittens???
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Walked out to Sleepers on Thursday, ice thickness was 12" to 14" on the side facing Rattle snake. The ice was very active making all sorts of noises. Scary but very cool.
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Was out on Bear today - got on over at Sheps. Getting on near the landing behind the showroom is not a problem, there is a good 8-10" or more where you get on near shore just stay well to the right of the open water where the ice eaters are. Walking out most of the ice is black/clear and since it is was easy to keep an eye on the overall thickness based on the stress cracking. Pretty much seen a consistent 10 to 12" all the way out and through the Bear/Pine island gap. There is a pressure ridge forming (as usual) along the NW shore of Bear which takes a turn towards 3 mile island right around the black top on the NW tip of Bear. Always use caution when approaching those pressure ridges, right now it's good and solid.

As always ice conditions change so due caution should be used, this information is being provided based on my observations today. If you do venture out don't assume what I've seen is consistent everywhere.

Oh and far as the parking situation at Sheps, about 1/4 of the parking lot is plowed.
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I fished off Gilford beach Sunday.
14" black ice. As much as 17" in the whiter stuff right at shore. The gate is open and the bobhouses were showing up all day.
I stopped by Meredith after, ran into an acquaintance who told me there's "like twenty inches here"... a fish tale, knowing the individual...lol. I would expect more like what I found in Saunders.
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Going by Meredith yesterday, there was one shack out there. This is the same shack that was first last year and it quickly sunk. (Last year)
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Going by Meredith yesterday, there was one shack out there. This is the same shack that was first last year and it quickly sunk. (Last year)
If it's the house I'm thinking of, it has broken through and been recovered several times.
You'd think you'd learn...
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If it's the house I'm thinking of, it has broken through and been recovered several times.
You'd think you'd learn...
But...But...itís ďthe place to beĒ!
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But...But...itís ďthe place to beĒ!
Lol, that's the one!
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Just an FYI.... there is a measured 5Ē of solid black ice in front of Belknap Point.
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