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If we can get the cold to freeze things up before the snow flies .... that'd be a fantastic start up in Sawyer and Bayfield (and other Northern WI) counties!! :buttrock::fistpump2:
 

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We had a fairly intense rain storm with high winds last night. lots of downed trees and power outages. Big difference in temps right now, cold enough to snow.
 

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and hope to god we don't get 2" of rain again between xmas and new years
Most of the long range forecast (30days) I've seen are calling for a colder then normal November for the Northwoods. If this holds true we could have ice on the small to medium lakes by thanksgiving. I believe it was 94 or 95 when we rode on our lake in Hayward at Thanksgiving time with sleds and ATV's. Might have a similar year if the weather holds true.
 

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Most of the long range forecast (30days) I've seen are calling for a colder then normal November for the Northwoods. If this holds true we could have ice on the small to medium lakes by thanksgiving. I believe it was 94 or 95 when we rode on our lake in Hayward at Thanksgiving time with sleds and ATV's. Might have a similar year if the weather holds true.
Heck many of the ponds are already frozen including my 1/2 acre pond, lots of the lakes have ice along the shorelines out several 100 feet on the shallower ones.

Had about 1-1/2 inches of snow last night into this morning.
 

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If we can get the cold to freeze things up before the snow flies .... that'd be a fantastic start up in Sawyer and Bayfield (and other Northern WI) counties!! :buttrock::fistpump2:
Right, with all the water we have had, we need a head start on the freezing.
 

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Right, with all the water we have had, we need a head start on the freezing.
Definitely this. Will be water in places we usually don't see it when it comes time to get out and sign trails. Biggest worry I have with the current weather is that farmers are struggling to get corn out of the fields because everything is so wet. Some of the cornfields we cross might be really rutted up, if the get the corn off them at all. At the rate we're going, we might need our hammer drills this year too....
 

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Heck many of the ponds are already frozen including my 1/2 acre pond, lots of the lakes have ice along the shorelines out several 100 feet on the shallower ones.

Had about 1-1/2 inches of snow last night into this morning.
How's that ice doing Don? Any reports from the ice fisherman on Moose Lake? I've seen some photos online of kids using the early season ice for a hockey rink already up your way.

My experience tells me those smaller lakes having to being doing quite well at adding ice right now in our area.
 

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How's that ice doing Don? Any reports from the ice fisherman on Moose Lake? I've seen some photos online of kids using the early season ice for a hockey rink already up your way.

My experience tells me those smaller lakes having to being doing quite well at adding ice right now in our area.
I haven't heard how ice fishing has been, but 1 of the (EMS) friends of mine said there is 5.5 inches on Moose Lake as of 2 days ago.:buttrock:
 

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How's that ice doing Don? Any reports from the ice fisherman on Moose Lake? I've seen some photos online of kids using the early season ice for a hockey rink already up your way.

My experience tells me those smaller lakes having to being doing quite well at adding ice right now in our area.

I haven't heard how ice fishing has been, but 1 of the (EMS) friends of mine said there is 5.5 inches on Moose Lake as of 2 days ago.<img src="http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/images/smilies/buttrock.gif" border="0" alt="" title=":buttrock:" class="inlineimg" />
That’s doesn’t surprise me at all. I was thinking 4-5” given the temps you guys have been having, when the lakes froze over and the lack of snow on the ice.

Thanks for the report!
 

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That’s doesn’t surprise me at all. I was thinking 4-5” given the temps you guys have been having, when the lakes froze over and the lack of snow on the ice.

Thanks for the report!
We do have an inch or so on the lake now, was more but warmed up and melted.
 
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