Chickawaukee Ice Report Wed .AM

The tea leaves were well focussed. There is no snow left on the lake and little around the edges. The foundation in a recent fish hole is 8 inche. Most all of the surface is finely granular, about grade 9, ice 1/4 inch thick over 1/2 to 3 inches of water in some places. There is no sign of shell ice with air under it. This might be great tomorrow, Thursday, except for deeper water areas that may need two nights to freeze solid. An inch of ice with 2 inches of water under it and good air and fast ice is a recipe for runner break through and serious trouble. Friday looks better to me, Saturday spring conditions in 40’s and rain on Sunday to start the cycle again with a fresh cup of tea.

About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.
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