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    NE Gwinnett Co., GA


    Gerri, It doesn't happen often, so far twice I remember in my soon to be 68 years, but temperature in north MS have hit down around -15 def. F with no real damage to fish in farm ponds, most of which are no deeper than that. It only last a week or 10 days as best I remember so longer might be a problem. I was surprised during my winter visit to MN to learn ponds up there freeze solid in the winter.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    A guy I know icefished the local reservoir today, said ice thickness was 16"-18".
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    Hey dave for us southerners how thick does ice usually get? I am assuming that 16" is alot? I know here in Ft Worth we have had ice covering ponds more than once this winter, and that in it's self is unusual.

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    It varies. A typical year, locally, will see ice of 8"-12" thick. 16"-18" is pretty thick for Iowa, but I imagine its not unusual at all for Minnesota & Wisconsin.
    At 2.5", you can walk on it but its kind of iffy and you really have to be careful. At 4", its safe for fishermen, as long as they aren't standing around in a group. When the ice gets 8"-10" thick, folks start driving their cars and trucks on it.
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    That is nuts, I'm not sure I could bring myself to do it.

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    Default Trending up, finally!

    If the weather trend around here continues, we'll have warm water in a couple of days. It's supposed to be cold on Thursday, but then back to the 50s and 60s for Friday and beyond.

    And wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. Ezekiel 47:9

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcculloch View Post
    We have plenty out here in sunny California. It might hit 70 degrees today in Sacramento, but we are in a serious drought.
    Did the recent rains and mud slides do anything for fill reservoirs and streams are did it just wash thru too fast to really help the overall situation. Here in the OK and TX western plains we are also hurting for rain bad, and we're still getting fires alongside roads from people tossing their butts out without thinking.

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