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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Lol, I am an adult and going to treat myself like a kid. No way I am heading out on thin ice and i do have a screw loose in my head when it comes to fishing. Be safe everyone!Fish On
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
We drove past there this afternoon heading back from up north. Thereís still a good amount of open water. But I hope you are right. Iím ready to not drive so far.







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Re: [muirco] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Well I donít blame you for that, it sounds like wisdom. Hope we get some good safe ice but youíre right itís not worth too much risk. Especially since the fishing is marginal anyway. I do hope the ice starts building though. Hope to see you on a pond sometime this winter. Later J
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Re: [TheFishSlayer] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Road is sure snowy here this morning and itís too dark to see for sure but I didnít see any lights reflecting off the water so maybe itís covered this morning. Iíll check tonight on the way home from work. Tomorrow will be the make or break morning for my prediction. If itís not capped tomorrow then Iím wrong. Were you fishing up north or just there? Was nice on Henryís to have 8Ē of ice so I felt pretty safe. Although we did get some bad slush showing up from all the hole overflow. But it happens. Have a good week and maybe weíll see ya this weekend. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Yea we went up to Weston yesterday. Should have checked out Daniels. Couldn't get away long enough to go to Henry's. The north side of the lake looked capped the middle and that south east side were for sure open. Can't wait to get this season kicked off. But this is the first time I have ever been ice fishing twice before mid December so I can't complain.







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Re: [TheFishSlayer] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I agree, it's been a better than average start for me as well.. Guess I'm up to six days on the ice so far, so I've been over spoiled for sure... Most years it's mid December when I start at Mantua, hope that one is even a week early this year... Who knows maybe we'll even get ice at Bear Lake this year... That would be the best ever... Well congrats on the ice time and thanks for checking things around... hope we can meet up again soon on the ice somewhere, that other trip was a lot of fun... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I just moved up to Logan a couple months ago and I'm ready for some ice fishing! I have to work this weekend but hopefully next weekend I can make it out. I would love to go with someone as I don't know the lake. I hear Hyrum can be a good spot for perch as well.
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Re: [DevinJ] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Hey Devin, we'll keep in touch, love to have ya join us.. don't know if Hyrum will have ice by then or not, but we think Mantua will be fishing by then and it can be fun at times... Hyrum will be fun when it ices up, but the fish are small this year, so likely be catching fish, but not too excited about the size... Perch may be okay there this year... Get a hold of me a day or two before and we'll make some plans of where to meet up... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Well, we got the 5 degree temps last night that should really set the ice at Mantua, I think it will be good to go come Thursday or Friday.... But everyone be careful, it will still be on the thin side... Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Checked it out this morning, it is completely capped. I went out a few feet from the boat ramp and poked a hole with my spud. Solid 2" of hard water. HOPING to be pulling perch outta there by Thursday Fish On


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Re: [Brighamfish] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Thanks for the update . hope to get up there soon . Thursday just may be the day

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Re: [Brighamfish] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I think that is possible for sure if you can find a perch pile. Thanks for the thickness update. Wasnít any thrill dealers out on it today was there? Iíve seen them try it this thick but itís too scary to me. See ya out there soon. J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Checked out the ice situation today and it looks capped. Walked next to the shore...2" in with only 1" in a lot of areas, didn't venture out far at all...so be super careful out there. I'm giving it another week or so to make sure it's safe.


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Re: [lavaman] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Yup didnít see any crazies out there yet today so couple days and the early birds will be out after them. Pretty sure weíll have 3Ē on Friday so I may try a shallow attempt. If I can go that day anyway. Itís almost here. Later Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I just saw that someone has entered a couple of fish from Mantua in the contest. Maybe fishing off a dock?

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Re: [catchinon] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Docks have been pulled. Hard to find deeper water with the thin ice. Couldn't venture too far off shore. More of a quantity than quality kind of day.
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Re: [catchinon] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I hope I havenít influenced anyone to risk their lives over silly fish. Theoretically 1-1/4Ē of ice will hold a 175 lb person, but with very little safety factor so any variability in ice thickness could make a really bad day. This is like riding in an experimental aircraft with near zero safety factor. Most stuff has a 3 or 5 to 1 safety factor. So please wait for at least a 3 to 1 safety factor and check frequently to know youíre still good as you go. Later today or tomorrow there should be at least 3Ē. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
Agreed, ice was very sketchy. Travel light and slow. Bring more than 1 means of safety equipment
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Re: [EyLayo] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
When are you heading back? Going to try Friday myself. Hope it cools down after this storm passes. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I'll be out there Friday as well. Come say hi if I beat you there
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Re: [EyLayo] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
How will we recognize you? Iíll most likely just bring my Smitty. Iíll see if I can get a flag pole to fly the skunked flag. See you there Jeff
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I'll be the idiot swimming in 1 of those springs
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Re: [EyLayo] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I'll bring my throw rope or a rubber ducky which ever you'd prefer... J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I appreciate the kind offer, but I'll pass on the bath toys this time. Throw rope isn't a bad idea though. Still areas of unsafe ice
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua Ice Prediction In reply to
I'll be the one wearing arm floaties.







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