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Zip-in-Z 11-05-2017 05:39 PM

Sylvan Lake - Ice Report - Updated Nov. 18, 2017
 
This morning ….. see!

https://i.imgur.com/ZFTC3PQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1vhO7IM.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vmZ5Vq2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6Wn8YM5.jpg


Scott took this pic of Gull yesterday, he said it looks like the lake is completely frozen over.

https://i.imgur.com/iAmGQrf.jpg


Will upload a few more pic's as the lake changes. Last year Sylvan still had open water on November 26, I did a few test drills on December 02nd we had a good 6-7" ice.

Sharpen those hooks fella's ...

Cheers,

David

Zip-in-Z 11-05-2017 05:52 PM

Cut-Copy & Paste from last year

Originally Posted by SNAPFisher 2016/17 Sylvan Ice Predections:

So far on predictions:

9.0 inches - SNAPFisher
8.5 inches - yoteblaster
8.0 inches - 1BluZebec
5.0 inches - Kim473 (just took down the middle between 4-6)
3.5 inches - Kevinhits
0.0 inches - Zip-n-Z

This for 12-Dec.

yoteblaster, I rounded to the nearest .5 inch. Let's not get too crazy.


2017 Season Opens here this year on Monday December 11th, I'll start;

Zip-in-Z = 8"


Lets see what others think?



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yoteblaster 11-05-2017 07:17 PM

Going with 8.5 inches again by opening day. Will be out drilling test holes again by Dec1 at the latest

1bluZebec 11-05-2017 09:44 PM

Just hope the snow stays away now for a month [emoji6]


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223MB 11-06-2017 06:04 AM

13" on December 11th!

Habfan 11-06-2017 07:29 AM

12"

SNAPFisher 11-06-2017 08:27 AM

For opening weekend,
based on the long term cold temps and not a lot of snow in the forecast, I'm going with 11 inches on Sylvan. That and it hasn't been taken yet :)

Gull on the other hand is going to be 13 inches. Good ole lucky 13.

THERICARDO 11-06-2017 09:53 AM

Drove by Gull this am and you are correct it looks totally iced over, was in hurry so never ventured onto ice. will check it out after work today and let you know

kevinhits 11-06-2017 05:52 PM

10"

swampy45 11-06-2017 05:57 PM

11" by opening day. And crazy people driving 1 tons everywhere.

1bluZebec 11-06-2017 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swampy45 (Post 3661650)
11" by opening day. And crazy people driving 1 tons everywhere.



Lmao towing massive shack/cabins aswell[emoji38]


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Zip-in-Z 11-06-2017 11:17 PM

The lake ice is developing, think it was -23C here this morning, got another 100 yards or more of clear ice, still have a lot of Canada's here, too. Maybe they know something.

No more pic's for at least a week, spent most of the day working on the Legions Poppy Campaign and preparing for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday.

I mentioned this on the General Section it's applies here too. Hope everyone gets a new fresh Poppy for Remembrance Day, the one's from last year wilt. The Legion, appreciates the donation and your support.

Cheers

David

latenite 11-07-2017 06:30 PM

i'm going for broke and saying 14" (and hoping):sign0111:

Zip-in-Z 11-07-2017 10:43 PM

Short update .... it was cold here with little to no wind last night, drove past the Lake this afternoon, would say 60-70% ice covered. It's starting to look like a skating rink, nice clear ice developing further & further out.

Looking very promising for those members with big numbers!

D.

SNAPFisher 11-08-2017 07:57 AM

Nice! Thanks for the update Zip. That is some good progress.

It was cold again in the boonies this morning. Looks like a slight warming this weekend but still ice making at night and then they say it is going to drop again...so no end in sight on this well below normal temps. Heard on the news that this time last year it was +19C. Such a different start this time around.

SNAPFisher 11-08-2017 08:19 AM

Best guesses
 
In summary.

2017 Season Opens here this year on Monday December 11th;

8.0 inches - Zip-in-Z
8.5 inches - yoteblaster
10.0 inches - kevinhits
11.0 inches - SNAPFisher
11.0 inches - swampy45 [And a 1 ton in a pear tree :)]
12.0 inches - Habfan
13.0 inches - 223MB
14.0 inches - latenite

There are four and half weeks to go. I'm thinking Habfan and 223MB are in the sweet spot. Winner gets bragging rights until next year :acigar:

Zip-in-Z 11-10-2017 11:07 PM

Still lots of open water on Sylvan today, things were lookin good earlier to build some clear dark ice, unfortunately the forcast isn't going to help much.

Tks Snap for the summary .... maybe I still have a chance.

I spent the day reflecting over all those fallen men & women in our community, tomorrow they will be remembered, have 70+ memorial wreaths to present at our Remembrance Day Ceremony.

"Lest we Forget"


https://i.imgur.com/PkscbqK.jpg

bwackwabbit 11-11-2017 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNAPFisher (Post 3662682)
In summary.

2017 Season Opens here this year on Monday December 11th;

8.0 inches - Zip-in-Z
8.5 inches - yoteblaster
10.0 inches - kevinhits
11.0 inches - SNAPFisher
11.0 inches - swampy45 [And a 1 ton in a pear tree :)]
12.0 inches - Habfan
13.0 inches - 223MB
14.0 inches - latenite

There are four and half weeks to go. I'm thinking Habfan and 223MB are in the sweet spot. Winner gets bragging rights until next year :acigar:

I'm in at 9.5" for opening day.

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1bluZebec 11-11-2017 11:49 PM

9.9375" [emoji38][emoji6]


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swampy45 11-12-2017 02:31 PM

The price is right rules? ha

Zip-in-Z 11-12-2017 09:38 PM

Been foggy & warm here the last day or two, may have lost some ice, still lots of open water and the Canada's are still hanging around. Sylvan could be interesting this year.

1bluZebec that measurement is about the same odds as winning the 649 .... good luck.

Tease the hunters a bit .... must be the Rut season Brutus is back in town dating a few of his lady friends that hide out on the Sylvan G&CC.

D

About 350 yds from my back door.


https://i.imgur.com/BkLvtQY.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/jQXqMv4.jpg

Bog D 11-14-2017 07:17 AM

WOW nice buck!

Zip-in-Z 11-18-2017 04:17 PM

November 18th 2017 - Frozen Over


Sylvan is completely frozen over, after the snow stopped yesterday afternoon & it cleared up, all you could see is white! Last year it wasn't until Dec 07th for the lake to be completely ice covered, that's 19 days ahead this year. Went out today to have a look ....

See .... Down town next to main Pier


https://i.imgur.com/uANRqj6.jpg

Norglenwold to the west

https://i.imgur.com/l7beADz.jpg

½ Moon Bay in Distance

https://i.imgur.com/mDZqt8L.jpg

Sunbreaker Boat Launch in distance

https://i.imgur.com/I2cAZMk.jpg


RR 23 North shore


https://i.imgur.com/hkwa9mB.jpg


30 paces out

https://i.imgur.com/B4nvljM.jpg


Axe’d out a hole


https://i.imgur.com/9QN94B7.jpg


Stanley says 3” clear ice

https://i.imgur.com/jOcdfKQ.jpg


.

Hope you enjoyed the pic's ... will update on Dec 9th or 10th ... Season opens here on Monday Dec 11th.

So far I'm in the lead with the ice thickness guess.

Cheers

David


Brandonkop 11-18-2017 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zip-in-Z (Post 3670192)
November 18th 2017 - Frozen Over


Sylvan is completely frozen over, after the snow stopped yesterday afternoon & it cleared up, all you could see is white! Last year it wasn't until Dec 07th for the lake to be completely ice covered, that's 19 days ahead this year. Went out today to have a look ....

See .... Down town next to main Pier


https://i.imgur.com/uANRqj6.jpg

Norglenwold to the west

https://i.imgur.com/l7beADz.jpg

½ Moon Bay in Distance

https://i.imgur.com/mDZqt8L.jpg

Sunbreaker Boat Launch in distance

https://i.imgur.com/I2cAZMk.jpg


RR 23 North shore


https://i.imgur.com/hkwa9mB.jpg


30 paces out

https://i.imgur.com/B4nvljM.jpg


Axe’d out a hole


https://i.imgur.com/9QN94B7.jpg


Stanley says 3” clear ice

https://i.imgur.com/jOcdfKQ.jpg


.

Hope you enjoyed the pic's ... will update on Dec 9th or 10th ... Season opens here on Monday Dec 11th.

So far I'm in the lead with the ice thickness guess.

Cheers

David


Thanks for the information and pics greatly appreciated. Anyone know how gull lake is?

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Zip-in-Z 11-18-2017 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brandonkop (Post 3670208)
Thanks for the information and pics greatly appreciated. Anyone know how gull lake is?

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Ice covered more than 2 weeks ago, last I heard almost 5" about 50 paces out.

D.

Brandonkop 11-18-2017 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zip-in-Z (Post 3670228)

Ice covered more than 2 weeks ago, last I heard almost 5" about 50 paces out.

D.

Thanks!

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petersontyler8 11-18-2017 09:43 PM

Pigeon north side was between 7-9” today

SNAPFisher 11-19-2017 05:22 AM

Nice update Zip. Technically you are in the lead now...but 3 more weeks of ice making. I think I'm in the sweet spot :)

bwackwabbit 11-19-2017 05:43 AM

It's all mine Snap! Lol

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Zip-in-Z 11-19-2017 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNAPFisher (Post 3670520)
Nice update Zip. Technically you are in the lead now...but 3 more weeks of ice making. I think I'm in the sweet spot :)

Look who's up early, don't count those chickens just yet ...

Mr. B & I are off for some trout, should be a fun day.

D.


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