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Old 11-05-2017, 05:39 PM
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Default Sylvan Lake - Ice Report - Updated Nov. 18, 2017

This morning ….. see!










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




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 ...

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Old 11-05-2017, 05:52 PM
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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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Old 11-05-2017, 07:17 PM
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Going with 8.5 inches again by opening day. Will be out drilling test holes again by Dec1 at the latest
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:44 PM
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Just hope the snow stays away now for a month


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13" on December 11th!
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:27 AM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:53 AM
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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
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:57 PM
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11" by opening day. And crazy people driving 1 tons everywhere.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:56 PM
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11" by opening day. And crazy people driving 1 tons everywhere.


Lmao towing massive shack/cabins aswell


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Old 11-06-2017, 11:17 PM
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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.

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Old 11-07-2017, 06:30 PM
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i'm going for broke and saying 14" (and hoping)
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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!

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Old 11-08-2017, 07:57 AM
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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.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:19 AM
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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
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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.

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:37 AM
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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
I'm in at 9.5" for opening day.

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9.9375"


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The price is right rules? ha
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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.

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WOW nice buck!
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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




Norglenwold to the west



½ Moon Bay in Distance



Sunbreaker Boat Launch in distance




RR 23 North shore





30 paces out




Axe’d out a hole





Stanley says 3” clear ice




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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.

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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




Norglenwold to the west



½ Moon Bay in Distance



Sunbreaker Boat Launch in distance




RR 23 North shore





30 paces out




Axe’d out a hole





Stanley says 3” clear ice




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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

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

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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.

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

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Pigeon north side was between 7-9” today
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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
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:45 AM
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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.

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