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3/05/2018 4:24 pm  #18


Re: 2018 Ice Out Predictions?

Ice out, April 14. Wishing I'd brought warmer clothes while waiting out a freak snow storm on Big Trout, April 20.

 

3/05/2018 4:42 pm  #19


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Snow in the Spring? That's crazy talk!

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3/06/2018 10:11 am  #20


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Ice out, April 14. Wishing I'd brought warmer clothes while waiting out a freak snow storm on Big Trout, April 20.

Algonquinlakes......typo?  You were into Big Trout on April 20th?

Bo


Tripping in Algonquin Park is not about seeking shelter from a storm, tripping in Algonquin Park is about dancing in the rain!
 

3/06/2018 2:13 pm  #21


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He was predicting the future, not lamenting the past ;)

 

3/06/2018 3:21 pm  #22


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Now that we're past my sarcastic Feb. 28th date with the lakes still well frozen, do I get to make a more serious guess? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png

 

3/06/2018 3:58 pm  #23


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Uppa wrote:

He was predicting the future, not lamenting the past ;)

Uppa's got it, although if I've had that experience already on McKaskill and once was enough.

 

3/06/2018 8:19 pm  #24


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RobW wrote:

Now that we're past my sarcastic Feb. 28th date with the lakes still well frozen, do I get to make a more serious guess? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png

Nice loophole! I'm defining my earlier guess as 'sarcastic', effective the day after. Unless I guessed right, in which case I was totally serious. 

 

3/07/2018 10:02 am  #25


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Uppa wrote:

RobW wrote:

Now that we're past my sarcastic Feb. 28th date with the lakes still well frozen, do I get to make a more serious guess? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png

Nice loophole! I'm defining my earlier guess as 'sarcastic', effective the day after. Unless I guessed right, in which case I was totally serious. 

That's why I'm asking before making a 'new' guess! :-)

Now, if I was allowed another guess then it would be ...
 

 

3/07/2018 10:29 am  #26


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With the power vested in me, I declare your February date an obvious joke. Guess again!

 

3/07/2018 10:50 am  #27


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So last year was April 25th.. Should be ahead of that.. hmmm lets say 1 week ahead.. I'll guess April 18th 

 

3/07/2018 2:45 pm  #28


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Here are the dates I see picked so far:

April 6       Clipper Paddler
April 12     ATVenture
April 14     Algonquin Lakes
April 17     Peek
April 18     ShawnD
April 23     Uppa
Too disappointed in the mild winter to pick a date           DW

I assume we're using the Opeongo Algonquin Outfitters standard, correct? 


I'm going to go with April 25th based on a serious scientific evaluation of the Weather Network 14 day forecast, respect for serious picks already made, hard earned experience that if the ice ain't out by then I can give up on permits being issued for opening weekend, and a gut feel that we're in for a more normal end to winter and early spring after a bizarrely warm end to February and start of March. 

Oh, and by that point I'll have no justification for picking another date. ;-)

 

3/08/2018 4:00 pm  #29


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Posting to nobody in particular. In 2016 the ice was completely off Simcoe on March 30th.

Ice out for Opeongo was May 1st 2016 IIRC.

 

3/08/2018 11:37 pm  #30


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April 9th for the win!

 

3/10/2018 7:07 pm  #31


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April 13 is the day, it's a Friday, and everybody knows Friday the thirteenth is always lucky!

 

3/11/2018 9:36 pm  #32


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Rob you missed my post of April 16, its a bit early in reality but I'll stick with it for fun....but honestly, maybe not May 18th but betting permits are delayed beyond reasonable ice out 'safety'

Moonman.

Last edited by Moonman (3/11/2018 9:44 pm)

 

3/12/2018 5:56 am  #33


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April 10th is my guess!

Ill be prepping my fishing boat up at the cottage around then.

 

3/12/2018 10:03 am  #34


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I'll guess April 20th!

 

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