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2015.12.17-With the continued above normal temps thru December and continuing thru near mid January I don’t really see safe ice till the last 25% of January. February has typically been ice maintenance month with little gained or loss. Long range weather says warmer winter thru spring so it appears to be a shortened ice fishing season.

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Hi John,

Yep, El Nino has gifted us with a warm December, so we just started making ice a week or so ago.  Start with the smaller, out-of-the-way lakes.  These lakes are the first to lock up, and the first to thaw out in Spring.

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