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Old 03-01-2014, 06:56 AM
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Any of you going to brave the weather for the opener? I've had it on my calendar since Sept. 30th but no way I'm going out today. Maybe by April 1st
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Wisconsin Early Season Opens Today

Ha. I'm in SE MN and our winter season has been open since Jan 1st. I've been out a couple times, but it's been a terrible season so far in terms of weather and I'm way, way behind my usual pace for time on the stream.

It doesn't look good for a while either. Single digit high temps in the forecast for most of the next week, around 2 feet of snow on ground with drifts even deeper, and many of the roads still packed with snow / ice. We've also had more stream reaches freeze over this year than I can ever remember.
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I have never considered suicide before. So I will not be partaking in the opener.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:42 AM
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Wedding today but still wouldn't fish it.

Our 10 day doesn't look very good either.

It's gonna break soon, just keep telling myself that
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Default Re: Wisconsin Early Season Opens Today

I worry that when it breaks, it's really gonna roll. Feet of snow and six foot frost depths doesn't bode well if the weather gets too warm too fast.

I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:39 AM
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This winter season has definitely turned me into a fair weather fishermen... But temps are looking to rise by Thursday... I'll probably head out... I'm not happy to be so far behind on my fishing days quota
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Default Re: Wisconsin Early Season Opens Today

Long range forecast, accuweather anyways, shows a steady but gradual increase in temps after this next few days. I'm hoping so, will be June before all the frost comes out at this rate. -10 by my thermometer with -20 wind chills.
As the days get longer it HAS to start warming up.......doesn't it??


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I worry that when it breaks, it's really gonna roll. Feet of snow and six foot frost depths doesn't bode well if the weather gets too warm too fast.

I hope I'm wrong.


From what I've heard, the Army Corps of Engineers on the river are really concerned about water levels right now. Rumors have it that the flooding will be the worst we've experienced in quite some time due to snow amounts and the deep frost.

I hope they're wrong too though.
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They say Lake Pepin ice is 3' thick in some spots... Snow packs ranging from 30"-46"+... Not gonna be a good spring... Looks like FEMA will get to f more people over again.
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