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General Category => Lake Simcoe and Surrounding Lakes Ice Conditions => Topic started by: BB on January 17, 2020, 05:08:50 pm

Title: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on January 17, 2020, 05:08:50 pm
 Checked the  Barrie area after work to see if anyone ventured out. I seen one hut that was very close to shore at JB. I did not have my safety gear with me, so did not go and check ice conditions. All other areas in the Barrie area were bare of anglers. Those that venture out Saturday morning, step chip and step and chip and be safe .  Please report ice conditions here if you go out . I cannot get out til after 12 Saturday. Will check ice condition's at JB and minets for those interested.

Be safe out there.

BB
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on January 18, 2020, 12:32:18 pm
So as it,s been reported JB is already a zoo. I did not bother going over there to check the ice. I did check Minets and there was any where from 2.5-4 inches.  Very good black ice. Checked out from the marina and it was the same.
I walked to my 1st ice spot and it,s 3".

Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on January 20, 2020, 09:03:33 am
CAUTION

Where cracks have opened and closed,the snow we got Saturday has sunk them a bit. Found spots where it looked ok and there was no ice under the snow.



Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: DD on January 20, 2020, 12:08:33 pm
Found one spot like that at Minets yesterday where a  1.5 foot wide crack was covered in a drift with only a skim of ice. Was fine on both sides of the crack but would have been easy for someone who was not spudding to have gone for a dunk. Found no more than 4 inches everywhere I punched holes.

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Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: Johnny Fisherman on January 21, 2020, 11:35:56 am
Any reports on the ice conditions at bear point?
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: Laughin Loon Fishin on January 21, 2020, 11:54:47 am
I accessed from JB yesterday but ventured to deeper water.  I punched holes in 46ft 83ft 96ft.      I was getting 3" closer to shore of ice and 5" out farther.   

The ice is bad under any snow on top. But if it's clear of snow it's 5 " of black clear ice.   
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If you go out be prepared to go through but if you spud and stay away from thick snow areas it was actually a pleasant walk.     
The lakers are MIA.  NOT EVEN a mark or chase.   

Go figures though 3 sledder went pass me right to HOOTERS.   
Grant it they were moving fast and in a straight line and not side by each.    But still the combination of this patchy ice and then hooters drinks had me watching them closely. 
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on January 21, 2020, 12:01:02 pm
Any reports on the ice conditions at bear point?

Billy goat hill,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, NOT DOING IT.
Heard it was open on Saturday. Have not been. I hate hear say.  Just like the guy telling me there is 6" in the bay. This was Saturday. I walk to see for myself. I trust only me. 6" was more like 2.5"-3.5".

 call Calum 905-806-0443
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: fishfinder99 on January 21, 2020, 01:14:09 pm
Fished BP Sunday, no fish, but 3-4" of ice
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on January 25, 2020, 03:29:42 pm
Spots on the bay still sketchy all. Was on 6" solid where it was bare, but when I poked the old snow covered areas, I was getting 1.5-3 " still. Lets hope for a good freeze up. 
Safe walking all.
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on January 26, 2020, 06:50:56 pm
The bay seems to be holding in the Barrie area . Minets over to Johnsons . Seen a  couple of sleds out (not sure I would be doing that ) but to each their own.  Blue ice is still a solid 6"+. This weeks cold snap will help a ton tightening things up nice for next weekend .. 
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: mebad on January 27, 2020, 11:21:59 am
Has anyone heard what the conditions look like NE from Shanty Bay up to the 9th?
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: Bester on January 27, 2020, 07:49:32 pm
crack opened up again off the 9th line of Oro today.  Its a couple hundred metres wide, not sure how far east to west it goes. 
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: BB on March 14, 2020, 12:09:34 pm
Open 50ft hole at Minets Point .

I did not see it til I was about 15 ft away. It blended in with the color of the ice.

Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: IFIDA on March 14, 2020, 05:41:40 pm
Did the city sneak another pipe in ??
Title: Re: K Bay reports
Post by: Mrbeee (Terry) on March 14, 2020, 06:14:44 pm
Now thatís scary