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Anybody from around there? Is it frozen? I'm asking because I'll be in Plattsburgh for a few days and was thinking I can bring a rod and maybe catch some smallmouth. Are there any good spots to bank fish from?

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I'll bet it's still frozen.  We've three nor'easters rip thru, and temps at night have been in the low 20s, and Champ is north of us and at a higher elevation.  I don't really know about any shore spots.  It's such a huge lake, I've only fished by boat.

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@webertime, what's going on over there?

 

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I'm at the very bottom end.  South Bay is open around the boat launch and the narrow section is open north towards Ticonderoga.

 

BUT... we have a week of below-freezing temperatures forecasted, with lows in the single digits for a couple of nights.  It's not supposed to get above freezing here until Thursday.  There's a vey good chance the open water will freeze up again.

 

Hang in there,

Bob

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Durn it,  was gonna be there this Sunday thru Tuesday. This was planned a few months ago, figured maybe the lake would be unfrozen by now. Oh well thanks for the input.

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Be careful out there.

 

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Definitely not thawed up here yet (northern VT) on lake Champlain.. we got over a foot of snow last week.. and it was below zero this morning..  

Im not sure if the ice is safe enough to even ice fish anymore.. I haven't been out in two weeks and it's killing me!

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Yeah, I'm here... In the arctic... Makes Jersey look tropical. Everything is frozen.

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12" of terribly weak ice with 10" of crusty snow and a lot of really pent up guys...   Paradise up here man, paradise.

  Should go quick, I'd say 2 weeks and we'll have a mostly open lake.

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Thanks for the reports everyone!

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 12:24 PM, boostr said:

Are there any good spots to bank fish from?

When the lake is not frozen a good area to fish from is Bulwagga Bay Dr, Port Henry, 12974 There is a concrete pier with benches next to the public boat launch.

 

 

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