Grass Lake this weekend

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Grass Lake this weekend

Postby ens137 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:04 pm

Anyone have ice conditions and launch spots on Grass lake?
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Re: Grass Lake this weekend

Postby mbieweng » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Launch spot is here: http://goo.gl/maps/8l0zU

Not sure about ice conditions. It was good last Sunday, but I haven't been out there since then.
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Re: Grass Lake this weekend

Postby dbur » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:59 pm

ice should be ok, planning on going there Sunday morning
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Re: Grass Lake this weekend

Postby BishopTek » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:53 am

I was there yesterday in the late morning. There were snow mobiles moving about on the lake throughout the day and what looks like a few ice shanties in the distance. I also drilled into the ice near the shore at the Charles Haling & Sons Resort put in and reached more than 6 inches before I gave up and starting setting up my kite. The only disconcerting thing was the 1-2 inch layer of slush between the ice and the top snow layer.

Overall: solid ice, several inches of nice soft snow... unfortunately not enough wind for yesterday. I hope you have better luck today.

Tomorrow looks to be too warm, no? What with the rain and all?

Also, here are a few useful links I've saved:
http://www.lake-link.com/Illinois-Fishi ... nnel-Lake/
http://pages.ripco.net/~jwn/grassmap.gif
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Re: Grass Lake this weekend

Postby ens137 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:35 pm

Thanks for the update and info. Tomorrow doesn't look good as of now.
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Re: Grass Lake this weekend

Postby dbur » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:49 am

Grass lake is no good... Snow turned into slush with puddles of water on top
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