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#12434406 - 09/20/17 02:45 PM Ice Fishing???
Kayakfisher123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/12/17
Posts: 6
Hello, I am pretty new to Texas only been here a little over a year. I live in North Texas Aubrey area. Does anyone know the closest lake to me that freezes solid? I know it will be a bit of a drive. I heard there are ice storms in Texas but judging by the weather we had last 'Winter' surely no lakes are freezing.

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#12434410 - 09/20/17 02:48 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
crapyetr Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1655
Loc: Nacog TX
lakes~~~!!!~~~freeze solid~~~???~~~in Texas~~~???~~~they'd havta be perty shallow
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#12434411 - 09/20/17 02:48 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51554
Loc: Highway 1
You will be driving 10-12hrs to find that.

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#12434413 - 09/20/17 02:49 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
FlatBack4 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 104
Loc: Fairview, TX
Ponds freezing? Maybe and inch or two for a day or two. I wouldn't walk on them though. I've known two kids that thought they could. RIP.

Lakes freezing? No. Just no.

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#12434435 - 09/20/17 03:04 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Kayakfisher123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/12/17
Posts: 6
To clarify I am not talking about Texas...obviously... Thanks Mark I didn't realize it was that far up.


Edited by Kayakfisher123 (09/20/17 03:06 PM)

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#12434436 - 09/20/17 03:06 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51554
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Kayakfisher123
To clarify I am not talking about Texas... Thanks Mark I didn't realize it was that far up.


Maybe a few lakes in Kansas?

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#12434437 - 09/20/17 03:07 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
EastTexasBassin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 951
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Just gotta make a short drive north to Canada.

Only time I see ice on the lake is when I spill my drink.

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#12434456 - 09/20/17 03:27 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Kayakfisher123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/12/17
Posts: 6
It's about 5 hours for me to get Wichita. I'm assuming Lakes freeze there?

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#12434467 - 09/20/17 03:33 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2095
Loc: Allen, TX
Why would you want to go ice fishing? Lived in Illinois and Wisconsin for 32 years and did a lot of it because that's all you could do. I've never had the urge to go back up north in the winter to ice fish. I also did a lot of downhill and cross country sking when I was there and have had no urge to go back to do that either.

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#12434518 - 09/20/17 04:16 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: Lake Fork
Ice fishing seems like too much work to me. I'd be worn out by the time I cut enough trenches to cast.

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#12434520 - 09/20/17 04:17 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Kayakfisher123 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/12/17
Posts: 6
I am also an avid skier, I love winter sports. I love being on the ice, setting up almost as if I am camping with all the bells and whistles, being able to cook on a propane stove and chill waiting on flags. To me this is enjoyable.

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#12434689 - 09/20/17 06:51 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Rube G. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 763
Loc: Lone Oak,TX
Don't forget the snow snake medicine...

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#12434723 - 09/20/17 07:27 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Kayakfisher123]
Ted Martin Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1995
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Kayakfisher123
It's about 5 hours for me to get Wichita. I'm assuming Lakes freeze there?


a lake up that way might get some ice from time to time . . . but I think it would be a rare winter that it would get thick enough for a grown man to walk on it. safely. I may be wrong, i grew up in northern OK and i recall a winter or two in the late 70s/early 80s where the lakes froze and even then you wouldn't venture out too terribly far.

In Tejas, God blessed us with liquid water we can fish 12 months out of the year. Why not just go fishing in the winter instead of 'ice fishing' ??

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#12434736 - 09/20/17 07:33 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Allen Bass Fisher]
H2ODawg67 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 187
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: Allen Bass Fisher
Why would you want to go ice fishing? Lived in Illinois and Wisconsin for 32 years and did a lot of it because that's all you could do. I've never had the urge to go back up north in the winter to ice fish. I also did a lot of downhill and cross country sking when I was there and have had no urge to go back to do that either.

Yeah, I used to hit my thumb with a hammer when I was a kid. I never get the urge to think "hmmm, I think I'll go out to the garage, get my hammer and hit my thumb"


Edited by H2ODawg67 (09/20/17 07:44 PM)
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#12434745 - 09/20/17 07:37 PM Re: Ice Fishing??? [Re: Txduckhunter]
Donald Harper Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14024
Loc: Justin, TX.
Originally Posted By: Txduckhunter
Ice fishing seems like too much work to me. I'd be worn out by the time I cut enough trenches to cast.


Now that if funny right there. Just pour a can of gas in a straight line and set it on fire. roflmao
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