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Pool 2 Report (2022)

  • DaveB
    Participant
    Eagan MN
    Posts: 4126
    #2085371

    Zero to report, just had to beat Jon!

    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 4412
    #2085645

    Wondering what the odds are of the Pool 2 – New Years Day water skiers getting out tomorrow! ??? shock ???

    -J.

    DaveB
    Participant
    Eagan MN
    Posts: 4126
    #2085656

    Pretty good, not a lot of snow, they should be fine

    LabDaddy1
    Participant
    Posts: 812
    #2085671

    I’m sure they wear well-insulated wetsuits but what do they do to cover their faces? Yikes.

    No fishing to report here, either chased

    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 4412
    #2086019

    These guys are hard core! bow

    -J.

    loonswail
    Participant
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts: 237
    #2086026

    Just BRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!

    luttes
    Participant
    Maplewood/WBL
    Posts: 496
    #2086080

    These guys are hard core! bow

    <div class=”ido-oembed-wrap”><iframe loading=”lazy” title=”Winter Water Skiing — 11 BELOW ZERO — New Years Day 2022″ width=”850″ height=”478″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/xozb1bGu9AU?feature=oembed&#8221; frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen=””></iframe></div>
    -J.

    wowza… that’ll make you pucker up a bit…

    MX1825
    Participant
    Posts: 1116
    #2086086

    Bet that causes SHRINKAGE!!!!:???:

    chuck100
    Participant
    Platteville,Wi.
    Posts: 1668
    #2086095

    They need some serious help-Fn nuts.

    boone
    Participant
    Woodbury, MN
    Posts: 823
    #2086119

    From Sunday afternoon, January 2, 2022. I wasn’t expecting to see any open open water but I was driving over the 494 bridge so I decided to swing by and take a look.

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    Steve Root
    Participant
    South St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 5163
    #2088718

    We drove over the Wakota bridge this afternoon. There were a few patches of open water here and there, and a lot of snow covered ice. It looked horrible.

    SR

    FishBlood&RiverMud
    Participant
    Prescott
    Posts: 6253
    #2088828

    These guys are hard core! bow

    <div class=”ido-oembed-wrap”><iframe loading=”lazy” title=”Winter Water Skiing — 11 BELOW ZERO — New Years Day 2022″ width=”850″ height=”478″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/xozb1bGu9AU?feature=oembed&#8221; frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen=””></iframe></div>
    -J.

    Brings back memories. 2019 on pool 4 with my ski boat. It was only 20° with high winds applause

    DaveB
    Participant
    Eagan MN
    Posts: 4126
    #2098697

    Has anyone checked out the ramps/ice lately? With the lack of snow, the ramps will probably be ready before the water is. It doesnt take many 20 degree plus days to get things moving. We might not be far away from open water!

    Steve Root
    Participant
    South St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 5163
    #2098707

    I stopped by the 494 access on Wednesday afternoon. There is some open water way out there, and a lot of ice in the way. Somebody walked out and poked a couple of holes through it probably to check ice thickness. No saw marks so they must have given up. The ramp had a fair amount of ice and snow on it but nothing some sand couldn’t fix.

    SR

    Jake
    Participant
    Posts: 9
    #2098883

    I live real close to the ramp and had been watching it most of the week, with the wind the last two days it opened up alot but still quite a bit of ice holding under the bridge to the wing dam below the ramp. Anything north of the sunken barge is froze solid with very little to any open water. Hopefully the extended forecast holds true and things start to open up.

    Steve Root
    Participant
    South St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 5163
    #2099009

    Just drove over the Wakota bridge. Not much open water down there, a lot less than last Wednesday. Discouraging.

    SR

    boone
    Participant
    Woodbury, MN
    Posts: 823
    #2099018

    Hard to get much melting when the air temps are 40 F COLDER the melting point of ice. I heard it was the coldest January since 2014 and the third coldest in the past 20 years. It hasn’t seemed brutally cold but definitely a lot of cold mornings.

    Mike W
    Participant
    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
    Posts: 12461
    #2099071

    Was just a short ice shelf at the landing acouple days ago. Maybe 20′ to cut through.

    Steve Root
    Participant
    South St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 5163
    #2099207

    Was just a short ice shelf at the landing acouple days ago. Maybe 20′ to cut through.

    Right now you could darn near walk to Newport. Come on warmer temps and higher Sun.

    3Rivers
    Participant
    Posts: 418
    #2099755

    Some of you reading this might be interested that there’s a pretty good possibility that you might be allowed an extra line on P2 in the near future. We finally have the MNDNR blessing and just need to get this bill through the legislature this year…

    Senate File 2767
    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97C.315, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. Lines. An angler may not use more than one line except:
    (1) two lines may be used to take fish through the ice; and

    (2) the commissioner may, by rule, authorize the use of two lines in areas designated by
    the commissioner in Lake Superior.; and

    (3) two lines may be used in the Minnesota River downstream of the Granite Falls dam
    and in the Mississippi River downstream of St. Anthony Falls.

    dirtywater
    Participant
    Posts: 511
    #2099782

    Some of you reading this might be interested that there’s a pretty good possibility that you might be allowed an extra line on P2 in the near future. We finally have the MNDNR blessing and just need to get this bill through the legislature this year…

    Senate File 2767
    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97C.315, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. Lines. An angler may not use more than one line except:
    (1) two lines may be used to take fish through the ice; and


    (2) the commissioner may, by rule, authorize the use of two lines in areas designated by
    the commissioner in Lake Superior.; and

    (3) two lines may be used in the Minnesota River downstream of the Granite Falls dam
    and in the Mississippi River downstream of St. Anthony Falls.

    Interesting. As someone who solo trolls a fair amount, I’d love to be able to run two different profiles/depths/colors.

    “downstream of St. Anthony Falls.” — is that the entirety of the language? Wouldn’t that encompass the pools downstream as well? 3, 4, etc?

    Greg Krull
    Participant
    South Metro / Pool 4
    Posts: 132
    #2099785

    Wouldn’t that encompass the pools downstream as well? 3, 4, etc?

    Most of 3 and all of 4 are border waters and allowed two lines already.

    3Rivers
    Participant
    Posts: 418
    #2099787

    Yes, everything downstream from the Falls including the small section on 3 between Hastings and Prescott which is always confusing.

    FishBlood&RiverMud
    Participant
    Prescott
    Posts: 6253
    #2099887

    Yes, everything downstream from the Falls including the small section on 3 between Hastings and Prescott which is always confusing.

    Hi Darren!
    That’d be real nice!!
    Now, if they could adopt that small section of pool 3 into border regs coffee

    dirtywater
    Participant
    Posts: 511
    #2099970

    Wouldn’t that encompass the pools downstream as well? 3, 4, etc?

    Most of 3 and all of 4 are border waters and allowed two lines already.

    Right, brain fart on my end.

    mahtofire14
    Participant
    Mahtomedi, MN
    Posts: 7182
    #2104486

    Looking out the window of my hospital unit overlooking the Miss on campus, it’s wide open! Not sure what it’s like downstream but there’s just a few feet of ice on the shores.

    Dominick Winge
    Participant
    Saint Paul, MN.
    Posts: 32
    #2104582

    Looking out the window of my hospital unit overlooking the Miss on campus, it’s wide open! Not sure what it’s like downstream but there’s just a few feet of ice on the shores.

    Where at? I’m not sure of where you’re talking about.

    Matt Moen
    Participant
    South Minneapolis
    Posts: 3610
    #2104729

    Locked up still north of the confluence. But, seems to be breaking apart and MN river is coming loose too.

    mahtofire14
    Participant
    Mahtomedi, MN
    Posts: 7182
    #2104785

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>mahtofire14 wrote:</div>
    Looking out the window of my hospital unit overlooking the Miss on campus, it’s wide open! Not sure what it’s like downstream but there’s just a few feet of ice on the shores.

    Where at? I’m not sure of where you’re talking about.

    U of M campus. 94 Bridge basically.

    boone
    Participant
    Woodbury, MN
    Posts: 823
    #2105325

    These photos of the 494 ramp are from late Friday afternoon, March 4. 2022. There were about 9 trailers in the parking lot, some of them bigger bunk trailers, so guys were getting out. You actually had to launch off the slide of the upstream ramp. There was a pretty good sized ice lip but someone had put some smaller rocks to make a mini “ramp”. The ice on the ramp itself appeared to be about 12″ thick and real solid.

    When I drove over the river, I could see some really big chunks floating down the channel.

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