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    Went up to our place on family day to do a maintenance check and sure enough the snow load on the roof while not critical was getting close. Spent the rest of the day shoveling.



    By the time i was done i was wiped so ate dinner and went to bed. Set the alarm for 6 am with the plan being to spend the day on Nipissing before heading back home. Conditions Tuesday morning were -21, snowing and windy. Figured i am going anyways as who knows with COVID as to when the next chance will be. Got on the ice at Fish Bay. Cleared the islands in South Bay without too much issue but once in the open this was the view:



    After 15 minutes of those conditions the sun became just barely visible in the sky. Problem was it was in my face and not at my back where it's supposed to be. I had gotten completely turned around in the haze. Got my compass out and with the sun popping out off/on i was able to keep my bearings and get to my target location. My visor kept getting a frozen glaze on it so i rode must of the way with it open in order to see. My face when i arrived at my spot:



    Got set up in record time due to the cold and wind although getting the shelter up was a little tricky solo in the wind. The set up:







    Temperature eventually made it to -14 but the wind never died. Visibility improved to this by about lunch time:



    By lunch time i still had nothing to show for my efforts so packed up and headed 10 km across the open lake to the Manitou islands. Got one small perch there and other than that nothing. Headed back to the truck around 5 pm. Snow was 10 to 18 inches and varied from hardpack to soft powder. Periodic slush pockets but keeping it a decent speed worked fine. Ice was 17 inches at Meadow Bay and 14 inches at the Manitous. Total distance traveled was just over 45 km but probably 5 km or so was a loop when i got turned around.
    Last edited by Species8472; February 17th, 2021 at 11:18 PM.
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    Looks like you got all the right equipment
    Nice that you got the chance to get out....
    Thanks for sharing your adventure, sure is neat to see something I wouldn't be able to do
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    Looks like you need a roof razor! I used to dread clearing the roof until I made one. Four crazy carpets, pop rivets, a pair of old lawnmower wheels, and some scrap metal. You stand on the ground and giggle as you watch the four tons of snow roll off the roof. Google roof razor.

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    Fenelon yours sounds great. Myself, I just bought a 'roof rake' with a 25' extension pole. I stand back and drag the snow off the roof.

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    How do you like the jaw jackers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic View Post
    How do you like the jaw jackers ?
    I originally had just one and I would man the second line. Most times that one out fished me so I got a second. Now I just relax with a good book and grab a rod whenever there is a fish on.
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    Nice going to bad about the fish being uncooperative. Better luck next time hopefully the weather with and fishing will be better .
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Great report! That's some dedication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic View Post
    How do you like the jaw jackers ?
    I found mine last year was a good producer.




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