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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #165 on: January 14, 2022, 05:12:58 PM »
Do any of you recognize this little beauty?
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #166 on: January 14, 2022, 06:41:38 PM »
Yes that would be a Washington macaroni strainer

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2022, 06:47:53 PM »
Skimmer (what we called them).
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2022, 06:52:45 PM »
I will guess that its a skimmer, with a graduated ruler to measure the ice depth. Hook the skimmer on the bottom of the ice and then find the top of the water level.

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2022, 06:59:06 PM »
I will guess that its a skimmer, with a graduated ruler to measure the ice depth. Hook the skimmer on the bottom of the ice and then find the top of the water level.
Yup.  Never had that one that fancy though.

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2022, 07:02:41 PM »
that's a beauty for sure.  we call them a dipper

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2022, 07:20:55 PM »
Ice skimmer dipper and yes can hook the bowl on the bottom of the ice to measure ice thickness, I have marked mine in 1 inch increments from bowl up the handle towards the hook works great for measuring ice thickness
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2022, 07:32:40 PM »
I will guess that its a skimmer, with a graduated ruler to measure the ice depth. Hook the skimmer on the bottom of the ice and then find the top of the water level.
Yup.  Never had that one that fancy though.

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That is a front of the plane skimmer.  You notice the wire in the handle which extends. Just add the difference between the bottom of the wire to the level.

I have one but nothing that nice.

Then there's many more cool things to think you need.

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #173 on: January 14, 2022, 07:39:39 PM »
You could have something like this. A attraction decoy.

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #174 on: January 14, 2022, 08:29:21 PM »
I will guess that its a skimmer, with a graduated ruler to measure the ice depth. Hook the skimmer on the bottom of the ice and then find the top of the water level.
Yup.  Never had that one that fancy though.

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Well heck I thought that hook end was a gaffe  :chuckle: . Thanks for the history lesson. I saw it on EBay and thought it was pretty cool.
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #175 on: January 14, 2022, 08:33:34 PM »
That ice depth contraption was always useless to us.  When we fished Winnebago, ice depth was not a concern.  We had ice some years you couldn't drill through.  And yes, 4 feet thick plus.  You just drove (cars, trucks, semis, whatever) out farther.  It was the years when we had a lot of cold with limited snow.
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #176 on: January 14, 2022, 09:06:46 PM »
there was a handful of years we got great ice early season with zero snow, we ice skated for miles across the lake by my house. crystal clear and smooth.  Maybe every 10 years or so it would happen.

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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #177 on: January 18, 2022, 08:43:08 PM »
Getting stretched out!!! 4 more days till Casacade!
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #178 on: January 18, 2022, 09:23:52 PM »
You will be the most badazz folks on the ice!  Good luck.  Hope to see some pics.
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Re: Bring on the Hardwater!!!!!
« Reply #179 on: January 19, 2022, 06:32:42 AM »
We’ll look like Cascade Lake Exploratory Fishing Expedition Team  :rolleyes: . If we break down at least we can live in our ice condo until the thaw then we can paddle back to shore in the sled.
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