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Sebago ice-out

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Does anyone care to guess when Sebago ice-out might be this year? A group of us want to take a few boats up for the weekend of April 2nd, but I heard that it's still pretty thick. Also, does anybody know if Sebago Station ramp opens as soon as the ice is gone?

Thanks
post #2 of 10
My river (Otter Creek) went out this week. Can't imagine you're too far behind. We were running a week or so behind what the Mass boys were saying...we now have geese, birds of prey and many signs of spring. AHHHHHH
post #3 of 10
Spring is here but the ice is thick.

Here are some divining rods:

http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/progr...ice_out11.html
http://www.sebagolakeonline.com/

I saw two guys fishing out on Jordan Bay today.
post #4 of 10
The Station ramp will probably be the last available just because it's on the windward end of things so ice tends to collect down there. The state park may be a better bet. It will probably still be mostly locked up. One option is to put in at the state park on the northern end. It's the best chance for open water.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Those websites are great resources. It's pretty interesting to look at historical ice-out dates for all of the major lakes in Maine. What global warming? I haven't tried the state park ramp yet, but looks like it may be the only early season option. Thanks for the info.
post #6 of 10
Depends on if we get another warm spell. The state park usually has the launch open mid april I was out on lake auburn trolling April 16th last year on Sebego the next day but it was a warm winter......Sebego is usually ice free by the 20th to the 21st of april..with the mouth of the songo being able to navigate much earlier...You can usually count on it ice free from anywhere April 10th to the 20th.... And dont depend on the date on the NOAA web site .. Says ice out on Moosehead was april 12th in 2007 I was there from the 13 to the 20th, and the ice didnt go out til the 17th...
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by bigdaddy2 View Post
Depends on if we get another warm spell. The state park usually has the launch open mid april I was out on lake auburn trolling April 16th last year on Sebego the next day but it was a warm winter......Sebego is usually ice free by the 20th to the 21st of april..with the mouth of the songo being able to navigate much earlier...You can usually count on it ice free from anywhere April 10th to the 20th.... And dont depend on the date on the NOAA web site .. Says ice out on Moosehead was april 12th in 2007 I was there from the 13 to the 20th, and the ice didnt go out til the 17th...



It says on the Maine site 5/12/2007 for Moosehead, Greenville??
post #8 of 10
Ate lunch in Greenville on the 12th, stayed at cabins at the east outlet. when we arrived the ice was about a mile off shore,, went up to do some trolling but couldn't navigate the lake. The cabin owners went up in a plane and found 75 percent of the lake still with ice and very black on Thursday.. Friday the ice slammed the dam all night which kept us up most of the night, woke Saturday morning and there was enough ice gone so we went out in the boat between sugar island and deer islands and caught a few salmon and brookies....went through Rockwood on the way home monday and there was still ice near Kineo and Farm island but the "Frenchmen"(about 75 boats) were still out at the mouth of the Moose river fishing for all things...Cusk... Talked to one of the fishermen having breakfast at the store he said and I quote "salmon,trout, theys junk fish,we's bangs dems head on the boat and trow dem back, we's only keeps the cusk"...they had some nice cusk in their boat some were 30 inches or better...With A Quebec registration on the side of the boat and truck...Just goes to show that having a disregard for the treatment of 'OUR" fish is International...
post #9 of 10
Just got back from man camp above Rockwood on Baker Cover Moosehead. 2ft of ice and still the dead of winter up there all weekend.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Wow. We're staying at Maynard's for the week of June 13th, should be just about right.
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