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Area Lakes Finally Ice-Free

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After a seemingly never ending winter and a cool, damp spring, lakes in central Maine are now officially ice-free!

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are tracking ice out dates across the state online.

Ice out dates this year have been are averaging about a week to 10 days later than normal.

Many northern Maine lakes are not close from being ice-free. Kevin Sinnett, vice president of the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association, told the Kennebec Journal, that Rangeley Lake still had ice thickness from 21 to 52 inches.

Here’s a list of central Maine lakes and the official ice out dates:

April 14: Damariscotta Lake
April 15: Clary Lake
April 19: Pleasant Pond
April 20: Little Cobbossee Lake
Annabessacook Lake
Togus Pond
April 21: Unity Pond
Cochnewagon Lake
April 22: Cobbossee Lake
Lower Narrows Pond
April 23: China Lake
Lake St.George
Sheepscot Lake
Maranacook Lake
Upper Narrows Pond
April 24: Messalonskee Lake
North Pond
East Pond
McGrath Pond
April 25: Morrill Pond
Great Pond
April 28: Great Moose Lake in Hartland

Now go fish!

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