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  • Diamond Lake ice melts fast

  • Diamond Lake heads into the weekend in fishing limbo as the lake starts to transition from ice to open water.
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  • Diamond Lake heads into the weekend in fishing limbo as the lake starts to transition from ice to open water.
    After a solid opening weekend of ice fishing at the eastern Douglas County lake, anglers are likely to be iced out of trout fishing there this weekend.
    The lake is about three-fourths iced over, but the ice is breaking up fast along the edges, says Rick Rockholt, events coordinator for the Diamond Lake Resort. That means much of the lake is inaccessible to ice fishers, except perhaps ice near the lake's north ramp, Rockholt says.
    "It'll be real iffy if they can get out on the ice this weekend," Rockholt says.
    The lake's boat ramps remain inaccessible, Rockholt says.
    "I'm hoping in two weeks that we can get some boats on the water," Rockholt says.
    A few hundred acres of open water exists on the lake's south end, but it's accessible only to snowmobilers, snowshoers, skiers and ATV riders, because the roads are not plowed, Rockholt says.
    The Umpqua National Forest earlier this week conducted some "exploratory" plowing into its Diamond Lake Campground, but the campground remains closed, Umpqua Forest spokeswoman Cheryl Caplan says. No plowing is scheduled there until mid-May, she says.
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