skim ice

skim ice

[′skim ‚īs]
(hydrology)
First formation of a thin layer of ice on the water surface.
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Jigs like the Custom Jigs & Spins 3/32ounce Glazba are capable of punching through skim ice so you don't have to scoop it out.
A couple years ago, one poor man in my town lost his shorthair in a creek just a few feet wide after it fell through a layer of skim ice, couldn't get out, and drowned.
As we busted the skim ice and set the decoys, Kevin commented, "Guys, I don't know what to expect from the ducks this morning considering the ice, clouds and cold, but I guess we'll find out.
As of yesterday, there was skim ice on some small ponds and thin sheets floating on some parts of larger ponds.
Winter in South Africa is chilly at night with occasional skim ice in the morning and 55-degree afternoons with bright sun.
Some past seasons have brought temperatures that created skim ice and he had constructed the deep hole to attenuate those conditions.
The mud holds the sun's heat so even when the rest of the impoundment has thin skim ice, we still have a place next to the blind that ducks will seek out because it has open water.
While the side I was hunting from had only skim ice, it turned out the ice on the opposite side was much thicker, having formed in the slower current downstream on the inside of a sharp bend.
The bird kept trying to surface to no avail as it ran out of air, and Bybee finally dispatched it right through the skim ice.
After the entire water column reaches 4[degrees]C (file temperature when water is at its greatest density), cold air eventually cools less dense surface water to the freezing point or below, resulting in the formation of plate-like crystals that freeze together to form skim ice.
Once a laver of skim ice is established, lake ice can continue to thicken from both the top and bob tom.