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[ahys-out] /ˈaɪsˌaʊt/
noun, Northern New England
the breaking up of ice on lakes and streams during spring thaw.
Origin of ice-out
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Perch usually spawn shortly after ice-out in the spring.
  • The best time to fish is after ice-out and through mid-summer, while water levels remain relatively high.
  • Harvest begins shortly after ice-out, with nightly fishing permits issued to individual tribal spearers.
  • The ladder configuration, consisting of waterfalls and resting pools, is used from ice-out in spring through ice-up in fall.

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