Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
mooneyes

trucks on francis?

12 posts in this topic

I was fishing on Francis two days ago, six inches of ice max,Two full size trucks driving around on the ice! I love eating fish dont get me wrong, but they are not worth the price of my life or my truck those people are nuts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ever winter some guys and their trucks push their luck and end up in the water just as sure as the sun rises in the east. It must be the nature of the beast, thats what my dad always said. crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mooneyes,

Welcome to FM! Thanks for the "(Contact Us Please) alert". grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brother in law is out on the west end of that lake tonight, says 2 full sized trucks parked right next to each other not too far from where they are fishing.... 6-7 inches of ice MAX. Unreal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just goes to show how good ice can be to hold that much weight, just hope that they don't get to see how bad ice won't hold a truck up. crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an uncle who always tells me 8" is plenty for a vehicle based on his experiences with ice fishing. I'm more comfortable with twice that amount.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

twice?? To get me "comfortable" I need 3 times. laugh.gif

24 to make me comfortable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My comfort is - crazy.gif my truck ant going on the ice crazy.gif . If my wheeler or feet can't take me there than I don't go. the whole truck/car thing on the ice just freaks me out crazy.gifshocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was out last monday when they put there house out. I was on 5 inches no more. Here I left my wheeler at home and pulled my fortress out by hand dang near killed myself. All the sudden here come head lights with about a 12ft crank down house full size chevy. I could not belive it and iF they would have went threw I would have felt bad cause no way i could of helped I was hurting and out of wind. To top it off they must hVE CALLED there buddys cause 30min later 2 more full size trucks come. Border line between STUPID OR CRAZY.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe it was the West end of Frances that had a ton of BIG houses on it on Sunday morning. Drove around to Frances, Tetonka, Fish Lake, Elysian and Steele Lake in Le Seuer. Frances and Elysian had large permanent houses on. On my way home from Waterville to Northfield I saw that Cannon had permanent houses on it near the access on HWY 60 and off a couple points also. Next weekend, hittin the ice around Waterville, man I can't wait!!!! Been two years since I have ice fished, stupid Iraq got in my way of fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your service to the great ol' USA!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No worries, back safe and sound now and can't wait to hit the ice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • paceman
      Made it out last night. Beautiful night. Caught a bunch of Crappies, sunnies, a norsky and a few walleyes. All CR. Amazing how quiet the lake was. I was the only boat out for the most part. First boat in parking lot at 5:30 and no AI inspector this time. Have not seen them for quite awhile now.... Water temp was 78. Panfish were caught on simple Jig/plastic in about 12 feet along shoreline weeds. Walleyes on spinner/crawlers in 17-20 on midlake structure.
    • CaptJohnWis
      Berserker Bass.   This is probably the most exciting hit I have ever had from a bass.   Had to slow it down to get the full effect .Berzerker bass video
    • ZachD
    • ZachD
      Have not fished down there but up river a little way in the Ramsey area I have been doing well on smallies Either trolling raps up river bouncing of the bottom or drifting down pounding the shorelines with meps spinners.   Meps are one of my favorite lures for the river that and buzz baits.   The Mississippi is fun because you have a chance at catching anything.
    • ZachD
      Go to the fields off hwy 10 where diamonds used to be and where the boat launch is in Ramsey. I plant feathers and stuff there sometimes there is a variety of tall grass around there.   the best pre buy program I have found is at golden meadows. if you put money on an account before aug 26 the prices are  depending on when you go Aug. 20 - Sept. 4
      Sept. 5 - Oct. 2
      Oct. 3 - Nov. 6
      Nov. 7 - Dec. 4
      Dec. 5 - Jan. 1, 2017 COST PER BIRD

      $16.50
      $17.50
      $18.50
      $19.50
      $20.50    
    • biff
      Hmmm...getting a prosthetic foot and attaching hooks now
    • fishingtime13
      Im wanting to go and fish the missisippi river by my place, there is a little inlet with some down trees, a drop off  and a little bridge that goes over the inlet. Its off of east river road at the end of 79th.  I believe its called riverview heights park. My questions is, has anyone gone fishing there? I see people there quite often and have chatted with them a little bit, but haven't gotten much out of them. It looks promising for some largemouth and catfish. if you have fished there what works good? and are they biting now? I will be there at about 5 am tomorrow morning.
    • monstermoose78
      This rain is keeping the rum muddy.
    • redlabguy
      Nuts, I had to leave Fraser on Monday for some business and a trip, but I think your MO is the right one. However, there are a lot of small (10-12") fish on the reef tops as of Sunday. You might try deeper water just off the tops. I'm not a fan of bobber fishing (like to feel the bite) but it's been a consistent winning method. Dick
    • monstermoose78
      He is huge