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LwnmwnMan2

Vehicle on Green (Chisago)

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I was driving Hwy 8 this morning, had to turn around to see if I saw right.

South bay, as I said, along Hwy 8.

Picture isn't the greatest, full zoom and all, but....

I don't have the guts yet!!!

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Jesus!!!

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WOW!!! I was still a little nervous about just the wheeler!

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I was out over the weekend and I found ice anywhere from 2 to 3 inches to 6 to 7 inches. Someones gotta be the first one to drive out, but it ain't gonna be me. Hopefully they don't make the news.

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Couple cars parked on the ice on S. Center off the point. WOW.

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After breaking through on shore with my 4 wheeler on Big Marine, all I have to say is those guys with vehicles out there are nuckin futs!

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I stopped in at the bait shop & he said there was also one on the south bowl of Chisago Lake.

Gutsy, yes.

Maybe he drilled before he went out & it was fine.

TRUE STORY : About 20 yerars ago, I once drove my Pick-up truck across the Mississippi River on DEC 14th where it leads into Big Winnie...

It rained HARD the night before, the water was coming up around the side windows. My Dad said "A little more to the right - it's shallower over there".

I about flipped out, turned my truck around and headded back to shore & drove around to West Winnie Campground.

NEVER so scared in my life. Probably only 6-7 inches, but I didn't go through...

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Couple cars parked on the ice on S. Center off the point. WOW.


Frankies said the water is down low enough and parking at sunset point was not a problem because it is mostly shore now. I was parked there monday along with two pickup trucks. That is about all the parking space over there now. I noticed a lot of the no parking signs are down on the road to sunset however my guess is you still cant park there.

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we have parked in front of those signs before never got in any trouble. but I'm gonna stop after I seen how much one of those tickets cost ouch...

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and the bad thing is now someone else will see the tire tracks and continue the idiozim, sad thing is that whole bay is all milfoil, I didnt feel safe out there last year with 16 inches of ice.

I thought I saw that too but didnt stop to see the crazies, guess I could always slow down and do that more grin.gif

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Does he have a plow on the front of that thing?

Plus he is parked right next to the house. Unless this is this person’s first year on ice, but you got to know how thick the ice is.

The big problem, (like stated above) will be the "truck" that drives out on his tracks. I guess they get what they get. Hope he catches something?

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Alright I know its to his or her own risk, but when do we say STOP!! I saw them out there again today but this time in a Maroon Minivan. I am at a loss for words, If I went out fishing and saw this guy/gal/person come driving out I would just have to leave, I woudlnt put myself at risk to try and rescue this @(#O&$ and I woudlnt want to put anyone else in danger. What do you guys think about it? UGH ....

Shawn

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I get driving out if you've drilled your holes all the way out, know the depth of the ice, whatever.

I would NOT be parking RIGHT next to the fish house though.

The house a decent sized perm., so that's gotta be heavy, plus the weight of the minivan right next to it.....

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I suppose a guy could call the local C.O. and tell him about it...just say you're concerned about the safety of that person and others around. Perhaps this would fall under the jurisdiction of the C.O. and he/she would have a good suggestion on what to do. Just an idea.

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I would say Sheriff! If someone goes threw, they are the first on the site and then fire and rescue. Thin ice is a Sheriff concern. I do not think they will do much. They sure are not going to go out there.

It does not make this any better, but it looks like a Caprice or a Cadillac. I do not know why his house has not flooded yet? That much weight, it’s got to be pooling up water around this house!

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I believe this part of the lake was froze over fairly early. I believe people were out fishing a week prior to the snow storm even...so perhaps with all the cold temps we had prior to the snow, that created sufficient ice in that bay to handle the weight of the snow (and car/house)...so unless you actually know the thickness of the ice...who's to say its unsafe. Although with everything we know about other ice conditions in the area its normal to question it. Has anyone been fishing out in that bay recently and know the ice thickness?

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Where I was fishing there was 7 to 8 inches of ice. I guess the main part of the lake(Chisago)didn't freeze over until just before the first snowfall so I imagine the ice could still be considerably thinner in some areas. I did notice there is still some wet areas under the snow as I walked out.

I saw a guy pull his house out with his truck yesterday.shocked.gif

He came over and talked to me to see how thick the ice was where I was at and he explained that he has been plowing a road from day one. He has a good 12 inches of ice on his road and the area where he pulled his house out to. He did express some concern that his driving on the ice might give others the wrong idea and went on to say that now that his house was out he might just use his atv to run back and forth until the ice was thicker.

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Your right about that bay freezing first, or atleast appearing to, its nothing but milfoil over there, and the only public access to the lake is on the other side so he would of had to drive all the way out there, Big green froze over just before the snowfall too. I guess we will just sit back and wait and see what happens. I hope this doesnt ruin someones holidays .... frown.gif

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He's a resident who lives right on the south bay. He plowed the road out from his property.

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