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Heading to Waska this Friday with the wife. There is concern with the truck falling through the other day, and we planned on pulling the sleeper on ice with the 1/2 ton. We typically fish off Don Sacks drive - not sure what bay that is. Has there been other truck/fishouse travel lately?

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Stradic

I would advise against it. Minnewaska's got a history of crappy ice, remember last year? Besides, it's not even thick enough now.

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lucy1205

They been driving out for two weeks and theres 12 to 17 inches of ice. Go for it dude.

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scaup

I know this post is late but I fished in a couple of spots last night and found between 12-14 inches. No doubt snow cover was the main factor. No pressure ridges that I know of at this point. As for Stradics post... Waska had great ice last year. What it also had was some pretty drastic changes in temps that early on brought on pressure ridges and when she started making ice that just exasperated the problem. Just MIO.........

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Stradic

Yeah Scaup, I guess that's what I meant. Early on the ice was crap with all the pressure ridges and didn't a few wheelers even go in even though everyone thought the ice was "safe"?

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jensens

I was out to waska on thursday/friday evenings and we pulled a 24' house that weighed about 5,500 lbs no problem with a full size 1/2 ton. Thursday night when we got up there we didn't venture too far from the plowed roads. Friday morning though we went exploring ice conditions a little more and found plenty of ice to get out to a good spot. Don't get me wrong though, we stayed on the plowed roads and checked thouroughly before pulling off the road. We found anywhere from 12-19" out there. We got a few nasty looks after we pulled out there, but we kept 'er real slow and had no problems. Fishing was pretty good too!

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Schwanny

Heading out to Minnewaska on Wednesday and staying until sometime on Friday Never fished it before, but I'm willing to give it a shot. I think we are headed to the Starbuck side of the lake. If you see a black chevy w/black topper pulling a 18' v-front stop and say hello.

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Heiling

Hey Jensens, How did you guys do????? I was thinking about tring it this weekend abd seeing if you wanted to come with, but I hear that your girl has you by your balls!!!!! blush.gif anyway where would you say to go????

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Slideout

Had no problems going out - fishing was OK, but have had better. Will be back out this weekend. Thanks for the input(s).

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    • osok
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