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Anyone Driving on Area Lakes W/ Full Size Trucks Yet???

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Just curious if anyone has or has seen anyone driving out with full size trucks on area lakes....(Beebe, Pelican, Buffalo, Pulaski, Green Mountian, ect...)

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I saw darwin award contender drive a 3/4 ton ford ext cab with a 16-18 foot wheel house behind him out to the middle of buffalo. That is just stupid on 11 inches of ice.

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Yea, I usually wait until about 100 of "those guys" drive out there before I even consider driving out there.

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back to your original question. There are a lot of people driving on Buffalo. I would stick to the smaller size vehicles 1/2 ton trucks and less. I would only ask that everyone slow down so the next guy doesn't end up on the bottom. There have been a lot of poeple going way to fast. It may not matter as much when there is 2 feet of ice but 11 inches is bare minimum in my book and a lot more likely to be effected by speed.

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I have a 1/2 ton Nissan Titan. I think I would be alright. I would probably only feel comfortabel if I saw 1/2 ton chevy, fords, ect. out there. I would not feel comfortable if all I saw was a fleet of geo metros out there.

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I have been driving my dakota out there for a week now if thet helps. I do see a lot of 1/2 ton chevy and fords out there. Just be careful as always.

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There is way more than 11" out there. I'll get specific tonight.

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Thats good to hear. I had 11 every where I drilled last weekend. I usually drill under snow drifts so I dont get a false sense of security about the thickness.

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I realize that this is a bit out of the area you are discussing, but I was out on Elk Lake (just NE of the town of Clear Lake) last weekend. I was set up on 10 - 11 inches of ice in 7' of water and not 75' away under a slushy area there was less than 7 inches of ice.

Scary part was that a car and a truck drove between my house and the slush while I was fishing. To many people assume that just because other people are driving on a lake that the entire lake is safe.

Be safe everyone. Unless you know the lake and ice conditions don't drive with a vehicle. I prefer to use my 4 wheeler almost all winter long, and I ALWAYS wear a life jacket. Yeah, I'm chicken sh!t, but I sleep better at night. grin.gif

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there were two full size pickups parked next to each other on pulaski last weekend.

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I drove on Buffalo last week because everyone else was.

I had spots with 12" and also had a few spots with 9" of ice...So...that's what I know.

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there were two full size pickups parked next to each other on pulaski last weekend.


Wheeeeee! grin.gif I hope they were just left next to the beach. What are some of the thicknesses out on Pulaski right now?

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If I remember right, the middle part froze after the first snow.

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Why on earth would you drive out there on a lake, especially with the conditions the way they are this winter, just because some other "brainiac" did. confused.gif

Check it out for yourself and make your own decisions people!

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I was out on pulaski tonight,was amazed at the amount of people driving on that lake.the speed some people were going was crazy!the ice veried from 12 to15 inches for me.

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You can drive anywhere on Bebee right now. Tahoes, 1/2 tons pulling big shacks. I've been driving out for the last 3 weeks. There's a good 17-19 inches out there as of today.

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I have been seeing trucks on the ice on big lake for two weeks. today was my first time out ice fishing on the lakes, mitchell. and I can tell you this much, there is about 12 inches max! of ice, and people are driving full size trucks like the lake has 24 inches. very crazy. there is about only 8 inches of good ice, the rest is frozen slush. I will stay on my wheeler.

the good news is for much colder weather, so there should be better ice.

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