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Access Stoney Point

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 does anybody have info on getting on the ice at Stoney Point.  Last time up went out of horseshoe bay and then crossed the ridge. Thanks

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Loadmaster did you make it out?  I'm trying to figure out ice conditions and where to get onto the ice and I see Stoney Point is on the list too but heard about an ice ridge.  Anything is greatfully appreciated.

On 3/16/2017 at 11:54 AM, loadmaster said:

 does anybody have info on getting on the ice at Stoney Point.  Last time up went out of horseshoe bay and then crossed the ridge. Thanks

 

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Stoney has a big ice ridge.  Few people crossing it with wheelers.  Most people going out of horseshoe or whipolt beach.

Lots of trucks out there yet

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I think stoney point is good for wheelers only.  Tried horseshoe bay and followed the pressure ridge and could not find a place to cross.  Went back to Whipholt which had a good landing and went toward stoney point  Had to cross a small pressure ridge by the Island.  Once crossed, all the way to stoney  with no problem  fishing was SLOW, tried the deepest part of the Paris Trench all the way to 24ft. thinking of one last trip this weekend

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I am hearing better at action towards the north part of the lake in 30ft water.

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Went out of Stoney Point sunday morning.  FYI Watch for deer almost smoked a few on the 20 mph section coming back into the access!  There is an ice heave forming off of the rocks going straight north.  If you want to fish Paris Trench people were crossing instantly using boards.  We weren't gutsy/brave/stupid enough to cross there since we were pulling a trailer behind a four wheeler and had 3 of us with all our gear.  The ice was sketchy from access to point at the point the ice heave goes a little further away from shore and it allows you some room to avoid the point's tip.  There is open water immediately around the point tip but ice looks great if you follow the tracks and avoid huging the tip.  We couldn't find a place to cross the ice heave to get to Paris Trench so we were going to try a few spots further north since we could see a few groups set up north a ways.  About 5.5 miles north of the access the ice heave quits and you can cross it without any worries.  Since we could cross the GPS spot we wanted to fish was only 2.5 miles away and we fished there.  Out in the middle we had 26-28" of ice and barely made it through.  While fishing a plane landed on the lake and a 1/2 ton extended cab pickup came from the NE some where, it was too foggy misty to see where and we didn't see him leave.  Coming back from Stoney Point's Tip to the access was very sketchy.  Made me nervous since there was a lot of slush and water but ice held us up.  If you plan on going out next weekend you may need to find a different access, or atleast I would!  Talked to a guy who came in behind us, they crossed the ice heave at the access using boards how they did and they said it was very slow and only got two.

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