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Ice thickness and the cracks

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We have scattered posts all over about the ice so I thought I'll get them all on one topic.

Both Westwind and Hillman's have bridged the cracks and the cracks are pushing back together and healing up real good. Outsider says the cracks started right out of Shotley Brook so they are east of most of the area Roger's fishes and did not effect Mort's at all.

17 inches of ice seems to be the norm out of Westwind and Hillman's. Mort's posted 16 inches and Roger's posted 12 to 16 inches.

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Thanks for the helpful info. I am heading up Monday Morning. I am planning on driving out in a car, unless anyone would advise against that. Thanks again!

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Thanks Kelly! Just wanted to add that all of the access owners I talked to this morning said that they are allowing all vehicles out, but are holding off on allowing diesels out at this time. Hillmans road is marked out 4 miles; Westwind is marked out 3.5 and said that their access is closed for a short while this morning while working on the ice; Rogers' road is marked out 2 miles and is hoping to mark out another mile; Morts is marked out 1 3/4 miles. From talking to them this morning, sounds like the fishing is kicking off pretty decent with fair amounts of crappies being caught and they said the average size has been around 14"!!

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Thanks for the info. Kelly are you in full swing now or are all your houses not out yet. Its looking like the third weekend in Jan. before I'll be able to get mine up there. I'm back working now so I don't have the free time anymore. confused.gif

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Hey KP, you better move that pressure ridge, its right where my honey hole is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! grin.gif

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Please… Everyone slow down a little when driving on this new ice, the wave you push in front of you vehicle can cause the smallest of cracks to open up. This afternoon when I was marking a small crack in the road along comes two trucks, one tailgating the other and both traveling about 30 mph, long before they got to me I could feel the ice under my feet raise a good two inches and when they went by the ice fractured about 5 feet on the other side bringing water to the top of the ice. Until those two vehicles came by I did not need a bridge but after that I was looking at another two hours of backbreaking work putting a bridge in that spot. Just slow down for a week or so, the crappies will still be there when you get there. grin.gif PLEASE...

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Baitco

The ridge is still there, but Kelly has played a practical joke on you. He moved the honey hole .

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Yes I moved Baitco's "honey hole" but now I cann't remember where I put it?? confused.gifgrin.gif

On the serious side. People have to realize that diesel pickups are HEAVY! They break up bridges worse then anything I have ever seen on the lake.

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Yes I moved Baitco's "honey hole" but now I cann't remember where I put it??


That's OK, I think Jigglestick has the GPS coordinates for the new location. And I'm sure he'd be happy to post them here for all of us.

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I think the GPS location is in the center of the bowl of cheerios on the kitchen table grin.gif

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With the sly grin Buddy has on his face today I'ld guess he found it but he ain't talking. grin.gif

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Bud didnt want anyone to know he ran out of gas with the plow truck right on top of the "Honey Hole". blush.gif He is the king!!!!! Hey Kelly, Chip Lear taped a segment for "Fishin The Wild Side" tv show today right on top Frankie D's sweet spot, he caught and released some beauties.

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