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Christopher Quast

!!!!!!CAUTION ON EAGLE LAKE (CARVER COUNTY)!!!!!!!

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Christopher Quast

Yesterday I brought my big house out there and had no problems, but when I went to town a little later I decided I would drive on the (old access) on the south side of the lake instead and I was driving along and down went the whole truck and she was sinkin fast so I hammered on it and barely got out of the hole in 1st gear to the boards and I was in that pocket of water for all of 40yds. So be careful!!!!

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bassNspear

wow, good thing you got it out. That would have been horrible. I wondering why you feel in, must be a spring there or something?

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Christopher Quast

Thanks for the concern BassnSpear, Actually last year I dropped my rear tire through over a spring on that lake but that was way over by beach so ya I think your onto something there. and yes I did change my shorts when I got home. I didnt even realize it until all four were completely submerged the truck just slowly sank as I drove and eventually broke through the top layer. It was crazy to say the least and all the wife had to say was did you learn your lesson not to drive on that lake anymore and I said nope I will just avoid those 2 areas now LOL!!!

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tisosy11

Well your story should teach us something...even with 30 plus inches of ice there isn't anything as safe ice.

You got lucky you didn't have to spend 10-15 grand on removing your truck from the water...not to mention any water damage on your house or truck.

Ice is NEVER SAFE...

I fell through on a lake that i was rubbing knuckles from an extenion last week...no SPRING either. THis was just a 4-wheeler too.

Just be careful because there is no reason to risk you wellbeing for a couple sunfish and a crappie....

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Sandmannd

Wow, glad you got out of there. How deep was it where you went down? I think I woulda had to change more than my shorts.

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Carp-fisher

Glad you made it out ok.

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BigGrassBass

Glad you got out of there OK. How was the fishing? Did you clean house on the 5 inchers?

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fishingforester

tisosy11-

I see you're from Watertown, too. Was that on a local lake?? If you want to keep anything onthe lowdown, I have a hotmail account using the same name I use here on FM.

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Rainman

We found some bad spots (springs) out there 2 yrs ago. BE CAREFUL.

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tisosy11

That was up north of brainerd on Pelican Lake.

Have not had any issues around here but I would be extremely careful after this litle hot spell...the lakes are going to get more and more dangerous...

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fishingforester

Absolutely. Probably walking from here on out--no snow for the snowmobile, and no wheeler. Wife has already threatened me about sinking the truck eek.gif

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tisosy11

Sinking the truck is a lot more expensive than you think!

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mtreno

tisosy11 -

wait did i read that right? you put a 4-wheeler in on pelican? not by a spring.....

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tisosy11

Yeah - the wife got herself off the wheeler in record time!

No spring, however think the water moves in and out of the Moose bay. I was coming back off the lake and into the bay and the two left wheel broke through the 3 inches of ice.

4 feet to the left and i'm in 6 feet of water. That spot always scares me and thats the reason i stay as far over as possible!

Be safe...34 inches to 3 inches to 34 inches all within 20-30 feet!

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carverfshrmn

There is an bubbler by the beach, so lots of thin ice! You can see the open water by the fishing pier.

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Christopher Quast

Hey Rainman Where on the lake did you encounter these 2 bad spots you talked about specifics please and I see you live in cologne thats cool been out to waconia lately

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tisosy11

Yikes - snow melt will continue with the days above freezing. As soon as the nights don't dip below freezing the ice will disapoear rapidly...

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