Thanks for the report. I live close so I like to see how things are doing on Medicine. Only time out was with the little one, so dad didn't get much fishing done. Will be looking to drive out there now that we have this cold snap coming to make some more ice.
I searched the forum for anything new regarding flotation suits and I didn't see anything since about 2015. So.... If a guy were to buy a suit with flotation, which one and why? Let's assume that the company and their lawyers all did their homework and they will save a life just the same. I'm talking about comfort / mobility / sizing, etc. I went to the Big C tonight to try some on and they were really picked over. The only thing I found in my size was the Icearmor Rise jacket, but no bibs and they were not on any kind of sale. Icearmor has a promo to get a free pair of boots if you buy a whole suit, which I plan to resell and cover some of my cost so that is of interest to me, but I can't mix and match between stores to get the best deal.
So - fire away. What do you have and why do you like or dislike it?
I have been sledding Pike Bay morning and night most every single day since Thanksgiving. Things have improved a little bit. There is still areas that are pretty bad though. Some of the slush has consumed all the snow and worked it's way to the top and that stuff is setting up nicely now. I think with a good week of this weather pattern that's settling in conditions will only improve. Maybe not perfect but better than 2 weeks ago. I've got -10.6°F right now on the thermometer so we aren't losing any snow or ice here on Big V!
I heard water was coming out of cracks on another area lake last weekend. It sounded kind of weird to me and suspicious. 10-18 inches was reported for thickness. I didn’t think we had enough snow/slush to cause a weight problem already.
Water came up the holes that were drilled too.
The swing in thickness bugs me. Plus I witnessed a wide variance in ND last weekend. I did drive out and one spot I parked on had 20 inches on one side of the truck (bare ice) and the other about 14 (hard snow drift). Kinda shocked me. But there were trees under the ice too so that might’ve kept ice development slower too.
Keep being cautious out there!