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smurfy
10 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Smurf with all that driving around those lakes every weekend, you should actually stop and wet a line once in a while you might surprise yourself 🤣 

 

Rick G and Royce nice running into you guys today. The action was just as fast on the other end but size was the same. Crazy the amount of people out there today!

That's the plan Tuesday afternoon!👍 pretty busy ya know 🤣just figuring out where. Wouldn't mind getting a few crappies or tangling with a kitty or 2.

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The Chemist
1 hour ago, IceHawk said:

Wow with the amount of traffic  out there this year and all the catfish hype, It was only a matter of time thankfully no one got hurt! Hats off chemist for helping someone out in need. A few more pieces of metal and parts addded to the meth hole graveyard id guess. 

It was weird. My son and i were in the house and i heard a loud pop and then someone yell. And then the water started coming out of the holes. I figured it was only a matter of time since there have been many vehicles going that route to get to that north shoreline. Spoke with a few people that were in the area and they didnt even realize it was there or what it was.

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Also saw a kid come off Becker doing donuts just as they got through the cattails and onto the river channel. Break through there and i bet there would be some really pissed of people

 

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Wanderer

Why doesn’t that area get posted with thin ice signs?

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The Chemist

I believe i once heard that they quit doing it for liability reasons. Sometimes people will put branches or something to mark it. But with the minimal amount of snow it doesnt help for holding anything plus then who is going to pull it in the spring.

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smurfy
10 hours ago, The Chemist said:

I believe i once heard that they quit doing it for liability reasons. Sometimes people will put branches or something to mark it. But with the minimal amount of snow it doesnt help for holding anything plus then who is going to pull it in the spring.

exactly the reason why. back in the old days when they first found this, and a local business man from richmond drowned there, a group of snowmobilers , my dad included, used to go out and mark that spot.....until the liability issue came up.

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rundrave

Can someone explain what the meth hole is? What’s the story behind it?

 

 I’ve often heard it referenced on this site many times over the years. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen someone explain the details of it?

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Wanderer

I believe what you guys are saying but liability seems like an odd reason.  Must be something on the back end that over rides safety on the front end.

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Rick G

 Good to hear that nobody went down and only some vehicle damage.   The hole has claimed a little more junk😉  Quite a few snowmobiles and trucks have driven into it the last 30+ yrs I have been fishing out there. Personally have witnessed two trucks take partial dips and one snowmobile go completely in....many many close calls...lol.   Like Smurf said, they used to mark it yrs ago... but put cones or signs up and people come to look... so the deterrents actually drew more people in🥴

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smurfy
13 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

I believe what you guys are saying but liability seems like an odd reason.  Must be something on the back end that over rides safety on the front end.

Yea sue happy people.🥴

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Hookmaster

I always thought it where someone was cooking methamphetamines in a fish house. Hah!!😂

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rundrave

Thanks for the info interesting reading. I’m surprised we don’t see or hear of more occurrences? Or why is this particular meth hole significantly worse than others?

 

35 minutes ago, Hookmaster said:

I always thought it where someone was cooking methamphetamines in a fish house. Hah!!😂

Lol same here I was hoping for a cool story behind it and not science. 

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Rick G
1 hour ago, rundrave said:

 Or why is this particular meth hole significantly worse than others?

 

 

Yes, this one is consistent enough that it keeps a open hole, even through the coldest stretches. Some years it's not much bigger than a two foot wide hole with thinner ice out a couple ft, other years it's big enough to drive a truck into 

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JBMasterAngler

Somewhere on this thread (probably 80 pages back) there was a map showing where the meth hole is located. 

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Rick
23 hours ago, rundrave said:

Thanks for the info interesting reading. I’m surprised we don’t see or hear of more occurrences? Or why is this particular meth hole significantly worse than others?

 

Lol same here I was hoping for a cool story behind it and not science. 

It's also close to a very well known catfishing hole, so is used to describe that particular location.

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Wanderer
7 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Somewhere on this thread (probably 80 pages back) there was a map showing where the meth hole is located. 

Or one of the old Cool Cats threads.  I’ve seen it posted before also.

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IceHawk

Sweet !!! WAY to go glad to c you get the dust off those things 🤣 Was a nice day on the ice for sure.  Road trip tommorow got a date with some sumo gills I hope. 😉

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monstermoose78
4 hours ago, smurfy said:

Hey icehawk 👍

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I wrote this down in the admin area that smurfy went fishing. Great job smurfy!!

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Rick G
4 hours ago, smurfy said:

Hey icehawk 👍

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Holy sxxx.... I didn't think you really actually fished😁 Figured you just trolled the forums cause you were board🤣.  Good job, Smurf😁😁😁 Think I might give kitties a shot tomorrow for a bit

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1 hour ago, IceHawk said:

Road trip tommorow got a date with some sumo gills I hope. 😉

like this one I scored today

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smurfy

Hey I troll alot... In the summer.😂 wax out on long.  Tomorrow afternoon thinking of cedar island but I didn't see anyone near the river. Not sure I want to venture there by myself.

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smurfy
4 minutes ago, Rick G said:

like this one I scored today

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That's a dandy 

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Rick G
1 minute ago, smurfy said:

Hey I troll alot... In the summer.😂 wax out on long.  Tomorrow afternoon thinking of cedar island but I didn't see anyone near the river. Not sure I want to venture there by myself.

I hit the area by river on Sat for few min, pretty slow there too. There was a few folks in there Sat... I will likely be out on shoe searching Meth hole area then back where crappie town used to be.... Grey mazda suv.... swing over if you see me or get board on cedar

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smurfy

I'd it was that slow I'll probably go back to long. Explains why there wasn't anyone there tonight or Sunday afternoon. 

 

I fished along that bar on the south end. Might go further south and east from where I was.  Was activity there.

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