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shogun

Another truck through on Rice?

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shogun

I was out there today and there is a big hole of open water right out from the boat landing. Did another vehicle go through over the weekend? Or did it just decide to open up there?

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BD110

There hasn't been another vehicle through the ice on Rice that I know of. Just in the last couple of weeks there has been another small spot starting to open up. With the 40 plus temps we had over the weekend it has turned into a very large problem.

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shogun

I see. It could be interesting when folks decide to try and get their houses off the ice.

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chrismackmn

Wow, did it open up right by the dam?

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BD110

If I had to guess I would say it has something to do with the current and the fact that it's very shallow in that area. There is great ice out in the main body of the lake. One would think that with below zero temps that the open spot would heal itself but that doesn't seem to be the case with the Rice lake access. When temps get above freezing that becomes a very dangerous area.

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Northlander

Too much moving and swirling water in that area. Very dumb place for a landing in my opinion but Im sure they were not worried about ice travel. I would like to see that landing shut down to vehicle travel. Have it sled, wheeler, walk only. Someoene will die there again if it stays open to vehicle travel.

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MNman

I was looking at the lake map at gander mt and it said that the lake has two accesses to it. The north one by the dam and it showed the second access on the east side, off the point as a carry in I believe. I was just curious if that's true?

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shogun

That can't be right, I've fished the lake for years. That's all private property on the east side. All of the roads going over there are marked with signs that say "no lake access" to keep people out.

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JBMasterAngler

I'm assuming it was one of those plastic white "lake maps" map? Check the arrow next time you look at that map, could've been made in the 70's.

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MNman

Yeah I know the map is old, I think it is wrong too. I was just making sure it wasn't something that's not well known about. I'd probably fish the lake more if it was a public access. Safer ice

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Jack Stasney

Hint... Stay off of Rice lake.

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Surface Tension

Its been said over and over, Rice opens up and your not going to know where, its a day to day thing. I know this, once a hole opens its going to be a bad spot for the rest of the season. After all it opened on its own and will do it again. Moving water, springs, rotting vegetation, longer daylight hours, and for other reasons that God only knows all play a part. Look for open water between the island and shoreline coming soon.

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