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outdoorsman_19

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outdoorsman_19

Hey everyone,

Just wondering about some ice conditions...i want to get out but my mom is a little worried about the ice...How safe is the ice with the warm weather?

thanks

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pikestabber

Up north where I fish, on lakes with no current or springs, I would drive a SEMI right now. It's actually just getting to the point of the year where trucks can really get around anywhere on the lake without worry of being stuck. Of course, check ice on any new lake and as the year wears on, but I ice fish into April almost every year (by the end, I am on a wheeler or on foot, though). We haven't lost any ice yet--just the surface snow.

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gunmunky

I drove by some lakes north of Hutch today and people are driving full size trucks around. I wouldn't be concerned about the ice yet. I feel your pain, my wife is already bugging me about the ice not being safe anymore. We still have several weeks of very safe ice.

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MuleShack

It will probably be the access points that deteriorate first with the salt and sand dragged on by the vehichles.

I would think as long you can drive on the access safely you would be OK.

The lake I was fishing on Tuesday had a ton of water by the access already, but was able to just drive around it on good ice.

...of course make sure you know the lake and if there are any steams coming in or out or any springs that would weaken the ice. They will cause those areas to fade faster than others.

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creepworm

I drove on Erie, Big Swan, and Francis yesterday. The landings of Francis and Big swan were starting to get a little sloppy but other than that, there was plenty of ice.

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outdoorsman_19

ok Thanks everyone.....keep replying

Be Safe!!

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Phred52

Take Mom for a drive! Go out to a couple of lake accesses, ask her to walk out with you, drill a couple of holes and let her see for herself that, just because the TV media 'types' are howling "It's spring!! Lake ice is no longer safe." Mom can see how CLUELESS they really are. Phred52

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pikestabber

RULE OF THUMB: If I don't fall through getting on the lake, I won't fall through. Shore breaks up first on any given lake (unless there is current or springs involved, of course...just use common sense).

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outdoorsman_19

haha thanks i might have to take that into consideration!

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