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STMA_I_HUNTER

Anyone else feel the ICE QUAKE?

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STMA_I_HUNTER

I was out fishing the south shore (Slow day for sure) Thursday the 2nd and around 12:30 the ice just shook, not a crack but actual movement that made the water in the holes splash up. I'm 50+ and have never had that happen before and I thought I may just........ (well depends almost would have been needed) myself.

 

The rumble just rolled on for about 10-15 sec it seemed like.

 

Anyone else out there feel/hear that?

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ozzie

I have experienced this phenomenon a few times out on Red Lake and it is quite the experience!!!  Amazing things that happen with ice on the lake!!!!

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Hookmaster

On Minnetonka years ago, I heard a crack coming across the lake. It went right under the fish house I was in diagonally from corner hole to corner hole. It cracked off so much ice from the side of the holes, I had to clean them with an ice skimmer. It seemed like the house settled 4 inches. I was probably 1/4 inch. On Upper Red with my kids in a sleeper house, another came close and the house settled a little. My kids have sworn off sleeper houses because of that.

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leech~~
3 hours ago, STMA_I_HUNTER said:

I was out fishing the south shore (Slow day for sure) Thursday the 2nd and around 12:30 the ice just shook, not a crack but actual movement that made the water in the holes splash up. I'm 50+ and have never had that happen before and I thought I may just........ (well depends almost would have been needed) myself.

 

The rumble just rolled on for about 10-15 sec it seemed like.

 

Anyone else out there feel/hear that?

 

If you spend enough time on Mill Lacs you will feel many of them, I have over the years. If you set up not far from a pressure ridge they happen a lot as the lake sheet moves. It's really fun when a crack goes through one of your holes as your fishing!  😄

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Bass Thumb

Oh yeah. The ice is shifting like tectonic plates. Sound like a locomotive hooking up to a chain of railcars sometimes. I've had the water push knee high out of the holes once.

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eyeguy 54

On a small lake today chasing perch and man was it loud! 

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IceHawk

She shook on the lake I was on today love it means she's making ice and expanding. Nothing better then sleeping in a overnight  house and listening to her sing and groan. Some would say I'm nuts but for me its relaxing 😂

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eyeguy 54

Went to Mille Lacs with my son on new years eve about 11 pm once about 25 years ago. We drove out in a plymouth voyager on a marked trail from the west side somewhere.  Hardly any snow.  Drilled couple holes and set up the old portable and got the stove going.  After about and hour of earthquake ice cracking we went home.... LOL man that was loud. 

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leech~~

What's really scary is when your way out on the flats and feel that during the day. Only to find your only way off the lake road flooded on the way back in the dark.  Not much else to do but give it a  try or sleep the night. 😬

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jdog

Had the same thing happen during the boom on red we were out 3 miles on 4 inches of ice first time ever on a lake that big so I’ve never heard anything like that it’s a good thing I had a few beers in me lol

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