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I cant believe its possible but someone on the ice fishing main forum said that his buddy iced some walleyes in the perham area yesterday? From what i have read there isnt much ice or any safe ice for that matter. Anyone else here this?

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I haven't heard anything, but it wouldn't surprise me. There are lots of crazy people out there who have no problem fishing on a couple of inches of ice. I had an old buddy who used to walk on thin plywood boards to disperse his weight on about two inches of ice- crazy!!!
I took a bath a few years ago fishing a spot on a river. Fortunately, I had a rope around my waist because I didn't know about the ice conditions. My buddy hauled me in and I vowed not to be so stupid in the future. I love to fish, but it's tough to fish when you're dead. I'll wait and you should too.
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I went ice fishing for the 1st time east of Fergus Falls last Saturday. Me-crazy? Yes. Me-Stupid? No!
I had watched this lake as it was solid ice for 4 days before our adventure. My buddy and I pushed ourselves out in my small 2 man duck boat. The only part of our bodys that touched the ice was one foot that pushed us across the ice, while our bodys remained inside the boat. It was amazing how fast we just slid across the ice and covered a lot of water (if there was snow on the ice it would have not worked). We took as many precautions as possible and we had no worrys whatsoever. I would never, ever just walk out there!!! I need that boat to distribute the weight and to save my butt if the ice gave free. It worked great, and always has, even when the ice gave way.

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