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Saw some brave souls driving on centerville. I walked about about 1/10 mile and drilled to find nearly 12 inches of ice... wow. 10 miles south ice is still around 6 inches... I'm not driving out this season if I can avoid it.

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Saw a guy out on WBL by the VFW with a small pickup out on the ice. Crazy, crazy people if you ask me.

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I saw some vehicles out on Phalen yesterday plowing ice rinks. crazy.gif Thats what the barracades were for. I wonder how they delt with the holes those guys were drilling in the rinks?

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Metrojoe, I've got a mental picture of a bunch of hockey players looking down an ice hole that just swallowed their puck. blush.gif

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I was on Peltier yesterday. Two seperate trucks driving along the ice like they have no care in the world. Not just a littl ways on the ice but clear across the lake. confused.gif Who ever you guys are please stay away from me! By my estimate the ice can't be more then 10".

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Guys, unless you actually measure the ice don't assume that it's not thick enough to rive a car on. I have been parking on the ice the last few days, ever since the lake I have been on hit 12 inches. Measure it, don't estimate, don't assume a thickness. Just check it. And most importantly, don't do anything stupid. 7-8 inches is not enough for a vehicle. 12 inches is in my book.

Keep in mind that the DNR suggests only 8-10 inches for a car, and this number has a safety margin built into it. So realisticly, you could probably drive on 6-7.

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saw three vehicles out there today. Two small cars, and one larger , full size pickup with a topper, or Yukon / Suburban type. I think the smaller vehicles should be ok.

I'm not ready to bring the Bronco out onto the ice yet, it is pretty heavy, although we are getting tired of walking everywhere ! Was our first time on Centerville, found 12" clear ice on the east side, from shore to the pumphouse was consistent.

By the way, any decent fish in this pond ? Had 1 flag, jig with a medium shiner, straightened out the hook, it was gone. Fished fron 8' out to 15' , from noon til 5, that was it. Is there a public access/ boat landing in the park on the SW side? There is a pay permit box at the entrance to the park, $5 for a daily permit, sorry. Is this enforced during the winter ? I'll park for free on the roadside, thanks.

Don

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I've found panfish on centerville (crappie 6 - 8 inches, sunfish 5 - 7, and perch 5 - 7 inches). Not sure about the boat access and enforcement, but I park at waterworks beach club and walk out. Usually a half dozen trucks there... this is right off 14. DNR reports a good walleye population, but I haven't snagged one.

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oh and I didn't measure the ice and sure it is safe for small vehicles, but not my van. Don't want to end up on the news. I'll walk out for a while longer, the exercise is good.

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I thought I heard from someone/where that everyone was saying that you should double the recommended Ice thickness do to the horrible ice that we got, I was out on a little lake the other day and measured 10 inches, but only a solid 4-5 inches of soild black clear ice, the rest of it was the white cloudy slush-ice stuff, and it was crackin as I walked over it, maybe it was just my [email protected] confused.gif

Just be carefull and remember that just because you drove out there doesnt mean the tow truck has to, just think about all the wonderful Fees and fines that you will get. You will be the EPA's best buddy.

Shawnny B

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If you want walleyes on Centerville, you might want to get out there before dark and set up for a night bite in about 12-17 FOW. I have had some good bites well after dark out there in the past. In the summer I have gotten them on daredevils trolling the weedline in the middle of the day. Go figure. It is a weird lake.

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the ice was talking yesterday... the last few times I've been out there it's been cracking ang popping. I've been told that's a good sound though...

I will keep trying to catch the 'eyes, I haven't stayed but an hour or so after nightfall and have only caught crappie so far.

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I have hit the eyes between 8 and 10 pm out there consistently in the past. It has been a couple years since I have fished it, but I don't think things have changed much out there. Give it a whirl!

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