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What is the better bet Spring or Prior? Is there any spot where the ice might be sketchy? Anyone willing to give up a couple of spots to start looking?

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haven't been out for a couple weeks, but I fish on lower prior, which is actually the north end of the lake. I can give you the general area, shoot me an email....... [email protected] Stop at the bait shop off of 13 in prior lake (near burger king) the owner there is really helpful in what is working and what isn't. I am heading to Mille Lacs this weekened I hope, if not, I could be out there as well.....the panfish bite is deeper here than most other lakes, 20+ feet is not out of the ordinary....I would think with cold the last few days that foot travel will be absolutely okay, no driving cars though, maybe next year

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I was just out by Prior Lake yesterday and there was a Durango and full size Chevy truck driving out there. They were going AT LEAST 40 mph across the lake, so I'd say the ice is OK?? I still wouldn't be driving, but some are.

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sounds like someone got to EI in Prior Lake at opening time.,....I wouldn't drive a chevette on the ice in the metro area.....I guess at 40 mph, they were ahead of the wake they created

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Well I wouldn't drive my truck, but I would have no problem with my car on 13" of ice.

My Honda Civic weighs about 2200 pounds. Divided by 4 wheels means 550 pounds per wheel. The contact area for each wheel is about 24 square inches. So the weight is actually about 23 pounds per square inch.

I weigh 260 pounds. The ball of my foot is about 8 square inches. That's 32.5 pounds per square inch.

So which is safer??

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8 square inches for the ball of your foot? who are you sasquatch? smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

I won't drive on a lake unless there is at least 18 inches.....that being said, I am heading to mille lacs on saturday, where I can drive out and try my new camera, instead of walking 3/4 of a mile on prior....good luck to everybody, WWG, that was funny, I had never thought of it in a per square inch poundage....what if you were still wearing those 6" stilleto heels?

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18"?? BS, I will check tonight after school, gotta see if the auger still works before I head to the pond tomorrow morning

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perchin on the pond????? will be there as well again..... where are you going out of? cove bay myself but thinking about heading to the deep nowhere. good luck!

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either Mac twin bay or Lybacks. I am a lot more familiar with the SE corner than anywhere else....when I get my new H2O next week, I will feel more comfrotable finding the rock piles and gravel spots.....

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Fished Prior on Sat. 12 inches Maybe 13 at best, I'm still walking till it looks 16". I was almost blinded by the big WHITE WHALE on skis in his shorts pulled on a tow by an ATV. Tough to see the spring bobber after that. Must of been heck of a Mardi Gras Party up there. Nice day and good fishing.

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my house was in the middle of that party. i showed up to see a 100+ people in front of my shack and having a good ol'time! got pics' of the guy on my phone and then i joined in the with the party. few fish were caught but a good buzz was had by all! later Dogg

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