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Anyone who's been out on Carls Lake lately, I'd like to know of it is safe for driving? And if you'd like to share...how have you been doing? Thanks All! laugh.gif

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StrosLit31

i wasnt out on carls but we were on prior lake wed. night and there was 20" of ice where we were and people driving every where on the lake. They need a speed limit on that lake, people flying by going 40mph or more...

I would assume carls has about the same amount of ice.

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cribbageboy

Me and a friend have had a perminant out on Carls for about 2 weeks. With the snow moving in and since we both drive small cars, we decided to pull it off. I know for sure the ice is at least 17 inches. We didnt do too bad. Most every night we walked away with a bunch of crappies around 10 inches. The last night we were there we also snagged a small northern. I would recommend staying with waxies or crappie minnows. We set up a couple tip-ups with some shiners and we only got the one northern. We were on the north end just as you get out of the bay the access is in. We were sittin on about 17 feet of water. Wish we could have kept ours out longer. Best of luck to ya.

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Swanny2

Amen to the speed limit!!! Some people confused.gif Doesn't make a lot of sense to me to feel the need for speed with full sized trucks, or any vehicle, on the ice. But I have seen this all too often on Prior the last two weeks.

Not sure the ice thickness is the same on Carl's though. I thought there was mention, recently, of some bad areas. Hopefully someone who was just out there will reply with an accurate report. grin.gif

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Swanny2

Nice report Cribbage grin.gif Hope the storm doesn't turn out to be a bust. . . and missed crappie opportunites shocked.gif

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