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Title: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: Gills-only on Feb 13, 2018, 02:47 PM
Never been thru in about 50 years, always have a spud unless I been there recently, unless when ice going off warmer weather, then always have it.
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: RStock521 on Feb 13, 2018, 02:51 PM
Are you trying to jynx me?  ;D  Always wear my Striker Suit and picks, and always spud.  Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Gills-only on Feb 13, 2018, 02:56 PM
Exactly what I have, all how u read the ice, only experience helps you the more u go the better you will be !
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: IceholeFisherman on Feb 13, 2018, 03:22 PM
I haven't. I just don't take the risks that some of you all do.
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: 4eyeman on Feb 13, 2018, 03:39 PM
75 years old and still on top, and that's where I plan on staying.
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Bumski on Feb 13, 2018, 03:53 PM
I've gone in up to the waist..........You won't see the boys for awhile  ;D
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Bumski on Feb 13, 2018, 03:54 PM
I've gone in up to the waist..........You won't see the boys for awhile  ;D
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: profisher on Feb 13, 2018, 03:55 PM
On my second season and im still dry   ;D
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Idahogator on Feb 13, 2018, 05:45 PM
I haven't. I just don't take the risks that some of you all do.

Yes Sir.  Pearls of wisdom.       :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: camo man on Feb 13, 2018, 06:08 PM
Don't wanna jynx myself seeing it's starting to get warm here, but not yet.
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: crappieslayer37 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:21 PM
Not yet knock on wood!!!
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Chute82 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:32 PM
Great way to get the Malocchio on me... now going to drop some olive oil in a bowl of water to see if Iím cursed. 
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: eyehi on Feb 13, 2018, 06:48 PM
I haven't. I just don't take the risks that some of you all do.


Don't kid yourself ... If you are walking on ice you are taking a risk , being prepared is what counts ....
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Chiroguyf250 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:50 PM
I fell in a few years ago. There were a bunch of guys out on a local spot foot tracks everywhere and I was ignorant and stepped off dock where there were other tracks and before I knew I was over my head.  I shot out like a rocket ship!!  Lucky for me had a change of clothes and changed and found new way in the ice.  Scary a little bit thankfully I had the doc to grab onto to hoist myself back up!!  I will say my butthole puckers a little the first few steps on the ice ever year.

Randy

Oops I thought this was the other thread about falling through
Title: Re: Who has never fallen thru the ice
Post by: Jiggerdoodle on Feb 13, 2018, 08:47 PM
I'm a big old boy.  I don't take chances.  When I get the pucker factor I don't go out.  Late in the season ice was brittle on the shore line but 12 inches about five foot from shore.  Fished until noon came off the ice and some nice person took the board we were using to get on the ice.  Only way off was to get wet.  Lucky it was a shallow bay and only got wet up to my knee. 
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: IDAHOAUGER on Feb 13, 2018, 09:16 PM
Other than going through at about knee depth near the shore edge about 10 years ago I can't say that I have which of course is a good thing but I'm always prepared!  I take it pretty serious to take every precaution, have my safety gear and equipment and use a ton of common sense. Great posts here and on the one of folks who have fallen through which serves as great reminders and safety tips I have never even thought of..
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: burningdownthehouse on Feb 13, 2018, 09:34 PM
Can't say the thread title applies to me...four wheeler, shanty, whole kit-n-kaboodle went in four years ago, mile offshore, 12 degrees, first (and only one) out there . Had my kids' babysitter's 17 year old son on the back of the wheeler and it was his second time ice fishing...he still goes with me! :) We're very lucky. Recovered everything! We settled on a gas hole on Oneida Lake in Central New York. I have fished Oneida for about 35 years but it just goes to show you that you have to respect Mother Nature. 
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 13, 2018, 09:40 PM
So far, so good after approx. 18 years. Try to be as safe as I can and as prepared as I can. Been on some sketchy ice before, but always on water I know and am comfortable with, and always with a buddy and lots of precautions. Now I only hit good, safe (relatively speaking) ice
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2018, 07:15 AM
None for me. 3 words, spud,spud,spud.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: Finaddict59 on Feb 14, 2018, 07:52 AM
I got nervous yesterday actually, but still dry 48yrs later my spud and I are one!!!
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: MumbleSEED on Feb 14, 2018, 07:59 AM
Should I reply to this thread if I still plan on getting one more trip in this season?  You get the drift always play it safe.  I like to be in the water but usually only the ocean/swimming pool so I try to stay on top.  Use that spud bar folks...it'll keep your stuff dry!
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: shermanpup on Feb 14, 2018, 08:08 AM
I been out on clear ice, 2 inches thick that cracked every time you took a step , but have not gone in , in 35 years , probably jinxed myself
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: Spider1 on Feb 14, 2018, 08:58 AM
nope, never went through. I thought I did once but it was ice on top of a foot of water on top of a foot of ice. Scared the berjeebers outta me! I wear a striker ice suit, got spikes and a spud. On top of that, if it looks wrong, I don't go on.
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: PoleJerker on Feb 14, 2018, 09:25 AM
Never have and I hope it stays that way.
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: bearnoob on Feb 14, 2018, 09:31 AM
Does post-holing to your shin in your own hole count?

DNR officer was a buddy of mine and scared the be-jesus out of me when he came to check my license. I fell off my bucket and into my hole.
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: MT_mulies on Feb 14, 2018, 10:36 AM
I haven't yet, but I usually wait till someone else has been fishing for about a week with new ice then I go out. And once the ice starts melting and there is about 5-6 inches then I call it, that's when you start getting sketchy ice in my opinion. Always wear my striker bibs and have ice picks.
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: panfishman13 on Feb 14, 2018, 10:47 AM
picks, spud bar, PFD, and rope. the pfd stays in the sled after the ice hits about 8 inches as an emergency throw device.

that said, i've never fallen through. i've gotten uncomfortable close though, and that's put enough caution in me for at least the next 10 years or so.
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: Osage on Feb 14, 2018, 10:57 AM
Never have,but our ice is usually on the border of good or bad,I never not use a spud,and I drill every few yards just to be sure.
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: RipLipp on Feb 14, 2018, 11:58 AM
I've gone through three times. One time is was -8 F and after getting out, I fished four more hours.  ;D
Title: Re: Who has NEVER fallen thru the ice
Post by: kpd145 on Feb 14, 2018, 01:31 PM
Ice fished for over 20 years.

Never went in above my boots.

*knocks on wood

Spud or pop holes on your way out. Have a rescue rope ready and a plan. Both are equally important.

Walk if there is a previous trail, look at holes on your way out. Spread out if your walking in a group, common sense stuff...