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Offline Gunflint

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #30 on: Mar 22, 2019, 07:53 AM »
True Story of 2 weeks ago:

I took my 6 inch Nero auger and made a hole in 30 inches of Ice to get four 5-Gal buckets of water for my cabin (no winter plumbing).

The weight of the ice/snow forced the warmer lake water UP the hole and created a big shush area - and the hole grew in diameter as this happened.

Ultimately, I almost fell into it when I kicked off the 1 inch of ice that had formed overnight on a cold evening to get more water.

My 6 inch hole was so big that I could stick my 5-Gal bucket actually down into the hole to fill it with water! Probably 18 inches across in 30 inches of ice!

Pretty scary actually.
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Offline fishermantim

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #31 on: Mar 22, 2019, 10:02 AM »
It's LASERS...dang fish with lasers on their heads that haven't quite got the ability to target.....
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Offline Seamonkey84

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #32 on: Mar 22, 2019, 03:21 PM »
Those holes are tell tale signs of snow snakes. As the weather warms, be careful of them, along with snow fleas and ice worms. You dont want an infestation in your shack.

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #33 on: Mar 22, 2019, 03:42 PM »
Current is another factor not mentioned yet.

The woodpecker theory is the most entertaining idea Iíve heard yet.

Offline Longshoremen

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #34 on: Mar 22, 2019, 04:40 PM »


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Offline JonPerry

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #35 on: Mar 22, 2019, 05:04 PM »
Snow snakes & ice mites when they curl up in groups to stay warm. ;D

Offline Fish Farmer

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Re: what makes those holes
« Reply #36 on: Mar 23, 2019, 07:26 AM »
Once while busting through skim ice to troll Lake Champlain we saw a crow pecking the ice for something.

 



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