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Offline WYOBEAR

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Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:58 AM »
CAUTION DIRTY ICE!!  I fished Seminoe on the West side yesterday and found lots of blow sand and rocks throughout the ice no matter where you went.  Anyone with a shaver auger is wasting you time and money.  After 25 holes your blades look like you took a grinder to them.  Couple that with 30+ mph winds and white-out conditions.  That is a b***h kitty of a lake to fish..

Offline icefishing J

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Re: Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2019, 10:48 AM »
yeah, with the wind and all the blow sand, it will
cost you some blades, I learned 45 years ago to
take extra when you go to seminoe
Just making Swiss Ice

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Re: Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2019, 04:16 PM »
Pathfinder seems to have the same kind of ice in the winter.
Don

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Re: Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:29 PM »
I'm not sure how it dos it but at seminoe, it seams to
layer the sand in the ice, and it is tuff on blades.
Just making Swiss Ice

Offline WYOBEAR

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Re: Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:15 AM »
I was looking at that also J!  The rocks were all the way through the Ice from top to bottom.  Crazy!

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Re: Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2019, 07:25 PM »
I used to bring an axe and chop through as far as I could or felt I needed then hand auger from there stopped doing that when I got gas powered.

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Re: Dirty Ice at Seminoe
« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2019, 09:20 PM »
Pathfinder seems to have the same kind of ice in the winter.

 I had this happen to me years ago at Pathfinder.  I had my Niles with me for a back up. ( traveling from Gilllette, I would always pack it with me ).
It went dull in a couple of inches too....
First time that I had experienced this. I finally burned a couple of hole with the jiffy and fished those holes the rest of the weekend.
A few years ago, Fontenelle had very little snow on it and the wind was terrible that winter. The same senero,  sand was blown on the ice.
I took my spud bar and chipped down a couple of inches, then drilled my hole. I didn't have any issues that year doing this...    :tipup:

 Wyo Ice
RIP "LT"   This place just won't be the same...

 



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