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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11070 on: Jan 25, 2021, 10:50 AM »
they actually went out in a pontoon boat to get them, which should tell you all you need to know about how thick the ice isn't!!!
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11072 on: Jan 25, 2021, 01:19 PM »
Definitely in running for Darwin award. ::)
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11073 on: Jan 25, 2021, 01:44 PM »
they actually went out in a pontoon boat to get them, which should tell you all you need to know about how thick the ice isn't!!!

I'm surprised they didn't use the airboat.  Not enough time to get it out? 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11074 on: Jan 25, 2021, 01:50 PM »
I'm surprised they didn't use the airboat.  Not enough time to get it out?
They had the airboat there but guys had already gone out in a regular boat. I actually took some video on my phone while watching the webcam.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11075 on: Jan 25, 2021, 01:53 PM »
Thats cool. Last time they had that out that I knew of was a couple years ago when a guy behind me fell in at the crown ridge.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11076 on: Jan 25, 2021, 01:55 PM »



I think it was Bernie that fell through!!!
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11077 on: Jan 25, 2021, 01:59 PM »


I think it was Bernie that fell through!!!

Haha best one yet!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11078 on: Jan 25, 2021, 02:07 PM »
 Glad all are safe
Just caught the news , every year this happens somewhere, no picks no spud , or any type of floatation
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11079 on: Jan 25, 2021, 02:13 PM »
Haha best one yet!
He's on the bottom now

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11080 on: Jan 25, 2021, 02:27 PM »
He's on the bottom now


Lol thats nice
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11081 on: Jan 25, 2021, 06:38 PM »
I looked at that camera either Saturday or Sunday morning and it was open water
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11082 on: Jan 26, 2021, 03:17 AM »
He's on the bottom now


Hahaha you guys are great.  Fred you should see some of the people that try to ice fish that lake.  Sometimes I wonder if they are trying to kill themselves.  It's not just ice season, I got stuck at the launch while some guy took 35 mins to get his pleasure boat on the trailer.  Water temp 51 and the guy is swimming around the trailer trying to get the boat on straight....

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11083 on: Jan 26, 2021, 05:58 AM »
Hahaha you guys are great.  Fred you should see some of the people that try to ice fish that lake.  Sometimes I wonder if they are trying to kill themselves.  It's not just ice season, I got stuck at the launch while some guy took 35 mins to get his pleasure boat on the trailer.  Water temp 51 and the guy is swimming around the trailer trying to get the boat on straight....
I don't know how many times I've said that when I retire I'm gonna go down to the MDB boat launch on a Saturday afternoon with a lawn chair and a six pack and just watch people launch and retrieve boats. Now thats entertainment!!!
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11084 on: Jan 26, 2021, 07:03 AM »
Go end of season.  You want the day the lake residents pull their boat the 1x a year.  Magical.  I think there was 10 boats behind me waiting. 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11085 on: Jan 26, 2021, 08:53 AM »
i figure with all the bs threads why not have 1 for the beloved king. 

should be about 2 months till we start to get some king ice.....man i can't wait
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11086 on: Jan 26, 2021, 01:23 PM »
Go end of season.  You want the day the lake residents pull their boat the 1x a year.  Magical.  I think there was 10 boats behind me waiting.
I finally have a boat big enough for the lake and use that launch obsessively in the summer. 2-3 days a week.
Lucky for me the show at the launch is EXTREMELY entertaining still. I may sing a different tune 10 years from now. I almost get off on seeing a line to get out when I roll up. Because I know I'm going to watch someone else come unglued. Some of our hottest smallie action happens right there waiting to get out too. Folks watch us crushing them and sit there mad because they're waiting. We catch fish and watch rich folks break stuff. I'd have starved myself when I was younger if I knew it'd be this much fun. hahaha
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11087 on: Jan 26, 2021, 01:57 PM »
We will need to meet up Jamie.  Do the multiple boat thing.  I wasn't aware of how easy it was to get a "sticker" and went more last year than I ever had.  Always passed inspection too. 

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11088 on: Jan 27, 2021, 09:26 AM »
We will need to meet up Jamie.  Do the multiple boat thing.  I wasn't aware of how easy it was to get a "sticker" and went more last year than I ever had.  Always passed inspection too.
It is quite the racket. I cough up for the empire pass and the Island passport each year. That boat is the worst habit I've ever had man.
I somehow became a bass fisherman, but my youngest kid is obsessed and puts in 14 hour days 3 days a week all summer with me. That was torture for me when I was his age.
I'd be glad to link up with you man. I invested in a motor with spot lock too. I almost cried the first time I used it over a school of smallies. Dad can finally fish!!!
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11089 on: Jan 27, 2021, 12:04 PM »
I checked the ice the day that idiot went through in front of Chic's Marina. Only 1" in any of the bays. Lots of open water in main part of the lake. You just can't fix STUPID!
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11090 on: Jan 27, 2021, 12:21 PM »
Do u remember when u were brand new? If u werent lucky enough to have someone to show u the ropes , did u try it out on your own? How did you treat it safely? How did you know if you could go out? I remember asking a bunch of questions on this forum about lake trout fishing and where to go and got a whole lot of BS responses from a bunch of good old boys that were too good for my beginner questions. Thanks to a few old timers who passed on the torch , i got wise faster than if i was on my own.

My question is did this guy know what he was doing at all? Was he a skilled fisherman pushing his luck or just an inexperienced soul that may have learned about ice safety the hard way? Maybe he came from
Jersey and drove past schroon and saw 50 ppl on the ice and said hey lets try Lg.  I just think that this dudes actions were horribly ill informed and while he did risk lives of safety personnel, he might not have intended it to unfold like this. Lets be thankful we know better and that it wasnt us , but share some Knowledge to everyone you can.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11091 on: Jan 27, 2021, 12:57 PM »
Do u remember when u were brand new? If u werent lucky enough to have someone to show u the ropes , did u try it out on your own? How did you treat it safely? How did you know if you could go out? I remember asking a bunch of questions on this forum about lake trout fishing and where to go and got a whole lot of BS responses from a bunch of good old boys that were too good for my beginner questions. Thanks to a few old timers who passed on the torch , i got wise faster than if i was on my own.

My question is did this guy know what he was doing at all? Was he a skilled fisherman pushing his luck or just an inexperienced soul that may have learned about ice safety the hard way? Maybe he came from
Jersey and drove past schroon and saw 50 ppl on the ice and said hey lets try Lg.  I just think that this dudes actions were horribly ill informed and while he did risk lives of safety personnel, he might not have intended it to unfold like this. Lets be thankful we know better and that it wasnt us , but share some Knowledge to everyone you can.

I tend to agree anyone who has ever fished there and especially the past few seasons knows how dangerous it is . I wondered if he were out of state or non fisherman. None the less lucky to be upright!!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11092 on: Jan 27, 2021, 01:05 PM »
You can't teach someone self preservation....and I've seen people with experience (including myself) do some ridiculously stupid sh*t on the ice.  You live and learn and if someone wants to call you an idiot then so be it.  I've been an idoit, we all have.  No need to come to anyone's defense on that...

I just feel really bad for that guy because 1 of ice isnt even remotely how majority of us roll. Im not proud of it but ive fished on 2-3 out in northwest bay in the middle of the bay. Ill never forget how we fished all day and our tip ups were borderline falling thru the ice as the sun melted the surface and the holes widened as the day went on. Ill never forget stepping onto shore and realizing that ive been puckered up the entire day until now. Anyhoo. Not defending i just feel bad for the guy because he clearly had no Fing clue what he was doing and people are kicking him to boot. The only person who has any right to demean him is friends and family of the emergency rescue crew. Outside of that check urself. Attempt to not be an idiot. Dont keep doing it.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11093 on: Jan 27, 2021, 01:45 PM »
This was a pretty egregious misstep

I hope to fish lg Friday if the ice tells my spud bar its safe.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11094 on: Jan 27, 2021, 01:58 PM »
You can't teach someone self preservation....and I've seen people with experience (including myself) do some ridiculously stupid sh*t on the ice.  You live and learn and if someone wants to call you an idiot then so be it.  I've been an idoit, we all have.  No need to come to anyone's defense on that...

This.

I did some real dumb Crap when I was younger ice fishing, not anymore. I choose to be safe and cautious, even if it means staying home
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11095 on: Jan 27, 2021, 02:01 PM »
Its messed up that earlier this year I was In float suit picks and rope with no phone or wallet in my pocket but was only worried about my expensive lx6 and lithium shuttle the things we will do... be safe this weekend for those who venture out

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11096 on: Jan 27, 2021, 03:38 PM »
This was a pretty egregious misstep

I hope to fish lg Friday if the ice tells my spud bar its safe.

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Yep....and if they go though and require rescue and survive, revoke their fishing license a few years. Others have to risk THEIR own lives rescuing these people.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11097 on: Jan 27, 2021, 04:43 PM »

Yep....and if they go though and require rescue and survive, revoke their fishing license a few years. Others have to risk THEIR own lives rescuing these people.

Accidents happen and Im willing to bet alot of experienced ice fisherman have fallen through the ice on here. Sh*t happens. So if u fall through a widened hole this year during the thaw and need rescue you would be okay with getting your license revoked? Thats not going to stop people from continuing to fish. People burn their houses down everyday and require fire fighters and first responders. Should you revoke their right to own a house again? Listen, the guy made a poor choice to go out there on the ice. I watched him fall through and made phone calls immediately. Id be fine with everyone having to acquire an ice fishing safety course... kinda like a bow hunting ,trapping or hunter safety course. It could be all electronic and would be good education on ice safety. No ice is 100% safe but preventing dangerous situations and rescues would be very good for newbies or inexperienced fisherman.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11098 on: Jan 27, 2021, 06:21 PM »
I was up checking Huddle right as the news crew was filming at the marina on Monday when this happened.  The truck of the guy taking the dip was from Krystal and had a Hadley dump permit on it- local guy.  He spudded out of huddle at least 150yds before veering north just shy of the island- where he busted through.  That ice just froze Sunday AM and was 1/2 at best Sunday pm.  The ice on Monday when I saw his truck was 2 at the very most.  He spudded on unsafe ice and must have tricked himself to thinking it was safe.  A very lucky individual to say the least.  I checked the same ice tonight and it is about 2.75 thick.  Not safe enough by any stretch, especially walking across dueling bubblers to get on.  Stay safe for anyone thinking of going this weekend.  Given temps, it will be safe enough for me and my son next week - hoping midweek

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11099 on: Jan 28, 2021, 06:59 AM »
How's Harris bay looking?

 



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