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Offline westfish

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Truck thru ice on Winni
« on: Feb 13, 2018, 09:28 AM »

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2018, 10:07 AM »
One things for sure, GM trucks don't float.  ;D

Hard lesson there, sounds like nobody got hurt. Be careful out there.

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2018, 10:33 AM »
I think I did 25 miles or so across the ice Sat/Sunday in VT and thankfully stayed on top!

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2018, 10:37 AM »
I think I did 25 miles or so across the ice Sat/Sunday in VT and thankfully stayed on top!

Your name came to mind when I read the post.  ;)

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2018, 12:57 PM »
Your name came to mind when I read the post.  ;)

Ive only fished Winni once so the idea of driving it is scary.  Champlain is easy when you see campers on the ice.

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:08 PM »
I've had a truck on champlain 9 out of the last 10 years.  Last year was the first we didn't get a truck on the ice.  Hopefully everything holds nice so next week we can get on again!

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:12 PM »
I've had a truck on champlain 9 out of the last 10 years.  Last year was the first we didn't get a truck on the ice.  Hopefully everything holds nice so next week we can get on again!

North of 78 was mint if you have good snows.  Was nearly bottoming out the nils with the tanaka. 

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:15 PM »
I was up there this weekend for the derby, and before we even had lines set a guy went for a swim. Thankfully like this situation everyone was OK. The ice was solid once you got out, but lots of varied ice on the shoreline. I had a set of 20ish holes punched out in ~5 fow, and a few holes only had 6 of crap white ice. 20 away and there was 16 of black ice.

The edges will be junk after this weekend, and especially the areas where people have been driving on.

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:27 PM »
Good to know Z.  Will avoid late season Winni action.

Offline Global Warming in CT

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2018, 04:49 PM »
I never had the cajones to take my truck out onto the ice, even way up north on multiple feet of ice. I just feel like it's an unnecessary risk. I don't want to replace my truck even though it's nothing special, or pay to get it pulled out of the drink. That tow service can't be cheap. I walk to my fishing spots, and if the walk is too far, it wasn't meant to be.

Last year in the Berks, about 50 people had vehicles on a lake (about 15" of ice), and when I had to take a long hike back to my truck to get something I forgot, a local guy told me to drive back out ("I guarantee this much ice can hold a tractor trailer"). I decided to walk. The next day I read about two vehicles going through that same lake on that very same day.

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2018, 06:10 AM »
Anecdotal stories make for strong arguments.  To each is own.

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #11 on: Feb 14, 2018, 07:02 AM »
I was driving all over Lake Morey. They had 24 inches, of great ice, only one problem though the snow height on the lake was coming up over my hood. Would make for a good commercial .

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #12 on: Feb 14, 2018, 08:53 AM »
I was up there this weekend in Meredith Bay and we have the Ford crew cab dually out there pulling a 7000 lb shanty loaded to the gills....No problem at all...20-24 inches of ice....
Tight Lines...Grill Going...Beer In Hand....Life is Good!

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #13 on: Feb 14, 2018, 12:22 PM »
Anecdotal stories make for strong arguments.  To each is own.

I wasn't trying to make an argument. Just sharing my opinion on the topic, along with a coincidental story about it. Not everyone is on this site to argue, but as you said, to each his own.  :tipup:

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Re: Truck thru ice on Winni
« Reply #14 on: Feb 14, 2018, 03:10 PM »
I wasn't trying to make an argument. Just sharing my opinion on the topic, along with a coincidental story about it. Not everyone is on this site to argue, but as you said, to each his own.  :tipup:

Wasnt using the word argument literally!   ;D

 



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