Author Topic: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???  (Read 1649 times)

Offline Gunflint

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Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« on: Nov 13, 2020, 03:40 PM »
I have been reading all the posts about finally getting out and, at times, what is being described seems a bit sketchy.

Just curious on how many might have been a little too over zealous to get out.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 2020, 03:43 PM »
Guilty!
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 2020, 04:26 PM »
Where i am there is always going to be someone out when there is safe ice
So at first ice while i drill holes to check the thickness my rule is if there is nobody out there i dont go out there
But if there isnt people I would wait a couple nights after they fully freeze over

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 2020, 04:41 PM »
I stopped falling through when I bought a spud😋

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #4 on: Nov 13, 2020, 05:40 PM »
No ice here yet although I did get wet launching the boat.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #5 on: Nov 13, 2020, 05:44 PM »
No ice here yet either  :%$#!:


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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #6 on: Nov 13, 2020, 05:50 PM »
My rule for first ice is to go fishing with Fat Bob and send him first.  If he sets up all his tip-ups with an issue then I generally get out of the truck and set mine up.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2020, 06:02 PM »
My rule for first ice is to go fishing with Fat Bob and send him first.  If he sets up all his tip-ups with an issue then I generally get out of the truck and set mine up.

Good Ole Fat Bob!!

Much better than a spud.

A true and useful friend.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #8 on: Nov 13, 2020, 06:13 PM »
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #9 on: Nov 13, 2020, 06:21 PM »
I stopped falling through when I bought a spud😋

Its a crazy magical piece of metal isn't it?  I lost one after several years of it saving my arse and it was like losing a good friend. 

That said, where is there ice, I assume Minnesota?  The work from home stuff means I can be anywhere I want with a internet connection..."working"

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #10 on: Nov 13, 2020, 06:24 PM »
Northern Ontario here and it was 20 celcius on Monday (70f). I had the boat out all week lol.. Wish we had some iice but she's a ways off yet..

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #11 on: Nov 14, 2020, 09:23 AM »
I've been avoiding ice like the plague. :P
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #12 on: Nov 14, 2020, 10:02 AM »
I got up to about 10,000ft here last Wednesday and found ice. Fell thru twice on the edge checking 3 different lakes. Sank up to my knee in mud. We rarely fish deeper than 4-5fow so it's usually nothing to be to worried about. What killed it this year was the ice didn't form enough (1.5in) before it got snowed on so it is well insulated now.

         

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #13 on: Nov 14, 2020, 10:10 AM »
Hi I'm fat bob anyone want to take me fishing? lol

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #14 on: Nov 14, 2020, 10:22 AM »
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #15 on: Nov 14, 2020, 12:41 PM »
Plenty of ice up here, if my back wasnt out Id probably be dragging out the hardside right now.  I dont usually fall through the ice until late season when the ice starts to get rotten in current areas.  To fish my one spot the ice always stays thin due to current and there is usually open water even at -40 so I am always cautious but it does happen from time to time.  I dont have a fat bob so if anyone wants to loan me one at the end of the season Id appreciate it.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #16 on: Nov 14, 2020, 06:15 PM »
Don't have a Fat Bob but I do fish with Nate(300), John(275), Big Eric(325) and a guy called Ballast who goes atleast 350. Would one of them do? Though shipping costs could get expensive. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #17 on: Nov 14, 2020, 06:49 PM »
Don't have a Fat Bob but I do fish with Nate(300), John(275), Big Eric(325) and a guy called Ballast who goes atleast 350. Would one of them do? Though shipping costs could get expensive. ;D ;D ;D

Sounds like you have some wonderful and valuable friends. Very fortunate gift for new ice, especially as a group. Makes fat Bob seem like a piker.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #18 on: Nov 14, 2020, 07:24 PM »
Yea great bunch to fish early and late ice with especially since I weigh 185. Unfortunately for me the guy I probably go with the most weighs like 115 so I guess that makes me his Fat Bob. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #19 on: Nov 16, 2020, 02:57 PM »
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #20 on: Nov 16, 2020, 03:06 PM »
FAT BOB? .....hey is that why my fishing partner always lets me go out first..... and all this time I thought he was just being nice.... Hahahahaha
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #21 on: Nov 16, 2020, 03:12 PM »
i spud and require 3 good wacks.  i've only fallen in on old ice.  in 4' of water.  in a scenario where i expected it may happen and prepared accordingly. 

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #22 on: Nov 16, 2020, 03:35 PM »
Well, according to that video, Aaron needs a hefty new friend - perhaps someone can introduce him to Fat Bob.
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #23 on: Nov 16, 2020, 05:28 PM »
I like Aaron's videos but I've never seen him using a spud...not sure why.  In any event I am glad he's ok.

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #24 on: Nov 16, 2020, 05:29 PM »
I broke through a puddle that had a half inch of ice today at work. Does that count?
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #25 on: Nov 16, 2020, 05:33 PM »
I broke through a puddle that had a half inch of ice today at work. Does that count?

Did you have a spud?
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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #26 on: Nov 16, 2020, 06:22 PM »
Walking cattails pheasant hunting and had one boot go through yesterday only about 6 inches of water no lakes with ice yet around here. But have not tried up high in the mountains just wait for ice down low so I can chase the perch and walleye around.

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #27 on: Nov 17, 2020, 05:48 PM »
Me and a few buddies fell in a couple weeks ago. It was only about 3' of water. had about 2-3'' of ice. Fortunately we had waders on :)

Made taking the pier out a SOB !

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #28 on: Nov 17, 2020, 05:51 PM »
Were you with Fat Bob??

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Re: Has anybody fallen in on the new ice -- Yet???
« Reply #29 on: Nov 17, 2020, 06:01 PM »
I haven't fell through on early ice.......ever.

But if I do.....it's always close to shore by the weed lines early ice for me.


I did break through the ice once on my 4 wheeler. It was dark, and I was trying to find the boat ramp I came out of on my way out. So I was driving about 20 ft from the shore line......all of a sudden.....crack.....d ropped into 2.5ft of water. Ice was thin since warm water was shooting out under the ice from a tile line. Luckily I was able to unhook the flip over and turn the 4 wheeler where I ramped it up the ice sheet that broke under me towards thicker ice farther out. Was set up to my knees and the 10min drive back to the truck sucked........now I use GPS to find my way back vs driving along the shore line.

 



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