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Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« on: Nov 03, 2021, 04:36 PM »
Before we all got out on first ice this year, I wanted to put this short video out. It was a little bit of a freak deal, but it couldíve ended very badly and really, I think these freak deals are what we all need to be prepared for. The obvious stuff isnít what gets us.

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #1 on: Nov 03, 2021, 04:43 PM »

 Not always a great idea to go out on first ice in the dark , thanks for posting glad all are safe
 

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2021, 05:20 PM »
It wasnít first ice. We had been fishing that for almost a monthÖ.
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #3 on: Nov 03, 2021, 06:14 PM »
Thanks for posting with the very clear example of a trap. I'm still relatively new to ice fishing and appreciate the reminder along with the visual aid.
Maybe someday I'll think of something clever to write here...but I doubt it.

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #4 on: Nov 03, 2021, 06:55 PM »
Great reminder. Over the last couple years in my area, especially last year, there are a lot of new ice anglers. It seems many are clueless to the hazards. Even some of the more experienced run into problems from time to time. If you look at the sask forum here, there was a truck that went through a lake that still had over 3' of ice. It was a freak accident and the hazard was unknown.  Thanks for the post.

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #5 on: Nov 03, 2021, 07:01 PM »
You bet guys. I hope everybody can learn something from it!
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #6 on: Nov 03, 2021, 07:24 PM »
I watched your video the other day and what a wake up call for sure be safe out there everyone because we all have a family to go back home to.

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #7 on: Nov 03, 2021, 07:39 PM »
Good video and reminder Trent. I won't forget that last trip up there for us last season. Seen a lot of what you guys seen and a few of these by Sunday and it was mostly Iced over on Friday up to 8-10in




This was the only cool part of any of that



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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #8 on: Nov 03, 2021, 08:32 PM »
Yep, awesome reminder for everyone. I think everyone here is probably guilty of pushing the limits at least once or twice. Part of being a part of a "community" of like-minded ice-fanatics includes a duty to remind each other to stay safe and not become complacent....particul arly as we introduce the newbies out there. Like it or not, with the increased number of newbies, there are many that look to the other ice fishermen around them for examples, good or bad. If they see someone out there will all of their "advanced" gear and cool toys they may assume "Hey...those guys must know what they are doing...it must be OK." Let's all commit to being willing to speak up (politely of course) if we see our fellow ice fishermen doing something un-safe. We may get some looks, or some choice words shot back at us, but I'd rather deal with that than having to hear about a serious incident or fatality in the news the next day.

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2021, 07:04 AM »
Itís amazing how quick ice can change. Especially when you throw in high winds and, in this case, the Gorgeís fickle ways!

About time to start planning trips 😁
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #10 on: Nov 16, 2021, 09:21 AM »
Thanks Trent, that is so good to get a heads up... I'm complacent after the ice gets over 6" I don't check like I should... And the gorge is scary juju ice... Last year we camped on the ice with 10-12" of ice and had a big wind storm all night... Woke up in the morning with 3" of water on the floor in my tent, looked outside and Joe's gear tent had sagged over night as well and he had 10" of water in that tent... I guess the wind buckled and bent the ice so some areas were high spots and other areas were low and if you had a hole to fish the water would flow out or leave a gap of air at the top... wind and ice do some strange things, good to be aware of that and be prepared...  Thanks Later J

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #11 on: Nov 16, 2021, 04:10 PM »
Thanks Trent, that is so good to get a heads up... I'm complacent after the ice gets over 6" I don't check like I should... And the gorge is scary juju ice... Last year we camped on the ice with 10-12" of ice and had a big wind storm all night... Woke up in the morning with 3" of water on the floor in my tent, looked outside and Joe's gear tent had sagged over night as well and he had 10" of water in that tent... I guess the wind buckled and bent the ice so some areas were high spots and other areas were low and if you had a hole to fish the water would flow out or leave a gap of air at the top... wind and ice do some strange things, good to be aware of that and be prepared...  Thanks Later J

I remember hearing of and watching that trip on YouTube  ;D .Some crazy stuff definitely happens out there, and for seemingly no reason at all. The bad part is a lot of these western reservoirs are the same way. They all have warm springs, they all have current, and most do them have wind!

Iím complacent too. I think we all are and sometimes thereís no need to be TOO crazy cautious. But when the slightest thing changes, you can bet Iíll be checking the ice!
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #12 on: Nov 17, 2021, 11:43 AM »
Hey Trent are you looking at the Henryís trip this year?  I guess Iíve got a family wedding the first weekend, but if it bumps to the second weekend, Iíll be there. Might go up early if it happens on first weekend. If not I hope to see ya on a gorge trip. Looking forward to a fun ice season. Got ice on my pond this morning, first this year so I hope thatís a sign of things to come. Later Jeff

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #13 on: Nov 17, 2021, 12:41 PM »
Yes I am but donít know if Iíll make it with the group. Iím either going the 11-13 or 18-20. Weather pending on both weekends of course!
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #14 on: Nov 18, 2021, 09:49 AM »
Sounds good, if you do the 11th and the crew moves later by a weekend we may overlap a bit.. If so you'll have to show us how to do it again this year... Good luck on getting there... and I'm kind of hoping for the bump to that 11th weekend myself... Later Jeff

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #15 on: Nov 18, 2021, 10:40 AM »
I just restocked in baits that worked last year! Itís definitely an odd fishery. Seemed like what worked on day 1 didnít work on day 2. I had to downsize big time and couldnít get a bite in bigger stuff while my dad stayed with bigger stuff and caught fish all day. It was a great time! We also plan on keeping a few for an on ice fish fryÖbut we wonít count our chickens before theyíre hatched!!
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #16 on: Dec 29, 2021, 10:24 PM »
Great post, I am new to ice fishing and just learned about a spud bar. I need to get me one.

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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #17 on: Dec 30, 2021, 02:11 PM »
Great post, I am new to ice fishing and just learned about a spud bar. I need to get me one.

I have been telling myself the same thing for a few years now.  Finally picked up this one at Sportsmans Warehouse in Riverdale yesterday for $35.  May not be the best one but it is better than not having one.  Now I just need to get out and use it.









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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #18 on: Dec 30, 2021, 11:59 PM »
Nice addition to the safety side Bryce. Haven't seen one of those myself, how much does it weigh?
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Re: Ice Safety- A CHILLING reminder
« Reply #19 on: Dec 31, 2021, 05:58 AM »
6 pounds

 



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