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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-09-2005 06:44 AM
Bassinator Thats to bad!!!!!
12-09-2005 06:40 AM
fishead The bad part is the snow will slow down the ice making process, you wont be able to see any soft spots either. I've been ice fishing for over 20 yrs. and this year ice is early, but we never had a sub zero cold spell to build thick ice. Last year was almost perfect, 8 in. of ice before a snowfall. With ice thickness varying between 2 to 4 in. and the snow cover, we'll be reading about somebody going through before the weekend is over.
12-09-2005 04:46 AM
blufloyd It will force water up. And stay away from deep water puddles under snow it may be opening up close by.



12-09-2005 01:13 AM
Bunky211 Bill just take a shovel and clear off the snow on the lake. That will help you and the rest of us. You're a young guy so you will be able to do it easily. It's a lot harder when you get old like me.
12-09-2005 12:58 AM
Bassinator Be careful Bill. I can't say I know much about ice fishing but I got 8in of snow by me I'm not to far from the chain. That sounds like a lot of extra wt on3-4inches of ice. I really hope your not going solo. I would hate to hear a fellow CLF'er having an accident out there.
12-09-2005 12:57 AM
CatFishHunter03 The 3 inches isnt really a biggy for me... Im just under 190lbs... The big thing in question though is the snow. Blah... I guess the only way to find out is to go out and check huh?

We'll see I still have a few more hours before I start packing... maybe someone can convince me not to go? lol


-Bill.
12-09-2005 12:49 AM
smeltaholic Bill,
I can only give you my view on this.
Here on the northside we have already got between 7 - 8 inches. That will be a lot of weight on the ice. I personally don't set foot on ice less than 3" and with this much snow I would need at least 4 - 6 inches to be safe. Just think of picking up a shovel of snow and the weight of that. Now imagine 1000's of shovels of snow sitting on a couple inches of ice. I personally would say, find some thicker ice or wait. Just my opion and I will be looking for that magic number somewhere this weekend. Of course I will be roped and tied with my floater on until I can verify not only the thickness but the ice its self. Remeber clear no fear, gray come back another day.

Smelt
12-09-2005 12:32 AM
CatFishHunter03
Quick question... need quick answer

Ok... So i had a bunch fo stuff going on today and I really wanted to get out to the chain... put it in short it didnt happen. I'm trying to get out around by my house in the morning.(Mainly the Southern CCFP lakes, maple, tampier, etc)

So heres the question (actually two of them) With all this snow, does it make the ice more unstable to sustain weight? I figure all the snow on the ice must bring some additional weight with it.

#2- I was thinking about bringing my shanty out tomorrow with me... what do you guys normally look for with ice... Normally how thick before you'll set up camp? I figure ice is AT LEAST 3" out here... but also have to factor in snow.

Thanks~
Bill.

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