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  • AvatarREDBONE
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    Was wondering how the ice conditions are and if anybody is driving smaller trucks on the ice yet?

    Thanks

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    I was out there 2 days ago, and there was a Dodge Neon, and a old S-10. One quad out on the old road bed. The car pushed the permanent shack out south of the handicap dock boat ramp. Be careful, Im giving it another week definitely not worth paying the fine$$$

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    South side of lake is probably like 9 inches. I won’t drive out until I see many other trucks out.

    AvatarREDBONE
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    Thanks guys. I’ll leave my truck at the ramp and hop in with my buddy and see if he makes it.

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    Quote by: REDBONE

    Thanks guys. I’ll leave my truck at the ramp and hop in with my buddy and see if he makes it.

    Haha, legit plan.

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    it’s easy as heck to pull right now because there isn’t any snow on the ice. get a little exercise :). Better safe than sorry. big creek has enough traffic on it right now with people.

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    10-12″, I think. ATVs, sure. Cars and trucks? Maybe, but I sure as heck won’t be doing that. Lake’s not all that big and the snow isn’t that bad yet. I’m OK with walking and getting some exercise. God knows I’ll completely undo the exercise by drinking beer as soon as I setup the hut. :mrgreen:

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    I’d bet your truck that it is safe to drive on. 😈 It was 10 1/2″ thick over 40′ of water on Sunday night, that was measured, not guessed.

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    How about an Ice Taxi stand at the ramp? 🙂 A couple of snowmobiles with hitches. ???? $5 round trip tow?? 😀

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    If it truly is 10″, there shouldn’t be any problem driving on it now. 😉

    -Munchy

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    I usedd to think this was crazy until I went on a fishing trip by Watertown SD.

    I pulled a camper on to the ice and we camped out . Ice was about 26 in. The wind chill was 30 below.

    If our heater went out i think we would be dead. It still was cold with the camper..

    fishing was more than excelent as we got the limit of 50 Jumbo Perc per personl. (that is no longer the limit there now days) and I got several 7 to 10 lb Northerns thru the ice and
    a few nice walleye including a 25 inb walleye. Love it!!!1 B) Damn northerns get awfull slimy that sucked.

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    It was not a Dodge Neon it was my friends crappy Ford Escort Sport.

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    Well i was at big creek on saturday the 8th and at about 6:00 me and my buddy are in our shack and hear ice growning more than it was normally i stick my head out the ice and see some moron coming with 1/2 ton suburban pulling a 20 ft enclosed snowmobile trailer. they pulled within 10 yards of our shack i was PISSED and nervous at the same time we left shortly after the guy that got out of the truck says ” I hope the ice will hold my truck” YOU CANT FIX STUPID!!! there was about 8-9 inches where we were not cool! that was the only truck or car on the ice 1 four wheeler and snow mobiles were out but c’mon a 1/2 ton with an enclosed trailer C”MON MAN!!!

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    so did he fall through?

    Avatarorangefeetdown
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    no but definately pushed his luck IMO.

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    You have to stick a ruler down to get a good measurement I have not been on anywhere out there that is less than 11″ in the last 2 weeks. I have not been down since last weekend and we had 3 vehicles on the ice w/out incidents. I can only imagine the ice has gained a few inches in the last few below zero nights.

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