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Safe Ice ?
« on: January 22, 2013, 04:45:47 PM »

I went to BassPro today and stopped to eat some lunch at the Olive Garden. The young lady who waited  on use told me that her husband was out on  the ice somewhere fishing. Is the ice thick enough to fish on? Or is it unsafe to be on, after that warm spell we had?
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 05:41:51 PM »

I know guys who went out on Sanford lake in midland county this past weekend and said there was about 4 inches. Also today when I was driving over the tittabawassee river it was covered in ice, not safe ice by any means but the river was open in most spots yesterday
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 06:00:50 PM »

White Lake on the west side has safe ice in spots, was on about 6 inches today. Lots of lakes should be good to go for the weekend. I hope winter sticks around for awhile this time.

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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 07:20:18 PM »

It's making ice now... ;D

I was over at Selfridge launch on Saturday and there were boats out on Anchor bay....I saw a couple of guys walking with Ice fishing gear by the marinas but they must have been fishing open water because the Marina that I could see from the road had open water...

Lakeville lake had some guys out a few weeks ago but I haven't seen anyone out in awhile...That will probably change this week..
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 08:43:47 PM »

saw 2 guys walk around open water and head out the the middle of the lake to fish.  They were still out there after dark.  Hope they remember the way back.  Not sure any fish is worth that.  Guess others do...
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 11:55:52 PM »

Plenty of ice. Rember we got  very cold weather before any snow hit.  The snow we did get got blown off the lakes so it never had a chance to insulate it.   4 inches of clear ice will support up to 600 pounds of so.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 07:34:03 PM »

Has anybody heard anything on the saginaw river yet? Was thinking about heading out there this weekend. Heard there was a few guys out before the warm weather we got.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 07:45:14 PM »

Not sure how accurate this is but I heard there is about 3 inches on the saginaw river near downtown. You could call gander mountain in saginaw and see if someone in the fishing department knows

Shiver on the river starts this Saturday. Last year that river was all open water for the shiver, hopefully this year those guys will have some solid ice
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 12:30:50 AM »

For every 3 people I know that has went out, I only hear about one falling through.  You WON'T see me out there for a while.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 07:30:48 AM »

For every 3 people I know that has went out, I only hear about one falling through.  You WON'T see me out there for a while.

Seems like that is the story every year. I don't get why people head out on that river so quick. I guess they are desperate for some dioxin chemicals in their fish
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 09:06:14 AM »

Nothing like falling through the ice and having the current pull you away from the hole you fell through. :o
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 09:26:15 AM »

The reminds of the movie about Houdini with Tony Curtis.  He fell through the ice of the Detroit River and was carried downstream.  I saw that as a boy and have always been afraid of falling through ever since.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 04:59:35 PM »

Been thru the ice 3 times, cold and wet. Not something I would recommend doing. Finally bought a boat now I don't have that problem. besides I don't ice fish anymore either.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 08:34:41 PM »

Waw three out on Whitmore yesterday.  Not real far out from shore though.  Couldn't quite see if all the lake was solid or not.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 11:34:07 AM »

The only way I ice fish now is, when I open my freezer door with an empty glass in my hand and fish a few cubes out and into my glass. 3 inches is  to thin for me.
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Re: Safe Ice ?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2013, 12:21:16 AM »

There is real good ice up north.  I was out on Lake Cadillac/Mitchel and Lake Idlewild last weekend.  Ice was plenty thick: 6 - 10 inches.
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