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« on: March 02, 2019, 07:20:36 PM »

Heard there was still ice at Indian so I made the trip. Went out at the first pull off at Long Island. There was two guys out when I got there. Drove off and went out past them and popped three holes but didnít get anything. Made a move out a little farther and popped four holes. Caught two gills biggest being 7.5Ē. Decided to leave because the ice was bowing down. Ice was 2-3Ē of white ice. Gotta put the studs back in the tires because itís slippery.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 09:47:20 AM »

haha   at least ya got to fish, im  done around here this weather sure keeps ya on your toes ,  and i bet the butt pucker factor will climb now with this up down temps...
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 01:29:46 PM »

May have to wait until next weekend to measure the pucker factor. With the weather this week, there is a chance we may get on Indian Lake next weekend. Getting tired of Mother Nature teasing us. If we do get ice again, it will be the last ice around here.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 05:52:57 PM »

I didnít have a pucker going but I could have. I didnít lower the body down so water was coming up all around me. When I left I probably had a half ice of water on top of the ice. It was the closest Iíve ever been to falling in with the Wilcraft.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 07:02:12 PM »

Sounds like another good learning experience. Glad you didn't get wet. See you at the dock tourney next Sun.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 06:15:15 AM »

Falling in isnít so bad if youíre studs are good and the diff lock works.  Mine crawled right back out.   Takes a little practice the first time, but as long as you put your bucket plugs in good and tight itís not too bad getting out!  I practiced it on purpose first time out. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 01:18:47 AM »

I really donít plan on having to try. Until people understand that it is safer than walking Iíll make sure the ice is thick. I donít want anyone taking a bath because they see me out. Iím sure I would have went in if I wasnít in it, there was lots of air bubbles in the ice.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 08:02:31 PM »

Smart thinking.  Thatís one reason I have been hesitant to go out super thin after my first experience.  I wanted to practice getting out and that was what tom told me to do.  But I didnít think about the other people safety factor at first.  Good thinking!!!
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