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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:46 PM 01/21/07 (CST)
I was out there for a few hours on Friday night. There were a few guys taking sleds and wheelers out but not more then 75 yards or so. The ice was 6-8 inches thick out in front of the public beach. Talking to another guy out there he said the ice got pretty thin just past where we were.

No one out there was cathing any fish, we couldn't get any deeper then 6-8 feet of water becuase of the ice. I assume you need to be in deeper water now.

The ice was really talking alot last night, there were a few booms and cracks that had people running out of their houses and had me jumping off my bucket.

If you go out there be careful becuase I know there is still unsafe ice out there and with the snow you can't tell where. But my guess from previous experience the thin ice is probably excatly in the spot where you want to be fishing.


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 03:12 PM 01/21/07 (CST)
I was planning to get out there this week. I wonder why there is not much ice there? Spring, Prior, Fish and many others have at least 9 or more inches.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 08:15 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
Orchard was wide open on the 12th of Jan. so to have 6-8 inches in parts is alot better then it was.

I think there is some sort of spring on the northern parts of the lake that helps keep things open but I am not 100% sure.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:33 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
no fish,
was the booms and cracks out in deeper water ?


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 08:40 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
I was in about 6-8 feet of water and the crack and booms seemed to be right under my feet.

I couldn't get any where near deep water.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 09:19 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
lol ok ok wish i had been there wink smiley
it's just the ice making more ice nothing to be afraid of..
or might be as the sun warms the ice durning the day it expands and when the sun goes down it contracts thats what you are hearing..


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 09:39 AM 01/22/07 (CST)
Yeah I know its nothing to be scared of I have heard it many many times before. But when you are sitting there on your bucket minding your own business and a wheeler goes by and the ice starts cracking and booming it will startle you a little.

Personally I don't think I would have been taking a wheeler out there like some people were. 6 inches of ice is some spots, 8 inches in others and much thinner ice not to far away means I will be walking. But I am a little conservative while on the ice.

I might be back out on Saturday trying to see if I can get to deeper water.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:03 PM 01/22/07 (CST)
So. Where is this lake?



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 06:38 PM 01/22/07 (CST)
Lakeville, west of 35 and 50. Near the Lakeville Gander.
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