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That is just crazy. I don't like ice fishing either. When I hear about people going out on the ice after warm weather it just makes me wonder how far you can push your luck. :?
 

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even with the temps im sure the ice is "thick" enough be we all know the shore line is the area to worry about. the ice is thick enough but not stable. i stayed home this weekend, i wanted to get out somewhere but pulled the lazy card. Luckily almost everyone was rescued
 

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I only go on ice thats 12+ inches thick, and I prefer twenty inches. But I guess that doesnt matter when theres a crack eight miles long.
This weekend, a few 6 inch holes I cut wound up being 14 inch wide swirling toilet bowls by the end of the day. :shock: I dont think I will be going back next weekend. I guess I'l have to hit the river.
 

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Most of the local lakes are locked in across the shore.

Erie and the bigger bays are very suseptible to wind.
We had a warm front blowing in late last week.
Wind will push the ice, as well as cause a low pressure on the aft end.

The change in pressure can crack and free up the ice.

Once its free its a skateboard that will get wrecked on other pieces.

There are lots of reasons why it breaks away,
but caution should always outweigh catching a limit.

Too bad but thankfully there was only 1 casualty.
 
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