:yeahthat: It scares the bejeepers out of me to think that someone would even think about going on line to ask if the ice will be safe. Sure, we have ice condition reports here, but they are very general reports, and in no way are intended to give the impression one can go wandering about willy nilly without checking the ice where they are for themselves. Even under the best of circumstances you could be on 12" of hard clear ice, and 20' away because of current or a spring, the ice could be 1/2" thick. be careful out there.ih772 said:Take a spud with you and use it check the ice while you're walking.
Since you are new then it is time for a few simple lessons. The first thing you have to learn is to be observant. Watch what the increase in temperatures does to the snow. Watch what it does to the ice. Watch what the rain does to the snow and ice.fordraceing_man said:well im new to ice fishing,i was out there all last weekend and the ice was good and im going to the same spot, i just wasn't sure if for some reason the rain screws up the ice or not.
Rain sure made a difference last season. We got out in December only to have it all wiped away for the first part of January. But I agree, I don't think what is currently forecasted will be a big deal.Can't Touch This said:Rain won't do anything this early. First is is always the strongest ice, a little rian will help it because it will melt the snow off it, and cause the ice to grow better.
With how cold it has been, it is deffinently safe in any inland waters.
Oohhh, I don't know about that. Was on the west side of the state, north of Muskegeon, on Monday and Tuesday. It was surprising how much of the ice was not safe or was marginal at best.Can't Touch This said:With how cold it has been, it is deffinently safe in any inland waters.