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fishandshroom

SAFE ICE

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Early in the year when I am using my porty the first trip out to a spot I am a little scared I don't go on less than three inches. The second trip out to the same spot I will say the ice is SAFE. Later in the year after I have had my perm out for a couple weeks and have been driving I bring my kids with me. Before they come with the ICE IS SAFE. It bugs me when people say that ice is never safe. I believe that there is unsafe ice but there is also safe ice too. I am sorry for the rant but I am tired of people carrying on about the poor side of the sport.

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You gotta remember why they need to say the ice is never safe. A full 51% of the population is unable to think for themselves. If you broadcast "safe ice", the next thing you know there will be some donkey trying to drive his 3/4 ton full size 1983 Suburban out on 6 inches of ice "thinking?" it's safe.

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the reason ice is never safe is it could change over night without you knowing it. For example, if you drove on the ice one day but then that night a spring opened up or what ever making that ice, that you thought was safe, thinner

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new to this, not quite sure how this works, but here goes. my husband is currently working in minnesota. around the Marshall area (but travel hour or two from there is okay also). he has asked for a fishing trip with a guide for Christmas. i would like to arrange this right after xmas or in mid to late january.

problem is...i have no idea where to go, to stay, etc. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanxs

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Id make a new thread on this in the Ice Fishing section, you will get more responses.

Also on topic now i think that people think ice is unsafe because you hear about the 1 guy who fell through, but not the 10000's who didnt

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One is too many. Too many variables to account for to guarantee any ice is always 100% safe.

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