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Just wondering if lightning hits the ice if and how much of the ice would become melted and would it electricute the fish or not? just a question i came up with, with all these storms and the ice still being on some lakes

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I suppose the same thing happens as when lightning hits the water in the summer. Not sure what that is but I would think you would see floating fish after storms if it killed them.

Given what lightning can do a to a huge tree trunk I would think it could cause serious damage to the ice. That being said I have no idea, just thoughts.

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all i know is that according to the experts the air around a lightning bolt is 50,000 degrees. I would imagine that is does melt some ice but can't be sure....it sure would be cool to see.

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That would be cool to see on that show. I would imagine you would have a big old hole in the ice. Probably crack the heck out of it around there as well.

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Just wondering if lightning hits the ice if and how much of the ice would become melted and would it electricute the fish or not? just a question i came up with, with all these storms and the ice still being on some lakes

don't know about it killing fish, but instant ice fishing hole.

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if the fish gets nailed with the bolt he will feel it... it could kill fish but the chances of the bolt hitting ice are little to none, it will most likely hit the trees or something..

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Your( bass )quote (above ) hit the nail right on the head !! GOOD ONE!!

HaHa. LOL, my thoughts exactly.

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if the fish gets nailed with the bolt he will feel it... it could kill fish but the chances of the bolt hitting ice are little to none, it will most likely hit the trees or something..

Yeah that something, beings lightning hits the highest thing if finds- could be a person standing out on the ice. Remember the US Open golf tournament at Hazeltine in the 90s? People thought hiding under trees was a good idea- not so much

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bass- for those who cant catch walleye and dont care what their fish taste like

I too think its absolutely hilarious, being that I fish bass all summer long and I've still caught bigger walleyes then him. Plus bass are mostly a sportsmens fish (well the big ones), meaning they're usually RELEASED anyways, not fried. ha.. ha.. ha... too funny.... madmad

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