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Old 01-15-2018, 10:24 AM
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Was at Badger yesterday and was suprised to see a truck thru the ice. Upon further investigation it seems the truck has been there a week or two. Anyone know the story behind it.
We decided to drill holes out to test the ice. We started at 18” at shore and stopped at 14”. Then we decided to start fishing. This is where things got scary. I started drilling holes and the ice thickness varyied from 14” to 6”.

I admit I haven’t fished badger in many years but I don’t ever recall the ice being this unpredictable.

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:45 AM
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I’m over at Newell and it’s similar. 8-16” everywhere I have drilled and there are guys cruising around in 1 tons. Even in my car is sketchy.
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:06 PM
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Wow, that is unpredictable. Not the same as central or North where the ice is 20 inches or deeper.

Too bad about the truck through.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:54 PM
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Was at Badger yesterday and was suprised to see a truck thru the ice. Upon further investigation it seems the truck has been there a week or two.

Don’t you pay a fine for every day that your vehicle is in the lake? I would have thought that a speedy recovery would be better for all involved.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:12 PM
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Lots of sketchy ice down south this year. As little as 5" on the reservoir we fished yesterday. We did not venture over the deep spots to drill any holes so maybe even less in the middle. Normally 14" to 16" by now.
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Was at Badger yesterday and was suprised to see a truck thru the ice. Upon further investigation it seems the truck has been there a week or two. Anyone know the story behind it.
We decided to drill holes out to test the ice. We started at 18” at shore and stopped at 14”. Then we decided to start fishing. This is where things got scary. I started drilling holes and the ice thickness varyied from 14” to 6”.

I admit I haven’t fished badger in many years but I don’t ever recall the ice being this unpredictable.

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There was a post where the poster said he showed up right as it happened and took the 2 guys in and gave them a ride. I'd say it was around 6 weeks ago.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:22 PM
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Was at Badger yesterday and was suprised to see a truck thru the ice. Upon further investigation it seems the truck has been there a week or two. Anyone know the story behind it.
We decided to drill holes out to test the ice. We started at 18” at shore and stopped at 14”. Then we decided to start fishing. This is where things got scary. I started drilling holes and the ice thickness varyied from 14” to 6”.

I admit I haven’t fished badger in many years but I don’t ever recall the ice being this unpredictable.

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Me and a buddy made plans to go fishing today a while ago and decided to brave the cold. Fishing was not good only managed 1 bite.

On the way to where I went fishing decided to drive by badger to see if anyone was out there, a little ways past the boat launch noticed a truck out on ice, took another look and realized the truck had broke through the ice. Thought it it must have been there awhile and then I seen 3 guys bailing out of the truck. I quickly made my way to the shore and went to see if they were alright and other than being a bit rattled they were fine. Nothing we could do to get truck as it was sinking but gave the fellas a ride. Thermometer on my truck said -36. Glad everyone was ok, could've turned out real bad in them temps. Just a reminder to be careful on ice even with these cold temps ice is not safe in the south yet. Only 8 inches on lake I was fishing at. The guys that fell through said they drilled a test hole and was 13inches so figured it was good.



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Was at Badger yesterday and was suprised to see a truck thru the ice. Upon further investigation it seems the truck has been there a week or two. Anyone know the story behind it.
We decided to drill holes out to test the ice. We started at 18” at shore and stopped at 14”. Then we decided to start fishing. This is where things got scary. I started drilling holes and the ice thickness varyied from 14” to 6”.

I admit I haven’t fished badger in many years but I don’t ever recall the ice being this unpredictable.

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Which part of Badger was this at?
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:42 AM
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Was on Ressor yesterday. Easy 14"+ but so many layers of different ice types I don't know that I would want to drive on it. Did see one truck on, but everyone else was walking,
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