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Now on Lake Pepin

  • Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58712
    #2176198

    8” reported by Wayne and his crane breaking ice to lift out a 4 by 4.

    Hopefully my photos will show up soon. )

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    glenn57
    Participant
    cold spring mn
    Posts: 6764
    #2176221

    doah doah holy crappers!!!!!!!

    Bearcat89
    Participant
    North branch, mn
    Posts: 10355
    #2176225

    Bad day

    gregory
    Participant
    Red wing,mn
    Posts: 1200
    #2176236

    Heard about it this morning. The two guys were lucky sounded like one was in the water for a little bit.

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    Tipup45
    Participant
    Posts: 20
    #2176279

    Anyone know where that was at? Same location as the trucks that went in last weekend?

    bullcans
    Participant
    Lake Mills, IA
    Posts: 1665
    #2176296

    What’s an approximate cost for a blunder like that for the vehicle owner?

    isu22andy
    Participant
    Posts: 368
    #2176298

    What’s the story ? Put one in by the point ?

    eyeguy507
    Participant
    SE MN
    Posts: 3218
    #2176299

    Heard about it this morning. The two guys were lucky sounded like one was in the water for a little bit.

    kind of looks like methodist point?

    gimruis
    Participant
    Plymouth, MN
    Posts: 7883
    #2176300

    What’s an approximate cost for a blunder like that for the vehicle owner?

    According to this article posted in Feb 2020, the Brown County’s Sheriff’s Dept indicated it costed about $10,000 to remove a vehicle that has gone through the ice. Just like everything else, I’m sure that cost has gone up since 2020.

    https://mix108.com/mn-sheriffs-department-shares-sunken-vehicle-retrieval-costs-and-ice-safety/

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176309

    Straight across from Maiden Rock middle of the channel

    isu22andy
    Participant
    Posts: 368
    #2176312

    Straight across from Maiden Rock middle of the channel

    You for real or just trying to slow down some weekend traffic ? Anything’s possible I guess .

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176313

    Was there today and watched. I was a couple hundred yards from the channel and on 10 inches clear 3 cloudy but Monday i fished the edge of the channel and 5 clear 3 cloudy. This was in the middle of the channel just up from the point.

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176314

    Oh and by the way Monday there was a truck parked next to me. Some people like livin on the edge. Some pay for it.

    isu22andy
    Participant
    Posts: 368
    #2176315

    Was there today and watched. I was a couple hundred yards from the channel and on 10 inches clear 3 cloudy but Monday i fished the edge of the channel and 5 clear 3 cloudy. This was in the middle of the channel just up from the point.

    Yikes . Good info . Crazy people drive pickups on it .

    Coletrain27
    Participant
    Posts: 2883
    #2176316

    how does that recovery rig work? does it have wheels or was he just busting ice?

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176317

    Just busting ice from what i could see. Sheriff was also out there on an airboat.

    buckybadger
    Participant
    Upper Midwest
    Posts: 4153
    #2176319

    I took an old trailblazer out in that very area many times (long before the crowds and chaos of today) without issues. I’d drill and measure periodically and knew where the current generally pushed through. I’d wait for 15-16” of ice for a buffer. There’s nowhere near that this year. There are spots right now that’d swallow a small wheeler even in mid January that people are completely oblivious to.

    The crowds are bringing people who don’t understand rivers or what depth changes and points due to ice as current it is deflected even hundreds of yards away. Another big issue is the measuring of ice. If it’s not clear, it’s not worth much. My last time out there early before the circus now with a tape measurer I had 9”, but after careful inspection 5” of it was clear and the rest compacted crap.

    This sounds morbid, but I’ll honestly be shocked if that stretch from the mid point of the channel to the shore near point no point and methodist doesn’t take someone’s life. There’s that many people flocking to an area they do not understand.

    MX1825
    Participant
    Posts: 1116
    #2176320

    Hard to believe a SxS would go through 8 inches of ice.

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176322

    Atv only for this guy. I’ve seen ice conditions vary day by day and never venture across the channel by the point.

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176323

    Not 8 inches of good ice.

    isu22andy
    Participant
    Posts: 368
    #2176328

    2 different YouTubers posting videos of the bite , they’ll be twice as many people as last weekend .

    gunnar
    Participant
    Posts: 28
    #2176329

    The cold might slow them down a bit.

    gregory
    Participant
    Red wing,mn
    Posts: 1200
    #2176337

    What I noticed out there was that yes theres “8” of clear dark ice but if you stopped your drill half way through the cut that the water would come up the hole with still 4-5” of ice to drill. Not good way out there. This was pretty much main channel, between the bouys. My guess is once weekend hits they’ll be more unfortunately. My best advice is don’t go past the crowds from either side.

    gregory
    Participant
    Red wing,mn
    Posts: 1200
    #2176338

    Straight across from Maiden Rock middle of the channel

    X2

    broeker
    Participant
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts: 186
    #2176341

    FWIW my understanding of MN insurance (and presumably WI and elsewhere) is that if you have comprehensive coverage — and I’m guessing most of these nice trucks falling through the ice do — it is 100% covered including any extraction costs.

    It would really suck to be the broke dude in a $3K beater with no comp insurance, because you are liable for extraction fees regardless, which as somebody noted above can easily cost $10K plus. Either way I’m glad I travel by foot!

    eyeguy507
    Participant
    SE MN
    Posts: 3218
    #2176342

    2 different YouTubers posting videos of the bite , they’ll be twice as many people as last weekend .

    no need to post this $hit. sometimes you need to shut your mouth for the sake of the fishery….too late i guess…..that poler vortex should shut them off in your defense.

    Coletrain27
    Participant
    Posts: 2883
    #2176345

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>isu22andy wrote:</div>
    2 different YouTubers posting videos of the bite , they’ll be twice as many people as last weekend .

    no need to post this $hit. sometimes you need to shut your mouth for the sake of the fishery….too late i guess.

    That place is not a secret…

    eyeguy507
    Participant
    SE MN
    Posts: 3218
    #2176347

    more youtubers please!

    Coletrain27
    Participant
    Posts: 2883
    #2176350

    more youtubers please!

    What’s your channel name? I’ll look ya up and make sure to like and subscribe

    FishBlood&RiverMud
    Participant
    Prescott
    Posts: 6253
    #2176379

    no need to post this $hit. sometimes you need to shut your mouth for the sake of the fishery….too late i guess…..that poler vortex should shut them off in your defense.

    For the sake of the fishery? Lol

    You know that pool 4 has more walleyes in it today than ever recorded? Straight from the area fishery managers mouth.

    Isuandy was 3′ from me when nick said that…

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