Very little snow on the ice. Bring your creepers
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I fished on this lake almost daily years back.. I drove my truck out when I saw others do it, then moved to an atv when I had a permanent... I fished with others that also knew the lake VERY well. One day, when there was 18" of ice on the lake, with a girlfriend driving my wheeler and me on the back holding a dog with a cut foot we went through the ice.. With 18" on the lake. We knew the lake but it didn't help one bit. The issue was a permanent that was moved and it kept the ice thin but you couldn't tell....
Next day I went back to get my wheeler out, the front tires were on 18" of ice the back on slim ice when it and we went down. A matter of a 6x6 foot shanty area of thin ice with 18" all around.
You want to drive a truck out now? Point is it is never "safe" and always at your own risk.
Yes I see other driving out, but I have also seen people jump off of a bridge but I'm not lining up to do it.. If you do drive out remember to keep your windows open and don't wear a seat belt. That way you only lose your truck/car if something happens and not your life.
I'm not preaching. Just a story to remind people the ice is never "safe". We don't need to have a loss of life over a fish and "ease" of access. Just remember the young man and his young son that lost their lives on bago a few years back.. It is closer to home as my wife knew the man from school. Tragic accident.