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TrollingForWalleye
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2/10/16 3:47 PM CST
Maybe the cracks are from the dams being open and the water level changing under the ice? Just a thought!. End yau ale hav a save fiching ceazon>...LOL

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2/10/16 3:26 PM CST
@Sheboygan - It's a fishing forum, not a spelling bee or essay contest. I don't think anyone is grading anyone except on potential fishing knowledge. As long as he's not abusing anyone or degrading the forum, there really shouldn't be an issue. Bad day on the ice?

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2/10/16 3:01 PM CST
Gillripper,

Not sure what you are saying is entirely correct. Most cracks occur during "early ice" and are mostly due to wind conditions. Ice that is bound securely to shore has an affect as well.

http://lakeice.squarespace.com/contraction-cracks/

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2/10/16 2:24 PM CST
Hey Spear god, Ever hear of spell check?

The spear God
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2/10/16 1:04 PM CST
Ok so when I put my uncle ricks beer bottles on the ice and they freeze they blow up aka expansion. Enough wit dat can anyone tell me if the water under the ice is clearin up? I hope so me and Rick are going to get a big one this yeast I can feel it!!!! Can't wait til Friday to cut wholes

Gillripper
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2/10/16 11:29 AM CST
It's pretty simple physics actually. Google "ice contraction and expansion" or "Thermal expansion" Think about the shoves that buckle up on the lake.... they break and push up to relive pushing expansion. The opposite happens when the ice cools and contracts, you get a crack that opens up like in the picture below.

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2/10/16 11:15 AM CST
I've never heard of ice shrinking except when it's melting. ..I always thought ice expanded?

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2/10/16 10:16 AM CST
Do they have additional bridges they will put out in light of this new crack? Lots of people on the ice this weekend and would hate to hear of anything bad happening.

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2/10/16 9:24 AM CST
I'll be fishing bago pretty steady getting ready for battle on bago. Any other guys doing battle wanna team up just P.m. me on here and we will go from there. Ill tell you if i am on the fish or what is working. tight lines !

Gillripper
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2/10/16 9:04 AM CST
With the cold snap the ice will contract. Which will make these cracks open everywhere. Go slow be careful.

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2/10/16 9:04 AM CST
Yes it crosses the main road

Thefishburglar
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2/10/16 9:00 AM CST
Does that crack cross the main road than?

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2/10/16 8:50 AM CST
We drove off the center bridge approximately 500 yards offshore is the crack it runs north to south there are Christmas trees down we decided to go to the right BE CARFUL once we got over it was fine

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2/10/16 8:46 AM CST
hey walleye_guy where were you from merritt when you hit this crack I've been out there the last couple days both off of merritt and didn't run into anything remotely sketchy. let alone a crack like this thanks for the heads up..

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2/10/16 8:39 AM CST
Yikes! How far out is that? North or south of the road?

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