traveling on ice
2/23/16 @ 8:24 AM
3/7/16 @ 11:36 AM
3/5/16 @ 3:43 PM
Atv all the way. I've buried a quad and buried a sled in the slush before, quads much easier to get out if you find yourself in that situation. And in my personal experiences, quads suffer far less issues mechanical wise than sleds. Get a 4x4 for sure, theres not much you can't get through with a good fourwheeler. I just bought a brand new 2013 Honda Rubicon 500 4x4 last october and it's the best money I've ever spent. Aside from deep mud last fall, I haven't been able to get mine stuck...Yet. The 2 pics attached are from several years ago in the U.P. when I lived there. The sled sunk in the slush and we tried for 3 hours to get it out before the belt got wet and the track wouldnt budge, calling a friend in the area and he towed us out with his sled. The water trail pic was from my grandfather's quad, that we got out by backing up and plowing ahead over and over for about 10 minutes.
2/24/16 @ 10:38 AM
When you can't use the snowmobile due to no snow on the ice at all,you can cover a lot of distance easily on foot.
When you MUST use a snowmobile - because a quad will get stuck - all the good spots any distance from shore are yours.
Well,almost,but there's very few guys out.
2/24/16 @ 7:47 AM
ATV you can use all year if you have a place to use it all year. For ice fishing though I'd take a snowmobile in northern WI. I have an ATV and have buried it many times, it gets old. Years like this you'd be okay though, but the deep snow years you'd be screwed. Horse a piece I guess.
2/24/16 @ 12:19 AM
2/23/16 @ 5:56 PM
2/23/16 @ 5:10 PM
I'd go with the ATV. Bare ice, tire chains. I do not take mine off. Deep snow is a problem. I looked and liked what the J Wheelz had going for them. A bit spendy, but it replaces an entire snowmobile. I know they do some good deals at the St Paul Ice Show in December.
2/23/16 @ 4:20 PM
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