Thanks Yooper. I should be good then i do have 4wd on my wheeler
Red River/Dycksville bay of Green Bay
Me and a buddy fell through the bay over a mile out from Geano’s Beach In February on a snowmobile. Just at daybreak. I jumped left and he jumped right, sled went down outta sight with all the gear that would sink.
Trying to struggle to stay horizontal in the water and get on the wet breaking ice I had a moment where I realized this is how I was gonna die. Not cool.
Then my friend said he put his feet down and he could touch bottom. It was a sand bar and about 5.5’ of water, over a mile out. I never thought I’d be able to touch out that far.
We eventually got on the ice again and walked back to Geanos soaked, frozen, and in shock.
The moving water under ice hits sand bar and is directly eating away at the bottom of the ice cover. It happens everywhere, even on small lakes, in February.
Rather than relying on what strangers say online about ice thickness, check it yourself. Get out of the truck and drill holes along the path you wanna go, then make the educated decision on driving out there. Logic can prevent tragedy.
You had 8 to 12 inches in one area the bay is huge and things can change quick please do not give people a false sense of confidence. When you come on here and tell people 8 to 12 inches some people will take that and run with it that can get people in trouble.
MOON PHASE (97%)
11° - 15° F
Ice was plenty good for atvs/snow mobile. Had 8-12" a mile out. Sandcarp was not out there today.
Bite was OK. Finished with a limit of whitefish in 4 hours.