The ice on my lil pond in Mass. is safe i was out there with a buddy and we shoveled a nice area to play hockey and some areas we plan on ice fishing later this week.
Ice In Mass.
Posted January 02 2013 - 10:28 AM
be careful the ice around my house in ma isnt safe enough yet it must be a real small pond
Posted January 02 2013 - 11:05 AM
Been a lot of folks ice fishing around the Oxbow area here in western MA. Not my cup of tea; I don't fish hard water.
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Posted January 02 2013 - 04:08 PM
Haha yeah, we checked if with sticks and rocks and stomped and it was good, its one of the first to freeze over around here
Posted January 03 2013 - 10:43 AM
stomping on the ice is not a fool-proof method of checking the safety/thickness of ice. spend a few extra minutes drilling, chopping or chipping a few holes to make sure you have at least 3 or 4 inches before heading out on the ice and double check near underwater springs to make sure ice is safe over them too.
Posted January 03 2013 - 05:22 PM
I just went and checked 6 inches in the thinnest we found
Posted January 13 2013 - 11:58 AM
Yeah....I'm with Tugsandpulls...1"squares and I'll fish for the olive....
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