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    Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake


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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    It's a good thing Storm Lake is as shallow as it is b/c they could probably touch bottom, especially if they were close to shore.


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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    I don't really consider this news, since trucks fall through the ice up here regularly.....
    But, who is dumb enough to try driving on Storm Lake right now? People aren't even driving on the lakes up here in Minnesota yet. (except for the ones that fell through)



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    I don't really consider this news, since trucks fall through the ice up here regularly.....
    But, who is dumb enough to try driving on Storm Lake right now? People aren't even driving on the lakes up here in Minnesota yet. (except for the ones that fell through)
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    Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
    Ice thickness on Storm Lake is around 3 to 4 inches out in the main basin with areas of open water. Ice is approaching 15 inches thick near the inlet where most of the fishing is taking place. White Bass - Good: Large white bass are being caught by anglers targeting walleye. There is fast action for the white bass when schools move through and then it slows down until another big school comes by. Crappie - Fair: Some nice sized crappie are being caught around the inlet area. Yellow Perch - Slow: Anglers pick up yellow perch on occasion when fishing walleye. Not a lot of perch get caught, but the ones that do are 9 to 11 inches. Walleye - Good: Anglers have been targeting the inlet and Frank Starr Park. A live minnow fished right off the bottom has been working well, or try using a super duper and a minnow head. Evenings and mornings have been the best. Daily bag limit at Storm Lake is 3 walleye: all 17 to 22 inch walleye must be immediately released, only one walleye over 22 inches may be kept.
    Ice Thickness and Strength for Various Loads

    15" ice should support almost any truck that anyone would drive out there.


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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Is something like this covered by insurance?



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Clone View Post
    Is something like this covered by insurance?
    Insurance covers stupidity.



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Back in the day, we used to drive on the ice all the time without incident. But, back then, Ice was stronger, and colder..........


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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
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    Ice Thickness and Strength for Various Loads

    15" ice should support almost any truck that anyone would drive out there.
    Probably found a hole where it wasn't 15" thick.



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Clone View Post
    Is something like this covered by insurance?
    Once. After that the owner is liable.



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Kind of surprised you'd be able to drive a truck on Storm Lake this early in the year, figured it would be until mid-January. Guess he may have been a bit early.



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by clone52 View Post
    Probably found a hole where it wasn't 15" thick.
    Holes are usually how one falls through ice


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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Holes are usually how one falls through ice
    Actually, I think it is the force of gravity.



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Actually, I think it is the force of gravity.
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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
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    Ice Thickness and Strength for Various Loads

    15" ice should support almost any truck that anyone would drive out there.
    I know people do it all the time, but 15" of ice means nothing near an inlet to a lake. Flowing water means you will have a high probability of holes due to turbulence causing uneven freezing. Dumb move.



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    Re: Truck Falls Through the Ice on Storm Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    Insurance covers stupidity.



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