User Tag List

  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrassed
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Sad
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • WTF!?
  • zzz
  • Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Results 1 to 20 of 45
    1. Back To Top    #1
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Rowdie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Posts
      3,301
      NDA Points
      165,913
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      36
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,101
      Given: 3,215

      Ice Fishing MYTHS that never die.

      I'll start.

      Driving on the ice with the pickup doors open will keep it from going all the way in when you break through because the doors will catch on the ice.

      Ask me how I know.

      2 Not allowed!

    2. Back To Top    #2
      Silver Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      61
      NDA Points
      4,098
      NDA Level
      26
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 28
      Given: 74
      Not good. Where did this happen?

      0 Not allowed!

    3. Back To Top    #3
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Sad
       
      lunkerslayer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Cavalier, ND
      Posts
      5,721
      NDA Points
      435,003
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,156
      Given: 2,486
      This.should be good let me get my popcorn

      0 Not allowed!
      Democrats "We're not evil. We're just incompetent."

    4. Back To Top    #4
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Rowdie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Posts
      3,301
      NDA Points
      165,913
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      36
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,101
      Given: 3,215
      Quote Originally Posted by nytebyte View Post
      Not good. Where did this happen?

      1997 late ice.....Long long story.....I've told it before

      - - - Updated - - -

      BTW we only had one door open so maybe it works....but having been in the truck and feeling the force of it, I highly doubt it. Partners door slammed back hurting his foot.

      - - - Updated - - -

      BTW we only had one door open so maybe it works....but having been in the truck and feeling the force of it, I highly doubt it. Partners door slammed back hurting his foot.

      0 Not allowed!

    5. Back To Top    #5
      VIP Member
      Outside
       
      Mood:
      WTF!?
       
      Rut2much's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Devils lake
      Posts
      892
      NDA Points
      135,308
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,073
      Given: 2,134
      Name:  92176E82-FA64-4133-95F7-388995B6A1F5.jpg
Views: 1412
Size:  36.0 KB
      My excuse to go coyote hunting

      1 Not allowed!

    6. Back To Top    #6
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      3Roosters's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Location
      Devils Lake
      Posts
      1,879
      NDA Points
      40,841
      NDA Level
      88
      Report Entries
      3
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,842
      Given: 2,025
      Shoulda been here yesterday

      2 Not allowed!

    7. Back To Top    #7
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      bucksnbears's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Moorhead
      Posts
      676
      NDA Points
      19,131
      NDA Level
      60
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 869
      Given: 14
      I doesn't matter what food you eat whilst fishing in an overnight sleeper house with others.
      Beer/smoked salmon,cheese n oysters will not be of any consequences

      0 Not allowed!

    8. Back To Top    #8
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      SDMF's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Posts
      4,441
      NDA Points
      60,555
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 5,956
      Given: 299
      Classifieds
      1
      The "Night Bite".

      Someone oughta just say, "Hey, let's stay in the house and drink beer (Whiskey/rum/TQ/etc) rather than drive off of the ice to go somewhere else to drink beer.

      3 Not allowed!
      This has been like listening to Nancy Pelosi argue with Ozzy Osborne.

    9. Back To Top    #9
      VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Sluggo's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Location
      Bismarck
      Posts
      994
      NDA Points
      97,392
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      17
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,657
      Given: 2,129
      Classifieds
      1
      When pike fishing is slow, it’s because they lost their teeth.

      7 Not allowed!

    10. Back To Top    #10
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      guywhofishes's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Little Minneapolis, ND
      Posts
      11,920
      NDA Points
      385,579
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      2
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 17,842
      Given: 15,842
      when I’m doing an overnight I try pretty hard not to give myself “the grizzlies” the next morning

      nothing quite as miserable as the trots whilst nursing a hangover

      - - - Updated - - -

      w/out a comfy crapper

      2 Not allowed!
      If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
      ~Doug Larson

    11. Back To Top    #11
      VIP Member
      Outside
       
      Mood:
      WTF!?
       
      Rut2much's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Devils lake
      Posts
      892
      NDA Points
      135,308
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,073
      Given: 2,134
      "There's safe ice"

      0 Not allowed!

    12. Back To Top    #12
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      Sad
       
      lunkerslayer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Cavalier, ND
      Posts
      5,721
      NDA Points
      435,003
      NDA Level
      100
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 3,156
      Given: 2,486
      Quote Originally Posted by 3Roosters View Post
      Shoulda been here yesterday
      Do tell

      0 Not allowed!
      Democrats "We're not evil. We're just incompetent."

    13. Back To Top    #13
      VIP Member
      No more adulting for me
      today...
       
      Mood:
      Meh
       
      BP338's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      North Dakota
      Posts
      991
      NDA Points
      210,246
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      3
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 2,584
      Given: 2,897
      One of my buddies refuses to go ice fishing because of his fear of the ice. He doesn't much like the cold either. But after a little poking he told me that a long time ago (before social media communication conveniences...) his friend talked him into going with them. They drove out and drilled a hole to find out that they had drained the lake and the water was about 5-6 feet below the 3 feet of ice they had just driven on with their 3/4 ton ford...


      I had to believe him because of my lack of ice fishing wisdom. Anyone hear of stuff like this? Is it possible?

      0 Not allowed!
      "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
      Teddy Roosevelt

    14. Back To Top    #14
      Gold Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Jul 2016
      Posts
      185
      NDA Points
      3,517
      NDA Level
      24
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 206
      Given: 82
      Quote Originally Posted by BP338 View Post
      One of my buddies refuses to go ice fishing because of his fear of the ice. He doesn't much like the cold either. But after a little poking he told me that a long time ago (before social media communication conveniences...) his friend talked him into going with them. They drove out and drilled a hole to find out that they had drained the lake and the water was about 5-6 feet below the 3 feet of ice they had just driven on with their 3/4 ton ford...



      I had to believe him because of my lack of ice fishing wisdom. Anyone hear of stuff like this? Is it possible?
      Impossible. Ice floats.

      0 Not allowed!

    15. Back To Top    #15
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Allen's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Lincoln, kinda...
      Posts
      3,488
      NDA Points
      57,199
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      9
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 4,210
      Given: 1,637
      Quote Originally Posted by dblkluk View Post
      Impossible. Ice floats.

      While ice does indeed float, there's also what's called ice bridging. Basically, it happens when a reservoir is lowered after ice cover is developed, the ice in the middle of the lake is floating on top of the water, but as you get close to shore, thick ice will sometimes "bridge" from the shoreline to where it is floating on top of the water some distance from shore. Now, 5-6 ft would be an awful lot of bridging, certainly more than I have ever witnessed and would only ever be seen next to a very steep drop off on a reservoir that has been lowered by at LEAST 5-6 ft since ice cover developed. Nonetheless, the ice surface would likely be so steep as to give you a clue that something is amiss. In general, the water in the hole should be down about 10% of the overall ice thickness for it to be properly floating on the water. So if the ice is 10 inches thick and without a heavy snow cover on the lake, the water level should be about an inch below the surface of a freshly drilled fishing hole. If the water level is more than 10% of the ice thickness below the surface of the ice, it is being bridged to some extent.

      This was the primary reason Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs had their access restricted during the 2019-2020 winter.

      We often see the unlevel ice at access points on our bigger reservoirs (Sak and Oahe), but don't really think much about it as we drive down the boat ramps to get on the lake. Needless to say, the transition from unlevel ice to that floating on the water is the danger point as ice without water support isn't very strong for its thickness as it requires its buoyancy to help hold vehicles up and keep them from falling through.

      Thankfully, it is very rare that we see reservoirs needing to be lowered 5-6 ft over the course of a winter. Most tend to go into winter with 3 ft or less of water that needs to be discharged over the course of winter.

      5 Not allowed!
      Last edited by Allen; 01-11-2021 at 09:52 AM.
      "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself." Mark Twain, speaking on Congress.

    16. Back To Top    #16
      Premium Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Oct 2019
      Posts
      244
      NDA Points
      18,155
      NDA Level
      58
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 264
      Given: 29
      Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
      While ice does indeed float, there's also what's called ice bridging. Basically, it happens when a reservoir is lowered after ice cover is developed, the ice in the middle of the lake is floating on top of the water, but as you get close to shore, thick ice will sometimes "bridge" from the shoreline to where it is floating on top of the water some distance from shore. Now, 5-6 ft would be an awful lot of bridging, certainly more than I have ever witnessed and would only ever be seen next to a very steep drop off on a reservoir that has been lowered by at LEAST 5-6 ft since ice cover developed. Nonetheless, the ice surface would likely be so steep as to give you a clue that something is amiss. In general, the water in the hole should be down about 10% of the overall ice thickness for it to be properly floating on the water. So if the ice is 10 inches thick and without a heavy snow cover on the lake, the water level should be about an inch below the surface of a freshly drilled fishing hole. If the water level is more than 10% of the ice thickness below the surface of the ice, it is being bridged to some extent.

      This was the primary reason Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs had their access restricted during the 2019-2020 winter.

      We often see the unlevel ice at access points on our bigger reservoirs (Sak and Oahe), but don't really think much about it as we drive down the boat ramps to get on the lake. Needless to say, the transition from unlevel ice to that floating on the water is the danger point as ice without water support isn't very strong for its thickness as it requires its buoyancy to help hold vehicles up and keep them from falling through.

      Thankfully, it is very rare that we see reservoirs needing to be lowered 5-6 ft over the course of a winter. Most tend to go into winter with 3 ft or less of water that needs to be discharged over the course of winter.

      I remember reading in Outdoor Life, the This happened to me section, A guy talked about walking on ice and breaking thru and falling to the creek or river below. He said water had receded and he was 5 ft below the ice. and had to walk quite a distance to get out of his ice cave. This had to be back in the mid 70's

      2 Not allowed!

    17. Back To Top    #17
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      JayKay's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Southeast Bismarck
      Posts
      2,802
      NDA Points
      217,104
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      7
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 5,320
      Given: 7,756
      Quote Originally Posted by lunkerslayer View Post
      Do tell
      I think he meant that a common myth you hear over and over is: You Should have been here yesterday..

      2 Not allowed!
      Me, to Shadrap65:
      "What the heck kinda line you got on?!"
      Shadrap65, to me:
      "Fish catchin' line, son!"

    18. Back To Top    #18
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Allen's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2015
      Location
      Lincoln, kinda...
      Posts
      3,488
      NDA Points
      57,199
      NDA Level
      100
      Report Entries
      9
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 4,210
      Given: 1,637
      Quote Originally Posted by 1lessdog View Post
      I remember reading in Outdoor Life, the This happened to me section, A guy talked about walking on ice and breaking thru and falling to the creek or river below. He said water had receded and he was 5 ft below the ice. and had to walk quite a distance to get out of his ice cave. This had to be back in the mid 70's

      It's tough to imagine any ND river freezing in 5+ ft above it's mid-winter flow levels, maybe the James did last year. So I would hazard a guess that was a pool on some stream in a faraway locale. It would certainly be a scary deal though.

      0 Not allowed!
      "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself." Mark Twain, speaking on Congress.

    19. Back To Top    #19
      Ultimate VIP Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Enslow's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2015
      Posts
      2,437
      NDA Points
      8,488
      NDA Level
      39
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 1,682
      Given: 36
      Wisconsin fisherman HAVE teeth.

      4 Not allowed!

    20. Back To Top    #20
      Member
      No Current Status
       
      Mood:
      ----
       

      Join Date
      Feb 2020
      Location
      Wisconsin
      Posts
      17
      NDA Points
      2,318
      NDA Level
      19
      Thumbs Up
      Received: 24
      Given: 7
      If you lose a fish in the hole, slap the water and it will come back to the top.

      1 Not allowed!

    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  


    About Nodak Angler

      NodakAngler is a community of outdoors enthusiasts. Our primary focus is to provide a great place for North Dakota sportsmen to gather, discuss, and participate. All are welcome.

    Business & Contact

    Follow us on

    Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube