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I drilled close to shore and had about 7" of ice. Walked some more, had 5", walked some more and the auger only made a couple turns before falling through :shock: So I stepped back a bit and drilled, same thing, stepped back a bit and drilled again and same thing... got this hole about 7 paces closer to shore than I had already been... 1" of ice. Just two or three steps back from this hole is where I had 5"....















So I fished on the 5" briefly in 6 FOW and caught a small pike.





I was tied to shore the whole time, but still I'm very lucky I didn't go through.

Lesson: DO NOT go on the ice in the city where there's open water. (Duh) Ice changes FAST.

This moron's definitely gotta get an Arctic Armour suit soon.
 

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Yeah, the ice in the city is totally different than anywhere else,, past the Provencher Bridge the other day and there was open water all over,, Be careful if venturing out.
 

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All the ice inside the Perimeter is sketchy at best with all the discharges into the river.Glad you took precautions before venturing out.
 
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Ice in the city is dangerous all year. Like BB said all the inlets, streams, city discharge etc. The ice fluctuates fast and very dangerously.
 

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Amazing how much thicker it can be such a short distance away.
 
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