- Feb 18, 2015
Where do I begin!? We get to the boat ramp and in order to get to the lake you have to drive up a creek. Well this “creek” was a solid sheet of ice. I back the boat in thinking ok the weight of the boat will break this ice. I try rolling up the creek but the trolling motor isn’t enoug to break ice, so I crank the big motor “9.9 Mercury” and hammer down..So as me and my fishing partner head up through this ice the big motor is helping break through, all sounds fine and dandy. I start noticing the ice ahead looks whiter which means thicker.. I end up beaching the boat on the ice, reversing and making a new path, the whole time all that is running through my mind is the titanic lol, this was wild solid ice and breaking through with my flat bottom for 300+ yards... finally get into the lake and we caught around 100 and broughtt 81 of these tasty suckers to the boat!