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Formerly Venomous Green Duck. Join Date: Nov. 2004 # of posts: 17,867.
I'm in the Windy City bitches and it's windy!
The wind whipping up under the eaves of the house and into the attic made the place sound like a bad harmonica.
I just looked out my front window and saw my garbage bin in the middle of the street. Had to go out and gather up my bags of garbage, put them back in the bin and roll it back up to the house.
"Here that Bubbles? It's the whispering winds of shit."
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
Webcam from the pier in Holland. On the right hand side of the site, click on the Weather Station link in order to see the top MPH wind gust speed from last night.
The Holland Harbor Lighthouse is an integral part of the history of the Holland Harbor. A stormy history it is, indeed, filled with disappointment countered by determination.
I've been out 6 times already, what are you waiting for?!
Hoping to be back out by Thursday or Friday provided the forecasted temps stay the same.
It was obnoxious here in Waterford last night. Power was flickering on and off for a few hours in the middle of the night.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
I am hoping with these temps that we will actually have some solid ice. I don't go out unless there is a good 5".
I live on the 29th floor, not a lot to block the wind here, my bed was shaking last night from the stronger gusts
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Holy crap. 121 mph?
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
It tore about 2/3s of the roof off an old barn by my house last night.
This. Going under the ice is not a way I'm willing to go out. My cousin broke through and dug himself out with his picks last year...he was one tool away from leaving three kids and a loving wife behind. Close call, scary stuff. He was by himself and nearly hypothermic when he got home.
Granted, some shallower lakes are good to go...no way are you catching me out on the ice I've seen by me, though. Hell, the swans are still hanging out in the open water in the middle. Something bad happens every year. Don't let it happen to you.
Telephone poles just up the road from me, about 4 hours ago.
high winds cause power outages
This post was edited by Floyd Robertson 18 months ago
Join Date: 06-12-2001 RCMB vBull #32 # Total Posts: 35,866
Anyone on lakeshore confirm this?
Everyone be careful out there on your scissor lifts.
Holy shit. That's about 2 miles away. The winds are whipping but I didn't think they were bad enough to take down poles. Glad the utilities are mostly underground in my area
Agreed, I have never fallen through and I don't plan on it. I never go out by myself and I never go out unless there are a good amount of people in the area. Some people are pretty dumb when it comes to ice fishing. Hell for the price of minnows you can buy a pound of walleye or perch. I am out in Waterford, and obviously there are a ton of lakes out here and same thing. They will be fishing a hundred yards away from open water. My dad lives on the lake and I am headed over there this afternoon for dinner, so I might bring the auger out and check the thickness.
And yeah those picks are lifesavers, hell all it takes is a spearing hole that is barely frozen over and you are in the drink.
I never understood why when Ryan was widened 10-12 years ago they didn't bury all that.
When the Coast Guard finds their bodies we can search for notes that confirm wind speed.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
I've never been ice fishing, so maybe this Q doesn't make sense, but why not tie yourself to a secure, independent lifeline in case you go under (especially if fishing alone)?
Played many rounds on that old 9-hole course that is now condos just north of where the poles went down.
This post was edited by The Pantry 18 months ago
Me too. I hated the 50 degree January days. My fry pan needs some bluegill and perch.
I fish on Saginaw Bay, which is much much more dangerous than inland lakes so I know all about being careful. A strong offshore wind and you can be in Canada. My 6 trips so far this year were all in water shallower than 6 ft. Ice was anywhere from 2-3" the first few trips to upwards of 6" in the last trip before the warm spell. Havent been out since the 6th.
Perching was good until the crowds showed up then the fish scattered and turned off. Hoping this First Ice part II will be much the same. Biggest average size perch I've seen in years. Saginaw River is loaded with fish and freezing over every night....wont be long.
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