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Post Posted: 03:04pm - Jan 31,19 
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A friend sent me these pics of these icebergs seen floating off the beach in Zion. Crazy stuff!

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Post Posted: 03:55pm - Jan 31,19 
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Ahhh ,,,time for a little "Salmon slalom trolling"

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Post Posted: 04:06pm - Jan 31,19 
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I think I see Storm Warning out there in the second picture :rotflmao

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Post Posted: 05:24pm - Jan 31,19 
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Cool! Pun intended. Kinda spooky looking. How are they forming? Are they just bunching up on the shore?

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Post Posted: 06:04pm - Jan 31,19 
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Hey Fletch. Definitely spooky and somewhat wicked looking. We try to get out whenever the lake will let us in the winter and I'd sure hate to find one of those in our path. My guess is they were big chunks that formed along shore from waves that broke off from warmer water upwelling and were pushed offshore by the strong west winds yesterday. Just a guess though...

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Post Posted: 12:36am - Feb 1,19 
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its the ones under the surface that got me. Sliding off one while in a boat was an odd experience !

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Post Posted: 08:19am - Feb 2,19 
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It may look nice but you should not go walking on the shore ice . When they come together they leave holes between them and snow covers the hole and you can fall into the lake between the icebergs with no way to get out.There has been lost life this way so be careful. Some of the size can be up to 25 feet tall or more. Happy Ground Hog Day! Al

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Post Posted: 08:35am - Feb 2,19 
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THE SPOT wrote:
It may look nice but you should not go walking on the shore ice . When they come together they leave holes between them and snow covers the hole and you can fall into the lake between the icebergs with no way to get out.There has been lost life this way so be careful. Some of the size can be up to 25 feet tall or more. Happy Ground Hog Day! Al

Very true, Al. I've been up in Silver City in the U.P. Michigan snowmobiling, and saw chunks of ice twice the size of those in the pictures on the Lake Superior shores. If you fell between them you would never get back out by yourself.

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Post Posted: 01:43pm - Feb 2,19 
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Was down at il beach in Zion at noon today. The lake shore line is like your second picture,the size of icebergs are large they are held to shore by clear ice thats full of cracks from moving water.This is looking north or south as far as you can see mile or two it blocks how far you can see. The nuke plant cooling towers are gone the only thing you can see is the bottom may be 50 ft high , will change the way you look to see where your at when fishing from a boat. No more fishing of the nuke!

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Post Posted: 02:17pm - Feb 2,19 
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Holy cow, I didn't know they were coming down this winter! Thank you for your investigative report, Al. I can't wait to see the new view from the lake!

Muskyman, that had to have made you pucker up a bit :shock

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Post Posted: 12:50pm - Feb 6,19 
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tinyfisher wrote:
I think I see Storm Warning out there in the second picture :rotflmao



Maybe not this year. Hopefully boat will be in the shop getting new motors if they come in. This spring was interesting launching 12,000lbs at pastrick with a iced up ramp. Found if you go down the ramp a bit sideways you will catch areas with little between the tire tracks. Then you have the ice on the deck that makes things interesting on the water. Was worth it. Fishing was great.

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Post Posted: 01:02pm - Feb 6,19 
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Storm Warning wrote:
tinyfisher wrote:
I think I see Storm Warning out there in the second picture :rotflmao



Maybe not this year. Hopefully boat will be in the shop getting new motors if they come in. This spring was interesting launching 12,000lbs at pastrick with a iced up ramp. Found if you go down the ramp a bit sideways you will catch areas with little between the tire tracks. Then you have the ice on the deck that makes things interesting on the water. Was worth it. Fishing was great.



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Post Posted: 01:10pm - Feb 6,19 
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No ice visable on the lake in Racine over the weekend.
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Storm Warning wrote:
Maybe not this year. Hopefully boat will be in the shop getting new motors if they come in. This spring was interesting launching 12,000lbs at pastrick with a iced up ramp. Found if you go down the ramp a bit sideways you will catch areas with little between the tire tracks. Then you have the ice on the deck that makes things interesting on the water. Was worth it. Fishing was great.


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