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Is the ice safe to play on?

The ice may not be safe.

Depending on how you get on the ice.

It is said that the ice is NEVER safe.

That the thickness can vary a lot.

Today, 2 vehicles, a car and a  4 wheeler fell through the ice.

Both on the same lake.

They fell through in the same area they had been driving on a few days  ago.

Ice fishing is the big draw, but still it is not always safe.



A nice Northern pike from a few years ago.

It tasted delicious



Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • December 30 2018 04:29AM


Dear William,

That is one nice pike! Definitely careful on the ice. Not easy to fish those vehicles back out.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

I am all about caution and safety, so with that said I would be very cautious... and keep in mind I lived in Austria, Germany & Hungary were people went Ice Fishing in the winter all the time, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Good morning, William Feela why would anyone drive on a frozen lake? I've seen tents on a lake and that's bad enough.... risky business!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Morning again William.

I haven't been fishing in years.  The chances of getting me on a frozen lake is slim to none at least.  Hope you have good luck,when you go 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 1 year ago

Lakes can be tricky. I can't imagine driving on one and having the car fall through. I hope no one was hurt.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning William. Hard to be safe all the time. Then again you have to try! Some are just avid about ice fishing! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Good morning, William... I always knew there was a reason I don't get on ice or ice fish!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 1 year ago

Hello William - crazy story but stuff happens. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 1 year ago

The rain did weaken some of the top layers of ice.

The severe cold coming in a few days will make a big difference in the thickness  of the ice

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 1 year ago

William Feela - Since the time I was little, my father taught me to honor and respect Lake Michigan and never take the ice for granted. When I lived around the Chain-O-Lakes in Northern, IL so many people took chances, such as what you described. I hope you will consider doing a follow-up post on hypothermia. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 1 year ago

I've never seen a Northern Pike up close and personal.  They are a very interesting looking fish.  As for driving on ice, I can't even imagine it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Falling through ice is one of my biggest fears and I would never walk on ice. I guess being in Virginia we aren't cold enough to make the ice thick enough, so I don't trust it anywhere. Well, possibly Antartica! But, my luck, there would be a heat wave going through when I chose to walk the iced lake.

Posted by Anne Corbin, Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia (Long and Foster - Lake Anna) over 1 year ago


I remember those ice warnings from my days of living in Minnesota.  Ice was usually tested before driving on one.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago