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Lake: Boyd Lake

Ice? Can't seem to get a consistantly response

Post By: Harley fisher      Posted: 2/11/2019 5:09:49 PM     Points: 992    
Called Boyd Lake today, wanted to know about the ice at the jet ski ramp. Got several different responses from 2 and a 1/2 to 5". The problem is they are depending on the fisherman to tell them the ice conditions and not measuring anything themselves. Would like to know what the ice thickness I is by the jet ski ramp out past the ledge about 20 yards, or about 30 yes from shore or so. Does anybody have any updates for me? Thanks
 Reply by: 76bronco      Posted: Feb. 11, 5:34:24 PM     Points: 2452    
2 and a half and up to 5 is pretty accurate the ice is pretty speratic and there are things areas around there if you're not familiar with were it's been opening up hopefully this helps.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Feb. 11, 5:52:48 PM     Points: 26839    
In the age of liability and lawsuits no one is going to say ďitís safe, go for itĒ because all it takes is one person falling in and a dirtbag lawyer and now someone itís screwed. We have had a roller coaster of weather, ice is variable and never should be called safe. Even if they said itís good to go, I still wouldnít walk out blindly.

Only real way you are going to know is to put on a PFD, be prepared for the worst, grab a spud bar, say a prayer and find out on your own.

There isnít a fish in that one worth a polar plunge for me... if itís worth it to you, please be careful. And as the skipper for that lake, I can tell you I wonít approve any report saying itís safe. Feel free to include ice thickness and conditions. Iíll give you all the points I can... but no one should call ice safe.
 Reply by: Salmon Slayer      Posted: Feb. 12, 1:20:20 PM     Points: 1282    
^^^ yeah that times 10.
 Reply by: fishthumpre      Posted: Feb. 12, 3:11:11 PM     Points: 188    
Just walked by the marina. 3 or 4 folks out past the boat ramp, and several others fishing about 50 feet out from the jet ski ramp. Um, I just kept walking, and telling myself Boyd opens for boating March 1.