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Lake: Parvin Lake

Danger at parvin

Post By: TADA32      Posted: 3/10/2019 6:03:55 PM     Points: 9722    
So went out fishing today. Started out great. Started to move around the first island to the back side and boom. I fell through a monster hole in the ice. About 4 foot wide.
When i finally got composed i noticed it was all cut out by an auger. There was enough crusted snow on top to hide it. I could barely see an outline where a hut sat on top. Someone was sight fishing out on parvin.
When i move further around the island i noticed 3 more sight holes not covered in snow due to it being more open. I was lucky to have my ice picks with me and the fact that it wasnt super deep. Could have ended bad. Ice was 2 feet around me made it a little difficult to get out. If anyone goes out be careful.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Mar. 10, 6:11:41 PM     Points: 31    
Thank God you are alive! I have been ice fishing for 45 years and never had an emergency like that--especially alone. If you kept on walking around the lake after that you are a true hardcore fisherman. Whew!
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: Mar. 10, 6:25:01 PM     Points: 740    
Wow, scary stuff for sure, glad you're all right!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Mar. 10, 6:30:24 PM     Points: 47406    
For everyone, if you see people doing that please report them. I believe 10 inches is the larges hole we can make in the ice. Super dangerous. Glad your prepared. Lots of little kids fish on the lakes in that area as there good put and take stocker lakes.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Mar. 10, 6:31:49 PM     Points: 5015    
That's crazy. Glad you are alright. Besides being illegal they should have tried to at least tried to mark it off with something. Some people.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: Mar. 10, 6:35:42 PM     Points: 9722    
I did continue to fish for a little bit but the cold got to me once it started to snow. I would agree with goose and keep an eye open on dowdy and west just in case.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Mar. 10, 7:06:49 PM     Points: 2033    
What’s wrong with people? It seems like there’s just no shortage of stupid!
(Not YOU TADA...people cutting huge holes!)
 Reply by: randog      Posted: Mar. 10, 10:47:52 PM     Points: 1649    
I think you fell in the layer of slush/ ice befor the real ice. I was out there Saturday did not see anything like that. Or any one sight fishing around the island. I did drill three holes with an ten inch auger mutiple locatons. None of thwm overlapped well with in the regs. But i did bust out the crusty slush around it. So all in all you just fell through the crust layer which was 2 foot.in some spots.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: Mar. 11, 6:25:46 AM     Points: 9722    
Randog i would say it sure looked like sight holes to me. Cause the whole perimeter was cut by an auger. Every place i drilled never ran into 2 foot of slush. If i did fall through just crusty slush then there was no ice below it. Cause i fell through with no resistance, and when you are by yourself in deep water it sucks.
It's hard to believe 2 foot of slush at parvin. I have been fishing that lake for a long time and never ran into that mainly due to the fact that lake doesn't usually get that way. If what I fell through are your areas, then that's is really messed up. Could have died luckily didn't. The other spots that were just like that did not have 2 foot of slush around them as well.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: Mar. 12, 7:05:28 AM     Points: 1816    
I came up on a very large rectangular hole on Granby one day. It had just skim ice on it.... and it looked very scary. A man would surely plunge right into that. People do dumb things...
 Reply by: tdsis      Posted: Mar. 18, 8:05:47 AM     Points: 130    
Went to Parvin 3/17...only ones on the ice...10-14 inches covered with
2-3 inches of slush, covered by 4-5 inches of snow most places. Stayed
in first cove...caught a little bit of everything from 10" to 15" . Caught 15 between 3 of us...mostly in the 10:00am to 12:00 time period.... pink/white seemed to be the color. Both dead sticking and jigging...