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Here is a chart that tells how much weight can go on they ice at certain thicknesses.

Ice Thickness Chart
 

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Actually I don't feel comfortable on the ice until there is 8"
we still talking about ice fishing here?:D

Seiously I'll fish with 6 strong inches of ice, after a nice cold spell.
 

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Problem is even if there is safe ice on most of the water you have areas that are thinner.
We had 2 high school kids go through the ice across the street from my house a few nights ago. The ice must have been pretty safe as there was people on it for a few days. But these 2 were just walking around and through it they went.
The guy got out but couldn't get the girl out. He got help ASAP. I guess she held on to the edge of the ice.
The first patrol unit to arrive went out and reached her with a hockey stick. That was enough for him to pull her up onto the ice and grab her. [up]
Trajedy avoided, but barely. It only takes one small area to start going and it just escalates.

Be careful out there.;)
 
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