Here is a few pictures of a rescue that took place 12/18 near picard point on the eastside. The ice is not ready on the main lake obviously.
NEED COLD WEATHER!!!
Looks to me that those guys were damn lucky! WOW.
You will not last long in that kind of water and ice!
Thanks Doug for the report and heads up.
Ice fishing is heaven on earth......
Here's what the lake looks like to aliens.
The guys were fishing around the Lakeside Reef area. They parked their ATVs by shore on Picard Point and walked out from there. The wind picked up during the time they were out there and opened up a crack 40+ feet wide. They guys walked up and down the crack trying to find a place to cross, but it went as far as we could see both North and South. They got the men and their equipment off with the hovercraft.
Humana Insurance Representative-Brainerd and Mille Lacs Area
Obviously the lake ice is crazy right now. Stay safe.
We gotta get one of those hovercraft for early ice fishing ?
Nice 'alien view' picture of the lake. Be careful guys. Maybe I wil just buy some walleye fingers auntil this ice ever locks in on the lake.
What site do you get the pics from space from? Handy tool for knowing if the lake is truely locked up or not! Thanks
The folks at mnlakecams here have it. Here's the link:
Here's a link that wil give you daily updates. You need to go to our area (USA 3 I think) and click that. Once it comes up, click the 250 zoom. You can then pan around. You may also go back a long ways by days.
Here is the negative press report and comments on the Brainberd Dispatch today:
Th rescure reportedly involved 2 fire departmenst and State patrol with helkicopter.
Over 20 fisherman were reported as recued.
We have thin ice and cracks. People MUST respect Mille Lacs or you will die!
Way to tell it MM!!
It's on all the TV news reports about the 20 people. Geezzzzzzzz Wait til the ice reports say it's safe...no fish is worth your life!