On Lake Of The Woods
The winter has it's fascination for the sports fisherman. He just can't wait for the big one to grab the end of his line. There may be a time that what he pulls from the lake may not be what he originally went after. Below is a group of photos showing what he pulled 0ut from the ---Lake Of The Woods.
NOTE; --- Lake Of The Woods is located on the Northwest border of the province of Ontario, Canada --- the Southeast border of the province of Manitoba, Canada, and the Northern border of the state of Minnesota, USA.
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You just can't put a price tag on fun! This local fisherman was crossing an ice ridge this winter, about 2 miles out in the lake from Springsteel Island (near Warroad).
Crossing pressure ridges
isn't entirely uncommon in this part of the world; they're usually frozen pretty solid this time of year, but then we haven't had much for real cold temps
during the first part of this winter either! Fortunately for this guy, there was a bit of an underwater ridge that kept him from going all the way down!
and body parts aren't as tough as they used to be, and the price of a fish dinner just went up, way
The deep watery grave did not win this one.
NOTE --- The photographer is unknown to me, but the photos are to his credit, whom ever he may be.
I cannot quote laws from different parts of the world, but in my area the moment you put the wheels of your vehicle off shore (on frozen water) your insurance is null and void until it is back on land. Check with your insurance company first before heading out on the ice..
This lake is called Lake Scugog, and is in the South Central Province of Ontario, Canada.
This is an older mid 1980's GMC pick-up truck, and was figured to be worth about $1,000. It sat in Lake Scugog for about 4 weeks, and it cost $3,500 to get it out. It would have been a lot cheaper to just go to the local I.G.A. grocery store and buy a fish.
These Photos belong to Don Adams of Ontario, Canada.
If you have any photos of vehicles breaking through the ice on the (supposedly) frozen lakes, drop me a note and have them displayed here.
----------- William (Diesel Gypsy) Weatherstone RETURN TO HOME PAGE