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#2087118 - 12/06/09 07:36 AM
Fire on the ice
Lucky Dogg Offline
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where i fish up north we always have a fire to keep warm. is it legal to have a fire on the lakes down here? thx for any input!

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#2087141 - 12/06/09 08:01 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Lucky Dogg]
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I believe you can as long as you have a portable fire pit that keeps the ashes & coals contained. A fire directly on the ice is considered littering.
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#2088621 - 12/07/09 08:54 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: jjohnson5150]
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We have a big bonfire directly on the ice each winter on Minnetonka. I was pretty sure that it was fine.

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#2088666 - 12/07/09 09:21 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: SkunkedAgain]
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It is illegal to burn directly on the ice. You must keep the fire contained and remove all debris when you leave.

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#2089802 - 12/07/09 08:44 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: blackdog1101]
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A old metal garbage can lid works pretty good for that.

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#2093093 - 12/09/09 03:12 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: deadeye]
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ya you would hate to put that burnt up log to the bottom of the lake.... throw it in your trash can instead. lol dumb laws

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#2108293 - 12/18/09 01:31 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: deadeye]
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Originally Posted By: deadeye
A old metal garbage can lid works pretty good for that.
the garbage can works even better
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#2110131 - 12/20/09 07:57 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Sonicrunch]
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If your looking for a more portable heat supply just for your self, use a three pound coffee can and fill it about half full(or more) of charcoal and set it right between your legs while sitting on your bucket fishing. it gives lots of heat for hours, when out in open fishing.

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#2110147 - 12/20/09 08:12 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: not_nuf_time]
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thx for the replies. i use the fire when i have people over. there is No Smoking in the shack. also i get a few to many people at the shack, so the fire is a nice way to increase a comfortable ice fishing area. tends to become the bar on the lake!

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#2175945 - 02/03/10 11:57 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Lucky Dogg]
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Originally Posted By: Lucky Dogg
there is No Smoking in the shack.


No Smoking!?!?!?! This must be a different Lucky Dogg then I know wink
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#2175974 - 02/03/10 12:10 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Acemac]
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Loc: Burnsville, MN
Originally Posted By: Acemac
ya you would hate to put that burnt up log to the bottom of the lake.... throw it in your trash can instead. lol dumb laws


a few fires on the ice probably doesn't make much of a difference, but adding wood ash to the lake isn't a whole lot different than fertilizer run-off.
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#2175991 - 02/03/10 12:20 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: bobbymalone]
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I love the fire on the ice, it just seems so crazy, fire and ice.
Good points though, make sure you clean up your mess. Use the can lid or something too. But hey i wont tell.

Back in high school we used to have a nice bonfire going, set up tip ups all over and play boot hockey on a shoveled off rink area. Man that was fun. Everyone racing over to get the tip ups when they went off.

Scott Savre
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#2176701 - 02/03/10 09:21 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: scsavre]
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I love the way some people follow the law selectively. There are plenty of threads here full of righteous indignation badmouthing people who litter, poach, waste fish on the ice, crowd your spot, etc. But some of you seem to act like it's cute to have a fire on the ice.

If you break the law, you're a law-breaker, and I hope someone calls you in to the DNR.

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#2177699 - 02/04/10 02:44 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: blackdog1101]
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I think most people said that you need to use a can or have the fire in something. Im just not going to turn someone in for this offense.

Hey blackdog ever go 35mph in a 30mph. If so i guess you are just as much a lawbreaker as the rest.

Scott Savre
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#2177742 - 02/04/10 03:12 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: blackdog1101]
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Originally Posted By: blackdog1101
I love the way some people follow the law selectively. There are plenty of threads here full of righteous indignation badmouthing people who litter, poach, waste fish on the ice, crowd your spot, etc. But some of you seem to act like it's cute to have a fire on the ice.

If you break the law, you're a law-breaker, and I hope someone calls you in to the DNR.


wow!
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#2177759 - 02/04/10 03:20 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: CrappieKilla]
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saw a bunch of old ladies with their blue hair and lap dogs standing around a fire on Carlson bay the other day must of hade about 15 pallets up in flames i drove by and laughed....

stop B&*$#ing and ust enjoy the outdoors!
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#2178378 - 02/05/10 12:28 AM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Acemac]
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Maybe in your condition you should have pulled over and slept that nightmare off.... laugh
What kind of dogs?

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#2179112 - 02/05/10 12:35 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Supercrew]
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oh man i love it this is the first post i read were ppl or someone actually kind of went outside the box and spoke there mind.Some good ole sarcasim mixed with a bit of critisim. i mean a fire on the ice what i great idea, i do it every year before the brainerd ice tournament we go clean up the shoreline debirs and have a nice raging fire out on the lake. couldnt be much better. There i said it anyone wanna comment?
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#2179294 - 02/05/10 02:27 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: bigcrap16]
CrappieKilla Offline
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Originally Posted By: bigcrap16
oh man i love it this is the first post i read were ppl or someone actually kind of went outside the box and spoke there mind.Some good ole sarcasim mixed with a bit of critisim. i mean a fire on the ice what i great idea, i do it every year before the brainerd ice tournament we go clean up the shoreline debirs and have a nice raging fire out on the lake. couldnt be much better. There i said it anyone wanna comment?


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#2179385 - 02/05/10 03:48 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: CrappieKilla]
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Is the lake froze yet?
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#2180318 - 02/06/10 04:48 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: jBohmer]
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I admit that I didn't know that a direct fire on the ice was wrong. When we have our big ice fishing day in a few weeks, we already talked about having it in a fire pit. That's the beauty of these forums, the education. The other beauty is seeing how people react to stuff!

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#2180383 - 02/06/10 06:10 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: SkunkedAgain]
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*sniff sniff* You guys smell that? That's the smell of another flaming thread entering Sillytown, only to be quickly starved of oxygen and smoldered till death. laugh

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#2180411 - 02/06/10 06:37 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Duffman]
JeffB Offline
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Registered: 12/09/08
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Loc: MN
I'm building a fire pit for spring crappie fishing. Cutting the bottom off an old 300 gal. fuel tank and welding skis on it to pull behind the four wheeler. Nice big fire, and pull the mess back to shore with me.
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#2180518 - 02/06/10 08:23 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: JeffB]
paul pachowicz Offline
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Loc: South Dakota
back in the 40's- 50's when I was a kid on Sunday afternoons there usually a fire going somewhere ON the ice. Didn't matter if you were with the party or not we would take marshmallows, weiners, and even potatoes and cook em over a fire. Was a pretty nice social gathering. No one got snotty if ya just walked over and warmed your hands or shot the breeze. I guess the residue could be an issue now-a-days.
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#2184318 - 02/09/10 03:58 PM
Re: Fire on the ice [Re: Duffman]
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Kinda like the "Hockey rink" thread? That one went astray.
(It wasn't my fault)and there have been others, Can't we ALL just play along.......

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