Incredible ice jams attack Mille Lacs shoreline + video
May 2, 2014 — 9:36am
Take a look at these photos (below) by Mille Lacs resident Steve Fellegy of the wind-whipped ice jams that piled up on the shoreline of Mille Lacs on Saturday. Above is a youtube video of the ice by Darla Johnson.
No usual opening day, to be sure.
These photos are from Picard Point on the east shore of MIlle Lacs. (Scroll to the bottom for a link to a video showing an ice jam attacking Izaty's, approaching and entering a home.
More incredible still, check out this video of an ice jam attacking Izaty's on Saturday, creeping in real time toward and into a home. It's available here.
Dennis Anderson has been a Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993, before which, for 13 years, he held the same position at the Pioneer Press. He enjoys casting and shooting. Dogs, too, and horses. Also kids and, occasionally, crusading in his column for improved conservation.
The morning was chillier than predicted — in the mid- to high 30s at sunup — but walleye fishing generally was good on Crane Lake on the season opener Saturday. Walleyes were caught in 14 to 16 feet of water on shiner, chub and fathead minnows