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rocket rich
12-15-2010, 01:59 PM
has anyone used a Dock De-icer? if so what brand works best and does it keep the fish away or not??? Comments Please

NIMROD
12-15-2010, 02:05 PM
Never used any , why not plain old salt ?

TAE73
12-15-2010, 04:26 PM
It would take a lot of salt and wouldnt probably be good for the lake. Any device that has a propeller or blows bubbles in to the water to churn it works.

IceManCometh
12-15-2010, 05:43 PM
throw a bunch of bread out there , the ducks and geese will keep it open darn son a guns

crappie josh
12-18-2010, 05:47 PM
how about a bag of water softener tablets there cheap and don't think they would hurt anything that's what my neighbor uses on his drive way to melt the ice

skeetbum
12-18-2010, 07:25 PM
Kitty litter?

CatFan
12-18-2010, 10:14 PM
I think he's talking about something that goes in the lake to keep the ice from damaging the dock.

jaxsprat
12-18-2010, 10:26 PM
have seen some subdivisions built on 10-50 acre lakes that use those bubble systems around all their docks, many even leave their pontoons tied up to the docks also--all winter, must work (as long as they don't loose power) cause they been doing it for 3-4 years now that I know of............

crappiedoc
12-19-2010, 06:40 AM
have seen some subdivisions built on 10-50 acre lakes that use those bubble systems around all their docks, many even leave their pontoons tied up to the docks also--all winter, must work (as long as they don't loose power) cause they been doing it for 3-4 years now that I know of............

Seen similar set-ups, a guy could make one easy. All you need is an air compressor and some hose. The bubbles do all the work!

rocket rich
12-21-2010, 04:40 PM
found one locally for $150 guess I'll have to wait for the ice to open up

crappiedoc
12-22-2010, 08:38 AM
found one locally for $150 guess I'll have to wait for the ice to open up

Not really, if you get a hole started and use your new toy, it'll open things right up for ya.

brushnjigs
12-22-2010, 08:07 PM
Lake property owners use them up here but I dont know what brands they are using. But I can guarantee you one thing with the open water, you will have every goose for miles around your dock.

olduckhunter
12-23-2010, 02:21 AM
that's funny. watch the geese rich.

rocket rich
12-23-2010, 08:58 AM
geese are go eating at xmas time