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Anyone been up to deer creek lately? Wanting to head up there this weekend. Is the ice thick enough for a wheeler? What have they been biting on and about what depths are you having success?
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Sucks its that thin. I've never heard of a ban on atvs on the ice, I'll have to do some research on that. I assumed it was thicker ice since there's a tourney there next weekend.
 

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I've never heard of a ban on atvs on the ice, I'll have to do some research on that.
I looked it up again after posting that and confirmed there is a ban on it due to it being a "watershed" lake. Its stupid IMO, if a lake allows jetski's it should allow snowmobiles / atvs on the ice. They definitely dont put as much oil in the water as a old 2 stroke fishing motor.

http://www.utahfishinginfo.com/utahlakes/deercreek.php

Ice Conditions- Good ice on most of the reservoir. Reservoir is rising about 1 foot a week, meaning that the edges will be soft. Please remember that the ice conditions vary and are constantly changing, verify ice conditions before going onto it. Main ice sheet approximations: Charleston Bay 5-7 inches, Rainbow Bay 5 inches, Island 5 inches, Main varies greatly 0-4 inches. Please remember that dogs, snowmobiles and ATV's are not permitted at Deer Creek Reservoir due to its watershed water status.
-DallanC
 

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I think what they are afraid of with ATV's and snow machines is them breaking through and sinking. Jet skis will just keep floating. But then so will a ATV but the ATV will usually be upside down if it goes through the ice.
 

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I guess they aren't considering the upside of reducing the quagga mussel growth with increased ATV use....
 

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Yeah, I'd like to see the study that says snowmobiles, ATVs and dogs are worse than jet boats for pollutants in the water. Then I'd like to see a study that says the way LP browns taste isn't because it's more polluted than the MP at the base of Jordanelle, which does allow dogs, snowmobiles and ATVs.
 
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