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Offline gary

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Ice fishing
« on: December 19, 2010, 09:23:00 AM »
Anyone start fishing the hard water yet? I am going to try and get on the ice here today. There should be at least 4 inches of ice today.

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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 09:29:23 AM »
Do you have an Ice fishing shack?
Sounds like a lot of fun. 
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 10:44:40 AM »
Never been ice fishing, sounds like a long day with a cold bottom...and I'm not talking about the lake bottom either.  :D

Just out of curiosity...what kind of safety gear do you take? I don't suppose you wear neoprene scuba suits but, I don't imagine there would be much help if you went through with a bunch of cotton layers on.

Never really thought about it, which is why I ask.

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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 04:37:30 PM »
Oh yeah!   In Minnesota, folks are setting up all over the lakes and streams.  Not quite enough ice for vehicles yet, but the fishing is good.

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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 05:33:27 PM »
Here is a webcam on a MN lake.

Almost sun setting time, so maybe tomorrow it will be more active.

http://www.arnesens.com/webcam.php
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 05:52:38 PM »
The only place I've ever "ice fished" was in Alaska.

Ice 4 feet thick gives a very secure feeling.

Fished for Cocanie (spelling)(land-locked) Salmon and Rainbow Trout.

Used to use the ole Int. Scout to plow up a snow berm to fish behind. Really helped to cut the wind.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 05:59:24 PM »
They are ice fishing here on the inland lakes, the big lake and its bays aren't frozen yet.  Though they are starting to have lots of "ice cubes" floating in them... Won't be long.

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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 10:46:35 PM »
  I pulled the Clam out of the barn yesterday and bought a pack of propane bottles for the Buddy Heater.  I put a remote panner for the Marcum camera on my Santa wish list too  ;) ;D  The lakes are frozen here but Zach and I have agreed to wait til after the 1st of the year just to be on the safe side and so we can take the Can Am instead of walking  ;) ;D :)  Last winter was the 1st that I'd done any ice fishing in years.  Zach and I weren't real successful at it but I heard that others weren't either.  I guess it wasn't a banner season and wasn't just a lack of skill on our part  ;D :)  We always had a good time when we went out and we're looking forward to this season  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010, 12:09:20 AM »
I went out on to Pymatuning Lake. During WW2 this lake was used to test torpedos. I was walking on 5 1/2 inches of ice above 18 feet of water . I have a shanty but I don't use it much. Here a shanty must be removed everyday when your done fishing.  I was a little over a quarter mile from shore.  I missed a few fish and managed to catch two small ones. I didn't take any pictures of the lake today but I will the next time.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 11:12:26 AM »
I used to do a lot of ice fishing, but old age and the desire to stay warm has taken over  :D  :D  :D
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 03:11:12 PM »
Yea, me too.  I used to put my back to the wind and huddle over a hole and think it was the greatest place to be in the world.  Now I have a finger that feels like its been hit with a hammer if it gets below 40 degrees. My idea of a perfect ice fishing trip this winter I think would be to go over to Burlkraft's, go out to the bar to eat Bluegills and talk about how much fun it used to be to go ice fishing.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 07:45:41 PM »
Doesnt get cold enough here but I am interested.  Post more pics and tell how it is done, what kind of fish, lures, temps, etc.  It sounds fun. The only thing we do on the ice here is slide in the ditch.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 09:09:15 AM »
 



This was last winter on Cornwall Flooding east of town.  We were using waxworms for bluegills that day.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 09:16:43 AM »
Greg, you are going to have to teach Zack how to tell fish stories, his hands are too close together.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 09:04:13 PM »
Nice set up. ;)
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2010, 08:20:32 AM »
Here are some pictures for you warm weather friends.
Looking out from shore
 


The parking lot
 



A couple of guys fishing without a shanty. This is how I normally do it.
 



My shanty and ice auger. The auger is used to drill the holes to fish in.
 



Some pictures from inside the shanty
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I will put some on here once I upload them.


 

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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2010, 08:36:09 AM »
We have been out for the last two weeks here. On a small inland lake with 6" ice. Catching 9 or 10 bluegills the last hour or two before dark most days. Corley the gills bite best in the morning and evening. We use ultralight rods with spring bobbers and waxworms for bait.
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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2010, 08:38:05 AM »
Nice pictures Gary and Corley.

I think I like Jeff's idea of ice fishing better :)....
My idea of a perfect ice fishing trip this winter I think would be to go over to Burlkraft's, go out to the bar to eat Bluegills and talk about how much fun it used to be to go ice fishing.

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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2010, 09:08:26 AM »
You just need to dress for the cold.
Here is how I dress to be in the shanty
 



This is what I used for heat
 



This is a tip up. It is a type of drop line. This picture shows it waiting for a bite.
 



This is how it would look if a fish was on it.

 


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Re: Ice fishing
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2010, 04:46:58 PM »
That surely changes the "I wanta go fish over there" attitude.  I've enjoyed seeing something that is completely different for me.   :)
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