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Ice Fishing Thread

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by Skerpokes, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. SJ76

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  2. Skerpokes

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    Was on the ice for about 6 hours yesterday. Today my back is so locked up. Miserable
     
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    What the hell? Did you not have ice cleats or somethin? Hope you caught a few at least.

    Here's my saga this week. We were all set for Saturday morning. I had all the gear loaded and the bait in my stream. Had a nice taco dinner and turned in early. Well about 11pm the fucking stomach bug got me and I woke up puking! FUCK! I puked and shit water for 5 hours straight and had to cancel on my buds. Layed around like a dishrag all Saturday. Still weak, I went for it yesterday and we tried again. The conditions were brutally cold but with a heated shanty and a barrel fire, we managed the long haul into a farm pond created by a river cove that cut off and now floods each spring. Nice to see that we were the first to cut ice this year and we got in a dozen type.

    My buddy got this decent Bass right off the bat:

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    When a bass that size has a bite mark on it's side, you know there's some big pike in this pond. No such luck though. I got a small pike, my other buddy got a small bass and a perch but nothing big. Felt good to finally get out but man it whipped me pretty good. It was 1 degree with 14mph gusts.

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    ....the small pike.

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    Froze my ass off yesterday on the ice. Temp was about 2 degrees with 20 mph winds. Brutal.

    Slow bite yesterday as well which didn't help.
     
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    That's nasty. We're supposed to get into the 30s and 40s this weekend so I'm hoping we can get out.
     
  8. Skerpokes

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    It's been cold as balls here for the past week.

    The forecast for the next 3 days?
    Thursday: 45
    Friday: 51
    Saturday: 43
    And rain showers on Sunday :L
     
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    We've had high temps this past week, in the 40's en sech. I was worried the ice season was over already. But to my surprise we had 8-10 inches still on Saturday.

    The cats were biting good, too.
     
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    Still plenty of ice out there. Caught an 18.5 inch largemouth bass on Saturday, probably 4 to 4.5 lbs.

    Inch and a half shy of a Master Angler.

    Still the largest bass I've ever pulled through the ice. Super fun
     
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  11. Tomhusker

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    How the hell did I miss this thread for the entire ice season?
    I had a decent season. This was I best ice season in probably 10 years or so. Next year will be the first in about 4 years that I wasn't moving in December/January. I put my gear away on Monday. Most of it anyway. Still gotta drain the auger and fog the cylinder.
    Until next year, my fellow iceheads.