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

  1. Tomhusker

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    This is actually a couple of years ago. We were on Lake Binder in SW Iowa It's looking like the weekend before Christmas will be our first time out this year.
     



  2. Skerpokes

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    My weekend

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  3. Tomhusker

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    So jealous.

    It's looking like I won't get on the ice until we go to Minnesota next month.
     
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    50 degrees here today on January 4th :L Could almost get the boat out at this point.

    I was excited when I actually got out on the ice before Christmas which is rare. But now it's going to be weeks yet before there is good ice again.
     
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    Yup. It sucks. I'm just hoping that we can get a few weeks of late season ice in this area. Okoboji has good ice, so far, so that is always an option.
    We're leaving a week from today for a week in Minnesota. I have 7 lakes to fish in 6 days. I don't know if I will get to them all, but I'm willing to try.
     
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    Just bought new bibs to wear and a nice new rod and reel combo. Here's to hoping I actually get to use them this year.

    Booked a trip to Okoboji at least.
     
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    I think next year we'll do a long 'boji trip The drive up here today takes a toll physically.
     
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    Finally getting overnight teen temps here so maybe the small ponds will be fish-able soon. Funny that I wrote above about the brutal cold on 1/1/18. On 1/1/19 I took my Harley for a spin!
     
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    We still have open water here in SE Michigan. Weather has been crazy. Probably going to finally freeze over here in the next few weeks. Still no snow on the ground.
     
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    Got out on the ice finally yesterday, only the 2nd time this year. Had about 4-6 inches but had only 3 inches a few feet away.

    Gonna be brutally cold here this week so it should help
     
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    Hit the ice yesterday with my wife, youngest son and future daughter in law,who had never been ice fishing before.
    I surrendered my seat in the hut, as well as my Marcum sonar to the first timer. She had a great time, and caught fish.
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    Pulled this bad boy through the ice on Saturday on a tip-up. All in all, caught crappie, blue gill, and several nice catfish on the day.


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    Nice. Never pulled a whisker fish through the ice before. I think I've been hooked up with them before but always broke off. 5 times in one day a few years ago. Each time I lost a $7 jig.
     
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    Nothing fancy about it. I think I had just like a basic wax tail ice jig on there with a live minnow on a tip-up. Set it up right before we made a move about 50 yards away and about 30 minutes later noticed the flag up. We caught 4 or 5 cats that day.

    Headed up to Okobji this weekend to try and get on 'em and have ourselves a fish fry.
     
  15. Tomhusker

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    Thought about doing that this weekend. You ever want to hit the ice here in SW Iowa let me know.
     
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    How's the fishing?
     
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    Slow. Buddy caught a 31 inch Northern but other than that just perch
     
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    Caught several bluegill and crappie and 2 channel cats on my pond yesterday here in south eastern Iowa. Had a good afternoon of it. One channel cat broke my line, had him right at the hole when he did it.
     
  19. Tomhusker

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    The lake I like to fish is full of medium sized panfish. I do my best to help thin them out.

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