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After much humming and hahhing over where to head today, I decide to head for some slabs. This might be my last outing for a few weeks and I wanted action. At 230, just as I'm turning onto the side rd to the lake I realize I left the minnow pail sitting on the steps at home....

"Fiddlesticks" says I Evil!

So back I go, get my minnows and head back and run smack into a funeral procession leaving the church just in time to see one of the cars spin out and slide into the ditch....

("Jiminey Fiddlesticks ", says I eye roll )

Well, it's a funeral, I'm in my grubby fishing clothes, they're all dressed up...and it's a funeral. So I push/shovel them out and FINALLY make it on the ice by 4pm. Evil! Getting out was a little hairy - but I made it.

I decided to give my new Vex one last chance...dropped it down and HALLELUJAH!!!! It worked....for about 5min and then died again. And since the receipt is no longer in the box....it looks like I have a $400 shiney new paperweight. And it was right about then that I decided to trip over my ice tackle box and send most of its contents into the slush.

("Cracker Jack, Jumping Cheez-Whiz Fiddlesticks" says I)
:evil: Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil!

But I did get fish - and it's amazing how 8-9 slabs and a 1 dink largie (that came unpinned at the hole) can turn a mini-gong into a nice time.

I set one line high about half way up and another a couple feet off bottom and alternated jigging/dead-sticking. I might as well have left the minnows sitting on the steps as all fish came on Genz glow-bugs and maggots, and jigging seemed to work better as I only got two on the dead line.
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Nice crappy! Daylight or night fishing?
How much ice? (you can do it in metric I be edumicated)

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20" of good black ice with a couple more of rotten white on top.

Best action there is after dark - starting at about 430 - 6p it's usually pretty fast action, then it gets a little slower but still steady as late as I've ever stayed out.

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Cool
Fishing the Big "O" River or local pond?
If your into ice derbys got a 2 dayer down here on Otisco Lake next weekend. the wife is gone to visit her folks in FL, I could put you up?
Send me a pm if your interested. (it is Valentines day on Sat and no one is happy until Moma is happy)

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ADKBEAR wrote:
Cool
Fishing the Big "O" River or local pond?
If your into ice derbys got a 2 dayer down here on Otisco Lake next weekend. the wife is gone to visit her folks in FL, I could put you up?
Send me a pm if your interested. (it is Valentines day on Sat and no one is happy until Moma is happy)

Sorry dude - never saw this. It was a local lake about 40 min away. I rarely fish the O in winter. Current and ice scare me. Really appreciate the invite.

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