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Ice fishing...take 1

Spent today scouting potential shack locations, Thursday was a bust but today I found a potential winner. It was ideal conditions for a mobile day so I packed light and headed out prepared to move often. Good thing as it was 3 hours and four spots of nothing until I finally hit paydirt, but once I did the action was fast and furious unitl  the dire warning from Saskette that I have my butt home in time to head for dinner with friends pulled me away from the pannie slay:

Probably caught at least a dozen of these chunky monkeys plus a few decent perch in the last 1.5 hours until the sinking sun reminded me I best get my butt home.

 

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Looks like a good day to me.

Looks like a good day to me. My wife and I got out over New Years and got into some nice crappies here in Colorado. Ended up catching 75 of them in 3 days. Kept our limit and released the rest for another day. Caught a few perch too but it was very slow for the perch. Sure makes for some great dinners.

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Nice

Nice slabs...loved the pup matt in the background; Mine sleeps in the little sled I pull

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Thanks, We take her out just

Thanks, We take her out just about every trip. She loves it especially when it is time to filet the fish as she gets all the egg sacks.

 

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OK I've thought about ice

OK I've thought about ice fishing. But just have a hard time digging thru 4-5 ft of snow to get to 3-4 ft of ice, to catch a few fish.

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Just looks like you need to

Just looks like you need to get a backhoe and an extension for your auger.:lol: The plus side of all that ice is you have no worries about falling thru.

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A friend and myself headed up

A friend and myself headed up to a lake here in Colorado one ice fishing season.  When we got there we found 4' of snow on the lake but that didn't bother us.  We trudged out onto the snow and ice and took his brand new power auger and started to drill the holes.  We found out that the ice was 6' thick.  After we got through drilling the holes with a auger that only went down 5' we had some great fishing until the sun started to go down.  Then the temperature dropped and by the time that we got to the truck our coverall legs were frozen solid to where we had to let them thaw a little in the truck before we were able to take them off. 

Now that was a fun trip.  We did manage to get 2 limits of nice healthy rainbows. 

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When I lived in Montana, many

When I lived in Montana, many years ago, I gave ice fishing a try. I went out to this lake just west of Kalispell, Foy's Lake if I remember right. I walked out on the lake a ways and started to dig my hole in the ice. I found, as I dug, as the hole got deeper the top had to be wider so I could swing the ax to break out the ice I was digging out. When I finally struck water there was a hole about three feet around at the top, three feet deep and a bit over the width of the ax head at the bottom. I was to damn tired to fish so I went home and came back the next day, damn hole froze over! Ice fishing is not all it's made out to be!

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Don Fischer wrote:

When I lived in Montana, many years ago, I gave ice fishing a try. I went out to this lake just west of Kalispell, Foy's Lake if I remember right. I walked out on the lake a ways and started to dig my hole in the ice. I found, as I dug, as the hole got deeper the top had to be wider so I could swing the ax to break out the ice I was digging out. When I finally struck water there was a hole about three feet around at the top, three feet deep and a bit over the width of the ax head at the bottom. I was to damn tired to fish so I went home and came back the next day, damn hole froze over! Ice fishing is not all it's made out to be!

Ice fishing is no different then any other sport, you need the right equipment Big smile.

If you came out on a lake in Michigan, with a Ax, to make your fishing hole, you wouldn't have to be worried about getting tired making the hole, the other guys would laugh you off the lake way before you got tired :yes:  :lol:  lol

Kevin 

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