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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2021, 01:50:45 AM »
With Joe's Sporting Goods Customer Appreciation Sale, I snuck in and purchased a Simms Challenger insulated bibs and jacket.  $300 a piece retail and sales discount of 20%.  Not too shabby afterall.

I have been wearing over twenty year old winter clothing.  As last year, when it was sleeting, rain/snow storm, I got drenched cold on those days.  I was very miserable.  So this year, I should be in a better comfort level.

Why I picked the Simms, well mainly the bibs are slightly more slim stylized.  Most of the other brands have an excessive oversized for larger dimension folks.  So when I wear it, it seems baggy on me.  The Simms are well fitted to me. 



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2021, 05:25:14 PM »
Without any snow on the ground, it makes ice fishing worse.  Hard to drag a sled full of gear on gravel ground.  Need that snow to get to the lake.

maybe it's time to get some kind of wheeled transport for the sled.



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2021, 08:54:28 AM »
Okay here we go again, getting some snow and cold weather.



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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2021, 04:07:34 AM »
I actually went ice fishing.  Caught a few crappies and deal with the high winds.  The winds almost destroyed my Eskimo 250XD shelter but it was holding.  On my way back I stepped onto some thin ice.  It was an ice crack in the middle of the lake.  I saw the ice moved down as I was about to cross it.  It was thin ice and I could've been swallowed up.  Well it's didn't break so here I am.



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2021, 01:23:32 PM »
You were lucky.

Each year that I don't get to shovel much snow, I don't have faith in the lakes holding up. Then I don't think about ice fishing.




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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2021, 07:24:42 PM »
Christmas day and ice fishing again.  The storm front came through, some moderately high winds and hailing snow pellets, also wind blown snow pellets.  I actually caught a few walleyes.  Nothing big, just small table fare size.  The ice is holding at 5" solid.



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2021, 11:04:31 PM »
Damn

I havenít gone out yet
We keep getting rain
We got rain again this morning

I just donít feel safe
Im going wait for at least -5 to -10 degree f



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2021, 11:34:57 AM »
Well light snow storm and now deep freeze today and through this weekend for sure.  To ice fish or not to ice fish.  Well, I decided that maybe I will try the evening night bite, so beginning to pack up in a bit and get out to go freeze my behind.



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2021, 01:12:52 AM »
Just got back and I limit out on walleyes.  I haven't particularly fished for walleyes in years so this was almost an attempt in the dark.  It was really a dead sea, but the few walleyes that came by were willing to bite and I caught them. 



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2022, 10:02:50 AM »
I went out ice fishing again.  This time there were quite a bit of people out there on the ice.  Only that the fish were almost nonexistent and even the few that showed up were just not interested in biting.  I did see other activity on the sonar.  So it's like a baitfish or aquatic insect schools.

I think this is where the surface activity of people shuts down the fish.  The first week or two or so of people busting activity on the ice spooks or makes the fish wary.


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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2022, 06:46:37 PM »
Nothing but slush on the lakes...waitin g for some freezing weather to put a stop on that.



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2022, 06:34:29 PM »
It's March 1 and maybe have to hang up the ice fishing...



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2022, 08:32:17 PM »
Wind down now. The melt has started.



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Re: Ice fishing is Nice wishing
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2022, 10:14:19 PM »
Really dangerous on the green bays bay lately
Loud ice crack sound
People are crazy going into thin ice
Iím going have to give up fishing in the bay next year
And just stick to the local lake and pond
This gobal warming ainít good



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