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2010/01/03 18:15:35 (permalink)

It's on!

Got a late start today (appx 8-8:30AM). Brutal weather conditions, but furious action!

- PI Bay (parking lots vista 1,2,3) only saw one ice-hut out there today in the morn appx. 9:00AM. Ice looked very solid in spots, but still very sketchy in other spots. Also still a few patches of open water further towards mid-bay. Did'nt feel like being paranoid all day so I passed.

- Horseshoe Pond: no huts or buckets - just did a drive by. Was solid early last wk with about 4"-5" and lots of icemen, so I figure that with the weather we have had since then, It's probably thickened a tad.

- Misery Bay (about 18-20 huts): Settled down here for the day, loaded up the sled and headed out about 100-125 yds. The weather was brutal (25mph wind w/ 30-35 gusts), 15-20 degrees. Thick ice 4"-5", not really black though - still kinda clear and white in spots. Lots of black ice further-in twoards shore though. After getting the hut screwed down and the heater goin, We fished for about 5-6 hours and ended up just shy of 2 limits of large gills and 1 "fat" crappie just a bit over 12". The action was pretty solid all day long and you could afford to be real choosy on the keepers, which was nice as there were many lunkers. Despite fighting with the weather, wind and freeze it was a great day on the ice.

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    carpin06
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/03 18:46:16 (permalink)
    Glad to hear it funk...
    we are shooting for thursday might go look at the basin at walnut for some steel but i do love the gill's yum,yum....
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/03 18:52:49 (permalink)
    two limits of 'gils??

    Pa has limit on 'gils?

    ..L.T.A.
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    DaFuNK
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/03 18:54:59 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: carpin06

    Glad to hear it funk...
    we are shooting for thursday might go look at the basin at walnut for some steel but i do love the gill's yum,yum....


    nice!

    I'm not sure how thick the basin is yet or if there are guys drillin holes; I havent been down there for a few weeks. I'm definately going to zip a few holes in the channel though, once I know its solid enough.

    Yeah, pan-fried gill with lemon, butter and dill - tough to beat. I got enough gill meat for a little while after today; now I need some fresh crappie, burbot and perch - I'm almost out from our summertime supply.

    May head out to Howard Eaton and try to nail some eyes and pike this week too, not sure yet - depends on reports.



    post edited by DaFuNK - 2010/01/03 19:02:08
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    DaFuNK
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/03 18:55:57 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: genieman77

    two limits of 'gils??

    Pa has limit on 'gils?

    ..L.T.A.




    yeah it's 50/day. Combined species limit for all sunfish, crappie, catfish, rock bass, suckers, eels, carp, white bass

    perch is 30/day and burbots is 5


    post edited by DaFuNK - 2010/01/03 18:59:24
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/03 20:50:20 (permalink)
    burbots are amazing to eat! but you gotta fish close to the channel for them, its not a spot burn its a general area..and finally i can get some pike fishing in..nothing like throwing a 3/0 hook and a creek chub down an ice hole and pulling up a 25-40 inch pike on 6 pound test with shock resistant leader
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/03 20:51:13 (permalink)
    burbots are amazing to eat! but you gotta fish close to the channel for them, its not a spot burn its a general area..and finally i can get some pike fishing in..nothing like throwing a 3/0 hook and a creek chub down an ice hole and pulling up a 25-40 inch pike on 6 pound test with shock resistant leader
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    DaFuNK
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/04 10:31:23 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: KMP

    and finally i can get some pike fishing in..


    KMP, check out this pike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpP8-_I2N4c
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    RE: It's on! 2010/01/04 12:25:02 (permalink)
    WOW

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