Grade your season...

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Pachuckles
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2013/02/14 15:03:11 (permalink)

Grade your season...


Location: NW Pa.

Lakes fished: Pymatuning Lake Sugar Lake (Conneaut Lake but NO safe ice this year)

Ice quality: D late ice and lost it once completely

Over all catch: F lots of 'Sniffers' and 'Dinks'
 
Days out compared to last year: C was out 12 days lucky to get out any more
 
Catch compared to last year: F good thing a froze some fish from last Fall
 
 
post edited by Pachuckles - 2013/02/14 15:05:44

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
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    nw/jigmaster
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/14 16:30:34 (permalink)
        E               For  all the  above     Empty gas tank , lookin for good ice ,   Empty fish bucket tho I was tryin ,   Envious of all those great northerners ,    NW/
    post edited by nw/jigmaster - 2013/02/14 16:31:49

    Fish On !!!
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    Catchabigone
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/14 20:14:27 (permalink)
    Location: NW Pa. 

    Lakes fished: Misery Bay, Lake Pleasent and Lake LeBoeuf but didn't trust the ice this year.......I did see a few fishing it

    Ice quality: C-  not the greatest but at least I got out. 

    Over all catch:  D+  although we did very well two weeks ago on Misery it's been mostly hit and miss and dinks. Lake Pleasent I didn't fish much because the only ice was close to shore and I like to fish the deeper waters there.
    I caught a few but mostly trout which I throw back.
      
    Days out compared to last year: A    I had hip problems last year so I didn't fish at all 
      
          The season's not over yet
    post edited by Catchabigone - 2013/02/17 13:13:27

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    slabdaddy
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/15 08:59:18 (permalink)
    Grade: B
    Location: NW PA
    Lakes: Kahle, Kyle, Pymatuning
    Ice Quality: A for Kahle and Kyle D+ for Pymatuning. I was never 100% comfortable there all day.
    Overall Catch: B              I caught some really nice perch and gills this year with a few acceptable crappie. I caught lots of dinks of everything too. Overall, I caught way more keeper gills (8"+) than keeper perch or crappie.
    Days out Compared to Last Year: A+++           I only made it out once last year and darn near fell through the ice.
    Catch Compared to Last Year: A+++ for the same reason as stated above.

    “If you're in trouble, or hurt or in need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.”
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    Big Tuna
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/15 17:28:20 (permalink)
    Made it out 4 times ,two on first ice did really well,two on last ice did ok but not like first ice.Total keepers 161 Slabs10-13 Bulls 8.5- 9.75 inches. Did not fish one day last year due to no ice. The 2011 season was off the charts so really can't compare.The 161 fish are my son's and mine total for this year. Got a few fresh dinners and a few in the freezer. I give it A+ just glad to fish.
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    eye crosser
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/17 09:43:23 (permalink)
    Nw Pa
    Shenangao,Wilhelm, Pymatuning
    Over all ice conditions. 1+ pucker rating  Can't fish most of my spots due to deplorable ice conditions.
    Catch has been pitiful.  Worse year since I start back in the 60's
    40+ days
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    Icefisherman52
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/17 11:58:13 (permalink)
    NC PA
    A for ice at Kyle, cloe and Curwensville C for Zinzua.
    Fishing was a C on most lakes except for cloe, I caught a 22inch brown and 2 rainbows. Kinzua was slow with a 27 inch pike and 1 legal eye between 2 of us all day. Kyle was poor with one dink perch caught. Curwensville brought us some decent perch and a couple crappies. I hope to get out today for a little while going for some nice slabs.
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    Pachuckles
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/19 05:44:50 (permalink)
      Overall this season is  getting a solid "D" in N/W Pa.
    The only good thing is time spent with my grandson. 

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    IWISH2FISH
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/19 19:04:05 (permalink)
    Fished Misery Bay twice - Suger lake once, and north end of Conneaut Lake once. Between 60 and 70 keeper gills from Misery - nothing worth keeping at Sugar or Conneaut. Never got out the first freeze but still hoping for more ice time yet this year. Did not get out at all last year. Might check out Conneaut tomorrow (2/20/13). ---------- HAVE TO MAKE A REVISION-------BEEN FISHING CONNEAUT LAKE (SOUTH END) FROM 2/21 THROUGH 2/24 AND DID VERY GOOD ON THE GILLS. THE NUMBERS ARE NOT GREAT BUT THE SIZE IS IMPRESSIVE . KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED AS TO WHETHER WE HAVE ICE AFTER TOMMOROW (LOT'S OF RAIN AND WIND HERE ON 2/26/13).
    post edited by IWISH2FISH - 2013/02/27 01:50:25
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    Pachuckles
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/19 19:38:53 (permalink)
    IWISH  >>    Please post a ice and catch report if you make it to Conneaut Lake.      Thank You.

    You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
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    fishinvic
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/02/27 10:35:19 (permalink)
    Slow start to the season but since lake pleasant froze have been making up for it , the freezer is fillin up...ice is still good 7" as of the 26 th.
     
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    CRAPPIE_SLAYER
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/03/04 07:47:35 (permalink)
    This seasons getting an A from me.  Only been out 9-10 times, but misery bay and conneaut have treated me pretty well.  WAAAAAAAAAAY better than last year.  Getting to use my vex for the first time this year, and its made quite a difference in me finding fish.  Gonna blow a vacation day tomorrow and hit 'em again hopefully.
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    fishinpreacher
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/03/04 11:08:16 (permalink)
    I'm going to give my season a C+. I've got out 10 times this year (hoping for one more), I've had some days with only a few fish, but it was still good to be on the hard water.
    I've had the opportunity to fish some places that were new to me, met some new friends, got to hang out with some old friends,  and just Friday caught a LM bass on a tip up that might be my PB (probably not that impressive to guys who target bass, but it was a big one to me)
    For me the highlight of the season was finally getting my 5yr old son Corban out on the ice with me to do some pan fishing...
    Here he is with his first ever fish through the ice.
     
    Here is the haul from the afternoon

    So even if I didn't get on all the bodies of water that I wanted to and even though I don't have a freezer full of perch and crappie, I'm still feeling pretty good about this season.
    Tight lines & God bless.
    John
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    CRAPPIE_SLAYER
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/03/04 11:53:59 (permalink)
    Good stuff preacher.  Looks like the boy had a blast.
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    fishinpreacher
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    Re:Grade your season... 2013/03/05 10:53:37 (permalink)
    Thanks Crappie-Slayer, yeah we both had a great time! It will definitely be one of my favorite memories from his childhood.
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