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2008/02/18 15:01:32 (permalink)

Presque Isle Ice Report

I just thought I would create a thread for people who are out on the ice the next few days to post about the conditions on different parts of the bay.  Your advice makes it easier for others to decide whether to fish or not :)  
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    mikeg
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/18 15:08:55 (permalink)
    Considering a couple people went for a cold swim this weekend, I'll pin this thread to the top.
     
    Hopefully the ice will stay around a little longer.

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/18 16:32:47 (permalink)
    since the ice still has a base layer to work off of, the weekend looks good...its probably still 1-3" so as long as the temps stay low like the forecast says...everyone should be ok...
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/18 17:57:21 (permalink)
    It might need a real cold spell
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/18 18:26:14 (permalink)
    how is the ice at misery
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/18 21:23:18 (permalink)
    the ice on misery is cold. kinda like the water under it that my buddy bathed in yesterday....and not by choice....some real nice guy filled in his hole with snow and slush and my buddy stepped in the hole....on his way down with one leg his other one slipped and he stretched out his "tackle" pretty good. be careful out there....and if you wanna help guys avoid your drill spots.....leave the ring of slush around the outside of it.....

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/18 23:31:16 (permalink)
    that brings up a good point, is it really necessary to have the 10" power augers out on 4-5" of ice, 6" hand augers will be fine for anything you bring out of misery and the such...much harder to step in a 6 inch hole too...
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 06:41:49 (permalink)
    This morning on the news they said there is a warning to fisherman who want to go out on the ice.  Be careful, especially on the bayfront and in the middle of the bay.

    pax vobiscum +
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 07:37:40 (permalink)
    nice see how much this thread is helping already, I have never fallen in an auger hole but that would **** me off pretty bad

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 08:37:57 (permalink)
    Wow was fishing horrible Saturday. Except for the nice day with the sun finally out in full force. It was nice to be out. Fished stink hole, caught one perch out of 4 guys with me. Water is so merky you cant see your minnow after 10 in of going down the ice hole. Guys with fish cams couldnt see for an inch away. I think if you caught something it was just fish running into your bait. Oh saw one guy catch a steel head.
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 09:30:29 (permalink)
    cp13 I have a 7" hand auger & an 8.25" power auger should I buy another for misery bay or pan fish. Young man you have a lot to say.  
    post edited by traveler - 2008/02/19 09:31:18
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 09:50:59 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: cp13

    that brings up a good point, is it really necessary to have the 10" power augers out on 4-5" of ice, 6" hand augers will be fine for anything you bring out of misery and the such...much harder to step in a 6 inch hole too...

    Some of us older guys have shoulder or back problems. I can drill a couple holes before my shoulder gives out. And thats with my 7" laser. I bought a power auger just for this reason. Mines an electra 2000, 8". Last summer i found a sale on 6" to fit my powerhead. Cost $150 just for the auger blade.  My point... " watch where you're walking" no matter what size hole someone is using. There's a lot of reasons people use what they've paid for already.
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 10:00:15 (permalink)
    i wasnt trying to start a bad thing here....cuz i think this is a great thing...letting people know about ice conditions. I was just pointing out that filling in your auger hole isnt always the smart move....and i have no doubt that the person that did it was not trying to jam anyone up. i always pack the snow in a ring around the hole anyways...and then add to it as i fish the hole and remove slush....and i also realize that a layer of snow makes that disappear as well....just like chauncy said....gotta watch where u r walking.

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/19 18:25:02 (permalink)
    do you think the fluffy snow we have been getting will inhibit the ice recovery? I was thinking of trying to fish tomorrow or thursday.
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/20 10:36:46 (permalink)
    8 huts on misery bay right now.
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/20 17:31:05 (permalink)
    any updates on the bay for tomorrow, was thinking about going out in the morning?
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/21 10:21:47 (permalink)
    Fished the bay yesterday afternoon in 8 feet of water. water was cloudy. bite was slow (few perch/nothing great). open water off EYC. ice was 4 in at most but hard. ice should thicken up some with last nights cold temps. anyone else fish the bay yesterday?????????
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/21 14:56:36 (permalink)
    Ice was decent...31 perch (A few nice ones), 9 crappie (sMal DuUd), 2 bass and a partridge in a pear tree...
     
    I was fishing at the ***DELETED BY MANAGEMENT***!

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/21 15:04:57 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: mikeg

    Ice was decent...31 perch (A few nice ones), 9 crappie (sMal DuUd), 2 bass and a partridge in a pear tree...

    I was fishing at the ***DELETED BY MANAGEMENT***!

     
    I wanna know how you got that tree thru the hole  Come on Mike give up your secrets........

     



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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/21 19:30:57 (permalink)
    Oooookkkaaayyyyy!!
     
    For the Crappie
    18 FOW
    Still dark out
    8 feet off the bottom
    jigs tipped with grubs
     
    Perch
    Same spot
    on bottom
    minnies
    VERY light bite
     
    That's all ya gonna get....
     
    Oh ya...and get away from the crowds

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/22 09:53:26 (permalink)
    The parking lot at chestnut is packed with trucks, none of the huts are very far out though, maybe they dont believe you mike
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/22 10:02:09 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: mikeg

    Oooookkkaaayyyyy!!

    For the Crappie
    18 FOW
    Still dark out
    8 feet off the bottom
    jigs tipped with grubs

    Perch
    Same spot
    on bottom
    minnies
    VERY light bite

    That's all ya gonna get....

    Oh ya...and get away from the crowds

     
    What no secrets to pulling a tree thru the hole Mike ????????

     



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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/02/22 18:22:47 (permalink)
    fished two days in a row now, nothing but a little perch and a few on the camera, up to 11 ft of water so they must be gettin deeper.  Ice is good, real thick off chestnut ten inches in some spots
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/03 13:25:49 (permalink)
    Was anyone there yet today? Im wondering how bad todays temps have damaged the ice?
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/03 13:38:31 (permalink)
    I don't think today is doing much. With the amount of snow on the ice, and how thick it is, it would take a few days of warm weather.

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/03 14:18:36 (permalink)
    Misery Bay still has had several people on it all day.  Guys fishing off chestnut as well.  I even saw one guy all the way out in the channel late in the morning.
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/03 15:52:09 (permalink)
    thanks guys, i was hoping there would be one more weekend of hardwater..
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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/03 22:53:09 (permalink)
    wow that is some good news

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/04 00:29:30 (permalink)
    Any report? Wanted to fish Sat. Sunday. hopefully... thnaks for the reports

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    RE: Presque Isle Ice Report 2008/03/05 15:28:07 (permalink)
    anyone been on the ice lately? im hoping for this weekend?
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