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Author Topic: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?  (Read 3952 times)

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:00 PM »
they throw them in a few lakes in NH and MA i would think ME has them also, there pretty neat looking fish.
there was even albino trout caught in a pond down the road from me. now thats a weird looking trout  ;)

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:01 PM »
I just looked them up, they are pretty cool...
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:05 PM »
I'd have to say Ontario has everyone beat in terms of diversity and length of season on the ice.

Minnesota is great too, but as mentioned, the trout fisheries really don't touch those of most Northeastern states...  And while Wyoming and Idaho rule- it's mainly trout and not much else...  They hate pike there.  

And states like Colorado actually have BOUNTIES on Northerns to kill 'em off.

Alaska, by the way, is pretty weak...  I lived there in the Interior and can tell you the fishing opportunites are not what you think- unless you like lots of 2lb grayling.  The coastal runs of salmon are great- but that ain't ice fishing!

No doubt New York can hold it's own too though...  

As for most lakes to choose from in the smallest area, the FIVE THOUSAND waterbodies in the Adirondack Park pretty much blows everything else away.  Comments regarding "most" of the lakes being dead from acid rain must have come from 1983 or something.  The western slope (Old Forge) got hammered back in the day, but it sure wasn't a total loss!

Also- for the record "Lake Tear of the Clouds" on Mount Marcy in New York froze up this week!  Won't be long now!

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #23 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:09 PM »
Also- New York has plenty of Tiger Trout...  Lots of them, actually.

You just have to seek them out and do some homework. 

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #24 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:11 PM »


We even have the elusive "One Eyed Trouser Trout" this guy from Maine caught one in NH lol  :roflmao:

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #25 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:12 PM »
Lake Tear, the beginning of the mighty Hudson River. Most people don't realize the amount of water in the Adirondack Mt's..Let alone the fish.
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #26 on: Oct 16, 2009, 07:15 PM »
Thanks for the Tiger Trout picture Jimmy................. ......... Still love your avitar pict. also.. ;D
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #27 on: Oct 17, 2009, 05:59 PM »
new york by far allot of different species in many lakes and had allot of large fish caught thru the ice this past winter
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #28 on: Oct 17, 2009, 06:08 PM »
Nice post Jimmy about our beloved 'daks. SShhh guys. They're all going to come cramp us up on the lakes. kidding
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #29 on: Oct 18, 2009, 04:00 AM »
Naa, we have nothing here they want Acid rain , garbage fish(perch) ,New York city.Maybe we should all go to Maine.... ;D ;D
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #30 on: Oct 18, 2009, 07:07 AM »
I will always be grateful for the good fishing that I enjoy in NY, and considering that NY is a great place to live for so many other reasons, that makes this fact even more appealing. That said, I would love to take an ice-fishing vacation to some of those lakes in Manitoba where our Canadian friends post their pics from. I would love to have one of their " average " days of icing 3 pike over 20 pounds.
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #31 on: Oct 18, 2009, 01:12 PM »
New York :thumbsup:
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #32 on: Oct 18, 2009, 01:18 PM »
It's 300lb red squirrel.

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #33 on: Oct 18, 2009, 01:45 PM »
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #34 on: Oct 18, 2009, 01:53 PM »
I guess you really have to watch your nuts in that neck of the woods.

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #35 on: Oct 18, 2009, 01:58 PM »
Big squirrels, big fish, we have it all in New York. ;D ;D
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #36 on: Oct 18, 2009, 03:31 PM »
I joke about moving to Maine or someplace north for ealier ice. Honestly though, I wouldn't trade the area in for anything in the world. We can fish one lake and catch every species you could see in the Maine threads. And there are many bodies of water that have everything to offer. All joking aside for just one post, I love it here. Man, Some of us should get paid for marketing tourism in NY.
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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #37 on: Oct 18, 2009, 06:47 PM »
Maine got the best fishing.

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #38 on: Oct 18, 2009, 07:03 PM »
Indiana has the best all around Ice Fishing challenges around, You never know if the ice is thick enough
so that alone adds to the excitement!!

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Re: Which state has the best ice fishing oppportunities?
« Reply #39 on: Oct 18, 2009, 07:07 PM »
Apparently Main got to work on thier english classes.

 

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