Mobile Site Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel

Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | Militia | Sponsors
Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | KTP | Cabelas | CJS | PolarBird | AcmeTackle
Apr 24, 2017, 06:48 PM
Iceshanty Online Tourney :icefish:
View Tourney Leader Board

Miss activation email? Check your spam folder! | Forgot password?
The ice fishing ME board is sponsored by:
7th Annual Fishing Derby will be held January 28 & 29 2012

Author Topic: thoughts on the county for the end of the month  (Read 1008 times)

Huemorin

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 252
  • Location: Winthrop, ME
  • Join Date: Jan 2010

thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« on: Mar 20, 2017, 10:14 AM »
I know conditions are solid now and I also know a lot can change in a couple weeks, but wondering what peoples thoughts are on crossing Square come the 30th through April 2nd.  I am guessing it will still be ok.  We have done that weekend the last couple years and although we have ridden through some water on the way out, there has always been plenty of ice.  The last couple years that weekend has also been great for riding sleds as well so I guess we will see.  Thanks

teampar

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 651
  • Location: Presque Isle, Maine
  • Join Date: Nov 2008

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2017, 10:54 AM »
With the amount of ice we have now along with colder temps the middle of this week I am thinking you will have no trouble the end of the month. If you have a mind to  you could probably make the same  trip the end of April as well.  @)

Huemorin

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 252
  • Location: Winthrop, ME
  • Join Date: Jan 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2017, 11:27 AM »
I don't think I have the mind for the end of April.  hahaha.  Thanks

jacksmelt71

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 4,276
  • Location: frenchville, maine
  • Join Date: Oct 2004

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2017, 11:28 AM »
With the amount of ice we have now along with colder temps the middle of this week I am thinking you will have no trouble the end of the month. If you have a mind to  you could probably make the same  trip the end of April as well.  @)
i most definitely concur! 3ft+ of ice!
FISH HARDWATER OR DIE TRYING!!!

JDK

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,081
  • Location:
  • Join Date: Feb 2006

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2017, 11:33 AM »
With the amount of ice we have now along with colder temps the middle of this week I am thinking you will have no trouble the end of the month. If you have a mind to  you could probably make the same  trip the end of April as well.  @)

What are you talking about?  We'll be trolling by the 2nd.

I'm just here to read what all the experts have to say.

IceMan100

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 267
  • Location: Northern Maine
  • Join Date: Dec 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #5 on: Mar 20, 2017, 01:25 PM »
Bring an extension!   Caught a nice 4 lber on Square last Saturday, Fatty!  Nice healthy fish...   Nicest all season.

woodchip

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,560
  • Location: Cumberland ctr.
  • Join Date: Feb 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2017, 02:18 PM »
I have ice fished in April before and will be this year also!!!!!!!!!!!

IceMan100

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 267
  • Location: Northern Maine
  • Join Date: Dec 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2017, 03:05 PM »
I have ice fished in April before and will be this year also!!!!!!!!!!!

Season closes March 31st.    don't get caught  :P

9huskies

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 864
  • Location: Western Maine mountains
  • Join Date: Nov 2008

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #8 on: Mar 20, 2017, 04:21 PM »
I have ice fished in April before and will be this year also!!!!!!!!!!!
I have ice fished in April every year since the law was changed to allow it. Most years I fish until about April 15. The latest was April 22 and this year has the potential to beat that.

woodchip

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,560
  • Location: Cumberland ctr.
  • Join Date: Feb 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #9 on: Mar 20, 2017, 04:39 PM »
don't tell,IceMan100 That April is open to ice fishing , We will have more for the rest of us..

whitefishlover

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 496
  • Location: Penobscot County
  • Join Date: Dec 2012

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #10 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05:05 PM »
I will be very surprised if I am not ice fishing in Penobscot County on April 15th.......Gonna be May on big lakes in county before the ice is gone.
"A bad day of fishin' is much  better than a good day of work" :)

IceMan100

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 267
  • Location: Northern Maine
  • Join Date: Dec 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2017, 05:50 AM »
doesn't apply to northern Maine.    all lakes close March 31st.

Huemorin

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 252
  • Location: Winthrop, ME
  • Join Date: Jan 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2017, 05:58 AM »
I will be ice fishing in April also, just not on Square.  I have always thought to Ice fish the last day and then snowmobile over to the thoroughfare and wet a line on the first.  I think that would be cool but have yet to do it.  Maybe this is the year

teampar

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 651
  • Location: Presque Isle, Maine
  • Join Date: Nov 2008

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 2017, 06:20 AM »
doesn't apply to northern Maine.    all lakes close March 31st.

Actually there are between 25-30 lakes/ponds in Aroostook county that are open to ice fishing in the month of April.

9huskies

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 864
  • Location: Western Maine mountains
  • Join Date: Nov 2008

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2017, 06:44 AM »
I will be ice fishing in April also, just not on Square.  I have always thought to Ice fish the last day and then snowmobile over to the thoroughfare and wet a line on the first.  I think that would be cool but have yet to do it.  Maybe this is the year

Fish them on the same day. Thorofares fall under the same rules as the bodies of water that are connected by them. Any water open to ice fishing is also legal for open water fishing. When you apply both of those rules it means many thoroughfares are open to fly fishing most of the year.

IceMan100

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 267
  • Location: Northern Maine
  • Join Date: Dec 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #15 on: Mar 21, 2017, 06:54 AM »
Just spoke to warden,  no April ice fishing up in the county. 

JDK

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 2,081
  • Location:
  • Join Date: Feb 2006

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #16 on: Mar 21, 2017, 07:10 AM »
Just spoke to warden,  no April ice fishing up in the county.

Wrong
I'm just here to read what all the experts have to say.

apresby11

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 82
  • Location:
  • Join Date: Feb 2014

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #17 on: Mar 21, 2017, 07:35 AM »
From Page 3 of the 2017 Law Book:

Lakes & Ponds

NORTH REGION LAKES & PONDS
• From April 1 – September 30: Open to
open water fishing under general law
terminal gear, bag, and length limits.
• From October 1 – March 31: Closed to open
water and ice fishing.

SOUTH REGION LAKES & PONDS
• January 1 – December 31: Open to ice
and open water fishing under general law
terminal gear, bag, and length limits.

Says the North Region is CLOSED to Ice Fishing October 1 to March 31  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???  I guess you guys up north are all going to get arrested!

IceMan100

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 267
  • Location: Northern Maine
  • Join Date: Dec 2010

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #18 on: Mar 21, 2017, 07:42 AM »
Wrong


They know the law as it is interpreted ,   I'm not interested in a ticket why I asked him.

teampar

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 651
  • Location: Presque Isle, Maine
  • Join Date: Nov 2008

Re: thoughts on the county for the end of the month
« Reply #19 on: Mar 21, 2017, 08:05 AM »
NORTHERN & WESTERN COUNTIES
Waters open to ice fishing are listed with an A or a B code which defines
the winter fishing season. All other waters are closed to ice fishing.

SEASON DATE CODES

A: Open to ice fishing and open water fishing for all fish from
December 1 - April 30.
B: Open to ice fishing and open water fishing from January 1
- March 31.
CI: Closed to ice fishing.
CO: Closed to open water fishing from October 1 - March 31.
(Note: Special rules may restrict the general law fishing
provisions.)


Sorry for the hijack Huemorin!   @)

 

Iceshanty.com sponsored in part by:
FishUSA | Marcum | Fish307 | Cabelas | CJS | PolarBird AcmeTackle
Home | ThinIce | Chat | Pictures | Archives | ProShop | GearShop | Militia | Sponsors

Ice Fishing @ www.iceshanty.com Fishing @ www.myfishfinder.com Hunting @ www.myhuntingforum.com

Contact | Sponsor IceShanty.com | Disclaimer
©1996- IceShanty.com
All Rights Reserved