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SLAYERFISH

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2 months till Ice!
« on: Aug 28, 2017, 08:53 AM »
At places like st. Marys' and such-
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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2017, 03:53 PM »
Ha, first time I've checked this site in a while and we have our first 2017/18 season post.  Yes, only a few more months.  I have a good feeling about this year...

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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2017, 04:55 PM »
Can hardly wait, but then again with these 80's plus days yet not ready to put away the boat.  3 species today Walleye, Crappies, and a surprise Gill.  ;D 

You can have St. Mary's all to your self Mike.  I get enough of the slimy things on Aurora.
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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 12, 2017, 08:27 AM »
Only reason to go up there is for 1st ice honors. ;)

I truly won't even think of icing till late november.  Fall fishing is too fun-
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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 13, 2017, 01:40 AM »
Exciting stuff!

I'm extremely anxious for this ice fishing season that it's making me sick.  Here in the coming months I will actually be relocating from Michigan to far Eastern Colorado for work..

It's a bit uneasy leaving behind the area and lakes you have grown up fishing and moving to an area where the nearest public access is around an hour away.  Im trying to condition myself to the fact that I won't be able to get out and fish as much as I was blessed to in the lake-filled county I lived in in Michigan.

With that said, I'm still looking forward to the new adventure and fishing-filled weekend trips to the mountains (and surrounding areas)!

Hopefully Mother Nature will cool off early and bless us all with a long and safe ice fishing season!

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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 13, 2017, 10:34 PM »
Like Slayer said, 1st ice honors is always fun.  Not about what you catch -- ice is ice, fish are fish!

And speaking of first ice, I think it won't be long!  Check it out:

NOAA in Riverton, WY has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wyoming’s Tetons and more WY locations for Thursday night through Saturday morning.
"SNOW AMOUNTS...4 to 8 inches possible above 8500 feet and 8 to 12 inches above 10000 feet, along with local amounts of 16 inches possible."
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=riw&wwa=winter%20storm%20watch
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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #6 on: Sep 13, 2017, 11:54 PM »
Welcome 40.  Myself, I love eastern CO.  I look forward to bird hunting out there in the fall.  It can be pretty good some years and it's always nice to get out of the front range traffic and find some gravel roads that you have all to yourself.  Sadly there's not a lot of water out there but what there is can be productive some years...both for birds and fish.  Use caution on our ice at all times especially at lower elevations and consider jumping into Nebraska if you are in NE part of the state...might even find a Walleye or two.  Valentine Refuge is a bucket list trip for me and might be well worth the drive for you if you have a thing for big Gills like I do.  All in all you can find good spots but there's not nearly as much water as your used too and you'll likely spend more $ on gas to reach what there is  than you do in the UP. 

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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #7 on: Sep 13, 2017, 11:56 PM »
Oh yeah...Don't let Slayer's fish porn get to you.  It's just part of fishing Colorado.

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Re: 2 months till Ice!
« Reply #8 on: Sep 17, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Welcome 40 just be leery of the lower elevations ice, not the same quality that you are used to.
Bud

 

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