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Title: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: FirstCast on Dec 27, 2020, 12:38 PM
Big change on the site this year,is it cause no ice or the Covid thing?I had sold all my ice fishing gear by last Christmas. Someone got a good deal on that. Stuff. Not only were the rods lucky but they were a steal. Well I sort of miss fishing hard water and miss the derby, but donít miss the cold. Itís nice to sit by the fireplace on those double digit temperature days. To those avid ice fishers tight lines and Happy New Year. Be safe
Title: Re: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: zcm_82 on Dec 27, 2020, 12:51 PM
I'm not in BC, but it seems a lot of places don't get the ice they used to, especially farther south. I'm in IL, in what I would call marginal ice territory along the very southern edge of the ice belt, and it has trended more and more toward marginal over the past 10 years.

We still get a good year once in a while (2019 was a great season around here) but a lot of years it is "if" we get ice, not "when" we get ice now. I wouldn't be surprised if getting fishable ice became the exception instead of the rule in the next 20 years or so.
Title: Re: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: Thunder Fish on Dec 30, 2020, 09:29 AM
Like magic the ice is here in the south Cariboo,hopefully the board starts to fill up
Title: Re: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: tigrr on Jan 06, 2021, 10:21 PM
Brandon, Ian and I carried the board the last few years.
I have moved on.  GOC is where I'm at.  later
Title: Re: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: ianwuzhere on Jan 16, 2021, 09:57 PM
Ya definately some changes compared to the old days when we would post up threads every weekend with stories of fishing adventures on the hard water. I dont post much for pix on social media much anymore. Traffic has gotten lets say busy at some lakes where often when you post up pictures of fish people are dying to find out where you are fishing and some places where use to be noone fishing has a busy parking lot.
So the editing of pictures happened for awhile then to next to no postings..  just me tho, others can continue..
-dont think the most hardcore ice fishers in BC arent getting out tho    ;) ;)


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Title: Re: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: paulbunyan on Jan 17, 2021, 06:04 PM
Yeah, I've been out to Ness for Kokanee, did pretty good! Tasty little beggars! Big lakes aren't safe yet, and yes hard to share things on line.
Title: Re: Where has all the ice fishers gone?
Post by: Thunder Fish on Jan 18, 2021, 06:22 PM
Most of the south Cariboo is good to fish now,was out yesterday to get some sun on the ice,was going this morning,back did not want to play today.