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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2940 on: Mar 06, 2021, 03:40 AM »
Got a report Friday of a bad slush pocket behind the Island, so fyi.  I drove around north basin, everything rock hard.  Just a skiff of snow, so snowmobiles, wheelers, small 4x4 vehicles should be fine.  Stay away from usual trouble spots, inlet, Rogers Brook by the boat launch.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2941 on: Mar 06, 2021, 03:48 PM »
Any updates on the derby?

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2942 on: Mar 06, 2021, 07:18 PM »


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2943 on: Mar 07, 2021, 09:45 AM »
Currently in 3rd place with my salmon.     2.79lbs 21.5"   

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2944 on: Mar 07, 2021, 09:50 AM »
Nice, hope you hang on!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2945 on: Mar 07, 2021, 04:37 PM »
what happened to all of those big ones they dumped in there

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2946 on: Mar 07, 2021, 04:47 PM »
I hope u hang on too

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2947 on: Mar 07, 2021, 04:58 PM »
what happened to all of those big ones they dumped in there
They have been getting caught all winter long, up to 6lbs.  Winner for salmon for the derby was 4.56lbs, then 4.35lbs, and yes, I hung on for a third place finish at 2.75lbs.  It was one of the summer stockies.  We're in the money!!!  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2948 on: Mar 07, 2021, 06:37 PM »
Congrats Tony.   Thatís a little payback for all you do on here
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2949 on: Mar 07, 2021, 07:10 PM »
Congrats Tony.   Thatís a little payback for all you do on here

X2.  Nice work!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2950 on: Mar 07, 2021, 07:23 PM »
Thanks guys, kind of a memorable fish. First light this morning, flag goes off, icicle 7' under ice, takes out 20' of line drops it.  Re bait, 15 minutes later flag goes off again, this time it's screaming.  Set the hook, fight the fish, kind of like bringing in an old boot til he gets near the hole, makes several runs, finally get his head up the hole and hook comes out! Had to "go in" and scoop him out!  That was it for the day.  Really slow, but that's ok. Had time to cook the boys a nice breakfast, enjoyable Derby.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2951 on: Mar 07, 2021, 07:57 PM »
Great story. Congrats!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2952 on: Mar 08, 2021, 08:36 AM »
Congrats on the Salmon!  We didn't fair as well but was still fun.  Saw a few flags but nothing hung on.  Kids had fun, definitely be back next year.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2953 on: Mar 08, 2021, 10:17 AM »
Good work tony, lots of trucks still out there and tons of people put the fish down way to grind it up well deserved

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2954 on: Mar 08, 2021, 10:22 AM »
Certainly was a fun Derby. We took biggest pickerel too, so our "team" did really well.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2955 on: Mar 08, 2021, 10:25 AM »
Great job Tony :tipup:
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a RIDE!"--Hunter S. Thompson

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2956 on: Mar 09, 2021, 09:47 AM »
Congrats Tony.  Thanks again for all the reliable information you share.  We only got 1 small laker and 1 smallie but had a great weekend!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2957 on: Mar 09, 2021, 03:31 PM »
Plan on going up to the boat launch on the north end Thursday. Iím wondering if there are any trouble areas to stay away from outside of the Rogers brook?

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2958 on: Mar 09, 2021, 03:39 PM »
In that area, just the brook.  North end off Fowler will start getting shaky soon from the inlet.  That's about it for the north basin.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2959 on: Mar 10, 2021, 05:24 AM »
Thanks so much.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2960 on: Mar 10, 2021, 07:12 PM »
Hey Everyone,

Hope this post is ok, if not let me know I'll pull it down.  Just looking for some feedback since the last trip to schroon wasn't that successful.  We fished the south end in front of Blue Sky Estates (15-40ft) all tip-ups. We fished with suckers and shiners (hooked behind the dorsal fin) and dropped them down about 5ft off the bottom (verified by my Helix 7).  Any issues with the technique or did we just have an unlucky weekend?  Is this part of the lake less active than the north this time of year?

Thanks in advance


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2961 on: Mar 10, 2021, 08:11 PM »
That area is known to take some big pike, but for Lake Trout and Salmon further up the shoreline would be better.  Years ago baby suckers would catch most Lake Trout, fished a foot off bottom, but in the last number of years Hunts and Icicles fished suspended has far outfished anything on bottom.  20 ft under the ice seems to be the magic number.  Years ago the old timers put buttons on their braided lines set at 20 ft and always fished that depth. All the Lake Trout we caught this weekend were caught 15-20 ft under the ice, in 40-50 fow.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2962 on: Mar 11, 2021, 07:00 AM »
Thanks Tony.  Iíll be back at it next year.  My son enjoys it so job number one accomplished.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2963 on: Mar 11, 2021, 11:47 AM »
Schroon like any other big lake takes time time to figure out.  One year we couldn't fish LG and I counted 166 lakers from the same GPS marks.  All on jigs.  Food for thought.  Ironically the local epo checked me April 1 that year and says "man you never over from those holes"  he had been watching via binoculars all season and came to say hi on April fools.  Good guy for sure. 

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2964 on: Mar 13, 2021, 08:38 AM »
Everything buttoned up nicely with last night's cold. Guys are out there today with  wheeler's. Edges good.
Tony

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2965 on: Mar 14, 2021, 10:46 PM »
Everything buttoned up nicely with last night's cold. Guys are out there today with  wheeler's. Edges good.

Good to know. Cheers!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2966 on: Mar 15, 2021, 09:53 AM »
Tony thanks for the update on the conditions.  I pretty much had the south end of the lake to myself on Saturday with the exception of a few groups who fished from like 9-1.  It took some work but I found some smaller lakers to play with.  I started out on a 40 foot flat but wasn't marking a thing.  The weather was pleasant so I ventured out with the flasher and found some fish in deeper water that would aggressively chase my bait.  The wind picked up so i made a whole camp move to where the fish were.  I landed 3, lost a nice one on the bottom of the hole and hooked several others.  I ended up packing up a little after 2 after a big gust of wind ripped 3 of 4 spikes out of the ice and almost took my shanty for a ride.  I think that is the most lakers that I've ever marked so I was more than pleased with how my day turned out.







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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2967 on: Mar 15, 2021, 10:09 AM »
A great day of fishing with a nice samich, sounds like time well spent

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2968 on: Mar 15, 2021, 11:23 AM »
Look at you Pat!  Nice work.  I'll be up the 27-28th.  Maybe one day this weekend if I don't take the boat out.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2969 on: Mar 15, 2021, 12:25 PM »
Nicely done Pat, and you ate well, which is the important part!!!
Tony

 



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