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Offline FreshwaterPhil

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First March outing
« on: Mar 15, 2022, 08:46 PM »
Morning bite was on today, hit these beauties on back to back holes.



This was my first ice outing in 3 weeks, I just got back from a trip to South Florida a few days ago. Got some decent fishing done down there as well, both freshwater and saltwater, many new species, lots of pics, you can view the blog post at http://freshwater-phil.blogspot.com/2022/03/fishing-south-florida-in-march.html , here is a teaser pic :)



Was very surprised to have lake to myself today, spot has been getting pounded since the start of covid, and still a good 18-20 inches of ice.

This may sound sacrilegious on here, but this may have been my last ice outing, if weather is warm enough, I hope to hit open water on my float tube for a shot at pike, bass, bowfin and crappie before the season closes on April 1st.

If I don't make it back on the ice before then, it's been another fun season on here, hope to be back with more next season. Wishing you all a great open water season, tight lines!

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Offline R.S.

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Re: First March outing
« Reply #1 on: Mar 17, 2022, 04:59 AM »
as the 83rd viewer, first reply, good job!   :thumbsup:

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Re: First March outing
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17, 2022, 06:27 AM »
as the 83rd viewer, first reply, good job!   :thumbsup:

Thanks. People must be getting used to my pics, or perhaps bored of them (or me)  ::)
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Re: First March outing
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2022, 06:34 AM »
Nice. Ice season has been over about 3 weeks here, but not quite as warm as Florida.  ;D

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Re: First March outing
« Reply #4 on: Mar 17, 2022, 06:42 AM »
Nice. Ice season has been over about 3 weeks here, but not quite as warm as Florida.  ;D

Warming up here as well. Planning a float tube outing near a warm water inflow tomorrow, fish tend to gather there until the end of March. Some of my ice spots should still be safe for another week or two, but between honeycombing ice and what's typically a good open water bite from my float tube, I'm likely done with my ice season as well.

Was lucky enough to fish Florida in December and March. Due back there early summer, not looking forward to that sort of heat though, I'm sort of built for cold.
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Re: First March outing
« Reply #5 on: Mar 17, 2022, 06:56 AM »
I've been to FL a couple times in Feb/March, and found it miserably humid. I can't even imagine living there in the summer.

I've been out in the boat a couple times now. I just boated my first carp of the year yesterday, but it was just a little fella.

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Re: First March outing
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2022, 07:03 AM »
I've been to FL a couple times in Feb/March, and found it miserably humid. I can't even imagine living there in the summer.

I've been out in the boat a couple times now. I just boated my first carp of the year yesterday, but it was just a little fella.

Cool. Hope to hit my early season carp spot within the next couple weeks. Seasons for game fish are closed in April in both Quebec and neighbouring Ontario, carp should keep me busy until May when they start to open.
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Re: First March outing
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2022, 07:22 AM »
Beautiful WP
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Re: First March outing
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 2022, 08:16 AM »
Beautiful WP

Yes, sort of rare in that lake, as it gets pounded all winter long. However, most of them that I've caught there are over 14 inches. Sort of a trophy wp and largemouth fishery. Few big yellow perch as well.
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