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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3210 on: Feb 01, 2024, 06:40 PM »
It's just common sense that if you cover more water,  you'll increase your chances.
A vast majority of people don't do that on ice,  it's those few that present their higher percentage.
I totally agree with expectations and what's considered successful.
On Schroon I've found those lake trout are very lazy and picky .Tip ups have more success when covering just a smaller footprint.
Good luck out there and hopefully the shorelines are good to get on Saturday for my first outing there on Saturday.
I'm not fishing the northern end.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3211 on: Feb 07, 2024, 03:32 PM »
Some of the best walking conditions I've seen on Schroon in quite some time.  7-8" ice everywhere we went.  Fished below Adirondack today, good 8" glare ice, however some big wet cracks opened up, and it reminded me of Lake George when the ice would rip and groan.  Abundance of 17" Lakers this year for me.  Venison meatball sandwiches made the day complete.



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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3212 on: Feb 07, 2024, 03:57 PM »
Nice.👍✌️✌️
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3213 on: Feb 07, 2024, 06:28 PM »
That sandwich looks tasty    great treat on the ice!

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3214 on: Feb 07, 2024, 06:52 PM »
It's just common sense that if you cover more water,  you'll increase your chances.
A vast majority of people don't do that on ice,  it's those few that present their higher percentage.
I totally agree with expectations and what's considered successful.
On Schroon I've found those lake trout are very lazy and picky .Tip ups have more success when covering just a smaller footprint.
Good luck out there and hopefully the shorelines are good to get on Saturday for my first outing there on Saturday.
I'm not fishing the northern end.

The jaw jacker bite was the saving grace the other day without them I would have went 0/1 on the jig  Never saw so many people off eagle.  Understandable given the season we had. 

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3215 on: Feb 08, 2024, 06:44 AM »
 :tipup: :tipup:Thanks for the updates
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3216 on: Feb 10, 2024, 02:11 PM »
Bunch of nice Pike caught today.  Mine could have been the biggest, 17.5 lbs.  Weird day, sun, clouds, rain, thunder. Like ice fishing in June!.  8" ice still, edges fine.


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3217 on: Feb 10, 2024, 05:13 PM »
Thats a nice pike! 

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3218 on: Feb 11, 2024, 08:00 AM »
That is a brute !  :clap:

I might need to soak some tipups there next weekend  ;)
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3219 on: Feb 11, 2024, 08:09 AM »
My buddy started the day with a 7.5 lber, then I got my 17.5.  lots of big Pike caught yesterday for some reason.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3220 on: Feb 11, 2024, 08:22 AM »
Bunch of nice Pike caught today.  Mine could have been the biggest, 17.5 lbs.  Weird day, sun, clouds, rain, thunder. Like ice fishing in June!.  8" ice still, edges fine.



Great fish! Well deserved too, with all the insight you provide about Schroon

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3221 on: Feb 11, 2024, 12:02 PM »
Great fish! Well deserved too, with all the insight you provide about Schroon
Thanks man.  You know, every time we go out we have a plan. Most of the time we laugh at the end of the day, saying, well, that didn't work out!  This time it did.  Only tipup I had set at halfway in the water column, 19 fow, weeds, near a deep drop off channel.  Large hunt.  Oh, and 6 lb fluorocarbon leader, and size 14 treble.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3222 on: Feb 11, 2024, 12:54 PM »
Nice pike.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3223 on: Feb 12, 2024, 07:50 AM »
Nice catch
Made my first trip to Schroon this season.
No big fish but scenery was beautiful



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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3224 on: Feb 12, 2024, 08:19 AM »
Thanks man.  You know, every time we go out we have a plan. Most of the time we laugh at the end of the day, saying, well, that didn't work out!  This time it did.  Only tipup I had set at halfway in the water column, 19 fow, weeds, near a deep drop off channel.  Large hunt.  Oh, and 6 lb fluorocarbon leader, and size 14 treble.

6 lb. leader and small treble. I've heard others say that's effective. How often do you get bit off?

Oh and congrats on that monster!
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 #3225 on: Feb 12, 2024, 11:39 AM »
Nice fish Tony.  Well deserved.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3226 on: Feb 12, 2024, 05:56 PM »
Very nice fish!
Very nice report!
Thanks for sharing it.


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3227 on: Feb 12, 2024, 07:03 PM »
6 lb. leader and small treble. I've heard others say that's effective. How often do you get bit off?

Oh and congrats on that monster!

I don't target pike with my tipups rigged similar to this, I intend to catch perch and crappies with those rigged with 6 pound mono leader with size 12 treble. When pike do hit these, the hook being so small results in the hook catching the lip or corner of the mouth just at the last moment when the pike is trying to expel it. With no part of the line rubbing on any teeth, you will not lose a pike due to a biteoff, only from trying to horse it in too fast.

He has my 6 pound line pike record beaten by quite a bit, mine was 13 pounds. That took a cool head and great skill with the line handling to ice that fish. I know it can be done though, just keep your cool and let the fish run as many times as it needs to.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3228 on: Feb 13, 2024, 05:00 AM »
Thanks guys.  I seldom target Pike, my rig is set up for Salmon and Lakers, but over the years I have caught some nice Pike on that setup, just got to let them do what they want to do, and eventually you can ease them up through the hole, like an old man exiting a warm bed!  ;)   My leader setup is this, 7ft brown Maxima 8lb or 10lb to a tiny barrel swivel, then 15" 6lb Fluorocarbon to a size 14 treble. This way I can change that 15" piece often when it gets tangled up or scraped up without changing the whole leader. A small weight is put above the barrel swivel.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3229 on: Feb 13, 2024, 03:40 PM »
Beautiful Pike.  Nice job landing him on 6lb test.  Looks like you got away from the crowds.  I tried off Adirondack last Thursday 2 or 4 camps south of the creek had a few runners but could not set the hook. But it was a perfect day sunny no wind and about 40 F.  May try this Thursday too. I'll pm you for some advice.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3230 on: Feb 13, 2024, 03:59 PM »
Beautiful Pike.  Nice job landing him on 6lb test.  Looks like you got away from the crowds.  I tried off Adirondack last Thursday 2 or 4 camps south of the creek had a few runners but could not set the hook. But it was a perfect day sunny no wind and about 40 F.  May try this Thursday too. I'll pm you for some advice.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3231 on: Feb 14, 2024, 11:30 AM »
Planning to head to Schroon this weekend for the first time with some friends. First time for all of us. Got 10 lb braided line with 8 lb fluorocarbon for the end. Any tips on where to launch from and try? There's the world of life launch and Schroon lake beach. Everywhere I read, people say to head towards the island. What's a good dept set up for tip ups? We've always targeting pike, but this time looking for Lakers.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3232 on: Feb 14, 2024, 11:45 AM »
Planning to head to Schroon this weekend for the first time with some friends. First time for all of us. Got 10 lb braided line with 8 lb fluorocarbon for the end. Any tips on where to launch from and try? There's the world of life launch and Schroon lake beach. Everywhere I read, people say to head towards the island. What's a good dept set up for tip ups? We've always targeting pike, but this time looking for Lakers.

Theres 107 pages with all of the information you need.  take a look back and access is definitely listed.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3233 on: Feb 14, 2024, 01:23 PM »
Theres 107 pages with all of the information you need.  take a look back and access is definitely listed.
108 now pat! And he doesn’t even have to go too far back  ??? ??? ::) ::)

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3234 on: Feb 26, 2024, 01:44 PM »


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3236 on: Feb 27, 2024, 06:52 AM »
Schroon bait is trading liability for cash and apparently is hosting something this weekend. 

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3237 on: Feb 27, 2024, 08:23 AM »


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3238 on: Feb 27, 2024, 02:43 PM »
Schroon bait is trading liability for cash and apparently is hosting something this weekend.
They did this last year as well no permit no nothing just liability n greed

 



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