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Offline abishop

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first ice
« on: Nov 29, 2017, 09:46 AM »
Just looked at the extended forecast. I know there are quite a few smaller dudes who are lucky enough to get on some local ice before Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed.

Offline Big Buck

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Re: first ice
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2017, 08:08 PM »
I got to fish on Xmas Eve last year-Missy started the season for me. Im hoping for a repeat.    FISH ON!!!!

Offline wallin

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Re: first ice
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2017, 10:18 AM »
Hopefully a good year for us small guys Al.  ;D
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Re: first ice
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2017, 11:24 AM »
Unfortunately I missed almost all of the ice season last year after having shoulder surgery...hoping for a long season this year to make up for lost time!  Im not a small guy but with the way the forecast looks,  i'm sure hoping to get on Indiana ice by christmas

Offline fwcanoefisher

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Re: first ice
« Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2017, 11:48 AM »
It'd be fantastic to get on the ice before Christmas.   :tipup:

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Re: first ice
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2017, 09:02 AM »
I am now very optimistic that i shall be fishing on hardwater the weekend following the 14th as i have to work all week. As long as the snow stays away and the wind lays down a bit.....its GAME ON!!!!!! ;D

Offline matfalk

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Re: first ice
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2017, 09:47 AM »
Fished on Summit Christmas Eve last year, but didn't last too long.  I think that was the only time I got out in Indiana last season.

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Re: first ice
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2017, 04:51 AM »
Looking at my fishing log I see I iced fished on Dec 17th last year here in Wabash county. I also see my last trip was Jan 15th. Lets hope for a longer season this year.

Offline rivereddy

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Re: first ice
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:22 AM »
Hunted goose pond yesterday in greene county.  Lots of sheet ice and several shallow ponds were locked up.  Most had melted by late afternoon from a combination of temps in the low 40's and high wind.  But,  the water is really cooling down.
It would be nice to get out before the holiday craziness sets in.

fish on,   here ducky ducky, fish off

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Offline Big Buck

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Re: first ice
« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2017, 08:44 AM »
Getting closer boys!!!!! FISH ON!!!! 

Offline ftwwalleye

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Re: first ice
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:05 AM »
Gonna try and get out tomorrow and chase some bows in the waders before I begin losing open water. Getting antsy but hate seeing my fly rods hanging in the basement
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Re: first ice
« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2017, 10:18 AM »
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Hunted goose pond yesterday in greene county. 

One of these days I will get down to goose pond.  How did you do?

Offline Weskimo1

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Re: first ice
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:00 PM »
Last year's first night on the ice was Dec 19th, Miami County.  I actually told my son last week..slim chance we will fish before Xmas this year..those are some words I am more than happy to eat, hopefully as a side dish to some fresh caught crappie on Christmas Eve!!! Be safe!!

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Re: first ice
« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2017, 03:51 AM »
had ice(with snow on it) on ramp channel yesterday, it wont be long. 
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Offline Greg2ha

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Re: first ice
« Reply #14 on: Dec 08, 2017, 04:39 AM »
We just do not need snow on top of whatever ice we have made to get this going.
Fish on!

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Re: first ice
« Reply #15 on: Dec 08, 2017, 07:41 AM »
I plan on making a drive around this evening and seeing what is starting to form up (if any).

Offline ftwwalleye

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Re: first ice
« Reply #16 on: Dec 08, 2017, 07:55 AM »
I plan on making a drive around this evening and seeing what is starting to form up (if any).
Saw some ponds that were shallow locked up. After temps last night lakes should be about primed and let's just keep fingers crossed for little snow for a bit
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Re: first ice
« Reply #17 on: Dec 08, 2017, 10:17 AM »
Caught a pile on 12/16 last year, chance for a repeat.

Offline taxi1

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Re: first ice
« Reply #18 on: Dec 08, 2017, 11:17 AM »
My ponds are icing up. Trout are no long cruising the shoreline. They've gone deeper for warmer water and the spawn is over for the brooks and browns.
I live in the midwest now but have fond memories of fishing in New England as a kid.

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Re: first ice
« Reply #19 on: Dec 08, 2017, 04:47 PM »
My pond locked up overnight.  I'm guessing currently at about a half inch.  She is super smooth.
I used to get excited about a 20 inch bass until I caught my first 40 inch dolphin.

Ian

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Re: first ice
« Reply #20 on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:02 PM »
My pond locked up overnight.  I'm guessing currently at about a half inch.  She is super smooth.

My smaller ones are but the one that is exposed to the wind (no trees or brush) is only about half frozen.
I live in the midwest now but have fond memories of fishing in New England as a kid.

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Re: first ice
« Reply #21 on: Dec 10, 2017, 07:52 PM »
sitting at 1.5 today.
I used to get excited about a 20 inch bass until I caught my first 40 inch dolphin.

Ian

 



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