Author Topic: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)  (Read 2271 times)

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"2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« on: Jan 06, 2018, 07:05 PM »
...What is the ratio of:

2 = Two lakes fished today with Shaun (Fishslap).  North Sterling and Prewitt.

8= The inches of ice we walked on.

1 = One fish caught all day.  A ten inch crappie.

Slow.  Slow.  Slow.  At Sterling, drilled lots of holes.  Tried everything.  Marked tons of baitfish, very few target fish.  Only got one to commit.  At Prewitt, drilled some holes off the dam and didn't mark a single fish.

Thought I'd give a thorough update today (no secrets)  @), since Shaun and I got off our bums and tried some lakes we had never fished. It's called exploring. And yes, there's always the chance of striking out.  If you don't drill holes, you'll never know. Get out and explore!


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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2018, 07:20 PM »



Well said.  Hereís my contribution from the day; a nearly excavated Shad entombed in his icy grave.  Other than that I got the striped kitty.

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2018, 07:23 PM »
Right on, thats why itís called fishing not catching. As long as your with great company, nice scenery, have safe travels, itís a great day. Catching fish is a bonus.

Enjoy reading your adventures, thank you!

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:06 PM »


Well said.  Hereís my contribution from the day; a nearly excavated Shad entombed in his icy grave.  Other than that I got the striped kitty.
Ha, that was cool seeing it entombed in ice -- prolly still alive. Just waiting till Spring.  Anyone remember that 80's flick "Iceman" ??  ;)

It was great fishing with you today, as always Shaun.  Good laughs, exploration, and fishing.
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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:10 PM »
Nice crappie at least you got out

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:13 PM »
Nice crappie at least you got out
Thanks, man!  I think we coulda used your help out that way, today!  ;D
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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2018, 09:48 PM »
Fished sterling and Jumbo few years back with Slayer and had the same results minus the one fish we where skunked. Ive never heard good things ice fishing those lakes, open water a different thing.

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10:27 PM »
i was close by at jackson. big ole skunk. ice was nice and thick tho. bout 7-8.

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10:37 PM »
i was close by at jackson. big ole skunk. ice was nice and thick tho. bout 7-8.
We thought about checking Jackson, too but we ran out of time.  Slow day.  We were discussing if the night bite may be worth pursuing for crappie at Sterling.  Some guys were already on the lake at 7am when we arrived.  Soon after, they left.  Probably limited out over night!  ;D

Or got sick of the skunk!
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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #9 on: Jan 06, 2018, 11:51 PM »
jackson was terrible. lots of people. marked fish quite a bit for not a single bite. tried lots of different jigs and bait. nothin even seemed interested.  there is no structure to that lake. just a big cereal bow. im heading to bear creek in the a.m. heard there was 6". if thats wrong i guess ill go to tarryall or evergreen

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2018, 06:23 AM »
I've never been a big one for looking at the moon cycles or lo/high pressure systems, but now am wondering if there was something going on atmospherically or otherwise on Saturday.

I've been fishing a small pond up around Longmont with good success over the last week, and when I took my grandson out yesterday to get him his first bass, we got the skunk too.  A few lookie-loos but no hook-ups.
There is no such thing as bad weather - only bad clothing.

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2018, 07:58 AM »
Pressure is a huge factor on what days are better. But the fish still gotta eat

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #12 on: Jan 07, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Rough outing. Least the weather looked decent. That first picture is sweet

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #13 on: Jan 07, 2018, 08:21 PM »
Thanks, man!  I think we coulda used your help out that way, today!  ;D
ive never iced those lakes but I do good at both in summer

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #14 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:00 AM »
North Sterling has not been willing to give the fish up hopefully it will get better if the ice survives 60 degrees and wind

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #15 on: Jan 10, 2018, 06:02 PM »
Yup.   Did it the last 3 weeks all over Nebraska.   Didnít get good results but exploring is how you find honey holes, and most of all get away from the googans.   Iíd rather skunk at ponds in Nebraska trying for big fish than icefish metro area Slut lakes for tiny slimers.   

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Re: "2:8:1" (1/6/18)
« Reply #16 on: Jan 10, 2018, 06:23 PM »
Yup.   Did it the last 3 weeks all over Nebraska.   Didnít get good results but exploring is how you find honey holes, and most of all get away from the googans.   Iíd rather skunk at ponds in Nebraska trying for big fish than icefish metro area Slut lakes for tiny slimers.

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