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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #30 on: Feb 13, 2021, 08:31 AM »
A balmy -6* here and snowing........❄❄❄
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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #31 on: Feb 13, 2021, 08:37 AM »
A balmy -6* here and snowing........❄❄❄
9° and flurries here, but the bite is a lot better than yesterday. Gotten 8 or 9 so far, and a few have been decent fish. Still hitting lightly, but way more bites in 90 minutes today than yesterday in 8 hours.


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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #32 on: Feb 13, 2021, 09:03 AM »
9° and flurries here, but the bite is a lot better than yesterday. Gotten 8 or 9 so far, and a few have been decent fish. Still hitting lightly, but way more bites in 90 minutes today than yesterday in 8 hours.



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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #33 on: Feb 13, 2021, 09:10 AM »
It slowed down right after I posted that.   ::)

I'm gonna stay out until 10-1030. Told the kiddo I'd take him sledding after lunch today, but I'll be back out tomorrow morning.

It's still not good fishing, but sure a notch or two up from yesterday. On a good day I can pull 20-30 gills, and maybe a bonus largemouth, crappie, or catfish in a 2-3 hour sit on this particular pond. It has been hit a lot more than usual this winter, though.

Starting to run low on heater fuel, so that is a bit of a concern... I've burned up a lot over the past week, and nobody around has had any in stock lately. Gonna hit a couple stores on my way home and hope they got some back on the shelves.

*added later*

Ended up fishing until 10:15am, but never even had a bite after 9 or so. They just shut off like a switch. Saw a lot of fish, but they wouldn't touch anything. Ended up catching 9 gills, but 6 were dinks.

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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #34 on: Feb 13, 2021, 10:43 PM »
Fished Banner Marsh tonight.  Ended up with about a dozen crappie and a handful of gills.  One 15" bass, too.  Moved only a few times because of the cold.  Hitting the home pond Monday.
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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #35 on: Feb 14, 2021, 06:11 AM »
On my way out the door to go see if the bite is any better on the same pond today.


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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #36 on: Feb 14, 2021, 07:25 AM »
Blowin' a tad thin out there today fellers....think I'll just be fishin' a nice beef roast outta the crock pot!  :P



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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #37 on: Feb 14, 2021, 08:59 AM »
The wind is what is nasty here today. It has been picking up since sunrise. The drag back to the car isn't going to be fun later.

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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #38 on: Feb 14, 2021, 11:00 AM »
yeah, the weather is nasty but the main reason i dont fish when its this cold is there is rarely a good bite in the small ponds and lakes i fish in arctic cold front high pressure conditions
when temps moderate toward the end of this week i will be hitting it hard until ice out

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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #39 on: Feb 14, 2021, 11:10 AM »
I fished the pond until 1030 and ended up with an even dozen gills that were mostly dinks, and one really nice punkinseed. Lost a decent largemouth on the bottom of the ice, too.


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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #40 on: Feb 14, 2021, 11:10 PM »
fish the fronts, we've got a pretty big one passing to our east tomorrow. if we get another 4-8" it's gonna make foot travel tough. i'm gonna tidy up my gear and get out tomorrow evening.

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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #41 on: Feb 15, 2021, 07:57 AM »
It just won't go away over here.............. >:(


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-22°F

Humidity   69%
Wind Speed   NW 6 mph
Barometer   30.50 in (1038.0 mb)
Dewpoint   -28°F (-33°C)
Visibility   10.00 mi
Wind Chill   -38°F (-38°C)
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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #42 on: Feb 15, 2021, 08:33 AM »
Been staying home the past week...


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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #43 on: Feb 15, 2021, 10:43 AM »
9° here. Warmest it has been in several days, it's supposed to get clear up to 15° by afternoon. I was gonna go this morning, but I was up really late dealing with some stuff so I just woke up like an hour ago. I haven't woken up that late in years.

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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #44 on: Feb 17, 2021, 06:22 AM »
Weeeee! 🌴


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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #45 on: Feb 18, 2021, 10:45 PM »
Fished the home pond tonight from 430-630.  25 crappie, 2 red-ear, and a yellow perch.  Felt good to get out for the first time since saturday!

6" of ice.
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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #46 on: Feb 19, 2021, 05:18 AM »
I've been out a couple times this week and it has been really slow, just caught a handful of dink gills each time. I'm still seeing a lot of fish, but haven't been able to convince much to bite on anything I put in the water.

The ice has gotten a lot of slush on top since last weekend and the edges are starting to get soft, but still 4-9" out on the sheets, depending on which pond I'm on. Hard to believe it is suppose to be around 40° by Monday....




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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #47 on: Feb 20, 2021, 08:34 PM »
Hit the home pond again today from 1-4.  Caught 35 and my buddy added 17.

What a slushy mess!

5-6" of ice.
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Re: Polar Vortex 2021
« Reply #48 on: Feb 20, 2021, 08:41 PM »
I just made a new post about the weather and slush. I was on 10" today, but tons of slush on top and rapidly softening edges. I jigged up 12 gills this morning. Most were dinks, but I did land a few decent 7-8 inchers.




 



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