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Offline IceAddict87

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What are your Goals this coming Season?
« on: Oct 04, 2022, 09:26 PM »
I managed to stay off ice Shanty until October this year which is good for me since I usually really start getting the itch in early September! Curious what everyoneís goals are for this season? Had Covid over Christmas and New Years last year so I wasnít able to get on the ice before the new year. If all goes well my first goal is to be on the ice the week after Christmas, already have the PTO request in.
Second goal is to camp on the ice. This will be year four of me having this goal but I think I will get it done this year. Tried a few years ago and it was a disaster, learned a lot so we will see what happens. At this point I want to do it just to say I did it.

Handful of my goals. Mostly rambling but I am getting excited.

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 05, 2022, 06:11 AM »
I hope you do follow through with your goal to camp on the ice. There is a lot of info already on another thread about ice camping, check it out if you have not. The main thing is staying safe while sleeping with the heater on so that you don't get exposed to a high level of CO or burn the shelter down. The Buddy heaters have a high CO level shutoff for safety, but you should be able to use something else as long as the shelter has good venting and fresh air intake (the Shappel that I owned had 2 vents for air exchange ).

I camped on the ice a handful of times and enjoyed it for the most part. It was creepy being the only person out there as I did it alone, but it is worth it.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 05, 2022, 08:10 AM »
My goal this year is to get out on the ice since my injury I havenít been out.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 05, 2022, 08:29 AM »
More trips up north, fish some new to me places, catch a 15" yellow perch

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 05, 2022, 09:20 AM »
My goal is to get my wife a 28-30" walleye and a 40" plus jack for myself. I have taken her to big fish lakes before and she will hook one but gets too excited and usually snags the hook on the hole or gives too much slack in the line (barbless hooks). In turn she blames me for not helping when the fish is 3 feet below the ice lol.

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 05, 2022, 09:38 AM »
Always want to try new lakes around me, and to be more mobile.  That last one always seems to get me.  Weather always seems to dictate what we end up doing. Maybe have to force myself to bring my own shelter more often and pull up stakes.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 05, 2022, 10:38 AM »
Every year I have plans to get out and fish- the last two years I didn't get out once. This year my goal is to have an actual season.
   

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 05, 2022, 10:56 AM »
Nothing too special, just hoping to get out as much or more than I did last season. I had about 20 days on the ice, I'd like to get 25-30 this year.

Being on the tail end of the ice belt, most of that is up to the weather. Some years we have good fishable ice for 6-8 weeks, and other years we won't even see walkable ice on a puddle. 🤷‍♂️

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #8 on: Oct 05, 2022, 12:36 PM »
Catch a 10# walleye and a 10# lake trout. Learn to use my new Livescope unit to be more productive/learn more on the ice. 

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 05, 2022, 02:09 PM »
To be able to get out and tow my gear without too much effort or pain. This old guy is definitely slowing down, and I find myself making more noise getting out of bed, than I do IN bed! Iím not complaining, Iím just facing reality! Old age ainít for the weak! 😩
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 05, 2022, 02:26 PM »
To be able to get out and tow my gear without too much effort or pain. This old guy is definitely slowing down, and I find myself making more noise getting out of bed, than I do IN bed! Iím not complaining, Iím just facing reality! Old age ainít for the weak! 😩

Same here. At 66 and not getting younger. Used to be a squatter on the ice. Can't do it anymore. Knees won't have it. Devised this thing. Keeps me upright and mobile. Hope it works.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 05, 2022, 04:50 PM »
Just getting out there...
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 05, 2022, 05:25 PM »
Same here. At 66 and not getting younger. Used to be a squatter on the ice. Can't do it anymore. Knees won't have it. Devised this thing. Keeps me upright and mobile. Hope it works.
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Looks like it will work Ice!
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 05, 2022, 08:40 PM »
I don't set goals for fishing, just try to get out as often as I can and go with the flow. With my freezer still filled with salmon, steelhead, and pike fillets, I'm likely going to try to target more bass on ice, especially big smallies as long as the weather / snow cover allows easy access to the spots I have in mind. Have a new spot or two to try targeting pike closer to home, when my bass lakes further North have to much snow to access and trek on foot.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 05, 2022, 09:36 PM »
I hope you do follow through with your goal to camp on the ice. There is a lot of info already on another thread about ice camping, check it out if you have not. The main thing is staying safe while sleeping with the heater on so that you don't get exposed to a high level of CO or burn the shelter down. The Buddy heaters have a high CO level shutoff for safety, but you should be able to use something else as long as the shelter has good venting and fresh air intake (the Shappel that I owned had 2 vents for air exchange ).

I camped on the ice a handful of times and enjoyed it for the most part. It was creepy being the only person out there as I did it alone, but it is worth it.

I follow a lot of those threads. Iíve got all the gear and carbon monoxide detector, just havenít gotten the ambition to try it again. First time out was a disaster. Cot was too big for the shack, heater couldnít keep up, -15 with a 20mph wind. I made myself a can of soup on my camp stove and after I could still see my breath in the shack with the big buddy on high I chickened out and went to the econo lodge for the night. I should have done a better job of setting up and trying things out before I got to the ice. Got a new shack las
T year that should work extremely well.

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 05, 2022, 10:04 PM »
Finish my 6 month project of converting an old snowmobile into an ice fishing machine (I'm getting close and hope to do a video soon).  Buy new 2 man flip over shelter and be a lot more mobile vs too often fishing in my permanent in the same spot on the same lake.  Catch some finicky fish with the 3 "Bite Me Box" tip-ups I built from scratch.  Catch a 40" pike on Green Bay late season.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 06, 2022, 01:19 AM »
  Same as every year. Haul in a 20# northern.

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 06, 2022, 02:12 AM »
  Same as every year. Haul in a 20# northern.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 06, 2022, 04:35 AM »


               I usually fish 3 to 4 days a week but with the gas prices the way they are I hope to be able to keep it up. :whistle:

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 06, 2022, 05:01 AM »
 To check out new spots on lakes fished most.                may need to rethink this took a skunk yesterday

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 06, 2022, 05:19 AM »
Finish my snowdog build.. ;)
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 06, 2022, 06:16 AM »
  Same as every year. Haul in a 20# northern.

I have also been saying this for the past 30 years. My PB is 14 lbs so not complaining at all. I would be even happier with breaking my PB crappie of 17 ". I know there are even bigger ones where I fish.
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 06, 2022, 08:29 AM »
Get on some new hardwater this year. Lucky last year with the quality of ice and want to continue learning this year.  Really hope to get a few of my buddies to come out on the ice with me to show 'em how much fun it can be.

Also to get my Pops out there on the hardwater again this year, was lots of fun pulling up dinks with him last year with the few submarines in between.

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #23 on: Oct 06, 2022, 05:23 PM »
Make it to payday without getting fired...
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #24 on: Oct 07, 2022, 06:37 AM »
Make it to payday without getting fired...

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #25 on: Oct 07, 2022, 09:32 PM »
As always, fish lots and come home safe.

Catching a bunch would be a bonus.

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #26 on: Oct 08, 2022, 05:43 AM »
...not having an ________ game warden...  ;D

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #27 on: Oct 08, 2022, 07:23 AM »
Looks like it will work Ice!
Good solution to an ďagingĒ problem! Just donít forget a chair! Lol

Yup. Got the chair. One of those small 3-legged folding types for those well deserved rests. Lol

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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #28 on: Oct 08, 2022, 07:59 AM »
More outings ...I uped my game mid season last year with a Eskimo Sierra thermal...Flame King tanks were added at the beginning of my season last year ..with those two add ons I fished alot ...this season it should be alot more .
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Re: What are your Goals this coming Season?
« Reply #29 on: Oct 12, 2022, 09:34 AM »
I'd like to stay on the right side of the ice this year, that would be nice for a freakin' change, but mostly my goal would be to fish more often.
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