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Offline Jumbos

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Earliest season start.
« on: Nov 19, 2022, 04:37 PM »
I'm Jonesing. Hence the random posts. What's the earliest you folks have gotten out? I've never gone before Jan 1. Always Jan 1. Just a conversation starter. Go B's

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2022, 04:55 PM »
I've been out before Thanksgiving a few times. The earliest was November 16. I don't remember what year that was but I do remember the date. This year I'm shooting for the 23rd. The first week of December has been my opening day for the last few years.

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2022, 05:02 PM »
We have been on in early November like the 3rd or 4th .. Not this year.. :P
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2022, 07:07 PM »
Early November would be a dream come true.  That would cut into truck trout time but I'd be ok catching through the ice!

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2022, 01:25 PM »
My neighbor who is shall we say old remember ice skating on the lake on Thanksgiving, but times are different now and probably mid-December would be the earliest for large water bodies. Probably even later for ice that isn't iffy.

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2022, 03:56 PM »
Today. First time I've ever been on before Thanksgiving.
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2022, 04:23 PM »
Today. First time I've ever been on before Thanksgiving.

Awesome! Any luck? /FF
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #7 on: Nov 21, 2022, 04:36 PM »
Awesome! Any luck? /FF

Nope. Couldn't get out as far as we needed to. Down to the teens the next 2 nights so trying again Wednesday.
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2022, 09:14 PM »
Nope. Couldn't get out as far as we needed to. Down to the teens the next 2 nights so trying again Wednesday.

Got you. Wednesday it is.
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #9 on: Nov 21, 2022, 09:16 PM »
Nope. Couldn't get out as far as we needed to. Down to the teens the next 2 nights so trying again Wednesday.

Got you. Wednesday it is. I might be trying my luck tomorrow, Tuesday.
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #10 on: Nov 22, 2022, 10:22 AM »
Iím usually out on small ponds around thanksgiving! Checked a bunch this weekend, all wide open
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #11 on: Nov 22, 2022, 12:16 PM »
Earliest Iíve ever been out was November 18 in 2019.

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 22, 2022, 12:28 PM »
Earliest Iíve ever been out was November 18 in 2019.
  Yep like that....Up to around that time I could get on ice the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Last year I was on a place first week of December. This pic was the the 13th.
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #13 on: Nov 22, 2022, 02:18 PM »
Most years for me I can make it out the week before Christmas.

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2022, 05:24 AM »
November 22nd for me.  Been on a few times before December.... Wanted to go for muskie this weekend but no takers.

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #15 on: Nov 23, 2022, 05:41 AM »
Nice crappie CF..  👍👍
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #16 on: Nov 23, 2022, 10:25 AM »
Nice crappie CF..  👍👍
I'm a little concerned about this small pond. Gotta a lot of publicity last year and guys were using tip-ups getting a lot of deep hooks and the "releasing" fish. Some you could see blood. :(
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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #17 on: Nov 23, 2022, 03:56 PM »
I just walked the dog down to the cove. Not even a skim coat of ice yet. :-(
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I think I've only had 1 year where I was on before 1/1.

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #18 on: Nov 24, 2022, 07:43 AM »
We have been on in early November like the 3rd or 4th .. Not this year.. :P

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #19 on: Nov 24, 2022, 12:41 PM »
last years pictures???

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Re: Earliest season start.
« Reply #20 on: Nov 24, 2022, 01:38 PM »
last years pictures???
Mine, yep. Gonna go take a look next week.
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