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Offline lowaccord66

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Pics from laker land.
« on: Feb 09, 2023, 06:50 AM »
Was destined for Jury Duty yesterday which got canceled due to icy roads.  So I made the best of it and went north.










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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2023, 01:22 PM »
Keep us posted on how you do up there.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2023, 03:06 PM »
Hey Jim.  I saw a couple on livescope and some smelt.  Caught some perch.  It felt like summer.  Even that far north the picture of the new smooth ice, that 5" was roting fast.
The anchor ice varied from 10" to a couple feet.  Behind the anchor ice was 8-10 of white/black. Couldnt make it to prime reefs as there was no ice to stand on.  I am up in indian lake this weekend, going as hard as I can for 48 hours on lakers and crappie. 

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2023, 03:36 PM »
Best of luck!

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2023, 05:08 PM »
Best of luck!

Thanks Allan.  It'll be a great fishing trip, lets see if its a catching trip too.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2023, 06:40 PM »
lowaccord66: Did you actually go out that chopped up ice shale or just the smooth stuff?

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2023, 09:11 PM »
lowaccord66: Did you actually go out that chopped up ice shale or just the smooth stuff?

Its a bay so where I got on was smooth, for a while.  As you get closer to where the bay widens the anchor ice starts. (its technically only anchor ice where the slabs grab bottom) Then past it was the smooth stuff again, less snow and not even half as thick.  Sometimes its thick and safe to cross, othertimes it can be super dangerous.  This time it was 12"-bottoming out the auger where its really stacked. It sucks to pull the flipover through it.  Especially when there is nothing happening on the other side. 

This is what it looks like towards the end of the season.





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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2023, 09:25 PM »
Thanks for the pics, never seen that before. Its super cool and a bit scary at the same time. Hope to see some fish next!

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2023, 09:57 PM »
Was destined for Jury Duty yesterday which got canceled due to icy roads.  So I made the best of it and went north.










looks awesome!! Good luck!
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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #9 on: Feb 10, 2023, 06:36 AM »
Thanks for the pics, never seen that before. Its super cool and a bit scary at the same time. Hope to see some fish next!

I hope to catch some this go around.   Work is going to drag today!

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 10, 2023, 06:17 PM »
Yeah, working is always a tough day but that’s what pays for fishing. Fishing those areas have been good lately and I’m sure you will find them.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 12, 2023, 03:42 AM »
Best of 9 from yesterday.  Time to switch lakes and look for larger ones.



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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #12 on: Feb 12, 2023, 03:50 AM »
Beats a skunk by a great deal!

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 12, 2023, 05:02 PM »
Best of 9 from yesterday.  Time to switch lakes and look for larger ones.



Beautiful fish (or should I say fishies?)

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2023, 06:00 AM »
Yesterday was slower.  Only 3 for the morning but at least one was decent.




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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 13, 2023, 06:06 AM »
Nice work Jon.
Just add water.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 13, 2023, 09:21 AM »
Thanks Mike, I was going to come up that way but a free cabin in prime NY laker territory was too good to pass up.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #17 on: Feb 13, 2023, 07:32 PM »
Nice work that you got into quite a few on your outing. Looks like decent weather.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 13, 2023, 08:11 PM »
Thanks icedog.  Good company and a decent bite for this late in the season.  I usually get on this lake April fools day.  Doubt it this year.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #19 on: Feb 13, 2023, 08:46 PM »
That’s what it’s all about and enjoy the moment when the opportunity comes knocking. We’ll be searching for safe ice again up north somewhere soon. Never know, we might have one of those March’s like in the past a few years ago and get to April

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #20 on: Feb 13, 2023, 09:17 PM »
It can happen.  Im going to chase lakers in the boat next.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #21 on: Feb 14, 2023, 05:54 PM »
Good job Jon. Nice fish and photos
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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #22 on: Feb 17, 2023, 10:35 AM »
Nice fish! Good work.
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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #23 on: Feb 28, 2023, 05:59 AM »
Was destined for Jury Duty yesterday which got canceled due to icy roads.  So I made the best of it and went north.











Where's the fish? How many hours did you drive?

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #24 on: Mar 01, 2023, 07:30 AM »
Good job Jon. Nice fish and photos

Thanks Dick!

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #25 on: Mar 01, 2023, 12:23 PM »
It can happen.  Im going to chase lakers in the boat next.

Got a seat open? Would love to smash em for a day.
Just add water.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #26 on: Mar 01, 2023, 02:53 PM »
Got a seat open? Would love to smash em for a day.

Of course. 

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #27 on: Mar 03, 2023, 09:05 AM »
Of course.

trade you a block island trip on my boat for a lake trout trip :-). i get really bored in the spring before the stripers and tuna show up.

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Re: Pics from laker land.
« Reply #28 on: Mar 03, 2023, 05:48 PM »
trade you a block island trip on my boat for a lake trout trip :-). i get really bored in the spring before the stripers and tuna show up.

I go to block all the time.  We can make something happen, spring time is ok for them, july is best.




 



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