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Offline BDailey

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Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« on: Nov 30, 2021, 11:02 AM »
Hey fellas, Waiting for first ice of the season! Wow, its already that time of year again!  Every year the transition from open water fishing to hitting first ice is exciting. As November comes to an end and the days become a little shorter and colder. The anticipation for first ice has my undivided attention. Hopefully we have a good cold & consistent winter that will give us the opportunity to be on the lakes and ponds by X-mas.   Good luck to all and Im looking forward to seeing you out there.

Be safe,

Brian.

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2021, 12:25 PM »
I like the weather outlook for the next 2 weeks.  Should be good ice next weekend in the Berks.  Not CT, but still moving in the right direction.

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2021, 12:48 PM »
Great news, hopefully the cold weather  trends stick around. Last year the week of x-mas was very mild and rainy. It ruined most of the safe ice we had prior to that. I hope that is not the case this season.
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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2021, 10:28 AM »
There you go! Nice one

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2021, 01:29 PM »
As I sit here staring at open water patiently.  ::) Let me clarify, Ill be dedicating my time elsewhere until then

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2021, 04:16 PM »
Ugh, stinklogs and slimers  ::) ::) ::) Just kidding, nice!  ;D

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2021, 05:32 PM »
Lol! I know I know, a life long obsession with those fish.
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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #7 on: Dec 08, 2021, 05:42 AM »
Not looking good. Up to 60 with wind and rain on Saturday. Boo hoo. At least I wont feel conflicted as I sneak around the woods with a crossbow.
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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #8 on: Dec 08, 2021, 07:25 AM »
Yeah, its definitely not looking to good for making ice. Good luck hunting, Looks
Like Ill be heading north Steelhead fishing again, gotta take advantage of this weather.
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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #9 on: Dec 22, 2021, 08:36 AM »
10 day weather outlook is promising, keeping my fingers crossed.
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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #10 on: Dec 22, 2021, 07:15 PM »
Anticipation!

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #11 on: Jan 01, 2022, 07:47 AM »
Happy New Year everyone, some cold weather would be great right about now.
A buddy of mine sent me this, thought it was funny lol! Still waiting

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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #12 on: Jan 03, 2022, 01:12 PM »
What did you catch that last one on, leaves?  Or is that the secret fly wearing camouflage?  I love catching them things.........
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Re: Waiting for first ice. The great anticipation.
« Reply #13 on: Jan 03, 2022, 05:27 PM »
Haha! I used portrait mode in the iPhone 12. It has a tendency to have a bit of distortion from defining the foreground and background. It does look like a leaf tho lol! Pretty sure that fish ate either an egg pattern or a black stonefly variant. No secrets here.
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