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Title: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Nov 22, 2011, 09:07 AM
Everytime you sign on here its all about Central NY lakes and ponds...How about a thread for those who fish northern Ny waters. I fish the st. Lawrence, black lake, Butterfield, Cranberry, Lake of the isles, grass lake, and red lake. I look forward to talking with you local anglers more than what is happening in syracuse or buffalo. December 15th last year was my first outing on Black Lake for first ice, lets hope these temperatures drop and we can hit it soon! Tight Lines!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Nov 22, 2011, 09:24 AM
I used to fish Cranberry lake when I was at wanakena.  Still do in the summer time when I am camping up there.
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Post by: Ranger_bound on Nov 22, 2011, 07:13 PM
Fish a lot at Fourth Lake and Delta Lake(south border line CNY).
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Post by: s10xr on Nov 23, 2011, 05:17 AM
Ill keep my eye on this thread because this year I really want to make a trip up to lake of the isle so hopefully I can find some info on here about it.  Any one know if Lake of the Isle freezes over earlier then oneida?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Nov 23, 2011, 05:21 AM
It freezes over rather early as it is pretty shallow, as compared to other lakes I have no idea. It is worth the trip, or atleast it has been for me.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Nov 23, 2011, 05:30 AM
Glad to see a northern N.Y. thread. My fish camp is on the St. Lawrence. Spent years fishing on it. Mostly like to float into Canada. As for the hard water, Chaumont Bay is my absolute favorite slab of ice. Anyone that fishes it knows why. A real thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 23, 2011, 05:41 AM
Fish Black Lake a LOT.  Fish a bay in Ogdensburg quite a bit for the night walleye bite.  I can get there after work with no problem.  I've been on all the Indian River Chain of lakes.  Been to Lake of the Isles a couple of times, and other river bays up this way; don't know how early it freezes but generally the river bays are a bit later than the inland lakes up here.  Really depends on the weather and snow cover.  Want to get on Chaumont this winter.
Also like to travel to Oneida and would like to try out Sandy this winter.
There are a lot of good areas that walkers can get to and there are a lot areas that you would want some kind of transportation, either because of the distance or the difficult snow/slush conditions we can have.

Be safe out there this season.  @)
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Post by: Cheeks13 on Nov 23, 2011, 06:50 AM
I can find you those "finicky fish" on Sandy FFP. I've got some good perch spots on Chaumont too. Let me know when you are going and if I can't make it i'll point you in the right direction. ;) Cheeks out!!! @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 23, 2011, 06:51 AM
Glad to see a northern N.Y. thread. My fish camp is on the St. Lawrence. Spent years fishing on it. Mostly like to float into Canada. As for the hard water, Chaumont Bay is my absolute favorite slab of ice. Anyone that fishes it knows why. A real thing of beauty.

And the past couple mornings there have been pieces of skim ice floating on the bay, water temps were 39 degrees back on the 15th....won't be long now.....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: oswegatchieEd on Nov 23, 2011, 06:56 AM
Live near Star Lake. Fish Black, Bonaparte, Star, Cranberry and Carry Falls ( summer). Not a good year last year for me, To much snow on the ice. Need my Ranger 4x4 to get out and the snow and slush was to much. Hope this year is better. Lets keep this North Country thread going.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Cheeks13 on Nov 23, 2011, 07:04 AM
And the past couple mornings there have been pieces of skim ice floating on the bay, water temps were 39 degrees back on the 15th....won't be long now.....
Sweet!!!! Cheeks out!!! @)
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Nov 23, 2011, 09:17 AM
Glad to see this thread, I fish all around the thousand islands area, black lake and the indian river lakes.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 23, 2011, 09:45 AM
Live near Star Lake. Fish Black, Bonaparte, Star, Cranberry and Carry Falls ( summer). Not a good year last year for me, To much snow on the ice. Need my Ranger 4x4 to get out and the snow and slush was to much. Hope this year is better. Lets keep this North Country thread going.

Ever fish an area on the Oswegatchie called "Chaumont"?  Not the bay off Lake Ontario.  I've seen some nice pike and crappie come from there.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Nov 23, 2011, 10:59 AM
Ever fish an area on the Oswegatchie called "Chaumont"?  Not the bay off Lake Ontario.  I've seen some nice pike and crappie come from there.

The Oswegatchie has some really nice fishing.  Heard the dam broke in Huevelton and lost most of the water above it.  Not sure how that is going to affect my spots this winter...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 23, 2011, 11:06 AM
The Oswegatchie has some really nice fishing.  Heard the dam broke in Huevelton and lost most of the water above it.  Not sure how that is going to affect my spots this winter...
I believe the dam was out for a week or so - maybe two.  Interesting, because you could see the "natural" state of the river, before the dam.  I don't know if it has much affect on the fishing.  Maybe while the water was low, the fish were a bit more "concentrated" and easier to find.  ;D

Maybe we'll get a super-cold winter, freezing many of the shallow areas of the waterways and thus concentrating the fish for an easier "catch".  I would not miss the "opportunity".  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Nov 23, 2011, 04:06 PM
ICE DOG 69 checking in!   YEAH !!!!!!!  I can feel it in the blood, I swear I turn into a snowman come ICE time.  Up till last year I never wore gloves on the ICE, sucks getting OLD at 41 now I am starting to slow a bit but with the age also comes the experience and I am looking forward to hitting my favorite Walleye and perch spots on the St. Lawrence as well as hammering the perch on my home lake, Chateaugay Lake!

Glad to be back on the Shanty!  Couple more weeks of hunting then I will be a regular!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EddieRod on Nov 23, 2011, 04:06 PM
  Have a summer camp on Hyde Lake. Been on those Indian River Lakes a couple of times and if they freeze up early my get up that way. I've talked to a couple of you guys on here before so keep the word out on how these lakes are doing...Good Thread! Never been to Sandy and a friend has access to Guffins, like to try that or Chaumont some time...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 23, 2011, 04:45 PM
  Have a summer camp on Hyde Lake. Been on those Indian River Lakes a couple of times and if they freeze up early my get up that way. I've talked to a couple of you guys on here before so keep the word out on how these lakes are doing...Good Thread! Never been to Sandy and a friend has access to Guffins, like to try that or Chaumont some time...
 

You can park at the marina at Guffins and access the ice anytime.  Bryan is very congenial, sells bait and some tackle, and only charges 5 bucks for parking, he's plowing the lot early in the morning and keeps the ramp to the ice well maintained..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cnyiceboy on Nov 23, 2011, 04:48 PM
 

You can park at the marina at Guffins and access the ice anytime.  Bryan is very congenial, sells bait and some tackle, and only charges 5 bucks for parking, he's plowing the lot early in the morning and keeps the ramp to the ice well maintained..


I second that! Great people
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Nov 24, 2011, 05:02 AM
Good info, Esox. Anybody needs info about the Chaumont Bay area, Esox Slayer is the guy to ask. (hope you don't mind) Fished with him once last year. He's got some tricks. Hope to fish with him again this year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 24, 2011, 05:32 AM
Good info, Esox. Anybody needs info about the Chaumont Bay area, Esox Slayer is the guy to ask. (hope you don't mind) Fished with him once last year. He's got some tricks. Hope to fish with him again this year.

Let's get after 'em again this year ! 

Rig some stuff for walleyes because we're heading to a couple spots (close to where you and I fished last year) that are gonna produce.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: oswegatchieEd on Nov 24, 2011, 05:54 AM
Ever fish an area on the Oswegatchie called "Chaumont"?  Not the bay off Lake Ontario.  I've seen some nice pike and crappie come from there.
Have not fished Chaumont "Pond" myself but know people that do and they do well at times. Its between Cranberry Lake and Newton Falls.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Nov 24, 2011, 05:10 PM
I'm on it
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 24, 2011, 05:33 PM
I'm on it

I'm planning on setting 3 tip ups for pike, and 2 for the eyes each time out this year..bought a couple of the round Frabills for the light tripping action.....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blue_lund on Nov 24, 2011, 05:52 PM
Great thread!  When I was stationed at Fort Drum and later at college in Canton I use to fish all these lakes.  We are going back 15 to 20 years now.  Red Lake was the first lake I caught a pike on a tip up and my first 25"+ walleye one summer morning casting countdown rapalas from my canoe.  Caught my first 10+ pound pike ice fishing Sandy Pond and discovered night fishing for crappie in mile arm bay of Black Lake.  Had a 30 pike afternoon ice fishing butterfield lake one day with my girlfriend at the time who I have been married to for almost 14 years now.  We had to have over 50 flags that afternoon.

Yep definitely a sportsman paradise up there.  I wish the Albany area was a couple hours closer than it is!

Dwayne
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Nov 25, 2011, 05:05 AM
Never did much tip up fishing. Will make sure I have them in the sled this year. What's the difference between tip-ups and tip-downs?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 25, 2011, 05:12 AM
Never did much tip up fishing. Will make sure I have them in the sled this year. What's the difference between tip-ups and tip-downs?
Never used a tip-down.  I know quite a few folks make their own.

TIP-DOWNS (http://www.tipdown.com/)

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 25, 2011, 05:26 AM
Never did much tip up fishing. Will make sure I have them in the sled this year. What's the difference between tip-ups and tip-downs?

I'll bring a couple of my tip down along this winter, hand made by a guy in Oxbow, NY.  These aren't the cheapie plastic or pvc things you see a lot of, these are made from oak, are very compact and are designed to not be either pulled down a hole nor to be prone to tipping over.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Nov 25, 2011, 05:29 AM
I don't know, but it would seem that a tip-down would have a greater chance of gut hooking a fish than a tip-up. Does this make sense?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 25, 2011, 05:54 AM
I don't know, but it would seem that a tip-down would have a greater chance of gut hooking a fish than a tip-up. Does this make sense?
All depends on what you are looking to accomplish.  Some folks like eating fish.  ;D
I do, when it's fresh.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 25, 2011, 06:20 AM
December 17th 2010 -  ;D

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmyslu.stlawu.edu%2F%7EPTRI%2Fimages%2Ficefishing%2F10-11-Season%2F17-DEC%2FDSC00007.JPG&hash=793b2c4b38050a8f7f3e38bffdbd4545)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Nov 25, 2011, 08:11 AM
ffp was that black lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICEMASTER59 on Nov 25, 2011, 11:52 AM
fish out of Guffin Bay Resort on open water but never on hard water, thinking of making a trip this winter. Do you need any special license on-wheeler or sidebyside to travel on ice in NY? Down here we can`t even use them to fish,but that is a large area to fish on foot.  Thanks  IM59  (I agree that Bryan is a great guy!!)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 25, 2011, 01:26 PM
ffp was that black lake?
YUP - Mile Arm Bay  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 25, 2011, 01:28 PM
fish out of Guffin Bay Resort on open water but never on hard water, thinking of making a trip this winter. Do you need any special license on-wheeler or sidebyside to travel on ice in NY? Down here we can`t even use them to fish,but that is a large area to fish on foot.  Thanks  IM59  (I agree that Bryan is a great guy!!)
You need registration, insurance and follow the rules - helmets, no two-up unless the machine was designed for it, etc, etc.  Don't know if NY honors a PA ATV registration.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Nov 26, 2011, 05:38 AM
ffp, I noticed you have some kind of shield on the front of your wheeler. Did you make that? Never fails, hands frozen by the time I run a couple of miles to my spot.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Nov 26, 2011, 05:47 AM
plowman you can buy windshields for your wheeler.  I have hand guards on mine they dont work that great.  thinking about buying hand warmers for it but im not sure if im going to use it that much now that i bought another sled and I use my 3 wheeler on days there is no snow usually.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 26, 2011, 06:03 AM
ffp, I noticed you have some kind of shield on the front of your wheeler. Did you make that? Never fails, hands frozen by the time I run a couple of miles to my spot.
It's a Polaris Tall windshield; you can get all kinds of them in different sizes and forms.  Mine covers the hand areas too.  I also use heated grips and thumb throttle.  I would do without the windshield before the heated grips.  You can get the heated grip kits and do them yourself - pretty easy install, if you are handy.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 26, 2011, 06:31 AM
YUP - Mile Arm Bay  ;D

maybe i will give black lake a try this year  :blink:
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 26, 2011, 06:39 AM
maybe i will give black lake a try this year  :blink:
Need directions?  ::)

Long range forecast, starting late next week, is looking promising  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 26, 2011, 06:59 AM
Need directions?  ::)

Long range forecast, starting late next week, is looking promising  @)

if i get lost i'll call ya  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Nov 26, 2011, 06:24 PM
i fish true northern new york.  lake champlain, hudson river, lake george, saranac lake, and my favorite are the hundreds of small Adirondack ponds
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Nov 26, 2011, 06:26 PM
i fish true northern new york.  lake champlain, hudson river, lake george, saranac lake, and my favorite are the hundreds of small Adirondack ponds
Those sweet, sweet ADK ponds. We need cold temps asap.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Nov 26, 2011, 06:28 PM
i know! its been so warm. my prediction is december 10th
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Post by: Ranger_bound on Nov 26, 2011, 06:33 PM
I hope you are right. Last year I was on the ice Dec. 16th.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Nov 26, 2011, 06:36 PM
i was on the ice the 9th of december last year. so im keeping my fingers crossed
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Post by: Ranger_bound on Nov 26, 2011, 06:39 PM
This year I have no college limiting my ice fishing time so I am breaking out my early ice gear and spud.
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Post by: Aminitaverosa on Nov 26, 2011, 06:41 PM
thats great! good luck!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Nov 27, 2011, 08:10 AM
Does anyone here know of any Crappie and Bluegill action near Massena/Waddington. I'm new up here and have heard of the occasional crappie in Coles Creek but was wondering if there were any nearby locations that held these fellas? Also, was wondering about Norwood Lake. Seemed like a decent body of water for panfish. Any info appreciated.

So far since I've been up here all I hear about in this area is Hawkins Point and Coles Creek...... There's too much water out there for these to be the only two safe ice / fishable locations..... Like I said ANY info is appreciated for any and all species in this area of NNY.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Nov 27, 2011, 08:28 AM
tupper lake, saranac chains, and few other local productive small lakes......
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Nov 27, 2011, 08:39 AM
ICE DOG 69 checking in!   YEAH !!!!!!!  I can feel it in the blood, I swear I turn into a snowman come ICE time.  Up till last year I never wore gloves on the ICE, sucks getting OLD at 41 now I am starting to slow a bit but with the age also comes the experience and I am looking forward to hitting my favorite Walleye and perch spots on the St. Lawrence as well as hammering the perch on my home lake, Chateaugay Lake!

Glad to be back on the Shanty!  Couple more weeks of hunting then I will be a regular!
hey Ice Dog, we gotta hook up this year, i will keep my eye on the" pond" and let you know!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 27, 2011, 08:58 AM
Does anyone here know of any Crappie and Bluegill action near Massena/Waddington. I'm new up here and have heard of the occasional crappie in Coles Creek but was wondering if there were any nearby locations that held these fellas? Also, was wondering about Norwood Lake. Seemed like a decent body of water for panfish. Any info appreciated.

So far since I've been up here all I hear about in this area is Hawkins Point and Coles Creek...... There's too much water out there for these to be the only two safe ice / fishable locations..... Like I said ANY info is appreciated for any and all species in this area of NNY.
Don't hear much about Norwood "Pond".  They use to stock that with Walleye but I do not know the status.  I would bet there are decent Pike in there.  Crappie in the Waddington area - there are a few spots; Whitehouse Bay and the waters to the inland side of the bridge in Waddington (upstream from the boat launch).  Then there is Black Lake.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Nov 27, 2011, 11:01 AM
tupper lake, saranac chains, and few other local productive small lakes......


if you are up in that area, i would make the journey to black lake.  there are massive crappie in there. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Nov 27, 2011, 11:05 AM

if you are up in that area, i would make the journey to black lake.  there are massive crappie in there.
would like to someday but almost a 2 hour drive for me, too many other good places around here to fish. granted, not for crappie, but everything else
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pondskipper on Nov 27, 2011, 04:29 PM
looking forward to fishing black lake for the first time.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: sanko on Nov 27, 2011, 06:45 PM
Think cold think ice  and little snow
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Nov 27, 2011, 07:19 PM
Don't hear much about Norwood "Pond".  They use to stock that with Walleye but I do not know the status.  I would bet there are decent Pike in there.  Crappie in the Waddington area - there are a few spots; Whitehouse Bay and the waters to the inland side of the bridge in Waddington (upstream from the boat launch).  Then there is Black Lake.

Appreciate the info. Yeah I hear the Pike action in these parts is pretty good, I just don't really target those stink log's during hardwater time. Well I'll definatley give it a good effort to pull up as many of those slabs as I can from this area but prob gonna have to venture to Black Lake a few times or so more than likely. Bring on those sub zero temp's already!!!!! :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 27, 2011, 07:58 PM
Appreciate the info. Yeah I hear the Pike action in these parts is pretty good, I just don't really target those stink log's during hardwater time.  Bring on those sub zero temp's already!!!!! :tipup:

Best tasting fish there is in the winter months.  Just got to learn how to filet them, that's all.   :flex: :icefish:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Nov 28, 2011, 05:36 AM
Ever fish an area on the Oswegatchie called "Chaumont"?  Not the bay off Lake Ontario.  I've seen some nice pike and crappie come from there.


Past the bridge in Richville?  Seen some monster pike come out of there and the ice freezes there first every year...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2011, 06:23 AM

Past the bridge in Richville?  Seen some monster pike come out of there and the ice freezes there first every year...

This would be just outside of Newton Falls - downstream.  Off the River Road.  River is not generally "crossable" on the ice because of current - the "pond" is other side of the river from the boat launch there.  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Nov 28, 2011, 06:37 AM
Need directions?  ::)

Long range forecast, starting late next week, is looking promising  @)

Man I hope so.  This t-shirt weather is starting to get old... FAST! 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Nov 28, 2011, 07:02 AM
This would be just outside of Newton Falls - downstream.  Off the River Road.  River is not generally "crossable" on the ice because of current - the "pond" is other side of the river from the boat launch there.  ;)
i have fished it in open water but never ice. how would you get it to it in the winter?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: oswegatchieEd on Nov 28, 2011, 07:28 AM
i have fished it in open water but never ice. how would you get it to it in the winter?
As Fishforpike stated there is some current and not the best access across to the pond. If you know one of the club members you can get on at there trail. ITs upstream of Newton Falls.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2011, 07:39 AM
As Fishforpike stated there is some current and not the best access across to the pond. If you know one of the club members you can get on at there trail. ITs upstream of Newton Falls.

Oops.  ;D  I did mean to write "upstream".
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Nov 28, 2011, 08:31 AM
Best tasting fish there is in the winter months.  Just got to learn how to filet them, that's all.   :flex: :icefish:

Haha, I meant no disrespect. Yeah I've made gumbo's and stuff out of those Y boned fellas it's just I'm usually so wrapped up with walleye during the ice season that I never target northerns. But who knows, if the perch and walleye bite dramatically slows down around here I might have to go try my luck for a few trophy's.

Quick question for anyone that knows, I'm getting the impression that Cole's Creek gets overly congested with ice fisherman, is it to the point that there's no solitude or limited room to fish? Also, I'm definately not looking to take anyone's holes or how to's but in regards to Black Lake. Obviously never fished there before and was kind of wondering about where a few of the public access points are to that lake and if 4X4 is a must to reach any of these points? Thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2011, 10:56 AM
Haha, I meant no disrespect. Yeah I've made gumbo's and stuff out of those Y boned fellas it's just I'm usually so wrapped up with walleye during the ice season that I never target northerns. But who knows, if the perch and walleye bite dramatically slows down around here I might have to go try my luck for a few trophy's.

Quick question for anyone that knows, I'm getting the impression that Cole's Creek gets overly congested with ice fisherman, is it to the point that there's no solitude or limited room to fish? Also, I'm definately not looking to take anyone's holes or how to's but in regards to Black Lake. Obviously never fished there before and was kind of wondering about where a few of the public access points are to that lake and if 4X4 is a must to reach any of these points? Thanks
My experience with Cole's Creek and Brandy Brook are that are busy on weekends.  I stay away unless I can take time during the week.  I have enough other/better places to go that I just don't bother too often.
Black Lake, I can help you with.  Here's a google map with LOTS of notes. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215785491095890530094.00046e5ebbda7c6676fb4&msa=0&ll=44.49626,-75.551949&spn=0.159424,0.346413)  Check it out and ask away.
Public access is limited and there are a few "unadvertised" spots you can get on at.
The only public spots are the state boat launch and at Rollaway Bay, off the end of the town road.
Be prepared to walk or have some sort of transportation.  Also, ask before you go to a chosen spot - there are areas of current and unapparent danger.

Send me a PM any time and I'll do my best to help out.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 28, 2011, 11:20 AM
My experience with Cole's Creek and Brandy Brook are that are busy on weekends.  I stay away unless I can take time during the week.  I have enough other/better places to go that I just don't bother too often.
Black Lake, I can help you with.  Here's a google map with LOTS of notes. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215785491095890530094.00046e5ebbda7c6676fb4&msa=0&ll=44.49626,-75.551949&spn=0.159424,0.346413)  Check it out and ask away.
Public access is limited and there are a few "unadvertised" spots you can get on at.
The only public spots are the state boat launch and at Rollaway Bay, off the end of the town road.
Be prepared to walk or have some sort of transportation.  Also, ask before you go to a chosen spot - there are areas of current and unapparent danger.

Send me a PM any time and I'll do my best to help out.
I'd like to pick away at you're expierience on the black this year if time and money allow Phil .
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Nov 28, 2011, 11:54 AM
My experience with Cole's Creek and Brandy Brook are that are busy on weekends.  I stay away unless I can take time during the week.  I have enough other/better places to go that I just don't bother too often.
Black Lake, I can help you with.  Here's a google map with LOTS of notes. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215785491095890530094.00046e5ebbda7c6676fb4&msa=0&ll=44.49626,-75.551949&spn=0.159424,0.346413)  Check it out and ask away.
Public access is limited and there are a few "unadvertised" spots you can get on at.
The only public spots are the state boat launch and at Rollaway Bay, off the end of the town road.
Be prepared to walk or have some sort of transportation.  Also, ask before you go to a chosen spot - there are areas of current and unapparent danger.

Send me a PM any time and I'll do my best to help out.

Wow! Great map and great notes. Thanks. I'm waiting next to my front window right now like a little kid, waiting for my brand new Vexilar FL-20 to be delivered!!! Appreciate the PM offer :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
I'd like to pick away at you're expierience on the black this year if time and money allow Phil .

Fire away  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Nov 28, 2011, 08:09 PM
would like to someday but almost a 2 hour drive for me, too many other good places around here to fish. granted, not for crappie, but everything else

there is some great hidden crappie ponds in the Adirondacks.  you are within 20 miles of some of my favorite crappie waters.  ive caught them 14 inches or so inside the blue line.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Nov 30, 2011, 06:05 AM
there is some great hidden crappie ponds in the Adirondacks.  you are within 20 miles of some of my favorite crappie waters.  ive caught them 14 inches or so inside the blue line.
i know of a couple but never had any good luck at them, maybe we can share some knowledge?   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: capthook88 on Nov 30, 2011, 06:20 AM
 ;D  Looking forward to fishing Black Lake for some crappies. Haven't fished it sense the mid 80s and never through the ice.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Nov 30, 2011, 06:52 AM
;D  Looking forward to fishing Black Lake for some crappies. Haven't fished it sense the mid 80s and never through the ice.  :tipup:

I wouldn't waste my time...there are no crappies left...  :afro:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 30, 2011, 06:16 PM
I wouldn't waste my time...there are no crappies left...  :afro:

Not like there used to be, there isn't.

Frankly, a bunch of St Lawrence county locals (read that as scumbags) ignored limits back  in the mid 90's and took as many as they could catch in a day, every day for as long as they were biting.

Personally, they should have shot the entire lot of them because they absolutely ruined Mile Arm Bay, both for number of fish AND access to the ice....old Smitty gave me a key to his road back years ago and told me if I ever left the gate open when he had it closed I could forget about fishing there again.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 30, 2011, 07:19 PM
Not like there used to be, there isn't.

Frankly, a bunch of St Lawrence county locals (read that as scumbags) ignored limits back  in the mid 90's and took as many as they could catch in a day, every day for as long as they were biting.

Personally, they should have shot the entire lot of them because they absolutely ruined Mile Arm Bay, both for number of fish AND access to the ice....old Smitty gave me a key to his road back years ago and told me if I ever left the gate open when he had it closed I could forget about fishing there again.
Those "guys" are still at it. :%$#!: :%$#!:  and still ruining access to the lake.  Anyways - there's more to it than the guys taking fish out.  Lots of other environmental factors are at play.  It's not just Black Lake either.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 02, 2011, 06:15 AM
While on the topic of Black Lake....my question is who regulates derbies on the lake. I was in the barber shop today and already see signs posted for an upcoming derby. Last year local companies were holding employee and guest derbies and every weekend it seemed as if there was a derby of some sort. My suggestion would be to limit the smaller derbies on the lake and bring more publicity to the larger ones with more money making potential. What are others thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 02, 2011, 07:52 AM
While on the topic of Black Lake....my question is who regulates derbies on the lake. I was in the barber shop today and already see signs posted for an upcoming derby. Last year local companies were holding employee and guest derbies and every weekend it seemed as if there was a derby of some sort. My suggestion would be to limit the smaller derbies on the lake and bring more publicity to the larger ones with more money making potential. What are others thoughts on this?
No one regulates derbies on the lake.  That would take; near an act of "god".  New "Special Regulation" by DEC.  Anyways - beyond that, you are referring to the small "derbies" ?  I don't think there is much you can do to stop someone from having a private, little, fishing get together.
By the way, you are most welcome to our club and to help organize and work out our fishing derby event.  :)
I put the poster at the barber shop  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 02, 2011, 08:16 AM
hey Ice Dog, we gotta hook up this year, i will keep my eye on the" pond" and let you know!!!

Ahhhhhhhhh, nypike,  I still owe you!!!! ;D

You sir helped to create one of my GREATEST ICE FISHING MOMENTS of my life!

Yes I am planning on making a trip up that way for sure this year!
Also once the Ice is solid in Massena on the St. Lawrence I will if you want take you to a spot I have for Walleye and Perch and the occassional MONSTER Musky.
Glad to see you back at the Shanty for another year!
HERE IS A REMINDER OF THE DAY YOU HELPED TO CREATE!
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi85.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fk55%2FNEWYORKRACKMASTER%2FHPIM3706-1.jpg&hash=735a146d7665c8e0ffce1060a155aa61)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 02, 2011, 10:15 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh, nypike,  I still owe you!!!! ;D

You sir helped to create one of my GREATEST ICE FISHING MOMENTS of my life!

Yes I am planning on making a trip up that way for sure this year!
Also once the Ice is solid in Massena on the St. Lawrence I will if you want take you to a spot I have for Walleye and Perch and the occassional MONSTER Musky.
Glad to see you back at the Shanty for another year!
HERE IS A REMINDER OF THE DAY YOU HELPED TO CREATE!
(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k55/NEWYORKRACKMASTER/HPIM3706-1.jpg)
always here to help and would love to meet up on st lawrence sometime, i fish it but am always just takin a shot in the dark as where to go. definately would help to go with someone with knowledge of the river and places to fish.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 02, 2011, 10:32 AM
Ahhhhhhhhh, nypike,  I still owe you!!!! ;D

You sir helped to create one of my GREATEST ICE FISHING MOMENTS of my life!

Yes I am planning on making a trip up that way for sure this year!
Also once the Ice is solid in Massena on the St. Lawrence I will if you want take you to a spot I have for Walleye and Perch and the occassional MONSTER Musky.
Glad to see you back at the Shanty for another year!
HERE IS A REMINDER OF THE DAY YOU HELPED TO CREATE!
(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k55/NEWYORKRACKMASTER/HPIM3706-1.jpg)

OH YA!  How do I go about getting one of those.  Nice Tiger.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 02, 2011, 03:20 PM
Does anyone here fish Whitehouse Bay with any kind of regularity? If so, what are the targeted species there? I've seen on a map one access road off of 37, is that about your only shore access from 37? I've been scouting several unadvertised locations along the St. Lawrence as well between Ogdensburg and Hogansburg (safe ice wise due to slower obscured current) and a few spots seem to jump out as possibilities like the east side of Wilson Hill...? Can't wait to use my brand new FL-20, hope I wake up tomorrow to find out the weathermen were 20 degrees off to the right for the next 10 days :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 02, 2011, 04:57 PM
Does anyone here fish Whitehouse Bay with any kind of regularity? If so, what are the targeted species there? I've seen on a map one access road off of 37, is that about your only shore access from 37? I've been scouting several unadvertised locations along the St. Lawrence as well between Ogdensburg and Hogansburg (safe ice wise due to slower obscured current) and a few spots seem to jump out as possibilities like the east side of Wilson Hill...? Can't wait to use my brand new FL-20, hope I wake up tomorrow to find out the weathermen were 20 degrees off to the right for the next 10 days :tipup:
Whitehouse Bay = crappie in the stumps.  Pike halfway out and possible walleye out near the mouth.  You can get there from the Waddington Beach Road as well.  Need 4-wheel-Drive to cross the fields there.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 02, 2011, 05:38 PM
joey, your covering alot of water, what town are you living in ?  And on a side note I would not go near hogansburgh to ice fish or fish at all.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkwiley on Dec 02, 2011, 05:51 PM
Nice to see a northern ny thread!  i live in saranac in the north eastern adks.  Pretty much fish all  lakes and ponds up this way that I can.  Now if we only had some ice....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 10th MTN Dave on Dec 03, 2011, 08:23 AM
Awesome thread!!

Been fishing Henderson, Red Lake, Black Lake, St. Lawrence and especially Butterfield for quite a while on Soft water.

Last year was my first year fishing hard water since I was a kid. Fished Perch Lake mostly last year but did try Hyde Lake, Henderson Harbor and once on Millsite (Not sure I would try that one again as even mid-winter it had some awful thin ice. Walked out, drilled a few holes and very carefully walked back off. Scared the crap out of me!)

Looking to find a few guys with some more experience on some new spots. Draw back to having me along is that I am a week-end or holiday Walker, dragging my gear sled. Usually fish five tip-ups while sitting on a jigging hole. I do have a buddy that I fish with on Perch Lake, but looks like he will be away a lot this season.

First day fishing last year was 01 JAN. Can't wait to get out this year as the boat got put up at the end of October and I am going stir crazy in anticipation. I mostly get perch, pike and pickerel...occasional crappy.  Would love to haul some walleye up through a hole. I have no electronics so pick my spots based on Hydro maps and looking at the shore, or leaked intel (gossip)...no complaints on how I have been doing so far. Hope to upgrade next year to a shelter as a minimum but would really like to get an ATV and a MarCum showdown ice troller to open up my opportunities. Not happening this year unless I win the lottery!

Last year I fished fathead minnows on the tip ups and jigged with a Swedish pimple also with a fathead.

I am looking for as much advise as people are willing to give on techniques or bait selection...If I can pry your jaw open with a nice cigar and you spill some details on hot locations...its all good. Never can figure out while folks are so tight-lipped. I'm not going to crowd you, but I sure might fish "your spot" if you are not there.

Signed up for the on-line tourny again this year as I enjoyed the fun and pics from last year. Too many places to try and fish and not enough week-ends to fish them!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Dec 03, 2011, 04:28 PM
Awesome thread!!

Been fishing Henderson, Red Lake, Black Lake, St. Lawrence and especially Butterfield for quite a while on Soft water.

Last year was my first year fishing hard water since I was a kid. Fished Perch Lake mostly last year but did try Hyde Lake, Henderson Harbor and once on Millsite (Not sure I would try that one again as even mid-winter it had some awful thin ice. Walked out, drilled a few holes and very carefully walked back off. Scared the crap out of me!)

Looking to find a few guys with some more experience on some new spots. Draw back to having me along is that I am a week-end or holiday Walker, dragging my gear sled. Usually fish five tip-ups while sitting on a jigging hole. I do have a buddy that I fish with on Perch Lake, but looks like he will be away a lot this season.

First day fishing last year was 01 JAN. Can't wait to get out this year as the boat got put up at the end of October and I am going stir crazy in anticipation. I mostly get perch, pike and pickerel...occasional crappy.  Would love to haul some walleye up through a hole. I have no electronics so pick my spots based on Hydro maps and looking at the shore, or leaked intel (gossip)...no complaints on how I have been doing so far. Hope to upgrade next year to a shelter as a minimum but would really like to get an ATV and a MarCum showdown ice troller to open up my opportunities. Not happening this year unless I win the lottery!

Last year I fished fathead minnows on the tip ups and jigged with a Swedish pimple also with a fathead.

I am looking for as much advise as people are willing to give on techniques or bait selection...If I can pry your jaw open with a nice cigar and you spill some details on hot locations...its all good. Never can figure out while folks are so tight-lipped. I'm not going to crowd you, but I sure might fish "your spot" if you are not there.

Signed up for the on-line tourny again this year as I enjoyed the fun and pics from last year. Too many places to try and fish and not enough week-ends to fish them!!

Plan on some trips to Chaumont Bay and I'll put you on the pike, perch and walleye...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 03, 2011, 06:48 PM
aren't the eyes last ice ? along with mud bay ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Dec 03, 2011, 06:51 PM
aren't the eyes last ice ? along with mud bay ?

Theyll be biting as early as Feb 1st in some spots, and that's during daylight hours....night fishing is planned also this year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 03, 2011, 07:01 PM
thank you
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 04, 2011, 08:12 AM
joey, your covering a lot of water, what town are you living in ?  And on a side note I would not go near hogansburgh to ice fish or fish at all.

I'm in Massena, ha ha yeah I was BS'ing the other day with someone and he was telling me that Hogansburg might not be the smartest thing to do this winter... Yeah this St. Lawrence thing is a bit tricky to scout because I just don't know where the safe areas are other then what I hear or guess at not to mention how maps are inaccurate depth wise due to Montreal's need to flood their canals. I don't really want to venture past Ogdensburg too often this winter but if I have to in order to avoid heavy crowds or better fishing so be it but most of my ice fishing is going to be during the week so we'll see. I have a lot to learn up here that's for sure. I've ice fished the last 15 years mostly on Chautauqua Lake south of Buffalo and swimbaits are god on that lake for the eye's. As for here I've heard everything being used under the sun from jigging bucktails to solely relying on tip-ups. It doesn't seem like any one strategy is head n shoulders above the rest here where in Oneida pimples rule the water. It's a good thing though because on those lakes you get so fixated on pimples and rapalas that you rarely try out new/other presentations. Here I honestly don't know anything about walleye fishing and am going to throw everything I have at them and in situations like the one I'm in I thank god I have a vexilar that's going to really help me figure out these Walters!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Walleye_Whisperer on Dec 04, 2011, 08:26 AM
aren't the eyes last ice ? along with mud bay ?

if you know the right places eyes are all season.  Mud bay is always last ice, essentially because of its production of safe ice is never usually till the end of the season, very end of season.  Ive seen too many people with there ATVs enter the big drink the past couple of years at Mud.  Its not rare to be Janruary and not even having 3 inches there. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rlowery on Dec 05, 2011, 10:30 PM
So glad to see this NNY thread. I'm back to the shanty and waiting to get out there. Cant wait to hit Black lake and also would like to try fishing the river in Massena this year, never been past coles creek.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 06, 2011, 07:23 AM
As I sit here on my day off drinking coffee and staring out the window wishing there was ice to be fishing I was thinking about new ice I would like to try this year. A place that came to mind is osgood pond near paul smiths. Anyone have any experience with this pond? First ice there very soon?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 06, 2011, 10:28 AM
good thread! fish the st. lawrence religously. the walleye bite is on right NOW certain spots. i just got a 9 pounder the other day ill post pic. fish cranberry too for trophy pike. fish the raquette reservoirs too considering its my hometown waters. not great fishing though. whoever started this thread i see they are from canton. that is the most local i have seen to me.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 06, 2011, 10:29 AM
Don't forget Star Lake.  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 06, 2011, 10:36 AM
by the way, how ya been ice dog? we gotta get together on chatty this winter. maybe the derby
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: dogfish on Dec 06, 2011, 11:18 AM
As I sit here on my day off drinking coffee and staring out the window wishing there was ice to be fishing I was thinking about new ice I would like to try this year. A place that came to mind is osgood pond near paul smiths. Anyone have any experience with this pond? First ice there very soon?

Went to school up ther back in the late 80's.  Fished Osgood alot (was my fav!!!!), but all the info I have is from then so kind of old.  Access if real good and the pike fishing rocked!  No monsters but lots of action.  I was a poor student looking for food so I would perch fish at Lake Clear and catch a bunch of 4 inch dinks, skin them whole and use them on Osgood as dead bait.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 06, 2011, 11:38 AM
good thread! fish the st. lawrence religously. the walleye bite is on right NOW certain spots. i just got a 9 pounder the other day ill post pic. fish cranberry too for trophy pike. fish the raquette reservoirs too considering its my hometown waters. not great fishing though. whoever started this thread i see they are from canton. that is the most local i have seen to me.

Great...thanks for the info....I just put the boat away this past week....LOL.  Oh well they will be there in the spring too!  As for now I am hoping to get in some early ice action for them on some local lakes....if only it would get cold!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 06, 2011, 01:07 PM
So glad to see this NNY thread. I'm back to the shanty and waiting to get out there. Cant wait to hit Black lake and also would like to try fishing the river in Massena this year, never been past coles creek.

dont bother with massena. theres no fish there haha justt leave that stretch of the river to me.. nah just kiddin. hit coles creek early ice i mean early early when just the back part by the road is frozen. the whole bay wont even be covered shipping channel will be open. day light and dark. you will have a legit chance at a few eyeballs between 8-13 pounds.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 06, 2011, 03:07 PM
Went to school up ther back in the late 80's.  Fished Osgood alot (was my fav!!!!), but all the info I have is from then so kind of old.  Access if real good and the pike fishing rocked!  No monsters but lots of action.  I was a poor student looking for food so I would perch fish at Lake Clear and catch a bunch of 4 inch dinks, skin them whole and use them on Osgood as dead bait.


Thanks for the response...I'm going to have to give it a chance this year. Always like trying new waters once in a while with or without success. Looks like the tempatures for canton will be starting to cool off alittle bit. Come on walkable ice!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 06, 2011, 04:18 PM
Don't forget Star Lake.  ;)

which star lake the one near Theresa on 37 ? I'm glad they have this thread ,cause i like to try different spots just to see if i can cut it ,and i don't keep really big ones they are just for pics ,i like to eat the smaller ones ,but that doesn't mean don't keep them that's just me ,it's the idea of getting a really large eye through a hole in the ice more of a thrill for me  ,like some of the bigger cats ,what a rush
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 06, 2011, 04:24 PM
Near cranberry lake...where the docks have kicker motors.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 06, 2011, 04:33 PM
Near cranberry lake...where the docks have kicker motors.

 thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 06, 2011, 04:35 PM
I hear that the lake has some nice lakers but everytime I have fished there I never landed one...gave up and fished for rockbass instead.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 06, 2011, 04:38 PM
I hear that the lake has some nice lakers but everytime I have fished there I never landed one...gave up and fished for rockbass instead.

thats what some buds i know fished there said they were tough but they were pic material , and the craps were hard to find but really nice suspended in deep water , like red lake  craps 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 06, 2011, 04:54 PM
I haven't fished red lake in a looooooong time. A good friend has a camp right by the state boat launch. How I would love to fish that lake again, added to the list.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 06, 2011, 05:04 PM
tons of structure for a small lake and the gills are  :o
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bosco2 on Dec 06, 2011, 06:01 PM
Hey guys. I'm in the Rochester area and I'm planning for a few days on the St. Lawrence in February. I've never ice fished the river before. I've sort of got my choices whittled down to perhaps Coles Creek area near Massena or Wheathouse Bay near Ogdensburg. I'm not married to either of these locations and I'm really open to suggestions. I just want to try and find some productive fishing in the extreme reaches of northern New York. Primarily I'm a Walleye guy and I have a small Clam shanty so the Walleye night bite is definitely not out of the question. Perch would be my plan B. I understand the Pike fishing can be nuts so, just for some action, that might be a good plan C if after a couple days I'm not having luck on the eyes. If anyone's willing to throw some info and/or advice my way, I'd love to hear it. I'm not looking for anyone's honey hole. I'll buy topo maps and scope out good looking spots but GENERAL locations would really be appreciated. I've got no snowmobile or ATV and I'd be hoofin' it so that's a factor as well. Thanks a bunch in advance guys. I'll keep an eye on the PM's too.
Thanks again.

Bob Beeley
Irondequoit, NY
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 06, 2011, 06:17 PM
Hey guys. I'm in the Rochester area and I'm planning for a few days on the St. Lawrence in February. I've never ice fished the river before. I've sort of got my choices whittled down to perhaps Coles Creek area near Massena or Wheathouse Bay near Ogdensburg. I'm not married to either of these locations and I'm really open to suggestions. I just want to try and find some productive fishing in the extreme reaches of northern New York. Primarily I'm a Walleye guy and I have a small Clam shanty so the Walleye night bite is definitely not out of the question. Perch would be my plan B. I understand the Pike fishing can be nuts so, just for some action, that might be a good plan C if after a couple days I'm not having luck on the eyes. If anyone's willing to throw some info and/or advice my way, I'd love to hear it. I'm not looking for anyone's honey hole. I'll buy topo maps and scope out good looking spots but GENERAL locations would really be appreciated. I've got no snowmobile or ATV and I'd be hoofin' it so that's a factor as well. Thanks a bunch in advance guys. I'll keep an eye on the PM's too.
Thanks again.

Bob Beeley
Irondequoit, NY

Well, you've already got a good tip for Coles Creek.  ;D  Wheathouse Bay in Ogdensburg can be good and it can be a deathly slow.  Has a decent night walleye bite often.  Perch are tough there most of the time.  It's a small bay with a definite drop from 6 ft to 22' for a few hundred yards.  The walleye come from the depths in the evening to the shallows to feed.  I fish that bay often, in the evening, after work.
Coles Creek and Brandy Brook can both produce decent Pike.
All these spots are easy for folks on foot.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 07, 2011, 07:30 AM
Have fished Coles Creek for over 25 years and every year the fishing there is the same old story, good first ice then it peders off so bad I don't keep a shanty there any more.  There are much better choices, The Bay is better in my opinion outside of waddington.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 07, 2011, 07:41 AM
Have fished Coles Creek for over 25 years and every year the fishing there is the same old story, good first ice then it peders off so bad I don't keep a shanty there any more.  There are much better choices, The Bay is better in my opinion outside of waddington.
Maybe this year will be better - hope -  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 07, 2011, 10:04 AM
which star lake the one near Theresa on 37 ? I'm glad they have this thread ,cause i like to try different spots just to see if i can cut it ,and i don't keep really big ones they are just for pics ,i like to eat the smaller ones ,but that doesn't mean don't keep them that's just me ,it's the idea of getting a really large eye through a hole in the ice more of a thrill for me  ,like some of the bigger cats ,what a rush

You are thinking of Crystal lake, on Rt 37 in Redwood (town of theresa).
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Codywojo on Dec 07, 2011, 03:04 PM
Looking forward to hammering Lakers and Perch on 4th Lake
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: PMacK3 on Dec 07, 2011, 04:19 PM
 
Looking forward to hammering Lakers and Perch on 4th Lake


I hear that!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: conesusguy on Dec 07, 2011, 07:49 PM
Awesome thread!  I'm from Rochester as well and have many friends up north who work for Credo Community Center.  I'm starting my plans for a 3-5 day trip this season, not sure if it will be early or late ice.  I've been doing some limited research and have so far found these water's to be preferable considering size, depth, structure and more important species available.  My first choice is Black River Bay targeting walleye and perch, clear lake, red lake and sixtown pond crystal lake.  Will be targeting walleye exclusively because I catch perch down here on sodus and pike and musky on conesus where I live like its my job.  If anybody can help me out perhaps pointing me to where I may have better chances of success I would greatly appreciate it.  The information in this thread has been more helpful than anything I've found so far on the internet, so thanks for that! 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bosco2 on Dec 09, 2011, 11:15 AM
If anyone up Adirondacks way want to give any reports on the small lakes or ponds I'd appreciate it. Particularly in the tri-lakes region. I know there's a nice healthy cold snap on right now up there and I'm wondering what the prospects might be for next week. Wouldn't mind sneaking a Friday off and heading up Thursday night. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkwiley on Dec 09, 2011, 09:20 PM
hasn't been overly cold durring the days up here , we need some cold days to keep and add onto the ice that is being made at night.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 10, 2011, 04:56 AM
hasn't been overly cold durring the days up here , we need some cold days to keep and add onto the ice that is being made at night.
Are the smaller lakes, like Colby, froze over?  Seems, if they are, with the cold nights coming the ice would thicken.  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 11, 2011, 04:41 PM
any updates guys in the north country? lets keep this thread at the top all winter. dont look like much here its gotta get colder and stay colder.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Dec 11, 2011, 04:44 PM
Chunks of ice floating in Three Mile Bay this afternoon, appeared to be between one half and one inch thick....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 11, 2011, 05:00 PM
any updates guys in the north country? lets keep this thread at the top all winter. dont look like much here its gotta get colder and stay colder.
Waiting for the "cold" to come.  :(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Dec 11, 2011, 06:46 PM
Any one know if theres any ice on Cranberry yet??? the ponds here in colton are alllocked up but not fishable barely any ice on the lakes.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 11, 2011, 06:47 PM
I would be willing to bet no, but anything that is locked or beginning to lock will be a week or two out yet.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 11, 2011, 06:48 PM
Any one know if theres any ice on Cranberry yet??? the ponds here in colton are alllocked up but not fishable barely any ice on the lakes.  :tipup:

I would say not yet, thats a large lake with a lot of wind.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 11, 2011, 07:50 PM
I would be willing to bet no, but anything that is locked or beginning to lock will be a week or two out yet.

That would depend on how cold we can "make" it :P  Not really cold for the next 10 day forecast.  They could be wrong though - it's been known to happen now and then.  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 11, 2011, 08:01 PM
You are right...we are in for a ride yet again.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 12, 2011, 10:06 AM
Just looked at the weather forecast for the week...depressing! We need some 10-20 degree nights and no wind to get this show on the road. Any info on an adk ponds? Osgood locked up yet?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 12, 2011, 01:20 PM
I remember a season - many moons ago; maybe late 80s-early 90s that we had a fall season like this.  I was working on a dairy farm and was plowing corn stubble till December 22 or 23.  THEN - the following AM the temps fell like to -20 and stayed there for a good long time - like 2 weeks.
Now that will make some ice - and it also makes plowing just impossible  :woot:
So don't give up hope and keep those positive thoughts about "C-O-L-D".   ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 12, 2011, 11:26 PM
looks like colder weather isnt on its way.  hunting season is done now so  i couldnt want ice more. im aiming for the first week or two of jan
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 12, 2011, 11:29 PM
Any one know if theres any ice on Cranberry yet??? the ponds here in colton are alllocked up but not fishable barely any ice on the lakes.  :tipup:

whats locked up in colton?? i see none of it. and these lakes you speak of? i wasnt aware we had any in colton
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 12, 2011, 11:35 PM
it will be a while yet for cranberry. like was said, its too warm and cranberry gets some wind. we need calm windless snowless below zero weather for a couple weeks. hah what are those odds?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 13, 2011, 06:24 AM
whats locked up in colton?? i see none of it. and these lakes you speak of? i wasnt aware we had any in colton

I think he said something about "ponds"  -  anyways the weather that's on the way for today and tomorrow should take care of most any ice there may happen to be.  >:(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 13, 2011, 07:30 AM
as a distraction... who has seen the picture of the musky caught out of the river on Sunday? unbelievable!   check out northcountrynow.com fish and game photos for a link to the story. that captain has had good couple of years now....the best part was he was released so I will catch him next year when he is a record breaker!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 13, 2011, 10:42 AM
as a distraction... who has seen the picture of the musky caught out of the river on Sunday? unbelievable!   check out northcountrynow.com fish and game photos for a link to the story. that captain has had good couple of years now....the best part was he was released so I will catch him next year when he is a record breaker!
Can't seem to find that pic/article - got a link?
Tis the ultimate time for fish'n big muskier though.  Did it years ago, the old timer that took me out said - "time to go out when the water slaps the hull and freezes and there is snow in the air".  He was pretty accurate  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 13, 2011, 03:35 PM
http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/2011/12/muskie_2.html (http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/2011/12/muskie_2.html)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 13, 2011, 05:43 PM
all we need is a little artic breeze for a couple of days to get us on
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 13, 2011, 06:45 PM
all we need is a little artic breeze for a couple of days to get us on
That sure would be nice but; I think the breeze we are about to get for the next two days is more like a tropical one -  :%$#!:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: thetrigger22 on Dec 13, 2011, 07:46 PM
Great thread. I was sick of sorting through all the western and central NY threads trying to find feedback on how everyone was doing. Now I have a "go to" thread. I spend my ice time on Black, Red, Moon, Grass, Millsite, and various other lakes in my local area. I can't leave out the mighty St. Lawrence as well. Looking to make the trip up to Cranberry again this year too.

This weather situation really sucks currently. Accuweather's extended forecast for my area has the temps not rising above 16 at night the 22nd-27th though so I'm hopeful that pans out. There was a 7 degree night in there too! Maybe I'm just a little too hopeful the weather man will actually bring me good news.

Happy waiting everyone!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 13, 2011, 07:55 PM
Great thread. I was sick of sorting through all the western and central NY threads trying to find feedback on how everyone was doing. Now I have a "go to" thread. I spend my ice time on Black, Red, Moon, Grass, Millsite, and various other lakes in my local area. I can't leave out the mighty St. Lawrence as well. Looking to make the trip up to Cranberry again this year too.

This weather situation really sucks currently. Accuweather's extended forecast for my area has the temps not rising above 16 at night the 22nd-27th though so I'm hopeful that pans out. There was a 7 degree night in there too! Maybe I'm just a little too hopeful the weather man will actually bring me good news.

Happy waiting everyone!
Accuweather predicts their weather with dice...changes constantly and their forecast is totally different from what NOAA (nws.noaa.gov) predicts.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: thetrigger22 on Dec 13, 2011, 08:49 PM
I've seen and heard the same with the NWS as well as weather.com. I'm dying to get out there so maybe I'm a sucker. Lets just hope for cold.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 13, 2011, 09:14 PM
possibly largest musky ever released at 60x29.5 rich clarke is a true pro he trolls up so many giant muskies in clayton
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 13, 2011, 09:19 PM
I think he said something about "ponds"  -  anyways the weather that's on the way for today and tomorrow should take care of most any ice there may happen to be.  >:(
twas my buddy cody i was just ragging on him. and for the sake of argument, he did indeed mention the lakes that we do not have lol. nothing can be done about the ice, do a little walleye fishing i guess
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jekross42 on Dec 13, 2011, 09:21 PM
possibly largest musky ever released at 60x29.5 rich clarke is a true pro he trolls up so many giant muskies in clayton
what a beauty of a fish, 50+in muskie is on the bucket list i've started to develop in my young life
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 13, 2011, 09:38 PM
what a beauty of a fish, 50+in muskie is on the bucket list i've started to develop in my young life

me too. im obsessed. hered my closest to date. 49.25"
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2FMY49MUSKY.jpg&hash=1e49ee6cfaac9634d17c88f0e45dd08c)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 13, 2011, 09:47 PM
ill try to post a bigger picture. i dont know why its so small lol. got her to eat a topraider which was cool that my biggest ski came on topwater. pre-frontal conditions. my dad is in the 50" club, and so is one of my friends who is younger than me, TWICE. Its definitely not an easy club to be in though hah, it takes a lot of time on the water... a lot. lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Dec 14, 2011, 05:49 AM
I fish with Rich Clark from time to time. Known him a long time. He is a master at hunting down big muskies. Certainly does put his time in. When everyone else is coming off the water cause of rough seas, Rich is heading out. That is one beautiful fish, and he deserves it. Best thing is, it still lives oh.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Dec 14, 2011, 07:53 AM
Icepike26 checking in now hunting season is over.  I fish the mighty st. lawrence river from alex bay all the way up to massena, black lake chaumont bay....can't wait for first ice been going through all my gear getting ready
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: johnnycd on Dec 14, 2011, 08:13 AM
Awesome fish!  If that doesn't give you the fever nothing will.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 14, 2011, 10:05 AM
Icepike26 checking in now hunting season is over.  I fish the mighty st. lawrence river from alex bay all the way up to massena, black lake chaumont bay....can't wait for first ice been going through all my gear getting ready
Glad to see you back Icepike.  Hope to get together on the ice a little this season.  Maybe my first trip to Chaumont will be with you?   @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Dec 14, 2011, 11:20 AM
i just went out and checked my local ice.  the most i found was 2.5" anybody have any more ice than that?  my buddy is coming up this weekend to ice fish, and we have no safe ice :(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 14, 2011, 11:28 AM
nope scarcely any skim ice even....2.5inches i wish. id be fishing
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: TACP on Dec 14, 2011, 01:56 PM
 :tipup: Does anyone have any info on pleasant lake near gouverneur? I know their are nice northerns and blugills. Has anyone ice fished this lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: thetrigger22 on Dec 14, 2011, 03:38 PM
:tipup: Does anyone have any info on pleasant lake near gouverneur? I know their are nice northerns and blugills. Has anyone ice fished this lake?

I've fished Pleasant quite a few times. Only ever had luck 3/4 of the way up the lake from the public launch. A 6lb walleye and a 30 inch northern were the highlights of the days. Steady flags if you find the right spot on the right day in my opinion. Alot of small northerns. Never really targeted panfish. Just my experience.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: iceflag on Dec 14, 2011, 08:11 PM
Out of all of the Indian river chain lakes what is everyone's most and least productive lakes in the winter. My best days last year on the ice were on Red lake with my slowest days being on moon lake. Just something to think about while waiting for the ice to form.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 14, 2011, 08:46 PM
hows paul smiths area doing? gotta be a little colder than here
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: miller6275 on Dec 15, 2011, 07:44 AM
Paul smiths area was pretty good till all this rain and 40 degree temps. Jones pond has ice and Colby had a sheet out in the middle yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 15, 2011, 10:07 AM
we were iced over here and now not so much. calling for 5 degrees tomorrow night
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 15, 2011, 12:05 PM
we were iced over here and now not so much. calling for 5 degrees tomorrow night
Yeah!  I'll be out of the possibility of ice-fishing after this weekend - lots of travel for the holidays  :)  But I'll be back by the 28th or so and be looking for a place to go in your area  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 15, 2011, 12:39 PM
Yeah!  I'll be out of the possibility of ice-fishing after this weekend - lots of travel for the holidays  :)  But I'll be back by the 28th or so and be looking for a place to go in your area  ;)
i will keep ya updated
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 15, 2011, 12:50 PM
i will keep ya updated

yeah keep me updated too tupper aint too far for me.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Dec 15, 2011, 12:56 PM
Soon boys.... soon  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 16, 2011, 03:38 PM
check out the lows for the weekend will ya?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Dec 16, 2011, 04:24 PM
Hope them low temps can make some ice if we keep wind down and no rain
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 16, 2011, 04:35 PM
I have field an appeal with mother nature about this warm weather in winter. We can expect her reply soon.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 17, 2011, 07:13 PM
perfect ice making conditions right now
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 17, 2011, 08:42 PM
perfect ice making conditions right now

Yeah!  Even better if things had been froze over.  Maybe we'll see things skimmed over in the AM?
Gotta be some small lakes up in the days that are making ice tonite!  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 18, 2011, 05:47 AM
cold nights and no wind it will stiffen up quick
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 18, 2011, 06:40 AM
Game ON!  We just need to build on last night.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NDMCMyJZvFM/Tu3d4qSng9I/AAAAAAAAAL8/TFaYLWNNJW0/s600/bigbay.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--RirjJv7ZX0/Tu3d40IXuFI/AAAAAAAAAMA/P8yToeraXag/s600/backbay.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 18, 2011, 06:41 AM
Looking good......  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 18, 2011, 09:19 AM
Just go back from scouting some lakes. A few had enough ice to support me but I did not have the brass to go out on it...it was only about 1 1/2" thick. The Fulton Chain of Lakes is coming along nicely 1, 2, 3 lakes are covered with 1/4 to skim and 4th lake is about 1/4 but not locked yet it is a deep lake. Pics to follow shortly.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perchslayer25 on Dec 18, 2011, 09:54 AM
Doesnt look like ill be getting on the ice for a while here in cny!  While im waiting for big sodus to harden up could one of you northern new yorkers give me a heads up on solid ice when it comes!  3-4 inches is good for this guy!  Ive fished butterfeild lake and black lake before.  Im willing to.drive, im a willing ice head!  By the sounds of it, you guys are off to a good start up that way!  Just got my new marcum lx-3tc and frabill trekker deluxe, and im on the edge of my seat waiting for ice!!   Stay on top gentlemen!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 18, 2011, 09:56 AM
hannawa pond was solid this morning just skim ice, small bay on arbuckle pond is locked tight.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 18, 2011, 10:24 AM
As promised here are the pics from this morning. I hope Mother Nature behaves this week so I can hit the ice on Friday!!

4th Lake from the 4th Lake Access/ Alger Island:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1186.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz375%2FJustin_Yousey%2F4thLakeAlgerIsland.jpg&hash=e843bb52eb63cf33e776105ff7e65982)

4Th Lake from the boat launch in Inlet:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1186.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz375%2FJustin_Yousey%2F4thLakeInlet.jpg&hash=fa25b817028e34ad00c2e12fc3c2251e)

Small ADK pond loaded with perch
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1186.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz375%2FJustin_Yousey%2FADKPond.jpg&hash=143fdc9dff06f1a8e6145096039b9e37)

Ice on the pond:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1186.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz375%2FJustin_Yousey%2FAlmost.jpg&hash=35cb696f7cbd6e492271387e18ab331c)

Secret Lake:
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1186.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fz375%2FJustin_Yousey%2FASecretlake.jpg&hash=7723288c702b2bc329005243aa6a6554)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pondskipper on Dec 18, 2011, 10:29 AM
Now we're talking!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 18, 2011, 10:34 AM
Now we're talking!
Every spot I checked had enough ice to hold me except the Fulton Chain of lakes.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pondskipper on Dec 18, 2011, 11:08 AM
Great!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 18, 2011, 12:35 PM
well it looks like were not gonna get to fish early ice walleyes which to me is the best fishing of the yeaar... but the big girls are starting to really eat if you still wanna get them softwater style..

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1324232068.jpg&hash=dbab3dd9eabb6aa6327c190983c0c612)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Dec 18, 2011, 01:19 PM
AWSOME !!! I'm ready. I'll road trip if I have too.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 18, 2011, 01:47 PM
nice eye and great pics guys
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pondskipper on Dec 18, 2011, 01:53 PM
awsome fish.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Aminitaverosa on Dec 18, 2011, 02:14 PM
well, i went out today, caught a bunch of small perch.  i went off a little while after the sun went up, cause the cracks started leaking water, and my hole was sinking, and i was only sitting on two inches or so of ice.  but it was great to get out and fish finally.   couldnt get out to where the crappie hang out, the ice was too thin out there
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: carcaju on Dec 18, 2011, 02:18 PM
Planning a trip to chaumont or guffin this season for some eyes . I live over by champlain and lake george ,thought about getting a few guys together to make the the treck west if i get some takers maybe we can put together a iceshanty meet and greet on the ice i think prchslyr would be game and a few others i you guys would have the company.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: carcaju on Dec 18, 2011, 02:25 PM
went out this morning to fill a last min. tag and found myself heading to the water afterwards to check ice. found some promising looking hardwater stood on 2" but i think i will wait for a little while longer  although it didnt crack under my weight .
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 19, 2011, 09:54 AM
BLACK LAKE:

Never fished this lake before but looking to hit some hardwater next week (hopefully) and am pondering Black as a possible destination before I tie a rope to a tree, light a cigarette with a blindfold and inch my way out on the St. Lawrence. My question is where would my safest (ice conditions / 1st ice wise) bet be on that lake also I hear that access is limited as well. Interested in gill and crappie action, any info appreciated.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluemountainlaker on Dec 19, 2011, 09:56 AM
well youll have to go north for ice. i dont now any myself that r safe but in a week or so it will be game on!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 19, 2011, 10:38 AM
BLACK LAKE:

Never fished this lake before but looking to hit some hardwater next week (hopefully) and am pondering Black as a possible destination before I tie a rope to a tree, light a cigarette with a blindfold and inch my way out on the St. Lawrence. My question is where would my safest (ice conditions / 1st ice wise) bet be on that lake also I hear that access is limited as well. Interested in gill and crappie action, any info appreciated.

I doubt you will find a way onto Black Lake next week.  Possible, if the forecast changes; but not too likely.  What iced over Saturday night is now all but gone with this wind and heat.  >:(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 19, 2011, 10:49 AM
I doubt you will find a way onto Black Lake next week.  Possible, if the forecast changes; but not too likely.  What iced over Saturday night is now all but gone with this wind and heat.  >:(

wont find any on the st lawrence either. not in a week. not in two weeks.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 19, 2011, 11:09 AM
HERE WE GO!

A buddy of mine calls and says  "what are you doing tommorrow ?"  I says why ?  He says"  We just got done checking for ICE and we have 1" of solid ice in this particular bay on the St. Lawrence and he says we are heading there in the morning"  He continued to say you will need to wear hip waders because there is about 6 feet from the bank to the 1" thick ice .  :P

Now I LOVE ICE FISHING as much as anyone but when I hear I will need hip waders to get to 1" of ICE, well I AM OUT......    I told them to call me and let know how they do, if they are still alive ??

Crazy chances I will not take.  3" solid ice is the minimum I will fish on and even then someone bigger then me (I am 210lbs) will be leading the way!

Can't wait for the call tommorrow to see how it went.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 19, 2011, 01:53 PM
HERE WE GO!

A buddy of mine calls and says  "what are you doing tommorrow ?"  I says why ?  He says"  We just got done checking for ICE and we have 1" of solid ice in this particular bay on the St. Lawrence and he says we are heading there in the morning"  He continued to say you will need to wear hip waders because there is about 6 feet from the bank to the 1" thick ice .  :P

Now I LOVE ICE FISHING as much as anyone but when I hear I will need hip waders to get to 1" of ICE, well I AM OUT......    I told them to call me and let know how they do, if they are still alive ??

Crazy chances I will not take.  3" solid ice is the minimum I will fish on and even then someone bigger then me (I am 210lbs) will be leading the way!

Can't wait for the call tommorrow to see how it went.

Haha I love the early ice / last ice bloopers (non injury ones of course).... Stupidest last ice I was on was in a canal 1 1/2'' of milk white ice, had to cross over 8-10' of plank board from shore to get out there and then layed sideways to fish... and there were man made split wooden posts under us that would have impailed us if we went through. All for 5 bluegills that day, now that's stupid!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishman79 on Dec 19, 2011, 02:03 PM
Planning a trip to chaumont or guffin this season for some eyes . I live over by champlain and lake george ,thought about getting a few guys together to make the the treck west if i get some takers maybe we can put together a iceshanty meet and greet on the ice i think prchslyr would be game and a few others i you guys would have the company.

I'd enjoy meeting some folks from the shanty over here, we'll get a group of guys together and pound some perch, bbq up some venison and shoot the bull. if ya'll are interested think up some dates and I'll keep ya posted on the fishing conditions.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 19, 2011, 04:07 PM
I'd enjoy meeting some folks from the shanty over here, we'll get a group of guys together and pound some perch, bbq up some venison and shoot the bull. if ya'll are interested think up some dates and I'll keep ya posted on the fishing conditions.
I'll be up for that one - keep us posted.
btw - I heard the other day that the perch were getting "beat to death" in the bay by soft water guys! The story I heard was: to the tune of $600/day worth by some enterprising individuals!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cnyiceboy on Dec 19, 2011, 04:09 PM
Fishforpike are you talking about Chaumont? If so I herd the samething
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 19, 2011, 04:57 PM
Just scratched the ich and it made it even more itchier. Made it out after work on a small lake near home with 2" of black ice still. Got skunked but I still got out.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: OneBucketMike on Dec 19, 2011, 05:15 PM
I'll be up for that one - keep us posted.
btw - I heard the other day that the perch were getting "beat to death" in the bay by soft water guys! The story I heard was: to the tune of $600/day worth by some enterprising individuals!

And that is why there is no 50 perch limit in that county, ehhhh????
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 19, 2011, 05:17 PM
Fishforpike are you talking about Chaumont? If so I herd the samething

Yep - but you know how rumors go  ::)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Walleye_Whisperer on Dec 19, 2011, 05:28 PM
I'll be up for that one - keep us posted.
btw - I heard the other day that the perch were getting "beat to death" in the bay by soft water guys! The story I heard was: to the tune of $600/day worth by some enterprising individuals!


it is possible, and unreasonable.  I understand we have a good fishery and no limit but when you go out everyday to catch fish just to sell them for money, where is the sport in that. to me it is greed and unecessary. Catch what you want to eat and let it be.  there are commercial fisherman to do the job of supplying the local restaurants.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 19, 2011, 05:49 PM
but many of these fish don't just feed locals restaurants they are shipped all over , by net or by hook what is the difference ,and don't forget there is the rumor mill to deal with and that has been going on long before i was a gleem in some ones eye and there use to be  many netters in my youth ,and the fishery still stands firm and i'm 55 yrs old
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 19, 2011, 06:04 PM



     Amen Freddie . Anyone who thinks you make 600 a day every day is sadly mistaken . And to you're point of sport I would hassard a guess sport has little to do with it it is a job , a perfectly legal one at that .
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 19, 2011, 06:23 PM
I was just stating what I had heard.  I'm not passing any kind of judgement - if, in fact, (which I doubt) there are some folk catching and selling 600$ worth of perch a day and they are doing it legally, then more power to them.
Nothing stopping you or I (except maybe our jobs) from doing the same.
Like Freddie sez - hook or commercial net - what's the difference to the fishery?  The issue is, that it just goes "against the grain" of many sportsmen.  :-\
And just to have something to discuss while we are waiting on some ICE; where's the state's consumption recommendations in all this?  Do you suppose any of this fish is going to young kids or pregnant women?  How is someone to know.  Is the fish packaged, labeled and sold with the NYS warnings?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: goonboy on Dec 19, 2011, 07:13 PM


     Amen Freddie . Anyone who thinks you make 600 a day every day is sadly mistaken . And to you're point of sport I would hassard a guess sport has little to do with it it is a job , a perfectly legal one at that .
thanks dots and f&l for what u said i will say i do fish for them for money and what some people don't understand that its not a given every day job u may get them one day and not the next and 600$ is a little over the hill may be two people together yes but one person no , myself average 100to 175 lbs and the high num is alot of work for one man . this is how i pay my bills and live so some people need to think before they talk , and its getting better now than what it was 5years ago more and bigger fish and many diff year classes to boot  just my .02
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 19, 2011, 07:18 PM
There is a difference between hook and net. for the most part fishing with line and hook gives one the ability to decide what to keep and what not to keep, with a pretty successful rate at keeping thrown back fish alive. Nets don't choose what they claim, anything and everything.. and they can be very harmful. Many Midwestern musky and walleye lakes suffer from certain peoples rights to net fish. There was a story with pics floating around the web of a massive fish kill after someone pulled there nets and threw what they didn't want in the woods.. Many many many big muskies and pike were wasted. It was in Minnesota or wisconsin.. I know this is very off topic and it is not directed towards anyone.. Just saying, fishing to obtain large quantities by line and hook as opposed to net.. Big difference.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 19, 2011, 07:47 PM
thanks dots and f&l for what u said i will say i do fish for them for money and what some people don't understand that its not a given every day job u may get them one day and not the next and 600$ is a little over the hill may be two people together yes but one person no , myself average 100to 175 lbs and the high num is alot of work for one man . this is how i pay my bills and live so some people need to think before they talk , and its getting better now than what it was 5years ago more and bigger fish and many diff year classes to boot  just my .02
More power to ya goonboy.  I would not have the get up and go for it.   I used to have a problem with what you do but I have come full circle and believe everyone has a right to fish within the regs.  Myself - I doubt the guys that are fishing for $$$ have any real affect on the fishery.
northernnyice - I understand your point about nets, but I doubt they have any real affect either.  No, I would not like to see the fishkill from an ill-run net - but there is a proper way to do that as well.  The biologists must believe that the commercial fishery is sustainable.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: carcaju on Dec 19, 2011, 08:28 PM
I'd enjoy meeting some folks from the shanty over here, we'll get a group of guys together and pound some perch, bbq up some venison and shoot the bull. if ya'll are interested think up some dates and I'll keep ya posted on the fishing conditions.
i will stay in touch i will give some calls and see who i can pull together
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Walleye_Whisperer on Dec 20, 2011, 06:16 AM
Im not saying the selling of fish is wrong everyonce in awhile, I live where the fish are caught and sold and know alot about the ups and downs. I also have a relative who was a commercial fisherman for many many years, one of the very few who have the license for it up here.  They are not giving out any new licenses in the future either, once whoever has an issued license passes so does the license. This license cant be turned over, only can be passed down within the family.  By far I agree there is no way it hurts the fishery after ive seen what has been taken commercially over the past many many years. They do use different size nets that allow them only to take certain size fish and the bigger predator fish are not netted or harmed. In regards to what I said I do know a few who do fish for them year around when they can get a job but refuse to because selling fish is much easier for them. When you see 20 plus boats everyday for over a month catching and selling fish that is where I believe it is a bit over the top.  There is no doubt that if netting was legal for all they would not be using fishing poles, they are fishing for quantity.  Thats just my opinion and we all have our own and have our right to stand by our opinions.  As for the processing of the fish, it is done by the individuals who run the fisheries themselves, they do a great job at keeping it clean and safe.  Someone catching 100 - 200 dollars worth around here is average,  Through the ice the most ive ever seen caught by one person is 400 dollars worth one day.  In a boat 600 is possible but deff not one person, one person on a great day is 200-300 dollars worth. We have the greatest fishery in the world here in eastern lake ontario.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Dec 20, 2011, 06:41 AM
carcaju,   thats a pretty cool idea. I'm interested. I'll keep watching
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Post by: plowman on Dec 20, 2011, 06:42 AM
I guess that was fishmans idea. anyway, I like it
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 20, 2011, 07:08 AM
Does anyone have an safe ice in the north country to report? I'm headed to watertown for xmas shopping today. Thinking about checking out a few locations on the way. If I find anything worth reporting i'll post. Today's goal, make it out of gander mountain without putting the ol bank account into the red. doubtful but its a goal worth working towards  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishman79 on Dec 20, 2011, 07:33 AM
Does anyone have an safe ice in the north country to report? I'm headed to watertown for xmas shopping today. Thinking about checking out a few locations on the way. If I find anything worth reporting i'll post. Today's goal, make it out of gander mountain without putting the ol bank account into the red. doubtful but its a goal worth working towards  ;)
none in jefferson county.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 20, 2011, 01:08 PM
Does anyone have an safe ice in the north country to report? I'm headed to watertown for xmas shopping today. Thinking about checking out a few locations on the way. If I find anything worth reporting i'll post. Today's goal, make it out of gander mountain without putting the ol bank account into the red. doubtful but its a goal worth working towards  ;)
maybe
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Dec 20, 2011, 01:18 PM
Perch lake has 1" just left there
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 20, 2011, 01:19 PM
Does anyone have an safe ice in the north country to report? I'm headed to watertown for xmas shopping today. Thinking about checking out a few locations on the way. If I find anything worth reporting i'll post. Today's goal, make it out of gander mountain without putting the ol bank account into the red. doubtful but its a goal worth working towards  ;)
pond here in Colton seems close. Just one though
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Jibber82 on Dec 20, 2011, 01:59 PM
Heading up to Wilmington/Saranac Lake area for New Years weekend to visit a few friends. Hows the ice coming up that way? Should I bother to bring my gear? Thanks.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 20, 2011, 03:21 PM
You should bring it just in case. Think of how mad at yourself you would be if there was fishable ice and you had no gear. We are supposedly going to have a cold spell after this warm weather passes this week. here is to wishful thinking.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 20, 2011, 03:34 PM
You should bring it just in case. Think of how mad at yourself you would be if there was fishable ice and you had no gear. We are supposedly going to have a cold spell after this warm weather passes this week. here is to wishful thinking.
Let's hope so ranger.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Dec 20, 2011, 03:38 PM
Hope so on the cold front
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 20, 2011, 03:41 PM
Took a tour of Black Lake today - The ice has held up better than I thought.  The smaller bays stayed locked in.  I'll go with one week from today for 3-4" with the forecast the way it is.  My "spot(s)" won't be ready then though.  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 20, 2011, 03:44 PM
OMG i'm doomed to start off on flat fish  ;D  hope i remember how
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 20, 2011, 03:47 PM
Put the smallest jig on and whack them in the face right?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rob1114 on Dec 20, 2011, 03:59 PM
Saw a good bit of skim ice floating down the black river bay today. Shouldn't be too much longer until the small lakes are fishable
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: combsey on Dec 20, 2011, 04:31 PM
A guy was on 1 1/2 of black ice today.   I know I'm a die hard but even I thought he was a moron.    I wondered out till I saw how much ice he was on.    Just 10 minutes from him was a solid  3 1/2 inches
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pondskipper on Dec 20, 2011, 04:34 PM
inch and a half :wacko:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 20, 2011, 04:36 PM
I am on pins and needles with 2 1/2" of black ice let alone less. yikes :nono:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pondskipper on Dec 20, 2011, 04:39 PM
3'' is a wee bit scary
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Fish-N-Adventures on Dec 20, 2011, 04:44 PM
3'' is a wee bit scary
agree, but if there is 4" I'm a go, keep the cold prayers coming.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slekeith on Dec 20, 2011, 05:04 PM
Heading up to Wilmington/Saranac Lake area for New Years weekend to visit a few friends. Hows the ice coming up that way? Should I bother to bring my gear? Thanks.
Never leave home without it. Should be some fish able by then for sure.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 20, 2011, 05:28 PM
Took a trip across the TI bridge today to scout some ice... Both Eel bay and Lake of the Isles are open with the exception of a small amount at both boat launches.  The view from the bridge shows open water everywhere.  Anyone else see anything???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 20, 2011, 05:31 PM
The ADK's are coming along nicely...in places
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: dan_lais on Dec 20, 2011, 05:34 PM
this part of the year seems to take forever.10 forecast shows only the next 2 days getting out of freezing temps all day.we got a trip planned for the end of january and hoping to be able to fish.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 21, 2011, 09:06 AM
That's NOT a dead, calm lake.   ;D  She froze over again last night  :o

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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 21, 2011, 10:59 AM
Nice Phil..   ;D   Freezing rain here... >:( >:(     Messing up all the ice we have... >:(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: tgs518 on Dec 21, 2011, 01:08 PM
Dido
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: combsey on Dec 21, 2011, 02:34 PM
I have fished on 4 lakes already.   Last year we got spoiled
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluemountainlaker on Dec 21, 2011, 02:35 PM
i havent been anywere >:(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 22, 2011, 06:29 AM
should be on the ice this weekend...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 22, 2011, 06:43 AM
should be on the ice this weekend...

 ;D :flex: :clap: ;)2
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Cheeks13 on Dec 22, 2011, 06:48 AM
Be careful boys!!!! Cheeks out!!! @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 23, 2011, 02:45 AM
Took a tour of Black Lake today - The ice has held up better than I thought.  The smaller bays stayed locked in.  I'll go with one week from today for 3-4" with the forecast the way it is.  My "spot(s)" won't be ready then though.  :P

Nice!! I got a report of a decent 3" yesterday on a no too far off lake.. As you said with the upcoming weather patterns, we're scheduling a Monday trip.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: combsey on Dec 23, 2011, 08:44 PM
alot of people are scheduling a monday trip
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 24, 2011, 01:35 AM
Went to my buddies in Norwood at 9ish, hannawa pond had ice about 20ft out from shore that's it. Came back through at 2 and the whole pond is locked. That's what I'm talking about. Making ice now boys woo!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 24, 2011, 10:04 AM
Went to my buddies in Norwood at 9ish, hannawa pond had ice about 20ft out from shore that's it. Came back through at 2 and the whole pond is locked. That's what I'm talking about. Making ice now boys woo!!!

Was wondering what the target species is in Hannawa?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 24, 2011, 10:22 AM
Was wondering what the target species is in Hannawa?
Lots of current through Hannawa Pond.  Never seen anyone fishing there.  I'd say there would be pike and maybe a walleye or two.  Probably some perch and rock bass.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Dec 24, 2011, 12:28 PM
Went to my buddies in Norwood at 9ish, hannawa pond had ice about 20ft out from shore that's it. Came back through at 2 and the whole pond is locked. That's what I'm talking about. Making ice now boys woo!!!
Glad we making ice  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 24, 2011, 01:36 PM
I wouldn't waste my time there honestly. Guys get small pike and walleye. Mostly guys fish by the beach area or out in front of the bar so they can drink while they watch there tip ups inside.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 24, 2011, 04:43 PM
Just got home from a much needed fishing trip. A new lake (Lake X) and a mess of dink perch

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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slekeith on Dec 24, 2011, 04:49 PM
Lake X hmmm sound familiar. I think we have one with the same name. ???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 24, 2011, 04:51 PM
Shhhh don't tell anyone the secret.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 24, 2011, 07:58 PM
Ranger Bound, you better give up the name of the lake, your GPS coordinates, what bait you used, best place to park or else you're a no-good, low-down lake hog!!!!!!!! ;) ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: combsey on Dec 24, 2011, 08:12 PM
Just post the lakes name so the next time you go some great fisherman can leave a pile of those dink perch on the ice for you do you can get to the bigger ones
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 24, 2011, 08:19 PM
AdkRoy, you can come with me Monday if you swear to secrecy and close your eyes when we are 20 miles away rofl. Bring spikes and your quest for the smallest fish can pick up right where it left off last year. Combsey, you can come to, just weed out the dinks for me. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 24, 2011, 08:22 PM
AdkRoy, you can come with me Monday if you swear to secrecy and close your eyes when we are 20 miles away rofl. Bring spikes and your quest for the smallest fish can pick up right where it left off last year. Combsey, you can come to, just weed out the dinks for me.

Man I would love to come, but I got family commitments. I will however be checking out some southern adirondack lakes near by.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 24, 2011, 08:31 PM
Man I would love to come, but I got family commitments. I will however be checking out some southern adirondack lakes near by.
Ah well some time this year. I think I will take a stroll around the Adirondacks and stop in at Wanakena...after Christmas dinner or lunch.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 24, 2011, 08:34 PM
Ah well some time this year. I think I will take a stroll around the Adirondacks and stop in at Wanakena...after Christmas dinner or lunch.
Hey....now you're making me jealous!

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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 24, 2011, 08:57 PM
Hey....now you're making me jealous!

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That means posting pictures will be in order  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: combsey on Dec 24, 2011, 10:03 PM
Sorry I put the dinks back to bite again.  Or they might have a hook in thier
back depending on where I am     My schedule this week is booked with.   Fishing.  Fishing. And. Oh yeah.  Fishing.    I seem to be people's good luck charm this year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 24, 2011, 10:56 PM
Sorry I put the dinks back to bite again.  Or they might have a hook in thier
back depending on where I am     My schedule this week is booked with.   Fishing.  Fishing. And. Oh yeah.  Fishing.    I seem to be people's good luck charm this year.

I hear you. I've got 7 days planned at three different spots.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: prchslyr on Dec 24, 2011, 10:58 PM
Sorry I put the dinks back to bite again.  Or they might have a hook in thier
back depending on where I am     My schedule this week is booked with.   Fishing.  Fishing. And. Oh yeah.  Fishing.    I seem to be people's good luck charm this year.
Save a seat in the truck Tuesday. I'll buy breakfast.  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Dec 25, 2011, 07:12 AM
That means posting pictures will be in order  >:D >:D

I bet Mr Allen would let you borrow the new warming shed for a shanty to use on Cranberry.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 25, 2011, 07:22 AM
I bet Mr Allen would let you borrow the new warming shed for a shanty to use on Cranberry.

 :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

You don't need a warming shed on Cranberry. Just go to the Wildcliffe, set your tip-ups out front, and go inside and watch from the window.  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 25, 2011, 11:04 AM
Just got back from my trip around the Adirondacks. It felt good to stop in at Wanakena and not have a project due.  ;D
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 25, 2011, 11:08 AM
Just got back from my trip around the Adirondacks. It felt good to stop in at Wanakena and not have a project due.  ;D
That's not much of a report!  ???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 25, 2011, 11:20 AM
Ok ok now that my arm is twisted behind my back. Raquett lake, long lake, Tupper lake, and canberry lake needs more time with just about 1 1/2" to 2" in places at best. The lakes also still have some open or nearly open spots to freeze up. When I stepped out the ice was good for ablittle ways then it got sketchy...and my dog didn't help matters. Some of the bays may be ready but I only checked the obvious locations so I could get back in time for the family Christmas thing. Please do not take my report as "it's safe to fish" because it needs more time and always test the ice for yourself. Be safe and Tight lines.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 25, 2011, 12:56 PM
Ok ok now that my arm is twisted behind my back. Raquett lake, long lake, Tupper lake, and canberry lake needs more time with just about 1 1/2" to 2" in places at best. The lakes also still have some open or nearly open spots to freeze up. When I stepped out the ice was good for ablittle ways then it got sketchy...and my dog didn't help matters. Some of the bays may be ready but I only checked the obvious locations so I could get back in time for the family Christmas thing. Please do not take my report as "it's safe to fish" because it needs more time and always test the ice for yourself. Be safe and Tight lines.
mind if I ask where in tupper lake did you check?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 25, 2011, 01:05 PM
mind if I ask where in tupper lake did you check?
And what condition are the smaller lakes in?  I would not have bet on those bigger lakes being anything but "sketchy".  Don't want any specifics just general observations would be good.  ;D

Black Lake is doing pretty well and I'd be willing to bet some of the smaller bays might be close by next weekend  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Dec 25, 2011, 01:19 PM
Todays temp not helping to much
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Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
mind if I ask where in tupper lake did you check?
Two places. One onthe back side in a bay and the other was from the park by the old factory. It did not take too far for the ice to become thinner. I imagine it had just locked up. I didn't check any smaller lakes this time as I was short for time.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 25, 2011, 02:02 PM
Two places. One onthe back side in a bay and the other was from the park by the old factory. It did not take too far for the ice to become thinner. I imagine it had just locked up. I didn't check any smaller lakes this time as I was short for time.
i live right next to the old factory, raquette pond is the lake right there, it has been locked up for over a week. surprised it is thin. i was on another local lake yesterday that had a solid 3
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 25, 2011, 02:07 PM
i live right next to the old factory, raquette pond is the lake right there, it has been locked up for over a week. surprised it is thin. i was on another local lake yesterday that had a solid 3
I it was about 3 inches right at shore but a little further out it gets wet and thinner. I was out on a lake near home and there was 3".
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 25, 2011, 07:38 PM
people fishing at brandy brook on Christmas eve...way out! couldn't believe it...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 25, 2011, 07:47 PM
people fishing at brandy brook on Christmas eve...way out! couldn't believe it...

 :woot:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 26, 2011, 12:51 PM
people fishing at brandy brook on Christmas eve...way out! couldn't believe it...

I'll be out tomorrow,,,, and the next day!!! ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 26, 2011, 02:00 PM
I am out right now, the madden voyage of my new clam nanook.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 26, 2011, 04:05 PM
Heading to BB tommorrow around 9 am, whats hitting ??
Will be there the 29th ALL DAY, dark to dark!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 28, 2011, 02:57 PM
anyone fishing black lake? bringing the gear and headed there tommorrow morning...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: thetrigger22 on Dec 28, 2011, 03:07 PM
I'll be on black lake Saturday! Finally!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 28, 2011, 04:27 PM
You hear that?...................... ..............we are making ice!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Dec 28, 2011, 05:14 PM
Fishing later this week and this weekend!!! ;D  On the mighty st lawrence river :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 28, 2011, 06:00 PM
Heading to BB tommorrow around 9 am, whats hitting ??
Will be there the 29th ALL DAY, dark to dark!

There getting walleyes good numbers I guess no size.

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 28, 2011, 06:06 PM
Here's a report for you guys. Got on 3-4 inches Monday Tuesday and today. 9 pike between me and a friend and lots of perch some jumbos. There's 2 other places with safe 3 inches that my brother and his friends fished yesterday/today too. There's fish able ice right now fellas.
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Post by: nypike on Dec 28, 2011, 06:08 PM
Here's a report for you guys. Got on 3-4 inches Monday Tuesday and today. 9 pike between me and a friend and lots of perch some jumbos. There's 2 other places with safe 3 inches that my brother and his friends fished yesterday/today too. There's fish able ice right now fellas.
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how do you like the frabil suit? I am in the market for one.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 28, 2011, 06:10 PM
:woot:

I know randy gravlin was out there on Christmas eve. Mighta been him
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 28, 2011, 06:13 PM
Frabill suit is awesome I love it. The grey suit is uninsulated I like to layer. It's perfect for me. Black suit is heavier. I definitely recommend it. Www.glensarmynavy.com it might still be on sale. $179.99
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 28, 2011, 06:40 PM
Here's a report for you guys. Got on 3-4 inches Monday Tuesday and today. 9 pike between me and a friend and lots of perch some jumbos. There's 2 other places with safe 3 inches that my brother and his friends fished yesterday/today too. There's fish able ice right now fellas.

That's great NNYICE.  Nice to see a few pike on the ice this season.  I'm going to see if I can find some good ice tomorrow AM.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkwiley on Dec 28, 2011, 06:42 PM
- 7 right now outside with the windchill, should make for some very nice ice!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 29, 2011, 05:05 PM
Here's a report for you guys. Got on some local ice today 2.5-3" with gdominy12 and my brother mike. Caught this pike at 715am. Get out there and get on some ice guys!!! Enjoy

41" 19lb. Not a st. Lawrence fish either...
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1325196895.jpg&hash=79e61a4214b0d8dc4f3156c0decfce05)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Dec 29, 2011, 05:14 PM
Here's a report for you guys. Got on some local ice today 2.5-3" with gdominy12 and my brother mike. Caught this pike at 715am. Get out there and get on some ice guys!!! Enjoy

41" 19lb. Not a st. Lawrence fish either...
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/chasingthedream_photos/1325196895.jpg)
Sweet fish got to love first ice
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 29, 2011, 05:35 PM
- 7 right now outside with the windchill, should make for some very nice ice!

sounds good but wind chill only effects living creatures ,real temp is what effects ice ,sorry
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 29, 2011, 06:44 PM
sounds good but wind chill only effects living creatures ,real temp is what effects ice ,sorry
Yeh - I never pay much attention to wind either.  It's just another way for the weather nerds to sensationalize the temps.

BTW - the new Finbore Micro 6" was an awesome tool today. I like it.  ;D

Today:  Yummy!  @) :P

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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 29, 2011, 08:37 PM




    Nice fish guys ! I found ice today as well ...... got 1 6 inch seed  :unsure:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: AugustWest on Dec 29, 2011, 11:30 PM
WTG...did you have room for rice and veggies after that monster ::)
AW
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 30, 2011, 05:47 AM
 

that sure is a nice looking platter of grub  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 30, 2011, 07:36 AM
WTG...did you have room for rice and veggies after that monster ::)
AW
barely :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 30, 2011, 08:39 AM
Hows the fishing in the north country? I went out yesterday to black lake...did well with the blue gills, caught 14 pike but all racers not much shoulder to them(one went 26 inches), 4 lm, and the crappie started their bite about 230. Caught about 10 keeper crappie. Felt great to be out of the house and getting from fresh air...Hopefully everyone else on this thread is finding fish as well. Happy fishing!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 09:35 AM
Hows the fishing in the north country? I went out yesterday to black lake...did well with the blue gills, caught 14 pike but all racers not much shoulder to them(one went 26 inches), 4 lm, and the crappie started their bite about 230. Caught about 10 keeper crappie. Felt great to be out of the house and getting from fresh air...Hopefully everyone else on this thread is finding fish as well. Happy fishing!

Fishing in waddington area right now nothing so far
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 30, 2011, 09:38 AM
Fishing in waddington area right now nothing so far
coles creek? how much ice?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 10:00 AM
coles creek? how much ice?

There was one guy on Coles looks like the corner was frozen not much ice. I'm on fobears right now. 4-5" ice.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 30, 2011, 10:03 AM
Fished bb yesterday, all day . Bucket of perch, many small and I mean small eyes.  I hate even catching small eyes, some times they don't make it and it's a waste.  Anyway thinking about heading to another location on the 1st.  BB had a ton of people on it and didn't see a single keper eye all day!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 10:59 AM
Fished bb yesterday, all day . Bucket of perch, many small and I mean small eyes.  I hate even catching small eyes, some times they don't make it and it's a waste.  Anyway thinking about heading to another location on the 1st.  BB had a ton of people on it and didn't see a single keper eye all day!

I heard all about 12-13 inch eyes
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 11:06 AM
I haven't had a flag all day. My fishin partner gdominy12 just got two 5 minutes apart. 31" 32ish"

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1325264573.jpg&hash=f1cca046d9a7fe54ff6f473cc8df36a3)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 30, 2011, 01:15 PM
There was one guy on Coles looks like the corner was frozen not much ice. I'm on fobears right now. 4-5" ice.
nice, always wanted to try there but end up on coles instead. Maybe this year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 01:44 PM
nice, always wanted to try there but end up on coles instead. Maybe this year.

It's a decent spot for action usually catch a bunch but damn lucky to get one over 10 pounds
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Dec 30, 2011, 01:49 PM
Fished bb yesterday, all day . Bucket of perch, many small and I mean small eyes.  I hate even catching small eyes, some times they don't make it and it's a waste.  Anyway thinking about heading to another location on the 1st.  BB had a ton of people on it and didn't see a single keper eye all day!
hey guys im from the sodus bay area but have neen in nc for a year and sodus bay has nothing for ice or even cold it was 48° today. Im going to be back in ny looking for good fishing if i have to drive or not. Where is a good place up north there for the pan fish?  Any help would b great. Even just a launch site.  Keep em tight, and ice em.
p.s. any spefic info ur willing to give pm me thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 02:03 PM
There's not a whole wack ton of Ice up here honestly. I checked 3 of my favorite spots today and none are ready
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Dec 30, 2011, 02:07 PM
Hows ur weather up there lookin for the next week? And idc as long as there is good ice in places when i get home cuz it the time of year to walk on water.
keep em tight, and ice em.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Joshj11 on Dec 30, 2011, 02:10 PM
Im itching for the ICE, im so bored on the weekends!   People are fishing with aluminum boats still on ibay!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Mr.Esox on Dec 30, 2011, 04:47 PM
Can't blame them it might be all we get this year !!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: privateeyes on Dec 30, 2011, 04:51 PM
50s here in nnj , thought I heard crickets today ::)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Mr.Esox on Dec 30, 2011, 04:53 PM
Probably tree frogs unbelievable
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 30, 2011, 05:12 PM
Icedog when will you be back on the ice?? I heard BB was a zoo today.. Fobears was kinda packed a bit. Can't decide where to fish tomorrow. Only a handful of options
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 30, 2011, 05:46 PM
Hit Mud Lake in Redwood today from 7 AM to 1:30 PM with a buddy for the first trip of the year.  Panfish bite was non existant but the slinky Northerns kept us busy.  We iced 21 Northerns two bass and two perch, not a bad day considering we just went to work the bugs out of everything.  Hoping to hit some real water next week!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 31, 2011, 05:03 AM
Icedog when will you be back on the ice?? I heard BB was a zoo today.. Fobears was kinda packed a bit. Can't decide where to fish tomorrow. Only a handful of options
come to tupper
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: kamilinthere on Dec 31, 2011, 05:14 AM
Tupper lake :) i fish their during the warmer months are the saranac lakes frozen over?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 31, 2011, 07:31 AM
come to tupper

I plan to come tupper at least twice this year. You may have to show me around.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EDaniels on Dec 31, 2011, 07:56 AM
I haven't been up north in a long time actually since 94 when I was at Paul Smith's I was just curious about fishing through the ice there. Any info would be appreciated thanks.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bosco2 on Dec 31, 2011, 08:26 AM
Yeah....I was one of those guys in aluminum boats on Irondequoit Bay yesterday. Did well on the perch. Had to work for them and keep moving though. Probably threw 50 or 60 back but ended up with a few topping 12". A REALLY nice day on the water. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Joshj11 on Dec 31, 2011, 09:45 AM
NIce to hear you got out on the water. Were there anyone else out yesterday? Im thinking about going out tomorrow with the ole barge (that is if im not too hungover).
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 31, 2011, 04:06 PM
Tupper lake :) i fish their during the warmer months are the saranac lakes frozen over?
not sure, middle probably is, but the other 2 are much bigger and deeper, probably not safe yet.
I plan to come tupper at least twice this year. You may have to show me around.
come on up, i will let you know when the "big lake" is safe and we will raise some h##l with lakers and walleyes and of course the chance at some monster pike!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 31, 2011, 04:19 PM
Nypike that sounds like a hell of a time. Count on me being up.

Here's a report for you guys.. My brother mikes pike today.. 36.5" 13 pounds. I got skunked lol.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1325369662.jpg&hash=76fd6dbec07ae042a4f4248bc2a100b3)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Dec 31, 2011, 04:26 PM
Nypike that sounds like a hell of a time. Count on me being up.

Here's a report for you guys.. My brother mikes pike today.. 36.5" 13 pounds. I got skunked lol.
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/chasingthedream_photos/1325369662.jpg)
thats a beauty!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bosco2 on Dec 31, 2011, 05:01 PM
yeah Josh.....there were a bunch of guys out. About 6 guys gathered around the channel markers and another 8 or 10 scattered around other parts of the the bay. A few water foul hunters as well. Those shotgun blasts every so often keep things interesting as well.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Dec 31, 2011, 05:26 PM
Here's a report for you guys. Got on some local ice today 2.5-3" with gdominy12 and my brother mike. Caught this pike at 715am. Get out there and get on some ice guys!!! Enjoy

41" 19lb. Not a st. Lawrence fish either...
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/chasingthedream_photos/1325196895.jpg)


stud of a fish man, happy to see you are getting out already, have yet to get out, been working too much
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 31, 2011, 07:28 PM


nice fish guys  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 31, 2011, 07:53 PM

nice fish guys  :thumbsup:
You would probably have to fish half a day to get that much meat  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 31, 2011, 09:44 PM
Icedog when will you be back on the ice?? I heard BB was a zoo today.. Fobears was kinda packed a bit. Can't decide where to fish tomorrow. Only a handful of options

Yeah BB was a ZOO (putting it lightly)!!

I will be going Wednesday ALL DAY , DARK TO DARK!  PM if you want details.

Yeah we are limited to spots right now!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 01, 2012, 02:57 AM
Everytime I fish is dark to dark!! Otherwise you risk missing a "window" of active fish..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 01, 2012, 07:19 AM
Everytime I fish is dark to dark!! Otherwise you risk missing a "window" of active fish..
thats the only way to go!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: wec on Jan 01, 2012, 08:41 AM
Awesome Pike.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: sergeantworm on Jan 01, 2012, 09:15 AM
Got out onto the ice on Friday, lake of the isles was sporting 4 1/2 inch of ice measured with a tape. (probably not so good after the last couple days, I would use caution if going there). Weeded through a 100 dinks to get a good 20 keeper perch, not bad for a start. Also had my first casualty of the year, my cell got flushed down the hole and now resides at the bottom of the lake. Jumped up to go after a runner and plop! Should've picked up one of those sealed cell phone cases that float. Anyway, here is hoping the cold thats coming is swift, would like to hit chaumont or henderson.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Jan 01, 2012, 04:23 PM
Got out today to a new spot on the river, 7" of ice, took my son with me and we did pretty well.  10 pike, 2 bass (one pushing just over 6 lbs) and 35 perch, all 9" plus,  if I can figure out how to post pictures with my phone I will, laptop died.  ICE IS HERE BOYS!!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 01, 2012, 04:58 PM
Nice!!! 7" of ice that's more than I've heard of.. Couldn't be in the burg??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rlowery on Jan 01, 2012, 05:29 PM
HEy yall looking to get out in the morning, my partner finally has day off, were looking to hit black lake(buddy has a camp on mile arm) hows the ice holding up???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Jan 01, 2012, 06:23 PM
Got out onto the ice on Friday, lake of the isles was sporting 4 1/2 inch of ice measured with a tape. (probably not so good after the last couple days, I would use caution if going there). Weeded through a 100 dinks to get a good 20 keeper perch, not bad for a start. Also had my first casualty of the year, my cell got flushed down the hole and now resides at the bottom of the lake. Jumped up to go after a runner and plop! Should've picked up one of those sealed cell phone cases that float. Anyway, here is hoping the cold thats coming is swift, would like to hit chaumont or henderson.
  Chaumont not ready yet. Don't know about Henderson. This up coming cold snap might just do it for good ice.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Jan 01, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 01, 2012, 07:56 PM
Ahhh. I know where that is. Nice.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 01, 2012, 08:30 PM
Got out today to a new spot on the river, 7" of ice, took my son with me and we did pretty well.  10 pike, 2 bass (one pushing just over 6 lbs) and 35 perch, all 9" plus,  if I can figure out how to post pictures with my phone I will, laptop died.  ICE IS HERE BOYS!!!!
Hey icepike26 - glad you got into them with your boy - it's a good time.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Jan 02, 2012, 09:06 AM
Got out onto the ice on Friday, lake of the isles was sporting 4 1/2 inch of ice measured with a tape. (probably not so good after the last couple days, I would use caution if going there). Weeded through a 100 dinks to get a good 20 keeper perch, not bad for a start. Also had my first casualty of the year, my cell got flushed down the hole and now resides at the bottom of the lake. Jumped up to go after a runner and plop! Should've picked up one of those sealed cell phone cases that float. Anyway, here is hoping the cold thats coming is swift, would like to hit chaumont or henderson.
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So ol davey jone got the cell. Dont u hate that. Hes got alot of my stuff. Lighters jigs phones brand new pack of smokes full beers everything
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluemountainlaker on Jan 02, 2012, 09:42 AM
nice fish!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 02, 2012, 09:45 AM
So ol davey jone got the cell. Dont u hate that. Hes got alot of my stuff. Lighters jigs phones brand new pack of smokes full beers everything
Funny - I lost the gas valve to a cookstove one day in 25ft of water.  Clear and I could see it through the hole - fished it out with a jig pole  :o
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Jan 02, 2012, 10:12 AM
Funny - I lost the gas valve to a cookstove one day in 25ft of water.  Clear and I could see it through the hole - fished it out with a jig pole  :o
nice. Me and my friends did that with a pole in about 12-13'
Also had the best story ever actually happen to me. 2 yrs ago i was on a pike pond and a fish took my pole with him. 5 min later i hooked something and see a bobber coming up to the hole. Got my pole back and that damn fish. He was a lil on the small side but i kept him cuz what happend. A buddy there with me couldnt believe it.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: poor man fishing on Jan 02, 2012, 10:20 AM
NICE PICS
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 02, 2012, 11:24 AM
nice. Me and my friends did that with a pole in about 12-13'
Also had the best story ever actually happen to me. 2 yrs ago i was on a pike pond and a fish took my pole with him. 5 min later i hooked something and see a bobber coming up to the hole. Got my pole back and that damn fish. He was a lil on the small side but i kept him cuz what happend. A buddy there with me couldnt believe it.
:clap: Great stories.  My best/worst/funniest one was a 30" or better pike I had.  Had it out, de-hooked with spreader in his mouth - holding it up for a pic - didn't that sucker flop and I lost my grip and that SOB went back down the hole - yep with the spreader in his mouth.  Poor SOB, I doubt he made it for long - what a waste of good meat.  >:(  Have not lost a cell phone yet; though I've witnessed a few go down the hole.  Talk about "choice" word use  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 02, 2012, 11:31 AM
anyone fishing black lake tommorrow? if so pm me and lets me up!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 11:41 AM
Fishing the raquette tomorrow
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 02, 2012, 11:42 AM
Fishing the raquette tomorrow
what part? In colton?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 11:45 AM
Not sure yet I think I'm gonna go see if a couple spots on stark or Kerry are locked
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 02, 2012, 11:47 AM
drilled a hole once in stark and the water was FEET below the ice :o. never been back on it since... lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 02, 2012, 11:51 AM
drilled a hole once in stark and the water was FEET below the ice :o. never been back on it since... lol
That would make me turnaround in a hurry as well.  :woot:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 11:54 AM
drilled a hole once in stark and the water was FEET below the ice :o. never been back on it since... lol

Yeah it happens on stark and Kerry both. Those two particular reservoirs water level fluctuates a lot.. But there's 20+ pound pike in both make no mistake about it  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 02, 2012, 11:55 AM
Yeah it happens on stark and Kerry both. Those two particular reservoirs water level fluctuates a lot.. But there's 20+ pound pike in both make no mistake about it  ;)
didnt someone get a 20+lber out of one of those on the last day a couple years ago? full of walleye too, but mostly little ones.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 12:01 PM
Yep there's been a few.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 02, 2012, 12:04 PM
Yep there's been a few.
good luck man, gonna try for some eyes tomorrow
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 12:09 PM
Good luck let me know how you do
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 02, 2012, 07:03 PM
Congrads on the big pike jake. Caught my limit of walleye the other night on the ole raquette. Biggest one three pounds smallest 17.5 inches.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 07:46 PM
Let's see the pics bud!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 02, 2012, 07:51 PM
Didnt get any pics of them that day cause i some how managed to drop my phone down the hole in my shack lol  :-\ ill post the one of them on the tail gate tomorrow.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 02, 2012, 07:53 PM
You and terry seem to be good at that.. You'll learn someday. PM me where you caught them
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Jan 02, 2012, 08:16 PM
Lets get some fish guys
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 03, 2012, 06:09 AM
Got out onto the ice on Friday, lake of the isles was sporting 4 1/2 inch of ice measured with a tape. (probably not so good after the last couple days, I would use caution if going there). Weeded through a 100 dinks to get a good 20 keeper perch, not bad for a start. Also had my first casualty of the year, my cell got flushed down the hole and now resides at the bottom of the lake. Jumped up to go after a runner and plop! Should've picked up one of those sealed cell phone cases that float. Anyway, here is hoping the cold thats coming is swift, would like to hit chaumont or henderson.

i  got  one  at  the  local  wal-mart  ....5  bucks  in  the  camping  gear!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dorrski12 on Jan 03, 2012, 07:21 AM
anyone been out on red lake yet? i checked it early last week and was at 3" on shore.  curious if anyone has been out there since.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 03, 2012, 03:08 PM
Got a few pike for the deep fryer. Now currently at BB pulling walleyes on the jig rod one after another... 6"-12" walleyes hahah.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1325624768.jpg&hash=7ee9005ced6456ebfd0699b1161da804)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slabstalker on Jan 03, 2012, 03:33 PM
I'm thinking about making the trip from rochester to look for crappies and gils on black lake or any place in that area...still no safe ice here...any info on where to s
tart would be greatly appreciated as I have not fished this area much through the ice....thanks...tight lines...stay safe
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Jan 03, 2012, 04:35 PM
I'm thinking about making the trip from rochester to look for crappies and gils on black lake or any place in that area...still no safe ice here...any info on where to s
tart would be greatly appreciated as I have not fished this area much through the ice....thanks...tight lines...stay safe
  I know they are fishing (and catching) on eel bay. Check the eel bay thread. it will be very helpful to you.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slabstalker on Jan 03, 2012, 04:54 PM
Thanks plowman
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hinkydo on Jan 03, 2012, 05:22 PM
Thinking Red Lake, thurs any reports wood help.
  Thanks guys.

                                  hinkydo
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: uplandguide on Jan 03, 2012, 07:24 PM
Probably some ice but be careful. Was open water last week.  Red Lake has a hard time starting ice, but it's my favorite to fish.  I'll be there next week.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: wild1ce on Jan 03, 2012, 07:43 PM
any ice on black lake and is anyone gettin any crappies and gills?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dorrski12 on Jan 03, 2012, 10:05 PM
black lake is good to go.  out all last weekend crapies and gills were hitting pretty steady
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 04, 2012, 01:46 AM
Where's there a good spot to park and start from on Black Lake ? Walking so road side is ok. First time up to Black so I could use a little help.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 04, 2012, 04:25 AM
Where's there a good spot to park and start from on Black Lake ? Walking so road side is ok. First time up to Black so I could use a little help.
Pretty limited access to Black Lake.  For what and how are you fishing?  Walking or motorized?
Access at Chapman's if you buy bait and ask.  Access at the state boat launch.  Access at Rollaway Bay.  That's pretty much it unless you are staying at a campground or have some permission somewhere.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Jan 04, 2012, 06:17 AM
Where's there a good spot to park and start from on Black Lake ? Walking so road side is ok. First time up to Black so I could use a little help.

I would start at Rollway Bay.  It is fairly easy walk and you can get on the fish without wheels.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: keukaperch on Jan 04, 2012, 08:21 AM
Looking at booking a cabin for a long weekend on Black Lake the weekend of the 14th... I see on the chamber of commerce page there are a few places that offer year round lodging such as Rogers, McClears, Butternut and Pleasant view... I stay at the Cabins every Spring but have no experience with any of these other places... any tips on these or others would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 04, 2012, 08:26 AM
On one of my favorite spots in massena today, FINALLY.. this here is big pike water :D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 04, 2012, 10:01 AM
I would start at Rollway Bay.  It is fairly easy walk and you can get on the fish without wheels.
Jascpa099 - FishForPike thanks for the heads up. It's nice to have an idea where to start when your traveling so far to get somewhere yur not familiar with. THANKS !
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Jan 04, 2012, 11:16 AM
Jascpa099 - FishForPike thanks for the heads up. It's nice to have an idea where to start when your traveling so far to get somewhere yur not familiar with. THANKS !

As a caution at Rollway, be careful when you get out past the edge of the bay.   There is a strong current that runs through there and I've seen CONSIDERABLE ice differences.  Use caution your first time. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: appleman on Jan 04, 2012, 11:20 AM
Headin up to black lake sat and Sunday. I would appreciate any info on baitshops in the area and anyother tips. We will be staying at butternut cove. Thanks!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pikepauly on Jan 04, 2012, 11:22 AM
where is black lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: relaxr on Jan 04, 2012, 11:40 AM

Does anyone have a report on ice thickness and conditions on Sandy Pond (Oswego County)?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 04, 2012, 11:43 AM
Headin up to black lake sat and Sunday. I would appreciate any info on baitshops in the area and anyother tips. We will be staying at butternut cove. Thanks!
You will drive right by Chapman's Sport Shop on your way in; he's right on the Black lake Lake Raod a couple miles out of Hammond.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 04, 2012, 11:45 AM
where is black lake?

Black Lake (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215785491095890530094.00046e5ebbda7c6676fb4&msa=0)
Lot's of information and reports on here - do some searching and you will be rewarded.  Many of us get tired of posting the same info over and over.  Look around the forum for some info.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: stevoxc700 on Jan 04, 2012, 11:49 AM
hows the ice on tupper lake?......thinking about venturing up there this week hows the bite? any suggestions? thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 04, 2012, 12:30 PM
hows the ice on tupper lake?......thinking about venturing up there this week hows the bite? any suggestions? thanks
there may be some fishable bays by now, but unless you know where you are going you can get into trouble quick. I wont send any body out there yet, it was 90% open 2-3 days ago. there is fishable water in the area though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 04, 2012, 12:52 PM

Does anyone have a report on ice thickness and conditions on Sandy Pond (Oswego County)?



        Check the Sandy Pond thread... ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: stevoxc700 on Jan 04, 2012, 04:02 PM
there may be some fishable bays by now, but unless you know where you are going you can get into trouble quick. I wont send any body out there yet, it was 90% open 2-3 days ago. there is fishable water in the area though.


thanks any suggestion on where a good starting point would be to get onto the ice?.....ive been ice fishing for 15 years and never made it to tupper lake so i wanna give it a shot, thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: flyguyonice on Jan 04, 2012, 04:10 PM
Checked Greene Point today, still only about an inch and half on Sandy Pond.......soon. ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 04, 2012, 04:19 PM
Checked Greene Point today, still only about an inch and half on Sandy Pond.......soon. ;D

Weird I didn't know there was a sandy pond in northern ny
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 04, 2012, 04:23 PM
Dont know but cant wait til i can hit the water. Just got new vex fl20 double vision. Been thinkin bout a sonar and sacked up and bought the best i could find
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: dan_lais on Jan 04, 2012, 04:27 PM
the term sacked up is hialrious  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 04, 2012, 04:28 PM
plenty of ice to be had in the dacks prob get out a few days this coming week...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: mcboatsret on Jan 04, 2012, 04:32 PM
Weird I didn't know there was a sandy pond in northern ny

Well now....if you look on the small water/jefferson county thread Sandy Pond is listed and last time I knew that was pretty much Northern New York.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 04, 2012, 04:37 PM
Sounds great. What lakes in the daks are hittin good. Pm me if u want with any good info
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 04, 2012, 04:54 PM
Sounds great. What lakes in the daks are hittin good. Pm me if u want with any good info

where you located?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 04, 2012, 04:57 PM
Well now....if you look on the small water/jefferson county thread Sandy Pond is listed and last time I knew that was pretty much Northern New York.

When you live this far up north, none of that down yonder really is lol..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 04, 2012, 05:09 PM
where you located?
Im from the sodus bay area. Not gonna have ice here for a while yet. Need to start fishing. Just invested in that vex gotta get my moneys worth. And not to mention need to fill my freezers. Im trying to figure out a good place with good ice i got lazy in the past few years and always use a machine now. So need a good 7" of good black ice. Any info helps and what they r bittin most
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 05, 2012, 04:02 AM
Ok, I see a bunch of posts through here about BB.  I know this id the northern NY thread so I know the BB you guys are talking about is not the one I am thinking of (Big Bay on Oneida)  So what is BB??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 05, 2012, 04:09 AM
Ok, I see a bunch of posts through here about BB.  I know this id the northern NY thread so I know the BB you guys are talking about is not the one I am thinking of (Big Bay on Oneida)  So what is BB??
North Country - Maybe that's a new thread?  ;D
Brandy Brook - runs into a bay on the St. Lawrence River just NE of Waddington on Rt.37.  Easy access for walkers and generally good early ice.  Coles Creek is just a little further on.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 05, 2012, 04:41 AM
North Country - Maybe that's a new thread?  ;D


?? Thought it said Northern NY??  Anyway thanks for the info ;D  Only second season Ice fishing and I am already looking to travel 2hrs to fish....I'm in trouble.  Heading north Fri
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 05, 2012, 05:22 AM
?? Thought it said Northern NY??  Anyway thanks for the info ;D  Only second season Ice fishing and I am already looking to travel 2hrs to fish....I'm in trouble.  Heading north Fri
;D  Folks' definition and understanding of "Upstate", "Central", "Southern", "Western", "Northern", "North Country", "etc." in NY always puzzles me.

Anyways, up here in the "North Country" of NY we got ICE  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 05, 2012, 05:46 AM
;D  Folks' definition and understanding of "Upstate", "Central", "Southern", "Western", "Northern", "North Country", "etc." in NY always puzzles me.

Anyways, up here in the "North Country" of NY we got ICE  ;D
me too...



and so do we  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 05, 2012, 05:57 AM
North country Is just north country. Guys in northern Minnesota and places like that are from "the north country" too. St. Lawrence Franklin and Clinton counties is truly north country to me. Also the top half of Essex. Anything else is upstate down till Albany.. And I've never ventured farther down than that hahah. Just my opinion
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Jan 05, 2012, 06:59 AM
just been doing a lil research and im going north this weekend.  was planning lake of the isles but now im wondering if butterfeild, clear, or hyde lake is frozen over and safe?  looking for walleye I know i wont find them at lake of the isles but any info would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 05, 2012, 07:17 AM
For those of you not looking for a place to fish this weekend....how is the fishing north country? I had better luck with bigger northern tuesday. It was bitter cold for the tip ups but glad I stuck it out till the minnows were gone. Caught 8 total (one 37 1/2, one 34, 2 30s and the rest were mid to high 20s), only two lms this time (which is good because they swallow it), did some jigging once the tip ups died and my hands regained feeling. Ended up with a respectable amount of bluegills of good size and 5 crappie. Anyone else have any fishing results from tuesday? Wondering how the northern bite & crappie bite was elsewhere in the north country. For those of you looking for a place to fish. Follow the endless cars headed north this weekend, might lead you to some water with ice on it....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 05, 2012, 08:11 AM
North country Is just north country. Guys in northern Minnesota and places like that are from "the north country" too. St. Lawrence Franklin and Clinton counties is truly north country to me. Also the top half of Essex. Anything else is upstate down till Albany.. And I've never ventured farther down than that hahah. Just my opinion
yes another upstater who says it stops at albany. This ones gonna get stick boys. Especially if any from nyc see it. Cant wait. Be careful.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 05, 2012, 08:13 AM
North country Is just north country. Guys in northern Minnesota and places like that are from "the north country" too. St. Lawrence Franklin and Clinton counties is truly north country to me. Also the top half of Essex. Anything else is upstate down till Albany.. And I've never ventured farther down than that hahah. Just my opinion

Yeah, I was thinking the same.  There are places that people are talking about and I am like "what the heck are you talking about?"

I thought we would be discussing from like the Burgh to Tupper lake  areas mostly.  Maybe we do need a different title for next year ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 05, 2012, 08:27 AM
just been doing a lil research and im going north this weekend.  was planning l
ake of the isles but now im wondering if butterfeild, clear, or hyde lake is frozen over and safe?  looking for walleye I know i wont find them at lake of the isles but any info would be greatly appreciated.

Clear, butterfield  and Hyde wretched all sketchy right now where you are going to find the eyes.  I fish all three of them a lot (I live on clear).  I was on clear yesterday and had six inches in the lower bay but anywhere the eyes are is real sketchy, I am going to give it a little while,just my .02
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: appleman on Jan 05, 2012, 09:20 AM
Anyone been on black lake in the last couple days? Just wonderin how thick the ice is. Thanks! :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 05, 2012, 09:24 AM
Try the black lack thread or call chapmans sport shop
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 05, 2012, 09:26 AM
For those of you not looking for a place to fish this weekend....how is the fishing north country? I had better luck with bigger northern tuesday. It was bitter cold for the tip ups but glad I stuck it out till the minnows were gone. Caught 8 total (one 37 1/2, one 34, 2 30s and the rest were mid to high 20s), only two lms this time (which is good because they swallow it), did some jigging once the tip ups died and my hands regained feeling. Ended up with a respectable amount of bluegills of good size and 5 crappie. Anyone else have any fishing results from tuesday? Wondering how the northern bite & crappie bite was elsewhere in the north country. For those of you looking for a place to fish. Follow the endless cars headed north this weekend, might lead you to some water with ice on it....


Sounds like a good day where's the pics??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 05, 2012, 02:17 PM
Checked HP today. Still wide open up until the power lines. Locked up past that towards Robinson. but looks crappy.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 05, 2012, 02:37 PM

Sounds like a good day where's the pics??

Will Try to put some up tommorrow on my day off...if I can figure it out. Any word on the crappie bit? Heard a few were being taken at Lake of the isles and some over at red lake.

HP always makes me nervous, ice wise. Have caught some nice eyes there. Headed that way saturday to see the gfs parents, I could check it out but I think the results would be the same.

Might take the girlfriend out Sunday. I have begun enjoying my time off during the week more and more as the weekends the ice is packed. Or atleast black lake has been the last two years.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 05, 2012, 02:50 PM
Don't fish Black lake I stick to the raquette and st. Lawrence. Most bays I fish we have all to ourselves, maybe one or two other people. Heres one my dad got today.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1325794022.jpg&hash=6c353fff9f4d1460486209acb10d440c)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 05, 2012, 02:52 PM
Yeah, I was thinking the same.  There are places that people are talking about and I am like "what the heck are you talking about?"

I thought we would be discussing from like the Burgh to Tupper lake  areas mostly.  Maybe we do need a different title for next year ;D

Those are my exact thoughts..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 05, 2012, 04:15 PM
Anyone been on black lake in the last couple days? Just wonderin how thick the ice is. Thanks! :tipup:
Nearly 8" out of Rollaway this afternoon.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 05, 2012, 04:21 PM
North country Is just north country. Guys in northern Minnesota and places like that are from "the north country" too. St. Lawrence Franklin and Clinton counties is truly north country to me. Also the top half of Essex. Anything else is upstate down till Albany.. And I've never ventured farther down than that hahah. Just my opinion
:roflmao:  Folks from Albany to NYC better not reading about your "perception" of "upstate".  Most think think it stops at Albany as well; but from the other direction  ;)
Like I said, it's interesting to get everyones opinions on these geographic areas of NY.
How about the 315r's?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 05, 2012, 04:23 PM
rumor has it there was a 20+ lb pike caught in some local waters around here yesterday, I am on the search for the guy and a pic.( I know who it was)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: beavercreekoutdoors on Jan 05, 2012, 04:36 PM
Heading to Black Lake on Saturday.  Can anyone tell me what the best way to access Black Bay is?  First time there on ice.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 05, 2012, 05:02 PM
:roflmao:  Folks from Albany to NYC better not reading about your "perception" of "upstate".  Most think think it stops at Albany as well; but from the other direction  ;)
Like I said, it's interesting to get everyones opinions on these geographic areas of NY.
How about the 315r's?

Tis my opinion and I could care less what anyone from Albany to NYC think of it
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 05, 2012, 05:06 PM
Tis my opinion and I could care less what anyone from Albany to NYC think of it

Me either - just say'n -  ;)  It's the point I was trying to make.  :)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 05, 2012, 05:07 PM
Don't fish Black lake I stick to the raquette and st. Lawrence. Most bays I fish we have all to ourselves, maybe one or two other people. Heres one my dad got today.
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/chasingthedream_photos/1325794022.jpg)

very respectable fish...looks like I need to make a trip home soon
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 05, 2012, 05:12 PM


 a friend of mine lives in old forge and he thinks we are all flat landers  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slabstalker on Jan 05, 2012, 05:22 PM
Hey, I'm looking to make the drive up from rochester to fish black lake for the weekend looking for gils and craps I want to fish the rollaway bay area and was wondering if there was any lodging close to this area...any info would greatly appreciated...thanks.. .tight lines all
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 05, 2012, 05:28 PM
Dont know how much of you follow the FLW tour but Scott Martin, (Rolands son) Is hosting the Scott Martin Challenge tv show on Saranac Lake coming up soon.  Just thought some folks would be interested to see that, must be NY is finally on the map!

PS- sorry if its off topic but it is Northern NY
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 05, 2012, 05:43 PM
;D  Folks' definition and understanding of "Upstate", "Central", "Southern", "Western", "Northern", "North Country", "etc." in NY always puzzles me.

Anyways, up here in the "North Country" of NY we got ICE  ;D

Don't really understand how my asking about what BB stood for has sparked this ....what is considered "upstate...north country...northern NY...whatever you want to call it discussion??  I simply asked what BB stood for since on the Oneida lake thread (which is a lake I am close to) BB is Big Bay.  I simply stated that knowing that this is the Northern NY thread....and Oneida lake isn't in "Northern NY" ....that you guys were obviously not talking about BB on Oneida lake and I was interested to find out what BB you were refering to.

FISHFORPIKE....I never even said North Country in my post???  Simply listed the name of the thread "Northern NY"

Wasn't trying to stir up stuff.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 05, 2012, 05:56 PM
false alarm, the 20+ lber turned into a 14lb 9oz, impressive none the less. going there tomorrow. ;D
Dont know how much of you follow the FLW tour but Scott Martin, (Rolands son) Is hosting the Scott Martin Challenge tv show on Saranac Lake coming up soon.  Just thought some folks would be interested to see that, must be NY is finally on the map!

PS- sorry if its off topic but it is Northern NY
which saranac lake, gotta be lower its the only one with walleyes in it I am pretty sure.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 05, 2012, 06:02 PM
Not sure which Saranac but it is for bass.  Sorry didnt clarify not the the FLW Walleye circuit.  He is also doing a show on Champlain too.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 05, 2012, 06:17 PM
Don't really understand how my asking about what BB stood for has sparked this ....what is considered "upstate...north country...northern NY...whatever you want to call it discussion??  I simply asked what BB stood for since on the Oneida lake thread (which is a lake I am close to) BB is Big Bay.  I simply stated that knowing that this is the Northern NY thread....and Oneida lake isn't in "Northern NY" ....that you guys were obviously not talking about BB on Oneida lake and I was interested to find out what BB you were refering to.

FISHFORPIKE....I never even said North Country in my post???  Simply listed the name of the thread "Northern NY"

Wasn't trying to stir up stuff.
You don't have to - I was just answering and stirring at the same time -  ;)  Just find it interesting.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Jan 05, 2012, 06:52 PM
Oh so many different choices for the mighty st lawrence, which place should I choose for tomorrow ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 05, 2012, 07:12 PM
Dont know how much of you follow the FLW tour but Scott Martin, (Rolands son) Is hosting the Scott Martin Challenge tv show on Saranac Lake coming up soon.  Just thought some folks would be interested to see that, must be NY is finally on the map!

PS- sorry if its off topic but it is Northern NY

i havn't followed it much since the flw has changed and my bud dropped out but scott is an awesome  fishermen , hears my buds you might know them , NNYI one of the best times i ever had that was in Port Clinton Ohio

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi256.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh190%2Ffiletandrelease%2FPortClinton013A.jpg&hash=d6f9a2e5d87feb770dba7f4fbeacb5cc)

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 05, 2012, 09:31 PM
Thats a nice stringer there!  Some good eats.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 06, 2012, 04:47 AM
Thats a nice stringer there!  Some good eats.

thanks, but it was a hard bite jigged 4-5 footers,  was rough that whole week but it was worth it , and they were tastey
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 06, 2012, 04:53 AM
Oh so many different choices for the mighty st lawrence, which place should I choose for tomorrow ;D ;D ;D
Let me know how you are doing.  Back to Black Lake today.  Still searching.  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 06, 2012, 04:56 AM
hitting a big pike lake today  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 06, 2012, 04:59 AM
Oh so many different choices for the mighty st lawrence, which place should I choose for tomorrow ;D ;D ;D

I hear ya buddy!! Finally some choices. 5/6 of my spots for mega donk pike are good to go. I'll keep you all updated. Good luck!! And fishforpike keep me updated on black lake too!! Nypike, 20+ pounder that's crazy!!! Get the inside scoop on that yet???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 06, 2012, 05:20 AM
I hear ya buddy!! Finally some choices. 5/6 of my spots for mega donk pike are good to go. I'll keep you all updated. Good luck!! And fishforpike keep me updated on black lake too!! Nypike, 20+ pounder that's crazy!!! Get the inside scoop on that yet???
ya, it was 14 something, I think 14lb 9 oz. I am going to that lake today.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 06, 2012, 05:22 AM
Nice that's a good pike. Hope you get a big'n
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Jan 06, 2012, 07:00 AM
Nearly 8" out of Rollaway this afternoon.

Was this near the channel?   :o 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Jan 06, 2012, 07:02 AM
Heading to Black Lake on Saturday.  Can anyone tell me what the best way to access Black Bay is?  First time there on ice.  Thanks.

As far as I know, there is no public access near there.  It is all private lands and camps. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: beavercreekoutdoors on Jan 06, 2012, 07:22 AM
Thanks jascpa
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 06, 2012, 08:31 AM
I hear ya buddy!! Finally some choices. 5/6 of my spots for mega donk pike are good to go. I'll keep you all updated. Good luck!! And fishforpike keep me updated on black lake too!! Nypike, 20+ pounder that's crazy!!! Get the inside scoop on that yet???

So you gunna bring me to the ole mighty St. Lawrence with ya this year?  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: stevoxc700 on Jan 06, 2012, 09:41 AM
went to tupper lake yesterday drilled over 30 holes any where between 5-8 inches hit two spots with only3 inches....perch where hitting all day alot of nice ones a couple northern here and there but no walleyes  >:( headed back up tomorrow maybe try a few different lakes in search of the eyes
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Jan 06, 2012, 11:10 AM
Damn you Northerners lol, reading these post really make me want to head home or at least half way and chase some gators, my buddy just sent me a txt that our pike hole has solid ice and he was just about ot drill it up. Dirty son of a B......
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE-ADDICT on Jan 06, 2012, 11:28 AM
i havn't followed it much since the flw has changed and my bud dropped out but scott is an awesome  fishermen , hears my buds you might know them , NNYI one of the best times i ever had that was in Port Clinton Ohio

(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/filetandrelease/PortClinton013A.jpg)

Great shot Freddy!! Those are some pretty prestigious folks your hangin with there!! I love that you have the biggest eye in the group!! ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 06, 2012, 04:50 PM
Was this near the channel?   :o
In the channel.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Jan 06, 2012, 05:47 PM
Let me know how you are doing.  Back to Black Lake today.  Still searching.  ;D
Doing well on the perch, haven't really got into the pike yet, here's todays catch
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi563.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss71%2Ficepike26%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2012-01-06_142740.jpg&hash=defa479d502cb89d5cf82345806fdbb0) wait there's more  ;D

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi563.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss71%2Ficepike26%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2012-01-06_163116.jpg&hash=53cbfe0b237be4ea56fd3189fc349ed5) End result 50 keepers!!

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi563.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss71%2Ficepike26%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2012-01-06_162913.jpg&hash=2d270d8df2f39653f018da62443cc04e)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 06, 2012, 06:30 PM


thanks Ice Addict 

nice perch icepike 26
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 06, 2012, 07:39 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj478%2Ficefisherman17%2Fwalleye2011-2012.jpg&hash=80161ba53a52f38136be5f8cc5732a74)

Here's some walleye i caught on the raquette river. Biggest one 23 inches 3 pounds
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Post by: rlowery on Jan 06, 2012, 07:49 PM
Nice fish everyone, man i love being off school but icant wait to go back so i don't have to drive 3 hrs to fish haha. Back to the 'dam next weekend to start another 'joyous' semester ::)
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Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 06, 2012, 07:52 PM
Nice fish everyone, man i love being off school but icant wait to go back so i don't have to drive 3 hrs to fish haha. Back to the 'dam next weekend to start another 'joyous' semester ::)
Enjoy it while you can...once your out and have a job it seems that your spare time is lost.
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 06, 2012, 08:08 PM
Ive never ice fished the raquette before...can anyone point me in a general direction wouldnt mind some northern or eyes? pm me if ya must, not looking to crowd ya, just want to take my little boy out. thanks
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 06, 2012, 09:22 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/55789.html (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/55789.html) Great info here Jclair good luck brother  @)
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 06, 2012, 09:30 PM
Some of today's catch.  Getting in tune. ;)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9FPYtdn4KoY/TweITdD1-TI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/mEFNXPd35kM/s640/2012-01-06%25252014.44.45.jpg)
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 06, 2012, 09:59 PM
Ive never ice fished the raquette before...can anyone point me in a general direction wouldnt mind some northern or eyes? pm me if ya must, not looking to crowd ya, just want to take my little boy out. thanks

Hard to find pike and walleyes on the raquette at a decent rate honestly. I know the whole system well due to it being my home water, and my dads, and grandfathers before him. I'd stick to the st. Lawrence with the kids. Safer ice and more consistent fishing, usually..
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Post by: ChiefCatchemall on Jan 07, 2012, 10:45 AM
Hey all. I live in southern oswego county. There is little ice, none that is fishable right now in my area. My father is in town right now only for another week or so before he takes off to work in New Hampshire for a few months. Normally by now I get to take him out a few times. But with the above average temps, it just dont look like its going to happen in my area. I was thinking about making the trip up to Black Lake. We have camped there a few times throughout the summer. Such a beautiful lake. I love it there. Now I was thinking about making the haul up early tomorrow morning with the old man. I just dont know much about access to any of the bays. I was wanted to fish mile arm, but not sure of access. I am after gills and crappies. It will probably be my only trip there this year. Just wanted to get into a few fish with the old man before he takes off. We will be walking on foot, so no wheelers or sleds or any of that. I do have 4 wheel drive on my vehicle. If anybody is willing to help me out, it will be very much appreciated. I would love to return the favor on any body of water down in my area if you are thinking about coming down my way (not that you have to). You can shoot me a PM as I will be by the computer most of the day. (This website does that to you). :) Thanks guys. Be safe out there, and tight lines
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 07, 2012, 10:48 AM
the way it sounds if you drive up to black lake you wont have any trouble finding where the access spots are.  everyone and there brother will be up there the next two days.  they might even have a circus on the lake the way everyone is talking lol.  just follow the trucks.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 07, 2012, 02:41 PM
Hey all. I live in southern oswego county. There is little ice, none that is fishable right now in my area. My father is in town right now only for another week or so before he takes off to work in New Hampshire for a few months. Normally by now I get to take him out a few times. But with the above average temps, it just dont look like its going to happen in my area. I was thinking about making the trip up to Black Lake. We have camped there a few times throughout the summer. Such a beautiful lake. I love it there. Now I was thinking about making the haul up early tomorrow morning with the old man. I just dont know much about access to any of the bays. I was wanted to fish mile arm, but not sure of access. I am after gills and crappies. It will probably be my only trip there this year. Just wanted to get into a few fish with the old man before he takes off. We will be walking on foot, so no wheelers or sleds or any of that. I do have 4 wheel drive on my vehicle. If anybody is willing to help me out, it will be very much appreciated. I would love to return the favor on any body of water down in my area if you are thinking about coming down my way (not that you have to). You can shoot me a PM as I will be by the computer most of the day. (This website does that to you). :) Thanks guys. Be safe out there, and tight lines
Just gotta read through the posts here. (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=199664.msg2053370#msg2053370)
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Post by: serveprotect on Jan 07, 2012, 04:51 PM
Hello all, this is my first post.  I recently moved and live not too far from the St. Lawrence, near Canton.  I am just getting into ice fishing.  I am wondering if anyone fishes near Wilson Hill? I was looking at a map and I am willing to explore some places.  I know a lot of things are still open - warm weather!  I would like a chance at catching some eyes as I have never caught one.  What bait shops do you guys use in the area?  Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
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Post by: Charleson9 on Jan 07, 2012, 05:18 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1206.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb452%2Fcharleson9%2F0a9e306f.jpg&hash=7efc21522b311238c4408c7161a93359)

Coles Creek 1/7/12
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 07, 2012, 05:30 PM
Hello all, this is my first post.  I recently moved and live not too far from the St. Lawrence, near Canton.  I am just getting into ice fishing.  I am wondering if anyone fishes near Wilson Hill? I was looking at a map and I am willing to explore some places.  I know a lot of things are still open - warm weather!  I would like a chance at catching some eyes as I have never caught one.  What bait shops do you guys use in the area?  Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

Wilson hill isn't safe yet. You wanna hit Coles creek right now at daylight for the eyeballs
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 07, 2012, 05:31 PM


nice fish guys  :thumbsup:
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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 07, 2012, 05:32 PM
Hows the ice at coles creek in the bay not the marina
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 07, 2012, 05:32 PM
Nice catch. That was outa coles?
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Post by: Griff8185 on Jan 07, 2012, 05:33 PM
Went fishing on the south side of Payne lake on the boarder of Jefferson and St. Lawrence County's. About 6" of ice. Between our group we caught 2 Large Mouth's, A small Tiger Muskie and a lot of small Perch. Does anyone know a good spot to slam the jumbo Perch?
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Post by: combsey on Jan 07, 2012, 05:41 PM
thats funny  i know you have only 1 post but with the ice  conditions the way they are   a jumbo perch spot is not going to roll off anyones tounge on here  sorry
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Post by: Griff8185 on Jan 07, 2012, 05:48 PM
Maybe someone will be nice and send me a message  ;D  I know where to go in the Luzerne area! Fell through 4th Lake a few years back. Im just new to the Fort Drum fishing area.
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Post by: combsey on Jan 07, 2012, 05:52 PM
not all to familiar with the drum area 
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Post by: Charleson9 on Jan 07, 2012, 06:13 PM
Yes they were caught at Coles today. There is about 8" for about 100 feet from shore then it goes to about 3 pretty quick.
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Post by: klandnl on Jan 07, 2012, 06:46 PM
Hello all, new to the area around Watertown looking for a place that would be safe enough to take 4 year old on the ice tomorrow just to catch anything.  I just want to peak his interest.  Appreciate the advice!
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Post by: nypike on Jan 07, 2012, 07:00 PM
these guys watched us all day yesterday
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Post by: Grizzy23 on Jan 07, 2012, 07:02 PM
Any reports on Ice conditions on Chippewa Bay or Goose? Looking to head up on Monday and wanted to check before makign the long drive.
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Post by: jiggincrazy on Jan 07, 2012, 07:04 PM
Great Pics!!!!!!!! Couldn't ask for a better audience.
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Post by: Fontona19 on Jan 07, 2012, 07:08 PM
Awesome pics nypike!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Griff8185 on Jan 07, 2012, 07:23 PM
Hello all, new to the area around Watertown looking for a place that would be safe enough to take 4 year old on the ice tomorrow just to catch anything.  I just want to peak his interest.  Appreciate the advice!

I was on Black lake last weekend and it had about 6" on it. Caught alot of sunfish (Blah) and Crappie. Pike were coming out of the lake pretty good too.
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 07, 2012, 07:33 PM
Took my boy out to Sharlets webb today, He caught a few pike and we caught a few walleyes.
Lost something at the hole and I think it was a Lake trout not sure though.  Forgot the camera at home so had to take pictures once we got in.  No eyes until AFTER dark, full moon might of had something to do with that!
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi85.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fk55%2FNEWYORKRACKMASTER%2F100_1140.jpg&hash=6192e0d2eef1fa0cbac10cda1a53f94e)
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Post by: emtorn on Jan 07, 2012, 07:38 PM
nypike.....Great pics. Still have yet to see one myself in the wild. Must be an awsome site.
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Post by: pikiemikie on Jan 07, 2012, 08:38 PM
New to this site not new to ice fishing.Anyone fish cranberry lake this year yet? lots of good info on here glad to be on board.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 07, 2012, 09:10 PM
Went fishing on the south side of Payne lake on the boarder of Jefferson and St. Lawrence County's. About 6" of ice. Between our group we caught 2 Large Mouth's, A small Tiger Muskie and a lot of small Perch. Does anyone know a good spot to slam the jumbo Perch?
Oneida Lake.  Lake Ontario Bays - Sodus, Sandy, Chaumont, etc.
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 07, 2012, 09:13 PM
Beautiful pics guys. I really love the eagles. So where was that sharletts webb? Im not a local to the jefferson st Laurence area. But i have no ice so im headed north
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Post by: o2rmk800 on Jan 07, 2012, 09:15 PM
did you at least give the eagles something to eat? nice pic nypike!
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Post by: ChiefCatchemall on Jan 07, 2012, 09:26 PM
Yeah, I did read through the thread FFP. I was just curious about access to milearm. I know its very limited and basically all priveate for the most part, but I was wondering if there was a small lot you could park at. Not trying to make anybody repost the same stuff. I know there is access at rollaway bay. Hows the size run on the gills and slabs there?
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 07, 2012, 09:37 PM
Yeah, I did read through the thread FFP. I was just curious about access to milearm. I know its very limited and basically all priveate for the most part, but I was wondering if there was a small lot you could park at. Not trying to make anybody repost the same stuff. I know there is access at rollaway bay. Hows the size run on the gills and slabs there?
No problem, but the info is here.
There is no public access at MileArm.  You can park anywhere you wish, but likely will be run off by one of the camp/land owners.  That's just the way it is up there.  Too many guys abused that place for too many years.  I don't blame the camp owners at all.  Later, the ice will be good enough to come up through the main lake, maybe.  Actually, the fishing in there has "sucked" for several years - Rollaway is better, I can give some pointers for there but won't drill your holes for you, you will still have to find the fish.  ;)

Good luck and hope you find a way in there for yourself.
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Post by: Grizzy23 on Jan 08, 2012, 12:10 AM
FISHFORPIKE, how is Rollaway for Pike and could you tell me exactly where the access is for Rollaway? I'm looking to get up there for the first time on Monday and I have no idea where to start. Any information will be helpful.  Stay safe everyone!
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 08, 2012, 03:53 AM
FISHFORPIKE, how is Rollaway for Pike and could you tell me exactly where the access is for Rollaway? I'm looking to get up there for the first time on Monday and I have no idea where to start. Any information will be helpful.  Stay safe everyone!
Google it ..... easy to find . Good luck  ;D
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 08, 2012, 04:41 AM
FISHFORPIKE, how is Rollaway for Pike and could you tell me exactly where the access is for Rollaway? I'm looking to get up there for the first time on Monday and I have no idea where to start. Any information will be helpful.  Stay safe everyone!
This post has a map with info. (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=199664.msg2053370#msg2053370)
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Post by: nypike on Jan 08, 2012, 05:03 AM
did you at least give the eagles something to eat? nice pic nypike!
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp427.jpg&hash=caf54cbb7c833f6cfe1ce9ec17629303)
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Post by: Grizzy23 on Jan 08, 2012, 09:33 AM
Wow, lots of Information, thanks for the help.  My apologies for missing that earlier post, I look forward to getting out there and getting into some fish!
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Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 08, 2012, 10:04 AM
Hey FFP thanks for the info on Rollway Bay had a great day Saturday. Took the back roads through Oxbow , checked out Payne lake and found plenty of people on the ice their too. Thanks.
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Post by: perch md on Jan 08, 2012, 10:51 AM
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/kesslerdrywall/camp427.jpg)

Nice
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 08, 2012, 01:35 PM
headed to coles creek/BB tomorrow...conditions still decent?
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 08, 2012, 02:22 PM
Yeah conditions are fine still. Get there early. 5-530
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 08, 2012, 03:17 PM
will do
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 08, 2012, 03:51 PM
is the water at the park safe or should I stay to the creek?
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Post by: Mowser4104 on Jan 08, 2012, 05:31 PM
planning on taking a trip north I gotta get me some fresh perch.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 08, 2012, 05:39 PM
I don't know of any water with perch in them north of watertown
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Post by: stevoxc700 on Jan 08, 2012, 06:05 PM
went to tupper lake and simiond lake wich is connected to tupper yesterday with four of my friends fished all day between us all we got 6 fish 5 small mouths and one perch was not impressed at all ice was any where between 5-3 inches ice was kinda sketchy in spots.
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Post by: ChiefCatchemall on Jan 08, 2012, 06:06 PM
Made it out today. This is what I picked up...



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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 08, 2012, 06:16 PM
headed to coles creek/BB tomorrow...conditions still decent?

I'll be at coles tomorrow around 5-530 am be in the frabil flipover come say hi
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 08, 2012, 06:53 PM
sure thing, ill be with my old man, you head out from the bridge or you go down a side road?
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Post by: zyxwvu on Jan 08, 2012, 06:57 PM
Any reports on Ice conditions on Chippewa Bay or Goose? Looking to head up on Monday and wanted to check before makign the long drive.
6" +/- on Chippewa Bay Today
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Post by: stevoxc700 on Jan 08, 2012, 07:01 PM

I'll be at coles tomorrow around 5-530 am be in the frabil flipover come say hi

where abouts is coles creek located im from cny and looking to fish up that way, thanks any and all info is appreciated
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 08, 2012, 07:10 PM
where abouts is coles creek located im from cny and looking to fish up that way, thanks any and all info is appreciated

It's really really really really hard to get there. Specially from CNY they say..
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Post by: nypike on Jan 08, 2012, 07:19 PM
went to tupper lake and simiond lake wich is connected to tupper yesterday with four of my friends fished all day between us all we got 6 fish 5 small mouths and one perch was not impressed at all ice was any where between 5-3 inches ice was kinda sketchy in spots.
i have posted on here several times that the ice on Tupper Lake is never good before mid january on a good year, which is far from what we have this year, although I find it hard to believe that simond pond only has 5 inches when raquette pond has 10???
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 08, 2012, 09:02 PM
well hopefully the ol' man and I can get on some northerns tomorrow around coles... hitting a private pond tuesday for different species...
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 09, 2012, 04:01 AM
Beautiful catch. Hit hard enjoy the ice its looking better for this week should make some every night and melt any snow off during the day. Gonna b a great season
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Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 09, 2012, 03:38 PM
I love this site. Here is a pic of the wife with her first pike of the year. not Coles, but close.
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Post by: Mowser4104 on Jan 09, 2012, 04:13 PM
Nice fish everyone. I hope this weeks weather don't hurt the ice up north. Todays high down hear was 42
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Post by: nypike on Jan 09, 2012, 05:15 PM
Nice fish everyone. I hope this weeks weather don't hurt the ice up north. Todays high down hear was 42
aint hurtin nothing up here!  ;D
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 09, 2012, 06:00 PM
Fished today got a 31" at 9am dead the rest of the day
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 10, 2012, 04:31 PM
Fished today with my dad and two brothers.. We got 8 pike total I got 6 personally including this.. 40" 17lb. Enjoy

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1326233663.jpg&hash=17166c9407eb8208ebf55d16c1f5888e)
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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 10, 2012, 04:57 PM
Fished today with my dad and two brothers.. We got 8 pike total I got 6 personally including this.. 40" 17lb. Enjoy

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/chasingthedream_photos/1326233663.jpg)
Whoa Buddy, great job, when you taking me?  Bringing that bad boy to gary
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Post by: rlowery on Jan 10, 2012, 05:04 PM
Nice one NNY, you've been on fire lately man! thats a hog!!
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 10, 2012, 05:04 PM
Nope I brought my 19 pounder to Gary. I put that 17 back down the hole
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Post by: cstone on Jan 10, 2012, 05:14 PM
Nice fish Jake! :o
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Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Jan 10, 2012, 05:16 PM
wow thats a great pike! nice job on the release!  :tipup:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 10, 2012, 06:06 PM

 that is a nice snake eater for sure  :thumbsup:
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Post by: BIGFISH on Jan 10, 2012, 06:21 PM
nice fish 
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 10, 2012, 07:28 PM
thats a great one man, having a heck of a year for sure, what system you fishing?
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 10, 2012, 07:51 PM
thats a great one man, having a heck of a year for sure, what system you fishing?

Several
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 10, 2012, 08:52 PM
anybody have any info on clear lake?
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 10, 2012, 09:06 PM
Several

perfect ill be there
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 11, 2012, 05:09 AM
was wondering if someone could tell me where to park to fish goose bay or eel bay?  do you park at the state parks wellsley island and kring point?  I am gettting up to one of those destinations more then likely saturday morning and just want to know where to go.  any info would be great thanks.
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Post by: esox slayer on Jan 11, 2012, 05:46 AM
was wondering if someone could tell me where to park to fish goose bay or eel bay?  do you park at the state parks wellsley island and kring point?  I am gettting up to one of those destinations more then likely saturday morning and just want to know where to go.  any info would be great thanks.

State park is best bet for Kring Point/Goose Bay, and drive into the state park for Eel Bay, follow the road around and make a left, you'll be parked within 50 feet of the ice.
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Post by: fishon35 on Jan 11, 2012, 06:43 AM
On a weekend, if you get there EARLY you'll be 50 fifty from the launch. I drove by there on Sunday around 3 to see how many were out and there were cars allllll over.  I suggest that you get there early and stake out your area... You'll be joined by anglers from all over NY.
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 11, 2012, 06:59 AM
yeah if i go ill be up there at the latest of 7 a.m..  i dont screw around when it comes to getting on the ice early and making the most of the day
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Post by: fishon35 on Jan 11, 2012, 07:32 AM
If your fishing for pike, bring lots of pike bait if you go to eel. The perch will be hittin it and you'll have flags like crazy. Maybe put on some trailer's so the perch won't strip your bait and you'll be able to land some over hungry perch with big eyes and small stomachs.  When I have been there this year, people were closer to shore... A few hundred yards out.
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 11, 2012, 07:46 AM
What body of water would be best for a assortment of perch pike and waldos. Dont need to be slobs just would like a decent size and decent number. I dont need someone place just the best overall and safe body of water. Any info would be great pm me for discretion if needed. Thanks guys. Also will need a baitshop.
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Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 11, 2012, 02:04 PM
Fished today with my dad and two brothers.. We got 8 pike total I got 6 personally including this.. 40" 17lb. Enjoy

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt161/chasingthedream_photos/1326233663.jpg)
Hey I've got a question for you seeing your from up that way . Why don't I ever hear anything about Cranberry Lake . As I remember when I use to ride up that way I don't recall seeing any shacks on it . Is it a dead zone in the winter ? Seems like a nice body of water and pretty big.
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Post by: adkRoy on Jan 11, 2012, 02:12 PM
That's a tough lake to fish in the winter. lots of bays, points, shoals, inlets, etc.  If you go, use transportation to get where you need to because 3/4 of the lake is surrounded by forest preserve!.  I would try Dead creek flow first.  ;)
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Post by: adkRoy on Jan 11, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 11, 2012, 04:09 PM
Hey I've got a question for you seeing your from up that way . Why don't I ever hear anything about Cranberry Lake . As I remember when I use to ride up that way I don't recall seeing any shacks on it . Is it a dead zone in the winter ? Seems like a nice body of water and pretty big.
They just opened Cranberry to ice fishing a few years ago as I recall(could be wrong). I have had decent luck on the lake during both hard and soft water seasons.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 11, 2012, 04:23 PM
That's a tough lake to fish in the winter. lots of bays, points, shoals, inlets, etc.  If you go, use transportation to get where you need to because 3/4 of the lake is surrounded by forest preserve!.  I would try Dead creek flow first.  ;)

You definitely need transportation. No question. It's friggon huge. I've put in 2 days there this year and snagged 11 slimers, missed a couple others. It's super shallow and lots of structure. Get to the flag quick.. I've had THREE fish run me into snags and I had to break off. (lot of stumps...lots)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bigbuck1971 on Jan 11, 2012, 04:56 PM
me and a buddy want to head north to fish can anyone tell me the closest place from rochester that has ice  we are heading that way friday. im thinking we are gonna have atleast a 3 hr trip to get to good ice  any help?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 11, 2012, 05:20 PM
me and a buddy want to head north to fish can anyone tell me the closest place from rochester that has ice  we are heading that way friday. im thinking we are gonna have atleast a 3 hr trip to get to good ice  any help?
There's ice at Perch Lake (Watertown) and the Alexbay area (Lake of the Isles and Eel Bay) and most of the bay going north from there.  I know them well enough to give direction. just reading on here about where folks are fishing lately.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joshjj2010 on Jan 11, 2012, 05:38 PM
wheres the closest lake bay or pond in the northern tear thats close to cny that has safe ice and is good fishing
 :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Jan 11, 2012, 05:42 PM
They just opened Cranberry to ice fishing a few years ago as I recall(could be wrong). I have had decent luck on the lake during both hard and soft water seasons.

I think they opened it in 2003 when i was at the Ranger School. Might be wrong about that this aging 29 year old brain of mine is starting to get rusty
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 11, 2012, 05:44 PM
I think they opened it in 2003 when i was at the Ranger School. Might be wrong about that this aging 29 year old brain of mine is starting to get rusty
you are correct.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 11, 2012, 05:45 PM
wheres the closest lake bay or pond in the northern tear thats close to cny that has safe ice and is good fishing
 :tipup:
Hahah I said do your homework not go ask on another thread. You get an "F" on this assignment lol. I hope you find some safe ice.

Harrops yet another RS alum. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Jan 11, 2012, 06:20 PM
Ranger_bound. Did you take silviculture or soils at ESF?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 11, 2012, 06:23 PM
Ranger_bound. Did you take silviculture or soils at ESF?

I took both classes.  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 11, 2012, 06:31 PM
Sure did with Brigs and Nyland.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 11, 2012, 06:32 PM
Sure did with Brigs and Nyland.

Nyland was my cooperating prof for my independent study project. he was cool.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 11, 2012, 06:34 PM
Nyland was my cooperating prof for my independent study project. he was cool.
His silviculture book is worth it's weight in gold.

P.S. Sorry for hijacking the thread temporarily...we will resume the ice talk shortly haha
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 11, 2012, 06:35 PM
Anybody hit star lake  yet? 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 11, 2012, 06:41 PM
That lake only hold rock bass, no trout. Who in their right mind would want to catch one of those?! ::) :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Jan 11, 2012, 06:43 PM
Anybody hit star lake  yet?

Not since i was at the RS. our group landed 5 decent rainbows that day.

Ranger_bound , I think we had some courses together last year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 12, 2012, 04:39 AM
Roads are bad here in Colton complete glare ice. Be careful going to work or to the water everyone
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 12, 2012, 10:53 AM
Thanks for all the info on Cranberry lake . I didn't think I saw anyone fishing years ago, so having open in 'O3 makes sence. One of the posts said it was shallow ? 5-10 or less ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 12, 2012, 12:08 PM
If your fishing for pike, bring lots of pike bait if you go to eel. The perch will be hittin it and you'll have flags like crazy.Maybe put on some trailer's so the perch won't strip your bait and you'll be able to land some over hungry perch with big eyes and small stomachs.   When I have been there this year, people were closer to shore... A few hundred yards out.

Thats a great idea.  Was on Eel last week and had a bunch of "perch flags".  Picked one tip up up real slow and saw a really nice perch with my minnow in its mouth past the dorsal fin, but couldn't get it in any further because his top lip was hitting the trebble hook.
Maybe if I rigged up some kind of short trailer hook......maybe a small octopus hook slipped right under the skin behind the head.... I could have caught a bunch of those tasty perch that kept messing with my minnows.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 12, 2012, 12:10 PM
Thanks for all the info on Cranberry lake . I didn't think I saw anyone fishing years ago, so having open in 'O3 makes sence. One of the posts said it was shallow ? 5-10 or less ?
most of it. there are some holes up to 30 feet.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 12, 2012, 04:16 PM
Roads are bad here in Colton complete glare ice. Be careful going to work or to the water everyone

yeah bad roads this way also.  Stopped me from fishing today and probably tommorrow.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 12, 2012, 04:19 PM
yeah bad roads this way also.  Stopped me from fishing today and probably tommorrow.
still nasty out here...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 12, 2012, 04:38 PM
Hope the roads clear up for the weekend, would like to make the trip to lake Colby.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 12, 2012, 04:39 PM
still nasty out here...

Been nasty here too most of the day
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 13, 2012, 06:57 AM
Anyone make it to the water yesterday? Wondering if the fish produced. I made it from work to the road to black in gouverneur which hadn't been touched by a plow. Started up it and just touched the brakes to see how slippery it really was. Note to others...glare ice is indeed very slippery with rain on top. Decided to head home ( 1 hr from gouvey to canton @ 6am),  work on the to-do list for the day and get that caught up. Off again tuesday thinking of hitting up Lake the isles. Heard a guy went for a swim over there last weekend. Avoid the docks and the point to the left of the launch.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishing202 on Jan 13, 2012, 09:36 AM
Ranger, I like rock bass.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 13, 2012, 10:15 AM
Anyone make it to the water yesterday? Wondering if the fish produced. I made it from work to the road to black in gouverneur which hadn't been touched by a plow. Started up it and just touched the brakes to see how slippery it really was. Note to others...glare ice is indeed very slippery with rain on top. Decided to head home ( 1 hr from gouvey to canton @ 6am),  work on the to-do list for the day and get that caught up. Off again tuesday thinking of hitting up Lake the isles. Heard a guy went for a swim over there last weekend. Avoid the docks and the point to the left of the launch.

i was there last weekend and the launch was wet go to the right of the launch ,it was fine for us ,that is always a pain just the way it freezes ,it develops a pressure crack there
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Grizzy23 on Jan 13, 2012, 10:52 AM
I was out yesterday on black at rollway, caught a small pike to start then one about 35 in, 7 lb. After that there was so much ice on the tip ups they wouldn't even go off. Decided to pick and caught another pike on an iced up tip up, with 3 other tip ups missing the bait. So they're definitely still biting. Quite a few guys picking up panfish too
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: floatsgone on Jan 13, 2012, 03:48 PM
hows the snow pilling up anyone checked?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 13, 2012, 04:26 PM
We're getting pounded with snow. Gonna make the ice garbage
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 13, 2012, 04:47 PM
When we were walking off Sunday, it looked like there was a little too much water on the ice by the pressure crack.  My buddy and I thought someone went in so we avoided that area!  Oddly enough, I can tell you the water is very cold there. When I was packing up Tuesday, it got a little dark out and the hole by my sled was waiting for my leg... fun walk back on glare ice, no creepers, and wet boot.  Remind me again why I have a 10" auger!?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 13, 2012, 05:34 PM
When we were walking off Sunday, it looked like there was a little too much water on the ice by the pressure crack.  My buddy and I thought someone went in so we avoided that area!  Oddly enough, I can tell you the water is very cold there. When I was packing up Tuesday, it got a little dark out and the hole by my sled was waiting for my leg... fun walk back on glare ice, no creepers, and wet boot.  Remind me again why I have a 10" auger!?

Ever heard of a head lamp? Haha.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 14, 2012, 05:39 AM
It seems there's always one thing left behind whether it be me or someone else... I bet you can figure out what it was! Swim trunks.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 14, 2012, 07:23 PM
The roads cleared up and we managed to make it out on the ice. here's today's.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0662.jpg&hash=81e79aa8c6b9a294fda1e66397842fce)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0651.jpg&hash=0a1a1c46af98d0c86833e4b7728317e3)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: appleman on Jan 15, 2012, 08:10 AM
Can anyone tell me how much snow is on black lake? tryinh to decide if i need to bring the 2wd fourwheeler or the snowmobile?  thanks  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 15, 2012, 08:49 AM
fished all day yesterday, dark to dark, in brutally cold temps, 1 flag, 7lb pike... yikes!!!!! staying in today and watching the Giants get their azz handed to them
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 15, 2012, 09:12 AM
fished all day yesterday, dark to dark, in brutally cold temps, 1 flag, 7lb pike... yikes!!!!! staying in today and watching the Giants get their azz handed to them
You got that right!!   GO PACK!!  Down on Long Island visiting family for the weekend..........surro unded by blue and red. Gonna be a rough crowd.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 15, 2012, 09:29 AM
Can anyone tell me how much snow is on black lake? tryinh to decide if i need to bring the 2wd fourwheeler or the snowmobile?  thanks  :tipup:
Was slushy (about 4" in spots) with hard ice around.  Not much snow.  It's messy, I guess.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P9-Rzau0l7E/TxLwdnaQaEI/AAAAAAAAAVo/VKiSsVlFEGY/s600/blacklake.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 15, 2012, 09:58 AM
The roads cleared up and we managed to make it out on the ice. here's today's.

(http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x473/hickgtx600f4/SAM_0662.jpg)

(http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x473/hickgtx600f4/SAM_0651.jpg)

those landlocks? nice looking fish congrats
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: uplandguide on Jan 15, 2012, 10:24 AM
Those are browns, landlocks have a forked tail.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: o2rmk800 on Jan 15, 2012, 10:27 AM
i would say those top 2 are brood stock out of Eaton. and the bottom apears to be a small landlock
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dorrski12 on Jan 15, 2012, 06:42 PM
"Can anyone tell me how much snow is on black lake? tryinh to decide if i need to bring the 2wd fourwheeler or the snowmobile?  thanks"

was out on black lake today.  snow was not a problem at all.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: appleman on Jan 15, 2012, 07:03 PM
thanks for the replys!  heading up early tomorrow morning. decided to just walk so i dont have to tow the trailer up.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 15, 2012, 07:37 PM
got some minnows to use, debating whether or not to try for pike or trout....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: sergeantworm on Jan 15, 2012, 07:50 PM
Had a great day today on Lake of the Isles. 8+ in of ice, nothing left on top but a dusting of snow, walking was no problem. Got a half bucket of 8 to 12 in perch, the toothy critter bit off a couple rigs but I did manage to rangle one through on some 2lb test, all in all awsome day!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 15, 2012, 07:55 PM
we were trying for landloc, but ended up with what i belive to be browns. here's a couple more picks.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0661.jpg&hash=3947dfe0bf8ef0fd051167dd115625a7)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0653.jpg&hash=89a53fd39e00f64c3c6fe7563875d22c)

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 15, 2012, 07:55 PM
Nice fish
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: o2rmk800 on Jan 15, 2012, 08:24 PM
yeah nice fish. by those pics i would say browns too.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: GAMBELL on Jan 15, 2012, 08:30 PM
Second fish in your last post IS a LandLocked Salmon. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: o2rmk800 on Jan 15, 2012, 08:32 PM
these fish come from lake eaton?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 15, 2012, 08:49 PM
colby
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: JAGER61 on Jan 15, 2012, 10:19 PM
i would say those top 2 are brood stock out of Eaton. and the bottom apears to be a small landlock

x2!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: AugustWest on Jan 15, 2012, 11:50 PM
We have safe ice in CNY...your waters will be less crowed ;)
I myself haven't been up North, but I have heard good things!!!
Enjoy the reprieve ;D & stay safe!!!
AW
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: raudlin on Jan 16, 2012, 05:36 AM
Those are browns, landlocks have a forked tail.
Beautiful fish CONGRATS
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 16, 2012, 07:34 AM
Whose been fishing in this cold? Headed out tommorrow. Can't decide between black or lake of the isles. I guess I will decide in the am. temps rising into the 40s. ice should be a mess... Anyone hitting the crappies. Managed about 13 or so the other day on black lake but haven't been able to limit out like I did numerous times last year. Bad timing or a result of the millions of people on black so far this year.


Also, any word on any 20lbers being taken out of cranberry yet?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 16, 2012, 05:55 PM
Whose been fishing in this cold? Headed out tommorrow. Can't decide between black or lake of the isles. I guess I will decide in the am. temps rising into the 40s. ice should be a mess... Anyone hitting the crappies. Managed about 13 or so the other day on black lake but haven't been able to limit out like I did numerous times last year. Bad timing or a result of the millions of people on black so far this year.


Also, any word on any 20lbers being taken out of cranberry yet?

I may or may not have got one close to that class on cranberry this year already lol..


Going after walleyes for the first time this season to one of my sweet spots. Got a 9 I'm shooting for a 10lb

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icepike26 on Jan 16, 2012, 06:32 PM
If it's the spot I'm thinking of be careful out there.  Not alot of ice and high winds for tomorrow
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 16, 2012, 09:39 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj478%2Ficefisherman17%2Ffre.jpg&hash=8795834f82f1b5d2f6a2a332fbc1579d)
Nice northern i caught today on the raquette river, my personal biggest. 11 lbs 9 oz 35 1/2 inches.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 16, 2012, 09:40 PM
nice northern you got there!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rlowery on Jan 16, 2012, 09:42 PM
very nice indeed!  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: duke4x4ice on Jan 16, 2012, 09:44 PM
fished black lake sunday 8inches of ice not alot of good fishing only kept a couple walked out at the state boat launch never been there before kinda sucked good luck everyone
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Bonecollector on Jan 16, 2012, 09:56 PM
nice fish cstone
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Charleson9 on Jan 16, 2012, 10:23 PM
Boat launch at the state park?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: duke4x4ice on Jan 17, 2012, 12:09 AM
Yeah a couple hundred yds from the bridge I couldn't find any other lake access besides the launch
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 17, 2012, 02:31 AM
Yeah a couple hundred yds from the bridge I couldn't find any other lake access besides the launch
West side of the lake ??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slabstalker on Jan 17, 2012, 06:52 AM
I fished rollaway sat and Sunday. I crushed the craps and big gold on sat in 16-18fow craps were suspended halfway down..gils on the bottom...Sunday was slow only managed 10...beautiful lake worth the three hour drive!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Jan 17, 2012, 06:58 AM
Hey bud either you area pretty small dude, your scale is off or I want you taking all of my pics from now on ;)  that looks like more than a 11lb fish.  Nice gator bud!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Jan 17, 2012, 07:02 AM
Hey bud either you area pretty small dude, your scale is off or I want you taking all of my pics from now on ;)  that looks like more than a 11lb fish.  Nice gator bud!

Looks bigger to me as well.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 17, 2012, 07:04 AM
I was there saw it measured and weighed. 11lb9oz.. Great pic of it idk why it looks so huge in the pic. Cody you probably weigh what, 120 pounds soaking wet? Lol jk nice fish buddy
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: OneBucketMike on Jan 17, 2012, 07:53 AM
Hey bud either you area pretty small dude, your scale is off or I want you taking all of my pics from now on ;)  that looks like more than a 11lb fish.  Nice gator bud!

I gotta agree too. Looks like a 40" fish. Great pic and great fish Cstone!!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 17, 2012, 08:07 AM
If it's the spot I'm thinking of be careful out there.  Not alot of ice and high winds for tomorrow

If it is the same spot I am thinking of, 3 inches..

VERY SHORT window last night for biting eyes as in about a 10 minute bite, big fish but short bite anyone else experience this ??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: duke4x4ice on Jan 17, 2012, 08:15 AM
West side of the lake ??
yeah west side of the bridge prolly wasnt the best spot to go but without a 4 wheeler or sled im not gonna walk 4 miles to where the fish are closer access would have been great i fish there during the summer so i have an idea where to go via boat but on foot not so much
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 17, 2012, 08:24 AM
Yeah a couple hundred yds from the bridge I couldn't find any other lake access besides the launch
Man, the BL boat launch is at least a 1/2 mile from the bridges.  There is a link to a BL Google Map showing the few public access points that exist.
I'll post it again.  Black Lake (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215785491095890530094.00046e5ebbda7c6676fb4&msa=0)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 17, 2012, 08:31 AM
I was there saw it measured and weighed. 11lb9oz.. Great pic of it idk why it looks so huge in the pic. Cody you probably weigh what, 120 pounds soaking wet? Lol jk nice fish buddy
136  ;)2
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: duke4x4ice on Jan 17, 2012, 10:13 AM
Man, the BL boat launch is at least a 1/2 mile from the bridges.  There is a link to a BL Google Map showing the few public access points that exist.
I'll post it again.  Black Lake (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215785491095890530094.00046e5ebbda7c6676fb4&msa=0)
    thanks i appreciate it i guess i walked further than i thought
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: duke4x4ice on Jan 17, 2012, 10:18 AM
fish for pike that map is an awesome tool thank you for providing it !!!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 17, 2012, 10:24 AM
We got 3 walleyes this morning. 18" 19" and 23". Here's a pic of the 23". And my buddy Dustin caught this small sturgeon on a jig pole. Atta boy Dustin!! This was his first fish through the ice ever.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1326813441.jpg&hash=3d23f261b6b78c9296fb9d7c06783b4b)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1326813385.jpg&hash=a4bf772851d7f734c94c3d1799596398)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 17, 2012, 10:40 AM
Nice fish.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 17, 2012, 10:59 AM
Fish for pike - is it safe to say a man could walk pretty much where ever on Black lake now ? with the exceptions of the narrow current spots. Or are there still bad spots. Thinking about maybe coming up in the dark and going out of Rollway headed west.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 17, 2012, 11:35 AM
That sturgeon is cool!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 17, 2012, 12:06 PM
Going back to H.P. for the night bite anyone planning on it??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 17, 2012, 01:04 PM
That sturgeon is cool!
Thats what i was thinkin
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishman79 on Jan 17, 2012, 02:31 PM
hey guys, I've been studying the sturgeon around hawkins for a few years now and have tagged about 500 of them, if you catch one with an orange tag sticking out of it around the pec. fins, I would really appreciate the info from that fish.  just tag #, length, and the date caught.  thanks guys!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: privateeyes on Jan 17, 2012, 02:54 PM
hey guys, I've been studying the sturgeon around hawkins for a few years now and have tagged about 500 of them, if you catch one with an orange tag sticking out of it around the pec. fins, I would really appreciate the info from that fish.  just tag #, length, and the date caught.  thanks guys!
yes, and if you don't mind, i'd like just the caviar ;D nice fish gentlemen ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 17, 2012, 03:00 PM
We've got 5 or 6 in the last couple years. No tags though. I'll keep my eyes out for it tho, there will be more. I'm out right now the night bite should start soon
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldsteel on Jan 17, 2012, 03:03 PM
dang you guys catch some great fish up there  :tipup:  congrats on another great one, and good luck with the night bite, I look forward to more pics
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE-ADDICT on Jan 17, 2012, 03:08 PM
AWESOME Sturgeon pic guys!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 17, 2012, 04:11 PM
Fish for pike - is it safe to say a man could walk pretty much where ever on Black lake now ? with the exceptions of the narrow current spots. Or are there still bad spots. Thinking about maybe coming up in the dark and going out of Rollway headed west.
Don't know if I would say that.  How far west, or southwest?  From Rollaway, I would probably not hesitate to go beyond Conger Island, but nowhere near the islands above that.  What are you looking for?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: twodogs02 on Jan 17, 2012, 04:53 PM
Fished Black Lake for the first time this past weekend out of Rollway Bay.  Usually fish Onieda but no ice there so I plan on making another trip this weekend.    Have a 4X4, shanty, flasher and willing to give someone a ride out if they wish to come along.  My ice fishing partner just had surgery and will be sidelined for most of this season.

I learned a few things last weekend but by no means do I know the lake.  If you know the lake or are like me, first time up and need transportation, this could work for both of us.  PM me if interested.
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 17, 2012, 05:46 PM
We've got 5 or 6 in the last couple years. No tags though. I'll keep my eyes out for it tho, there will be more. I'm out right now the night bite should start soon

I have been keeping a journal about wind/ baro pressure and fish activity.  I did not go tonight because everything pointed to a bite that would be closer to 11:00 pm, not saying there wouldn't be a short window around 5 or so but I don't think it would last very long if at all. let me know how you did I would like to write it in my journal. 
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 17, 2012, 05:53 PM
I have been keeping a journal about wind/ baro pressure and fish activity.  I did not go tonight because everything pointed to a bite that would be closer to 11:00 pm, not saying there wouldn't be a short window around 5 or so but I don't think it would last very long if at all. let me know how you did I would like to write it in my journal.

You called it. No night bite. Zero.. First time we've ever come outta there with no eyes. Let me specify for your journal.. 515am-930am, 5:50am eye, 7:00Am eye, 7:30 eye..... 3:00pm-6:00pm, skunk
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 17, 2012, 06:11 PM
You called it. No night bite. Zero.. First time we've ever come outta there with no eyes. Let me specify for your journal.. 515am-930am, 5:50am eye, 7:00Am eye, 7:30 eye..... 3:00pm-6:00pm, skunk

I am starting to have faith in what I am doing, I am noticing a more consistant result with Walleye more then pike but Last night I was at H.P. and according to what I was seeing a bite should have or could have started at around 4pm and get busy around 7pm dye down some time before 9pm .  At 4:10 pm my boy hit the pike and we had a 22" at 5pm I lost a hog at 6:45 and my body lost a solid fish at 6:50 and that was it, Vex went COLD as ICE we left at 7:30...
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 17, 2012, 06:28 PM
Any tricks to this journal?  I keep a log for bass fishing, two page log for every outing whether it is for one hour or ten.  Any suggestions on how to set it up?  My buddy and I have been talking about trying to put something together but havent found a setup that will work well yet.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 17, 2012, 06:48 PM
I keep one for muskies. Date, time, place, Baro, temp, water temp, cloud cover, and write a bit about the fishing. Add the fun and funny stuff you may forget the little details in 20 years.
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 17, 2012, 09:19 PM
I keep one for muskies. Date, time, place, Baro, temp, water temp, cloud cover, and write a bit about the fishing. Add the fun and funny stuff you may forget the little details in 20 years.

Yup pretty much hit it on the head.  Only other thing I do is I have what I call a scratch pad to write stuff down quick and then later put it in a notebook that is much more legible.   I am also writting down Baro pressure on days I am not fishing just to see when there is a steady rise or fall just for practice at understand exactly what should happen, There may be nothing to this but I can tell you this much I am slowly starting to think that JUST MAYBE there is something to it.  Very similar idea to hunting whitetails, certain days you see them before dark and other days you don't has to be reasons other then variables (eg. -hunters bumping them)...  I guess time will tell.  Thanks for the info by the way anytime you want to know something pm me and I will tell you what I can (not saying I will be right just tell you how I have done during same conditions)...  For the record I think this Sunday should be interesting.... ;D
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Post by: Tug Hill on Jan 18, 2012, 03:12 AM
Don't know if I would say that.  How far west, or southwest?  From Rollaway, I would probably not hesitate to go beyond Conger Island, but nowhere near the islands above that.  What are you looking for?
I was thinking about Upper Deep Bay, Hauge Point area. Just wanted to get away from the groups of guys at rollway.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 18, 2012, 03:34 AM

here is a pic from yesterday and a nice little extra

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi256.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh190%2Ffiletandrelease%2F2012-01-17photobucket.jpg&hash=bfae4c57506e3c46b07358a9148ddbf3)
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 18, 2012, 06:04 AM
Decided to fish black yesterday instead of lake of the isles...went for alittle walk to get away from everybody and their brother at rollaway. It was a hard fish day but I managed a 1/4-1/2 pail blue gill and 12 crappies. 8 northerns were caught but only one around 30 inches. rest were mid to low twenties. all went back down the hole after a quick picture. One largemouth. As soon as the rain stopped the pannies were dead in the water. I had to bounce holes all day...catch a few than dink perch then catch a few then nothing but dinks. Threw on a green and white colored jig...nothing, switched back to a blue and white and the game was back on. Caught alot of small (7-8 inch) crappies in the am. Larger ones were at random all day. Fun day, nice to be away from the crowds and peoples mouths. Now its going to take about 2 days to get my gear dried out.


any other reports from yesterday?
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 18, 2012, 08:01 AM
I was thinking about Upper Deep Bay, Hauge Point area. Just wanted to get away from the groups of guys at rollway.
Those are likely to be safe bets now.  I have never dis well there, good luck.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hunter76 on Jan 18, 2012, 08:16 AM
Fished Black Lake for the first time this past weekend out of Rollway Bay.  Usually fish Onieda but no ice there so I plan on making another trip this weekend.    Have a 4X4, shanty, flasher and willing to give someone a ride out if they wish to come along.  My ice fishing partner just had surgery and will be sidelined for most of this season.

I learned a few things last weekend but by no means do I know the lake.  If you know the lake or are like me, first time up and need transportation, this could work for both of us.  PM me if interested.
I would like to team up sometime for blake. I only fished mile arm bay before but no access anymore.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: MOONEY on Jan 18, 2012, 08:46 AM
Looks like a pretty good day on the Ice.
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Post by: mcangus on Jan 18, 2012, 03:19 PM
Does anyone now how the ice in wheat house bay is after last nights blow? There was 2" before the storm and I am hoping it made it thru to take advantage of the upcoming cold weather
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 18, 2012, 04:44 PM
was thinking about taking my boy to Mud Lake for a day of chasing flags! anyone fish there? good idea?
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 18, 2012, 04:58 PM
was thinking about taking my boy to Mud Lake for a day of chasing flags! anyone fish there? good idea?

If its the one right in Redwood, he should have a blast.  The Northerns are small but plentiful.  Just like any other place, there are slow days though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: serveprotect on Jan 18, 2012, 05:23 PM
Only way to fish wheathouse right now is with a boat.  Speaking of which, how is the action there when there is ice?
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Post by: Dorrski12 on Jan 18, 2012, 06:41 PM
looks like a nice day filetandrelease.  how big was the eye?
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 18, 2012, 06:47 PM
If its the one right in Redwood, he should have a blast.  The Northerns are small but plentiful.  Just like any other place, there are slow days though.

I think its techniqally in De peyster... but ya cant plan on it being nonstop action even at the best spots, just want to see the little guy excited over his first flag
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 18, 2012, 06:52 PM
looks like a nice day filetandrelease.  how big was the eye?

that one was 19.5"
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 18, 2012, 06:53 PM
Only way to fish wheathouse right now is with a boat.  Speaking of which, how is the action there when there is ice?
Generally, SLOW.  Can be good at times and in "spots".  ;D
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Post by: steel123 on Jan 18, 2012, 08:19 PM
fished eel bay for the first t.ime... that place is a killer fishery, never seen so much pike in my life..lotta fun def be driving back from buffalo soon... Fished it saturday from 1 to 5pm  landed 6 pike(first pike ever through the ice), and must of lost 8.. all on big chubs, in 3ft of water, which i was shocked about..never fished that shallow.. great time... black lake was cool too. gotta bout 9 keeper crappie and a pike.. wana go back soon!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 18, 2012, 08:52 PM
Going for the big pike tomorrow. New spot on an otherwise familiar body of water. We'll see how it goes.
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Post by: anglerman on Jan 18, 2012, 09:19 PM
That's a lot of pike for your first trip out.
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Post by: tj_cubin on Jan 19, 2012, 04:16 AM
Going for the big pike tomorrow. New spot on an otherwise familiar body of water. We'll see how it goes.

Do you fish EVERY day?!?!  I'm still hoping to get out for the first time this year, and your fishing what seems to be every day and night!  I'm amazed and jealous.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 19, 2012, 05:28 AM
Do you fish EVERY day?!?!  I'm still hoping to get out for the first time this year, and your fishing what seems to be every day and night!  I'm amazed and jealous.

Not hardly. But every single day or night that I can, I will. No woman anymore, no kids, woo!!
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Post by: nypike on Jan 19, 2012, 05:46 AM
Not hardly. But every single day or night that I can, I will. No woman anymore, no kids, woo!!
enjoy it bud!! I wouldnt trade my kids for the world but I dont fish nearly as much as I use to...
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Post by: tj_cubin on Jan 19, 2012, 08:40 AM
enjoy it bud!! I wouldnt trade my kids for the world but I dont fish nearly as much as I use to...
Took the words right out of my mouth. Between work, weather, wife, kids, and other family events I haven't been out once yet. Hoping to change that this weekend.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 19, 2012, 08:56 AM
Thinking about taking a trip up to Lake Colby this weekend, never fished it. Anyone ever fish it? good idea???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 19, 2012, 09:07 AM
Thinking about taking a trip up to Lake Colby this weekend, never fished it. Anyone ever fish it? good idea???
havent fished it in a while, can be decent trout action and I am pretty sure there are some giant perch in there
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 19, 2012, 09:35 AM
havent fished it in a while, can be decent trout action and I am pretty sure there are some giant perch in there
Any pike in there?
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Post by: nypike on Jan 19, 2012, 09:40 AM
Any pike in there?
some people say there is but I have never seen nor heard of anyone I know get one.....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 19, 2012, 05:28 PM
Fired up about fishing this weekend!!!!  Took a little trip on the wheeler today drilling holes and I can put a wheeler anywhere on my home lake now!  This is good news now I can chase the pannies on three different lakes all without leaving my wheeler and quicker than by vehicle!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Jan 19, 2012, 05:43 PM
Fired up about fishing this weekend!!!!  Took a little trip on the wheeler today drilling holes and I can put a wheeler anywhere on my home lake now!  This is good news now I can chase the pannies on three different lakes all without leaving my wheeler and quicker than by vehicle!

That's great this is my last weekend till season over to work so next week its on
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 19, 2012, 05:54 PM
Any pike in there?

Never pulled a pike out yet. just perch and trout.
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Post by: cstone on Jan 20, 2012, 08:33 AM
Thanks for the info guys, hopefully i can pull a few trout out of the hole this weekend and maybe catch one of these elusive pike that you guys speak of!  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Jan 20, 2012, 09:33 AM
Caught a couple pike inthe back bays back when I was at PS, they were big girls too but I think there are many better pike waters in the area ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: LastCast69 on Jan 20, 2012, 10:05 AM
fished rollins yesterday. only a handful of smelt. had the traps out for the pike that i know are in there, but no luck. i fished to the left of the launch where i know the pike are in the summer. anyone have any advice for pike lakes which will produce some gators in the paul smiths area?  please pm me anything info you can spare
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Post by: nypike on Jan 20, 2012, 10:07 AM
fished rollins yesterday. only a handful of smelt. had the traps out for the pike that i know are in there, but no luck. i fished to the left of the launch where i know the pike are in the summer. anyone have any advice for pike lakes which will produce some gators in the paul smiths area?  please pm me anything info you can spare
you gotta go further down the lake in rollins, i have caught several 10+ lbers out of there
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Jan 20, 2012, 01:04 PM
where exactly is rollins? i fish essex county alot....far from there?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 20, 2012, 01:52 PM
where exactly is rollins? i fish essex county alot....far from there?
fish creek campgrounds, all the way to the end
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 20, 2012, 04:52 PM
you gotta go further down the lake in rollins, i have caught several 10+ lbers out of there

went the other day, tons of smelt, set tipups out with smelt on, caught one northern, 30"er deformed jaw 4lb flouro.... def go to the other end for northerns
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Post by: klandnl on Jan 20, 2012, 05:02 PM
thanks for all the help for good places with the 4 yr old i think he is hooked so far
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Post by: H.T. on Jan 20, 2012, 05:10 PM
thanks for all the help for good places with the 4 yr old i think he is hooked so far
where are the pictures  ??? ???
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 20, 2012, 07:29 PM
anyone ever fish Mud Lake in DePeyster?...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 20, 2012, 08:07 PM
anyone ever fish Mud Lake in DePeyster?...

or Hickory?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 21, 2012, 11:01 AM
Anyone fishing in the north country today or tomorrow?? Let's see some pics
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 21, 2012, 04:15 PM
well, headed out tomorrow in the "northcountry" with the kids, not sure where yet, looking for good action one the flags to keep them interested...
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Post by: iceflag on Jan 21, 2012, 04:38 PM
Red Lake had alot of action today all of. Flags going up for everyone around until the afternoon when the sun was high in the sky. Didm't see too many big fish though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 21, 2012, 05:40 PM
Anyone fishing in the north country today or tomorrow?? Let's see some pics
tupper today
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp439.jpg&hash=6be26aca686e32868605ba7d4e87474c)
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Post by: H.T. on Jan 21, 2012, 10:30 PM
tupper today
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/kesslerdrywall/camp439.jpg)
hows that for a picture. nice laker  :clap: :icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jan 22, 2012, 03:11 AM
Nice fish man
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Post by: Charleson9 on Jan 22, 2012, 04:48 AM
Hey NNY ice, who is the hill into Hawkins?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 22, 2012, 05:18 AM
couple more from yesterday,
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp438.jpg&hash=e27e19d21c600e4362853a000241b73c)
my buddy with a couple nice lakers
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp436.jpg&hash=68b3194b48bb396ab895a5841f974511)
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 22, 2012, 06:12 AM
couple more from yesterday,

Nice guys  :P  ;D
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Post by: carpy on Jan 22, 2012, 06:17 AM
Nice fish guys.  :tipup: :tipup:
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 22, 2012, 06:23 AM
Awsome pictures NYPIKE!!!!

Love the fish and the beauty of the Dacks in the back ground.
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 22, 2012, 07:25 AM
nice, was your buddy at rollins recently? feel like I met him there...
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 22, 2012, 08:38 AM
wheres the crappie pictures?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 22, 2012, 12:28 PM
nice, was your buddy at rollins recently? feel like I met him there...
probably, he fishes it alot.was his name is Rob?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 22, 2012, 01:13 PM
got out for a few hours today, only one daughter wanted to brave the -10 morning, warmed up to about +10 before we left. one small pike not even picture worthy (haha)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp440.jpg&hash=74feb24915275d3d2756e357fc36f896)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp441.jpg&hash=cc961507327657c440641ae3811f39e2)
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Post by: kamilinthere on Jan 22, 2012, 01:42 PM
got out for a few hours today, only one daughter wanted to brave the -10 morning, warmed up to about +10 before we left. one small pike not even picture worthy (haha)
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/kesslerdrywall/camp440.jpg)
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/kesslerdrywall/camp441.jpg)

were is their ice this year that you can drive your cAR on?
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 22, 2012, 01:59 PM
Kamilinthere, there's all kinds of places up here you could drive a vehicle on...

The hill going down to Hawkins is terrible as usual. I fell down it last time I went and almost tipped the sled over.
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Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 22, 2012, 06:55 PM
we fished the weekend also. and managed to end up with a few.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0671.jpg&hash=e609fb5a6f972b7d496a9e53c2dfaec9)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1183.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fx473%2Fhickgtx600f4%2FSAM_0666.jpg&hash=47cb1df2e41014ad0653e35d2485c552)
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Post by: walleyehunter01 on Jan 22, 2012, 07:06 PM
this weekends catch.a little slow but it was a nice weekend.(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi465.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr18%2Fwalleyehunter01%2F002-1.jpg&hash=6faa57de131d9011bfd9b1413b5d1e54)
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Post by: nypike on Jan 22, 2012, 07:15 PM
were is their ice this year that you can drive your cAR on?
close to 18" where I was today.
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Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jan 22, 2012, 07:20 PM
close to 18" where I was today.

they were driving on Colby today, only 10"  :cookoo:
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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 22, 2012, 07:28 PM
Heading out this week chasing walleyes gotta top that 28"er I got a couple weeks ago.  Haven't been out in the past week, been remodeling the kitchen for the wife.  Now it's  go time!!! Pics to follow
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Post by: WindMagnet on Jan 22, 2012, 11:54 PM
12-14" where I was, place looked like a truck sale lot
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 23, 2012, 06:14 AM
Heading out this week chasing walleyes gotta top that 28"er I got a couple weeks ago.  Haven't been out in the past week, been remodeling the kitchen for the wife.  Now it's  go time!!! Pics to follow

Lots of ice, My favorite spot still is not even close :'(  But there is still plenty of productive waters or should I say Ice out there ;D

I am on vacation starting Thursday, let me know if you want to hook up, I could always use a good Gaff man  :P  J/K

You are a good gaff man though aren't you ?  LOL
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Post by: adkgold on Jan 23, 2012, 12:11 PM
Went out on Fern Lake in Black Brook NY on Saturday.  Lots of ice and a lot of small perch.  No walleye though.  Has anyone ever pulled one through the ice there?
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 23, 2012, 01:16 PM
Wait. What? 10"+ everywhere where is this. Im off ice til wensday cuz of warm temps and only having 4-5"  so lets go bullheading make some money for when the hard water is good again. But i may take a trip north if theres jumbo perch good crappie and gills looking for the elusive eye thru the ice
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Post by: Rubbed Radish on Jan 23, 2012, 01:34 PM
Went out to the Lake of the isles yesterday with a buddy of mine, we ended up catching a load of dink perch and took home only 15 jumbos. A very nice place to fish with nice scenery. Is there more jumbo perch in eel and goose bay than lake of the isles? I just don't like sifting thru 20 fish to one keeper, but you gotta do what you gotta do i guess  ;).
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Post by: phishn704 on Jan 23, 2012, 05:16 PM
Anyone familiar with Auger Lake in Keeseville?
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Post by: lakerman on Jan 23, 2012, 05:34 PM
private lake i think
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Post by: LastCast69 on Jan 23, 2012, 05:56 PM
couple from the weekend. in the brighton area


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi227.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd171%2Fstupids-o-b%2FIce%2520Fishing%25202012%2Fphoto.jpg&hash=52a4cbe28e12aa06e372bb38d8f96a5d)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi227.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd171%2Fstupids-o-b%2FIce%2520Fishing%25202012%2FP1000456copy.jpg&hash=fc0730ba1602c34df3521bfadfebd5f6)

and this blue perch. odd catch


(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi227.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd171%2Fstupids-o-b%2FIce%2520Fishing%25202012%2FP1000446copy.jpg&hash=9ef6d2d1c1460453d7c2e606c995934c)
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Post by: rlowery on Jan 23, 2012, 06:18 PM
Nice fish LastCast69, how big were the pike?

I was gonna fish tomorrow but with the wind and rain, might wait a day til the top hardens up again. I don't have class until 2pm Tuesdays and no class Thursdays, so if any of you guys that fish during the week wanna meet up, PM me I'm game. I have my own gear just enjoy some company on the ice, especially up here because i could learn a thing or two about chasing the toothy critters. Will report at end of the week, Tight lines fellas!
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Post by: LastCast69 on Jan 23, 2012, 06:31 PM
about 30". caught 4 on sunday all that size.  the skinnier one had a big perch in its stomach. i took it out to look at it and it was still alive! pretty crazy
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 24, 2012, 02:38 AM
Haven't been able to fish in a while. Going on a 3 day trip for brother Thor's birthday. Setting up camp on shore and staying out the whole time. Should be interesting.... Won't have any cell service for 3 days no outside contact this is gonna be wild!!!! Good luck everyone, I'll post pics when I return home, if I return home hahahah. Craig slay some walleyes for me!! Clint hope you tear **** up on vacation, I know you will!! I'm so excited woo!!
It really is great to hear that there is people just as crazy as i am and wanna stay for days out ice fishing. Went 5 wholes days out there only talking to the couple that lived there on the island. Lol they were awesome and they told me where he gets em every spring, they're there in the winter too. Have a fun time guys
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Post by: nitzer on Jan 24, 2012, 06:13 AM
where ya heading for this trip?
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Post by: thetrigger22 on Jan 24, 2012, 09:11 AM
Saw this on the local news site this morning. :o


http://northcountrynow.com/hometown-photos/massena/mighty-muskie-waddington
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Post by: o2rmk800 on Jan 24, 2012, 09:20 AM
wow thats a nice tiger!!
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 24, 2012, 09:24 AM
that is one nice tiger musky! coincidentally...its a state record by 11oz if that guy didnt know...or ice fishing world record instead
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Post by: H2O-32 on Jan 24, 2012, 12:36 PM
That is a beauty of a Tiger, if anyone knows more on if it is confirmed to be the new record please post.
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Post by: nitzer on Jan 24, 2012, 12:53 PM
can anyone confirm if they still stock round lake, lincoln pond, bartlett pond, or durant lake????
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 24, 2012, 01:04 PM
that is one nice tiger musky! coincidentally...its a state record by 11oz if that guy didnt know...or ice fishing world record instead
So how do they verify the record fish?  Seems NY is "the" place for big tigers.
2009 Otisco Lake  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/52312.html (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/52312.html)
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 24, 2012, 01:36 PM
So how do they verify the record fish?  Seems NY is "the" place for big tigers.
2009 Otisco Lake  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/52312.html (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/52312.html)

has to be a certified scale, measurements and girth should be taken as well, along with a photo of the fish with those measurements and weight on scale, if the fish was kept it could easily be taken to a place with a certified scale, DEC offices probably have them. If that fish is 28lbs which it looks like it if not bigger, then it is the new ice fishing world record/state record, but only for ice fishing, ny has some 30+lbers in open water. cool to see one come out of the st.lawrence and its head waters, dont know how often they are stocked there.
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 24, 2012, 03:07 PM



  I saw a huge Tiger Come out of Oneida last season . 43 inches only one I have ever seen but boy oh boy was it a beautifull fish  ;D
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Post by: phishn704 on Jan 25, 2012, 10:19 AM
I know Auger Lake is private, we own a camp there. Just checking to see if anyone has been there fishing this winter yet.  We are having a wkd trip up to the lake
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Post by: rlowery on Jan 25, 2012, 02:19 PM
Im looking to drive up to Massena in the morning, Id like to try fishing off Robert Moses st park any info on ice conditions or where to launch from? Im thinking that I should be able to walk right out from the boat launch?
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Post by: Dorrski12 on Jan 25, 2012, 05:03 PM
very nice tiger
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 25, 2012, 05:58 PM
Great day on Black lake -
 ;D
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DVEZGreXGng/TyCKt4h7K2I/AAAAAAAAAXc/8qYCZY0ukaQ/s640/2012-01-25%25252015.00.45.jpg)
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 25, 2012, 06:08 PM
nice haul
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Post by: rlowery on Jan 25, 2012, 06:09 PM
thats a tasty pile ya got there phil
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 25, 2012, 06:17 PM
Great catch.
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Post by: H.T. on Jan 25, 2012, 06:34 PM
nice eyes Phil ;D
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 25, 2012, 09:31 PM
Im looking to drive up to Massena in the morning, Id like to try fishing off Robert Moses st park any info on ice conditions or where to launch from? Im thinking that I should be able to walk right out from the boat launch?

Ah No You can not walk right out from the boat launch unless you have a date with death ::)

Robert Moses is a place your better off going with someone who knows it a little bit.  That at times is one of the most dangerous places that I have fished. There is heavy current and in some places back curent , if the ice is solid then OK but if it is shaky, there will be no saving someone there.  Try to get someone else who knows something to go with you to atleast give you the low down.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 25, 2012, 10:04 PM
Ah No You can not walk right out from the boat launch unless you have a date with death ::)

Robert Moses is a place your better off going with someone who knows it a little bit.  That at times is one of the most dangerous places that I have fished. There is heavy current and in some places back curent , if the ice is solid then OK but if it is shaky, there will be no saving someone there.  Try to get someone else who knows something to go with you to atleast give you the low down.

x2.... Be careful with unfamiliar water. Specially in this area. The fishing is garbage there this year anyway.
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Post by: rlowery on Jan 26, 2012, 12:47 AM
Thanks gentlemen, i will be sticking to more familiar territory for the time being.
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Post by: 33Canuck on Jan 26, 2012, 06:47 AM
Nice haul FFP! 
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 26, 2012, 06:52 AM
x2.... Be careful with unfamiliar water. Specially in this area. The fishing is garbage there this year anyway.
I assume you guys are talking about the back flow area from the foot of the power dam back to the dyke that includes Robinson and Pollys Bays?
Sometime when someone is headed there, I would like a little "tour".  I would like to give it a shot some time.  ;D
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 26, 2012, 07:36 AM
looks like the lessons with old fillet paid off ! Great haul Phil ! ;D
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Post by: Burning Beard on Jan 26, 2012, 07:45 AM
I am headed up to Franklin Falls for the weekend tomorrow morning from NJ and was wondering about the recent mild weather and rain and it's effect on the flow.  Has anyone been by there in the past few days or does anyone think there may be a potential hazard crossing the areas where the river flows through pond?  Our camp is on the other side and we need to cross the flow to get there.  Our plan is to quad across.  Think we are safe?
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Post by: nitzer on Jan 26, 2012, 08:35 AM
is it possible to fish aiger lake? that is right next to the northway, correct?
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Post by: 33Canuck on Jan 26, 2012, 08:46 AM
I am headed up to Franklin Falls for the weekend tomorrow morning from NJ and was wondering about the recent mild weather and rain and it's effect on the flow.  Has anyone been by there in the past few days or does anyone think there may be a potential hazard crossing the areas where the river flows through pond?  Our camp is on the other side and we need to cross the flow to get there.  Our plan is to quad across.  Think we are safe?

Enjoy the mercury fish, I'm oretty sure the ice is solid it doesn't get as warm in that neck of the woods
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Post by: nitzer on Jan 26, 2012, 10:12 AM
meant auger lake
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Post by: Burning Beard on Jan 26, 2012, 11:45 AM
Enjoy the mercury fish, I'm oretty sure the ice is solid it doesn't get as warm in that neck of the woods

HA! No mercury for us.  We just fish for the sport of it and bring our dinner.  I understand there are better waters to fish in the area but it is more of the convenience of having our cabin right on the water that keeps us there.  Thanks for the report.  I know its been cold enough for the rest of the water but was curious of how the milder weather effected the flow if at all.
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Post by: privateeyes on Jan 26, 2012, 01:52 PM
I am headed up to Franklin Falls for the weekend tomorrow morning from NJ and was wondering about the recent mild weather and rain and it's effect on the flow.  Has anyone been by there in the past few days or does anyone think there may be a potential hazard crossing the areas where the river flows through pond?  Our camp is on the other side and we need to cross the flow to get there.  Our plan is to quad across.  Think we are safe?
I remember one june driving around franklin falls resi.. pretty place but the water was brown mud for wateever reason.. and i do recall the fish consumption advisories for that drink.. must have been local pollution from decades ago  ???
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Post by: phishn704 on Jan 26, 2012, 03:29 PM
Yes Auger Lake is next to northway. Private access
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Post by: Gaffmaster on Jan 26, 2012, 03:30 PM
Burning Beard  - The ice should be fine.  Probably in the 12-15" range, and little to no snow cover all all.  I've only seen a few people fishing it so far this year.  Check for yourself before you put the wheeler on of course.

privateeyes-  The mercury comes from coal fired power plant emissions in the midwest, just like acid rain.  Dark stained waters like Franklin Falls cause the mercury to convert to a form that can be absorbed by fish, and it works it's way up the food chain.  And since those walleyes eat a lot of other fish, you have the advisories. 

It's still one of the most scenic ponds around, and on the right day, the fishing can even be good. @)
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Post by: RAINMAN on Jan 26, 2012, 04:04 PM
Drove though Sackets today and the harbor, as well as the bay, was wide open. I joined a couple of guys just standing there staring at it in disbelief.  :'(
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Post by: goonboy on Jan 26, 2012, 05:36 PM
Drove though Sackets today and the harbor, as well as the bay, was wide open. I joined a couple of guys just standing there staring at it in disbelief.  :'(
time to put the boat in yes
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Post by: Burning Beard on Jan 26, 2012, 06:04 PM
Thanks Gaff.  Great info.  Wish us luck!
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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 26, 2012, 07:14 PM
was at robinson bay tonight, there is a solid 13'' measured with a tape, drilled about 40 holes and found the same everywhere
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 26, 2012, 07:35 PM
was at robinson bay tonight, there is a solid 13'' measured with a tape, drilled about 40 holes and found the same everywhere
Fish?  40 of them, one for each hole?  ;D ;)  How much water is in there?
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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 26, 2012, 08:51 PM
Ran my tipups in a line 25 yds long and the first tipup was in 8' and the last in 40'.  There are some major depth changes there, 2 eyes caught
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Post by: machzrcr on Jan 27, 2012, 02:43 AM
anyone been to goose bay  or chippewa bay? was thinking about  possibly heading up  if theres ne  good ice.   
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Post by: fishon35 on Jan 27, 2012, 07:08 AM
Both have decent ice.  TI Bait lists 4-10".
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 27, 2012, 10:11 AM
Found the crappies yesterday...anyone else come into them about 1pm yesterday afternoon. Just finished filleting them up. can't wait to fry some of them up later. Yum! As for the tip-ups. 4 northern- 1 28 inches, 1 27 1/2, and 2 little guys. All went back down the hole after a measurement and a quick picture. Made it a habit to take atleast one picture of every northern caught this winter. Pretty neat to scroll threw them like a timeline. Smaller as the season progresses. Couple with battle wounds one with a treble hook in its lip. Wish I had the two back that streched my leader....
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Post by: joey on Jan 27, 2012, 07:48 PM
Crappies? Black Lake?


Found the crappies yesterday...anyone else come into them about 1pm yesterday afternoon. Just finished filleting them up. can't wait to fry some of them up later. Yum! As for the tip-ups. 4 northern- 1 28 inches, 1 27 1/2, and 2 little guys. All went back down the hole after a measurement and a quick picture. Made it a habit to take atleast one picture of every northern caught this winter. Pretty neat to scroll threw them like a timeline. Smaller as the season progresses. Couple with battle wounds one with a treble hook in its lip. Wish I had the two back that streched my leader....
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Post by: CCaputo51 on Jan 28, 2012, 07:08 PM
Have any of you fished Lake Eaton.  I live 2hrs from there and have always wanted to fish it but I just dont know if the drive is worth it.  Not asking for spots but is it decent fishing?  Thanks.
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 28, 2012, 07:09 PM
Have any of you fished Lake Eaton.  I live 2hrs from there and have always wanted to fish it but I just dont know if the drive is worth it.  Not asking for spots but is it decent fishing?  Thanks.
check the Eaton thread, some nice salmon caught this year
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Post by: adkRoy on Jan 28, 2012, 07:10 PM
Have any of you fished Lake Eaton.  I live 2hrs from there and have always wanted to fish it but I just dont know if the drive is worth it.  Not asking for spots but is it decent fishing?  Thanks.

its slowed down the past few years but the chance of getting a big one is there.  ;)
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Post by: fishon35 on Jan 28, 2012, 07:16 PM
Beautiful 25" Chain Pickerel caught today out of chaumont area... My first and obviously a PB! Also a nice load of perch
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Post by: adkgold on Jan 28, 2012, 08:07 PM
Any decent Walleye fishing on the Saint Lawrence within driving distance from Plattsburgh?  Never been up that way, but cant help but marvel at all the pics I see!
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Post by: bpiatt on Jan 28, 2012, 10:13 PM
Need your guys opinion please! I am taking my cousin out ice fishing for the first time and he wants to catch walleye. Since we dont have safe ice here where we live we are going to make the 3 hour drive up north. I am trying to select the lake with the largest Walleye population to up our chances of hooking into some. I have narrowed it down to 5 lakes, but I havent been able to find much as far as walleye population in each of them. If you guys could let me know which of the following lakes would give us our best chance at walleye it would be greatly appreciated!

Clear Lake, Sixberry Lake, Crystal Lake, Red Lake or Grass Lake.

Thanks again!

-Ben
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 29, 2012, 04:08 AM
Any decent Walleye fishing on the Saint Lawrence within driving distance from Plattsburgh?  Never been up that way, but cant help but marvel at all the pics I see!
Well, the St. Lawrence is a pretty "long" river and you could likely drive to anywhere you want.  We probably need a little more narrow area to make any recommendations.  You could start at Chaumont Bay in Jefferson County.  That's just before the St. Lawrence leaves the lake.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 29, 2012, 04:10 AM
Need your guys opinion please! I am taking my cousin out ice fishing for the first time and he wants to catch walleye. Since we dont have safe ice here where we live we are going to make the 3 hour drive up north. I am trying to select the lake with the largest Walleye population to up our chances of hooking into some. I have narrowed it down to 5 lakes, but I havent been able to find much as far as walleye population in each of them. If you guys could let me know which of the following lakes would give us our best chance at walleye it would be greatly appreciated!

Clear Lake, Sixberry Lake, Crystal Lake, Red Lake or Grass Lake.

Thanks again!

-Ben
I would not say any of those lakes would be a great choice for Walleye.  I would likely target Oneida when they get some good ice.  That's just my opinion.  :)
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Post by: adkgold on Jan 29, 2012, 05:28 AM
Well, the St. Lawrence is a pretty "long" river and you could likely drive to anywhere you want.  We probably need a little more narrow area to make any recommendations.  You could start at Chaumont Bay in Jefferson County.  That's just before the St. Lawrence leaves the lake.
Thanks.  Is there anything closer to the Massena area?
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 29, 2012, 06:34 AM
Thanks.  Is there anything closer to the Massena area?

coles creek, brandy brook, pretty much any place in Waddington, I am sure there are some in messena but I dont usually fish that way
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 29, 2012, 07:17 AM
If you have your heart set on the Indian river lakes I would say black lake is the best.  Red is probably the best out of what you listed.  Clear is dead for walleyes, very few....I live on clear and only get one or two a year.  I would have to agree with the Oneida lake option, probably your best bet.
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Post by: bpiatt on Jan 29, 2012, 08:57 AM
Yeah oneida would be my first choice but I have to go next weekend while he's in town
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 29, 2012, 09:51 AM

   Oneida lake is sketchy .... wait for at least 2 days of freezing temps .
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Post by: lake simon on Jan 29, 2012, 10:30 AM
Any one have any info on Stark lake
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Post by: WailinOnPerch on Jan 29, 2012, 10:45 AM
I've heard that they've been catching tons of walleye on oneida lake latley, but i would'nt go out there for awhile
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Post by: minettoman on Jan 29, 2012, 05:41 PM
Need your guys opinion please! I am taking my cousin out ice fishing for the first time and he wants to catch walleye. Since we dont have safe ice here where we live we are going to make the 3 hour drive up north. I am trying to select the lake with the largest Walleye population to up our chances of hooking into some. I have narrowed it down to 5 lakes, but I havent been able to find much as far as walleye population in each of them. If you guys could let me know which of the following lakes would give us our best chance at walleye it would be greatly appreciated!

Clear Lake, Sixberry Lake, Crystal Lake, Red Lake or Grass Lake.

Thanks again!

-Ben
Hands down Oneida Lake is your best chance to catch walleye. I fish moon lake and red lake quite frequently in the spring and summer...red lake might produce scrapper walleye on occasion. If you fish the north shore of Oneida Lake and pick a day with no wind and good ice you can throw anything at em when the bite is on and you will produce. Of course one must mention location and the anglers knowledgde/skill also comes into play. Check the Oneida Lake BS postings from last week and you will get a good idea on the activity. There is no other option for good action. Sorry but the indian river lakes just don't have the same action...black lake is your next best bet if you're interested in waldo's. Oh I forgot to mention the Jumbo perch
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 29, 2012, 05:49 PM
Any one have any info on Stark lake
Stark Reservoir?  Star Lake?
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Post by: TheThinIce on Jan 29, 2012, 07:42 PM
Stark Reservoir. Heading up for the Northern Challenge a few days early hoping to fish some of the local lakes. Any advice on where to go within a half hour drive of Tupper? Pike would be great, but we are happy catching anything in decent numbers.
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Post by: CCaputo51 on Jan 29, 2012, 07:51 PM
anybody fish blue mt lake?  where can you access it?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 29, 2012, 08:23 PM
Hands down Oneida Lake is your best chance to catch walleye. I fish moon lake and red lake quite frequently in the spring and summer...red lake might produce scrapper walleye on occasion. If you fish the north shore of Oneida Lake and pick a day with no wind and good ice you can throw anything at em when the bite is on and you will produce. Of course one must mention location and the anglers knowledgde/skill also comes into play. Check the Oneida Lake BS postings from last week and you will get a good idea on the activity. There is no other option for good action. Sorry but the indian river lakes just don't have the same action...black lake is your next best bet if you're interested in waldo's. Oh I forgot to mention the Jumbo perch

trying to get eyes on black lake is tough at best they just held a tourney this weekend and not one eye was entered ,Oneida would be your best shot at eyes or the Bay of Quinte in Can.
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Post by: icepike26 on Jan 29, 2012, 08:38 PM
Heading down to the St. Lawrence in the morning for some eyes.  Let you know how I do  ;)
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 29, 2012, 08:43 PM
if anyone is interested there were trucks out on Franklin Falls this morning  :o
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Post by: adkwiley on Jan 29, 2012, 11:16 PM
if anyone is interested there were trucks out on Franklin Falls this morning  :o

Jeesh thats a little sketchy for my liking, that water moves pretty good under the ice there.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 30, 2012, 05:57 AM
trying to get eyes on black lake is tough at best they just held a tourney this weekend and not one eye was entered.

 :bow: Amen to that.  That's what makes targeting them there such a challenge and pleasure.  Figuring those eyes out on Black Lake is no simple deal.  ;)
They are there though  :P
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Post by: nypike on Jan 30, 2012, 12:53 PM
Stark Reservoir. Heading up for the Northern Challenge a few days early hoping to fish some of the local lakes. Any advice on where to go within a half hour drive of Tupper? Pike would be great, but we are happy catching anything in decent numbers.
you can catch decent numbers of pike on raquette pond right in tupper lake. Pm me if you wish.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 30, 2012, 02:17 PM
Stark Reservoir. Heading up for the Northern Challenge a few days early hoping to fish some of the local lakes. Any advice on where to go within a half hour drive of Tupper? Pike would be great, but we are happy catching anything in decent numbers.

The whole raquette system is tough fishing, honestly. Stark and carry can be dangerous. There is swift water areas on stark I wouldn't fish either of them without enlisting the help of an experienced local. There's not but a few local guys who know where to go up there to be 100% safe.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 30, 2012, 03:22 PM
My brother and my dad went out today, brother just txts me this, my dad got a nice one today 39" 16lb, not his biggest but biggest this season, he's been due for a good one.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1327957699.jpg&hash=c94ae2d8c5b5a384dccbfd4735005655)
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 30, 2012, 03:24 PM
The whole raquette system is tough fishing, honestly. Stark and carry can be dangerous. There is swift water areas on stark I wouldn't fish either of them without enlisting the help of an experienced local. There's not but a few local guys who know where to go up there to be 100% safe.
Hey Ice - you offering your help?  :)  Someone should mark up a custom google map explaining and showing the dangerous areas.  It's been 30 years since I haunted those reservoirs, need a refresher.
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 30, 2012, 04:39 PM
hoping to hook into a big nasty northern this weekend
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 30, 2012, 06:12 PM
Hey Ice - you offering your help?  :)  Someone should mark up a custom google map explaining and showing the dangerous areas.  It's been 30 years since I haunted those reservoirs, need a refresher.

I'll see what I can do and I'll shoot you a pm
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 30, 2012, 06:22 PM
I'll see what I can do and I'll shoot you a pm
My dad was a Chief Operator (the power houses) there through the 50s and 60s for NiMo.  We lived in a company house that was located just across the river from the Higley Power House.  Used to be a foot (suspension) bridge across there for the operators.  Last time I was up there the bridge was found laying up in the woods away from the river.  He was part of the "system" when it was built.  Knew it pretty well and I fished it with him when I was a youngster; don't remember all the stuff he told me and he is gone now.  :(  But he always knew what the water was doing and when it was going to do it.  Good times then.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 30, 2012, 06:27 PM
hoping to hook into a big nasty northern this weekend

Get a nice one I wanna see some pictures
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Post by: jlaclair on Jan 31, 2012, 06:30 AM
Get a nice one I wanna see some pictures

hope so man, a group of use are meeting up in an area where some 20-30lbers have been caught in the past week so with any luck we will have one for the wall! so far ive only caught 2 this year (havent gone for Northerns too much yet) biggest was only 30" but its bottom jaw was deformed so I kept her..

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi709.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww97%2Flaclaij%2FDSC02257.jpg&hash=82c5213fe13300ff64588feb2380538d)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi709.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww97%2Flaclaij%2FDSC02258.jpg&hash=8045387bae0f93c95590204a173731af)
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 31, 2012, 07:18 AM
hope so man, a group of use are meeting up in an area where some 20-30lbers have been caught in the past week so with any luck we will have one for the wall! so far ive only caught 2 this year (havent gone for Northerns too much yet) biggest was only 30" but its bottom jaw was deformed so I kept her..

(http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/laclaij/DSC02257.jpg)

(http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/laclaij/DSC02258.jpg)

You must be talking about Cranberry.  6 of my buddies went there and they know what they are doing , several 20ish lbers in years past and the biggest they hit was a 16lber several other pike but an old timer told them that the 20 lbers are slowly turning into 10 lbers, which means it's getting over fished and or atleast big fish are getting over kept.

People don't realize to keep a fishery full of big fish , you have to let the big brutes go.  Think about it if you have 25 Jumbo's in a lake and you keep 23 of them what's left ?    That old timer knew what he was saying.  It's to bad that more people don't follow a rule where you let atleast some of the big breeders go.  With that said I do not think keeping a big fish  is wrong as we all have a choice and that choice is our own.
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Post by: Dorrski12 on Jan 31, 2012, 07:44 AM
i agree ice dog.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 31, 2012, 09:39 AM
You must be talking about Cranberry.  6 of my buddies went there and they know what they are doing , several 20ish lbers in years past and the biggest they hit was a 16lber several other pike but an old timer told them that the 20 lbers are slowly turning into 10 lbers, which means it's getting over fished and or atleast big fish are getting over kept.

People don't realize to keep a fishery full of big fish , you have to let the big brutes go.  Think about it if you have 25 Jumbo's in a lake and you keep 23 of them what's left ?    That old timer knew what he was saying.  It's to bad that more people don't follow a rule where you let atleast some of the big breeders go.  With that said I do not think keeping a big fish  is wrong as we all have a choice and that choice is our own.

There is no doubt about it cranberry is being overfished. We were there the other day in our spot which coincidentally is a lot of guys spot because a lot of big ones come out right there, anyway... We're up there and these two fellas have a stack of pike on the ice, not eaters either. Couple 14-15 pounders. Couple 12-13 pounders. Drive by another shack on the wheeler and see a pile of frozen carcasses. Heads were big, all over 13 pounds it seemed. That's just crazy!!!!
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Post by: jascpa099 on Jan 31, 2012, 09:49 AM
There is no doubt about it cranberry is being overfished. We were there the other day in our spot which coincidentally is a lot of guys spot because a lot of big ones come out right there, anyway... We're up there and these two fellas have a stack of pike on the ice, not eaters either. Couple 14-15 pounders. Couple 12-13 pounders. Drive by another shack on the wheeler and see a pile of frozen carcasses. Heads were big, all over 13 pounds it seemed. That's just crazy!!!!

Was there a derby going on?  Pretty sure the Alex Bay winner came outta there...
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Post by: bigcountrykeeper58 on Jan 31, 2012, 09:54 AM
Out here on silver lake catching a few perch and some blues
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 31, 2012, 10:01 AM
Northernnyice, your pm box was full, I tried to pm you.
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 31, 2012, 10:08 AM
Cleaned er out Clint! Good to go.

I don't know about the Alex bay deal but I heard from a credible source that the black lake derby winner came from cranberry.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 31, 2012, 10:41 AM
Cleaned er out Clint! Good to go.

I don't know about the Alex bay deal but I heard from a credible source that the black lake derby winner came from cranberry.
Not that it matters but they drove a long ways to enter a 34.75", 10.34 lb. Pike. It was worth 190.00$ though  ;D
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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 31, 2012, 11:24 AM
Not that it matters but they drove a long ways to enter a 34.75", 10.34 lb. Pike. It was worth 190.00$ though  ;D

Perhaps it was just a rumor but crazier things have happened
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 31, 2012, 12:36 PM
WILD weather.  30 here at Black Lake - 50 in Watertown and warmer in Syracuse.  It's just an amazing winter this year.
The northcountry is taking a big fishing hit this season.
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Post by: TheThinIce on Jan 31, 2012, 01:02 PM
Ok, so Stark is out.  I've fished it plenty when I lived in Tupper Lake but never through the ice!  Any other locals up there have any helpful suggestions on where to head for a couple of days before the Northern Challenge?  We'll be heading up tomorrow  ???
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 31, 2012, 05:52 PM
Last year's alex bay winner came out of there.  I beleive the runner up did too.  Ridiculous to keep as many big fish as NNYIce was saying.  Some people are greedy I guess, you will never change their minds.  I have a couple buddies that keep everything big, they get mad at me when I let a big bass or northern go or try to talk them into releasing their big ones.  Slots would be nice, I think thats something NYDEC should consider on Pike, Bass and Walleye for starters.
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Jan 31, 2012, 05:57 PM
Last year's alex bay winner came out of there.  I beleive the runner up did too.  Ridiculous to keep as many big fish as NNYIce was saying.  Some people are greedy I guess, you will never change their minds.  I have a couple buddies that keep everything big, they get mad at me when I let a big bass or northern go or try to talk them into releasing their big ones.  Slots would be nice, I think thats something NYDEC should consider on Pike, Bass and Walleye for starters.
Walleye is slot i believe or is it a specific time of yr that it is
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Post by: pikeattacker on Jan 31, 2012, 08:06 PM
Last year's alex bay winner came out of there.  I beleive the runner up did too.  Ridiculous to keep as many big fish as NNYIce was saying.  Some people are greedy I guess, you will never change their minds.  I have a couple buddies that keep everything big, they get mad at me when I let a big bass or northern go or try to talk them into releasing their big ones.  Slots would be nice, I think thats something NYDEC should consider on Pike, Bass and Walleye for starters.
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Post by: pikeattacker on Jan 31, 2012, 08:14 PM
no the runner up did not come from cranberry i caught it saturday the day of the derby not tuesday like the derby winner o/well this year fished with the kids nooooo derby fishing
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Post by: jlaclair on Feb 01, 2012, 06:39 AM
I have release many a decent northern, if I keep them they are in the 21-28" range usually, I just want one over 18lbs for the wall and then no more giants for me
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Feb 01, 2012, 07:20 AM
Guess I was wrong on that, I had heard both big ones last year were from cranberry,sorry.  I know there is no slot on walleye in my area of ny, some counties may have one though but I believe it would help the fishery.  Jmo
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 01, 2012, 07:31 AM
I have release many a decent northern, if I keep them they are in the 21-28" range usually, I just want one over 18lbs for the wall and then no more giants for me
Well, if you get one of those trophies - you can take lots of good photos and get accurate measurements then have a replica done.  More and more popular all the time.
Just a thought.  I don't have a problem at all with keeping a fish, if that's what someone wants.  It's just I've seen plenty of trophies tossed out because the person decided the cost for the mount was too much to bear.
Photos of the fresh-caught fish are really good idea, in any case.  The colors of a fish diminish rapidly after it is caught.  The taxidermist has to make a replication anyways when he/she paints it.
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Feb 01, 2012, 07:50 AM
have they fished all the blue gills and crappies out of black lake yet? the amount of people on black this year is unbelieveable. I thought last year was bad, this year is one for the record books. Need some below zero weather to scare some other the non-regulars away for a bit.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 01, 2012, 07:54 AM
have they fished all the blue gills and crappies out of black lake yet? the amount of people on black this year is unbelieveable. I thought last year was bad, this year is one for the record books. Need some below zero weather to scare some other the non-regulars away for a bit.
Nope!  They ain't hurting Black Lake one little bit.  They can have all the gills and crappie in the lake.  The walleye fry, fingerling, survival rate will go up.  ;D
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Feb 01, 2012, 08:34 AM
You have been fishing black regularly...accidental ly catch many largemouths this year.    I caught one smallmouth on the jig pole and a few largemouths on the tip-ups but nothing over 15 inches. All went back down the hole of course but compared to last year I haven't caught many at all. Last year one of the largest lms of my life came out of the hole and it wasn't uncommon to catch 2-3 a day. Sign for the spring or just coincidence?  We were discussing this topic at work the other night. Rumors of people keeping largemouth after largemouth through the ice and how it affects the summer catch. Good question for the dec I believe.
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Post by: nitzer on Feb 01, 2012, 08:42 AM
i for one think its just coincidence....there are certain lakes i fish that i consistently catch largies all the time. may not be everyday, but manage to catch a bunch every year. on the switch side, i have a few other lakes i fish in the winter and never caught a largie, but kill it in the open water. i really don't think it is a sign of spring, (although it could be), as much as it is just that body of water
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Post by: cstone on Feb 01, 2012, 08:59 AM
Not trying to create an argument or anything but ive heard that they dont want any pike in Cranberry and that is why there is no size limit and there encouraging people to keep every pike they catch because the pike and eating all the trout that are in there. I dont know if this is true but this is just what ive heard. Ive only fished it once and caught nothing.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 01, 2012, 09:24 AM
You have been fishing black regularly...accidental ly catch many largemouths this year.    I caught one smallmouth on the jig pole and a few largemouths on the tip-ups but nothing over 15 inches. All went back down the hole of course but compared to last year I haven't caught many at all. Last year one of the largest lms of my life came out of the hole and it wasn't uncommon to catch 2-3 a day. Sign for the spring or just coincidence?  We were discussing this topic at work the other night. Rumors of people keeping largemouth after largemouth through the ice and how it affects the summer catch. Good question for the dec I believe.
Just a couple.  Not much different than last year.  I can remember never getting a bass through the ice.  I hate those things through the ice.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 01, 2012, 09:27 AM
Not trying to create an argument or anything but ive heard that they dont want any pike in Cranberry and that is why there is no size limit and there encouraging people to keep every pike they catch because the pike and eating all the trout that are in there. I dont know if this is true but this is just what ive heard. Ive only fished it once and caught nothing.
Well, if they is the DEC, I think they are the ones that kept it closed to Pike fishing for ever.  ???  You can spend a lot of time on Cranberry and catch nothing.  Then you can catch the trophy of a lifetime as well.  ;D
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Post by: builderone on Feb 01, 2012, 10:25 AM
Rollaway has had a ton of people fishing it this year. For the amount of people there pounding the pannies I don't think it has touched the population of them. In years before limits there were people going there and just pounding the place with a few pails a day. I think it helps the fish get larger to an extent and fish from other parts of the lake move right in. I think the new limits will keep it safe. Next year hopefully there will be more ice and everyone will spread out some.  ;D I did meet some nice people though from the southern area and helped a couple too. To the people I did meet and talk too get ahold of me next year maybe we can have a iceaholic meeting on the ice.  ;D I have one person that I would like to fish wish that is local and always catches some nice fish. Phil fishforpike hint hint lol
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 01, 2012, 11:20 AM
Not trying to create an argument or anything but ive heard that they dont want any pike in Cranberry and that is why there is no size limit and there encouraging people to keep every pike they catch because the pike and eating all the trout that are in there. I dont know if this is true but this is just what ive heard. Ive only fished it once and caught nothing.

Who is "they?".. Whoever is hanging on to it being a trout lake, don't hold your breath. There is more pike in cranberry than you can shake a stick at, every year class from 20"-45".. If you know where to go and what your doin on cranberry you can catch pike every single time, and I mean every single time.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 01, 2012, 11:21 AM
Rollaway has had a ton of people fishing it this year. For the amount of people there pounding the pannies I don't think it has touched the population of them. In years before limits there were people going there and just pounding the place with a few pails a day. I think it helps the fish get larger to an extent and fish from other parts of the lake move right in. I think the new limits will keep it safe. Next year hopefully there will be more ice and everyone will spread out some.  ;D I did meet some nice people though from the southern area and helped a couple too. To the people I did meet and talk too get ahold of me next year maybe we can have a iceaholic meeting on the ice.  ;D I have one person that I would like to fish wish that is local and always catches some nice fish. Phil fishforpike hint hint lol
;D I look for you every time I go out.  Want an appointment?  I'm fishing tomorrow and Friday.  @)
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Post by: jlaclair on Feb 01, 2012, 11:25 AM
Who is "they?".. Whoever is hanging on to it being a trout lake, don't hold your breath. There is more pike in cranberry than you can shake a stick at, every year class from 20"-45".. If you know where to go and what your doin on cranberry you can catch pike every single time, and I mean every single time.

Never fished it, I would like to but don't know where to even start, possible to get a pm?
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Post by: builderone on Feb 01, 2012, 08:47 PM
;D I look for you every time I go out.  Want an appointment?  I'm fishing tomorrow and Friday.  @)
I am game for tomorrow. PM sent.
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Feb 01, 2012, 08:53 PM
Well iv fished chateaugay lake a bunch of times grew up there fished cranberry and star lake when i was at ranger school.  Now stuck in syracuse but cant complain hardwater fishing on the finger lakes and oneida have been pretty good other then the lack of ice this year. 
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Post by: duke4x4ice on Feb 01, 2012, 10:23 PM
fished black lake with a few friend Sunday only kept a dozen or so no more than i will eat a lot of fun though i'm new to ice fishing black lake seeing a truck drive on the ice was a little crazy to me
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Post by: bushyjr on Feb 03, 2012, 08:05 PM
Going to perch lake tomorrow
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Post by: bushyjr on Feb 04, 2012, 06:43 PM
Perch lake has a 10" average ice shoreline broke up just a bit where main trail is just go to left a bit and will be good
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Post by: cstone on Feb 04, 2012, 08:22 PM
Just got home from the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun club ice fishing derby. Caught one pike and didnt win any money but i did win one of the two brand new four wheelers being given away!!!!!!  ;D
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Post by: icepike26 on Feb 04, 2012, 08:55 PM
Just got home from the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun club ice fishing derby. Caught one pike and didnt win any money but i did win one of the two brand new four wheelers being given away!!!!!!  ;D
Way to go bro, what kind? I'm hoping to win the polaris sportsman 500 at the slrwa northern challenge at coles creek @)
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Post by: cstone on Feb 04, 2012, 09:10 PM
Way to go bro, what kind? I'm hoping to win the polaris sportsman 500 at the slrwa northern challenge at coles creek @)
Just a little Kawasakii 360. Nice little wheeler for ice fishin. Well i guess ill be seein ya next weekend cause i to am hopeing to win that sportsman 500 next weekend. And maybe a little bit of that cash there handin out  ;)2
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Post by: icepike26 on Feb 04, 2012, 09:22 PM
It's the 25th
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Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Feb 04, 2012, 09:26 PM
Just got home from the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun club ice fishing derby. Caught one pike and didnt win any money but i did win one of the two brand new four wheelers being given away!!!!!!  ;D
congrat's  :thumbsup:
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 04, 2012, 09:50 PM
Just a little Kawasakii 360. Nice little wheeler for ice fishin. Well i guess ill be seein ya next weekend cause i to am hopeing to win that sportsman 500 next weekend. And maybe a little bit of that cash there handin out  ;)2

Atta Boy Cody!!!! I can't wait to ride it in your fields. Woo!! Way to hold down for Colton ny man!!!
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 05, 2012, 04:23 AM
Just got home from the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun club ice fishing derby. Caught one pike and didnt win any money but i did win one of the two brand new four wheelers being given away!!!!!!  ;D
Nice.  How was the derby otherwise?  Got any info on the size and numbers of fish weighed in?
That place is one BIG party, lots of fun for a lot of people.
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Post by: cstone on Feb 05, 2012, 09:15 PM
Nice.  How was the derby otherwise?  Got any info on the size and numbers of fish weighed in?
That place is one BIG party, lots of fun for a lot of people.
Thanks guys! The tournament was a blast! There were 210 fished weighed in threw out the whole day. Biggest one was a shy over 12 pounds the rest all under 10 pounds.
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Post by: 33Canuck on Feb 06, 2012, 06:57 AM
Congrats Bro, that's not a bad haul!
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Post by: nitzer on Feb 06, 2012, 07:49 AM
is that a little on the small side for that lake?
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Post by: 1beaver on Feb 06, 2012, 08:08 AM
what.......thats great...no more walking...sweet   
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Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 07, 2012, 10:02 PM
asked this in the big water/jefferson thread but was wondering how the bite for perch and pike is in Chaumont Bay? Planning on heading up wendsday night for the first time ever to fish thursday and maybe some other days.
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Post by: bushyjr on Feb 07, 2012, 10:07 PM
Will be out on chaumont bay Thursday with a group of guys I work with my first time out there this year also good luck
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 07, 2012, 10:49 PM
Goin out tomorrow, will post results.
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Post by: esox slayer on Feb 08, 2012, 05:12 AM
asked this in the big water/jefferson thread but was wondering how the bite for perch and pike is in Chaumont Bay? Planning on heading up wendsday night for the first time ever to fish thursday and maybe some other days.

Last time I was out, pike was lousy on Saturday and pretty good on Sunday, but not where I'd caught them the week before.  Perch bit great on Sunday, at least where I was.
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Post by: bushyjr on Feb 09, 2012, 03:49 PM
Just came off chaumont bay 6-8 inches of ice boat launch is all broke up about 10-15' from shore no pike with over 50 tip ups set up few real nice perch and a lot of dinks was windy could see the waves out by the island
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 09, 2012, 03:51 PM
Just came off chaumont bay 6-8 inches of ice boat launch is all broke up about 10-15' from shore no pike with over 50 tip ups set up few real nice perch and a lot of dinks was windy could see the waves out by the island
obviously couldn't get a wheeler out of the launch right now with the ice all broke up?
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Post by: bushyjr on Feb 09, 2012, 04:32 PM
Went on fine this morning off we just drove in the water
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Post by: nypike on Feb 09, 2012, 04:58 PM
headed to 4th lake this weekend for the first time hopefully with stellar results!
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Post by: esox slayer on Feb 09, 2012, 05:07 PM
Just came off chaumont bay 6-8 inches of ice boat launch is all broke up about 10-15' from shore no pike with over 50 tip ups set up few real nice perch and a lot of dinks was windy could see the waves out by the island

You guys were the group with the big hub shanty, 4 wheelers and a couple other portables?  We saw you out there...looked like quite a gathering..
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Post by: bushyjr on Feb 09, 2012, 05:18 PM
You guys were the group with the big hub shanty, 4 wheelers and a couple other portables?  We say you out there...looked like quite a gathering..
That was us 2 command posts and few others 15 of us was a great get together we all work together
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Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 09, 2012, 06:59 PM
Was also out on chaumont today talked with a guy who worked with my uncle a few years ago which was cool... was the 2nd group to go off the launch after the first group broke it up a little... we got the same as bushyjr no pike and some nice perch... did see a pike on cam and a small walleye
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Post by: bosco2 on Feb 10, 2012, 06:37 PM
I posted a couple months ago about a planned trip to the Ogdensburg, Waddington, Massena stretch of the St. Lawrence February 20th through the 24th. Welp, since we've still got little to no ice in my neck of the woods my trip is still on and my resolve strengthened. I'll be doing the night time Walleye thing solo. I've done some homework and have a few spots picked out. If anyone's got any reports or last pieces of advice, I'm all ears. I'm staying in Massena and I suppose the last piece of info I could use is which bait store has the hardiest shiners. Thanks.
Bob Beeley
Irondequoit, NY
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Post by: Kenlaf on Feb 11, 2012, 11:51 AM
perch fishing is best on last ice at coles creek mass. old ken
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Post by: cstone on Feb 11, 2012, 09:57 PM
Heres a pic for you guys, my fathers co worker caught this beauty a couple of days ago. 44 inches not sure what it weighed

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj478%2Ficefisherman17%2F395773_371466009533965_100000117083681_1566171_2011026823_n.jpg&hash=e50b19dae64ef5d32613d334c637f9ad)
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 12, 2012, 04:31 AM
Heres a pic for you guys, my fathers co worker caught this beauty a couple of days ago. 44 inches not sure what it weighed
Nice fish - nice pic.
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Feb 12, 2012, 07:39 AM
Heres a pic for you guys, my fathers co worker caught this beauty a couple of days ago. 44 inches not sure what it weighed

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j478/icefisherman17/395773_371466009533965_100000117083681_1566171_2011026823_n.jpg)
Great fish. Nice pic. Was that ur woman or his holding the fish? 
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Post by: jlaclair on Feb 12, 2012, 08:46 AM
what a giant northern...released?
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Post by: Mike47 on Feb 12, 2012, 08:47 AM
nice fish
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Post by: cstone on Feb 12, 2012, 10:28 AM
Yup a quick pic and back down the hole she went!
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Post by: blackmer826 on Feb 12, 2012, 10:49 AM
anyone have any info on solid perch/crappie places to fish this winter? I am looking to get my hands on some crappie soon for a good feed. Any places people know of would be appreciated. I know black lake is decent for crappie right? Where do they usually fish them on black lake?
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Post by: nypike on Feb 12, 2012, 10:55 AM
anyone have any info on solid perch/crappie places to fish this winter? I am looking to get my hands on some crappie soon for a good feed. Any places people know of would be appreciated. I know black lake is decent for crappie right? Where do they usually fish them on black lake?
I do but wouldnt want my favorite perch place to be fished out!!
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 12, 2012, 11:06 AM
That pike went 18 pounds 14 ounces, and no They did not release it, they brought er home
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Post by: blackmer826 on Feb 12, 2012, 04:07 PM
Oh thats the one you were talking about the other day. I thought Ron said that came from a different spot than what the pic looks like. That looks like it is right by their shanty. hmmm
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Post by: cstone on Feb 12, 2012, 05:33 PM
That pike went 18 pounds 14 ounces, and no They did not release it, they brought er home
Oh my father told me she let it go. Guess he was wrong!
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 13, 2012, 09:30 AM
Oh my father told me she let it go. Guess he was wrong!

Joe said they cut it up to see what it had eaten. Reguardless, nice fish Terry!! She's no slouch either, she goes all the time.
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Post by: LastCast69 on Feb 13, 2012, 09:59 PM
Heard about this fish, exactly as northernnyice said, they cut it open to see what was inside.  My .02 is what a waste.  On the wall or back in the hole.  But regardless, nice fish!
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Feb 13, 2012, 11:28 PM
Heard about this fish, exactly as northernnyice said, they cut it open to see what was inside.  My .02 is what a waste.  On the wall or back in the hole.  But regardless, nice fish!
No offense but what about eatin the fish after?  I do go out to hunt or fish for anything uless im going to eat or make money from my catch/kill. Just what i think.
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 13, 2012, 11:37 PM
No offense but what about eatin the fish after?  I do go out to hunt or fish for anything uless im going to eat or make money from my catch/kill. Just what i think.

What he is getting at, is that a 18+ pound fish (or however big you guys feel) is a trophy fish and isn't normally thought of as an eater. It's a wall banger, or let er get 20 pounds. That is just my opinion, also.
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Feb 13, 2012, 11:47 PM
Yea i get ya nnyice. Me tho aint much of a wall hanger my self. If it a fish of my flavor its getting kept and eatin. When in season of corse
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 14, 2012, 02:08 AM
Yea i get ya nnyice. Me tho aint much of a wall hanger my self. If it a fish of my flavor its getting kept and eatin. When in season of corse

I hear ya.... "Gotta hook 'em to cook 'em!!" a hilarious old man yelled out his door as my buddy terry was pulling one in.. Haha
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 14, 2012, 06:20 AM
What he is getting at, is that a 18+ pound fish (or however big you guys feel) is a trophy fish and isn't normally thought of as an eater. It's a wall banger, or let er get 20 pounds. That is just my opinion, also.


YUP!  Exactly the way I feel.  We let a 10 lb walleye go back down the hole the other day.  Only bummer is the next guy that catches here probably won't do the same.  Hopefully she lays here eggs first.  I think NY should have a slot limit on "TROPHY" fish.  With the way replicas look today (I know I have em on my wall) there aint no reason to keep a "trophy", now I aint saying it's wrong because I think everyone has a right to do what they feel is right as long as it is legal, I am just thinking of the preservation of the sport and to try to keep a ongoing growing fishery that can sustain high volumes of fishing pressure for years and years to come @)
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Post by: Dorrski12 on Feb 14, 2012, 07:39 AM
 YUP!  Exactly the way I feel.  We let a 10 lb walleye go back down the hole the other day.  Only bummer is the next guy that catches here probably won't do the same.  Hopefully she lays here eggs first.  I think NY should have a slot limit on "TROPHY" fish.  With the way replicas look today (I know I have em on my wall) there aint no reason to keep a "trophy", now I aint saying it's wrong because I think everyone has a right to do what they feel is right as long as it is legal, I am just thinking of the preservation of the sport and to try to keep a ongoing growing fishery that can sustain high volumes of fishing pressure for years and years to come @)

X2
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Post by: ewelcher1986 on Feb 14, 2012, 09:20 AM

YUP!  Exactly the way I feel.  We let a 10 lb walleye go back down the hole the other day.  Only bummer is the next guy that catches here probably won't do the same.  Hopefully she lays here eggs first.  I think NY should have a slot limit on "TROPHY" fish.  With the way replicas look today (I know I have em on my wall) there aint no reason to keep a "trophy", now I aint saying it's wrong because I think everyone has a right to do what they feel is right as long as it is legal, I am just thinking of the preservation of the sport and to try to keep a ongoing growing fishery that can sustain high volumes of fishing pressure for years and years to come @)
Im with ya completely. But for me until they do it just more meat. I dont waste what i get and neither do the people i fish with. If its in season and i dont want it i ask the friends and if then no. Back down the hole.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 14, 2012, 10:03 AM

YUP!  Exactly the way I feel.  We let a 10 lb walleye go back down the hole the other day.  Only bummer is the next guy that catches here probably won't do the same.  Hopefully she lays here eggs first.  I think NY should have a slot limit on "TROPHY" fish.  With the way replicas look today (I know I have em on my wall) there aint no reason to keep a "trophy", now I aint saying it's wrong because I think everyone has a right to do what they feel is right as long as it is legal, I am just thinking of the preservation of the sport and to try to keep a ongoing growing fishery that can sustain high volumes of fishing pressure for years and years to come @)
X3 - I think Canada has an good idea on Walleye limits.  Wish we would be the same.  And I agree with the replica thing - skin mounts are becoming a thing of the past.  Take some good pics and document your fish.  You would not be able to tell the difference in the resulting mount.  Only thing is what is in your mind.
I will not keep big fish, generally not good tasting; and I will not offer my catch to anyone.

That's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Feb 14, 2012, 11:30 AM
I bet 99% of guys who want to mount a fish don't even realize that the mount they get  back is just painted anyway.  it may be the skin but fish lose all color and the tax needs to paint the color back into them so why not just do a replica it will not only last longer but it preserves a trophy fiosh for spawning and future catches
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 14, 2012, 12:12 PM
i agree, but ther is the aspect of finally catching that "trophy" and getting him up on the wall vs. letting it go so someone else doesnt get him when he is bigger. i know that came out wrong but the best word it. that was my mentality for years growing up. i have one mounted and now wish i got a replica, but just seems like they are much much much more expensive. but then again, i guess nowadays like anything you have to PAY TO DO THE RIGHT THING
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: iceflag on Feb 14, 2012, 12:42 PM
I had a Smallmouth (5 lb. 10 oz.) replica done a few years ago and it turned out great. May have been a dollar or two more per inch but that doesn't amount to too much more with a bass anyways. I have a buddy of mine who can't seem to get his head around the fact that it is not the "real fish" but I am extremely happy that I did it and the fish can still be swimming around and at a bigger size. Of course I caught one a little bigger a few months later from the same lake but they were both trophies in my book and they both were released.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 14, 2012, 12:50 PM
yea i agree. the pike i had mounted was one of the fattest i have seen, but not that long. a week later i caught a bigger one also.

let me ask everyone this........what is the minimal size of a fish, "trophy", that you guys would decide to have mounted? keep in mind where we live. i would have to say 7-8lb largie (closer to 8), 6-7lb smallie (closer to 7), aand t least 40in pike/tiger or over 22lb's. those are really the only fish i go for besides perch and crappies, but prolly wouldn't care to mount em.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: greenkeez on Feb 14, 2012, 12:55 PM
I've never had any fish mounted and usually catch and release unless it looks really tasty. But I once talked with a taxidermist and he was telling me the benefits of using the replica material. He was in the process of fixing up a duck that was 20 years old and you could tell time had taken its toll on it. He had to replace its feet with new plastic ones molded to look just like it. Either way the both of them will going to remind you of the great moment you had with that fish.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 14, 2012, 01:03 PM
yea i agree. the pike i had mounted was one of the fattest i have seen, but not that long. a week later i caught a bigger one also.

let me ask everyone this........what is the minimal size of a fish, "trophy", that you guys would decide to have mounted? keep in mind where we live. i would have to say 7-8lb largie (closer to 8), 6-7lb smallie (closer to 7), aand t least 40in pike/tiger or over 22lb's. those are really the only fish i go for besides perch and crappies, but prolly wouldn't care to mount em.
I doubt I would choose to have anything mounted.  Maybe if I had a "personal" den.  I like browsing my PICs though ;D  Might be a different story if it were a state (or better) record.  Still, it would be a replica, not a skin mount.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 14, 2012, 01:19 PM
oh dont get me wrong....i love looking through my pics as well
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 14, 2012, 01:55 PM
I think the size of a mounted fish differs entirely by each person. I could care less about length really. Ive had 3 pike go over 40 inches, and I'm still pretty young. It's the weight  that keeps me going not inches. I dig 20 pound pike..Same with walleyes, I've hit 9 pounds but that's it, 10 pounds is a wall banger. I know guys who have 12-14 pound pike mounted, it's a great fish, and looks great on the wall.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 14, 2012, 02:00 PM
i agree. i like weight over length, i mentioned the lenght for the pike and tigers because its cool to catch something almost as bug as you...lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Feb 14, 2012, 02:10 PM
A trophy is in th eye of a beholder and that holds true from everything from big fish and bucks to ugly OL's ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 14, 2012, 02:14 PM
hahahahaha..i hear ya...i was just curious on what everyones "trophies" would be....what is your trophies?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluemountainlaker on Feb 14, 2012, 03:11 PM
im after a 15 pound laketrout and if i do get one i will keep it and get it mounted.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dorrski12 on Feb 14, 2012, 04:06 PM
im after that 50+" musky and i would get pics and measurements and put it right back in the water.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Feb 14, 2012, 06:21 PM
now just if people like us would fish more often. I understand fishing for a meal, but you dont keep a 18lb pike for a meal in my opinion. I am going to research the whole "look-alike" mount instead of the actual fish. I'm curious and it would be good to have my mind made up bc any time out on cranberry you can catch a 20lb pike.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 14, 2012, 08:14 PM
now just if people like us would fish more often. I understand fishing for a meal, but you dont keep a 18lb pike for a meal in my opinion. I am going to research the whole "look-alike" mount instead of the actual fish. I'm curious and it would be good to have my mind made up bc any time out on cranberry you can catch a 20lb pike.
I would love to fish cranberry but have no idea where to even start..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Feb 14, 2012, 08:26 PM
I had no idea last year but we just picked a spot and did ok we started in an area I looked at on map no one was close to us at first them by day light people moved in
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 14, 2012, 08:40 PM
im after that 50+" musky and i would get pics and measurements and put it right back in the water.

It's definitely fulfilling.. The one in my avatar was bouncing off 50".. I can't wait to chase muskies this summer.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 15, 2012, 06:23 AM
i agree blackmer.....no need to eat that big a fish...lol..anyways, let me know what you find out about the look alike mount. see if you can find the difference in price and ill see what i can find
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dorrski12 on Feb 15, 2012, 07:25 AM
northernnyice that is a very nice fish my PB is only 45" im hoping this is the year to hold one like yours:)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkgold on Feb 15, 2012, 07:42 AM
There is actually a guy who is doing (was doing?) replica mounts directly from photos.  Not the fiberglass replica mounts that have been around for a while.  If you take the proper measurements and the proper photo they come out pretty good and you have to get really close to realize that it is actually a 3d photo.  We have a couple in my parents lodge and my 25lb laker came out great. Prices were very reasonable iirc.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldsteel on Feb 15, 2012, 07:50 AM
There is actually a guy who is doing (was doing?) replica mounts directly from photos.  Not the fiberglass replica mounts that have been around for a while.  If you take the proper measurements and the proper photo they come out pretty good and you have to get really close to realize that it is actually a 3d photo.  We have a couple in my parents lodge and my 25lb laker came out great. Prices were very reasonable iirc.

you got any pics?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkgold on Feb 15, 2012, 08:19 AM
you got any pics?

Of the mount?  No I don't, I can take some this weekend if I head to my parents house.  I can tell you the company though, I would post it, but I'm not sure if that is allowed on the board.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: george33 on Feb 15, 2012, 08:22 AM
There is actually a guy who is doing (was doing?) replica mounts directly from photos.  Not the fiberglass replica mounts that have been around for a while.  If you take the proper measurements and the proper photo they come out pretty good and you have to get really close to realize that it is actually a 3d photo.  We have a couple in my parents lodge and my 25lb laker came out great. Prices were very reasonable iirc.
Whats the name of the guy/buisness?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 15, 2012, 11:41 AM
damn ADK......nice fish!!! what lake it come from? u get it ice fishing?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 15, 2012, 04:01 PM
Replica mounts look great, but I can tell you guys one thing, they are going to cost more. They are very popular in the musky community since most guys practice 100% CPR on muskies... (most guys... Some still don't)

Very very pricey, but in my opinion the best replica guys in the USA are Rick Lax and Joe Fitante, google them you will see there websites.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: PlumberFishin5 on Feb 15, 2012, 04:36 PM
Anybody got any info on yellow lake outside of OXBOW? talked to the dec about it befor said they wer gonna work on easyer acsses to the lake. just wondering if anyone from our area has been there this year? it was last season i talked to them just wonderin if anything was changed. :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 15, 2012, 04:52 PM
Anybody got any info on yellow lake outside of OXBOW? talked to the dec about it befor said they wer gonna work on easyer acsses to the lake. just wondering if anyone from our area has been there this year? it was last season i talked to them just wonderin if anything was changed. :tipup:
Havent been out there, but read some on this thread I believe earlier in the year, fishing is fun anyway, nothing huge, like fishing most of those lake in that area, one I think of is grass lake, lots of fish, not many trophies..

As far as the real vs fake mount goes, IMO replica mounts look fake, even the good ones, most bass head just dont look right, Lax does a nice job on musky, but his bass dont look like bass, and ya I know most of the whole fish on a skin mount is painted, but its easier to trace lines than make it look real from nothing... I will only spend the extra cash to get a replica if they start looking as good as a quality skin mount like my guy does, besides I am not keeping every trophy for consumption or mounting, keep one good one for mounting and release the rest of the slobs after a photo, eat the medium sized fish...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: BadgerFisher on Feb 15, 2012, 07:55 PM
Originally from near Conover Wisconsin.  Went to school with Rick, he was a year or 2 ahead of me.  His dad Ron was awesome at skin mounts and one of the best taxidermists in northern Wisconsin.  Didnt know Rick took over the business from his dad until I looked at the website, but he learned from one of the best.   Rick does a good job from the pics I saw.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 15, 2012, 09:19 PM
BE VERY CAREFUL at H.P.

My buddy who a week ago was on 2.5 inches of ice fishing with me, was heading there today and left and went somewhere else, he said the same spot he had fished the day before had 4 ft from shore of a lot of water.  Just saying be VERY carefull!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkgold on Feb 16, 2012, 06:57 AM
Whats the name of the guy/buisness?
Fish Photo Replicas.  We were given a few of his mounts for advertisements.  Some came out great, some came out, uhh not so great.  My laker came out great, my 5lb brookie came out less than impressive :( I would strongly suggest seeing one in person before actually paying for one.  They are not for everyone, but if its going way up the wall on a high ceiling you will not notice the difference.  If its going at eye level it might be obvious.  Again, it really depends on the photo.

damn ADK......nice fish!!! what lake it come from? u get it ice fishing?

I wish!  I have never caught a laker ice fishing.  I got it on Diana Lake in Kuujjuuaq (sp?) fishing for brook trout and acrtic char.

As far as the real vs fake mount goes, IMO replica mounts look fake, even the good ones, most bass head just dont look right, Lax does a nice job on musky, but his bass dont look like bass, and ya I know most of the whole fish on a skin mount is painted, but its easier to trace lines than make it look real from nothing... I will only spend the extra cash to get a replica if they start looking as good as a quality skin mount like my guy does, besides I am not keeping every trophy for consumption or mounting, keep one good one for mounting and release the rest of the slobs after a photo, eat the medium sized fish...

I think it really depends on the taxidermist.  We have a replica mount of 2 largemouth that looks fantastic, the only way you can tell its a replica is by the fins.  But on the other hand, we have a smallmouth replica that looks very bad. 

If you are really looking for a conversation piece Google Joe Swaluk.  His mounts are all carved from wood, by hand. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 16, 2012, 07:34 AM
jlaclair, who does your mounts? sounds good
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 16, 2012, 07:39 AM
BE VERY CAREFUL at H.P.

My buddy who a week ago was on 2.5 inches of ice fishing with me, was heading there today and left and went somewhere else, he said the same spot he had fished the day before had 4 ft from shore of a lot of water.  Just saying be VERY carefull!!

BUMP!!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 16, 2012, 07:56 AM
jlaclair, who does your mounts? sounds good
Joe Durham, good friend best taxidermist in ny (3 time champ) amazing work good turn around time good price he has done 5 fish and a deer for me... I'll post a picture later
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 16, 2012, 08:43 AM
thanks..where is he located?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 16, 2012, 08:44 AM
what the heck does bump mean?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Feb 16, 2012, 09:19 AM
Its how you "bump" a thread back to the top of the board.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 16, 2012, 10:57 AM
what the heck does bump mean?

I bumped it because SAFETY above ALL else has to be respected , there was not a skip in the conversation that was taking place and I didn't want to see someone NOT see this safety warning.

I had nothing new to add to the original statement, it's basically me saying I am bumping this to the forfront so people who haven't seen it can ....  I will be bumping this safety issue again soon, YOU can never be to safe, and H.P. has the ability to be one of the most dangerous spots on the St. Lawrence.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 16, 2012, 11:48 AM
i still dont get it..... but ok
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Feb 16, 2012, 12:14 PM
What is H. P.?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldsteel on Feb 16, 2012, 12:45 PM
i still dont get it..... but ok

often time people will write BUMP or TTT (To The Top) on threads so that it will appear at the top of the list of threads so people are more likely to click on it and read it instead having to search through pages of threads.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Feb 16, 2012, 02:40 PM
Anyone catching anything on Black Lake? Went of the other day and catch 3 keeper crappie and one small northern on a tip up all day. Never had it that slow over there before but I guess if you caught them everyday it would be fishing. Anyone having any luck?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 16, 2012, 03:04 PM
Joe Durham, good friend best taxidermist in ny (3 time champ) amazing work good turn around time good price he has done 5 fish and a deer for me... I'll post a picture later

Joe Durham is over rated and way over priced. His work is just average from what ive seen. Our local guy blows him away in pike and walleye, Gary Bullriss in Morley, check him out he's pretty good.. He has done 7 fish and a deer for us.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 16, 2012, 03:49 PM
thanks..where is he located?
he is in the Fine, Ny area, great guy

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi709.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww97%2Flaclaij%2Fbassmount.jpg&hash=ea3465cd2b47793896141d033e74d84f)

7.5lbs
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Feb 16, 2012, 06:10 PM
he is in the Fine, Ny area, great guy

(http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/laclaij/bassmount.jpg)

7.5lbs
what the h3ll is that? a tiger bass?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 16, 2012, 08:25 PM
what the h3ll is that? a tiger bass?

fish looks just like it did when it came out of the water...

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi709.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww97%2Flaclaij%2Fbrownmount.jpg&hash=13deb8f52f62a7f3537b1559853e41dd)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi709.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fww97%2Flaclaij%2Fmounts.jpg&hash=037ba1998e99e2d29cddc35c36ce4ae8)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: builderone on Feb 17, 2012, 02:23 AM
Josh I realize you drove a long way but no one can be sure of the bite on any given day. I have gone to black lake and pounded the fish. Just to go to the same holes the next day to get nothing. It is part of fishing, all you can do is try the areas mentioned and keep moving around to try and find them. Lake of the isles has good days maybe try there?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 17, 2012, 11:05 AM
You can't expect to figure out a brand new place in one trip.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Feb 17, 2012, 11:13 AM
You can't expect to figure out a brand new place in one trip.

 i must agree it takes alot of holes and alot of time to figure out where to be. i tend to troll around and check different areas with the bird to find the fish and structure. with just the wife and myself, i punch around 40 - 50 holes on a new lake just checking the new area out .
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Feb 17, 2012, 11:31 AM
what the h3ll is that? a tiger bass?

LOLOLOL I was thinking the same thing
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 17, 2012, 12:45 PM
what is the bird?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: o2rmk800 on Feb 17, 2012, 12:50 PM
hummingbird fish finder ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 17, 2012, 12:59 PM
is that one where u just set it on the ice and it tells depth, or do you have to place some sort of sensor or transducer in the hole
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 17, 2012, 01:26 PM
Here's few of our mounts from Gary, he has done several more pike and another walleye and a deer for us, but you get the idea. Bad picture quality, from my iPhone.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1329505699.jpg&hash=16f01e4c3632ff3fe64e4cefd988007b)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1329505599.jpg&hash=7d65f4166bc35356783296120a8994be)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1329506052.jpg&hash=801bc5e10e300eded81568bb56bddc7d)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Feb 17, 2012, 01:42 PM
Yup, those look alot better, slime dart is spot on
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Feb 17, 2012, 02:46 PM
Tim Snyder from Tupper has done all my fish but he moved to long lake and should be opening agian this summer. I hope so because I got a 4 1/2 lb brook trout in my freezer, and a couple perch to have done.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp484.jpg&hash=3c674a5a510628a0ebb04a80d659e39e)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp494.jpg&hash=73486eecdcd0c16fa1080a56b0ff3359)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp487.jpg&hash=83e7b39c9b2bebfce4371ae5989b6aa1)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi122.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fo280%2Fkesslerdrywall%2Fcamp488.jpg&hash=4f6378148fadf838c239f8abb823d8ef)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Feb 17, 2012, 03:00 PM
Are those skin mounts or replicas? If those are replicas then those are by far the best looking replicas ive seen
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Feb 17, 2012, 03:48 PM
mine are all skin mounts
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 17, 2012, 04:50 PM
Going to Gary's right now to see what's up and check out my fish and see what else he's got in. Will take some more pictures
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nitzer on Feb 17, 2012, 05:20 PM
northernice, are yours replicas or skin mounts?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 17, 2012, 07:53 PM
Mine are all skin mounts too. His replicas look just as good but they are quite a bit more $$..Here's a few at his shop he is working on or just finished..

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1329529392.jpg&hash=2689e6311177e6d890bc5c2c41992ad4)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1329523591.jpg&hash=ee6e9e309e66fe10c8d7d5df2c59828b)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi608.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt161%2Fchasingthedream_photos%2F1329523757.jpg&hash=aed2ce09fcdb8238242abe12c86a1859)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: DanDANthefisherman1 on Feb 17, 2012, 09:05 PM
Any Massena peeps on this thread ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 17, 2012, 09:26 PM
Any Massena peeps on this thread ?
There are a few around.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: DanDANthefisherman1 on Feb 17, 2012, 09:30 PM
Grew up there. Fished Black plenty of times. Parents had house in Morristown. Robbie E. from Massena, you out there ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 18, 2012, 08:16 AM
Grew up there. Fished Black plenty of times. Parents had house in Morristown. Robbie E. from Massena, you out there ?

Are you looking for Rob eddie ???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: DanDANthefisherman1 on Feb 18, 2012, 01:20 PM
Yes indeed. I lived around the block from him on Marie St when I was young.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 18, 2012, 02:08 PM
Yes indeed. I lived around the block from him on Marie St when I was young.

No eddie is not on here (atleast if he is I am unaware), I was born and raised in Massena lived there for 30 yrs and travel there atleast 2 times a week to fish.  I am guessing you are a few years older then me, I will be 42 this summer, I don't remember anyone by the name of DanDanthefisherman1,  LOL...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: DanDANthefisherman1 on Feb 18, 2012, 02:31 PM
Dan Mahoney. How about Johny Kootsa ? Well, if you talk to Robby, tell him to get in touch !
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 18, 2012, 02:42 PM
Dan Mahoney. How about Johny Kootsa ? Well, if you talk to Robby, tell him to get in touch !

The name Kootsa rings a bell atleast I have heard of that.  How old are you Dan ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 18, 2012, 02:44 PM
The name Kootsa rings a bell atleast I have heard of that.  How old are you Dan ?

Never mind I went to your profile, 54 , darn your old man  ;D  I fish against Eddie in a lot of Walleye tournaments.  Decent fisherman....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: DanDANthefisherman1 on Feb 18, 2012, 02:48 PM
Rob used to fish for a living. His Dad Walt (I believe) was a great fisherman and great Muskie guy
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 20, 2012, 11:39 AM
Never mind I went to your profile, 54 , darn your old man  ;D  I fish against Eddie in a lot of Walleye tournaments.  Decent fisherman....

Fish against gering/knightengale?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Stick1818 on Feb 20, 2012, 11:56 AM
how is the fishing in the lakes and harbors around watertown, i went to perch lake caught around 40 pike and pickerel, and 20 perch between 2 of us, lake bonaparte is slow and dont go to north shore, just wondering how the other lakes are and wheres a decient spot to go . let me know. i'll  keep posting progress report
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dogger on Feb 20, 2012, 12:43 PM
how is the fishing in the lakes and harbors around watertown, i went to perch lake caught around 40 pike and pickerel, and 20 perch between 2 of us, lake bonaparte is slow and dont go to north shore, just wondering how the other lakes are and wheres a decient spot to go . let me know. i'll  keep posting progress report

Was on Chaumont Bay out from the boat launch yesterday. 10" ice easily where we were (about 3/4 mile out). Shore was week getting off and the plank that was laid down for access was gone... Weeded through dinks and came home with 46 decent yellows...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 20, 2012, 06:30 PM
Anyone here fishing Black lake tomorrow?  I think I'm going to give MileArm a shot in the AM.  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Swamphunter on Feb 21, 2012, 01:50 AM
Any Massena peeps on this thread ?

Me
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: DanDANthefisherman1 on Feb 21, 2012, 02:50 AM
Me
Do I Know you ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Feb 21, 2012, 07:19 AM
Yeah what Dan said, do I know you ? :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rlowery on Feb 21, 2012, 04:39 PM
Off topic question: Does anyone know if there are any trapper education courses coming up in the area? Im looking to get my license, thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Rangerclay on Feb 21, 2012, 04:55 PM
Off topic question: Does anyone know if there are any trapper education courses coming up in the area? Im looking to get my license, thanks

What County?

There is a list of hunting courses and such in the back of New York Outdoor News.  They may even have a link on their web page but right now not much is listed.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 21, 2012, 05:17 PM
Off topic question: Does anyone know if there are any trapper education courses coming up in the area? Im looking to get my license, thanks
Towards the bottom of the page. (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9191.html)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 21, 2012, 08:19 PM
who thinks we will have fishable ice first part of April? we did in places last year, and I have a spot I would really like to try...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 21, 2012, 08:51 PM
who thinks we will have fishable ice first part of April? we did in places last year, and I have a spot I would really like to try...
;D  I'll go with that positive thought.  Why not, everything about this winter season has been unbelievable anyways.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rlowery on Feb 21, 2012, 09:14 PM
Towards the bottom of the page. (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9191.html)

Thanks FISHFORPIKE, not looking like there's anything around me. rats are high this year too :-\

Im keeping my fingers crossed for ice into April too, we shall see :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 22, 2012, 01:34 AM
Thanks FISHFORPIKE, not looking like there's anything around me. rats are high this year too :-\

Im keeping my fingers crossed for ice into April too, we shall see :tipup:
You can write or call the DEC offices in Watertown to check.  Not all classes make the calendar.

Region 6 Headquarters
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone:(315) 785-2239
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: mcangus on Feb 27, 2012, 02:07 PM
Went to loti today walked all over drilled 100 holes nothing but small perch and a few keeper bluegill hope it gets better there aren't very many places left to fish
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Feb 27, 2012, 02:58 PM
The big ones have def. moved... very slow for me on Friday.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Mar 02, 2012, 11:31 AM
Fellow fisherman, be careful tomorrow with the winds... here is the release from the National Weather Service....

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NYZ007&warncounty=NYC045&firewxzone=NYZ007&local_place1=Watertown+NY&product1=High+Wind+Warning
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dogger on Mar 02, 2012, 12:09 PM
Eel Bay going to hold up during the wind tomorrow? SSW at 30MPH+ Might go up there, but if it's gonna break apart I want no part...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Mar 02, 2012, 12:38 PM
Good question... it might be protected, but it opens up to the west... If your headed to Wellesley, Lake of the Isles should be better protected as it faces the opposite direction...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dogger on Mar 02, 2012, 01:54 PM
Good question... it might be protected, but it opens up to the west... If your headed to Wellesley, Lake of the Isles should be better protected as it faces the opposite direction...
Any idea on how the ice is on the isles? Went there a month ago and sorted through a ton of dinks.....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Mar 02, 2012, 05:46 PM
Was there last Fri and had 10-12" pretty much everywhere... and some spots a little more. I have been doing very well there for perch all winter, but last weekend, they moved away from my usual GPS waypointed spot....  had to move, and move, and move some more, but I found 'em!

Word to the wise, on of my wheeler tires broke through as I was driving slow.  Couldn't see it as it was snowing, but it was a very small pressure crack on my way out to the island on the left.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Mar 12, 2012, 04:53 PM
Well, I believe my ice season ended yesterday.  :(  But I got on the open water today and will until the end on Thursday.
18-1/2" eye to start the day ;D
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VitrAjVYYR8/T15rpms_9zI/AAAAAAAAAew/T7n_CzJtx8A/s720/2012-03-12%252013.39.34.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 12, 2012, 04:59 PM


nice fish ,good eater keep the pics coming
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Post by: pickles1982 on Mar 12, 2012, 09:30 PM
Good start to the day nice fish!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Gary Minckler on Mar 13, 2012, 04:08 AM
Nice! Started working on my boat a little yesterday. (Boards on transom) Hopefully get on the water earlier than last year.  Neighbor has a private launch I didn't use last year. Until it goes in for the summer I'll be using that.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Mar 13, 2012, 11:52 AM
My Stratos comes out tomorrow, goes to Schermerhorns for the e-tecs 3 year service then to open water, wherever that may be, even if I have to travel to Onandaga Lake...LOL
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Mar 14, 2012, 07:33 AM
The walleye bite is on Craig you know where I'm talking about!!! Gotta have the boat though. Friend of mine got a 13.8 pounder two days ago and a 12 pounder yesterday.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 14, 2012, 07:53 AM
Haha, I was on ice watching them.

I was drilling them on the ice as they were drilling them in the boat if it's the same spot.

I was a ways away but could still tell what was going on.  Funny how much loud talking guys do when they have a wopper walleye coming to the boat!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Mar 14, 2012, 09:57 PM
Haha, I was on ice watching them.

I was drilling them on the ice as they were drilling them in the boat if it's the same spot.

I was a ways away but could still tell what was going on.  Funny how much loud talking guys do when they have a wopper walleye coming to the boat!

Your always drilling the walleyes man!! My season is all wrapped up I won't be doing any late ice perch'in. I'm ready for musky season. Big time.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Mar 15, 2012, 05:04 AM
last day on the ice today, tigers and walleye, hopefully some pics tonight...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: LastCast69 on Mar 15, 2012, 03:20 PM
does anyone have current(ish) ice reports for saranac lake/paul smiths area?  Won't be back up until Sunday, wondering if I should bother hauling the gear back up or not.  I know it's been warm and looks like it will stay warm, just not sure if the season is 100% gone or not. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Mar 15, 2012, 04:13 PM
does anyone have current(ish) ice reports for saranac lake/paul smiths area?  Won't be back up until Sunday, wondering if I should bother hauling the gear back up or not.  I know it's been warm and looks like it will stay warm, just not sure if the season is 100% gone or not.

was on lake clear and Rollins on monday, tons of ice still
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluemountainlaker on Mar 15, 2012, 04:23 PM
how did you do on clear? havent been there in a few years. used to get some decent salmon.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Mar 15, 2012, 05:33 PM
was on lake clear and Rollins on monday, tons of ice still
I wouldnt say tons, I fished horseshoe today. yesterday when I checked it it had 14 inches, when I left today at 5;30pm it had >10 and fading fast, when we walked off your feet were grinding through 3-4 inches of honeycombed meal. huge drian holes every where. rain tonight and most of tomorrow, and temps in the 70's and sunny for sat and sun.  My opinion is the "fat lady" has sung.... I wouldnt tell anyone anywhere is good now, even if it might be. just my $.02
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Mar 15, 2012, 06:56 PM
I wouldnt say tons, I fished horseshoe today. yesterday when I checked it it had 14 inches, when I left today at 5;30pm it had >10 and fading fast, when we walked off your feet were grinding through 3-4 inches of honeycombed meal. huge drian holes every where. rain tonight and most of tomorrow, and temps in the 70's and sunny for sat and sun.  My opinion is the "fat lady" has sung.... I wouldnt tell anyone anywhere is good now, even if it might be. just my $.02

sorry, monday the spots I went did have a good amount of ice...dont know now of course...as always be careful

how did you do on clear? havent been there in a few years. used to get some decent salmon.

wasnt there for long, only jigged a little...only a couple small bites here and there, didnt stay long, big skunk-o
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluemountainlaker on Mar 15, 2012, 07:03 PM
yea ive been skunked there more times than not! hows the ice looking up that way?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Mar 16, 2012, 05:48 AM
yea ive been skunked there more times than not! hows the ice looking up that way?
shot!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Mar 16, 2012, 08:49 AM
Hiking to a spot tomorrow afternoon to check conditions for Sunday will report back
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Mar 18, 2012, 03:15 PM
went out today, 10-14" of ice where I was. caught 2 browns (nothing special) and a perch on the tipups, nothing jigging...was out maybe 4 hours, slow day, but it sure was nice out! as of Friday the 16th there was 12" of ice on upper saranac, apparently the smelt bite was hot the day before... ice wont last through this hot week...breaking out the long rods
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 18, 2012, 07:00 PM
Way to go JC....... ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: LastCast69 on Mar 20, 2012, 01:30 PM
went out perching yesterday for a few hours. was on 8" of solid ice, little tricky by the shorelines.  hammered some slobs. ice won't last the week up here by smittys
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Mar 20, 2012, 04:36 PM
went out perching yesterday for a few hours. was on 8" of solid ice, little tricky by the shorelines.  hammered some slobs. ice won't last the week up here by smittys

got that right
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: LastCast69 on Mar 22, 2012, 10:19 AM
Walked out to a few spots on Tuesday, the ice is going quick.  Buddy went out yesterday and said it was dicey even with a plank, lots of rotten spots.  I wish we has a few more weeks, but I put the gear away for the season.  No more safe ice in the area.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Mar 22, 2012, 11:20 AM
bust out the long rods!  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Swamphunter on Jun 26, 2012, 01:42 PM
Im having ice withdrawals......  :'(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE WANDERER on Jun 26, 2012, 05:50 PM
Im having ice withdrawals......  :'(

                                 Aren't we all ::)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Finders Keepers on Jul 01, 2012, 06:28 AM
Check out the NYS Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series - this will give you something to look at to help pass the summer away. @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Jul 03, 2012, 03:25 PM
Check out the NYS Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series - this will give you something to look at to help pass the summer away. @)

the only unfortunate thing about that tournament is that the closest lake to me is 3hrs. away... with some southern ny lakes were included
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Jul 09, 2012, 02:04 PM
NEVER GIVE UP,ice is the answer,i hope.
 ::) ::) ::)
RAT
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Jul 18, 2012, 07:17 PM
Anyone else get Anyfin that storm here up north? It tore Potsdam right apart. Roofs came off, trees down, no power. Wild!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Jul 18, 2012, 07:46 PM
Just wind and rain in norwood. alot of wind and rain!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Sep 03, 2012, 06:55 PM
Anyone seeing any big deer??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bart on Sep 03, 2012, 07:11 PM
Anyone seeing any big deer??




This is my buiser hanging around...
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg22%2Fbart607%2FTrailCamPics2012171.jpg&hash=749fbc1a20a0a9bc572cfe661c71cca8)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Sep 03, 2012, 09:41 PM
Here are some of the bucks on campus at my college ...

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi49.tinypic.com%2F313535v.jpg&hash=dbb723a850c67c0ca46e895ec5611a23)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi49.tinypic.com%2F2j62t7q.jpg&hash=24bab953027287b30354cd30dbf3271a)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi47.tinypic.com%2Fo5c6cx.jpg&hash=16ce620f3efb35c9f387f9a9911263f2)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi49.tinypic.com%2F2z6gfx0.jpg&hash=49300bdd278f7ab4a4957897fc670483)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi50.tinypic.com%2Fop5w7.jpg&hash=ce14b1b1a5803ed447fdafd8f899959f)

sorry for the sideways pics couldn't figure out how to rotate them... they are not like that on my comp :-\
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Sep 03, 2012, 09:51 PM
Bart that is a STUD hit lister.

879, where do you go to college?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Sep 04, 2012, 10:55 AM
Bart that is a STUD hit lister.

879, where do you go to college?

Cortland
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: oglenforfish on Sep 04, 2012, 11:19 AM
  big six in the back yard :P on the cuddeback

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1221.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd477%2Fsrx500kid%2Ftrailcampics2012305.jpg%3Ft%3D1346775484&hash=721a250fe96e38f3746c8b2667dbd351)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Sep 04, 2012, 06:17 PM
Cortland
thought that looked familiar. (they like saltines)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Sep 04, 2012, 08:14 PM
There is a nice 7 running around my yard back home in orange county! Might be porch hunting lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Sep 05, 2012, 09:10 PM
this is the best time of year right here. Kill a few deer, by the time thats done it will be time to take a walk on the hard side. :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:


anyone gonna fish anywhere new this year? Whats everyones goal for the season? I was told its gonna be another winter without a lot of snow... but mucher colder.. I have no idea how accurate that is? Id love it though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Sep 06, 2012, 04:25 AM
this is the best time of year right here. Kill a few deer, by the time thats done it will be time to take a walk on the hard side. :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:


anyone gonna fish anywhere new this year? Whats everyones goal for the season? I was told its gonna be another winter without a lot of snow... but mucher colder.. I have no idea how accurate that is? Id love it though.

I like that forecast  @)  I want to get down around HP near Massena this year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: plowman on Sep 09, 2012, 02:09 PM
I just got word from Essox Slayer. He is predicting first safe ice on Chaumont Bay will be December 22. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Sep 09, 2012, 08:27 PM
I like that forecast  @)  I want to get down around HP near Massena this year.

there are some good walleyes to be had down there, but as soon as the ice gets about 5'' or 6'' it gets fished pretty hard. Get there early ice and you will find some fish!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Finders Keepers on Sep 19, 2012, 08:45 PM
the only unfortunate thing about that tournament is that the closest lake to me is 3hrs. away... with some southern ny lakes were included

We have many anglers coming in from out of state - there are many nice places to stay during the events at all three locations, several of which are going to offer discounted rates for our anglers. We'll have them listed on the site once we get these in writing from them. Being a meteorologist, for those looking for a winter forecast, my prediction (based on a weak El Nino pattern) is that we will have colder than average temps with normal to above normal snowfall.  @)  I am also predicting this because it will bode well for the tournament series!! ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Sep 22, 2012, 05:25 AM
Just read this article from the Post Standard... hope the predictions are right!!

http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2012/09/warm_arctic_summer.html#incart_river_default
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ChiefCatchemall on Sep 22, 2012, 01:20 PM
That would be great!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Oct 26, 2012, 11:22 AM
Anyone have a st. Lawrence county on ice prediction yet?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Oct 26, 2012, 11:25 AM
Anyone have a st. Lawrence county on ice prediction yet?

When it gets cold enough to make and maintain ice........

JK maybe christmas time they are now calling for a warmer than average december and january so who knows
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cnyiceboy on Oct 26, 2012, 11:41 AM
Guys will be on the ice up that way the first-2nd week in Dec
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jeffd7766 on Oct 27, 2012, 09:48 PM
good luck with that... this year is playing off just like last year only much later in the season..... the ground is going to be so oversaturated with run off that not many lakes are going to get that solid long lasting ice we need. The warm weather keeps the water flowing just under the ground surface and spills into lake/ponds which keeps surface temps above par. i hope to be on the ice asap but thinking realistically......I'm getting the Jon boat ready....the fish we want are there......... just might need to float your tip ups ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Oct 27, 2012, 11:32 PM
Guys will be on the ice up that way the first-2nd week in Dec

I don't think so. If I can fish on Christmas I will be happy. That's my prediction.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Oct 28, 2012, 08:46 AM
I don't think so. If I can fish on Christmas I will be happy. That's my prediction.
I can/will second that.  It's nice to "dream" tho  @)   That week a XMAS is usually my target, but I will take what ever Mother Nature sends along.  Used to work on a dairy farm and can remember one year the ground was "WET" and it froze so solid, we could not get the plows to cut in the week before XMAS.  There's always a chance for early ice and Mother Nature can make things change in the "blink of an eye".
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Oct 28, 2012, 05:45 PM
I can/will second that.  It's nice to "dream" tho  @)   That week a XMAS is usually my target, but I will take what ever Mother Nature sends along.  Used to work on a dairy farm and can remember one year the ground was "WET" and it froze so solid, we could not get the plows to cut in the week before XMAS.  There's always a chance for early ice and Mother Nature can make things change in the "blink of an eye".

You're definitely right about that. Changes fast!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 15, 2012, 06:25 AM
We're getting closer and closer
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 15, 2012, 06:30 AM
I can/will second that.  It's nice to "dream" tho  @)   That week a XMAS is usually my target, but I will take what ever Mother Nature sends along.  Used to work on a dairy farm and can remember one year the ground was "WET" and it froze so solid, we could not get the plows to cut in the week before XMAS.  There's always a chance for early ice and Mother Nature can make things change in the "blink of an eye".
Thats the kind of positive thinking we need  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 15, 2012, 08:32 AM
Thats the kind of positive thinking we need  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Eddie - you ready for some "good" ice?  Just a 2 hour drive.  I'm getting my stuff in order soon.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: tatoice on Nov 18, 2012, 07:28 AM
I know its early but does anyone know if there is any ice on tupper lake yet?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 18, 2012, 10:04 AM
no way lol..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Nov 18, 2012, 03:36 PM
i hope this winter is like 2002/2003 with good early ice,iwas on the ice in late nov.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 19, 2012, 06:41 AM
Eddie - you ready for some "good" ice?  Just a 2 hour drive.  I'm getting my stuff in order soon.
I'm ready Phil  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Nov 19, 2012, 02:38 PM
Ice on all the ponds around me every morning, extended forecast looks like a decent cold snap the first to second week of december, maybe with the low water conditions and lack of rain, the water will be stable enough to freeze quickly.  Till then looks like the boat will not get put away just yet.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Nov 20, 2012, 09:19 AM
3rd week in Dec...Ill bet on it!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Nov 20, 2012, 12:46 PM
Boat is already shrunk so I'm thinking about taking the kayak tomorrow to LOTI.  Do a little "scouting" if I can get out.  This is what you can bet I'm saying tonight... "Please, honey!  I'll go shopping with you on Friday if I can fish tomorrow!"  Hopefully it won't get to that point though!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Nov 20, 2012, 03:38 PM
Boat is already shrunk so I'm thinking about taking the kayak tomorrow to LOTI.  Do a little "scouting" if I can get out.  This is what you can bet I'm saying tonight... "Please, honey!  I'll go shopping with you on Friday if I can fish tomorrow!"  Hopefully it won't get to that point though!

I already got clearance for tomorrow, Thurs. morning and Fri morning (dinner at our house) to go chase fish.....but I have been having withdrawals for two months while waiting for a new lower unit.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Nov 20, 2012, 05:43 PM
I already got clearance for tomorrow, Thurs. morning and Fri morning (dinner at our house) to go chase fish.....but I have been having withdrawals for two months while waiting for a new lower unit.

You, sir, need to give me lessons!!!!  ;D.  The main concern is what if I flip I'll freeze.  Well, looks like my scouting trip is a bust. I do have two kayaks though!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Mr.Esox on Nov 20, 2012, 06:26 PM
2nd wk of Dec. bet the bank.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 20, 2012, 08:45 PM
my brother briefly stould on a beaver pond early this morning! Starting to get cold.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Goatskin on Nov 20, 2012, 08:47 PM
Thats gotta be some solid ice for the big man to stand on.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 21, 2012, 06:11 AM
Thats gotta be some solid ice for the big man to stand on.

Yeah atleast 1-2" !
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 21, 2012, 06:12 AM
Btw Gyle, you pocket dialed me the other day. I was yelling and tellin but you never noticed.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Eaglecrg on Nov 21, 2012, 06:34 AM
I drove down Rt 30 yesterday and Lake Durant was about 90% covered with skim ice.  One really good cold snap ought to do the trick.  Forecast is for warm days though, not good for ice.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldsteel on Nov 21, 2012, 07:17 AM
we usually hit lake champlain every year for a pike fishing trip, i think we are going to switch it up and maybe try NY any recommendations? maybe evena guide service that rents shantys or something like that
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 21, 2012, 07:26 AM
I drove down Rt 30 yesterday and Lake Durant was about 90% covered with skim ice.  One really good cold snap ought to do the trick.  Forecast is for warm days though, not good for ice.

I'm loading my stuff right now  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 22, 2012, 11:44 AM
Was in saranac yesterday for work, all the smaller ponds stayed mostly locked up straight through the day and still were when the sun was goin down. And it got cooold. SO I know those ponds had some nice ice.Today wrecked that though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Nov 27, 2012, 09:40 AM
Well finally put the boat away, shot my deer for the year, and now I patiently wait for ice. It was cold last night, hopefully this waiting game is over far sooner than last year...




Got the day off today so I was going to play around and smoke some northern along with some venison for some surf and turf dinner. Any of you Northern NY fisherman try smoking northern? 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 27, 2012, 10:01 AM
Well finally put the boat away, shot my deer for the year, and now I patiently wait for ice. It was cold last night, hopefully this waiting game is over far sooner than last year...
Got the day off today so I was going to play around and smoke some northern along with some venison for some surf and turf dinner. Any of you Northern NY fisherman try smoking northern?

AMEN to sooner rather than later where the ice is concerned.
Yep - I smoked some N.Pike last winter on my outdoor, charcoal fired, smoker.  Good stuff but I still like "fried fish" -  ;D
Also tried, and liked, a recipe from on this site for microwaved fish.  Place small pieces, one layer, in a glass baking dish, sprinkle with melted butter, salt, pepper and hot sauce (or whatever seasonings suite your taste) - cover with clear wrap and microwave for 3 - 5 minutes (depending on thickness of pieces).  Thin pieces for short time seems to work better for me.
Won't be long for some of the smaller lakes around here now.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Nov 27, 2012, 01:25 PM
Never tried it in the microwave...and your right nothing tastes better than those black lake blue gills and crappies fried up right....


Hoping to get out to lake of the isles this year for some perch and gills. Spent ALOT of time on black lake last year and would like to try more locations this winter. Red Lake is a must and butterfield is always a plus if you can drive on. Got caught up in the crappies last year on black and never made it elsewhere. OH well...cheers to the new season and new goals.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Toxic fisher on Nov 27, 2012, 03:45 PM
Hey guys chamount bay is definitely on the hit list this year when we get some good ice. It's been about 5 years since I have fished there so hoping to make it up a couple times for some monster eyes I know that are in there. Good luck to all and look forward to talking with u :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bosco2 on Nov 28, 2012, 06:15 AM
Anyone up that way know if the boat launch at Coles Creek State Park (near Waddington) on the St. Lawrence is accessible this time of year?
Thanks. I know it's an ice fishing forum but I thought I'd plop the boat in and spend some time checking depths and structure in anticipation of the coming ice season.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Nov 28, 2012, 09:53 AM
Also tried, and liked, a recipe from on this site for microwaved fish.  Place small pieces, one layer, in a glass baking dish, sprinkle with melted butter, salt, pepper and hot sauce (or whatever seasonings suite your taste) - cover with clear wrap and microwave for 3 - 5 minutes

Glass baking dish???  I can barely fill a small saucer plate! 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2012, 10:09 AM
Getting closer by the day - must be some ice out there if there is snow on top.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wa8jfmW6-6Q/ULYzKK1VWCI/AAAAAAAAA0c/x8IJ2h0A7yE/s756/bl.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 AM
Getting closer by the day - must be some ice out there if there is snow on top.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wa8jfmW6-6Q/ULYzKK1VWCI/AAAAAAAAA0c/x8IJ2h0A7yE/s756/bl.jpg)
ok im really jonesing now
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: JBO112394 on Nov 28, 2012, 12:36 PM
I drove down Rt 30 yesterday and Lake Durant was about 90% covered with skim ice.  One really good cold snap ought to do the trick.  Forecast is for warm days though, not good for ice.
Anybody know if there has been any progress over the last few days on the ice at Durant?  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 28, 2012, 02:31 PM



   That looks really nice Phil  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :icefish:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: huntny30 on Nov 28, 2012, 05:58 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2012, 08:12 PM
 ;) Well, it did not last the day - but that lake sure is ready to "lock up".  Just think'n, if I drove 2 hours north, like you guys do, I could prolly be fishing through the ice, somewhere.  @)
Anyways, after a home purchase late this summer, painting walls, finishing floors, installing a kitchen, replacing the electric, the plumbing and moving and settling and finally; getting the garage to where my honey can park her car in it.  I'm getting ready for that ice.  After moving, I can't find much when I want it, but I made sure my fishing stuff stayed in sight at all times  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ChiefCatchemall on Nov 28, 2012, 09:17 PM
Cool deal Phil! Good pic of the lake! I just want to thank you again for being so helpful to so many of us South of you last year. With the lack of ice early in the year many of us relied on you for good detailed reports. I used to camp up there during the summer, however never fished it through the ice until last year. I fell in love with it! It is so beautiful out there. I made the trip twice. Once I did really well, and the other not so much. Thanks again Phil, and it was nice meeting you last year. Hope to see you again this year!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: AugustWest on Nov 28, 2012, 11:50 PM
Cool deal Phil! Good pic of the lake! I just want to thank you again for being so helpful to so many of us South of you last year. With the lack of ice early in the year many of us relied on you for good detailed reports. I used to camp up there during the summer, however never fished it through the ice until last year. I fell in love with it! It is so beautiful out there. I made the trip twice. Once I did really well, and the other not so much. Thanks again Phil, and it was nice meeting you last year. Hope to see you again this year!

Butt Kisser Chief :roflmao:
AW
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dogger on Nov 29, 2012, 11:57 AM
I heard the inlets and outlets of loti are icing over... Anyone confirm that info?  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 29, 2012, 12:59 PM
Chief - you're a good guy.  Don't let these guys intimidate you.  ;)  If you wear your ruby slippers up here, I'll show you some real "spots".  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Nov 29, 2012, 01:13 PM
is anyone ice fishing up north yet?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 29, 2012, 01:18 PM
is anyone ice fishing up north yet?

How far north are we talking here?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: kodiak120 on Nov 29, 2012, 01:31 PM
I am heading over to the st. lawrence tomorrow to check out the situation.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Nov 29, 2012, 01:53 PM
I am heading over to the st. lawrence tomorrow to check out the situation.

highly unlikely there is ice yet and any ice there is will be gone with all the wind that is up there and the 50* day coming up
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 29, 2012, 01:57 PM
I am heading over to the st. lawrence tomorrow to check out the situation.
No ice in the St. Lawrence River - YET.  It's a highly unlikely event until towards the end of December.  Possibly some of the shallower, more remote bays; but not right now.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Nov 29, 2012, 02:31 PM
Fish a lot at Fourth Lake and Delta Lake(south border line CNY).

Ranger, I fish the same waters, and I throw in a bit of Limekiln too!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Nov 30, 2012, 10:46 AM
I don't really how far north I have to travewl to do some ice fishing. delta prob wont have fishable ice until after xmas . if you guys have any fishable ice please let me now thanks alot
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 10th MTN Dave on Nov 30, 2012, 11:18 AM
NNY!!

Wish the 14F degrees we had this morning was going to hold!!

Starting to get the fever bad. I fish all over the North Country in Summer, but my outings on the ice last year were limited to Indian, Perch, and Red Lakes. Year before I managed to get out on Perch, Hyde, Millsite, and Indian Lake, as well as Henderson Harbor. Would love to do Chaumont, but as I am a walker, my range is a little limited.

Want to find some Walleyes, without going down to Onieda. Anybody got any real good options you can walk to. (They are probably all later in the season anyways). I expect First Ice experience this year will be Perch Lake again (Same the last 3 years).
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 30, 2012, 02:30 PM
NNY!!

Wish the 14F degrees we had this morning was going to hold!!

Starting to get the fever bad. I fish all over the North Country in Summer, but my outings on the ice last year were limited to Indian, Perch, and Red Lakes. Year before I managed to get out on Perch, Hyde, Millsite, and Indian Lake, as well as Henderson Harbor. Would love to do Chaumont, but as I am a walker, my range is a little limited.

Want to find some Walleyes, without going down to Onieda. Anybody got any real good options you can walk to. (They are probably all later in the season anyways). I expect First Ice experience this year will be Perch Lake again (Same the last 3 years).

Walking on Chaumont is no problem, and you can nail 8-12 pounders with relative ease withing 5-600 yards of where you park..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 30, 2012, 03:40 PM
Walking on Chaumont is no problem, and you can nail 8-12 pounders with relative ease withing 5-600 yards of where you park..
Hey esox.  Have they, or anyone, done anything about increasing or creating any parking on the county road to the south of the bay?  Just wondering if anything has changed.  Otherwise walking could be distance thing for some folks.  Thanks for your reports.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Nov 30, 2012, 07:40 PM
Hey esox.  Have they, or anyone, done anything about increasing or creating any parking on the county road to the south of the bay?  Just wondering if anything has changed.  Otherwise walking could be distance thing for some folks.  Thanks for your reports.

No changes in the parking situation have occurred this past year I'm aware of....sorry...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: huntny30 on Nov 30, 2012, 07:56 PM
Esox how are you?...won't be long!!! ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Dec 01, 2012, 05:02 AM
Esox how are you?...won't be long!!! ;D

Esox is doin' well and thinkin' about pulling his gear out and getting ready, but still swamped with work.

Figure a couple weeks before Chaumont is ready, this couple days of warm is gonna slow it down just a bit.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 01, 2012, 05:56 AM
I heard the inlets and outlets of loti are icing over... Anyone confirm that info?  ;D

Protected bays in the Clayton and Cape area on the mighty St. Lawrence are starting to ice at night. Some are holding but wind and warm temps coming should put an end. At least they are cold enough!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Dec 01, 2012, 07:42 AM
Protected bays in the Clayton and Cape area on the mighty St. Lawrence are starting to ice at night. Some are holding but wind and warm temps coming should put an end. At least they are cold enough!

Check out the web cam for Chippewa Bay. Theres some ice on it for now
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 01, 2012, 03:03 PM
Stood on the pond today...to bad for this warm weather coming...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pikie on Dec 01, 2012, 03:53 PM
Fished this afternoon on about 3.5 inches on a small body of water in the Dacks.  Half black, half white ice.  Had to watch were you were going of course.  No fish, only had 2 year old salted smelt for bait.  If you do go looking for ice, bring some bait!  Tomorrow morning might be the last chance in a few weeks to find it.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkwiley on Dec 01, 2012, 07:48 PM
Fished this afternoon on about 3.5 inches on a small body of water in the Dacks.  Half black, half white ice.  Had to watch were you were going of course.  No fish, only had 2 year old salted smelt for bait.  If you do go looking for ice, bring some bait!  Tomorrow morning might be the last chance in a few weeks to find it.

Glad she let ya out!  We'll get out there together soon.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 04, 2012, 05:07 PM
stood on ice out on one of the bays of chateaugay lake over thanksgiving break when i was deer hunting.  Hoping when i come home from x mass i can hit the hard water 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 04, 2012, 05:12 PM
This weather is certainly not helping things! 61 here in Northern Oneida County today, followed by rain and more mild temps. I guess I will just go squirrel hunting for the time being! :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 04, 2012, 05:34 PM
NNY!!

Wish the 14F degrees we had this morning was going to hold!!

Starting to get the fever bad. I fish all over the North Country in Summer, but my outings on the ice last year were limited to Indian, Perch, and Red Lakes. Year before I managed to get out on Perch, Hyde, Millsite, and Indian Lake, as well as Henderson Harbor. Would love to do Chaumont, but as I am a walker, my range is a little limited.

Want to find some Walleyes, without going down to Onieda. Anybody got any real good options you can walk to. (They are probably all later in the season anyways). I expect First Ice experience this year will be Perch Lake again (Same the last 3 years).Oneida has been hard actually unusally hard for wall eyes now.  hoping it gets better when the ice gets here!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 06, 2012, 07:40 AM
I can't remember from last year  ???

HERE WE GO!!!!

Where is Northern New York  ?  LOL........

Can we talk Ogdensburgh-Massena-Waddington   here ???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 06, 2012, 09:02 AM
For those Outdoor News scribers did you see the article on Yellow lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 06, 2012, 12:08 PM
I can't remember from last year  ???

HERE WE GO!!!!

Where is Northern New York  ?  LOL........

Can we talk Ogdensburgh-Massena-Waddington   here ???

Shhhh, there's no good areas to fish in those places you mentioned. In fact, none of them even froze over last year because of the solar flares that we have to deal with every ice season. Also, there aint nothing but undersized sheepshead here as well and nothing else :whistle:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 06, 2012, 12:26 PM
I can't remember from last year  ???

HERE WE GO!!!!

Where is Northern New York  ?  LOL........

Can we talk Ogdensburgh-Massena-Waddington   here ???

According to most people it's everything above NYC lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: zlove2311 on Dec 06, 2012, 05:00 PM
Anybody fish Upper Saranac at all?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 06, 2012, 05:15 PM
never really fished up near ogdensberg but would like too!!  if you guys get ice before down here near delta I would love to make the trip up and try it out.  my kids ages 9 and 6 are dying to go ice fishing!!  I would love to bring them up that way.  thanks for the tips
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Dec 06, 2012, 06:55 PM
According to most people it's everything above NYC lol
no thats called upstate. id have to say prolly starts around utica
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 06, 2012, 06:59 PM
no thats called upstate. id have to say prolly starts around utica

anything north of the Mohawk river. ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pikie on Dec 06, 2012, 07:12 PM
Anybody fish Upper Saranac at all?

Yeah, you can ice fish it, but no tipups are allowed, so jigging only.  Any trout caught out of season have to be released.  Perch, smelt, pike, bass, and trout can all be caught here.  Huge lake....limited access.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 06, 2012, 08:31 PM
any news on tupper lake..  fishing the tourney up there if we get ice!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 06, 2012, 09:42 PM
Been cold a couple days up here in Cranberry Lake, probably 30 mins from Tupper. We have just a skim of ice on some of the bays...nothing to really talk about yet. Hopefully it's on the way for Jan 5/6 for the Pro Am Series event.

I love how everyone calls upstate, ny everything above albany area it really gets me.

Anyone coming up cranberry way give me a shout, usually on the lake every weekend and sometimes throughout the week. come by and enjoy the fire in my nice shanty and tell some stories!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 07, 2012, 04:44 AM
I can't remember from last year  ???

HERE WE GO!!!!

Where is Northern New York  ?  LOL........

Can we talk Ogdensburgh-Massena-Waddington   here ???

 ;D  Ain't those places in the "North Country".  Someone needs get official here and draw some lines on a map.  North Country, Northern NY, Upstate, Western NY, Downstate, the CITY.  We need some more reference points - did I miss any?  @) ;D ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 07, 2012, 09:13 AM
I always thought the "North Country" was an imaginary line drawn across the top half of the state, just south of Boonville. :)  As far as "Upstate" goes, I work in the Hudson Valley, and those people think anything north of Yonkers is "Upstate"!  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 07, 2012, 09:21 AM
people have no idea what upstate ny is..  or what central ny is.. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 07, 2012, 10:33 AM
I live in Orange County and get pissed when people say I'm upstate!

What the Yuppies think....
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi46.tinypic.com%2F2m7g6bn.png&hash=27ff0d397b2b0cb5a79bb056a1ae264b)

Actual....
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi48.tinypic.com%2F2l9qdqw.png&hash=43cb3522136e40eb53aa91595815c957)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bart on Dec 07, 2012, 01:31 PM
I was told anyone above the thruway is a "Frozen Brain", anyone below the thruway is a "Flatlander"  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: deadsmelthead on Dec 07, 2012, 01:49 PM
;D  Ain't those places in the "North Country".  Someone needs get official here and draw some lines on a map.  North Country, Northern NY, Upstate, Western NY, Downstate, the CITY.  We need some more reference points - did I miss any?  @) ;D ;)
Anything west of syracuse is western ny, syracuse to utica central ny, anything north of utica is north country and the rest is NYC as far as im concerned...lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bart on Dec 07, 2012, 01:53 PM
That sounds like C.O. talk! If I had a nickle for everytime I was called a "frozen brain", I would have a  load of nickles!



Retired since 06'...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 07, 2012, 05:31 PM
you said it best with the maps!! 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: AugustWest on Dec 07, 2012, 05:57 PM
I live outside Syracuse in the hills...that being said, I worked in the Florida Keys and Puget Sound(Seattle area) and when asked where I was from, I would reply New York. They would automatically say, "how can you live in that city"...I would just shake my head :cookoo:
AW
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 07, 2012, 06:37 PM
when you say new York they automatically think nyc..  the city and five burrows are smaller than the rest of the state!! :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: H.T. on Dec 07, 2012, 08:23 PM
I live outside Syracuse in the hills...that being said, I worked in the Florida Keys and Puget Sound(Seattle area) and when asked where I was from, I would reply New York. They would automatically say, "how can you live in that city"...I would just shake my head :cookoo:
AW
so your a city slicker ??? ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 08, 2012, 06:30 AM
I live in Orange County and get pissed when people say I'm upstate!

What the Yuppies think....
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2m7g6bn.png)

Actual....
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2l9qdqw.png)

As a C-State grad, I know your pain.  Having to listen to Long Island folk state that everything north of the city/westchester is upstate got annoying.  To them, they figured I was Canadian.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Pequod1 on Dec 08, 2012, 07:28 AM
Try explaining where Rochester is. I gave up years ago and just say I am from Buffalo. As a kid growing up on the Island, anything north of the Bronx was considered "upstate". These days, "the city" has moved north a bit and everything north of Westchester county is upstate.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 08, 2012, 11:45 AM
As a C-State grad, I know your pain.  Having to listen to Long Island folk state that everything north of the city/westchester is upstate got annoying.  To them, they figured I was Canadian.

What year did you graduate? I did my undergrad at C-State and am currently finishing up my masters there
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 08, 2012, 01:49 PM
anyone else just dying to get out on some ice.  just left the ice show at gander in cicero not to shaby
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bigZin315 on Dec 08, 2012, 02:02 PM


Retired since 06'...
what hub did you work in im in the oneida hub
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 08, 2012, 03:48 PM
I live outside Syracuse in the hills...that being said, I worked in the Florida Keys and Puget Sound(Seattle area) and when asked where I was from, I would reply New York. They would automatically say, "how can you live in that city"...I would just shake my head :cookoo:
AW

People down here always ask we're I'm from bc I sound a little different I guess.  When I say I'm from New York they always say you don't sound like your from NYC. Not gun lie I take it as an insult.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bart on Dec 08, 2012, 03:55 PM
I live outside Syracuse in the hills...that being said, I worked in the Florida Keys and Puget Sound(Seattle area) and when asked where I was from, I would reply New York. They would automatically say, "how can you live in that city"...I would just shake my head :cookoo:
AW




I've been out west a few times, what they know about New York is what is on the news,  New York City and the snow in Buffalo.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 08, 2012, 04:26 PM
For me its just easier to say I'm part Canadian....lol :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 08, 2012, 07:35 PM
For me its just easier to say I'm part Canadian....lol :P

basically what i say right on the Canadian boarder
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 08, 2012, 07:45 PM
In Frederick MD, they may not even know where Canada is...LOL.  Just came through your way on my way back from NC last month.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 09, 2012, 12:36 PM
bart what hub did you retire from.  I also work in the Oneida hub
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 09, 2012, 12:39 PM
In Frederick MD, they may not even know where Canada is...LOL.  Just came through your way on my way back from NC last month.

Hesseltine has turned Yuppie on us. The residents of Chateaugay shuned him to go live in MD.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 01:15 PM
In Frederick MD, they may not even know where Canada is...LOL.  Just came through your way on my way back from NC last month.

Haha it's a stretch for most.  Not a bad place to live other then I'm sure it will have to drive to find ice.   Deer hunting is fantastic though
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 09, 2012, 05:35 PM
That state diagram is bogus. Up here is NOT upstate, this is NORTHERN NY.. The NORTH COUNTRY. And I don't care what anyone says about it lol. Update ends somehwere slightly north of Watertown. Then draw a line across the state, anywhere from there on up is northern ny.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 05:52 PM
That state diagram is bogus. Up here is NOT upstate, this is NORTHERN NY.. The NORTH COUNTRY. And I don't care what anyone says about it lol. Update ends somehwere slightly north of Watertown. Then draw a line across the state, anywhere from there on up is northern ny.

Agreed.  I have had this argument many times
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 05:54 PM
Hesseltine has turned Yuppie on us. The residents of Chateaugay shuned him to go live in MD.

Them are fighting words ranger. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:01 PM
That state diagram is bogus. Up here is NOT upstate, this is NORTHERN NY.. The NORTH COUNTRY. And I don't care what anyone says about it lol. Update ends somehwere slightly north of Watertown. Then draw a line across the state, anywhere from there on up is northern ny.

Why dont we just say Canada eh? :whistle: Kidding.... I was just trying to make a GENERAL diagram to give a GENERAL idea. Thanks for the criticism  :unsure:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:05 PM
Why dont we just say Canada eh? :whistle: Kidding.... I was just trying to make a GENERAL diagram to give a GENERAL idea. Thanks for the criticism  :unsure:

haha if your not get criticized on here then must be nobody is talking to you lol 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:10 PM
I know how you feel though I live 60 miles from the city and when I tell the strong islanders that they say "oh so you're upstate then" and I proceed to lay out new york state for them to get it out of their thick heads that theres more to new york than the city. Even argued with a geography major about that as well :cookoo: I just shook my head and said I can't believe your majoring in geography and consider everything north of the city as upstate.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 09, 2012, 06:27 PM
Them are fighting words ranger.
We'll settle this on the ice at Quintie.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:37 PM
We'll settle this on the ice at Quintie.

we will settle it before then.  when i come home for x mass we will settle it where ever the hard water is
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 09, 2012, 06:38 PM
We'll settle this on the ice at Quintie.

Oh boy we got a walleye cage match set for quinte.  Ranger vs Hesseltine.  ding ding ding.  He has a advantage he doesnt have a buzzing going in hole all day though.  Ranger will be using a rod he stole from his girl friend.  should be interesting. Ill sell you guys fish while were up there so you can have bragging rights over one and the other.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 09, 2012, 06:39 PM
we will settle it before then.  when i come home for x mass we will settle it where ever the hard water is

Hey I got no kids that weekend and will be crying for ice so im in.  Dont worry I wont interfere with your match. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 09, 2012, 06:40 PM
Why dont we just say Canada eh? :whistle: Kidding.... I was just trying to make a GENERAL diagram to give a GENERAL idea. Thanks for the criticism  :unsure:

Lol it was not personal. I just disagree with the diagram that's all. Don't get so offended brother
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:40 PM
I know how you feel though I live 60 miles from the city and when I tell the strong islanders that they say "oh so you're upstate then" and I proceed to lay out new york state for them to get it out of their thick heads that theres more to new york than the city. Even argued with a geography major about that as well :cookoo: I just shook my head and said I can't believe your majoring in geography and consider everything north of the city as upstate.

I actually worked one summer in Poughkeepsie i know what you mean by them them thinking everything above yonkers is upstate.  then you have to listen to people from north of you say your from the city. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 09, 2012, 06:41 PM
Oh and also it wouldn't bother me at all if we just called it Canada. I'm prefer to be an Ontario resident. Far better snowmobile riding.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:43 PM
Hey I got no kids that weekend and will be crying for ice so im in.  Dont worry I wont interfere with your match.
  The match might get ugly so you better make the drive up.  lol :roflmao:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:47 PM
Lol it was not personal. I just disagree with the diagram that's all. Don't get so offended brother

I wasn't offended just being a little sarcastic.... and what's with everyone in the north country calling everyone brother. I got a buddy in Au Sable Forks and he calls everyone brother..... must be a upsta.... uhh north country thing

Oh and also it wouldn't bother me at all if we just called it Canada. I'm prefer to be an Ontario resident. Far better snowmobile riding.


Good point however a lot of places in ontario no live bait!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 09, 2012, 06:48 PM
  The match might get ugly so you better make the drive up.  lol :roflmao:

Ok but if we go to dink ponds you guys are going to have to show me how to fish for them things. ha ha
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 09, 2012, 06:52 PM
Ok but if we go to dink ponds you guys are going to have to show me how to fish for them things. ha ha

just be ready to hear "gone one"  maybe we will even go for eyes
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 09, 2012, 07:08 PM
just be ready to hear "gone one"  maybe we will even go for eyes
I have a lake in mind we will have to drag Jason along...only problem is it has fish he is accustomed to schooling us on.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 10, 2012, 05:49 AM
What year did you graduate? I did my undergrad at C-State and am currently finishing up my masters there
'05 Bach and '07 masters. . . Played lax until '03, but grades, a chosen lifestyle, and an angry father's quote put an end to that.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 10, 2012, 06:19 AM
I wasn't offended just being a little sarcastic.... and what's with everyone in the north country calling everyone brother. I got a buddy in Au Sable Forks and he calls everyone brother..... must be a upsta.... uhh north country thing
 

Good point however a lot of places in ontario no live bait!

I don't know it's a sign of politeness between outdoorsmen I guess. ( mutual interest in I've fishing signifies the bond.. Thus, "brother.")

No live bait wouldn't bother me, I could still catch hog pike.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 10, 2012, 06:21 AM
If anyone is out on cranberry this year and wants to line sleds up for fun while fishing, let me know!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 10, 2012, 07:42 AM
OK,  I am to that point.  The weather here does not look good for building ice over the next couple weeks.  During the Day high 30's low 40;s and at night mid to high 20's.  Not good ice building conditions.  Who has ice??? I am ready to make a road trip.  Only thing I can offer back is a trip to the mighty St. Lawrence chasing walleye with me once the mighty St. Lawrence freezes.
Amyone ??  PM me we can talk!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Dogger on Dec 10, 2012, 11:17 AM
OK,  I am to that point.  The weather here does not look good for building ice over the next couple weeks.  During the Day high 30's low 40;s and at night mid to high 20's.  Not good ice building conditions.  Who has ice??? I am ready to make a road trip.  Only thing I can offer back is a trip to the mighty St. Lawrence chasing walleye with me once the mighty St. Lawrence freezes.
Amyone ??  PM me we can talk!

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/chateaugay-ny/12920/december-weather/334707
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 10, 2012, 12:07 PM
'05 Bach and '07 masters. . . Played lax until '03, but grades, a chosen lifestyle, and an angry father's quote put an end to that.

When you graduated in '07 I was just starting that fall lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bigZin315 on Dec 10, 2012, 12:31 PM
If anyone is out on cranberry this year and wants to line sleds up for fun while fishing, let me know!

as long as i have my "stock" ski doo ill line up the sleds!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 10, 2012, 12:58 PM
If anyone is out on cranberry this year and wants to line sleds up for fun while fishing, let me know!

Last time I lined sleds up for fun on the ice I got TBoned lucky I didn't lose my leg. Definitely learned my lesson and haven't done it since. Make sure you know where everyone is around you and be safe.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 10, 2012, 01:49 PM
If anyone is out on cranberry this year and wants to line sleds up for fun while fishing, let me know!

With my luck I'd run the sled into gull rock!  :woot:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 10, 2012, 03:34 PM
ill race the atv !!  lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 10, 2012, 04:37 PM
With my luck I'd run the sled into gull rock!  :woot:

somehow i would have the same luck
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 10, 2012, 06:52 PM
OK,  I am to that point.  The weather here does not look good for building ice over the next couple weeks.  During the Day high 30's low 40;s and at night mid to high 20's.  Not good ice building conditions.  Who has ice??? I am ready to make a road trip.  Only thing I can offer back is a trip to the mighty St. Lawrence chasing walleye with me once the mighty St. Lawrence freezes.
Amyone ??  PM me we can talk!

ice dog did you get on the lower lake when it locked up in late November ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 PM
If anyone is out on cranberry this year and wants to line sleds up for fun while fishing, let me know!

hey man hows it going? hopefully we can get out on the lake in a month or so. weren't you guys out there early January last yr?
I'm sure you'll get a couple takers on lining up the sleds, my buddy Cody, you saw him out there last season will probably line up with you with his canned 600 XC for fun.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 10, 2012, 08:39 PM
ice dog did you get on the lower lake when it locked up in late November ?

No it was not walkable, close but no cigar.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 11, 2012, 05:57 AM
No it was not walkable, close but no cigar.

Really hoping at least the lower lake will be by x mass doesn't look like the upper will but maybe.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 11, 2012, 12:18 PM
Really hoping at least the lower lake will be by x mass doesn't look like the upper will but maybe.

Yeah I am hoping with you as I want to go ...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 11, 2012, 03:38 PM
I think will be fishing right after xmas on safe ice !!!  we should start a pool!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 11, 2012, 05:05 PM
I think by x mass we will be if the long range is right
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: eyehi on Dec 11, 2012, 10:27 PM
Looking good the next few nights for building ice around here......hopefully we can get a base started :)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 12, 2012, 03:58 AM
Looking good the next few nights for building ice around here......hopefully we can get a base started :)
X2 on that @)  Looking good beginning Friday night.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 12, 2012, 10:34 AM
I think will be fishing right after xmas on safe ice !!!  we should start a pool!!

Just scouted my first ice areas and I'll bet 2 rapalas and 1 vib-e that I'm fishing by Monday or Tuesday. Thats much better than last year. My first day out was the 27th.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 12, 2012, 06:17 PM
I hope your right
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Dec 13, 2012, 07:05 AM
Just scouted my first ice areas and I'll bet 2 rapalas and 1 vib-e that I'm fishing by Monday or Tuesday. Thats much better than last year. My first day out was the 27th.

Mud puddles that freeze do not count :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 13, 2012, 08:45 AM
I saw a lot of ice starting to freeze but nothing fishable yet.. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 13, 2012, 12:00 PM
Long term model on Accuweather looks good, lets keep our fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ny Ice Fisher on Dec 13, 2012, 03:17 PM
according to the weather it looks like we might be fishin by new years at least!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 13, 2012, 03:37 PM
Small water is starting to skim over up here. Kayuta is coming along nicely, and some of the small ponds are frozen over already. I guess beggars cant be choosers!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 13, 2012, 04:16 PM
Mud puddles that freeze do not count :P

Haha, I have 2 rapalas with no paint left and straightened nose hooks waiting for you. Safe ice better come soon, I just can't seem to yet again stop buying more crap I'll probably never use out there because of that itch!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkwiley on Dec 14, 2012, 10:59 AM
small ponds locked up, bigger bodies of water making a valiant effort.  Not sure on thickness haven't had a chance to check.  Unfortunately I have to head south for the weekend....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 14, 2012, 05:27 PM
another week we should be good!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: tatoice on Dec 16, 2012, 10:35 AM
i went to perch lake yesterday with my son and it is starting to freeze up.  i've never fished it but i'm looking forward to trying it this year
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Dec 16, 2012, 11:34 AM
St Lawrence County. I will be fishing Wednesday. Prob could be out Monday or Tuesday but I have to work and do not want to go on early ice in the dark haha. Wednesday, however, I will be fishing. The ice is there, you just gotta get out and find it.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 16, 2012, 01:48 PM
good luck findin ice in St. lawrence that man can walk on. Cranberry Lake was iced over with maybe inch or two yesterday, today 90 percent open. A pond behind my house is iced over, but i threw a stick out and broke through it. only inch or two of ice and we usually get some of the colder weather in st. lawrence county
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Dec 16, 2012, 02:20 PM
good luck findin ice in St. lawrence that man can walk on. Cranberry Lake was iced over with maybe inch or two yesterday, today 90 percent open. A pond behind my house is iced over, but i threw a stick out and broke through it. only inch or two of ice and we usually get some of the colder weather in st. lawrence county


Man has already walked on it this year. I got a camp on the tooley pond road but where I have ice is no where near Cranberry.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: iceflag on Dec 16, 2012, 02:32 PM
Found an inch and a half in Parrishville this morning.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 16, 2012, 03:21 PM
so jealous of you guys with an inch or two of ice now!!  everything around me (delta&oneida) still open water
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 16, 2012, 06:51 PM
so jealous of you guys with an inch or two of ice now!!  everything around me (delta&oneida) still open water

I'll take you out on some of my spots on the St. Lawrence by Clayton if you show me some cuse area stuff. Should have enough ice right before or just after New Years if the weather stays true to the long term forecast!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 16, 2012, 06:59 PM

Man has already walked on it this year. I got a camp on the tooley pond road but where I have ice is no where near Cranberry.

didn't mean to come off as a dink. I guess some people dont mind fishing on 2-3 inches of ice, just not me. Have you had the camp on tooley pond rd a long time? My grandparents built the Windfall House
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 16, 2012, 07:06 PM
One of the biggest bucks I ever saw was on Tooley pond road one night when I was heading to the Windfall for supper.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 16, 2012, 07:09 PM
 always deer in windfall, especially late season/after season. My grandma lived in windfall for idk how many yrs and I find sheds in her back yard that were monsters. The last two yrs in a row I have found a big 5pt shed. but you also have alot of deer jackers that travel the river road and tooley pond rd. >:(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bosshawg on Dec 16, 2012, 07:32 PM
spent the day on ~4in. of ice in franklin county... 6 small pike all around 20-24 in., feels great to be out again!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 16, 2012, 07:40 PM
Really hoping this rain wind and warm weather isnt going to kill what little ice we have really hoping i can get on the ice when im home the end of next week
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 16, 2012, 07:46 PM
spent the day on ~4in. of ice in franklin county... 6 small pike all around 20-24 in., feels great to be out again!!!
Part of me is sceptical but ill give you the benefit of the doubt and congratulate you. Jealous does no justice  :bow:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: eyehi on Dec 16, 2012, 08:01 PM
Hoping we dont get rain tomorrow or we will lose the base we have  :(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 16, 2012, 09:23 PM
my brother fished today on 3'' in St. Lawrence County.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bigZin315 on Dec 16, 2012, 09:25 PM
black lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 16, 2012, 10:08 PM
wow. glad to hear someone found some ice. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 17, 2012, 07:23 AM
Nope not black lake. He is back fishing this morning although I fear the ice will not last through the day.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rob1114 on Dec 17, 2012, 08:16 AM
With these temps any of you North Country guys every jump across the border in search of ice? Is it worth the hassle with a license? How far north of the border do you have to go with these conditions? Never fished up there but I'm tempted
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 17, 2012, 11:52 AM
Really hoping this rain wind and warm weather isnt going to kill what little ice we have really hoping i can get on the ice when im home the end of next week

Sorry bud looks like you have to wait till February.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Dec 17, 2012, 12:47 PM
didn't mean to come off as a dink. I guess some people dont mind fishing on 2-3 inches of ice, just not me. Have you had the camp on tooley pond rd a long time? My grandparents built the Windfall House


Camp has been there for 60 some years? Its a camp my family built, used to be a horse barn thats over 100 years old. Tooley Pond road is where I have seen my biggest buck ever, Deff over 140, mass was out of this world. Not even close to our hunting club though. Deer hunting on our club is sad....very very sad. No where near the deer there used to be.

Do you have access to Cranberry without the use of a snow machine? Id like to fish it but it is a hassle not knowing anybody with a camp on the lake for walk on access and I have to borrow a snow machine as there is usually too much snow to use a four wheeler
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
its coming soon the ice is coming soon..  hopefully sooner than later.  there is def a road trip in my future for some fishing def have to fish more than one lake this year..  but I would rather there be more than 3 inches I feel comfortable with 4 or 5
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 17, 2012, 01:11 PM
Sorry bud looks like you have to wait till February.

If there isn't I will be making road trips till we get ice down here. Lake by me just started to skim over this weekend but I'm guessing its already gone after yesterday
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 17, 2012, 04:39 PM

Do you have access to Cranberry without the use of a snow machine? Id like to fish it but it is a hassle not knowing anybody with a camp on the lake for walk on access and I have to borrow a snow machine as there is usually too much snow to use a four wheeler

You can access the lake from the Cranberry Lake Lodge and walk out. I see people fish out in front of the lodge before, sometimes around matilda bay (rocky shole). Last yr I used a wheeler 99% of the season so I wouldn't count that mode of transportation out. Usually the lake is packed down from snowmobile traffic and you can use a wheeler even in the deep snow (probably wont get deep snow this yr). Good luck!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 18, 2012, 12:07 PM
I heard the owner of the lodge gets upset with those that park there and walk out to fish. Takes away parking for the lodge customers. In fact I've seen people being asked to park elsewhere. Just saying. It is such a small town with very little parking. Alot of people fourwheeler out from wanakena. Alot of sled traffic usually keeps the trails groomed well enough for wheelers.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 18, 2012, 12:59 PM
So unload you gear at the lodge and go park behind the library where there is abundant parking.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Dec 18, 2012, 01:20 PM
You can access the lake from the Cranberry Lake Lodge and walk out. I see people fish out in front of the lodge before, sometimes around matilda bay (rocky shole). Last yr I used a wheeler 99% of the season so I wouldn't count that mode of transportation out. Usually the lake is packed down from snowmobile traffic and you can use a wheeler even in the deep snow (probably wont get deep snow this yr). Good luck!


Hows the fishing near the lodge? How far is the walk to a good spot?

Anyone use a flasher there to target pike or would that be slow trying to find them with a flasher?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM
Sorry about not mentioning parking. Public parking is behind the Post Office/Library/Community Center right next door to the Stone Manor Diner. There is a large parking lot for trucks/trailers. Also alot of people enter the ice in Wanakena right next to the Pinecone Restaraunt.

I have never fished near the lodge so cannot tell you how it is, but have seen people fish matilda island which is probably 300yrds from the lodge.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 18, 2012, 04:52 PM
Chipmunk bay was pretty good which is straight out from the lodge. If you park  in Wanakena near the Pine Cone be sure to get off the road the best you can. After being at the Ranger School for a year I have never seen locals so angry at sportsman for parking too far on the road...I guess they want you to jump the snow bank hahahah
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 18, 2012, 09:13 PM
the walk to find a good spot isn't far..  but I always take my wheeler with me!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 19, 2012, 05:37 AM
Special report. . . Ice making weather still in the forecast before Christmas and up to New Years!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 19, 2012, 06:49 AM
Special report. . . Ice making weather still in the forecast before Christmas and up to New Years!
Exactly - not long now  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 19, 2012, 09:15 AM
Getting snowed on pretty good in colton
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: sergeantworm on Dec 19, 2012, 09:39 AM
I can hardly contain my exitement, the anticipation is killing me.......I think by the day after christmas it will be hardwater time!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Dec 19, 2012, 11:16 AM
Single digits for the next couple of nights in colton, gunna try and get out this weekend!  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 19, 2012, 11:26 AM
I'm really hoping by Sunday the small stuff is locked up solid again
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 19, 2012, 11:36 AM
I'm really hoping by Sunday the small stuff is locked up solid again

If I get everything squared away ill be up to show you how its done.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 19, 2012, 11:49 AM
If I get everything squared away ill be up to show you how its done.

I want a handicap
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 19, 2012, 11:51 AM
I want a handicap

After last time i could prob give you a 15 fish start.  RB said i cant interfere with your grudge match though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 19, 2012, 11:52 AM
so any ice out there yet??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 20, 2012, 07:22 PM
Oh yeah theres some ice. Be fishing it soon boys!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 20, 2012, 07:35 PM
hope the storm tonight doesn't do too much damage
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 20, 2012, 09:08 PM
ya if we avoid the rain we should be set with ice conditions....I haven't checked any thicknesses but it is supposed to be friggin cold the next week. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 20, 2012, 10:30 PM
Northern Oneida, Herkimer and Lewis counties have a wind advisory. She is blowing something feirce up here. Not good  :'(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 21, 2012, 03:11 AM
Northern Oneida, Herkimer and Lewis counties have a wind advisory. She is blowing something feirce up here. Not good  :'(

I hope the winds in Maryland that I'm driving through don't hit up there  all the trucks are pulled over parked.   It's a good 50mph gust.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Dec 21, 2012, 03:54 AM
I hope the winds in Maryland that I'm driving through don't hit up there  all the trucks are pulled over parked.   It's a good 50mph gust.
ill take that after we something solid
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 21, 2012, 07:45 AM
Hope it's not raining up there like it is in poukeepsie 87 is flooded.

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Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 21, 2012, 07:51 AM
Mixed rain and snow - rain is better than snow, at this point in the ice-making game.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 21, 2012, 08:12 AM


drive careful H32
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 21, 2012, 08:23 AM

drive careful H32

I will thanks fillet
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 21, 2012, 09:07 AM
how did you make it thru the storm??  get a lot of snow?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 21, 2012, 09:08 AM

drive careful H32
There is a law against texting and talking on a cell phone while driving but I don't recall one on IS posting and driving.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 21, 2012, 09:21 AM
There is a law against texting and talking on a cell phone while driving but I don't recall one on IS posting and driving.

I'm like SI Roberson I can talk my way out of anything.  Lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: s10xr on Dec 21, 2012, 02:02 PM
I'm like SI Roberson I can talk my way out of anything.  Lol

Thats a fact Jack.  ha ha
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 21, 2012, 04:29 PM
got about 4inch of snow today, still coming down now. Slushy, wet snow. definite mess. not good for the ice though...but it is supposed to be cold sun/mon/tues/etc
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 21, 2012, 07:18 PM
its on the way just a week or two more
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 21, 2012, 08:27 PM
Saw a few wrecks coming home from Utica today at about 1pm. People tend to forget how to drive in the snow after seven or eight months...  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Dec 21, 2012, 08:32 PM
Saw a few wrecks coming home from Utica today at about 1pm. People tend to forget how to drive in the snow after seven or eight months...  ;)

Try being around Ft Drum. 10,000 young soldiers that have never seen snow in their lives. First snow is always chaotic around Drum
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 21, 2012, 08:38 PM
Try being around Ft Drum. 10,000 young soldiers that have never seen snow in their lives. First snow is always chaotic around Drum

was stationed there for two years! The best was the 19 year old kids from texas and florida. Thought they were formula one race car drivers on six inches of snow. needless to say, i did a lot of chauffeuring in the winter!  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rob1114 on Dec 21, 2012, 08:43 PM
Try being around Ft Drum. 10,000 young soldiers that have never seen snow in their lives. First snow is always chaotic around Drum

Thats one thing I loved about being stationed at Ft Bragg, NC. They just closed post every time it snowed an inch
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Dec 22, 2012, 06:22 AM
Try being around Ft Drum. 10,000 young soldiers that have never seen snow in their lives. First snow is always chaotic around Drum

Forget the snow. Most drive like maniacs anyway! 342 or 11 is a nightmare at 4 o'clock!
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 22, 2012, 07:12 AM
You guys need some ice and go fishing.  :P
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 22, 2012, 08:58 AM
we got about a FOOT of snow up here and it is still coming down hard. it is cold, but hope this doesn't help the ice making process the next couple of days.
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 22, 2012, 09:01 AM
Try being around Ft Drum. 10,000 young soldiers that have never seen snow in their lives. First snow is always chaotic around Drum


Can I mention the college kids in Canton from the city or elsewhere? Not pretty when it snows.
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 22, 2012, 09:07 AM
deff agree...but they're all gone on break now
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Post by: adkRoy on Dec 22, 2012, 09:15 AM
Nice thing is, when the wind dies down, a lot of lakes are gonna freeze over!
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 22, 2012, 12:08 PM
anyone out fishing yet?
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Post by: H.T. on Dec 22, 2012, 12:09 PM
no-next weekend @)
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 22, 2012, 01:12 PM
anyone out fishing yet?

Yes
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Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 22, 2012, 01:14 PM
Yes

what lake? what are you using? what color? how deep? what are the gps coordinates? Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! so i can do this :icefish: all day

Just kidding... make sure you're safe and stay on top!
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Post by: builderone on Dec 22, 2012, 01:51 PM
 
what lake? what are you using? what color? how deep? what are the gps coordinates? Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! so i can do this :icefish: all day

Just kidding... make sure you're safe and stay on top!
;D ;D ;D Thats the truth. there is ice out there, if the wind dies I might go tomorrow to a honey hole or too. Time for a perch fish fry.  ;D
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 22, 2012, 01:58 PM
  ;D ;D ;D Thats the truth. there is ice out there, if the wind dies I might go tomorrow to a honey hole or too. Time for a perch fish fry.  ;D

Agreed need some fresh fish for xmass :D
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 22, 2012, 09:33 PM
Yes
how far north are you??
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Post by: s10xr on Dec 22, 2012, 10:04 PM
Agreed need some fresh fish for xmass :D

Ok ill let you keep mine tomorrow.
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Post by: harrops26 on Dec 23, 2012, 08:18 AM
The word on the street is Hesseltine will give up his secrets in return for certain favors
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Post by: jakep138 on Dec 23, 2012, 08:23 AM
On 3 inches right now gentleman
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Post by: Teamjigem on Dec 23, 2012, 08:51 AM
where
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 23, 2012, 09:02 AM
Has anyone been by loti yet?
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 23, 2012, 09:04 AM
Hoping for a Wednesday trip somewhere.... Have spud will travel  @)
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 23, 2012, 10:28 AM
The word on the street is Hesseltine will give up his secrets in return for certain favors

what kind of favors??  lol
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 23, 2012, 10:31 AM
On 3 inches right now gentleman

GREAT!! if its 3 inches now by next sunday it should be really safe and I can take the kids out!!  there mad at me because im going for a little bit Wednesday!!!  Theres ice you just have to find  :clap:
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Post by: jakep138 on Dec 23, 2012, 11:05 AM
Absolutely just gotta drive went to probably 5 different lakes a lot looking good for next weekend one walkable .
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 23, 2012, 11:10 AM
The word on the street is Hesseltine will give up his secrets in return for certain favors
.

I offered u to come and your to much of a yuppie to fish 2.5
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Post by: harrops26 on Dec 23, 2012, 11:37 AM
.

I offered u to come and your to much of a yuppie to fish 2.5

Na i was married long enough that i no longer have the  that you young bucks have. Lost part of them in the divorce. 
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 23, 2012, 03:32 PM
Na i was married long enough that i no longer have the  that you young bucks have. Lost part of them in the divorce.

Well there is only one way to regain them then lol
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 23, 2012, 04:17 PM
what kind of favors??  lol

You know ;)
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 23, 2012, 05:58 PM
I am jealous of those finding ice. Up here in the adirondacks I went inthe woods about 4 miles to one pond and it was a slushy mess on top of 1 1/2 -2 inches, not walkable.
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Post by: Ranger_bound on Dec 23, 2012, 06:03 PM
Today was a rough day for the ice...at least where I was. The snow that gel made 1/2" to 1" of white ice. Time for the deep freeze.
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 23, 2012, 08:45 PM
colder weather is in the forecast !@! next week will all be talking about the fish we have caught so far
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Post by: Teamjigem on Dec 23, 2012, 10:52 PM
2.5 id fish that
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 24, 2012, 12:27 AM
2.5 id fish that
Well you gotta find it
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 24, 2012, 05:04 PM
2.5 is def enough to fish...  but can be a little hairy
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 24, 2012, 07:56 PM
2.5 is def enough to fish...  but can be a little hairy

Just keep your butt puckered and do the shuffle so you don't stay at one hole to long
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Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 24, 2012, 09:50 PM
Just keep your butt puckered and do the shuffle so you don't stay at one hole to long

 ;D
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 24, 2012, 10:04 PM
yeah I see!! 
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Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Dec 26, 2012, 06:19 AM
Gas up the snowblowers gentlemen...not gonna be pretty in the north country the next few days. We haven't gotten that much snow in a while. Be safe, that much snow on ice is never good. Be Safe!
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 26, 2012, 06:23 AM
Gas up the snowblowers gentlemen...not gonna be pretty in the north country the next few days. We haven't gotten that much snow in a while. Be safe, that much snow on ice is never good. Be Safe!
;D It ain't on the ground yet!  I'll stick by my idea that the weather channel, and others, sensationalize the predictions and talk about the worst case scenario.  We may get it, but not very likely.
Anyways, I'll be in my garage tonight putting the tracks on my wheeler.  ;D
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 26, 2012, 06:27 AM
;D It ain't on the ground yet!  I'll stick by my idea that the weather channel, and others, sensationalize the predictions and talk about the worst case scenario.  We may get it, but not very likely.
Anyways, I'll be in my garage tonight putting the tracks on my wheeler.  ;D

well lets hope we don't get much snow , but they were calling for some big wind up your way that may help , get those tracks on bro , what shack did you get and do you get to keep this one for a while  ;D
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 26, 2012, 06:55 AM
well lets hope we don't get much snow , but they were calling for some big wind up your way that may help , get those tracks on bro , what shack did you get and do you get to keep this one for a while  ;D
;D Got the Otter Pro Cabin (full insulated model (ice blue camo).  Two man (one and 1/2 of me.  Just a little bigger and a little heavier than the one from last year.  The boys are all set for shelters now - so I can keep this one, if I like it.  Don't know if I like the seats in it - I may have to do a redesign on that part.
See ya soon.
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 26, 2012, 07:40 AM
Anybody been by loti yet?
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Post by: s10xr on Dec 26, 2012, 07:51 AM
;D Got the Otter Pro Cabin (full insulated model (ice blue camo).  Two man (one and 1/2 of me.  Just a little bigger and a little heavier than the one from last year.  The boys are all set for shelters now - so I can keep this one, if I like it.  Don't know if I like the seats in it - I may have to do a redesign on that part.
See ya soon.

I was thinking the same thing
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 26, 2012, 08:41 AM
Chapmans reported 1-4" on black. Gotta be careful. I'm headed to check moon and mud today... Can't take it anymore...   ;D no reports from loti yet...
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 26, 2012, 09:33 AM
what about perch?  also moon lake had three inches on it the other day!!
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Post by: ShaneO19 on Dec 26, 2012, 10:37 AM
;D It ain't on the ground yet!  I'll stick by my idea that the weather channel, and others, sensationalize the predictions and talk about the worst case scenario.  We may get it, but not very likely.
Anyways, I'll be in my garage tonight putting the tracks on my wheeler.  ;D

I can pretty much guarantee that Black Lake will get at least 1 ft of snow from this storm and potentially quite a bit more. I went to Oswego for meteorology for awhile and have been studying the weather for my whole life so I get excited about snow storms and significant weather events. It does suck though that this is coming just as the ice is building and starting to become fishable. Hopefully the wind will blow much of this off and it wont hurt too much.
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Post by: fishon35 on Dec 26, 2012, 10:49 AM
Anybody been by loti yet?

checked it out yesterday.  Walked about 10 ft. then turned around.  crack, crack, crack, crack--- that was enough.
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Post by: sergeantworm on Dec 26, 2012, 02:24 PM
Did a drive about today, found an average of 1 to 2 inches (varied) at Hyde, LOTI, butterfield, and red. None safe. There were some folks out on moon, but I let that one be because it gets crowded very fast. Goose was 21/2 - 3 1/2 inch. Was out there for about an hour or two, it was very shallow. Much more than I remember it being. Anyway, its looking better but the snow could screw it up for us! We will see..
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 26, 2012, 03:22 PM
Did a drive about today, found an average of 1 to 2 inches (varied) at Hyde, LOTI, butterfield, and red. None safe. There were some folks out on moon, but I let that one be because it gets crowded very fast. Goose was 21/2 - 3 1/2 inch. Was out there for about an hour or two, it was very shallow. Much more than I remember it being. Anyway, its looking better but the snow could screw it up for us! We will see..

Anywhere on the river is going to be alot shallower than you remember this year, water levels way down, I have never seen them this low.
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 26, 2012, 03:28 PM
I heard perch had an inch or two on it. I spent a few hours on eel bay today with about 2.5 to 3" of good ice. Was crackling a bit but not to nerve racking as there was only about 2' of water. Really low... Cured the itch though. Only saw one perch on the ice. Felt good to get out finally...  ;D
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Post by: harrops26 on Dec 26, 2012, 03:42 PM
How much snow was on Eel
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Post by: cstone on Dec 26, 2012, 04:11 PM
Heard some people were out fishing Coles creek today. Anyone check out the ice there?? Plan on driving around tomorrow looking for at least 3 in.
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 26, 2012, 05:22 PM
How much snow was on Eel

Maybe two or three inches.... Real cold real shallow...
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Post by: perchpounder97 on Dec 26, 2012, 06:14 PM
Hey for you guys that have been around a long time and the guys that fish eel bay a lot.........how much is this low water going to effect us. I've only fished eel bay 1 time but I really liked it and I'm just wondering what you guys are predicting is going to happen. I guess im just wondering about all of the shallow water bays on lake Ontario because I haven't experienced a year yet with water this low and am just looking for some input from some one who may have seen a season like this before.
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Post by: harrops26 on Dec 26, 2012, 06:29 PM
I had really good luck in 2 fow last season while fishing Eel Bay
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 26, 2012, 06:32 PM
I hole hopped all over and didn't see anything in most holes... Maybe if the snow doesn't kill it ill try and get out a little further this weekend... Should be good if the wind keeps the snow off... It was blowing hard today...
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Post by: fishon35 on Dec 26, 2012, 07:33 PM
I hole hopped all over and didn't see anything in most holes... Maybe if the snow doesn't kill it ill try and get out a little further this weekend... Should be good if the wind keeps the snow off... It was blowing hard today...

Took a ride over there yesterday to scout the ice in both places. Didn't see tracks on eel so I didn't go on it.  Hopefully the wind doesn't trash the ice as it seemed like it stretched out a good ways. . .  Same thing at LOTI only I did walk on that for a good ten feet- launch was sketchy at best as only two steps were taken before an abrupt turn around.  Pressure ridge is back in the same place so if anyone is going there and it's covered with snow, be careful if you don't know where your going.
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Post by: eyehi on Dec 26, 2012, 07:42 PM
Heard some people were out fishing Coles creek today. Anyone check out the ice there?? Plan on driving around tomorrow looking for at least 3 in.
Brandy brook has good ice so coles must be close to being fishable.......hopeful ly the snow blows off the ice....
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 26, 2012, 08:54 PM
I can pretty much guarantee that Black Lake will get at least 1 ft of snow from this storm and potentially quite a bit more. I went to Oswego for meteorology for awhile and have been studying the weather for my whole life so I get excited about snow storms and significant weather events. It does suck though that this is coming just as the ice is building and starting to become fishable. Hopefully the wind will blow much of this off and it wont hurt too much.
Time will tell - it still ain't coming down yet - and - I studied weather a bit my self  - used to do some flying  ;)  The models show the possibility bit like I said, it ain't here yet.
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Post by: bigZin315 on Dec 26, 2012, 08:56 PM
its snowing hard in CNY utica area we got 5 inches in the past couple hours
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 26, 2012, 09:33 PM
hopefully it stops soon but winter is here !!
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Post by: huntny30 on Dec 26, 2012, 09:36 PM
Yep getting pounded here in Mexico...already different than last year...will be the second run of the snowblower tomorrow, only ran it twice last year...
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Post by: Fontona19 on Dec 26, 2012, 09:56 PM
Getting hit pretty good right now just south of the ADK's

Hopefully the wind keeps up.
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Post by: pmac3 on Dec 26, 2012, 09:58 PM
Looking to get out this weekend, but this snow doesn't help. Utica area is getting nailed right now. Any reports of good ice in the Adirondacks? Durant? Adirondack Lake?
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Post by: builderone on Dec 26, 2012, 09:59 PM
Gouverneur area is starting to get it pretty good now.  >:(
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 27, 2012, 05:04 AM
Time will tell - it still ain't coming down yet - and - I studied weather a bit my self  - used to do some flying  ;)  The models show the possibility bit like I said, it ain't here yet.
>:( Time is here and so is the storm.  8" and it is coming.  Will have to see what the totals are and what the lake looks like later in the day.  When it lets up. I'm doing a little scouting for Friday AM.
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Post by: huntny30 on Dec 27, 2012, 05:45 AM
Phil your reports are always great, thanks!  I am still 3-4 weeks away from ice fishing but I am just as excited watching how it is all coming together...
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Post by: s10xr on Dec 27, 2012, 06:10 AM
I hope to fish somewhere this weekend.  who didnt get snow lol.
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 27, 2012, 09:38 AM
Oneida county delta/Oneida lakes got pounded!!
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 27, 2012, 09:41 AM
We got pounded here in Cranberry, probably 16inches of powder since 9:00pm last night. still snowin but wont accumulate as much...but probably another 6 inches by the end of the day I'm guessing.

This really hurts the ice. This is the second dumping we have gotten in the last week or so
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 27, 2012, 09:44 AM
my area ended up with about a foot of snow maybe plus/minus a little
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Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 27, 2012, 10:46 AM
10" here and still coming down :'(  So much for fishing this weekend.
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Post by: Crash1433 on Dec 27, 2012, 10:51 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fq489%2Fbps1433%2FSNOWDEC27_zps8feadbd3.jpg&hash=5d97727afb10da5151178a89105a950c)

     Have to be closing in on a foot in Eliazbethtown. If there is good ice anywhere its going to be rough going getting around...good thing I built a smitty sled for my clam.
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Post by: nypike on Dec 27, 2012, 12:16 PM
pounded here in tupper... had about 2-3 inches but thats trashed now
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 27, 2012, 09:13 PM
we probably got about 20 inches give or take. my buddy put a tape measure on his deck that was completely cleared yesterday and measured 20 inches today. maybe a little blown in but still...a lot of snow in 8 hours. bad for the lakes though big time
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Post by: adkRoy on Dec 27, 2012, 09:19 PM
Blackmere, you ever fish silver lake? In all my years of going up there, I have never fished it but want to some time.  ;D
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Post by: fishon35 on Dec 28, 2012, 12:23 PM
I'll be on Eel Saturday morning with my fishin buddy.  If anyone wants to meet up, pm me- be glad to meet up with fellow shanty members.

I'll post later tomorrow with necessary info, i.e. ice conditions, how much food Was consumed, and how much tobacco spit was created   ;)
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Post by: waldo24 on Dec 28, 2012, 12:26 PM
Is eel bay safe??
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 28, 2012, 12:32 PM
Is eel bay safe??

I heard there were guys out there today... I was out a couple days ago there and there was 3" max... must be a bunch of snow on top now....
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Post by: waldo24 on Dec 28, 2012, 12:41 PM
I will be there tomorrow with my buddy early for the day Dogger. Shoot me a text or call. I will private msg ya cell num.
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Post by: Dogger on Dec 28, 2012, 12:52 PM
I will be there tomorrow with my buddy early for the day Dogger. Shoot me a text or call. I will private msg ya cell num.

I'm headed elsewhere for the day....   ;D
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 28, 2012, 05:24 PM
whats the word theres has to be good ice somewhere
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Post by: C.M. Jump on Dec 28, 2012, 05:27 PM
There's ice. You just need to go find it.  ;D
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 28, 2012, 05:31 PM
There's ice. You just need to go find it.  ;D
I know I was just being a fool.  seeing if anyone would post anything
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Post by: LastCast69 on Dec 28, 2012, 06:32 PM
Not too bad of a pike today
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi227.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fdd171%2Fstupids-o-b%2FP1000779_zpscab7863e.jpg&hash=e19b73d226c4cb18be62f8461725bdec)
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Post by: adkRoy on Dec 28, 2012, 06:34 PM
ooooohhhhhh you're gonna get bombarded with requests asking....no, demanding to know where you fished.  ;D
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Post by: cnyiceboy on Dec 28, 2012, 06:36 PM
Nice fish, glad to see you made it out on the ice
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Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 28, 2012, 06:37 PM

nice snake eater  :thumbsup:
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Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 28, 2012, 07:01 PM


   Hog  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 28, 2012, 07:20 PM
its very nice !!
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Post by: pondskipper on Dec 28, 2012, 07:24 PM
Anyone fish Mud lake
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Post by: adkRoy on Dec 28, 2012, 07:32 PM
Anyone fish Mud lake

which one, theres about 25 in the adirondacks. ;D
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Post by: IceMän on Dec 28, 2012, 07:36 PM
That is a HOG!
Nice!!
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Post by: pondskipper on Dec 28, 2012, 07:36 PM
Is there one by black lake
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Post by: conesusguy on Dec 28, 2012, 10:48 PM
Ermahgerd whered you catch it how deep with what what GPS coords!
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 29, 2012, 08:42 AM
congrats on the pike
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 29, 2012, 10:21 AM
nice one that pike is huge!!  looks like a black lake pike LOL
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Post by: adkRoy on Dec 29, 2012, 10:44 AM


Cranberry Lake Fire & Rescue Department ·
16 hours ago · ..



 
PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE LAKE. Due to all the snow and lack of cold weather the lake is not safe to ride or walk on.
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Post by: blackmer826 on Dec 29, 2012, 11:49 AM
I figured some brave man will be zippin across the lake today, but maybe not with the 20inches of fresh snow from the other day. Hopefully no one tries it because it doesn't look good, with many brown spots
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Post by: fishon35 on Dec 29, 2012, 04:00 PM
As promised, here's my Eel bay report. About 2-3" of ice, topped with 3-5" of slush, then add another 5-10" of snow and you got current conditions.  The walk was horrendous, and the fishing was even worse.  Spoke to roughly 30 people that came off and 95% got skunked and the ones that didn't, got two or three perch.  People started leaving a little after 9 with the majority gone by 11. 

Spoke to coast guard and they said they couldn't get out of their hover yesterday anywhere on LOTI.  The snow really gummed things up.
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Post by: NNYIceangler on Dec 29, 2012, 04:42 PM
I think I may have spoken to you when I got on the ice, we caught about a dozen perch in the three inch size range and said the heck with it and left, not quite enough ice for my liking with all this snow.
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Post by: waldo24 on Dec 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
Yes Fishon35 is correct! (Eel Bay) The ice is horrible and I would say it wont get better for awhile. I was there and measured 2 in ice in most places.....drilled 1 hole with buddy and it was cracking like crazy.....no thanks! Didnt even bother to get out a rod!  Talked with quite a few guys and most didnt even get a bite and no flags. So we headed to Chippewa Bay.......(did not see anyone on Goose Bay) same thing only 10-15 in of snow with 8-12in of slush and water and 3 in of ice......fished for 2 hours and caught an 8" perch a 9" perch and 4 2"dinks. Bad, bad day.....and drove all the way from Oneida Lake. But it felt dam good to be out there for the first time! Think we will wait and see what next weekend brings.
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Post by: RNsurfnturf on Dec 29, 2012, 05:44 PM
too funny waldo ... ijust typed that word for word almost and it didnt post!... we drove from marcellus...started at eel bay offf by 9:30  went to LOTI  spud bar went through at the ramp with ease...ended up at chipewa till 2....bunch 0f 3-4" perch with 1) 9"  perch

tough going everywhere.......it was good to get out and get started! ;D ;D

the itch has subsided now......now waiting for otisco to get going!
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Post by: nypike on Dec 31, 2012, 10:57 AM
found some good ice today, will be on it in the morning....
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Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Dec 31, 2012, 11:05 AM
Anyone know whats going on with the TI Bait Shop Website? I tried to go on today, but my computer told me no  :P Lots of warnings and red flags.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: waldo24 on Dec 31, 2012, 11:16 AM
Yeah they had a virus....its best to call. 315-482-9903. She said they are working on a new one currently. Good luck  :tipup:
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Post by: Ryan549 on Dec 31, 2012, 11:40 AM
found some good ice today, will be on it in the morning....

Lucky you- good luck
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Post by: FellThru82 on Dec 31, 2012, 12:56 PM
found some good ice today, will be on it in the morning....
how did it go?  hopefully your flags flew high and the jigging was good
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 04, 2013, 12:28 PM
Now that everyone is out fishing...how about some bait prices through the north country? More than last year?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Fontona19 on Jan 04, 2013, 12:51 PM
My guy is the same as last year. $6 per cup for fatheads or rosies, $5.50 per dozen for medium shiners, and $9 for a dozen suckers. I use country pets in Hudson Falls as much as I can. Great bait, and good service.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 04, 2013, 08:35 PM
My guy is the same as last year. $6 per cup for fatheads or rosies, $5.50 per dozen for medium shiners, and $9 for a dozen suckers. I use country pets in Hudson Falls as much as I can. Great bait, and good service.

how big are the suckers?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Jan 05, 2013, 05:22 PM
hows the fishing going??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Fontona19 on Jan 05, 2013, 05:24 PM
how big are the suckers?


They range from 4" to 6", and sometimes slightly bigger.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: St. Lawrence River Guy on Jan 05, 2013, 08:59 PM
Did anyone head over to Eel Bay today?  I heard rumors that slush was firming up but I haven't been over myself.  Really curious to see how our low water levels impact fishing in shallow bays on the River this year.  If I make it over to Wellesley tomorrow I'll give a report.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 06, 2013, 03:52 AM
So...... After making a run to Eel and getting skunked on Wed I am a bit worried about the trip I have planned again for there this year with the kids staying at the Eel bay cabins. Was never looking for trophys out of there...... just to keep the kids entertained and chasing flags which they did last year. A little concerned if Eel stays dead like it is we will have to maybe go to LOTI which I have never fished before. Just curious if we end up going there can we get into some pike close to the state ramp or would I have to trek the kids and my father all the way to the shallow areas on the west end of the lake??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 06, 2013, 05:32 AM
So...... After making a run to Eel and getting skunked on Wed I am a bit worried about the trip I have planned again for there this year with the kids staying at the Eel bay cabins. Was never looking for trophys out of there...... just to keep the kids entertained and chasing flags which they did last year. A little concerned if Eel stays dead like it is we will have to maybe go to LOTI which I have never fished before. Just curious if we end up going there can we get into some pike close to the state ramp or would I have to trek the kids and my father all the way to the shallow areas on the west end of the lake??

You don't need to go far at LOTI.  A buddy was at Eel yesterday and gave me his report.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 06, 2013, 07:56 AM
Anybody fishing Hawkins point yet?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ny Ice Fisher on Jan 06, 2013, 10:23 AM
So...... After making a run to Eel and getting skunked on Wed I am a bit worried about the trip I have planned again for there this year with the kids staying at the Eel bay cabins. Was never looking for trophys out of there...... just to keep the kids entertained and chasing flags which they did last year. A little concerned if Eel stays dead like it is we will have to maybe go to LOTI which I have never fished before. Just curious if we end up going there can we get into some pike close to the state ramp or would I have to trek the kids and my father all the way to the shallow areas on the west end of the lake??

I fish LOTI a lot and i always fish the deeper part of it. i catch plenty of pike and i believe the perch fishing is a little better out there in the deeper part. just my .02  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: schreck72 on Jan 06, 2013, 12:01 PM
Does anyone know if sackets harbor bay or henderson has any safe ice?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 06, 2013, 12:25 PM
Ice is still a little sketchy on the Raquette in Colton. Fished yesterday and had a snowmobiler go threw20 yards from my shack and 4 people went threw in the process of getting it out but we finally got it on shore and everyone ended up safe! Took us two and a half hours to get it out. And yes sadely it was the only thing that i pulled out of a hole that day  :(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Jan 06, 2013, 12:41 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj478%2Ficefisherman17%2FSLEDDOWN_zpsfe87f383.png&hash=95dc20a73c915668928293f6ffd6fd7b)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 06, 2013, 12:55 PM
Ice is still a little sketchy on the Raquette in Colton. Fished yesterday and had a snowmobiler go threw20 yards from my shack and 4 people went threw in the process of getting it out but we finally got it on shore and everyone ended up safe! Took us two and a half hours to get it out. And yes sadely it was the only thing that i pulled out of a hole that day  :(

glad everyone got out safely....the ice is very deceiving everywhere this year.  I'm surprised that there are not more reports of people going through the ice on snowmobiles.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 06, 2013, 03:02 PM
nobody has touched cranberry yet with a sled suprisingly, but good because it is probably unsafe.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: burdenlakeboy on Jan 06, 2013, 03:30 PM
any info on fern lake conditions?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 06, 2013, 03:37 PM
any info on fern lake conditions?


Which one? The one near lake placid has had snowmobiles on it for a bit
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 06, 2013, 05:44 PM
anybody been on payne lake ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 06, 2013, 08:16 PM
Been out on lake Champlain and there is good ice in quite a few good spots. Also, went out on chazy lake...got skunked and chateaugay lake is looking pretty good.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 07, 2013, 09:31 AM
Anyone know what time chapmans opens?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 07, 2013, 09:50 AM
Anyone know what time chapmans opens?

WEB Page (http://www.chapmansblacklake.com/)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: SFC Hardwater on Jan 07, 2013, 09:56 AM
anybody been on Payne lake ?

I was out on Payne a couple times last week by the end of the week there was about 7.5". Only ventured out about 75yds from the boat launch.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: OTIS on Jan 07, 2013, 11:50 AM
I took a ride Saturday up to Speculator for something to do.  There were a couple guys out on Piseco Lake, and on Oxbow Lake.  Everywhere else was empty. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 07, 2013, 05:13 PM
I was out on Payne a couple times last week by the end of the week there was about 7.5". Only ventured out about 75yds from the boat launch.

how was the bite? we fished hyde today... slow.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: SFC Hardwater on Jan 07, 2013, 05:51 PM
how was the bite? we fished hyde today... slow.

Was out for about 4 hours with nothing. Fished Hyde Saturday marked 1 and pulled up 1 16" Large Mouth. Bite has been really slow.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: burdenlakeboy on Jan 07, 2013, 06:14 PM


Which one? The one near lake placid has had snowmobiles on it for a bit
yes...was just wondering if it was worth the trip ice wise...
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 07, 2013, 08:17 PM
OK.......So I got recruited by my sons Boy Scout Troop to join the annual Cranberry lake winter campout.  They stay at an adults camp on the lake in tents and have ice fished the last 4 years they have gone and caught NOTHING.  Would LOVE some of you familiar with the lake to maybe give me a bit of direction so maybe we could change that statistic this time around.  I have never been to Cranberry lake. They generally fish close walking relatively close walking distance from the camp.  After Googling the address it appears the camp is on south side of Matilda Bay , which is on the northeast point of the lake, south of Chipmunk Bay.  Is that a bay that’s worth fishing?? Have they just not caught anything cause it’s a “dead” bay in the winter?? Not sure if they would be interested in “breaking from the norm” of just fishing in the bay the camp is on, but is they are is there public access close by to there where I could get them somewhere within a close walk to get into some little pike or something??  Not looking for secret “monster fish” grounds.  Just something where we have a shot to pull a fish or two through the ice. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 07, 2013, 08:27 PM
Was out for about 4 hours with nothing. Fished Hyde Saturday marked 1 and pulled up 1 16" Large Mouth. Bite has been really slow.

seems pretty slow everywhere. we headed north trying to get onto a different pond... our go-to spot is slow but i guess we didnt change our luck... saw half a dozen gills and a few perch on the cam but nothing else. and i only got two gills to bite. they were super finicky. i will say though that i think its a beautiful lake and probably worth another shot but not knowing it all that well we werent even sure where to fish on it. hope things pick up for you guys and everyone else.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kuyahoorakid on Jan 08, 2013, 10:49 AM
We went Sunday to a small lake nearby. Ice was down right dangerous in spots. Bite was pretty much non existant. We got two dink perch, and marked a bunch of fish. Warm temps this week will all but ruin what ice we have. Oh well, hopefully we can rebuild some better ice this time!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 08, 2013, 04:38 PM
I think this warm spell will help more than hurt actually.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: SYCLONE on Jan 09, 2013, 05:43 PM
I fished Hyde and it was very slow.  A couple of guys caught 5 Northern and a bass, we caught one Northern. Fished from 8-130. 6-8 inches of ice out there.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: o2rmk800 on Jan 09, 2013, 06:10 PM
nice haul! the dogs look kind of confused that that crappie came out of that hole lol.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: SFC Hardwater on Jan 09, 2013, 06:41 PM
Just getting started fishing up here in the north country. I am still trying to learn how to get to certain places but I am happy to read everyone's reviews. I have only hit 3 bodies of water (ice) thus far but am trying. Thank you all for your updates and the more I learn the area the more I will post.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 09, 2013, 09:24 PM
Ice conditions up north are starting to look a bit crappy...warm weather and rain is killing our crappy ice...yuk
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perchpounder97 on Jan 09, 2013, 09:26 PM
Sounds like a good day :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: SFC Hardwater on Jan 09, 2013, 09:31 PM
Ice conditions up north are starting to look a bit crappy...warm weather and rain is killing our crappy ice...yuk
Just when things are looking up our season gets shorter. My son is going to be very upset when I don't take him out on the water This weekend.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 09, 2013, 09:43 PM
should be good for the ice, temps drop next week Feb is projected to be colder than normal should freeze up better and with no snow hopefully
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Bob02 on Jan 10, 2013, 08:33 PM
Looking for Perch Lake ice conditions if anyone has been there. Any info would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 10, 2013, 08:43 PM
anyone know what the bait at Red Roof Inn in Tupper is like this year? Size, Cost, kinds (suckers?) Thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 10, 2013, 08:44 PM
Looking for Perch Lake ice conditions if anyone has been there. Any info would be appreciated.

two more posts and you'll have access to the reports and conditions board.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Jan 10, 2013, 08:50 PM
fished mile arm bay on black lake today...todays haul, 5 pike, 2 bass (released unharmed) 16 crappie, and 20 blue gill...oh ya and 6 pig belly perch...heres my first crappie thru the ice this year...(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/silvrbck136/0109131128_zpsa729c030.jpg)
Nice haul. I need to get on some nice waters like that
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Bob02 on Jan 11, 2013, 08:50 AM
Ok thank you.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hunts2long on Jan 11, 2013, 08:52 AM
Nice looking dogs....hunts2long
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Bob02 on Jan 11, 2013, 08:53 AM
fished mile arm bay on black lake today...todays haul, 5 pike, 2 bass (released unharmed) 16 crappie, and 20 blue gill...oh ya and 6 pig belly perch...heres my first crappie thru the ice this year...(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/silvrbck136/0109131128_zpsa729c030.jpg)

Nice haul ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jascpa099 on Jan 11, 2013, 10:34 AM
fished mile arm bay on black lake today...todays haul, 5 pike, 2 bass (released unharmed) 16 crappie, and 20 blue gill...oh ya and 6 pig belly perch...heres my first crappie thru the ice this year...(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/silvrbck136/0109131128_zpsa729c030.jpg)

Anyone who fishes Mile Arm knows those two dogs... and how they like to run off with your gear!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishordie444 on Jan 11, 2013, 01:21 PM
Gonna give it hell and hope ice is good enough for tomorrow on black lake!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 11, 2013, 02:58 PM
Gonna give it hell and hope ice is good enough for tomorrow on black lake!!!


Tight lines and be safe
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fish4fun8 on Jan 11, 2013, 03:24 PM
oh yeh i know the dogs they ran away with somthing from me before
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perch md on Jan 11, 2013, 04:29 PM
Thats a golden have 2 myself always walking around the house with something in there mouth
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 11, 2013, 04:40 PM
be safe on black lake, out on rollway bay yesterday and there was a Can Am side by side through the ice, only the roll cage was above ice by a foot or two....not good
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perchpounder97 on Jan 11, 2013, 04:48 PM
How was the ice in general though besides the 1100lb machine going through ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 11, 2013, 09:17 PM
6-8 inches but it was layered...soft layer in the middle. I dont know how it held up after today, definitely not the conditions i would drive a Can Am side by side on but to each his own.

Hope the rain continues and then we get some arctic air to make everything turn to solid ice
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 11, 2013, 09:35 PM
Thats a golden have 2 myself always walking around the house with something in there mouth

Mine tries to see how many toys she can get in her mouth at once......then when I give her a cookie, she panics, cant drop the toys but wants the cookie, very funny to watch.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Jan 12, 2013, 04:28 AM
be safe on black lake, out on rollway bay yesterday and there was a Can Am side by side through the ice, only the roll cage was above ice by a foot or two....not good
No offence but they might as well been driving a s10 those side by sides ned about 8-10" anyone who puts on b4 that is a fool. Im not sayin to talk crap but really guys we r smarter then this.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perch md on Jan 12, 2013, 05:17 AM
They are a heavy mine is a 1050 lbs and thats a mid size  would have to say min 8''
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: EvanW86 on Jan 12, 2013, 05:19 AM
They are a heavy mine is a 1050 lbs and thats a mid size  would have to say min 8''
Yea. We all know better people r just getting getty
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 12, 2013, 07:55 AM
ya I know I wouldn't have been risking that Side by Side, but they were anxious I guess.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: icehouserlt on Jan 12, 2013, 08:14 AM
Anyubody fishing waddington massena area today? Hows the ice? There r some guys on lake ozonia but it looks slick!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 14, 2013, 09:41 AM
After looking at temp forecasts this Sat I was hopefull that I might get to try Chaumont out for the first time this coming Wed b4 I have to get back to work for a stretch......... Just checked the current conditions on my phone and the weather station at Watertown airport is recording 20mph sustained W winds with gusts to 40!!>:( >:( Not going to play nice with the crappy ice that might have been left to try and rebuild. Not looking promising for my Wed Fishing trip.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 14, 2013, 10:10 AM
I recommend you hold off. Fished it sat with decent ice but when we left, conditions changed.  We also had really warm temps sun.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 14, 2013, 04:41 PM
Heading to Cranberry Lake tomorrow. Gotta check on my camp after all the snow. Gonna try to fish as well, anyone have any idea how the ice is at the public beach?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 14, 2013, 04:43 PM
I wouldn't recommend the ice, but give it a shot. have not been out there myself, after this warm weekend I am going to give it a week or so to deep freeze ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 15, 2013, 11:21 AM
2 guys just went thru the ice down at the stump fields...the ice is not safe guys....
That is Whitehouse Bay?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: serveprotect on Jan 15, 2013, 01:31 PM
Hope they r allright.  How do u guys think conditions will be by the weekend??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 15, 2013, 03:16 PM
My buddy drove by chaumont today. Where we were Saturday is open water.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 15, 2013, 04:38 PM
we also had a snowmobiler go thru the ice in massena, and he hasnt been recovered yet, the dive team is still searching...stay off the ice guys..we can all go when it refreezes to safe thickness....
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Here's the link.

http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Divers-Search-For-Missing-Snowmobiler-186942281.html (http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Divers-Search-For-Missing-Snowmobiler-186942281.html)

Tragic. Prayers for the family
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: TMBWarriors on Jan 15, 2013, 09:00 PM
So sad for sure
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slabspanker on Jan 16, 2013, 11:37 AM
Perch Lake!  Any word on the condition of Perch Lake out there?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: esox slayer on Jan 16, 2013, 11:49 AM
YES that is Whitehouse Bay....i havent heard anymore on the guys that went in but we also had a snowmobiler go thru the ice in massena, and he hasnt been recovered yet, the dive team is still searching...stay off the ice guys..we can all go when it refreezes to safe thickness....

Haven't quite figured out what sort of Darwin Candidate takes his machine on a river (ya know, flowing water and all) after 3-4 days of temps approaching the 60's and rain?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perchpounder97 on Jan 16, 2013, 03:09 PM
I guess I'm headed north again this weekend.......some below zero temps starting tomorrow for the black lake area and a forecasted high of 0 and low of -17 for Monday! I would also like to say R.I.P to the fellow fisherman that passed.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 16, 2013, 03:39 PM
they recovered his body, mid 40's guy, 15 feet of water, 2 inches of ice...50 yards from boat launch...
sad
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 16, 2013, 04:21 PM
I guess I'm headed north again this weekend.......some below zero temps starting tomorrow for the black lake area and a forecasted high of 0 and low of -17 for Monday! I would also like to say R.I.P to the fellow fisherman that passed.
Which weather forecast you looking at?  Don't think we are in for that kind of cold.  It's coming, but not as "hard" as we would like.


Tonight Jan 16
Snow Showers Late

34°F Observed High 1:45 pm

Low 22°F

Thu Jan 17
High 19°
Low -1°


Fri Jan 18
High 20°
Low 19°

Sat Jan 19
High 36°
Low 25°

Sun Jan 20
High 29°
Low -3°

Mon Jan 21
High 7°
Low -5°

Tue Jan 22
High 8°
Low 0°

Wed Jan 23
High 10°
Low 1°

Thu Jan 24
High 17°
Low 12°

Fri Jan 25
High 27°
Low 11°
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 16, 2013, 04:29 PM


thanks FFP those are about the same temps i'm looking at on 3 different sites
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nypike on Jan 16, 2013, 05:12 PM
well we are getting -14 tomorrow night with temps falling to around zero tomorrow. I bet we get colder than they call for, usually do..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: SFC Hardwater on Jan 16, 2013, 10:54 PM
Checked out Grass, Red, Moon and Payne lakes tonight. Walked a little over 100' onto grass had 5.5 inches of ice 1.5 solid blue ice 4 of white. Red lake could not get to the ice to check, talked to a couple of guys that were just coming off of Moon said there was about 5.5 inches of ice there also, they also said that they had been able to get right out onto Hyde today. The actual slip at Payne still as not good today but if you go off either side of it there was almost 6 inches of Ice with right around an inch of clear blue. If the weather does as they are saying looks like we will be set for the weekend just not sure about Red lake.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: thegoods on Jan 17, 2013, 09:05 AM
What do yo mean you couldn't get to the ice?  shore ice gone?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FishingForFun2010 on Jan 17, 2013, 09:17 AM
Nothing safer then that white ice...be smart the north country doesn't need to loose another.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 17, 2013, 06:52 PM
Has anyone fished Hawkins point this year?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishordie444 on Jan 18, 2013, 12:23 PM
Is there going to be safe ice tomorrow on black lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 18, 2013, 01:35 PM
Is there going to be safe ice tomorrow on black lake?
Yes there will/is. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 18, 2013, 01:59 PM
quote author=onebaddx link=topic=199664.msg2473822#msg2473822 date=1358470350]
Has anyone fished Hawkins point this year?
 

i tried to myself but the ice wasnt in yet, and its gonna be late if at all for this year....[

Yup I agree with Slver here.  That is one spot you do not want to take chances with, WAY to much current.
If your looking for somewhere possibly to fish think Brandy brook or some bays out that way as those areas should still be semi ok in spots, but like with any ice, walk slow and check ice thickness regularly..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
Yup I agree with Slver here.  That is one spot you do not want to take chances with, WAY to much current.
If your looking for somewhere possibly to fish think Brandy brook or some bays out that way as those areas should still be semi ok in spots, but like with any ice, walk slow and check ice thickness regularly..


I have personally already fished it three time this year. I was wondering if it had refroze yet. I will be there tomorrow morning fishing it at 5am if anyone would like to join.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 18, 2013, 02:46 PM

I have personally already fished it three time this year. I was wondering if it had refroze yet. I will be there tomorrow morning fishing it at 5am if anyone would like to join.

I had fished it 10 times atleast, however when the ice went out I quit going and will not go back there until we get atleast a few more days of below freezing temps.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 18, 2013, 03:02 PM
I think I saw you out there a few times.  If you had that hoodie on in your profile picture, then I deff saw you out there. haha. Next time I will come introduce myself.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 18, 2013, 04:15 PM
I think I saw you out there a few times.  If you had that hoodie on in your profile picture, then I deff saw you out there. haha. Next time I will come introduce myself.

Yes do so, just look for the good lookin guy,  Thats me :P 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 18, 2013, 07:46 PM
Thank you very much....just looking for a dynamite spot to bring the little ones for some nice eyes.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 18, 2013, 10:44 PM
I was going to say to you guys who keep talking about your good looks that you should start another thread!!! :sick: 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Jan 19, 2013, 01:18 PM
In reference to Brandy Brook; Has ANYONE had a decent day with perch there this ice season? Anything under 9'' does not count. Last year was my first year fishing BB and I really was into the jumbos from 1st ice - mid January. The only thing going on there are cigar sized stocker walleye in the half dozen times I've been there thus far. I've only lived in North Country now for a little over a year and maybe last year was a fluke perch wise there but I just can't believe how awful the perch fishing has been there thus far. Either way, I start back for the eyes Monday. Was just wondering if I was the only one striking out there. As for Coles, plenty of micro perch in the 3 hours I put up with that place for.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 20, 2013, 12:35 PM
We had our first real trip this morning. The boys and I had a great time, we caught a quarter pail of perch, a small largemouth and a 25" chain pick. Let the bass and pick go, bass is out of season and we practice catch and release on game fish (mostly). I would never take them out on suspect ice but thank you for the warning, I will make sure the conditions are ideal before making the hour and fourth five minute drive up lol.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FellThru82 on Jan 20, 2013, 07:02 PM
You guys see that guy who's truck sunk in Oneida lake lmfao
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ranger_bound on Jan 20, 2013, 07:07 PM
You guys see that guy who's truck sunk in Oneida lake lmfao
It didn't happen on Oneida or in NY.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: WailinOnPerch on Jan 20, 2013, 07:25 PM
Did any ice up there survive the winds??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 20, 2013, 07:37 PM
I would not bring any kids onto Hawkins Point period....  Way too many other places to fish that is a lot safer for kids
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Esox on ice on Jan 21, 2013, 05:40 PM
Hey ya'll,
    been on site for two years, finally registered... Looking for a fresh report on Cranberry Lake, ADk ice conditions.   Want to go up for a few days n camp on ice n fish for pike.  Enough ice for a snowmachince?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 21, 2013, 05:42 PM
now that you have 3 posts you can view the reports and conditions board.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perchpounder97 on Jan 21, 2013, 09:52 PM
Hey guys just a quick piece of advice.......visit chapmans bait in black lake sometime if you get the chance they are great people and the store is awesome. I went in there today for the first time and was really impressed. They even had fin-bor augers!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: UpstateNYinCT on Jan 21, 2013, 10:40 PM
How's the ice around Ogdensburg area on the big river?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 22, 2013, 04:19 AM
How's the ice around Ogdensburg area on the big river?
Wheathouse is just getting some ice.  Maybe will be some on it this weekend.  I'm sure there will be.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 22, 2013, 05:26 AM
Hey guys just a quick piece of advice.......visit chapmans bait in black lake sometime if you get the chance they are great people and the store is awesome. I went in there today for the first time and was really impressed. They even had fin-bor augers!

and he had 2 piece spuds to for a great price  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 22, 2013, 10:07 AM
Walleye are in at Coles Creek which is between Waddington and Massena.  Many people are reporting they are catching up to 9 pounders

Not sure who you been talking to but me and the team have been there everyday, either one or many of us at a time and there has been very few keepers out there in the last 2 weeks, To say "they are in" is kinda leading people on, I have seen literally 20 or so men leave the ice on a daily basis without a single fish.  Can they be caught ?  YES but they are far and few apart at this stage, the big rush was first ice , as always it's good then peders out just like it has , just like EVERY year for the last 25 years!  There is much better spots then coles for Walleye...Just saying
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: UpstateNYinCT on Jan 22, 2013, 10:15 AM
Thanks guys hoping for trip up to the big river in the next month or so.  I have access to some other areas for main river pike that I would love to try out.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 23, 2013, 05:12 PM
Not sure who you been talking to but me and the team have been there everyday, either one or many of us at a time and there has been very few keepers out there in the last 2 weeks, To say "they are in" is kinda leading people on, I have seen literally 20 or so men leave the ice on a daily basis without a single fish.  Can they be caught ?  YES but they are far and few apart at this stage, the big rush was first ice , as always it's good then peders out just like it has , just like EVERY year for the last 25 years!  There is much better spots then coles for Walleye...Just saying


Glad someone called that out.....Coles and Brandy are very poor spots to catch walleye that are legal. First ice I was there and it was good, the very next day coles was dead
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Kevin76 on Jan 23, 2013, 05:35 PM
Any one have info on crystal lake or clear lake ??? Thinking of trying there this weekend

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bushyjr on Jan 23, 2013, 05:54 PM
Will be on red lake tomorrow
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: detriotwings on Jan 24, 2013, 01:10 PM
coles creek is hit and miss for eyes,ive seen good bites after dark
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rlowery on Jan 24, 2013, 06:26 PM
Anyone been fishing around the colton/potsdam area? wondering how the ice is, but i'd imagine its gotta be walkable possible wheeler ready by now with all this cold. I want to bring a friend who's never been this weekend.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 25, 2013, 04:02 PM
Anyone been fishing around the colton/potsdam area? wondering how the ice is, but i'd imagine its gotta be walkable possible wheeler ready by now with all this cold. I want to bring a friend who's never been this weekend.


Colton is prob. good, have not seen much ice in Potsdam yet....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 27, 2013, 09:08 AM
I would not bring any kids onto Hawkins Point period....  Way too many other places to fish that is a lot safer for kids

All I know of Hawkins point was good fishing, did not know the dangers that lurked up there. Like I said prior, I would make damn sure I was going on safe ice if I was traveling 2hrs up there. We can continue to talk about fishing and not about who would go where with their children.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 27, 2013, 09:20 AM
made our first trip up north and fished hyde a few weeks ago and seemed as though everyone we talked to had tried to steer us more toward red. since we are kinda new to that area i was wondering if someone that fishes those areas could inbox me and give me some info about pros and cons of each place. which are better for jigging and which are better for tip ups and such. only going to make a few trips up this year. so not trying to invade or anything lol. i appreciate it if anyone would offer some friendly tips. if not thats fine too. with the price of gas and bait it would just be nice to know where the most productive places are.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 27, 2013, 03:17 PM
made our first trip up north and fished hyde a few weeks ago and seemed as though everyone we talked to had tried to steer us more toward red. since we are kinda new to that area i was wondering if someone that fishes those areas could inbox me and give me some info about pros and cons of each place. which are better for jigging and which are better for tip ups and such. only going to make a few trips up this year. so not trying to invade or anything lol. i appreciate it if anyone would offer some friendly tips. if not thats fine too. with the price of gas and bait it would just be nice to know where the most productive places are.

Wheres hyde? Most the people on this north country thread are St. Law county area.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: twodogs02 on Jan 27, 2013, 05:10 PM
Spent the weekend on Chaumont and nailed the perch.  It is nice to drill and find 7-12 inches of ice.  I lost an ice creeper at the state launch I think, if anyone found it I can describe.  Thanks. 2 dogs

Also, the bait at the hardware store is great and one scoop of perch minnows gets you 60-70 minnows.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1320.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu536%2Fjjvirginia%2Fchaumont_zps54678a53.jpg&hash=e5e191eab6f5ce7992adc326106b0498)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 27, 2013, 06:16 PM
Wheres hyde? Most the people on this north country thread are St. Law county area.

part of indian river lakes jefferson county. saw something about red lake on here so i thought maybe this might cover those lakes as well. pretty sure most of them are in theresa.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 27, 2013, 06:32 PM
Wheres hyde? Most the people on this north country thread are St. Law county area.

Google (http://www.fishingnotes.com/lakeinfo.php?id=23340) -   ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 27, 2013, 06:41 PM
Google (http://www.fishingnotes.com/lakeinfo.php?id=23340) -   ;D

Google-- hyde Bay Cooperstown NY.


Not northern ny.

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 27, 2013, 07:42 PM
huh thats funny cause i didnt say hyde bay... and know i didnt drive to cooperstown i drove north to theresa past watertown and on the way back drove by guffin and chaumont to check it out. maybe you googled it wrong? :whistle:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 27, 2013, 07:46 PM
"The Indian River Lakes system, located on the St. Lawrence River plain in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, consists of 18 natural lakes. They range from shallow, highly productive warm water lakes to deep, cold water lakes. The system provides a unique opportunity to fish for a variety of species in a relatively small geographic area."

copy and pasted from nydec website.... think i may have the right thread
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: nascarfango88 on Jan 27, 2013, 09:53 PM
Has anyone on here been to Perch lake recently? I have not been there in years, but was thinking about hitting it up again.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 28, 2013, 06:03 AM
heard that... may have to go check it out sometime. thank you  :)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: appleman on Jan 28, 2013, 06:26 AM
we were at perch lake saturday. fishin was alittle slow. seems the pickeral are taking over because thats about all we caught besides a good sized small mouth bass. theres 10 to 11 inches of ice and no snow.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Jan 28, 2013, 07:19 AM
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/silvrbck136/0127131725_zps7551458c.jpg)

caught this on 6 lb test on my jig pole today in the st lawrence...biggest fish ive ever caught...and i put it right back down the hole after a quick photo opp...took over an hour to ice the dam thing...

Nice job!  I have had a few run  ins like that myself, fun but a waste of time, how many eyes are swimming by you during that battle...  Still fun though!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 28, 2013, 01:48 PM
"The Indian River Lakes system, located on the St. Lawrence River plain in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, consists of 18 natural lakes. They range from shallow, highly productive warm water lakes to deep, cold water lakes. The system provides a unique opportunity to fish for a variety of species in a relatively small geographic area."

copy and pasted from nydec website.... think i may have the right thread



You have reached a great achievement. You are better at googling than I.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 28, 2013, 06:20 PM
 ::) didnt have to google it i had been there and knew it should have been under this thread.   tight lines my friend  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 28, 2013, 06:35 PM
::) didnt have to google it i had been there and knew it should have been under this thread.   tight lines my friend  ;)

genius
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 28, 2013, 06:44 PM
listen i asked a simple question... you were a smart@$% and i returned your attitude.. if you would like to keep this going pm me and we can fight in private... if you wanna get the last word in than thats fine too. im tired of people like you on here trying to make people look stupid for asking a question about something. its not a soap opera and i honestly have better things to do than argue with you because you misunderstood what i was asking which honestly was fair considering i didnt specify hyde LAKE. that was my fault.

 now if anyone has any HELPFUL information about the area i would still enjoy getting some and would be very thankful for it.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 28, 2013, 07:04 PM
listen i asked a simple question... you were a smart@$% and i returned your attitude.. if you would like to keep this going pm me and we can fight in private... if you wanna get the last word in than thats fine too. im tired of people like you on here trying to make people look stupid for asking a question about something. its not a soap opera and i honestly have better things to do than argue with you because you misunderstood what i was asking which honestly was fair considering i didnt specify hyde LAKE. that was my fault.

 now if anyone has any HELPFUL information about the area i would still enjoy getting some and would be very thankful for it.


"Wheres hyde? Most the people on this north country thread are St. Law county area. "

How is that smart?


Thanks though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 28, 2013, 07:08 PM
Google-- hyde Bay Cooperstown NY.


Not northern ny.

 ???
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: fishon35 on Jan 28, 2013, 07:10 PM
Great entertainment!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 28, 2013, 07:16 PM
thank you fishforpike. so ... a little off topic... or maybe back on lol. hows everyone been doing. we fished down around lakeview today near sandy pond.. i caught a 3 or 4 lb largemouth, some real nice gills and the bf got some nice gills and a decent pike. saw a lot of fish on the camera but man were they finicky! wish i coulda iced half of what i saw, they just didnt wanna bite, tried everything. got a third of a bucket though. man i woulda loved to keep that bass  :(
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: harrops26 on Jan 28, 2013, 07:29 PM
Great entertainment!

Agreed
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 28, 2013, 08:50 PM
Black Lake has been relatively "hot".  Probably about time to get into the mid-winter "blues" - "doldrums" - whatever you want to call it when the fish seem to just turn off.  We got about 8" of snow through the day today, that should slow down the car and truck traffic on the lake  ;D
Any time you want to give Black Lake a shot there, bluetickchick, shoot me a PM and I'll try to steer you in a decent direction.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 28, 2013, 08:56 PM
thanks! will definately take you up on that sometime.  we got three inches and got sleeted and rained on today fishing. but still a good time.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 29, 2013, 09:49 AM
nice catch!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 29, 2013, 09:58 AM
Nice, healthy looking eye. Good going. :clap: :flex:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldsteel on Jan 29, 2013, 12:01 PM
thats a nice walleye for sure
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldfish on Jan 29, 2013, 12:03 PM
nice eye
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Jan 29, 2013, 02:38 PM
sounds like a damn good morning. congrats!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: NNYIceangler on Jan 29, 2013, 03:05 PM
Black Lake has been relatively "hot".  Probably about time to get into the mid-winter "blues" - "doldrums" - whatever you want to call it when the fish seem to just turn off.  We got about 8" of snow through the day today, that should slow down the car and truck traffic on the lake  ;D
Any time you want to give Black Lake a shot there, bluetickchick, shoot me a PM and I'll try to steer you in a decent direction.

Wow, what a difference, we only got two inches in Redwood, it will all be gone tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: chevy rotbox on Jan 29, 2013, 03:10 PM
nice eye man
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: onebaddx on Jan 29, 2013, 03:51 PM
Anybody on here been up to Lincoln pond this year? Probably going to bring the boys out for some musky fishing on tip ups and then try to tackle some crappie.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: TMBWarriors on Jan 29, 2013, 05:42 PM
Congrats on the eye  :)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Jan 29, 2013, 06:00 PM
thanks guys, almost didnt have him, he spit the hook as i was bringin him up..had to stick my arm into the frgn water to grab it..lol, soakd but well worth it...caught a few more eyes, 2 sturgeon and a 12 inch pig perch...all by 9 am...


Glad you got out early? It makes all the difference on the walleyes.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Jan 29, 2013, 06:40 PM
nice eye! glad to see you had a good day out there!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: tatoice on Jan 30, 2013, 06:00 PM
the perch bite was pretty good on eel bay last weekend. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Jan 30, 2013, 06:08 PM
the perch bite was pretty good on eel bay last weekend.

GREAT!! Have been hoping to hear that. Have our second "guy" trip planned there again in a few weeks with my boys at the cabins there. Got skunked there once early this season. Was hoping to hear better fishing starting there b4 our trip. Hope to keep the kids busy again chasing flags like last year. With any luck the pike will move in now ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Jan 30, 2013, 10:05 PM
ya, thanks for the help and puttin me on the spot, thats really what made the difference... helping each other catch fish should be the norm, i caught 3 more eyes but no keepers, and coles was a bust, ended up going to the marina up by barnhart and pounded the perch....another guy iced a huge pike while i was there

weird my family use to own that island haha, man I miss the river
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: dat034fishtrap on Jan 31, 2013, 08:27 PM
hey guys me an my buddy live in buffalo and we are in need of ice. need some helpful tips on where to go willing to make the trip for the weekend. Just looking for some safe ice and fish, Thanks for the help
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: perchpounder97 on Feb 03, 2013, 10:56 PM
Let's keep this thread going.....who's been on the perch lately. I've been doing horrible.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: dunkirkdude on Feb 05, 2013, 09:04 PM
This cranberry lake sounds good....love to give it a go. can i get some help with directions from TI bait and tackle please.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: brandybrook on Feb 09, 2013, 06:40 AM
heading to pearch lake in the am .  havent fished it in years anyone having any luck there .
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Feb 11, 2013, 11:32 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj478%2Ficefisherman17%2Fb160f40c-07d7-4a0e-a17d-0b5a0ffa38fb_zps0e5bb710.jpg&hash=ce2a6024fda0d9141fdfdcf1291eba7f)

Got into some pretty good walleyes a few days ago! My PB, no measurement, quick pic and right back down the hole she went. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 11, 2013, 11:33 AM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j478/icefisherman17/b160f40c-07d7-4a0e-a17d-0b5a0ffa38fb_zps0e5bb710.jpg)

Got into some pretty good walleyes a few days ago! My PB, no measurement, quick pic and right back down the hole she went.

Nice. ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Feb 11, 2013, 12:24 PM

Got into some pretty good walleyes a few days ago! My PB, no measurement, quick pic and right back down the hole she went.

Great fish :thumbsup: and nice job on the release
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Feb 13, 2013, 03:41 PM
fished my little hot spot for perch yesterday with my buddy from iceshanty, 5 foot of water, hundreds of dink perch, and had about a 12 lb pike come right to our jigs over and over but wouldnt bite...it was awesome to watch that huge fish just beneath us tho.....

absolutely love it too!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Feb 13, 2013, 04:08 PM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j478/icefisherman17/b160f40c-07d7-4a0e-a17d-0b5a0ffa38fb_zps0e5bb710.jpg)

Got into some pretty good walleyes a few days ago! My PB, no measurement, quick pic and right back down the hole she went.


Not gonna give away the spot, but I think I have seen you fish there with your dad before. Your dad had the homemade automatic fisherman/jaw jacker right? 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Feb 14, 2013, 11:39 AM
sure does look awfully familiar in the background... ::)
Shhh!! ;) And yes c07pernice, i Think i may have fished with you at Brandy with M Regan one day??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Feb 14, 2013, 03:43 PM
Shhh!! ;) And yes c07pernice, i Think i may have fished with you at Brandy with M Regan one day??


HAHA, I thought you were someone totally different. But yeah , we did! You fishin the derby this weekend in the burge ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Feb 14, 2013, 08:31 PM
Nope was unable to make it this year. Gunna try and fish the cranberry derby and in a few weeks!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jayy on Feb 15, 2013, 09:25 AM
Has anyone been on Sixberry or Lake of the Woods?   There is nothing on the reports and conditions page.   I was planning to try it next week.  Thanks
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Gill Ripper I on Feb 15, 2013, 09:57 AM
Fished LOTI last Sunday. Some snow on top of the ice then was a bit of a problem walking. Dug down to the ice about 6-8 inches. Fish bite was in spurts but did mange 32 decent perch and one  small pike. Beautiful sunny day but cold.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Gill Ripper I on Feb 15, 2013, 10:00 AM
Soory man looked too quick thought  it was lake of the isles , my bad!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 15, 2013, 10:01 AM
Fished LOTI last Sunday. Some snow on top of the ice then was a bit of a problem walking. Dug down to the ice about 6-8 inches. Fish bite was in spurts but did mange 32 decent perch and one  small pike. Beautiful sunny day but cold.

Soory man looked too quick thought  it was lake of the isles , my bad!

Was going to say...no trout?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: blackmer826 on Feb 17, 2013, 06:34 PM
nice fish.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bufficeman on Feb 17, 2013, 07:09 PM
Nice fish!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldfish on Feb 17, 2013, 11:35 PM
nice fish
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Rangerclay on Feb 18, 2013, 10:27 AM
I'm trying to find a spot to take my kids fishing this week.  Anyone catching pike on Perch Lake?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: bluetickchick on Feb 18, 2013, 07:11 PM
good day at coles creek...
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/silvrbck136/100_0929_zps8f1f6871.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t232/silvrbck136/100_0928_zps19debfd5.jpg)

wow that last one is FAT
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Feb 18, 2013, 07:50 PM
Coles Creek is the place to be if you come up north! That is for sure
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldfish on Feb 18, 2013, 09:47 PM
nice fish
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rob1114 on Feb 23, 2013, 07:58 PM
Pretty Good Week in the North Country so far @)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi859.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab151%2Frob1114%2FFishing%2Fphoto1_zps86ebf73f.jpg&hash=fab63d6f96a2ac1057a1a870951de9f4)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi859.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab151%2Frob1114%2FFishing%2Fphoto2_zps09e451f5.jpg&hash=44e449bfac2591a276fe92a8f5c1f1ec)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Feb 24, 2013, 08:50 PM
nice fish guys
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: poor man fishing on Feb 25, 2013, 12:49 AM
How has the fishing been at Coles Creek or Brandy Brook?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: coldfish on Feb 25, 2013, 06:53 AM
nice eye.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: c07pernice on Mar 03, 2013, 04:06 PM
If only you could catch walleye like that
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cstone on Mar 05, 2013, 11:22 AM
Everyone be safe on the ice! R.I.P to the two snowmobilers whos lifes were taken last night in Parishville on Rainbow falls Resivoir. Braaapp on Brothers!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: beechcomber on Mar 06, 2013, 09:16 AM
that was my fishing partner with his dad. he lost his dad and a friend of the family. He loved his dad like we all do. and I talked with the other guy involved last night they did everything they could to save them. rip and keep on fishing I know there are some big walleye up there just save a few for the rest of us. This family lives the outdoors life. great sportsmen.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Gill Ripper I on Mar 06, 2013, 02:06 PM
Had two good days at LOTI. Long drive but was worth the trips. Water clear enough to site fish (in shanty). Caught 30 decent perch on Monday 3/4 and 26 today. Some big slobs today one was 13 1/4. GREAT day to end my season.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Mar 06, 2013, 02:39 PM
This pike was from chateaugay lake this weekend!  Not sure weight or length.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi431.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq34%2Fhesseltine32%2FDB60FD1F-76DE-4C8C-BA72-CAD76B4057AE-10151-0000097870D638FA_zpsa2e3f406.jpg&hash=a13660464b8ac859e3ff535902a8d89d)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Gill Ripper I on Mar 06, 2013, 03:12 PM
Nice pike.  :)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: papacoondog on Mar 07, 2013, 04:57 PM
nice looking  pike
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 08, 2013, 06:46 AM
This pike was from chateaugay lake this weekend!  Not sure weight or length.
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq34/hesseltine32/DB60FD1F-76DE-4C8C-BA72-CAD76B4057AE-10151-0000097870D638FA_zpsa2e3f406.jpg)

51"  23lbs

I work with him.  Nice fish for sure.  That picture does not do it justice.  Hesseltine where did you get that picture as he does not share those type of things with many people.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: 33Canuck on Mar 08, 2013, 07:01 AM
Awesome Chat Gator, there are lots of big ones in there, there are alot of hesltines's in Chateaugay area I bet someone is related ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: emtorn on Mar 08, 2013, 07:19 AM
that was my fishing partner with his dad. he lost his dad and a friend of the family. He loved his dad like we all do. and I talked with the other guy involved last night they did everything they could to save them. rip and keep on fishing I know there are some big walleye up there just save a few for the rest of us. This family lives the outdoors life. great sportsmen.

Very sorry
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Mar 08, 2013, 11:31 AM
51"  23lbs

I work with him.  Nice fish for sure.  That picture does not do it justice.  Hesseltine where did you get that picture as he does not share those type of things with many people.

It was sent to me by one of my parents friends. My parents live on the lower lake. Congrats to him not many pike in there like that.  I should have blurred his face out before I posted it. I'll delete my post if he wants.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 08, 2013, 11:37 AM
It was sent to me by one of my parents friends. My parents live on the lower lake. Congrats to him not many pike in there like that.  I should have blurred his face out before I posted it. I'll delete my post if he wants.

No I am sure it is fine, I was just trying to figure out if you new him.  Eddy has caught 3 fish there all year.  That 1, a 9lber and a runner.  Cracks me up because he fishes almost everyday and finally it payed off!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 08, 2013, 11:41 AM
Last Nights PIG.  Wanted to let her go, she swallowed the darn hook all 3 hooks were in her throat. Blead pretty bad so I decided to keep her instead of sending her to die.  Normall anything over 25" I let go anymore.  She was 28 1/2 inches.
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Post by: cstone on Mar 08, 2013, 12:09 PM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1087.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fj478%2Ficefisherman17%2Fbigwalter_zps554463ee.png&hash=1e4fb2fe0766d6621339f62fd2df6112)                        Caught yesterday on the st. Lawrence
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Post by: jlaclair on Mar 08, 2013, 12:25 PM
i need to catch me some eyes
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Post by: blackmer826 on Mar 08, 2013, 08:43 PM
nice eyes fellas ;) hopefully we can find ourselves some of those on Tupper this weekend
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Mar 09, 2013, 03:15 AM
No I am sure it is fine, I was just trying to figure out if you new him.  Eddy has caught 3 fish there all year.  That 1, a 9lber and a runner.  Cracks me up because he fishes almost everyday and finally it payed off!

Glad his dedication payed off. Man those got be done long days. Lol.  Few of my buddies that fish there haven't done that well this year either. Nice walleye !
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Mar 09, 2013, 03:21 AM
Awesome Chat Gator, there are lots of big ones in there, there are alot of hesltines's in Chateaugay area I bet someone is related ;)

Born an raised in chateaugay.  Now I live in yuppie ville aka Maryland lol. At least I can still fish for perch an eyes through the hard stuff down here.
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Post by: eduard on Mar 11, 2013, 05:55 PM
does anyone know the ice thickness on BLACK LAKE
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Mar 11, 2013, 06:44 PM
does anyone know the ice thickness on BLACK LAKE
As of Sunday afternoon - 13-18".  18 on the main lake -more in the bays - 13 in areas of current. Shoreline was still solid.
The lower end of the lake has opened up, but that is normal and not generally fishable anyways.
Saw a real party out on Rollaway Saturday - 8 or more full size pickups in one small area and a small airplane landed and joined them.
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Post by: Gillpill on Mar 12, 2013, 12:16 AM
that was my fishing partner with his dad. he lost his dad and a friend of the family. He loved his dad like we all do. and I talked with the other guy involved last night they did everything they could to save them. rip and keep on fishing I know there are some big walleye up there just save a few for the rest of us. This family lives the outdoors life. great sportsmen.
sorry to hear that man
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Post by: slippy1234 on Mar 12, 2013, 11:01 AM
How do post a picture on here? When i go to insert image and click this comes up   (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=1fc334ce66ece7f0d6030dc658153aed)
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Mar 12, 2013, 12:20 PM
How do post a picture on here? When i go to insert image and click this comes up   ()

Instructions here:

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=31022.msg300148#msg300148 (http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=31022.msg300148#msg300148)
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Post by: coldsteel on Mar 12, 2013, 12:35 PM
ice dog that is a beast of a walleye and a beast of a musky behind you unreal man!
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 12, 2013, 07:25 PM
ice dog that is a beast of a walleye and a beast of a musky behind you unreal man!

Thanks, You know the old saying  "  It's better to be lucky then good" :P
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Post by: coldsteel on Mar 13, 2013, 06:41 AM
Thanks, You know the old saying  "  It's better to be lucky then good" :P

haha looks like you have both on your side takes some serious skill to consistantly be on fish like that  :tipup: thanks for sharing the pics
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 14, 2013, 07:55 AM
haha looks like you have both on your side takes some serious skill to consistantly be on fish like that  :tipup: thanks for sharing the pics

Well thanks, I do spend a ton of time on the Ice and plenty of days with not much action.  Again some days your the Dog and some days your hydrant ;D
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Post by: coldsteel on Mar 14, 2013, 08:02 AM
haha there you go!
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 19, 2013, 08:42 AM
Now that Walleye season is over :'(  We still have a bunch of ice and I would like to catch a few perch, anyone feel like sharing a place where the perch are hitting ?  I may be able to return the favor once we hit open water season ;)
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Post by: eyehi on Mar 19, 2013, 07:02 PM
I have been having trouble finding perch in the waddington area..... Lots of small ones and a few random keepers..... Things should turn on real soon hopefully  ;D
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Post by: fishnfool59 on Mar 19, 2013, 07:32 PM
Now that Walleye season is over :'(  We still have a bunch of ice and I would like to catch a few perch, anyone feel like sharing a place where the perch are hitting ?  I may be able to return the favor once we hit open water season ;)
it depends on where ya wanna go and how far your willing to travel. putnum pond has some huge perch and crappie.
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Post by: jlaclair on Mar 19, 2013, 07:34 PM
it depends on where ya wanna go and how far your willing to travel. putnum pond has some huge perch and crappie.

thats not too long of a trip for me...I have been wanting to make it down there at some point
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Post by: ICE DOG 69 on Mar 19, 2013, 08:59 PM
thats not too long of a trip for me...I have been wanting to make it down there at some point

Where is that?
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Post by: jlaclair on Mar 19, 2013, 09:02 PM
Where is that?

down near elizabeth town I believe, I use to be up by you haha now Im the other way
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Post by: tatoice on Mar 24, 2013, 01:46 PM
i'm going out one last time tomorrow.  does anyone know if i can set up my tip ups?  i know pike are out of season and i am not going to keep any but can i catch and release them?  thanks
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Post by: bart on Mar 24, 2013, 02:19 PM
i'm going out one last time tomorrow.  does anyone know if i can set up my tip ups?  i know pike are out of season and i am not going to keep any but can i catch and release them?  thanks




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Post by: TMBWarriors on Mar 24, 2013, 04:00 PM
It can be alot of fun with small hooks on tip ups for perch and its legal.
Some like to use rockers /tip downs and they will keep you busy with the perch.
Good luck and have fun.
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Post by: slippy1234 on Mar 25, 2013, 09:45 AM
Anyone still fishing Tupper Lake. I might go out friday and try and get some perch. I also would like to try for some smelt, i dont really know where to start for the smelt.
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Post by: joey on Nov 28, 2013, 11:58 AM
I know there's plenty of skim ice going on in the Waddington area (as of yesterday). Safe ice with these temps could be right around the corner when talking about BB/Coles. Hoping to be out by Tuesday any info please post. Tight lines fellas!
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 28, 2013, 12:12 PM
Good luck - Be careful.  I'm going to check some ice on Saturday, I think there may some fishable ice on Black Lake come Saturday!  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: sergeantworm on Nov 29, 2013, 03:17 PM
Checked out Eel today. Ice was building pretty good. Measured about 1 1/2-2 inch of good ice with another 1 1/2 of white snow ice about 200 feet out. Wouldnt call it completly safe, but I still jigged up a couple dink perch from the three feet of water I was standing on. Lake of the Isles is mush ice and snow. Not even close to safe. Red Lake is still open water with just a little bit of skim and snow around the shore.
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Post by: Ice Beard on Nov 29, 2013, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the report guys...I really appreciate it.

Cheers,
Ice Beard
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Post by: IceNeck9292 on Nov 30, 2013, 04:55 AM
Anyone know if desolation is locked up? If anyone passes it on the way up.the the top of the mountian let me know and good luck deer huntin if your headed....
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Post by: Gary Minckler on Nov 30, 2013, 05:53 AM
I measured 3 1/2 inches at one spot on Black Lake yesterday.  Guys will be fishing there today.
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Post by: Shouldabeenhereyesterday on Nov 30, 2013, 06:39 AM
I measured 3 1/2 inches at one spot on Black Lake yesterday.  Guys will be fishing there today.

Yes we will be Out there!  ;D ;D :tipup: :tipup:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 30, 2013, 06:52 AM


well I can see a steady stream of traffic heading north , watch out FFP  ;D
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Post by: Shouldabeenhereyesterday on Nov 30, 2013, 06:55 AM
Just follow the line of cars coming up 81...thats what we did.  We are almost there will report when done fishing.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 30, 2013, 07:17 AM
Just follow the line of cars coming up 81...thats what we did.  We are almost there will report when done fishing.

be safe and good luck , don't forget a spud  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 30, 2013, 07:48 AM

well I can see a steady stream of traffic heading north , watch out FFP  ;D

All I got to say about that is:  "They better know where they going on the lake!"  First ice on Black Lake can be quite treacherous.  Lots of current, in places.  Limited access means not a lot of choices.  Just say'n.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Csoch83 on Nov 30, 2013, 03:34 PM
I need a little more ice than that but I don't think it's gonna be too long before I'm up there doing some hard water fishing.
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 30, 2013, 04:21 PM
just got back from brandy brook in waddington, 8 guys fishin with jig poles and tipups, 3 guys standing shoulder to shoulder....game on!!
How much ice were they on?  Near shore or out in the channel?  How far out from 37?
Next question:  What were they catching?  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: jlaclair on Dec 18, 2013, 09:29 PM
8 inches on brandy brook, hammered the walleye tonight...bite shutdown for me right around 5:15 pm....lots of 12 inchers but got my limit of keepers, i couldnt keep up with my tipups, i didnt have the 3rd one in before the 1st one was up....fun times..

might have to make a trip up this year
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Post by: slippy1234 on Dec 19, 2013, 12:55 PM
Has anyone been out on Tupper lake? I havent seen anyone out there yet. Just wondering what the ice was like.
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Post by: Miller52 on Dec 23, 2013, 04:02 PM
anybody fish any of the bays of Lake Champlain or Fern Lake in Black Brook?
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Post by: cpmaple on Dec 23, 2013, 06:47 PM
Headed out on Champlain in the am can't wait five inches of good black ice with a inch of water then snow ice on top but should set up tonight for a total of seven inches. Will post back tomorrow night how I did
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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 24, 2013, 09:50 PM
Fish lower  Chateaugay lake this evening  for a few hours. Ice is good two layers 1-2 then 4" of slush then another 5-6 of black.
Hammered the perch but most dinks

Great to get out though for the first time
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 27, 2013, 08:36 PM
Fished the St. Lawrence for the first time today with Harrops26. 

Caught a bunch of short eyes only one keeping. Wish the size limit would have been 15 like Oneida would have limited out the first hour. 

Weather was pretty good spots where getting pretty slush by the end of the day.  Ice was still really good.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi431.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq34%2Fhesseltine32%2FD47B8AFD-ADB5-4A20-92DC-9F16E60089BC_zpsvpi04ett.jpg&hash=b354ec8c76c765aec872d80026391462) (http://s431.photobucket.com/user/hesseltine32/media/D47B8AFD-ADB5-4A20-92DC-9F16E60089BC_zpsvpi04ett.jpg.html)
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Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 27, 2013, 08:45 PM


  Nice Day Hess ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 28, 2013, 06:36 AM
Nice job Cody...
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Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Dec 28, 2013, 06:18 PM
Nice job on the eye Hess.  went to colby in the am and no luck at all. headed Back out to the St.Lawrance and managed to hook into a few short walleye's. good times. I think i let that big perch's brother go last night.



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Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 28, 2013, 10:29 PM
Thanks guys.  Nice jumbo hicks wish we would have figured out we where fishing the same spot Friday morning a little earlier.

Fished lowery chateaugay lake today for two hours after doing some rabbit hunting.  I got on the perch but tons of dinks did end up with 8 eaters
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 29, 2013, 03:11 PM
Well, quite a few new faces and out of towners flocking out to our NNY  limited tributary river waters which means one thing and one thing only. Loose lips sink ships!
However, it's a good thing most people have no clue what to do out there except take up valuable space. Especially with those things with those orange and red flags pointed east and west....and never north. Oh yeah, and thank you to the worthless slob that left red 50lb line half spooled half acting as a trip wire across a steep path that wrapped around me and my gear this morning. I was really upset, but then looked at the red rope and laughed knowing that there would never be fish on the other end.
Locals. Please stop talking. Do you really want a Coles Creek Pt.2???
People from Buffalo, Rochester and VT. Study your maps. Get a clue. Stop being lazy and I promise you will find fish. You have Chautauqua, Erie, Ontario, Silver, Oneida and Champlain... Seriously?
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Post by: harrops26 on Dec 29, 2013, 05:27 PM
Well, quite a few new faces and out of towners flocking out to our NNY  limited tributary river waters which means one thing and one thing only. Loose lips sink ships!
However, it's a good thing most people have no clue what to do out there except take up valuable space. Especially with those things with those orange and red flags pointed east and west....and never north. Oh yeah, and thank you to the worthless slob that left red 50lb line half spooled half acting as a trip wire across a steep path that wrapped around me and my gear this morning. I was really upset, but then looked at the red rope and laughed knowing that there would never be fish on the other end.
Locals. Please stop talking. Do you really want a Coles Creek Pt.2???
People from Buffalo, Rochester and VT. Study your maps. Get a clue. Stop being lazy and I promise you will find fish. You have Chautauqua, Erie, Ontario, Silver, Oneida and Champlain... Seriously?

So your telling me you fish the same water day after day, year after year. You never travel around and explore other waters
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: travis9791 on Dec 29, 2013, 05:45 PM
"Well, quite a few new faces and out of towners flocking out to our NNY  limited tributary river waters" . When you say "our nny waters" who is "our". If it's a public body of water with public access  "our" means everyone who buys a nys fishing license. You have no right to complain about out of towners in your fishing area or about someone who post info about there experience fishing that body of water. That is what this website is all about. Go buy a private lake and then "our" can be you and whoever u choose. Also you may not like these "out of towners" but the fact is that they bring much needed money into these towns that would not be there otherwise. I live in parish ny 15 minutes from the salmon river and i can relate to being frustrated when you pull up to your favorite spot and seeing the parking lot full of out of state plates.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 29, 2013, 06:46 PM
Got on a big school of perch this afternoon and just plucked away at them for 2 hours.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi431.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq34%2Fhesseltine32%2F962B2ADC-316E-4B7B-B9F9-6DAC305269A4_zpsxbdhnntd.jpg&hash=92d05aa41b7beeaf5044bc6f332f46f8) (http://s431.photobucket.com/user/hesseltine32/media/962B2ADC-316E-4B7B-B9F9-6DAC305269A4_zpsxbdhnntd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 29, 2013, 06:52 PM
So your telling me you fish the same water day after day, year after year. You never travel around and explore other waters

Here you go trying to bait me. Ok. Travel? Yeah, I'm very well traveled. you could say that. Exploring other fisheries is how you improve. Setting a mine field of tip ups based off of hearsay in a completely foreign environment is nothing more than ignorance and a complete waste of space and time. But what I don't do is hear a rumor and sprint leaving sportsmanship and tact where I call home. I'm on the water. I hear the conversations going on 2 feet from my hut. Yeah TWO FT from my hut. "My cousin said, my buddy said a guy I met at WalMart said" "how are you catching them" "how do you use that" "do you mind..........."

Honestly, I'm about done with it.

Hey I have several secluded honey holes up here, but I do still enjoy the classic spots. I'm from the big cities. I know how things could turn ugly in a hurry. I'm sorry if my honest opinion that inconsiderate "sportsmen" are multiplying by the year up here that are not from up here! When I go to Simcoe, for some reason I don't follow and/or crowd the locals. Or a nice classic passive aggressive approach. Surround you with tip ups!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Dec 29, 2013, 06:56 PM
Got on a big school of perch this afternoon and just plucked away at them for 2 hours.

Nice!!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: RodandBobber on Dec 29, 2013, 07:11 PM
All I can say is, thank you to the wonderful "sportsman" that I have met over the past few years. I live in CNY and have been making trips up to the north country for the past few years. It is true that there has been an influx of "out of towners", but to lump us all together as unsportsmanlike, tactless idiots is not exactly fair.  I have been ice fishing my entire life, and the only reason I've been making the 2+ hour drive is to find safe ice to do what I love. Never have I disrespected any of the locals, left any trash on the ice behind me, crowded in on some else's set, or asked anyone what they are using to catch fish. While I'm not arguing that there are disrespectful people out there, they are not always out of towners. I believe a true sportsman would want to meet new people and pass on the very thing he enjoys so much. So, as I have already stated, thank you to those of you who have helped me out in the past and anyone who wants any good info just ask
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Post by: joey on Dec 29, 2013, 07:19 PM
"Well, quite a few new faces and out of towners flocking out to our NNY  limited tributary river waters" . When you say "our nny waters" who is "our". If it's a public body of water with public access  "our" means everyone who buys a nys fishing license. You have no right to complain about out of towners in your fishing area or about someone who post info about there experience fishing that body of water. That is what this website is all about. Go buy a private lake and then "our" can be you and whoever u choose. Also you may not like these "out of towners" but the fact is that they bring much needed money into these towns that would not be there otherwise. I live in parish ny 15 minutes from the salmon river and i can relate to being frustrated when you pull up to your favorite spot and seeing the parking lot full of out of state plates.

Much needed money. The $5 I seen a couple spend on bait that just came in from VT for the day? How is money being brought here during the ice season? If any of this area is holding onto dear life on the monetary contributions of an ice angler then they've got serious problems. Which they actually do but that's for several other reasons.

Yes, OUR. I'm pretty sure my school, town and village taxes trump a $20 fishing license. I WILL call you out and trust me in the decades I've been doing this no one has ever pulled out a fishing license to ward me off.

I have a drivers license. Does that mean I'm allowed to speed and blow through stop signs?

That's the problem these days. No pride. Just want everything the easy way. Like our new breed of fisherman I'm gradually seeing by the year. That's fine though if the population expands. I'm all for it as long as consideration is taken into account. Which lately it hasn't.

That's funny you say experience. All I heard this weekend was 3rd party experiences though. Like I didn't think I'd get roasted on here for saying what everyone out there wants to say.

I've noticed one big thing this season. People chasing flags in stealth mode. Quiet. Petrified anyone would see. Wonder why.

Share your experience by all means. As far as where, when and how........ Name, rank and last 4 of your SSN!

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Post by: travis9791 on Dec 29, 2013, 08:26 PM
Much needed money. The $5 I seen a couple spend on bait that just came in from VT for the day? How is money being brought here during the ice season? If any of this area is holding onto dear life on the monetary contributions of an ice angler then they've got serious problems. Which they actually do but that's for several other reasons.

Yes, OUR. I'm pretty sure my school, town and village taxes trump a $20 fishing license. I WILL call you out and trust me in the decades I've been doing this no one has ever pulled out a fishing license to ward me off.

I have a drivers license. Does that mean I'm allowed to speed and blow through stop signs?

That's the problem these days. No pride. Just want everything the easy way. Like our new breed of fisherman I'm gradually seeing by the year. That's fine though if the population expands. I'm all for it as long as consideration is taken into account. Which lately it hasn't.

That's funny you say experience. All I heard this weekend was 3rd party experiences though. Like I didn't think I'd get roasted on here for saying what everyone out there wants to say.

I've noticed one big thing this season. People chasing flags in stealth mode. Quiet. Petrified anyone would see. Wonder why.

Share your experience by all means. As far as where, when and how........ Name, rank and last 4 of your SSN!
joey its much more than just the 5 bucks spent on bait its the 100 spent on gas, the 50 spent on food, the 100 spent on a hotel room etc. by each fisherman going there. If you don't beleive me ask the buisness's in pulaski what fishing brings to a small economy.

second here is a post from you
 "In reference to Brandy Brook; Has ANYONE had a decent day with perch there this ice season? Anything under 9'' does not count. Last year was my first year fishing BB and I really was into the jumbos from 1st ice - mid January. The only thing going on there are cigar sized stocker walleye in the half dozen times I've been there thus far. I've only lived in North Country now for a little over a year and maybe last year was a fluke perch wise there but I just can't believe how awful the perch fishing has been there thus far. Either way, I start back for the eyes Monday. Was just wondering if I was the only one striking out there. As for Coles, plenty of micro perch in the 3 hours I put up with that place for.

You have only lived there a year so you are a new face to the people who have lived there all there life. And you have payed one year of taxes so i don't know where your coming from. And in this post you are talking about where you fished and all of the jumbos you caught what happened to " loose lips sink ships"

third no your license doesn't entitle you to speed on my road but you can drive on it as long as you obey the law.

And as far as the fishing line and garbage that gets left and the people who setup right next to you that makes me just as mad as it makes you. But i will tell you from experience that is a problem everywhere and its not always the out of towners.
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Post by: jlaclair on Dec 29, 2013, 11:28 PM
this is entertaining....

one of the questions that pops into my mind is, whats wrong with tip up fishing? especially if you are taking kids... The thrill of running for a flag as a child is what keeps kids entertained and hooks them into the sport which provides us with our future of fishing...

and people that travel up where I grew up, to fish spend lots more than just a few bucks on bait as stated by someone else. Tons of money comes into small towns for hunting and fishing, and tons of money comes into the state via taxes non-res license, etc.

I understand your frustrations and wanting to vent, but come on.

Garbage on the ground is one thing, but you are calling us as sportsman names, and intern giving us all a bad name to those who are new to outdoor sports and those who already have negative views about it.

Thought this site might have started losing its drama...maybe ill take another long hiatus from it and its trolls 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 30, 2013, 04:54 AM
Well, I have been here most all my life (63 years) and in the last 3-5 years I've done about all I can to get folks to travel to the north country for some pretty good early season ice fishing action.  I'll give them any knowledge I have (no secret spots) but point them in the right direction for some success.
Two years ago ice was hard to come by if you ventured away from the north country, it started a lot of folks traveling at that point.
We had an excellent, early season opportunity for ice-fishing this year.
The money they spend here is not petty, by any means, ask some of the local bait shops.  I've been in the stores and watched the guys from out of town plunk down 100s of dollars on equipment.  Not everyone, but some do.  (Not really any different than the "locals").  Like was mentioned, food and lodging are also part of it, for some folks.
AND, in return, when I want to go fishing walleye (or some other species) in a premier location, down-state, I get some pretty good info.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 30, 2013, 05:03 AM
Well, I have been here most all my life (63 years) and in the last 3-5 years I've done about all I can to get folks to travel to the north country for some pretty good early season ice fishing action.  I'll give them any knowledge I have (no secret spots) but point them in the right direction for some success.
Two years ago ice was hard to come by if you ventured away from the north country, it started a lot of folks traveling at that point.
We had an excellent, early season opportunity for ice-fishing this year.
The money they spend here is not petty, by any means, ask some of the local bait shops.  I've been in the stores and watched the guys from out of town plunk down 100s of dollars on equipment.  Not everyone, but some do.  (Not really any different than the "locals").  Like was mentioned, food and lodging are also part of it, for some folks.
AND, in return, when I want to go fishing walleye (or some other species) in a premier location, down-state, I get some pretty good info.
Ask the guy at Chapmans how he felt when I dropped $180 my 1st time up  ;) ;) ;) I for one Thank you Phil and I know I'm not alone ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joefish on Dec 30, 2013, 05:45 AM
 ;D  And when does the book go to print on all of this ?  And where can someone get a copy ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 30, 2013, 05:50 AM
;D  And when does the book go to print on all of this ?  And where can someone get a copy ?
Anytime you want info, just ask. ;)  I'm not prejudice  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: joey on Dec 30, 2013, 10:08 AM
joey its much more than just the 5 bucks spent on bait its the 100 spent on gas, the 50 spent on food, the 100 spent on a hotel room etc. by each fisherman going there. If you don't beleive me ask the buisness's in pulaski what fishing brings to a small economy.

second here is a post from you
 "In reference to Brandy Brook; Has ANYONE had a decent day with perch there this ice season? Anything under 9'' does not count. Last year was my first year fishing BB and I really was into the jumbos from 1st ice - mid January. The only thing going on there are cigar sized stocker walleye in the half dozen times I've been there thus far. I've only lived in North Country now for a little over a year and maybe last year was a fluke perch wise there but I just can't believe how awful the perch fishing has been there thus far. Either way, I start back for the eyes Monday. Was just wondering if I was the only one striking out there. As for Coles, plenty of micro perch in the 3 hours I put up with that place for.

You have only lived there a year so you are a new face to the people who have lived there all there life. And you have payed one year of taxes so i don't know where your coming from. And in this post you are talking about where you fished and all of the jumbos you caught what happened to " loose lips sink ships"

third no your license doesn't entitle you to speed on my road but you can drive on it as long as you obey the law.

And as far as the fishing line and garbage that gets left and the people who setup right next to you that makes me just as mad as it makes you. But i will tell you from experience that is a problem everywhere and its not always the out of towners.

Great job, I've already stated in a previous post that I'm not from up here. I know a couple of very good fisherman up here that have 100's of more spots than I do. I know of a few that they go to and what they use and I practice this simple thing called RESPECT. I'd rather catch nothing than ruin someone else's outing. As for trading spots; Sure absolutely, which is a segway to my PM’ing point.

Gee, wonder what I found on a trail this morning. 2 cans of propane and 2 soda bottles that weren't there yesterday. I'm sure you being the devil’s advocate will say "what…? people accidentally drop things". Well it's amazing that I never find a Vexilar or a tackle box laying on one of these trails.

As for asking about what's going on fishing wise on BB. Fishing was off / is off because of the stocking program. If anyone has a decent spot after 10 years of being on this forum, they usually PM me; which he did.

Keep wasting your time going through the archives. In 10 years I’ve had 80 things to say. I’m sorry if I called someone inconsiderate or a slob. You seemed to take this very personal…? I can’t believe it took someone who IS NOT FROM HERE and will most likely relocate to say something?

Pulaski is CNY. Your figures are CNY figures. I have fished near Pulaski quite a bit and know for the most part how much fishing patronage there is. That is a miscalculated analogy. Pulaski is a well known fishing destination in the NE USA. I’ve done tournaments in MN where plenty of people knew about Pulaski. You can’t compare up here to Pulaski, bad comparison. The last two years there really has not been an ice season in CNY. What I’ve seen is a group from CNY drive north for the day. See a couple fishermen and surround them.

I NEVER said outsiders keep out! Please, come patronize our most important business up here. BAIT SHOPS! ALL I SAID IS please fish with due regard! Boy I forgot how people could twist words around. A post about tactless behavior turns into a budget review and which hunt. Geeze.

I’ve been up here for one year? Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

Your quote “third no your license doesn't entitle you to speed on my road but you can drive on it as long as you obey the law.”--- That’s all I was saying!

As for you “out of towners” I admit it was a compartmentalization of a statement. Call it a rough weekend, 5 bad apples spoil the bunch or it is what it is. Trust me locals are guilty too! I didn’t dust for fingerprints. The new trash this morning could have easily been from someone local.

I have nothing against tip ups. Very useful way of finding fish, but not for recreating the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889!

Please, PM me with any further constructive and apparent non constructive criticism. I know I’m not always right and really just wanted to bring some awareness to the inconsideration and thoughtlessness that we all see and weather. It seems to be a growing enigma. It’s the few that will ruin these publicly accessible spots unfortunately.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: prchslyr on Dec 30, 2013, 12:48 PM
I'm going to lock this thread up for the sake of preserving one of the better threads on the NY board.
Come back tomorrow ladies and gents.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: croteauny on Jan 18, 2014, 03:18 PM
Great board. Still finding may around
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 18, 2014, 07:52 PM
Black Lake is a bit difficult on the shoreline these days.  Water rising from the rain and warm spell; then thin ice at the shore is making things difficult. 
Foot access at Rollaway is difficult but doable.  Chapmans has some access there for walkers and wheelers. Black Lake Marine has the same.  Ice is 18" +.  Cold coming this week should put Wheathouse back in business.  The other river bays are good.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pmac3 on Jan 24, 2014, 11:21 AM
How's the trout fishing on Star Lake? I might give it a try next weekend.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: logman71 on Feb 02, 2014, 07:09 PM
Any info on the lakes in Old Forge like 4th lake?? Or how about Lake Ozonia in St Regis Falls??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pmac3 on Feb 02, 2014, 07:23 PM
I fish fourth. access in inlet by the boat launch, daikers, or the picnic area off south shore road. lots of smelt, decent laker fishing.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: pmac3 on Feb 02, 2014, 07:27 PM
Check Fourth Lake thread under reports/conditions
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: slippy1234 on Feb 07, 2014, 01:49 PM
Anyone fishing chateaugay tomorrow?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: GenesCamp on Feb 08, 2014, 04:27 PM
Hi Everyone,

Please let me know if this is the wrong thread for this, but I would love some information on good ice fishing spots in northern new york that rent cabins.  My usual go to spot on Muskellunge Lake is without power and likely to be inaccessible so looking for a new spot to try this year.  Found a cabin on black lake but not sure how the fishing is.  Any ideas greatly appreciated. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: poor man fishing on Feb 08, 2014, 06:59 PM
http://www.riverviewofwaddingtonmotel.com/ this place has cabins in Waddington NY
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: eyehi on Feb 08, 2014, 07:10 PM
Northern pike challenge is in waddington feb22...... Nice tourney with 1000$ hr payout and tons of door prizes....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Tipupguy on Feb 09, 2014, 09:06 AM
Eyehi can you or anybody else tell me where I can get more info on the northern pike challenge
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: GenesCamp on Feb 09, 2014, 10:05 AM
Northern pike challenge is in waddington feb22...... Nice tourney with 1000$ hr payout and tons of door prizes....

Thanks for the info!  Is this relatively close to Alexandria Bay?  Has the fishing been good here?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Feb 09, 2014, 09:02 PM
http://www.stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com/id21.html (http://www.stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com/id21.html)

should help  ;)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: eyehi on Feb 09, 2014, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the info!  Is this relatively close to Alexandria Bay?  Has the fishing been good here?

About an hour away from a bay......the fishing has been hit and miss lately......big fish for the hourly give away usually average between 8-12 lbs largest one was 17 lbs....
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 19, 2014, 09:10 AM
I am pulling this thread back up for the season, its getting to be about that time. I've got a few deer killed and I'm starting to shift gears.

Long time no talk for me and a lot of you guys, is ICE DOG 69 still around?? FISHFORPIKE? nypike??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Finders Keepers on Nov 19, 2014, 10:04 AM
The NYS Ice Pro-Am is coming to Chaumont Bay and Black Lake this year. Check out the tournament schedule and website for specifics. We're also looking for some high-placing fish to come from our northern anglers in the NYS Winter Classic Tournament!

We'd also like to get a weigh-in station for the Winter Classic in far Northern NY - any suggestions??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: LargeMouthBaggins on Nov 19, 2014, 10:25 AM
Everytime you sign on here its all about Central NY lakes and ponds...How about a thread for those who fish northern Ny waters. I fish the st. Lawrence, black lake, Butterfield, Cranberry, Lake of the isles, grass lake, and red lake. I look forward to talking with you local anglers more than what is happening in syracuse or buffalo. December 15th last year was my first outing on Black Lake for first ice, lets hope these temperatures drop and we can hit it soon! Tight Lines!
How was the fishing in black lake for early ice?? I have fished black like for my whole 20 year life in the summer  but never ice fished it.  I just got into ice fishing last year and so far have only fished the Finger Lakes (which was an awesome time).  What kind of fish where catching and how many?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 19, 2014, 10:25 AM
I am pulling this thread back up for the season, its getting to be about that time. I've got a few deer killed and I'm starting to shift gears.

Long time no talk for me and a lot of you guys, is ICE DOG 69 still around?? FISHFORPIKE? nypike??
Oh ya!  I'm here - skim ice spotted in the bays and coves of Black Lake this AM.  ;D
Looking forward to another great ice season.  Vowing to make it to HP this season.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Nov 19, 2014, 11:13 AM
We were supposed to leave? Lol. Still here and seeing quite a few ponds with skim ice also. Won't be long now.  @) @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 20, 2014, 01:04 AM
Oh ya!  I'm here - skim ice spotted in the bays and coves of Black Lake this AM.  ;D
Looking forward to another great ice season.  Vowing to make it to HP this season.  @)

Still havnt made the trip?? Im layed off my friend and its looking like another 2012 type season (50-60 days on the ice lol)

I'll meet you down to HP this winter! Although I prefer other places for big eyes, honestly.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 20, 2014, 01:07 AM
We've got some skim ice going, too. But we got blasted with the outer reach of that storm and got nearly a foot of snow in Colton. Go just north to Norwood and its a couple inches!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 20, 2014, 01:13 AM
The NYS Ice Pro-Am is coming to Chaumont Bay and Black Lake this year. Check out the tournament schedule and website for specifics. We're also looking for some high-placing fish to come from our northern anglers in the NYS Winter Classic Tournament!

We'd also like to get a weigh-in station for the Winter Classic in far Northern NY - any suggestions??

I'll suggest Waddington area, again, located right on the river. I don't care to fish there, but it draws a good volume of fishing activity in the north. Perhaps Dan at Green Machine. Everyone knows it.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Finders Keepers on Nov 20, 2014, 04:53 AM
Green Machine is now an official weigh station for the Winter Classic!  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 20, 2014, 10:02 PM
Cool. Dan should like the extra business. If not, oops. Lol..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 21, 2014, 09:15 AM
Man this cold weather is getting me excited. If things keep going this way I'll be on the ice when I come home for Xmas maybe even thanksgiving.  Like to fish the at Lawrence again.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cnyiceboy on Nov 21, 2014, 09:16 AM
Depending on where you live when you come home for Christmas you should defiantly be able to find ice to get on.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 21, 2014, 09:17 AM
We've got some skim ice going, too. But we got blasted with the outer reach of that storm and got nearly a foot of snow in Colton. Go just north to Norwood and its a couple inches!!

You had anymore luck during gun season ?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Nov 21, 2014, 11:48 AM
Man this cold weather is getting me excited. If things keep going this way I'll be on the ice when I come home for Xmas maybe even thanksgiving.  Like to fish the at Lawrence again.

Thanksgiving will be pushing it. But Xmas should be good to go if you plan on fishing the same spot as last year.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 21, 2014, 12:14 PM
Thanksgiving will be pushing it. But Xmas should be good to go if you plan on fishing the same spot as last year.

i won't end up bring my gear for thanksgiving I'll just hunt with my family instead. Last year the lake at my parents was good to go that Saturday afyer turkey day. But it was -negatives the whole day before that.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 21, 2014, 08:15 PM
You had anymore luck during gun season ?

i shot a decent 8 on the 19th. The tips of his main beams were bladed and kind of went out flat like spoons, pretty cool.


Kill any big ones down there? That half rack was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 21, 2014, 09:18 PM
i shot a decent 8 on the 19th. The tips of his main beams were bladed and kind of went out flat like spoons, pretty cool.


Kill any big ones down there? That half rack was pretty awesome.

congrats !  I shot a 8 at the end of October with my bow. He been hit by a car was all messed up.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi431.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq34%2Fhesseltine32%2F7F93C42B-1FAC-4A5D-8DBD-F3165843FCFD_zpsftjwoxog.jpg&hash=1ef218665cf0cbf421ec99fd44b60f2a) (http://s431.photobucket.com/user/hesseltine32/media/7F93C42B-1FAC-4A5D-8DBD-F3165843FCFD_zpsftjwoxog.jpg.html)

If your over my Chateaugay lake around Xmas give me a shout. Go chase some dink perch lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 22, 2014, 01:20 AM
congrats !  I shot a 8 at the end of October with my bow. He been hit by a car was all messed up.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi431.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq34%2Fhesseltine32%2F7F93C42B-1FAC-4A5D-8DBD-F3165843FCFD_zpsftjwoxog.jpg&hash=1ef218665cf0cbf421ec99fd44b60f2a) (http://s431.photobucket.com/user/hesseltine32/media/7F93C42B-1FAC-4A5D-8DBD-F3165843FCFD_zpsftjwoxog.jpg.html)

If your over my Chateaugay lake around Xmas give me a shout. Go chase some dink perch lol

Most likely no more Chatty trips for me. I always went with my buddy Gavin and stayed at his dads. Unfortunately his dad passed recently. I would still like to get Gavin and his younger brother out there for old time sake this winter. I'll let you know for sure. Fill a pale of 5-8" perch on a hurry lol.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 22, 2014, 01:24 AM
Oh and really nice 8 congrats!!! I'll be switching back to the bow for late muzzleloader, ill be on doe patrol!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 24, 2014, 03:14 PM
Well my two older brothers dumb and dumber were on there way down to work in Poughkeepsie area early this morning. Somehow they managed to roll the car, totaled it. One of them managed to make it out with bruises and scrapes, the other broke his neck. Waiting to get an MRI result to see if he needs an operation. Any decent place to eat around Poughkeepsie?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: drowndin dots on Nov 24, 2014, 03:36 PM
Holy crap man, I hope he is ok..... :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: filetandrelease on Nov 24, 2014, 04:10 PM

Hoping for the best
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 24, 2014, 04:27 PM
That sucks!  I wish you guys the best. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Nov 24, 2014, 08:39 PM
That sucks. Best of luck to them.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: ol crawdad on Nov 25, 2014, 06:44 AM
Well my two older brothers dumb and dumber were on there way down to work in Poughkeepsie area early this morning. Somehow they managed to roll the car, totaled it. One of them managed to make it out with bruises and scrapes, the other broke his neck. Waiting to get an MRI result to see if he needs an operation. Any decent place to eat around Poughkeepsie?

Man, good luck with your bro.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: stewartsdelidogs on Nov 25, 2014, 12:40 PM
It's great to see a northern NY thread.  We take a trip to a smaller lake between Long and Tupper every year between Christmas and new years.  Some years there's great ice, but other years there's only an inch or so.  I always wonder whether to pack my jigging rod or just the rabbit hunting stuff.  As it gets closer, if anyone knows what the ice is like up north, please post. 

I'll be sure to give a report by the end of December. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rball on Nov 25, 2014, 09:20 PM
I live in Saranac lake and nothing. there were a few spots froze over with like an inch and that all went to hell quick with the warm weather the other day so back to square one.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 25, 2014, 10:43 PM
Sorry to hear about your brother. 
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Eaglecrg on Nov 26, 2014, 02:03 PM
Sunday, 11/23 I traveled from Northville to Tupper Lake and was amazed at how many lakes were ice covered.  Every small pond & lake I saw were ice covered.  Even Long Lake was mostly iced over.  Indian and Blue were not.  Not sure I would have ventured out on the ones that were ice covered, but the ice was there.  I came back down last night so don't know if they still hold ice or not.  I'm sure the warm spell, rain and wind took most of it out.  A good cold snap should put it back though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 26, 2014, 02:24 PM
Sunday, 11/23 I traveled from Northville to Tupper Lake and was amazed at how many lakes were ice covered.  Every small pond & lake I saw were ice covered.  Even Long Lake was mostly iced over.  Indian and Blue were not.  Not sure I would have ventured out on the ones that were ice covered, but the ice was there.  I came back down last night so don't know if they still hold ice or not.  I'm sure the warm spell, rain and wind took most of it out.  A good cold snap should put it back though.

Somebody was jigging on long lake on friday
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 27, 2014, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the kind words from everyone, my brother is home, it was funny watching him eat with a neck brace on today. He's figuring on fishing a lot, he's gotta wear a neck brace for 3 months. This is gonna be funny as hell this winter. If you boys that fish the st Lawrence see a guy in a neck brace walking funny you'll know its us.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 27, 2014, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the kind words from everyone, my brother is home, it was funny watching him eat with a neck brace on today. He's figuring on fishing a lot, he's gotta wear a neck brace for 3 months. This is gonna be funny as hell this winter. If you boys that fish the st Lawrence see a guy in a neck brace walking funny you'll know its us.
Glad hear he's making it.  Have a great day.  @)  I'll be looking for a neck brace  :woot:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: rball on Nov 27, 2014, 06:02 PM
Everything was lost from the warm spell last week. After last night and tonight it looks like a thin starting layer will be back. Sunday and Monday its looking like 39 for a high, other than that it looks to be the mid 20s and teens to single digits at night every other day to December 6th. At this rate there will be without a doubt some fishable small ponds or shorelines soon after. Two weeks of below freezing for day time highs will provide about 4 inches in some spots with no water flow. I cant wait, lets just hope the weater stays on track and in two weeks ill be fishing. Will keep everyone posted.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 28, 2014, 11:12 AM
I have the itch to buy a new auger really bad. I found a Jiffy propane Lite 8" on sale for $399.99 with free shipping. I am just nervous to step down to a 8" hole. I've always used 10" but a lot of the time its just unnecessary.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: HybridHunter on Nov 29, 2014, 05:30 AM
Have you thought about the clam plate? Its pretty slick. It will handle an 8" auger
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 29, 2014, 08:46 AM
Have you thought about the clam plate? Its pretty slick. It will handle an 8" auger

No I am not interested in it
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 29, 2014, 08:48 AM
No I am not interested in it

He wants power.  :P
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 29, 2014, 09:17 AM
He wants power.  :P

If Cummins introduced a Cummins turbo diesel ice auger, I'd be all over it. No matter the cost. ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Nov 29, 2014, 09:37 AM
If Cummins introduced a Cummins turbo diesel ice auger, I'd be all over it. No matter the cost. ;D

Maybe one of these -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTysVdr-ouQ#t=45 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTysVdr-ouQ#t=45)

Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Nov 29, 2014, 09:49 AM
If Cummins introduced a Cummins turbo diesel ice auger, I'd be all over it. No matter the cost. ;D

I love my Milwaukee setup, but I think i would have to have one of those too.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: HybridHunter on Nov 29, 2014, 02:08 PM
If Cummins introduced a Cummins turbo diesel ice auger, I'd be all over it. No matter the cost. ;D
I hear ya. I own 2 trucks with the best power plant ever made in them. Between them and fishing, I'm broke!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 30, 2014, 06:01 PM
Well I pulled the trigger and ordered a jiffy propane lite. I'll post pics when I get it.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 30, 2014, 06:43 PM
Well I pulled the trigger and ordered a jiffy propane lite. I'll post pics when I get it.

Just another noise maker out there  :roflmao:  if I moved back to NNY I'd deff get one 3 ft of ice makes the arms soar lol
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Nov 30, 2014, 06:44 PM
Chateaugay lake was making good ice till this warm up.  Wind pushed it all back up in shore today  :%$#!:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Nov 30, 2014, 06:47 PM
Chateaugay lake was making good ice till this warm up.  Wind pushed it all back up in shore today  :%$#!:

Same here. I might go out there for some early ice. If chatty has ice before us, which usually is the case.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 02, 2014, 10:19 PM
10 day doesnt look that great.  no real cold temps
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 03, 2014, 01:38 AM
10 day doesnt look that great.  no real cold temps

Bumming me out!!! Come on, cold! Screw the heating bill!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 03, 2014, 08:58 AM
Bumming me out!!! Come on, cold! Screw the heating bill!!

X2 and X3 - I got lots of firewood.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cnyiceboy on Dec 03, 2014, 09:02 AM
Pike, I seen on the web camera it looked like there was some ice floating around. You guys have to be 2-3 days of below temps with no wind from being on the ice?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 03, 2014, 08:30 PM
Pike, I seen on the web camera it looked like there was some ice floating around. You guys have to be 2-3 days of below temps with no wind from being on the ice?

My early spot is 2 really cold days/nights from fishing. My friends younger brother walked out two feet the other morning.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 03, 2014, 08:31 PM
X2 and X3 - I got lots of firewood.  @)

I've moved, and went from wood heat to fuel heat. That bums me out, too.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 04, 2014, 01:32 PM
My jiffy propane will be here tomorrow. !!!
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: cnyiceboy on Dec 04, 2014, 01:38 PM
My jiffy propane will be here tomorrow. !!!

Awesome, I just got a new Lowrance ice unit. I know how you feel
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 04, 2014, 02:09 PM
The pond behind my house has 1.5" of ice, not enough to test but ita a good sign.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 05, 2014, 07:16 AM
Most, if not all, of Black Lake skimmed over last night -  :P  Hope we can keep it.

BigBay
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbigbay.dyndns.org%2Fjpeg.cgi%3F0%26amp%3B1417791899936&hash=c95624e51b6e6524e83d52b8d50d4ea4)

BlackBay
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blfga.org%2Fimages%2Fblack_lake_webcam%2Fnetcam.jpg&hash=86ffd8335cf5d3085f3568ba7a138da2)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 05, 2014, 07:23 AM
Chateaugauy lake started to as well.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hickgtx600f4 on Dec 05, 2014, 07:58 AM
Most, if not all, of Black Lake skimmed over last night -  :P  Hope we can keep it.

The web cams look good.  ;D
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Ghostchef44 on Dec 05, 2014, 08:04 AM
Hey how is fourth lake blue mtn or scroon??
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 05, 2014, 08:16 AM
Some of the bays on all 3 are skimmed over..
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 05, 2014, 08:46 AM
Chateaugauy lake started to as well.

What do guys/gals fish for/catch in Chateaugauy, anyways? Maybe worth a drive, some day.  @)
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 05, 2014, 08:48 AM
What do guys/gals fish for/catch in Chateaugauy, anyways? Maybe worth a drive, some day.  @)

Pike and perch in the lower, and pike, perch and Lakers in the upper.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 05, 2014, 08:51 AM
Just noticed that DEC did a remake of the Lake Contour Maps  (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://www.dec.ny.gov/maps/gmlakecontourmaps.kmz&output=classic&dg=feature)Site:
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 05, 2014, 08:58 AM
Pike and perch in the lower, and pike, perch and Lakers in the upper.
Would it be considered "good" fishing?  How would you rate it?
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: northernnyice on Dec 05, 2014, 09:09 AM
I have probably personally fished it 20-25 full days and have never caught a pike over 8lb. You can jig up a mess of perch, they always seem to be small though. Truthfully the only reason I go out there is because my best friends father lived right on the lake. We would go out there in high school during winter breaks for a few days and it just turned into a tradition. Kind of like our getaway. I did see a guy catch a 15lb pike right next to me on derby day probably 3 years ago.

All my experience is on the Lower, I've only fished the upper on the boat. But I can tell you the upper is big and vast.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: Berkley4life on Dec 05, 2014, 10:02 AM
FYI:  Lake Champlain is buttoned up as far north as Crown Point.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: hesseltine32 on Dec 05, 2014, 02:07 PM
If you like to catch dink perch chateaugay is the lake for you.  NNYice summed it up. It's loaded with perch it's impossible to get skunked you can fill a 5 gallon bucket in a couple hours but very little size to them.  sometimes if you get lucky and get in a school with some size to them but for the most part you catch a ton of 6-8" perch.  Decent amount of pike just don't plan on catching many in the double digits.  There are lake trout just not a lot.

Decent bass fishing in the summer though.
Title: Re: Northern NY Thread!
Post by: OneidaAngler on Dec 05, 2014, 02:28 PM
If you like to catch dink perch chateaugay is the lake for you.  NNYice summed it up. It's loaded with perch it's impossible to get skunked you can fill a 5 gallon bucket in a couple hours but very little size to them.  sometimes if you get lucky and get in a school with some size to them but for the most part you catch a ton of 6-8" perch.  Decent amount of pike just don't plan on catching many in the double digits.  There are lake trout just not a lot.

Decent bass fishing in the summer though.