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Title: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Dec 28, 2017, 11:01 AM
The "Other Best Fishing Site" is loaded with reports. The only problem is you have to pay to get them. We need to start posting or people will start leaving our site. There is enough hard water to fish on in NEPA. Lets share it with our southern PA friends.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Dec 28, 2017, 01:52 PM
If you're talking about the site I think you are I wouldn't pay a penny to be on there.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Nuangolasusquehanna on Dec 28, 2017, 04:30 PM
If you're talking about the site I think you are I wouldn't pay a penny to be on there.


I'll never go back either. 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Dec 28, 2017, 04:36 PM
I hear you there.  I'd give up hunting, ice fishing, and sell all my guns before I'd even consider going back there. 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 04, 2018, 01:47 PM
Come on guys, post the lake you are fishing. You don't have to give up the honey hole. Why can't we be friends?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: clam man 926 on Jan 04, 2018, 08:08 PM
You have to make 3 post to get access to the ice reports
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: richbird on Jan 05, 2018, 06:51 AM
Is it 3 post a yr? I been on here quit few yrs, sure I posted 3 times or more. Still don't see conditions. thanks
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 05, 2018, 09:16 AM
You have to post more than three posts total, not in one year.  To see the lake reports click on the Pennsylvania Fishing Reports And Conditions, which is right above the topic Ice Fishing Pennsylvania after you click on the forum where it lists all the states.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: mike r on Jan 05, 2018, 08:19 PM
ive never had a problem finding ice conditions and i lost my password a few times and had to start over just make 3 posts and should be there
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: hard water jim on Jan 05, 2018, 08:25 PM
I almost always post where I have fished good or bad. I don't give up my honey holes because I haven't found them yet. Do have some favorite spots though.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 05, 2018, 09:41 PM
That's what we need. It just bums me out when I see a bunch of guys out and I figure they are part of our club. Fly the Ice Shanty Flag and I'll see you on the ice.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: EssoxHunter on Jan 06, 2018, 06:40 PM
I always post good or bad also. I'm just pretty general with location. Some guys are just :cookoo:
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 07, 2018, 01:26 PM
This week seems the time to go. Maybe people could post here before they go so we could meet some buddies of the ice.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: caddy084 on Jan 07, 2018, 04:26 PM
I've been a member on this forum since 2004. Over the years I have seen the number of posts on the reports and conditions boards decline.
   If I'm fishing public waters I always give a report on conditions and catch of the day. It only takes a minute and may help someone make a decision on whether or not it's worth the ride.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: planner47 on Jan 07, 2018, 05:06 PM
I've been a member on this forum since 2004. Over the years I have seen the number of posts on the reports and conditions boards decline.
   If I'm fishing public waters I always give a report on conditions and catch of the day. It only takes a minute and may help someone make a decision on whether or not it's worth the ride.

I agree Caddy. seems like it is mostly the same people posting and some new guy's. I to used to be closed mouth years ago also. but to give up the lake and area will not hurt you. besides with work and no ice or bad ice you are not going to burn your spot. I'm 70 now and get out went my health allow me but if you are new or just not getting into fish I would gladly help you if you fished the same lakes as I do. I will even give you gps coordinates if I have them. to many young guy's or kids quit because of bad first day's on the ice. also does ice shanty have a flag to attach to a flip over?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 07, 2018, 07:41 PM
The "Other Best Fishing Site" is loaded with reports. The only problem is you have to pay to get them. We need to start posting or people will start leaving our site. There is enough hard water to fish on in NEPA. Lets share it with our southern PA friends.

You couldn’t PAY ME to be on that site!  ::)

Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: SLAPHAPPY on Jan 08, 2018, 03:05 PM

You couldn’t PAY ME to be on that site!  ::)
I thought you were in like flynn
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 09, 2018, 11:33 AM
LOL! Yeah.................. ...NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D

I was one of the "bad apples"! ;) Guess he didn't like how we started speaking up about how he was treating members of his own site!  ::)  Then all of a sudden we went --POOF--

But that's OK- it's how I found this site and I get much more out of this site than I ever did over there. All things happen for a reason!  @)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Jan 09, 2018, 03:20 PM
If I bought and owned that other site I still wouldn't go on it after the bad taste it left.   I like hanging out with the Shanty crew.  No drama.  Just a good bunch of hard water enthusiasts.  And one of these days, I'm going to catch something!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 09, 2018, 08:41 PM
Fish wherever others are fishing. They enjoy the company. I also read that a lot of people fishing in one area attracts fish; maybe they think there is a school of baitfish.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Jan 12, 2018, 08:13 AM
Thanks JMZ.  One of these days, I hope to meet you on the ice.  Slap Happy and I fish together a lot.  He still hasn't told me his secrets though.  He's a sneaky one. HA
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: SLAPHAPPY on Jan 12, 2018, 08:18 AM
Hahaha, the spicy sausage gets me talking
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Jan 12, 2018, 09:13 AM
.....hot sausage and a few bud lights and you would have given up the secrets to the Manhattan Project.   Now if you would just tell me where you catch all those Walleye....
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: SLAPHAPPY on Jan 12, 2018, 04:56 PM
SHHHHH
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 24, 2018, 09:55 PM
The "Other Best Fishing Site" is loaded with reports. The only problem is you have to pay to get them. We need to start posting or people will start leaving our site. There is enough hard water to fish on in NEPA. Lets share it with our southern PA friends.

The weekend is near so I want to go fishing instead of going to the bar to get a beer. Anyone out fishing this week?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Jason1817 on Jan 24, 2018, 10:59 PM
What’s the name of the best other site ?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 25, 2018, 07:27 AM
The weekend is near so I want to go fishing instead of going to the bar to get a beer. Anyone out fishing this week?

A buddy of mine was on LSP yesterday. Said most of the shore was shot, but he did find one spot to get on.

Was 17 this morning at my house with a forecast high of 28 today and low of 7 tonight. Should be fine by morning. With any luck I will be on the ice at daybreak!  ;)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Handawger on Jan 25, 2018, 11:45 AM
What’s the name of the best other site ?
We dare not speak such a vile name lol.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Feb 13, 2018, 09:58 AM
As you guys know the slush conditions are terrible. Any suggestions?
It seems like we have about a week left before the shores open.
Keep on posting. ;D Many of us are still fishing.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Feb 13, 2018, 11:52 AM
Knee high rubber boots, a plank and if all else fails................. ..................head NORTH!  ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: planner47 on Feb 13, 2018, 02:01 PM
YOUNGER days chest waders.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: quickco on Feb 13, 2018, 05:41 PM
NEPA looks all solid, 10 -11 inches over the weekend.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Feb 22, 2018, 10:54 PM
The "Other Best Fishing Site" is loaded with reports. The only problem is you have to pay to get them. We need to start posting or people will start leaving our site. There is enough hard water to fish on in NEPA. Lets share it with our southern PA friends.

Anyone still fishing. I heard that someone was fishing the Pac with a kayak. Really :o
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Feb 23, 2018, 06:22 AM
yeah. It's over. We might get that March snow storm, but it ain't gonna do nothing for ice conditions.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Kov619 on Feb 23, 2018, 01:27 PM
The only ice we will be on the rest of this year will be freezing Rain......
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Feb 23, 2018, 08:07 PM
I'll talk to you guys on myfishfinder.com about open water fishing in NEPA.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: 5-flags on Feb 27, 2018, 01:10 PM
Sorry guys, We still need better reports in order to gain new members.. I was down for the entire ice season this year, but it would have been great to see more detail in the reports. Hopefully next year i will be more involved and post the detail we need to see.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Feb 27, 2018, 03:43 PM
The only ice we will be on the rest of this year will be freezing Rain......
  That's absolutely heartbreaking.   :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 13, 2018, 01:59 PM
yeah. It's over. We might get that March snow storm, but it ain't gonna do nothing for ice conditions.

Hold on now Spider................ ..........
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Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 13, 2018, 02:04 PM
Is this ice I see?  ;)
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Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 13, 2018, 02:25 PM
Rutt, gotta be careful. Especially with snow covering a lot of it. I'm planning on checking a lake near me tomorrow, but I'm gonna be plenty ready to turn around and walk away if it looks ify.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: beerduck on Mar 13, 2018, 03:41 PM
spider1 you made fun of people now your looking for ice maybe the Swedish swim team will be out there for you can have them  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 13, 2018, 03:54 PM
I can only hope!

This has been a strange winter. Personally, I expect to turn around and go home. I just drove past a local pond and it was all open. I'm just bored sitting around waiting for it to stop snowing!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 13, 2018, 05:19 PM
Yeah Spider,
Weird for sure!!!! I saw this local private lake on Friday. Don’t have access, so could not check it. Went to our lake and it is wide open. But drove past another big private lake nearby and saw what looks to be pretty good ice.

Like you, I will check and am hopeful, but not crazy! I won’t risk my life for one more day! 🙄
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 13, 2018, 05:29 PM
Just cuz there's ice doesn't mean it's any good. I've seen ice that looked good but when you stood on it it would pretty much sink and come apart. Rotten. Just cuz there's ice doesn't mean it's something anyone should walk on. I'll check it out good. I'll Spud out about 20 ft if I make it that far I'll drill a hole to see what the ice looks like. If it doesn't look good, I'm out of there.

Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: CowDawg on Mar 13, 2018, 08:50 PM
Boys... the safe fishing ice around here is done.    Put the ice gear away and time to bring out the long rods !   

Tis the season now for the Susqy Channel Cats...  then the Yaks....   bass, bullheads etc...  ;D  :o
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 14, 2018, 07:30 AM
I'm stubborn Cowdawg! And don't give up without a fight! But I'm with you Spider................ ...................if it ain't good, I'm outa there! Just gotta see if with my own eyes.  ::)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 14, 2018, 08:28 AM
I'm not that stubborn and I ain't fighting nothing, I'm just bored. The susky is a long drive for me, so it isn't an after work sort of trip. I'm just really bored sitting around waiting for this crud to melt. Getting tired of binging river monster episodes at night and the Mrs is starting to hide the dang remote. I got pretty fired up about getting the yak out when we had that big melt off. Then it started snowing. The area of the lake I'm going to isn't very deep and often holds ice into April, if there's enough clear ice I'll give it a try but if I find 6" or 8" of frozen slush, I'm turning around.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Mar 14, 2018, 06:25 PM
We got another 4 or 5 inches of snow at my house today and it's still snowing.  And on top of that I saw on the news tonight we might be getting another Nor'easter on Tuesday.  At this rate I'm going to break out the snowshoes and go coyote hunting or do some reloading.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 15, 2018, 03:10 AM
Yeah, I hit that lake and as far as I was concerned, it was a no-go. A few lakes in the area are open so I'm gonna get crazy and do some seriously cold weather kayak fishing! Kayak paddling on the 'Pack! :flex:
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Mar 15, 2018, 08:42 PM
Watch what you say because a certain person might be ice fishing out of a boat again.  Heck at this rate I might join in on that club.   ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 16, 2018, 05:12 AM
LOL! Na, I would rather find an open lake to drop my kayak on and paddle around than to drag my kayak around a lake and hope I don't fall in anyway. If yer gonna fish out of a boat, fish out of the dang boat, LOL!!!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 16, 2018, 07:31 AM
LOL!  ;D  Hey, different strokes for different folks!  ;)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: capt.crappie on Mar 18, 2018, 07:09 PM
Had skim ice on some of our sepa lakes this morning. Crazy weather were having !
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 20, 2018, 09:42 PM
Not giving up yet!  ;)

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Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 20, 2018, 09:44 PM
It’s so nice to be fishing at 7:30 pm without a light!  @)

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Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Mar 30, 2018, 09:55 PM
Hey guys why don't you come over to myfishfinder.com and make some posts. Lets find out where the perch are biting.
Title: NEPA Reports 2018-2019
Post by: JMZ on Dec 18, 2018, 07:14 PM
It's the time to share and help others, so please post where there is good ice for children to enjoy the sport of ice fishing on their vacation.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Dec 19, 2018, 11:10 PM
Anyone fishing Prompton?  How about Belmont; did they drain it?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: chuck22 on Dec 20, 2018, 05:19 PM
Someone went through today at prompton
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: hard water jim on Dec 21, 2018, 06:08 AM
Hopefully they are ok. It's nice to be out on the ice this time of the year but use your head a little. If not for yourself for your family and the people that have to come out and save your sorry ass. Nothing worse than going from rescue to recovery.  Happy fishing and be SAFE.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Dec 21, 2018, 07:33 AM
News reports indicate he is OK.  Heard from others that he was able to pull himself out with ice picks.  Rescue team used an extension ladder to get him off the ice.  Glad he is still part of the ice fishing community.  Hate to lose anyone.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: VD on Dec 21, 2018, 08:18 AM
Do not go alone... Anybody is going to Prompton, Upper Woods, Belmont after XMas? I need a day off.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Dec 21, 2018, 10:36 AM
Hope to get to all of those spots after Xmas VD.  Maybe not Upper Woods as that is primarily a trout lake.  Rutt Nutt likes to fish there.  I usually go on a Saturday with a few guys, sometimes alone, but always find someone to fish with.  You are certainly welcome to fish with me/us if our schedules align.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: VD on Dec 21, 2018, 11:20 AM
Thanks for inviting me. It seems to me that ice at Upper Woods is thicker than elsewhere because of higher elevation, but I don't have enough statistics for a proof. I started wishing that region only two years ago. Here is in Bucks county ice fishing season is very(too) short.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Icefishin Wizz on Dec 21, 2018, 12:44 PM
The "Other Best Fishing Site" is loaded with reports. The only problem is you have to pay to get them. We need to start posting or people will start leaving our site. There is enough hard water to fish on in NEPA. Lets share it with our southern PA friends.

Completely false. No one has to, or has ever had to, pay to see reports on IF247. You do however, have to be a member. Fakenews much?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Dec 21, 2018, 12:55 PM
Icewhizz, please do not start any vitriol on this site.  Many of us are on this site to avoid that sort of stuff.  Let's just talk fishing.  Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Dec 21, 2018, 01:14 PM
Hopefully they are ok. It's nice to be out on the ice this time of the year but use your head a little. If not for yourself for your family and the people that have to come out and save your sorry ass. Nothing worse than going from rescue to recovery.  Happy fishing and be SAFE.

Very well said.  This is the second person that's gone through the ice so far this month.  The first one went through at Eagle Lake, which is a private lake in Lackawanna County, on December 8th.  I have the itch just as bad or maybe even worse than some but it's definitely not worth risking my life to go.  I'm also a firefighter who has to go out to rescue the ones that go through the ice and every time I've gone on a rescue it was completely preventable all the person had to do to prevent it was not go out on thin ice and or not march out on the ice without checking it.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Dec 21, 2018, 01:31 PM
Completely false. No one has to, or has ever had to, pay to see reports on IF247. You do however, have to be a member. Fakenews much?

Have to be a member and get approved(=ask for permission) to see the reports. The owner changed that(bit of a control freak!  ::)) last time I was over there. That’s when I joined over here and haven’t looked back!  ;)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Dec 30, 2018, 11:01 PM
Anyone fishing Belmont or Duck Harbor? I'd like to get out this week with my son before he goes back to school. He wants to got to New York. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Dec 31, 2018, 07:44 AM
JMZ, from what I hear, Belmont has ice, at least as of yesterday, 12/30.  Last night was a very nice cold night so today would have been a good day, if I didn't have to work.  Unfortunately, later today is supposed to be in the mid 40's with heavy rain.  I have not heard of anyone on Prompton since someone fell through, but that doesn't mean it is not fishable.  As always, use extreme caution if you decide to go.   Best of luck.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Dec 31, 2018, 07:48 AM
Sorry JMZ, I thought you asked about Belmont and Prompton, but it was Belmont and Duck Harbor.  Have not heard of any reports from Duck Harbor.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 02, 2019, 08:28 AM
Hope to get to all of those spots after Xmas VD.  Maybe not Upper Woods as that is primarily a trout lake.  Rutt Nutt likes to fish there.  I usually go on a Saturday with a few guys, sometimes alone, but always find someone to fish with.  You are certainly welcome to fish with me/us if our schedules align.

Just saw this. LOL!  ;D  I like Upper Woods cause I can target trout and don’t have to worry about snot-rockets and/or other non-preferred species taking the bait!  ;) (It’s either trout or nothing)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 02, 2019, 05:16 PM
Trout or nothing?  I think you're hat is too tight, Perch, Blue Gills, Crappie, and Bass taste WAY better than some dog food eatin stocked trout any day of the week.   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: chez on Jan 02, 2019, 06:10 PM
I don't care what I catch at this point.
I just want to get on the ice. :'(
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 02, 2019, 07:35 PM
I'm right there with you Brother. 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: hard water jim on Jan 03, 2019, 05:44 AM
Me too! Bring on the ice and the bites.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Jan 03, 2019, 07:08 AM
geez if it would stop raining for a minute I might have to mow my damn lawn. :pinch:
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 03, 2019, 08:04 AM
Trout or nothing?  I think you're hat is too tight, Perch, Blue Gills, Crappie, and Bass taste WAY better than some dog food eatin stocked trout any day of the week.   ;D ;D ;D ;D

LOL! Maybe it is the hat!  ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 03, 2019, 12:09 PM
Do you think there is any ice on belmont or duck harbor? I'm planning a trip Fri which take about 2hr. It seems to be colder up there.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: chez on Jan 03, 2019, 05:24 PM
I wouldn't trust any ice in pa,right now.
END OF STORY.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Cjgsp1042 on Jan 03, 2019, 07:55 PM
I’m thinking I’ll take a ride up to duck harbor Sunday just to take a look and dream...
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Ice Wine on Jan 04, 2019, 12:27 PM
Checked Duck Harbor this morning and it is not safe. The edges are 1 or 2 inches of crap/frozen slush. Even with a 16 foot plank I doubt you could get on and what's beyond the edges doesn't look great. More rain coming tonight and temps in the 40s. Maybe next weekend if we get a few nights in the teens.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 04, 2019, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the report. Maybe you should move it to Duck Harbor Reports.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 05, 2019, 10:09 AM
Checked Duck Harbor this morning and it is not safe. The edges are 1 or 2 inches of crap/frozen slush. Even with a 16 foot plank I doubt you could get on and what's beyond the edges doesn't look great. More rain coming tonight and temps in the 40s. Maybe next weekend if we get a few nights in the teens.

I think that's going to be the conditions in most if not all places now.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: NEZ on Jan 05, 2019, 05:48 PM
Well, hopefully I just helped us out.  Had to replace part of my septic system this year and just put out some grass seed...54 degrees.  This should bring the cold.  Fingers crossed.  Nez
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 05, 2019, 07:25 PM
That sucks you had to fix the septic, bills for that stuff get real ugly real fast.  Hopefully planting your grass will bring the cold, that'd be my luck. 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: NEZ on Jan 06, 2019, 05:04 PM
yeah, don't expect septic tank fail after only 14 years.  I figured that planting grass seed will cause cold weather to come.  We'll see
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 06, 2019, 05:14 PM
Well so far it seems to be working, it's been snowing at my house on and off all day long and currently it's 28 degrees.  Hopefully Old Man Winter will get his act together and give us some consistent cold temps already.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: chez on Jan 06, 2019, 05:16 PM
Sounds good Chris.
Let's plan on getting on the ice somewhere satutday.if not we can hit the river.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 06, 2019, 06:20 PM
Sunday would be better if the weather's good I'd like to try to get out with the muzzle loader since it's the last day if the weather isn't good for the muzzle loader Saturday would work.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Jan 07, 2019, 03:56 PM
I just watched the weather report on wnep, looks like ice making weather all week and through the weekend!  :tipup:
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 07, 2019, 05:37 PM
That's good new, it'd be really nice to hunt Saturday and ice fish on Sunday.  Now to hope and pray it works out that way.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Jan 07, 2019, 06:26 PM
Here are the temps in Herrick Center, near Belmont Lake, starting Wednesday with daytime highs and night time lows:
Weds 33°21° Thurs 24°11°  Fri 17°10°  Sat 23°17°  Sun  25°13°  Mon  25°18°
Looks very promising
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 07, 2019, 06:30 PM
They're some beautiful temperatures.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Allejo on Jan 07, 2019, 08:32 PM
I need to get on some ice because my soft water fishing has been terrible. I had to resort to fishing bait for stocked trout.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: IceFishinAdam on Jan 07, 2019, 09:32 PM
I'm hoping to get on the ice this weekend as well...before I resort to driving to upstate NY...although I think thats a better plan!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 09, 2019, 06:31 PM
Here are the temps in Herrick Center, near Belmont Lake, starting Wednesday with daytime highs and night time lows:
Weds 33°21° Thurs 24°11°  Fri 17°10°  Sat 23°17°  Sun  25°13°  Mon  25°18°
Looks very promising

I like those numbers George!  ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: supervdl on Jan 11, 2019, 06:52 AM
Weather is looking grade. I hope the winds dies down and we cap all those lakes nicely and make good ice over the next week. Also hope the snow stays south of us which it is expected to do, but who knows.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Jan 11, 2019, 08:54 AM
there will be people walking on water this weekend. But guys, please be careful and have the guts to walk away if it doesn't look right.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Jan 11, 2019, 01:00 PM
Good advice Spider.   No problem for me since I don't have the guts to onto the ice, let alone get off of it.  And JMZ, I would prefer to do the math using Friday's temps...
17 & 10 = avg of 13.5.  From 32 = 18.5.  15/18.5 = 8/10 of one day.  We should be fishing this weekend!  Be safer everyone.  Use a spud!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 11, 2019, 01:06 PM
Weather is looking grade. I hope the winds dies down and we cap all those lakes nicely and make good ice over the next week. Also hope the snow stays south of us which it is expected to do, but who knows.

I just got the latest forecast!  ;)


(https://i.postimg.cc/H84FrRch/03-C73147-19-CA-4-CBF-922-E-5-CACCE2-CFCB2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H84FrRch)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Nuangolasusquehanna on Jan 11, 2019, 02:04 PM
I read a research article on thicket that basically said find the average temp of the day. Subtract this from 32 for find the freezing difference. Then divide this into 15, the magic number, LOL. This tells you the how many days it takes for 1in  of ice to form. Example Weds 33°21. Average temp 27. 32-27=5, 15 divided by 5 = 3. So it takes about 3 days for 1 in or ice to form. We need to wait about 12 days for good ice.


I've found that 4 solid days of below freezing usually builds 3.5 inches of ice in my area (100/200 acre lakes). 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 11, 2019, 03:26 PM
I just got the latest forecast!  ;)


(https://i.postimg.cc/H84FrRch/03-C73147-19-CA-4-CBF-922-E-5-CACCE2-CFCB2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H84FrRch)

That's more accurate than that Crack Head Joe on 16 in the morning ever was or will be.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Chris338378 on Jan 11, 2019, 03:37 PM
there will be people walking on water this weekend. But guys, please be careful and have the guts to walk away if it doesn't look right.

I'm not sure where they'd find ice that's thick enough to support them.  I checked a lake near Merli Snarnoski Park last night and it was wide open with lots of waves due to the wind. 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 16, 2019, 11:29 PM
Well the weekend is going to be a bust, so I'm hoping to get out Thur or Fri but I don't know of any good ice in Lac, Pike, or Wayne County.  Luzerne County is further south and lower elevation, so we have no ice. Has anyone heard anything north of Luzerne County?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Jan 17, 2019, 07:46 AM
No direct knowledge, but Stevens or Fords could be viable.  Belmont is definitely solid and being fished.  Stillwater as well.  Dunns pond is good to go. 
Good luck and stay safe.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: jto97 on Jan 17, 2019, 11:59 AM
People are on slocum. Park side. Harveys lake has 4 inches at the launch. 3 inches 30 yards out.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 18, 2019, 07:14 PM
Hey guys, why don't you move there reports to the section "Reports in PA by County'
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Jan 19, 2019, 06:14 AM
geez, you nag at us to post some lakes and then you start nagging us about posting.... nag nag nag! nobodies leaving the site and nobodiy is even worrying about other sites. Just fish. You have plenty of lakes to pick, just gotta brush some snow off yer windshield, bring snowshoes and a smitty sled. :tipup:
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: frineer on Jan 19, 2019, 06:56 AM
Any reports from Bradford Co. I got back into ice fishing last year and had an awesome time. Now i would like to find somebody to help me find reports for Bradford co. since i live in Lancaster co. Santa brought me an ice fishing shelter and am hoping to try it out this month. Any and all reports would be awesome. Thanks guyd.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 19, 2019, 08:21 PM
geez, you nag at us to post some lakes and then you start nagging us about posting.... nag nag nag! nobodies leaving the site and nobodiy is even worrying about other sites. Just fish. You have plenty of lakes to pick, just gotta brush some snow off yer windshield, bring snowshoes and a smitty sled. :tipup:

I'm just trying to keep the site organized. Sorry if you felt I was nagging you. Some guys like the idea of posting the lakes they fish; especially people who live in Wyoming Valley where there is no ice.  ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 20, 2019, 12:36 PM
I don’t understand why you can’t just go to the REPORTS section???? I just posted on Merli and Promised Land.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: ahollander on Jan 20, 2019, 01:02 PM
How was the storm up around Tobyhanna and Jim Thorpe? Down in Philly we were supposed to get 2-4 and ended up with straight rain and wind
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: nepa old man on Jan 20, 2019, 01:28 PM
geez, you nag at us to post some lakes and then you start nagging us about posting.... nag nag nag! nobodies leaving the site and nobodiy is even worrying about other sites. Just fish. You have plenty of lakes to pick, just gotta brush some snow off yer windshield, bring snowshoes and a smitty sled. :tipup:
Amen to that, worst than a nagging wife,  drives ya nuts.  Just freaking fish!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Jan 20, 2019, 02:38 PM
I'm just trying to keep the site organized. Sorry if you felt I was nagging you. Some guys like the idea of posting the lakes they fish; especially people who live in Wyoming Valley where there is no ice.  ;D

It already was organized. Go to the reports forum instead if mixing it all up here. That's what the reports forums are for.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: chez on Jan 20, 2019, 03:16 PM
Sounds like Mr Grumpy is getting Grumpy...
What you think Rutnut????
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 20, 2019, 04:35 PM
Probably still grumpy from yesterday morning when I texted him from Merli that the TROUT were biting and everybody was getting their limit.............and he was stuck at work!  ;)
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: chez on Jan 20, 2019, 04:46 PM
Lmao......
I would of met you guys ,you should of text me. ???
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Jan 20, 2019, 06:22 PM
I wasn't grumpy... You can catch all those nasty stockers you want. I got home from work and had fish tacos with edible fish. Last trout I caught I used for catfish bait and they didn't want any of it either! Glad you guys had a good time.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: keylight on Jan 20, 2019, 07:01 PM
Brooke trout are the only ones I ever had luck with for catfish
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 20, 2019, 07:06 PM
Lmao......
I would of met you guys ,you should of text me. ???

Sorry Chez,
I figured you were river fishing. Next time I’ll text you. Might try after work later in the week for the night bite on Promised Land.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Jan 20, 2019, 07:12 PM
I wasn't grumpy... You can catch all those nasty stockers you want. I got home from work and had fish tacos with edible fish. Last trout I caught I used for catfish bait and they didn't want any of it either! Glad you guys had a good time.

I know how you LOVE those stockers Spider................ just bustin’ your chops!  ;D
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 20, 2019, 07:14 PM
Lmao......
I would of met you guys ,you should of text me. ???
Hey Luzerne County Guys, lets get together for a night trip on Moon Lake?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Nuangolasusquehanna on Jan 20, 2019, 07:30 PM
Hey Luzerne County Guys, lets get together for a night trip on Moon Lake?


I'll gio. 
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Jan 20, 2019, 07:53 PM
Hey Luzerne County Guys, lets get together for a night trip on Moon Lake?

I'll set a date when I get a few guys to go, so PM me if you want to go to Moon Lake some night. It should be soon because it gets fished heavy.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Mar 16, 2019, 11:54 PM
Well its getting to be that time of the year, anyone still fishing?
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: Spider1 on Mar 17, 2019, 05:26 AM
Not me. I'm in full out spring mode. Packing the ice gear and washing my suit and digging out the kayak and bass rods!
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: PaCarpboy on Mar 17, 2019, 10:59 AM
A few of us hit Duck Harbor yesterday.  Had 16" of ice, but it is getting soft.  No problem getting on as it was locked up.   Very windy.  Other than one 18" smallie, and another very large smallie that broke off at the hole, bite was devoid of anything significant.  Bunch of small perch and gills.  Good time though.  Good food, drink, and company.   Might be the season swan song, although I think one more weekend could be possible up in that area.  Certainly can be fished through the week.  A few years back, I remember ice fishing Belmont the first Saturday in April.  Hope everyone has a good open water season.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: JMZ on Mar 17, 2019, 12:36 PM
Anybody try Lac Lake. Bullhead bay seems to hold ice because of the shade. Belmont also sounds good if it doesn't rain and the shore opens.
Title: Re: Show me the NEPA Reports!
Post by: RuttNutt on Mar 18, 2019, 10:11 AM
I spent Sat morning on Upper Woods and afternoon on Duck Harbor with The Chef-on-Ice!  ;)

Bite was the same at Upper Woods- my buddy got one trout and missed a couple and I missed one. Plenty of marks, just not taking it. Tried near launch and out deep. Buddy had to leave at 11, so headed to Duck and spent the afternoon with The Gang. Good tunes, good food and good conversation!   @)