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Title: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 01, 2018, 06:17 PM
Hello Everyone! Happy New Years! Welcome to the Newfound Circus Thread for Season 2018.

Season 2018 is now underway and good ol’ jack frost is on our side this year. Newfound lake has some pretty decent ice from the foot of the lake up to Cummings Beach. Houses are going out and the Circus is starting to come together. One of my favorite times of the season, watching houses with old / new friends joining in and getting their gear ready for hopefully a very long season of good ice fishing.

For those that don’t know, Newfound Lake is a very clean clear cold water lake. There is great lake trout fishing, cusk fishing and really nice rainbow trout fishing. I also believe the next state record for yellow perch will come out of Newfound. Some huge yellows in the lake. I’ve heard really good small mouth bass as well.
For us it all starts out at the south end of the lake so we can work out any bugs and get things working again in our bobhouses then eventually we migrate north. From there we all split up and hit “our spots” all around the lake. Although we might not be near each other, we are never alone.  We communicate via FRS walkie talkies on Channel 5.5 with lots of chatter on the radio (Please note, not kid friendly) that anyone can jump in and holler out, We’ll go visiting when the fishing is slow and help each other out in times of need. Every weekend there seems to be something going on which keeps us all coming back and looking forward to more. You just never know but one thing for sure, there is plenty of laughs and great camaraderie among those that fish Newfound Lake.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to post comments, provide updates, videos, pictures, questions or whatever from their adventures on Newfound. Its fun to share and keeps the thread interesting.
FYI, To be a member of the Newfond Circus, you simply need to fish Newfound, have a handle, a FRS radio is a good idea and drop any issues or hangups you may have at shore before stepping onto the ice. Our season is short and we want to make the most of it in a positive fashion. Be kind to each other and lend a hand whenever possible and pay it forward. Set the example for others to follow so they can pay it forward too.
As we all know, mother nature can be a real….well you know. Working together we can overcome pretty much any adversaries she may dish out. Untied we stand, divided we get our arses kicked….or something like that….wasnt much good at quotes.

So without further ado, Let the madness begin to what we consider one of the best times of the year to enjoy the great outdoors and each others awesome company.
I hope everyone has a safe and productive Season 2018.

Cheers!

01/01/2018 update from today:

Laker Taker ended the day with 4 lakers and 1 cusk, Tippin with 1 and i lost 2 (one on the spring line and another jigging). CH saw lakers on the camera all day and Laker Taker even saw some smelt (he lost 5 on a Hali jig). Lakers were hitting Cut Bait, Smelt and Red Fin Shiners. They were happy to see us again or just hungry. We are fishing in 33 to 37 fow. Right now at Cummings beach we have about 13" of ice. Looking at the forecast, we'll be making more! The temp was very cold today. Reached -31F with wind chill and saw wind speeds up to 30 mph. Typical of Newfound i.e.: windy.
Visibility on the camera was good having not much snow cover on the ice. Sun light was able to get through.

Troutfreak got his house out this morning fishing along with Maggot. There was also a small portable on the lake for most of the day, must of been a bit tough fishing out in it and as CH and i were leaving, we saw another couple heading out and setting up another portable.

Noticed several people stopping by the parking lot taking pictures of the crazy ice fishermen / women. Even saw a couple come out to take selfies of themselves on the ice with the houses in the background. Pretty cold for selfies. They didnt stay long.

Setting up the house took a bit of time this morning. Been almost a year so out of practice but it came together eventually. I'll get some more practice tomorrow morning as I'm heading back out.

Will post up pictures later.






Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: jimmyrig on Jan 01, 2018, 06:35 PM
Good to see the new thread started as usual Jiggin. Hope you folks all have a great safe and successful season!

wish we were closer, We would be out there joining you guys...

Jason
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 01, 2018, 06:42 PM
I'll be out there Wednesday with the nice weather ! Got a new flip over shelter to try out for running and gunning looking for lake trout!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Jan 01, 2018, 07:18 PM
Good luck to the circus crew.
You guys set a great example for all anglers.

Please let Denny and I know if there are any Stephanie sightings.
Heard rumors that there will be cookies on the dark side when applicable.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Glo.Bug on Jan 01, 2018, 08:23 PM
First time fishing at Newfound Lake today. Had a bit of a late start...accidentally locked ourselves out of the apartment...but finally got to the lake late afternoon. Set up the quickfish and got the new buddy heater going. Had a few bites on some shiners and saw a couple fish on the flasher. Packed up and headed out once it started to get dark out. Almost left frozen boyfriend behind on ice when we were leaving, but I didn't want to pull back both sleds..  Beautiful place and can't wait to fish there again next weekend!
(https://s17.postimg.cc/zdb4efvpn/20180101_163558.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zdb4efvpn/)

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Jan 01, 2018, 08:43 PM
To the Circus Crew: Have a safe and successful season....
Some of us don't get up that way too often besides the Get Together, but I always appreciate this thread and the posts. We all get to live and enjoy your season out on Newfound through your great posts, but at the same time create our own memories on our home turf. Glad the circus is back in town. Look forward to riding along with ya....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: benny8 on Jan 02, 2018, 02:58 AM
Good Luck to the Circus this year. Just finished reading thru last years thread. Looks like a great group. Really like to see other fishermen and women sticking together and helping one another out. Hoping to join the circus this year a couple times. Never fished Newfound, but would like to try catching some big yellows and my Bro likes to fish for Lakers and Bows. With the new Quickfish 5, he's hoping to get the family out. Tight lines friends.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 02, 2018, 05:28 AM
Can't wait to get back on here this year and hopefully be able to fish my spot for the first time in 4 years! I took a drive here Sunday after leaving Stinkson and saw a good 2/3 of the lake at least was covered in ice. My spot is half caught and half open, so I'm hoping some wind can die down enough to catch and build some ice. Need to get a walkie this year so I can finally tune into 5.5 as well while I jig. Good luck all and tight lines  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Jan 02, 2018, 06:13 AM
Good luck to the circus crew.
You guys set a great example for all anglers.

Please let Denny and I know if there are any Stephanie sightings.
Heard rumors that there will be cookies on the dark side when applicable.


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Brendog9 on Jan 02, 2018, 08:28 AM
I got out with my buddy for a few freezing hours on the 1st. We set up the portable shelter down in Hebron Bay. I didn't think I'd be able to get it set up, but figured everyone in the house was watching so I didn't have a choice.

My buddy christened the new shelter with a very nice 20" laker jigging. I managed to jig a nice yellow perch as well. We were marking a lot of fish but couldn't get anything to commit. It felt so nice being back out and I'm looking forward to heading up again for MLK weekend.

I saw a few of the familiar bobs out on the ice driving by Cummings on our way home. Jiggin, I pointed out your house to my wife and explained to her what the Circus was. Live look at the wife's reaction:  ::)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 02, 2018, 11:33 AM
F&G maps say there's whitefish in here. Has anyone ever jigged one up?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 02, 2018, 11:47 AM
F&G maps say there's whitefish in here. Has anyone ever jigged one up?
The state maps list several lakes with lake whitefish, but I have only ever heard of one being caught in squam, and a diver with F&G took a picture of one in winni a few years ago.  Supposedly someone caught one on winni last year, and mistook it for a salmon, but I’m skeptical of that report.

I’m not sure if they disappeared from the lakes, or if people just don’t target them anymore. They live so deep I have been told it is very hard to do any kind of survey on them.

The round whitefish record is out of newfound from 2005, but there a different species. I would love to catch one of them, but it seems like VT, or Maine is going to be your best option.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: BrookieSlayer99 on Jan 02, 2018, 01:14 PM
F&G maps say there's whitefish in here. Has anyone ever jigged one up?
Lake Whitefish are pretty much decimated in NH except for Big Squam, although they do not come "readily" from there. Newfound has Round Whitefish which are now  a threatened species and must be released, and even then those are in few numbers. NHTF caught one a few years ago in NF. There is a new program trying to stock round whitefish in Newfound lake to bring their numbers back.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 02, 2018, 03:08 PM
F&G maps say there's whitefish in here. Has anyone ever jigged one up?

Here is an old thread I remembered reading about whitefish in NH: https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=243603.msg2472218#msg2472218
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 02, 2018, 07:29 PM
01/02/2018

CH and I fished today. Saw a bunch of lakers swim by but no takers. Did see a couple of huge clouds of smelt come through. Our youngest grandson came out and joined us after school, he's 5 yrs old and big enough to start learning about ice fishing and more importantly big enough to not fall completely through a 10" hole. He seemed to like it but it was only his first trip out for a few hours. We had diner together on the ice in the bob house.
Back to Reality starting tomorrow....enjoyed the time off.

Some sights from yesterday and today.


Got the houses moved off shore

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Morning sun, Opening day

(https://s13.postimg.cc/i15klkgn7/IMG_5940.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i15klkgn7/)

Jan 1 2018 Temps and Wind

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6c1kxm543/IMG_5936.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6c1kxm543/)

Jan 2 2018 Temps and Wind, a bit warmer....

(https://s13.postimg.cc/axxp5yycz/IMG_5947.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/axxp5yycz/)

Clouds of Smelt

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Clouds of Smelt

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Party at Troutfreak's

(https://s13.postimg.cc/sb7zksr37/IMG_5950.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sb7zksr37/)

Logan our youngest grandson starting out with a jig stick

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Trying to show me how its done....

(https://s13.postimg.cc/9ybznkt0z/IMG_5957.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9ybznkt0z/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 02, 2018, 08:26 PM
Awesome stuff Jiggin!
Shobizz and I are shooting for Friday to get our new house out there!
Lots of lakers and no takers sounds familiar!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Cherwnvega on Jan 03, 2018, 07:01 AM
Ice is looking good....hope to get the house out on Saturday in the - temps lol
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Cub on Jan 03, 2018, 07:50 AM
Can't wait to read and see all the adventures!!  :tipup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 03, 2018, 11:54 AM
I'll be out there Wednesday with the nice weather ! Got a new flip over shelter to try out for running and gunning looking for lake trout!

Hey bud!
Did you ever get your new aluminum house (that you won last year) set up?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: OldCaveman on Jan 03, 2018, 04:57 PM
  Jiggin good job getting the young man out there.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 03, 2018, 06:27 PM
.   I still have it 6x8 going to northern fab with it tomorrow for a new door and possibly trade it in for a 7x10 or something along those lines

Great! We sold the orange 5x8 and are setting up a red 6x10 now...much roomier!
Stop by and say hello if you’re on Newfound after this week!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 03, 2018, 06:43 PM
Great! We sold the orange 5x8 and are setting up a red 6x10 now...much roomier!
Stop by and say hello if you’re on Newfound after this week!
that is my goal is a 6x10 or 7x10 , and who knows I may have my shack on newfound all year saw tons of fish today on the camera and the flasher ! Got the blood pumping for sure
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 03, 2018, 07:50 PM
that is my goal is a 6x10 or 7x10 , and who knows I may have my shack on newfound all year saw tons of fish today on the camera and the flasher ! Got the blood pumping for sure

Can’t wait to get out there and see them myself!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 03, 2018, 07:52 PM
01/03/2018

Well enough of Cummings Beach. Practice and getting everything tuned up is over. We (Laker Taker, Tippin and I) bounced our houses out to the north end of Mayhew onto pure black ice. Checked the ice first, around 8" of the good stuff. Decided to bounce before the storm coming in tomorrow.
Hoping the high winds will blow it all down south keeping the ice exposed to become thicker.
Did have to cross over a rough patch (usual spot every year) but took it slow and steady. Made sure everything was button down in the house cause it was bumpy!

Nice evening out...Cold (but warmer than the last several days 22F) with no wind.

Now its time to get serious....  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 03, 2018, 08:13 PM
Cool!
Will you be coming out from Wellington after the storm? I was wondering how thick the ice was coming out of the boat ramp...I know it was locked up there but I didn’t venture out onto the ice.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: FishSlayer20 on Jan 04, 2018, 06:35 AM
Good Luck Boys!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Jan 04, 2018, 07:40 AM
Jiggin glad you had an early start this year I can't believe you and CH are grandparents. CH looks too young to be a grandparent.  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 04, 2018, 07:57 AM
Looking forward to our first year on Newfound, looking forward to new friends, good times and lots of big fish!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 11:26 AM
Cool!
Will you be coming out from Wellington after the storm? I was wondering how thick the ice was coming out of the boat ramp...I know it was locked up there but I didn’t venture out onto the ice.

No I haven’t. Not even sure if it has been plowed out.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 11:30 AM
Jiggin glad you had an early start this year I can't believe you and CH are grandparents. CH looks too young to be a grandparent.  ;D

And I do?!?  ;)  lol.

She got a chuckle from reading your post. Said thank you. 
We actually have 3 grandkids. 13, 11 and 5 yrs. I knocked her up at an early age so we could enjoy ice fishing while we are still young later in life. Did the parenting thing. All done w that. :)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 11:34 AM
2/04/2018

Snowing out. Almost white out. Wind picking up. 14 mph.

Tried to post up a video of some lakers on the camera but couldn’t. Only pictures. Sorry.

More later.....

(https://s9.postimg.cc/u86wru9sb/3214_F54_E-7_EA0-4042-9_BF8-06_A98183330_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u86wru9sb/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Jan 04, 2018, 11:51 AM
And I do?!?  ;)  lol.

She got a chuckle from reading your post. Said thank you. 
We actually have 3 grandkids. 13, 11 and 5 yrs. I knocked her up at an early age so we could enjoy ice fishing while we are still young later in life. Did the parenting thing. All done w that. :)

What a stud.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 11:54 AM
Thanks man!


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 04, 2018, 12:06 PM
No I haven’t. Not even sure if it has been plowed out.

The road in and out and the lots were plowed as of last Monday...there is a snow berm in front of the ramp though.
Also an unusual “lump” of white ice where the ice meets the ramp too.
Maybe from the winds pushing the water up while it froze?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 12:38 PM
That’s usual there. A pressure crack.

Got one.


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Almost had doubles. One on the motorvator and another jigging.
Also has a yellow perch and Laker fighting over my jig. Pretty cool to see.

#2

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 01:06 PM
#3 it’s all coming back to me

Yellow perch still hanging around....

(https://s9.postimg.cc/ob7mofpnf/C3_EA2_F6_C-2_CF3-4_CB5-92_A2-_F2_FB0_E2_C8_BF6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ob7mofpnf/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 04, 2018, 01:26 PM
No I haven’t. Not even sure if it has been plowed out.
Wellington was all plowed out very nicely when I was there the day I stopped in at your shack, little ice jam at the ramp but with this snow and the Argo you could get a smoother path beat in, whoever plowed it did a very touch up job even most of the parking area was cleaned up nice
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Jan 04, 2018, 01:28 PM
Jiggin are you out there now?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 02:13 PM
Jiggin are you out there now?
Yes out here.
 Caught #4 Laker and finally the perch. Got him filleted up and about to cook him for a afternoon snack.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/oyb4rpjmz/C4_F12_B89-7_EC8-4_A2_A-9_D93-376266_DC2_C1_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oyb4rpjmz/)

Breezy

(https://s9.postimg.cc/ja4u0tuq3/3_D90_C853-462_D-4_A6_B-87_CA-_DE8_CD9010495.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ja4u0tuq3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 04, 2018, 02:30 PM
Mmm...need a few of them to have a meal for one! But what a meal it is!
Did you see perch last season?
Never saw one on camera but did see a smally one day.
Love to jig some perch up!
They take the same offering as lakers do?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Jan 04, 2018, 03:31 PM
Yes out here.
 Caught #4 Laker and finally the perch. Got him filleted up and about to cook him for a afternoon snack.

(https://s9.postimg.cc/oyb4rpjmz/C4_F12_B89-7_EC8-4_A2_A-9_D93-376266_DC2_C1_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oyb4rpjmz/)

Breezy

(https://s9.postimg.cc/ja4u0tuq3/3_D90_C853-462_D-4_A6_B-87_CA-_DE8_CD9010495.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ja4u0tuq3/)

Are you doing a sleepover? Are you alone?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 04, 2018, 05:35 PM
Hope he’s okay...winds are extreme right now...I can imagine out on the lake!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 04, 2018, 05:52 PM
Just got home safe and sound. What an adventure! Ended the day w 4 lakers, 1 perch (ate him for a snack) and 1 cusk. All released except for the perch. I’ll “release” him Later
Ride back to the truck was a trip. Had to use Navionics so not to run into West Shore marinas bubblers at the dock. Complete white out.
Snow drift at my truck was deeper than my knees. Couldn’t really see  and when I drove on it, the tracks  of the Argo were almost level with my trucks window height.  Made me a bit nervous getting out but I have a shovel.
 After getting the Argo loaded, the Tundra plowed through after  A few attempts. Didn’t have to shovel :-)
 Thought I was going to have to spend the night in the Bob house but was able to make it home. Next time.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 04, 2018, 10:01 PM
I hear you on the white out! Last season when we were heading back to Cummings by instinct on the sled during a white out I had to stop and check my phone with navionics and found I was headed back out between the narrows on the east side of Mayhew toward open water!
A quick adjustment south and we finally made it to the lot...scary!
Glad you made it home safe!
Now the deep snow will definitely hinder us getting the house out tomorrow...lots of plowing and snow blowing to do in the morning...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 05, 2018, 05:32 AM
All released except for the perch. I’ll “release” him Later


 ;D ;D :) :) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D :P :P
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 05, 2018, 05:57 AM
         
Perch Snack
                                                                 
(https://s13.postimg.cc/e79d440ir/IMG_5984.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e79d440ir/)


Cusk just before I left

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I guess to load videos i still need to use Youtube....


Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Jan 05, 2018, 09:11 AM
         
Perch Snack
                                                                 
(https://s13.postimg.cc/e79d440ir/IMG_5984.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/e79d440ir/)


Cusk just before I left

(https://s13.postimg.cc/annfeaq37/IMG_5985.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/annfeaq37/)

That must have been a good size perch;  that’s a good size fillet 
I guess to load videos i still need to use Youtube....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Jiggedy_jig on Jan 05, 2018, 04:29 PM
Great to see you guys out there.  It's been a couple years since I fished Newfound.  I'd like to do the derby there on the 10th and 11th next month, but gotta make sure my buddy will put his house out.  This summer I need to make one for myself so I can just set it up and go when I want.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 05, 2018, 07:06 PM
Just got in. Plowed out Wellington parking lot.
I didn’t check the ice but heard there is 8” of black ice. Best to check it yourself as I plan to in the morning. Hoping to launch from there early in the am.
Gonna be extremely windy and cold tomorrow. Will be a rough one.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 05, 2018, 07:47 PM
Just got in. Plowed out Wellington parking lot.
I didn’t check the ice but heard there is 8” of black ice. Best to check it yourself as I plan to in the morning. Hoping to launch from there early in the am.
Gonna be extremely windy and cold tomorrow. Will be a rough one.
Thanks for plowing Jiggin!
We’ll be launching soon and if Wellington is good to go it will be a bit easier than from Cummings!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 05, 2018, 08:36 PM
Thanks for plowing Jiggin!
We’ll be launching soon and if Wellington is good to go it will be a bit easier than from Cummings!
mowbizz check your personal messages on here I sent you one! Would like to see some pics of your new shack get an idea for layouts!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 05, 2018, 08:42 PM
SORRY DOUBLE POST! PM SENT
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 05, 2018, 08:58 PM
Ok will do
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 06, 2018, 11:35 AM
Chilly morning.

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Had to bump my house 1st thing this morning. Drilled my holes and water came gushing up and flooded the area within seconds.
Now high n dry.

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So far up to 4 Lakers. Missed several half way up to the hole then decided to sharpen my hook.
Seeing constant Lakers in the camera.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 06, 2018, 02:21 PM
A good day so far! Can’t wait to get out there...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 06, 2018, 06:47 PM
01/06/2018

Launched from Wellington State Park. No issues getting on or off the lake there. CH decided to stay home and do chores instead of dealing with the cold and wind while i went out to play.

Day started out with a bit of a dilemma, A pretty good size snow drift on the north end of my house had me worried about the weight and the sag on the ice. Drilled my holes in the house anyways and within seconds had 4" of water surrounding my house with the holes still gushing water. It was like I hit pay dirt on an oil drill except it was ice cold water flooding my house.
There was no real wind at that time so decided to bump the house about 30 yards instead of blocking it up and waiting for the water to freeze, Glad I did. Today the lakers were on fire. All day on the camera 1 - 3 at a time. All nosing down on my jig but they wouldn't commit, just kept teasing me. I don't think i went more than 15 mins without seeing a laker. I was finally able to eat breakfast around 1:30pm.

Ended the day with 7 Lakers and missed a bunch (visibility on the camera was very poor today) bringing my total to 11 lakers for the season. I was hoping to hit double digits today but the propane was running low and needed to leave the lake before 6 pm to get it filled up for tomorrow. Even while i was packing up i was still getting hits on my jig stick. Made it tough to leave. I had originally planned to have diner in the bobhouse but that got squashed with the propane situation.
All lakers caught on a Gold / Purple Kastmaster with cut sucker meat. Smelt did nothing today.

Tomorrows another day.......


Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 06, 2018, 07:33 PM
01/06/2018

Launched from Wellington State Park. No issues getting on or off the lake there. CH decided to stay home and do chores instead of dealing with the cold and wind while i went out to play.

Day started out with a bit of a dilemma, A pretty good size snow drift on the north end of my house had me worried about the weight and the sag on the ice. Drilled my holes in the house anyways and within seconds had 4" of water surrounding my house with the holes still gushing water. It was like I hit pay dirt on an oil drill except it was ice cold water flooding my house.
There was no real wind at that time so decided to bump the house about 30 yards instead of blocking it up and waiting for the water to freeze, Glad I did. Today the lakers were on fire. All day on the camera 1 - 3 at a time. All nosing down on my jig but they wouldn't commit, just kept teasing me. I don't think i went more than 15 mins without seeing a laker. I was finally able to eat breakfast around 1:30pm.

Ended the day with 7 Lakers and missed a bunch (visibility on the camera was very poor today) bringing my total to 11 lakers for the season. I was hoping to hit double digits today but the propane was running low and needed to leave the lake before 6 pm to get it filled up for tomorrow. Even while i was packing up i was still getting hits on my jig stick. Made it tough to leave. I had originally planned to have diner in the bobhouse but that got squashed with the propane situation.
All lakers caught on a Gold / Purple Kastmaster with cut sucker meat. Smelt did nothing today.

Tomorrows another day.......
sounds like a heck of a day jiggin ! I walked around a bit on the ice by Wellington with the dogs didn't want to brave the wind and trek out to see how you were making out, plan on fishing with my flip over this week out of Wellington searching for a spot for my new 8x10 , sold my orange shack the other night and immediately got on the phone with Jason to make plans for my 8x10 so I can get the girlfriend and kid out on newfound to enjoy the ice and lakers ! Keep your eyes peeled for the new and improved big orange should be out in a couple weeks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 06, 2018, 09:21 PM
I hope these wicked winds die down soon! Looking at Wednesday to find our spot out there!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: IceCastle on Jan 07, 2018, 05:30 PM
See you all on Saturday morning, I'll be going out of Wellington looking for lakers and rainbows
(https://s17.postimg.cc/yox9lv5q3/20171023_173133.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yox9lv5q3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Arctic Addict on Jan 07, 2018, 05:56 PM
Happy New Year and good luck to Jiggin' and the rest of the Circus this year. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Jan 07, 2018, 07:19 PM
Quote
Ended the day with 7 Lakers and missed a bunch
Atta boy, Jiggin.
CH is gonna have some catching up to do.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 07, 2018, 07:21 PM
See you all on Saturday morning, I'll be going out of Wellington looking for lakers and rainbows
(https://s17.postimg.cc/yox9lv5q3/20171023_173133.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yox9lv5q3/)
love your shack! I've looked at those many times and they are sweet! Where is there a dealer around here for them?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: OldCaveman on Jan 07, 2018, 07:31 PM
Atta boy, Jiggin.
CH is gonna have some catching up to do.  :whistle:

  That's funny CD I was thinking the same thing myself
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Jan 07, 2018, 07:38 PM
  That's funny CD I was thinking the same thing myself
I'm gonna wait for the mid-season tally, OC.  ;)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 07, 2018, 08:40 PM
1/07/2018

Weather was nicer than it has been the last few days. Started out breezy but by the end of the day, the wind died down.

As soon as i got set up, i saw lakers waiting for me so i thought. CH was able to join me today, She missed 3 lakers right off the bat. She blamed it on being out of practice for a year...

Eggs and Bacon for breakfast curtesy of CH (She was giving me a chance to catch one I think) and when she was done, she sat down and yanked one up. I now fear she's got her mojo back and I need to protect my lead.

Saw quite a few lakers today but wanted nothing to do with my kastmaster nor bucktails. They were all interested in the CH special, Pink and Purple bucktail with cut bait.
At least she was on the board today unlike me.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 07, 2018, 08:45 PM
Nice day

(https://s13.postimg.cc/q8o7ki1lv/640_E4_AC3-780_E-40_F6-_B34_B-8_B02108_E166_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q8o7ki1lv/)

CH’s 1st Laker of the season.

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 07, 2018, 09:04 PM
Oh oh...she broke the ice!
(Pun intended)
The race is on!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: CA1492 on Jan 07, 2018, 09:43 PM
Jiggin, its because of the bacon. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: IceCastle on Jan 08, 2018, 06:14 AM
love your shack! I've looked at those many times and they are sweet! Where is there a dealer around here for them?

No dealers around here unfortunately, I drove to Detroit lakes, Minnesota for her. Outdoor sports center on Manchester street in Concord says that a company out of Maine makes something similar
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 08, 2018, 05:05 PM
Curious about the snow pack on the ice, we have two house’s to go out that are built on camper trailers and wonder how bad the tow out will be. We are heading just south of Cummins beach.. at least that is our plan. Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 08, 2018, 06:35 PM
Curious about the snow pack on the ice, we have two house’s to go out that are built on camper trailers and wonder how bad the tow out will be. We are heading just south of Cummins beach.. at least that is our plan. Thanks

Cummings Beach where we usually put on the houses has a snow banken that is huge. Highly doubt you will be able to put in there unless you bring a couple of shovels.
Im not sure about the foot of the lake but that could be a possibility.
Another option would be to launch from Wellington and haul them south from there. It would be a long ride but probably the simplest. Houses are traveling good right now, some bare spots of just black ice and hard pack snow drifts every where else. That'll soften up as the week progresses. Just watch out for deep snow drifts from houses etc...
At the bottom of the launch where it meets the ice, there is an "Ice Speed Bump", you might get hung up on that.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 08, 2018, 06:41 PM
01/08/2018

Decided to take the day off in order to not take any chances that CH might catch up and pass me in terms of numbers. Tippin had today off as well so we decided to bounce the houses.
Where we are now, we have 10" of pure black ice. Overcast day and in the 20's which felt like a heat wave. No wind. I ended up with 4 lakers bring my total to 15 for the season. Tippin got 1. We'll have to keep an eye on the houses this week due to the upcoming weather. Next week, we're back to good again. Some pictures forth coming.....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 08, 2018, 06:53 PM

Grilling....


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Ribeye for lunch

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All Lakers caught on Kastmaster w cut bait

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(https://s13.postimg.cc/utt82265f/EF62233_F-_AA04-4_AB8-_AAB5-_FB6_F85_E6_EBED.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/utt82265f/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/9k5lr7af7/FC15_C388-_B163-4_B93-922_F-6_B634_E26_F7_D1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9k5lr7af7/)


(https://s13.postimg.cc/bopysaz77/8_E6598_FF-5020-411_F-_B367-30_BE0_EFD6_BCB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bopysaz77/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 09, 2018, 08:20 AM
First time on Newfound this year, went on Sunday. Was in Pasquaney Bay, in 40-50 fow and landed 6 lakers. Lost another at the hole wrapped around the transducer cord and another two halfway up the column and missed out on some nice bites. Was a good first day!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 09, 2018, 05:08 PM
Congrats Dennisg. Sounds like you had a great day!

Thanks for the report.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Fishermen on Jan 09, 2018, 05:30 PM
Hammer down
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Jan 09, 2018, 05:57 PM
First time on Newfound this year, went on Sunday. Was in Pasquaney Bay, in 40-50 fow and landed 6 lakers. Lost another at the hole wrapped around the transducer cord and another two halfway up the column and missed out on some nice bites. Was a good first day!

Were you the two guys one in a red and one in a blue pull over? Nice job, sounds like you did great.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 09, 2018, 06:15 PM
Were you the two guys one in a red and one in a blue pull over? Nice job, sounds like you did great.
more then likely they were I know Dennis fished out of a flip over and I believe it is blue,
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 10, 2018, 05:47 AM
Were you the two guys one in a red and one in a blue pull over? Nice job, sounds like you did great.


haha yep that was us!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 10, 2018, 05:47 AM
more then likely they were I know Dennis fished out of a flip over and I believe it is blue,

Who are you? lol and I'm in red! My buddy was the blue, he only landed 2 I think
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 10, 2018, 08:17 AM
Congrats Dennisg. Sounds like you had a great day!

Thanks for the report.

Always a good day on here! Sent you a PM for a question
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 10, 2018, 02:33 PM
Shobizz and I got the house out today with no issues...picked a spot by “The Sticks” where I hooked into a monster cusk on our last day last season.
I think it was a cusk anyway😳
It had actually tried to eat a laker that was on my line already.
Fought it for an hour before it spit out a 20” laker. Maybe she’s still lurking there!
Finally going out to fish tomorrow!
Some pics of the day...

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xk8cios71/65_A2_E5_AE-364_C-4931-_A8_F8-7330_F470_DE55.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xk8cios71/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/p1ywedgjh/A2_C68_B51-_D476-49_A9-_B7_E9-2326_CA342275.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p1ywedgjh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/q492wwjx9/D42_BE10_A-_C32_B-46_A7-820_F-_C3_E478_D14_A29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q492wwjx9/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 10, 2018, 02:57 PM
Nice looking set up mowbizz!

I wonder how big a cusk/laker would have to be to try and eat a 20” laker. That would keep me going back.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 10, 2018, 03:51 PM
Nice looking set up mowbizz!

I wonder how big a cusk/laker would have to be to try and eat a 20” laker. That would keep me going back.

Thanks!
You’re not kidding! Whatever it was it was so dang strong it would not budge  off the bottom. I used a lot of restraint with my 6lb leader but that line was singing and stretched to he max!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Dispy on Jan 10, 2018, 06:01 PM
Met a fellow Circus member today on my home lake...GreyWolf....... .always love this thread. Keep it up Mr. Jiggin
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 10, 2018, 06:05 PM
01/10/2018

Tippin and I checked on houses tonight.
Everyone is high n dry. Getting ready for the upcoming rain. See pics below.
Btw; Mowbizz great set up!! Congrats!


(https://s13.postimg.cc/x4asfwy37/618_F76_F0-936_B-49_E8-8_A4_C-_E28_D695_B7442.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x4asfwy37/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/txg8wb8ib/7439_BB4_A-0004-484_B-9_A7_C-7_E88_BC87_D074.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/txg8wb8ib/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/yw3ratp5v/8_A9_F3_C1_F-8_E40-418_B-_A7_F8-_A18_A897_CBA03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yw3ratp5v/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8b18f9uib/AC21555_C-_B4_A4-4_A01-9_CAA-43_F8_A01_AB63_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8b18f9uib/)

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(https://s13.postimg.cc/wrje9r2yr/CD4_D4_C0_F-_C80_C-4_DFF-9_E40-6776_F46762_AA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wrje9r2yr/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Jan 10, 2018, 06:09 PM
Shobizz and I got the house out today with no issues...picked a spot by “The Sticks” where I hooked into a monster cusk on our last day last season.
I think it was a cusk anyway😳
It had actually tried to eat a laker that was on my line already.
Fought it for an hour before it spit out a 20” laker. Maybe she’s still lurking there!
Finally going out to fish tomorrow!
Some pics of the day...

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xk8cios71/65_A2_E5_AE-364_C-4931-_A8_F8-7330_F470_DE55.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xk8cios71/)

Very nice set up

(https://s14.postimg.cc/p1ywedgjh/A2_C68_B51-_D476-49_A9-_B7_E9-2326_CA342275.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p1ywedgjh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/q492wwjx9/D42_BE10_A-_C32_B-46_A7-820_F-_C3_E478_D14_A29.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q492wwjx9/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 10, 2018, 06:18 PM
01/10/2018

Tippin and I checked on houses tonight.
Everyone is high n dry. Getting ready for the upcoming rain. See pics below.
Btw; Mowbizz great set up!! Congrats!


(https://s13.postimg.cc/x4asfwy37/618_F76_F0-936_B-49_E8-8_A4_C-_E28_D695_B7442.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/x4asfwy37/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/txg8wb8ib/7439_BB4_A-0004-484_B-9_A7_C-7_E88_BC87_D074.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/txg8wb8ib/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/yw3ratp5v/8_A9_F3_C1_F-8_E40-418_B-_A7_F8-_A18_A897_CBA03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yw3ratp5v/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/8b18f9uib/AC21555_C-_B4_A4-4_A01-9_CAA-43_F8_A01_AB63_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8b18f9uib/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/bun6522cz/B6_FE7_E47-_F617-472_D-9056-1841267_EA888.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bun6522cz/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/wrje9r2yr/CD4_D4_C0_F-_C80_C-4_DFF-9_E40-6776_F46762_AA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wrje9r2yr/)

Thanks! And thanks for checking as usual! I looked for your house today to check it but didn't see it in the area around Mayhew. Ran into some slush overflow near there and then hightailed it back to Wellington...be out there tomorrow to try to jig a laker!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 10, 2018, 06:19 PM


Thanks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 10, 2018, 07:00 PM
Thanks! And thanks for checking as usual! I looked for your house today to check it but didn't see it in the area around Mayhew. Ran into some slush overflow near there and then hightailed it back to Wellington...be out there tomorrow to try to jig a laker!

I bounced outta there this week, onto another spot. Ice is great this season so we are taking advantage of that. Wanna hit the spots that we haven't been able to get to in the last few years.

Good luck on jigging up them lakers tomorrow, show us what ya got!

Go Go Get Em!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 10, 2018, 07:31 PM
Thanks!
I'll be fishing out there tomorrow mowbizz! I'll swing on by and check out your new setup, I'll be fishing just north of you first thing in the morning
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Jan 10, 2018, 07:44 PM
My buddy and I will be out off of Wellington on foot tomorrow. As long as we’re getting some action, we plan to be out there all day.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 10, 2018, 07:57 PM
I'll be fishing out there tomorrow mowbizz! I'll swing on by and check out your new setup, I'll be fishing just north of you first thing in the morning

Okay! See ya out there!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 10, 2018, 07:59 PM
I bounced outta there this week, onto another spot. Ice is great this season so we are taking advantage of that. Wanna hit the spots that we haven't been able to get to in the last few years.

Good luck on jigging up them lakers tomorrow, show us what ya got!

Go Go Get Em!

Don’t blame you one bit! I’ll be sure to post on any action (or lack thereof)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: INeedALaker on Jan 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
Hi Guys!

I fish Newfound all summer long from the boat for smallies, we are going to try our luck for some lakers Sunday one the ice. Plan is to go out up north near Hebron Bay, anything we need to know?

Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 11, 2018, 10:08 AM
ALEXANDRIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT (AVFD) Is scheduled to be Feb 24th and 25th on NewFound Lake!

Tickets go on sale soon!!

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Jan 11, 2018, 01:47 PM
ALEXANDRIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT (AVFD) Is scheduled to be Feb 24th and 25th on NewFound Lake!

Tickets go on sale soon!!


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2018, 02:28 PM
A good day today!
Lakers were on camera right away sometimes 3 at a time. Had my first on a jig right away but it got off at the hole.
3 firsts...Shobizz caught her first laker on a tip up. Around one o’clock she dropped her jig stick into the hole!
Laker pulled it right out of her hands!
She dove into the hole and grabbed it and pulled up her first jigged laker!
She beat me for catching a first laker on a jig! (A CH special pink n purple bucktail)
5 minutes later a laker slammed my chartreuse jig and I had another one on! This one didn’t get away!
Another laker on the tip up and we were limited out at 2 each (we eat ‘em)
A fun day for sure!
Brad the Redneckfisherman stopped by for a chat then set up close by. Both tip up lakers we caught were spitting up tiny smelt after being landed and we caught them with shiners.

(https://s14.postimg.cc/ylwh77d3h/7683133_B-5_C83-47_FD-_AF23-10499_D02_F7_D0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ylwh77d3h/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/8dlchu0pp/7889_C230-1773-464_C-_A953-90_B68_F90_EE5_A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8dlchu0pp/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/w4kpzygcd/FDE72495-1_C24-4_A23-9995-_D351392_E4_A43.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w4kpzygcd/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 11, 2018, 02:39 PM
Nice! Those lake trout filets actually look pretty good!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Jan 11, 2018, 03:11 PM

Sounds like a great start to the season for you - hope it continues...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 11, 2018, 03:35 PM
Excellent! Glad you both had great day out there! 
Funny story too. Whatever However it takes to catch em.

Sounds like your both tied for the season.

See you out there soon and thanks for the pictures!

Very nice.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 11, 2018, 03:46 PM
A good day today!
Lakers were on camera right away sometimes 3 at a time. Had my first on a jig right away but it got off at the hole.
3 firsts...Shobizz caught her first laker on a tip up. Around one o’clock she dropped her jig stick into the hole!
Laker pulled it right out of her hands!
She dove into the hole and grabbed it and pulled up her first jigged laker!
She beat me for catching a first laker on a jig! (A CH special pink n purple bucktail)
5 minutes later a laker slammed my chartreuse jig and I had another one on! This one didn’t get away!
Another laker on the tip up and we were limited out at 2 each (we eat ‘em)
A fun day for sure!
Brad the Redneckfisherman stopped by for a chat then set up close by. Both tip up lakers we caught were spitting up tiny smelt after being landed and we caught them with shiners.

(https://s14.postimg.cc/ylwh77d3h/7683133_B-5_C83-47_FD-_AF23-10499_D02_F7_D0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ylwh77d3h/)

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ayyyy first one on the jig stick now your hooked! I set up near by in 60 foot of water and had a huge mark right away worked him with a white tube jig and got absolutely hammered about 10ft of bottom , I missed the hook set and didn't see him come back I moved backed to my morning hole and continued seeing lakers but no takers! Ended the day with one laker . On way back to rainbow I stopped to look in some bodies holes from earlier by the boat ramp and saw a massive smelt run going through!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DRAGIN on Jan 11, 2018, 06:02 PM
Way to go Mow and Show. The cruse is lifted. Keep hammering them.  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: NH piker on Jan 11, 2018, 07:12 PM
I'm planning on coming over on Sunday.  Should I leave the wheeler home or will the ice still be thick enough with this rain. I'm fishing from Wellington state park
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Jan 11, 2018, 07:26 PM
A good day today!
Lakers were on camera right away sometimes 3 at a time. Had my first on a jig right away but it got off at the hole.
3 firsts...Shobizz caught her first laker on a tip up. Around one o’clock she dropped her jig stick into the hole!
Laker pulled it right out of her hands!
She dove into the hole and grabbed it and pulled up her first jigged laker!
She beat me for catching a first laker on a jig! (A CH special pink n purple bucktail)
5 minutes later a laker slammed my chartreuse jig and I had another one on! This one didn’t get away!
Another laker on the tip up and we were limited out at 2 each (we eat ‘em)
A fun day for sure!
Brad the Redneckfisherman stopped by for a chat then set up close by. Both tip up lakers we caught were spitting up tiny smelt after being landed and we caught them with shiners.
Way to go Mow and Sho!! Thats a great day. Some Firsts and a memorable story.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 11, 2018, 07:28 PM
I'm planning on coming over on Sunday.  Should I leave the wheeler home or will the ice still be thick enough with this rain. I'm fishing from Wellington state park
there is about a foot of solid black ice infront of boat ramp , id bring where but check ice before you go blasting out
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2018, 07:47 PM
Nice! Those lake trout filets actually look pretty good!

They do look good! Nice and firm...can’t wait to drag them thru some flour and sauté them in olive oil and butter!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2018, 07:50 PM
Sounds like a great start to the season for you - hope it continues...
Thank you! Let the good times roll!
Frankly, I’m happy just seeing the action on the camera and trying to entice a bite!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2018, 07:52 PM
Way to go Mow and Sho!! Thats a great day. Some Firsts and a memorable story.  :thumbsup:

Thanks! I’m glad they’re taking care of you on that Ion!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2018, 07:53 PM
Excellent! Glad you both had great day out there! 
Funny story too. Whatever However it takes to catch em.

Sounds like your both tied for the season.

See you out there soon and thanks for the pictures!

Very nice.

Thanks Jiggin! See you out there!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 12, 2018, 06:17 AM
Anyone else gonna be out there on Saturday? I know weather stinks, but I'm limited to my days to fish so I'll be out there bouncing around north of Wellington. I'll be in the red Eskimo flip-over. Getting a walkie today as well.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: outdoorslife on Jan 12, 2018, 07:35 AM
Looks like you guys are doing awesome this year! The old man and I are fishing sunapee this year. I bought a house 20min down the from there. Goodluck guys!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: IceCastle on Jan 12, 2018, 07:52 AM
Anyone else gonna be out there on Saturday? I know weather stinks, but I'm limited to my days to fish so I'll be out there bouncing around north of Wellington. I'll be in the red Eskimo flip-over. Getting a walkie today as well.

I'll be out there Saturday morning. Hoping to setup north of Wellington for the weekend provided there is thick enough ice for my hardside.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 12, 2018, 08:38 AM
I'll be out there Saturday morning. Hoping to setup north of Wellington for the weekend provided there is thick enough ice for my hardside.

Exactly where I'll be!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 12, 2018, 08:39 AM
Looks like you guys are doing awesome this year! The old man and I are fishing sunapee this year. I bought a house 20min down the from there. Goodluck guys!

Sorry to hear you guys won't be on Newfound this season. Please tell ZZ and your Sister hello from the Circus!

Good luck and be safe out there Outdoorslife.

Stay in touch.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 12, 2018, 11:36 AM
Wellington boat ramp update:
12:33 pm there was about 3 inches of water on the ice in most places except high spots , and about 25-30 gallons per minute of water running right down the boat ramp , the edge has already soften up and off to the right of the ramp there is a small foot long patch of open water now , I would go easy on and off with wheelers tomorrow !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 12, 2018, 12:48 PM
Wellington boat ramp update:
12:33 pm there was about 3 inches of water on the ice in most places except high spots , and about 25-30 gallons per minute of water running right down the boat ramp , the edge has already soften up and off to the right of the ramp there is a small foot long patch of open water now , I would go easy on and off with wheelers tomorrow !

Doesn’t take long to deteriorate...everyone should use care in getting in and off at Wellington to not bung it all up. After the refreeze it should be fine.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 12, 2018, 12:53 PM
Looks like you guys are doing awesome this year! The old man and I are fishing sunapee this year. I bought a house 20min down the from there. Goodluck guys!

Was nice meeting you guys last season! Good luck on Sunapee and show us what you catch over there!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 12, 2018, 04:42 PM
After work I stopped by the boat launch at Wellington.
Right side of launch had some open spots but we’re not using that side.
No snow on the lake, all water and soon to be pure ice after the freeze. Absolutely need creepers. A huge ice skating rink.
Gonna be windy tomorrow by the looks of the weather report. 
I plan to drill a few holes by my house to drain the water off the ice before I cut my house holes. Probably should of gone out tonight to do that instead of in the morning but I think it starts to get cold around 8 am or so. Maybe sleep in and fish late tomorrow.

FYI Fowler river is backed up w ice chunks. Looks like it could flood the road to Wellington.

Be safe out there everyone.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 12, 2018, 06:53 PM
Mother Nature is sure throwing us a curve ball! More snow midweek and they say it could be a doozy!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Cherwnvega on Jan 13, 2018, 02:25 AM
Does anyone known if the Hebron beach is ok or if the river opened up ? I'm nervous my house might be floating  :-\
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 13, 2018, 06:57 AM
Won’t be able to get out there today but we would appreciate a report on how the houses look if anyone goes out! Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 13, 2018, 08:30 AM
The flash freeze has begun!
Almost couldn’t get up my driveway after going to the dump...was just wet asphalt earlier.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 13, 2018, 03:12 PM
1/13/2018

Went out today after the sun came up so could get a better visual. Glad i did, It was very bad out there today.

Cummings beach is screwed. Open water along the shore line from Cummings Beach to the south end of the lake. Will be tough getting on there.
Wellington launch is porked. Open water there getting on after a few wheelers went onto the ice. We managed to get onto the ice and started tending houses. Total of 10 houses were fixed, 6 of which we needed to move, cut tie down holes and re-jack up on blocks. An all day event. I'll post up pics. Wind was whipping and the ice was starting to button up however there are big holes and big cracks all over the place, some are very hard to see. We had 2 folks fall in but no one was hurt. Where ever there was an open hole or crack, the wind was keeping it from freezing. There also seems to be a massive hole (100 yards long and very wide) just north of Mayhew. I got a video of it. These holes would definitely swallow an ATV tire or man so care is needed.

Mobizz we had to tend to your house, had to move it, re-tie it down and jacked it up. You right side tie down bolt / hook is bent. You should bring another to replace it. No damage to your house, we were real careful but it had to be moved. I'll get with you on tie down blocks and jack up blocks so you can see what we are using.

Today when moving house, we had to use 2 wheelers, one in the front and one in the back holding the house from blowing down the lake. I can't stress how bad it was out there but we managed. Cold, Windy and Wet. Good work today guys! Really pulled together and came through, Newfound Circus style :)

I took some before and after pics and some videos but can't post videos on here unless i go through Youtube....i'll try that later.

Everyone north of Mayhew is all set for tonight.

Tomorrow morning i plan to bring some 12" x 16' planks so we can get on at Wellington. Use caution and go slow.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 13, 2018, 04:14 PM
1/13/2018

Went out today after the sun came up so could get a better visual. Glad i did, It was very bad out there today.

Cummings beach is screwed. Open water along the shore line from Cummings Beach to the south end of the lake. Will be tough getting on there.
Wellington launch is porked. Open water there getting on after a few wheelers went onto the ice. We managed to get onto the ice and started tending houses. Total of 10 houses were fixed, 6 of which we needed to move, cut tie down holes and re-jack up on blocks. An all day event. I'll post up pics. Wind was whipping and the ice was starting to button up however there are big holes and big cracks all over the place, some are very hard to see. We had 2 folks fall in but no one was hurt. Where ever there was an open hole or crack, the wind was keeping it from freezing. There also seems to be a massive hole (100 yards long and very wide) just north of Mayhew. I got a video of it. These holes would definitely swallow an ATV tire or man so care is needed.

Mobizz we had to tend to your house, had to move it, re-tie it down and jacked it up. You right side tie down bolt / hook is bent. You should bring another to replace it. No damage to your house, we were real careful but it had to be moved. I'll get with you on tie down blocks and jack up blocks so you can see what we are using.

Today when moving house, we had to use 2 wheelers, one in the front and one in the back holding the house from blowing down the lake. I can't stress how bad it was out there but we managed. Cold, Windy and Wet. Good work today guys! Really pulled together and came through, Newfound Circus style :)

I took some before and after pics and some videos but can't post videos on here unless i go through Youtube....i'll try that later.

Everyone north of Mayhew is all set for tonight.

Tomorrow morning i plan to bring some 12" x 16' planks so we can get on at Wellington. Use caution and go slow.

Cheers.

Wow! No idea it was so bad out there!
We went to the lake just around 9am to look with binoculars and thought all was ok.
Thank you for tending our house!
Do you mean the ratchet strap tie down is bent or the loop on the house that it attaches to?
Kind of confused about that!
Thanks again for your attention to our house...we had to be out of town this afternoon.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 13, 2018, 04:20 PM
Wow! No idea it was so bad out there!
We went to the lake just around 9am to look with binoculars and thought all was ok.
Thank you for tending our house!
Do you mean the ratchet strap tie down is bent or the loop on the house that it attaches to?
Kind of confused about that!
Thanks again for your attention to our house...we had to be out of town this afternoon.

Sorry Mobizz. No, Not the ratchet strap but the Loop on the house that it attaches to....the one by your runners. On the right side of the door. That loop is now straight....not a loop no more.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 13, 2018, 04:28 PM
Mobizz, your house came off the blocks, blew down the lake a bit and had 2 tie downs holding you in. There are holes on the north, west and east side of your house, hence the need to move it. We bumped you outta there onto better ice...now your high n dry. i have videos of your house before we moved it that i will try to post up. need to be careful tomorrow going out, hopefully the holes will freeze in.

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Jan 13, 2018, 04:39 PM
It always impresses me the way the circus takes care of its members. You guys fish right!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 13, 2018, 04:55 PM
Some more pics:

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Before....

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after...

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Hole on the north end.....

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Broken runner....

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All set...

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Much better....

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Holes around the house....

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Wellington Launch....

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Will I am on Jan 13, 2018, 05:01 PM
Hey fellas new to the group I have a large task at hand could use some advice I have a 10 x 12 house to put out and am going to need a hand with the new sheen on the lake my sled won't pull it any in put?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 13, 2018, 05:07 PM
We had a good crew out there today that came together, Tippin, Laker Taker, Psycho, Mason (needs handle, finally of age), Garrett (underage, no handle), Troutfreak & Walker Ranger.
It was like nascar pit crew, everyone grabbed chisels, rope, tie downs, straps, jack blocks and got it down quickly.
I lost my eye glasses twice from the wind blowing them off my face, the second time they went some where down the lake, thought they went into a hole but Laker Taker and Tippin found them for me. I stayed back and helped with the houses as i couldn't really see far anyways so i was no good there. Strapped them on after that.
Like i said earlier, 2 folks went fell into holes that you couldn't really see due to water white caps on the surface. One had to stay inside the house and dry out while the other continued on with 1 leg getting soaked, both i think Tea-bagged the ice i believe :laugh:
i thought i was all set as my house was high n dry however there was a pond around my house. Finally realized it was my camera hole that opened up to 3'x4' hole on the north end of my house. You couldn't really see it due to the wave so i took my chisel and felt the size of it with that. Tie down holes and fishing holes were frozen but my camera hole opened up and the wave created a big hole. Had to bump it.

Bringing planks tomorrow to get onto Wellington, gonna need em i think. We'll create some sort of a bridge tomorrow morning, i got a sucker and some smelt to kill. Now im tired and sore........

ps: Go Pats!

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 13, 2018, 05:10 PM
Hey fellas new to the group I have a large task at hand could use some advice I have a 10 x 12 house to put out and am going to need a hand with the new sheen on the lake my sled won't pull it any in put?

Get a wheeler with chains or screws or add spikes to your sled and bring a bunch of buddies?

Where are you planning to launch it? Keep in mind we have snow coming this week too. The shore line as of today is junk.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Will I am on Jan 13, 2018, 05:14 PM
I am glad we could help the 2 guys off the ice at Wellington today .
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Will I am on Jan 13, 2018, 05:23 PM
Wellington I would like to get it across to the beach on the other side have a camp on that side and I mean camp lol.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Will I am on Jan 13, 2018, 05:33 PM
To whittamore point.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 13, 2018, 05:43 PM
Jiggin always enjoy reading your posts. Special group of people you have there at Newfound Lake hope the companionship get passed onto future generations of ice fishermen.Great work watching over each others shanties.  :thumbsup: :clap: :clap: Looks like yesterday's rain created a slew of problems for you folks. Glad to read both person who fell in suffered not serious injuries and were able to get back onto ice surface.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 13, 2018, 06:20 PM
We had a good crew out there today that came together, Tippin, Laker Taker, Psycho, Mason (needs handle, finally of age), Garrett (underage, no handle), Troutfreak & Walker Ranger.
It was like nascar pit crew, everyone grabbed chisels, rope, tie downs, straps, jack blocks and got it down quickly.
I lost my eye glasses twice from the wind blowing them off my face, the second time they went some where down the lake, thought they went into a hole but Laker Taker and Tippin found them for me. I stayed back and helped with the houses as i couldn't really see far anyways so i was no good there. Strapped them on after that.
Like i said earlier, 2 folks went fell into holes that you couldn't really see due to water white caps on the surface. One had to stay inside the house and dry out while the other continued on with 1 leg getting soaked, both i think Tea-bagged the ice i believe :laugh:
i thought i was all set as my house was high n dry however there was a pond around my house. Finally realized it was my camera hole that opened up to 3'x4' hole on the north end of my house. You couldn't really see it due to the wave so i took my chisel and felt the size of it with that. Tie down holes and fishing holes were frozen but my camera hole opened up and the wave created a big hole. Had to bump it.

Bringing planks tomorrow to get onto Wellington, gonna need em i think. We'll create some sort of a bridge tomorrow morning, i got a sucker and some smelt to kill. Now im tired and sore........

ps: Go Pats!

Lol at “teabagging the ice”
I didn’t think that was possible...😳
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Cherwnvega on Jan 13, 2018, 06:51 PM
Hebron beach was open water from the edge .....house still there couldn't get to it to check on by it appears okay ....hoping the next few days will lock it back up .....scary stuff mother nature can be cruel
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 14, 2018, 02:41 PM
A great big thank you to Jiggin and the rest of the boys that sacrificed their day tending and fixing shack problems! Shobizz and I really appreciate the hard work!
Looks like we have some good ice weather ahead to build that black ice back up! And to Mother Nature...keep your freakin rain for the city folk!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: SALMONEMIA on Jan 14, 2018, 03:20 PM
Very nice post and report. Good work to the crew helping everyone out. Crazy how fast things can change.  Hopefully it buttons up fast.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 14, 2018, 04:03 PM
Great team effort, you guys are very much appreciated
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 14, 2018, 06:24 PM
Agree'd, great team work.

01/14/2018

Decided to wait until the sun came up before venturing to the lake although i was up at 4 am. Wanted to see how if the holes froze over last night.

Brought 3 planks and got some help hauling them to the launch. The launch was pretty much buttoned back up but was concerned about traffic braking it back up so put down the planks for folks to use for crossing. Worked well, helped a few folks over the planks and off i went to the other side of the lake.

It appeared the holes froze over after the wind calmed down last night and nothing but glare ice, all snow is gone now. Definitely a creepers day. I was surprised to see where Laker Taker's house was, the water was still open and a huge hole. Laker Taker filled it in with slush and made a wind break so to stop the wind as best as it could so it would freeze up before the snow comes this week. That would be scary to have it filled in with snow and outta site.

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Wind picked up shortly after i got to my bobhouse. I took a peek at where my house was prior to moving it and now glad i did yesterday. There was a massive hole (but skimmed froze over) that would of put my house in jeopardy if i hadn't moved it.

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Took a bit to get set up as i seemed to have tweaked my back yesterday. Never had back problems before but i now understand how painful it can be. Pushed through it so i could get my lines in. Unfortunately my propane Eskimo auger wouldn't start and luckily Zack Attack stopped by and i used his (Thanks Zack Attacked and great to see you again).

Caught 3 lakers today and lost 2 bringing my season total to 17 lakers. All caught on the TD Kastmaster and sucker meat. They did not want smelt today, wouldn't even look at it.

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Green Goblin stopped by today and had a nice visit. He walked from Mid Mayhew Island to where i was, not a short walk by any means and the wind was cold. These guys are tough to say the least.

Tippin was having ATV problems, Psycho and Laker Taker came to his aid. Got him running again. That's good otherwise i would of towed him back to Wellington.

Plenty of good chatter on the radio today.

Other folks were catching lakers today as well but i heard the visibility on the underwater camera was poor on the west side of the lake due to the fowler river raging the last couple of days pouring in silt. You could see it yesterday when we were working on the houses how brown the ice was.

Tippin helped me load back up the ramps and off i went home to spend some time with my grandson. Next weekend he'll be coming out to do some fishing with us.

Loading videos onto Youtube and will post later....hated to leave the lake today but all good things must come to an end eventually.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 14, 2018, 06:49 PM
Some videos from yesterday. Watch in HD

My house surrounded by water. Water coming up from the camera hole and wouldn't freeze due to the wind. You couldn't see the holes as they blended in under the water



Open water hole



Open water hole continued..



Pretty blue water / ice but not safe



Helping each other move houses, had to do the tandem method due to the high winds and glare ice would of taken the house to the foot of the lake....



Had to move another house due to holes...



Mowbizz's house. Had to move due to holes....



Laker Taker's ice hole....still didn't freeze up over night.



Hope you can view them.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Jan 14, 2018, 07:00 PM
Incredible, and slightly terrifying.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Jan 14, 2018, 07:54 PM
That's crazy!  :cookoo:

Kudos to the rescue crew!  :clap:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishsluggos on Jan 14, 2018, 09:30 PM
WOW!!! :o
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 15, 2018, 07:09 AM
What type of radios are you using to communicate and what channel do you all use? Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 15, 2018, 07:31 AM
What type of radios are you using to communicate and what channel do you all use? Thanks

I use a Motorola MS350R 35-Mile Talkabout Waterproof 2-Way Radio. Although they say 35 miles, there's no way that is accurate. A couple miles for sure.

I like them cause they float and are waterproof (tested by accident).

We are on channel 5.5

If you get a radio and it has only 1 big 5 with no little 5, you can listen but can't talk. Any motorola FRS radio will work as long as it has a Big 5 and a little 5

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 15, 2018, 10:57 AM
Got a little late start this morning as the lock and the hitch mechanism on my trailer were frozen...had to get the torch to thaw them out.
Got to the shack around 9-9:30 and drilled holes for jigs and cameras.
Got set up and we’re covered up in lakers right away and I landed one and put it back. A couple of slams and misses and now it’s quieted down except for sniffers and cruisers.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 15, 2018, 12:09 PM
Got to the shack around 9-9:30 and drilled holes for jigs and cameras.
Got set up and we’re covered up in lakers right away and I landed one and put it back. A couple of slams and misses and now it’s quieted down except for sniffers and cruisers.

Glad to hear! Was hoping we didn't put you on a log pile or something bad when we bumped it.

Go Go Get Em!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zack-attack on Jan 15, 2018, 12:21 PM
Mowbiz how is the water where you are, I couldn't see anything yesterday in camera , water was yellow
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 15, 2018, 12:32 PM
Mowbiz how is the water where you are, I couldn't see anything yesterday in camera , water was yellow

Psycho said the same thing yesterday too, it took him almost an hour to locate his jig. Im pretty sure it had to do with the fowler river raging into the lake. Stirred up a mess. Hopefully clears up soon for you guys.

Thanks again for yesterday Zack Attack for the use of your auger and great seeing you out there!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 15, 2018, 01:18 PM
Mowbiz how is the water where you are, I couldn't see anything yesterday in camera , water was yellow

Nice and clear here north of Mayhew
In 30fow Jigged up 2 so far then the bite died. Trying a live shiner now.
Lakers are around but not like this morning
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 15, 2018, 01:27 PM
Picture of my shiner

(https://s17.postimg.cc/qjz0g5mu3/B2824941-446_E-4_E5_C-9957-920_E3587_C04_C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qjz0g5mu3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 15, 2018, 01:36 PM
Got a little late start this morning as the lock and the hitch mechanism on my trailer were frozen...had to get the torch to thaw them out.
Got to the shack around 9-9:30 and drilled holes for jigs and cameras.
Got set up and we’re covered up in lakers right away and I landed one and put it back. A couple of slams and misses and now it’s quieted down except for sniffers and cruisers.
now you've knocked the rust off! You'll be hooked on the jig stick now ! Glad to hear your seeing fish and hope the shack managed ok from the storm
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 15, 2018, 02:09 PM
now you've knocked the rust off! You'll be hooked on the jig stick now ! Glad to hear your seeing fish and hope the shack managed ok from the storm

Thanks to Jiggin and the guys our shack is fine...😜
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 15, 2018, 04:31 PM
Ended today before sunset with 2 lakers. By noon things slowed down excep for an occasional chum taster. Will be at it again tomorrow much earlier. Got Shobizz her own Marcum top of the line camera for Christmas and she’s diggin it! 😀
Also the Argo was pulling to the left while driving and we found the tires were at almost zero pounds of air in them because of the cold wave...all aired up to a whopping 5 pounds now...should drive better now. Can’t wait til we can get some tracks on it...but ok for now.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 15, 2018, 06:47 PM
Also the Argo was pulling to the left while driving and we found the tires were at almost zero pounds of air in them because of the cold wave...all aired up to a whopping 5 pounds now...should drive better now. Can’t wait til we can get some tracks on it...but ok for now.

Mowbizz, does all your tires take 5psi each? Mine are 5psi front, 7psi in the middle(s) and 6psi on the rear. Maybe it's different with tracks.....

Thats how i tell if im running low psi too, when it pulls to one side.

Saw you guys leaving the lake today. Glad you had a good day!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 15, 2018, 07:47 PM
Mowbizz, does all your tires take 5psi each? Mine are 5psi front, 7psi in the middle(s) and 6psi on the rear. Maybe it's different with tracks.....

Thats how i tell if im running low psi too, when it pulls to one side.

Saw you guys leaving the lake today. Glad you had a good day!

Yes if you run tracks you need to follow that rule (a bit different for the 6x6) but without tracks you keep them all the same.
I will be getting rubber tracks like yours eventually. Then I’ll be good for all conditions.
Thanks! We had fun and didn’t even put out tip ups today!
We’ll be out tomorrow too...maybe the approaching storm will have the lakers biting!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 16, 2018, 07:35 AM
I use a Motorola MS350R 35-Mile Talkabout Waterproof 2-Way Radio. Although they say 35 miles, there's no way that is accurate. A couple miles for sure.

I like them cause they float and are waterproof (tested by accident).

We are on channel 5.5

If you get a radio and it has only 1 big 5 with no little 5, you can listen but can't talk. Any motorola FRS radio will work as long as it has a Big 5 and a little 5

I was going to ask that myself since I was at Wal-Mart last week trying to find a radio to communicate but none of them mentioned half channels, just "22 channels". Any other cheaper radios than $110 pair to talk to you guys??
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 16, 2018, 08:41 AM
This is what I use...got them at Bass Pro in sale for less than that


(https://s17.postimg.cc/kxgw7q0e3/7728_FE44-19_BD-495_E-8991-_E4_DA50_B0_C130.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kxgw7q0e3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 16, 2018, 09:05 AM
There’s a set on Amazon for $95 Orange color
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 16, 2018, 09:42 AM
This is what I use...got them at Bass Pro in sale for less than that


(https://s17.postimg.cc/kxgw7q0e3/7728_FE44-19_BD-495_E-8991-_E4_DA50_B0_C130.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kxgw7q0e3/)

Yeah those are $110 on Amazon lol was hoping to buy a single one for far less. Baby on way, can't justify that purchase at the moment
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 16, 2018, 10:02 AM
Yeah those are $110 on Amazon lol was hoping to buy a single one for far less. Baby on way, can't justify that purchase at the moment

Just tell the little lady baby needs a walkie talkie! Just kidding...I understand the $$ issues when you got one in the oven...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 16, 2018, 11:14 AM
Laker number 1 on the ice...a fatty!😀
Chartreuse bucktail with cut sucker.
Tipped one over earlier.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/4b8ipseej/259_C42_CC-2_D8_D-4_D1_C-_AA5_F-06_F60147_A86_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4b8ipseej/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 16, 2018, 11:29 AM
Laker number 1 on the ice...a fatty!😀
Chartreuse bucktail with cut sucker.
Tipped one over earlier.


(https://s17.postimg.cc/4b8ipseej/259_C42_CC-2_D8_D-4_D1_C-_AA5_F-06_F60147_A86_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4b8ipseej/)

Now that's a fatty!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 16, 2018, 12:58 PM
Laker number 1 on the ice...a fatty!😀
Chartreuse bucktail with cut sucker.
Tipped one over earlier.
Mowbizz is in a hot streak right now! Swung by the launch today saw you out there fishing away looks like you weren't far from where I got absolutely slammed last week in 60 foot of water! Hope you get into some big ones

(https://s17.postimg.cc/4b8ipseej/259_C42_CC-2_D8_D-4_D1_C-_AA5_F-06_F60147_A86_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4b8ipseej/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: green shack on Jan 16, 2018, 02:30 PM
Just tell the little lady baby needs a walkie talkie! Just kidding...I understand the $$ issues when you got one in the oven...

You should be able to use a Motorola T100 they are $34.00 for 2. https://wwww.factoryoutletstore.com/details/283566/motorola-t100-2-way-radios.html?category_id=1166&catalogitemid=256134

I have a motorola I don't use any more I switched to Rhinos years ago.  I'm in southeast nh if you are near me you can have it.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: green shack on Jan 16, 2018, 02:49 PM
Sorry wrong one.  you need the privacy code option.  This is 69.00 for T400s.  https://wwww.factoryoutletstore.com/details/170533/motorola-t400.html?category_id=16800&catalogitemid=150541. If your in Londonderry your are 20 minutes from me in Nottingham.  Send me a PM if you ant to come get it.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hornets Nest on Jan 16, 2018, 04:14 PM
Can't wait to get out there this weekend, Bobhouse is in the parking lot ready to go! We were supposed to head out last Sat but hubby was slightly skeptical about the water on the edges which made me even more skeptical since he has way more experience than me! Im frothing at the bit waiting to get my traps and CUSK LINES in the water! Good Luck to everyone! :tipup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 16, 2018, 04:19 PM
Ended the day with two lakers on the chartreuse bucktail w/sucker. Shobizz struck out today.
Fun day...at one point there were 5 at a time on the cameras...had a nice big bow cruise by too...couldn’t entice it to bite!
Argo is driving nice and straight now...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 16, 2018, 04:21 PM
Can't wait to get out there this weekend, Bobhouse is in the parking lot ready to go! We were supposed to head out last Sat but hubby was slightly skeptical about the water on the edges which made me even more skeptical since he has way more experience than me! Im frothing at the bit waiting to get my traps and CUSK LINES in the water! Good Luck to everyone! :tipup:

Get out there and good luck to you too! Gotta get me some cusk lines too...never tried for them.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: celtbass on Jan 16, 2018, 04:22 PM
That's a blast to see that many at once on the screen...  gets my heart pumping out of my chest!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hornets Nest on Jan 16, 2018, 04:29 PM
Mowbizz you don't know what you're missing out on! Get some!  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 16, 2018, 06:34 PM
Can't wait to get out there this weekend, Bobhouse is in the parking lot ready to go! We were supposed to head out last Sat but hubby was slightly skeptical about the water on the edges which made me even more skeptical since he has way more experience than me! Im frothing at the bit waiting to get my traps and CUSK LINES in the water! Good Luck to everyone! :tipup:

Hey there! Was that you and your hubby i was talking to on Saturday? If so, im glad you both decided to not venture out....it was a tough day to say the least, you made the right decision.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 16, 2018, 07:00 PM
Yeah those are $110 on Amazon lol was hoping to buy a single one for far less. Baby on way, can't justify that purchase at the moment

Good for you dennisg34. Priorities man, priorities and it sounds like you got them straight. Im might have one you can borrow for the season, if your around this weekend, i'll leave it in the back of my truck for you. Bring 3 AA batteries with you.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 17, 2018, 05:04 AM
Good for you dennisg34. Priorities man, priorities and it sounds like you got them straight. Im might have one you can borrow for the season, if your around this weekend, i'll leave it in the back of my truck for you. Bring 3 AA batteries with you.

Cheers.
\

Thank you ! I will be fishing on Sunday, and I sent a PM to GreenShack above to maybe meet up for one!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: green shack on Jan 17, 2018, 08:50 AM
Got your pm.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 17, 2018, 04:48 PM
Thought I’d share something for the fish foodies out there (if any).
We come from a long line of fish eaters (Grandfather fished Cobbets pond
often after retirement) and shared his bounty with the family in the form of a family fish fry...
I had his simple batter recipe written down and continue his tradition today...I hope he is smiling from ear to ear (as he always did when feeding his flock)
Any others eat what they catch?
This is the “fatty” laker from yesterday...

(https://s14.postimg.cc/5h2hzg83x/61_B14_F34-_BA2_E-4_F96-_A327-589_EBD503_E9_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5h2hzg83x/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Jan 17, 2018, 07:04 PM
Looks Delicious! Can’t say I ever thought to fry laker. Curious how it tastes. Love frying up crappie, burbot and yellow perch... might be a stupid question as most things taste pretty good deep fried
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 17, 2018, 07:41 PM
01/17/2018

Against my better judgement....actually i don't have better judgement now that i think about it, Laker Taker and I put out Jonesy and Ladybugs house on the lake.
I have a good method of loading bob houses onto my trailer. I have a 4000 / 8000 lb winch that mounts to the cab rack of my plow truck and use that to pull the house onto the trailer. Really simple and easy. Ladybug and i loaded the house onto the trailer, got it tied down and Laker Taker brought his wheeler out  to pull it onto the lake so that i wouldn't have to make 2 trips to get my Argo etc... We got it out, jacked up and tied down in no time. We've done this before a time or two.
Back to the better judgement thing.....wasnt a good idea actually and turns out i was right, i don't have better judgement, but i wanted to get it done before the weekend so i can spend time fishing.

Thanks Laker Taker for the help for sure. Got it done in no time flat.

Now it's gonna be a long night....but fishing is right around the corning, i can get some rest in the bobhouse.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 17, 2018, 08:23 PM
Looks Delicious! Can’t say I ever thought to fry laker. Curious how it tastes. Love frying up crappie, burbot and yellow perch... might be a stupid question as most things taste pretty good deep fried

It is delicious! White, sweet meat as good as any fish I’ve ever had.
Last batch I didn’t think I’d have enough for the family so I picked up a fresh haddock filet and it was as good or better. Not a crumb left over...😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Jan 17, 2018, 08:29 PM
Well thanks for the tip mowbizz. I usually cook my lakers under the broiler with lemon, butter and rosemary (salt and pepper of course), on the grill with a little Cajun spice or poor mans lobster. You got me salivating over your fry though. Next keeper is hittin hot oil!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 17, 2018, 08:48 PM

Back to the better judgement thing.....wasnt a good idea actually and turns out i was right, i don't have better judgement

Lol
Hope you didn’t tweak your back again!
Did the snow stay on the ice or blow off?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 17, 2018, 10:02 PM

(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yps1h/IMG_2297.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yps1h/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yq7h1/IMG_2300.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yq7h1/).  Northern fabrication solutions has been grinding to get my shack done! It was a bare frame this morning when I was at his shop at 930 Jason burned the midnight candle and sent me the second picture around 730 tonight ! Shack will be ready Friday for pick up , can't thank Jason and crew enough and can't say enough about the work they do! Feel free to swing on in if you see this beast out on newfound in the coming weeks !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 18, 2018, 03:55 AM
Did the snow stay on the ice or blow off?

No, the snow was still there. No wind last night. Had about 5” or so of powdered snow. If any wind today, it’ll be gone.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Jan 18, 2018, 04:31 AM
(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yps1h/IMG_2297.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yps1h/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yq7h1/IMG_2300.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yq7h1/).  Northern fabrication solutions has been grinding to get my shack done! It was a bare frame this morning when I was at his shop at 930 Jason burned the midnight candle and sent me the second picture around 730 tonight ! Shack will be ready Friday for pick up , can't thank Jason and crew enough and can't say enough about the work they do! Feel free to swing on in if you see this beast out on newfound in the coming weeks !

RNF5, Nice looking bobhouse,you will be styling on the ice ! :)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 18, 2018, 05:40 AM
Congrats man on the new house. In the picture is looks like it's levitating.....like a hover board.

Cant wait to see it set up on Newfound.

Congrats.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 18, 2018, 06:28 AM
(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yps1h/IMG_2297.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yps1h/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yq7h1/IMG_2300.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yq7h1/).  Northern fabrication solutions has been grinding to get my shack done! It was a bare frame this morning when I was at his shop at 930 Jason burned the midnight candle and sent me the second picture around 730 tonight ! Shack will be ready Friday for pick up , can't thank Jason and crew enough and can't say enough about the work they do! Feel free to swing on in if you see this beast out on newfound in the coming weeks !

That’s a beauty Bud!
The lake needed a new ORANGE CRUSH out there!
Let me know if you need a hand getting it out...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 18, 2018, 08:28 AM
Congratulations on the new shanty Redneckfisherman5 may it serve your needs and you,family and friends make many good memories fishing out of it.  Mowbizz good name choice.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 18, 2018, 08:43 AM
Congrats man on the new house. In the picture is looks like it's levitating.....like a hover board.

Cant wait to see it set up on Newfound.

Congrats.
skis are set in to accommodate a 10" auger and also to be able to load on a smaller trailer then 8ft wide if there was ever a need. Also to track closer to my fourwheeler tracks for deep snow situations as some lakes I fish the wind doesn't blow hard enough to get rid of the snow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 18, 2018, 08:44 AM
That’s a beauty Bud!
The lake needed a new ORANGE CRUSH out there!
Let me know if you need a hand getting it out...
thanks mowbizz! I start a new job this week so I while be consumed with on call hours for a while and long days traveling but I need to insulate it first then it will hit the ice not sure it will be a permanent fixture to any lake this season as I may run and gun and fish a few different bodies of water with it
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Jetmec89 on Jan 18, 2018, 10:25 AM
(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yps1h/IMG_2297.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yps1h/)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/u7a4yq7h1/IMG_2300.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u7a4yq7h1/).  Northern fabrication solutions has been grinding to get my shack done! It was a bare frame this morning when I was at his shop at 930 Jason burned the midnight candle and sent me the second picture around 730 tonight ! Shack will be ready Friday for pick up , can't thank Jason and crew enough and can't say enough about the work they do! Feel free to swing on in if you see this beast out on newfound in the coming weeks !

That thing is awesome! What will be the final weight when all said and done?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 18, 2018, 12:02 PM
That thing is awesome! What will be the final weight when all said and done?
my guess will be 500-650 as it sits I will weigh it at the lumber mill to be exact when I get it though!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: green shack on Jan 18, 2018, 12:53 PM
Nice shack congrats
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 19, 2018, 09:04 AM
1/19/2018

Bounced the house this morning. Glad I did although slow going.
Just caught my 20th Laker for the season. 3 for the day so far.
Pretty nice out,overcast.

(https://s14.postimg.cc/dltwq6ol9/5_F5_C6373-_E567-4_F9_B-9_DF6-0_D27_C9_B705_E9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dltwq6ol9/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/r2qv91jh9/6_C339757-525_E-4721-_B39_E-9_E372_F91_CD13.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r2qv91jh9/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/ebcp2i74d/9_F49_DC4_D-5_D03-4_EAB-94_A4-3_F331105_EDB4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ebcp2i74d/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/4e1o9h9t9/FE1_C6_A12-135_F-4_C43-_A72_F-295_ABD1_AF62_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4e1o9h9t9/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 19, 2018, 10:03 AM
Good move Jiggin!
I was going to bounce this morning to get off this slope but got lazy and started fishing...had one laker hanging around and when he picked up my bait
I lost him and my bucktail on the set.
So far s-l-o-w...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 19, 2018, 10:04 AM
If you have your radio, holler out. I’m up to 7 Lakers so far. All small ones.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 19, 2018, 05:28 PM
Bounced the house closer to Wellington in 42 FOW just for a change of pace and instantly regretted doing it. Visibility was nil.
So much floating silt and the bottom was all silt as well. Couldn’t see a trout until it was right in front of the camera...if one was on the bait you almost couldn’t tell unless the bait moved. The heavy overcast didn’t help much either. No lakers landed today.
We’ll bounce the house early tomorrow back to the the area we were in before we bounced. That’s fishing!
Any reports on the visibility closer to Mayhew?

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 19, 2018, 07:57 PM
Wow! What a great day. As i said earlier, i bounced the house to another location and instantly saw lakers. Slow going but i got all set up and started catching lakers.

I ended the day with 13 lakers and 2 cusk. That brings my total for the season up to 30 lakers. I got one cusk during the day, it came in and basically sat on my jig until he decided to hit it. i got that on the GoPro. Had doubles a couple of times today which was a bit hectic yet fun. Went through a whole sucker and a few smelt. Visibility was low until i shoveled the snow in the area of my camera letting the light in. Made a big difference.

Almost spent the night in the bobhouse after hearing the weather report. No or low winds 19F. Almost perfect conditions to sleep out but should of done a better job planning it. Needed more suckers for tomorrow and Sunday so I had to leave so i could tend to my bait box...it was all froze up.

Ready to do it again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Jan 19, 2018, 08:16 PM
13 Lakers and 2 Cusk....That sounds like a great day Jiggin!
Now on to the weekend.....Hope your feelin a little better
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: NH piker on Jan 20, 2018, 06:32 AM
If the wind is calm enough for my hub I am coming over on Sunday.  Are you able to take wheelers out from Wellington?  Mine weighs almost 900lbs.  I always am nervous 1st time out with the atv
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PHD3 on Jan 20, 2018, 08:38 AM
I was there yesterday, launch has hardened up good..  My wheeler weighs over 700lbs, no problem..    Found no less then 12"  north of the launch..   You will be good.. But don't be afraid to check as you go..   Good luck
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Chefmike64 on Jan 20, 2018, 09:32 AM
Was wondering if anyone knew of a good cusk spot on Newfoundland
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 20, 2018, 10:41 AM
Bounced the house this morning to 35 FOW on the east side of Mayhew...before bouncing, pulled in our 4 cusk lines that soaked overnight.
Got 1 15” and a nice 25 incher...must be a few pounds...these are my 1st cusk I ever caught!
Can’t fish til during the week now.
Go Pats!!


(https://s14.postimg.cc/ukq02xqy5/C9761879-_DB3_A-4_B5_C-_BE48-_F27973622_BE6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ukq02xqy5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/vbiq8tvx9/91513428-_DEF9-42_AA-_B2_B5-_D6_B4371021_B6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vbiq8tvx9/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 20, 2018, 11:50 AM
Was wondering if anyone knew of a good cusk spot on Newfoundland

Got 2 last night about a quarter mile off Wellington boat ramp in 42 FOW. One nice big one!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: whitewing on Jan 20, 2018, 01:00 PM
Outstanding job mowbizz! You may be way ahead of me on this- but, if you need help with working those cusk up - google How to fillet a burbot. Great vids. especially the one from Alaska F&G.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 20, 2018, 02:22 PM
Outstanding job mowbizz! You may be way ahead of me on this- but, if you need help with working those cusk up - google How to fillet a burbot. Great vids. especially the one from Alaska F&G.

Yup! Googled on Youtube how to filet a cusk/burbot and found some lady from a Maine camp that did a good job. Didn't know you could just pull the skin off with a pair of pliers...cool!
All fileted up and waiting for the fish fry!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 20, 2018, 03:00 PM
Outstanding job mowbizz! You may be way ahead of me on this- but, if you need help with working those cusk up - google How to fillet a burbot. Great vids. especially the one from Alaska F&G.

Thanks! I just looked up that one from ALaska F&G and they do it up real nice. Didn’t know there was a triangular piece of belly meat! Next time!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Jan 20, 2018, 04:09 PM
Thanks! I just looked up that one from ALaska F&G and they do it up real nice. Didn’t know there was a triangular piece of belly meat! Next time!

Big perch have that belly meat too. (Males more than females this time of year).
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 20, 2018, 06:01 PM
1/20/2018

Warm, Sunny Day. Saved money on Propane today for sure. Good visibility on the camera.

I ended the day with 5 lakers and CH came out and brought up 2 (she lost a couple too).

Lots of lakers caught today. I think Laker Taker ended up with 9, Maggot got 9, Troutfreak with 7, Psycho with a couple and same for Butterfly and Tippin.

Doing it again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hyland33 on Jan 21, 2018, 09:34 AM
Caught an 18" laker yesterday by the boat ramp. Saw a few on the camera throughout the day but only snagged one.
(https://s9.postimg.cc/3o8hoh1e3/IMG_3208.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3o8hoh1e3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 21, 2018, 09:53 AM
Caught an 18" laker yesterday by the boat ramp. Saw a few on the camera throughout the day but only snagged one.
(https://s9.postimg.cc/3o8hoh1e3/IMG_3208.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3o8hoh1e3/)
We were by the ramp too but bounced outa there because of the terrible silt conditions. How was the visibility where you were? We were out about 1/4 mile (red aluminum bobhouse)
We bounced back over to near Mayhew but didn't fish there yet. Family stuff... :(
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Trowder on Jan 21, 2018, 10:11 AM
I was there yesterday too with a plan to try for some rainbows in the shallows but couldn't see eggs or Jigg in even a few feet of water ( boat ramp side) ended up going a bit deeper and managed two lakers, both short but one about 16". Hooked two others, couldn't get em through.

What a pretty lake you circus folk have up there, I will certainly be back.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hyland33 on Jan 21, 2018, 03:28 PM
We were by the ramp too but bounced outa there because of the terrible silt conditions. How was the visibility where you were? We were out about 1/4 mile (red aluminum bobhouse)
We bounced back over to near Mayhew but didn't fish there yet. Family stuff... :(

I could see fine where I was. I was left off the ramp a bit. Before the two small houses 30-40fow
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: NH piker on Jan 21, 2018, 05:41 PM
I was there today for the first time this year.  I once again got skunked.  I had lakers on camera all day but for some reason I can't get a bite. Must be doing something wrong.  I'll figure it out someday.  It was nice to at least see them.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 21, 2018, 06:23 PM
I was there today for the first time this year.  I once again got skunked.  I had lakers on camera all day but for some reason I can't get a bite. Must be doing something wrong.  I'll figure it out someday.  It was nice to at least see them.

Don’t feel bad! Last year I did the same things I’m doing this year and caught nothing on the jig stick...this year the lakers are attacking and I have landed a handful!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: NH piker on Jan 21, 2018, 06:38 PM
I think I need to better see and understand how to cut up and place sucker meat to lures.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Jan 21, 2018, 06:45 PM

Search for a post by Jiggin... and a youtube video... he goes through his process of cutting up suckers for bait... seems quite effective...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 21, 2018, 08:01 PM
Here’s that YouTube

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 21, 2018, 08:13 PM
01/21/2018

Today was about taking the youngest grandson Logan out fishing. Introducing / Teaching him bobhouse ice fishing. His second time out. Easing him into it cause let's face it, it can be boring....
Before he and CH got to the house this morning, I managed to pull up 2 lakers and had a few come through teasing me.

He watched how to cut up bait. Pick a jig and put the cut bait on his hook. Just watched and didn't actually do it....
He also learned to cook eggs, cracked them, put them in the pan and proceed to scramble. No milk. Still the best eggs I've ever had  ;)

Played w the drone a bit for some entertainment, saw a few lakers on the camera and then watched Ch yank up a laker in front of us.

Before we left, decided to bump the house off the holes with the upcoming weather just to be safe. We didn't make any ice this weekend. Another good education for Logan, helping out w the bump. I think he'll sleep good tonight and I look forward to our next outing. 

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Jan 21, 2018, 08:17 PM
01/21/2018

Today was about taking the youngest grandson Logan out fishing. Introducing / Teaching him bobhouse ice fishing....
Sounds like one of the best days you can have on the ice... and caught a couple of fish too... way to go.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 21, 2018, 08:21 PM
01/21/2018

Today was about taking the youngest grandson Logan out fishing. Introducing / Teaching him bobhouse ice fishing. His second time out. Easing him into it cause let's face it, it can be boring....
Before he and CH got to the house this morning, I managed to pull up 2 lakers and had a few come through teasing me.

He watched how to cut up bait. Pick a jig and put the cut bait on his hook. Just watched and didn't actually do it....
He also learned to cook eggs, cracked them, put them in the pan and proceed to scramble. No milk. Still the best eggs I've ever had  ;)

Played w the drone a bit for some entertainment, saw a few lakers on the camera and then watched Ch yank up a laker in front of us.

Before we left, decided to bump the house off the holes with the upcoming weather just to be safe. We didn't make any ice this weekend. Another good education for Logan, helping out w the bump. I think he'll sleep good tonight and I look forward to our next outing.
Sounds good Jiggin!
Had my only granddaughter visiting today...too young to take fishing but I put a leftover shiner in a fishbowl for her and she was tickled to see it.
I may be out during the crappy weather to monitor conditions and I will check on as many houses as I can during the day and post what I see.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 22, 2018, 09:38 AM
Went out there yesterday, started the day later because a hotspot I was given I couldn't have access to park, and another place I've been dying to try (I don't want to walk 2 miles lol) had no easy road access, and a long walk from Wellington, so I bounced around there for the day. Only managed 3 (biggest was about 17") but I lost something BIG at the end of the day. Went to 102 fow for fun, and saw a mark on my flasher at 90ft. Reeled up and jigged and he SLAMMED it, instant drag, gone. I was bumming, but better than nothing!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 22, 2018, 11:14 AM
FYI, Someone did pull up a 10lb'er this weekend out of Newfound. They are in there.....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Cub on Jan 22, 2018, 11:43 AM
FYI, Someone did pull up a 10lb'er this weekend out of Newfound. They are in there.....


I saw a pic of that fish. Nice 1
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 22, 2018, 04:00 PM
Jiggin...do you know if the narrows on the east side of Mayhew freeze enough to traverse through with an Argo (or other machine?)
We bounced over to the northeast side of Mayhew and were wondering about parking at Cummings and shooting through those narrows to the house.
Worst case we would just go around the west side of Mayhew and to the house from there...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Jan 22, 2018, 04:55 PM
Had a great day on the lake today. Ended up with 9 lakers. Water was kinda murky but they were hitting hard until about 1:00. Then the bite died. Haven’t fished Newfound the last two years but it sure was good to be back out there.
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(https://s18.postimg.cc/vi77z2jyd/A6_C5_FB57-4424-4_BFB-_B59_B-61248_B48_B5_AF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vi77z2jyd/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/d2mr1osz9/B7_B8525_B-_F701-43_D5-8_DA2-215_FF93_B8_DE1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d2mr1osz9/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 22, 2018, 05:00 PM
Jiggin...do you know if the narrows on the east side of Mayhew freeze enough to traverse through with an Argo (or other machine?)
We bounced over to the northeast side of Mayhew and were wondering about parking at Cummings and shooting through those narrows to the house.
Worst case we would just go around the west side of Mayhew and to the house from there...

Personally i would never travel through the Narrows between Mayhew and the Main Land. It's always thin ice in the channel. I would drive around.

Your into Pike's cove. The only problem where you are is that all the snow blows into that area and it gets deep & wet. Fishing is good there and there usually are plenty of smelt in that area.



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 22, 2018, 05:01 PM
Had a great day on the lake today. Ended up with 9 lakers. Water was kinda murky but they were hitting hard until about 1:00. Then the bite died. Haven’t fished Newfound the last two years but it sure was good to be back out there.

Glad you had a good day! Welcome back!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 22, 2018, 05:04 PM
Personally i would never travel through the Narrows between Mayhew and the Main Land. It's always thin ice in the channel. I would drive around.

Your into Pike's cove. The only problem where you are is that all the snow blows into that area and it gets deep & wet. Fishing is good there and there usually are plenty of smelt in that area.



Thanks Jiggin! We’ll go around the island!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 23, 2018, 10:50 AM
Good afternoon, another warm wet day. I am looking to put my house this weekend but am concerned with ice conditions.. I am looking to fish from Mayhew south, looking to launch at Cummins or off the south end of the lake by the church.. any thoughts or warnings?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 23, 2018, 11:11 AM
Be able to tell better after today’s rains stop...we were going to go out to our house and fish today but the ice is thick on the ground and our steep driveway. Hoping to get out and scrape things down later today so we can get out tomorrow.
As far as the conditions before today, they were pretty good with thick ice mostly everywhere. I’ll post a report tomorrow or I’m sure Jiggin will post about conditions as soon as he can get out there.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 23, 2018, 12:23 PM
Good afternoon, another warm wet day. I am looking to put my house this weekend but am concerned with ice conditions.. I am looking to fish from Mayhew south, looking to launch at Cummins or off the south end of the lake by the church.. any thoughts or warnings?

Not positively sure. I plan to check houses tomorrow evening in terms of conditions.

I believe south of Mayhew is solid. Plenty of ice. I would stay away from the channel between Mayhew and the Main Land.
I think you can load  your house on at Cummin's Beach or the foot of the lake (South end of the lake). I think this rain would of knocked any snow down in those areas.

The bigger concern now is the shore line with the rain. Seen it pop already once this season, then lock back up. Currently it is raining like a mofo fo-sho. I would imagine the shore line will pop.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 23, 2018, 03:08 PM
Thanks guys, I will look forward to you reports..stay dry
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 23, 2018, 04:22 PM
So...after work i took a ride to the lake.

Cummings Beach is probably your best bet to launch a house depending on how big and how heavy it is. The snow banken has been knocked down and the hill to the lake looks good. Be careful on the left side of the hill going down onto the lake, we had a wash out but it's cautioned taped off. To the right is a big hole, check it out before launching

Foot of the lake has some big snow bankens but there is one spot in the middle of the road that looks like you could slide a bobhouse onto the lake from there, again depending on how big your house is.

Good luck and post up your adventures!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 23, 2018, 05:36 PM
So...after work i took a ride to the lake.

Cummings Beach is probably your best bet to launch a house depending on how big and how heavy it is. The snow banken has been knocked down and the hill to the lake looks good. Be careful on the left side of the hill going down onto the lake, we had a wash out but it's cautioned taped off. To the right is a big hole, check it out before launching

Foot of the lake has some big snow bankens but there is one spot in the middle of the road that looks like you could slide a bobhouse onto the lake from there, again depending on how big your house is.

Good luck and post up your adventures!

So the shoreline ice stayed intact Jiggin? Going out tomorrow and wanted to take the Argo out of Cummings...on that note how did the Wellington ramp fare?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 24, 2018, 03:51 AM
Yes it did stay intact. Boat launch looked good. Cummings looked ok. No open water I could see along the shore line.  There was a lot of water on the ice it seemed.
Going out this evening w a crew to check on houses.
Be safe
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 24, 2018, 11:22 AM
Went out this morning to semi crappy conditions.
Machines break thru a thin layer of ice with an inch of water over the thicker ice below: all houses looked high and dry but everyone’s 4x4’s have settled into the ice a bit. Still a solid 2” of wood above the crusty layer. NO holes opened up anywhere but most houses have a little puddle beneath them where it didn’t freeze.
I had to quit and come home because my Ion is not cutting all of a sudden.
Piss me off.
Tried new blades but installed them wrong the 1st time and maybe damaged them...my fault.
Took pictures of houses to show conditions but most every one looks the same.

(https://s14.postimg.cc/y39e8hcy5/2_FBDD003-2_C99-4_A3_E-_B1_FA-324311_AF8_AB8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/y39e8hcy5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/kmcfpl01p/47_B293_C1-916_A-48_DA-_A541-9_E1_A28_E10316.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kmcfpl01p/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/z5jkr2lhp/786_B9872-7_C8_F-4_C12-8132-858_DB555565_F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z5jkr2lhp/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/g0gbh91nx/9_DD246_CB-_E183-48_D5-9_DEF-_D2_B33_D80_A95_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g0gbh91nx/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/4o3pzh0ot/BEE0_CFF6-_CC28-446_B-9_F14-3_AA4_FEA378_F1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4o3pzh0ot/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/5qdwi042l/F1_AE25_AB-096_C-4339-8_A6_F-_C8_F890838_DF4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5qdwi042l/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 24, 2018, 02:44 PM
Nice work Mowbizz....thank you very much man. I assume your house is all set?

We are planning to come out and check on the other houses tonight after work.

Appreciate you taking pics. Surprised as how much water we got....those are 4"x4" blocks under my runners. Looks like we got a couple of inches of rain. Looks like we have some cold weather coming, that'll be good.

Thanks again Mowbizz!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 24, 2018, 02:51 PM
You’re welcome!
My house is good!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 24, 2018, 06:40 PM
Wanted to say THANK YOU to those that helped out tonight checking houses. We had a real easy night tending houses and only needed to jack up 2. Rest were good. There were a few that had their runners frozen in a bit but nothing bobhouse threatening.
Here are the ones that were slightly or close to being frozen in.

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(https://s13.postimg.cc/vid8gelyb/2_E58867_A-_B6_EA-469_F-_A0_C6-39_F48233_F12_A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vid8gelyb/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/5mthx7cer/6041_B8_B6-928_B-477_D-8_C95-_B24002882138.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5mthx7cer/)

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(https://s13.postimg.cc/6p3ofrann/D7310_A6_B-8_F2_F-422_E-_A089-_EA54_B2_C6_C173.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6p3ofrann/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 24, 2018, 07:24 PM
Good job!
Was there still that ice crust that gave way under your weight or has that frozen yet?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: porkpiehat on Jan 24, 2018, 11:15 PM
always wanted to fish Newfound but i dont have a snowmobile...is it worth trying without? Or is the ice good enough to bring the truck out?
Cheers
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 25, 2018, 04:30 AM
always wanted to fish Newfound but i dont have a snowmobile...is it worth trying without? Or is the ice good enough to bring the truck out?
Cheers

There is plenty of places to walk out from shore to fish. Great rainbow fishing by shore and Lakers. You don’t need to drive a truck on the lake. That tends to weaken and wrecks the ice w sand and road salt, Ruins access. Check out Meredith bay after the derby for example. It screws a lot of fishermen’s access and bobhouse removal. Not a fan. Sorry.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 25, 2018, 04:32 AM
Good job!
Was there still that ice crust that gave way under your weight or has that frozen yet?

A little bit in some spots. It was buttoning up though. Need creepers for sure.
Sounds like it’s gonna get warm this weekend. See what that’ll bring.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 25, 2018, 11:01 AM
A little bit in some spots. It was buttoning up though. Need creepers for sure.
Sounds like it’s gonna get warm this weekend. See what that’ll bring.
I can take warm...it’s the freakin rain I can’t take.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 25, 2018, 11:39 AM
I can take warm...it’s the freakin rain I can’t take.

Where do you seen rain? Right now weather channel is showing just cloudy on Sunday?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Jan 25, 2018, 05:26 PM
Well it’s been a long long time since I’ve posted here, password problems...blah blah blah, and was a lurker for awhile, now decided to join in on this crazy ness....this season has been pretty slow for me with only 6 lakers so far, and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do...that’s why I told work I’ve got FISHING POX, and won’t be in tomorrow.....hoping to slay em tomorrow,  and if ya got the radio holler out on the 5.5....

Now if I can just figure out this picture thing again......😂😂
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 25, 2018, 05:28 PM
Where do you seen rain? Right now weather channel is showing just cloudy on Sunday?

I meant the last 2 rain episodes we had already!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zack-attack on Jan 25, 2018, 05:31 PM
I've had the fishing pox all winter long and can't seem to get rid of them , good luck
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Jan 25, 2018, 05:48 PM
I've had the fishing pox all winter long and can't seem to get rid of them , good luck

Thx zack....checked your house a few times with the crew....very nice build !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 25, 2018, 05:58 PM
Well it’s been a long long time since I’ve posted here, password problems...blah blah blah, and was a lurker for awhile, now decided to join in on this crazy ness....this season has been pretty slow for me with only 6 lakers so far, and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do...that’s why I told work I’ve got FISHING POX, and won’t be in tomorrow.....hoping to slay em tomorrow,  and if ya got the radio holler out on the 5.5....

Now if I can just figure out this picture thing again......😂😂

Welcome back Tippin! Thanks for your work with the “crew” 😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 26, 2018, 04:24 AM
I meant the last 2 rain episodes we had already!

Ah! You scared me because I'm going to be out here Sunday with a buddy!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 26, 2018, 04:29 AM
Good luck today Tippin.

Get well soon too from your fishingpox but not too soon.

See you out there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Rippin on Jan 26, 2018, 01:24 PM
Newfound Circus are a greatest group of people helping each other fish and have fun!  I think you guys are the state NH ice fishing role models.

I also love watching and sharing your Newfound Circus videos on YouTube!

You guys Rock!!  FISH ON!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 26, 2018, 02:44 PM
Finished up early today and got out a little late too...oh well.
Ended the day with 1 laker on the ice and some aggressive lakers we missed down below. Was fun and the visibility was great with the sun out. It was a lot colder and windier than I thought it was supposed to be but that's NH weather.
Set a couple of cusk lines and we'll be back at it early tomorrow, I hope.

Tippin stopped by to say hi just before we packed it in...nice meeting you Brother!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 27, 2018, 05:40 PM
Had a nice long day in the circus today...the lakers were lackadaisical and off and on aggressive. Lost one at the hole and one half way up then landed a late feeder at 3:30 that attacked my jig like a tiger 3 times before I hooked him...no skunk today!
Lost part of our brand new Marcum panner device down the hole (screw came loose) so we had to do the wire twist thing all day to keep Shobizz’ cam on the jig...nice day! BTW what was that “horn” sounding from time to time today?

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: celtbass on Jan 27, 2018, 05:55 PM
I try to routinely check the hardware on my Marcum paner...  mine has come apart on more than one occasion, but never down the hole.  I took it out of the truck last year and it fell to pieces in my driveway, found the needle in the haystack luckily
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 27, 2018, 06:24 PM
I try to routinely check the hardware on my Marcum paner...  mine has come apart on more than one occasion, but never down the hole.  I took it out of the truck last year and it fell to pieces in my driveway, found the needle in the haystack luckily
Yup... we have 2 and I immediately checked the other one and it was getting loose too. I see some blue threadlocker in my future!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 27, 2018, 07:53 PM
1/27/2018

Started out cold but reached Mid 30's with no wind.

Had a great morning. Got 6 lakers before CH got out on the lake at 9 am. I took advantage of what i thought was a pretty good lead for the day. This would give me time to fly the drone. She stuck with it all day and manage to pull up 5 lakers and almost tied me loosing 1 at the hole. Lakers going back and forth between us at times, We had a jig off......
I controlled the board for most of the day but Laker Taker had a better day in the end, catching 9 lakers and one that was estimated around 6 lbs.

Heard others catching lakers too, Psycho, Butterfly, Troutfreak, Maggot, Walker Ranger, Mowbizz etc etc...had to welcome them to the board.

Saw lots of folks walking around the lake and a minivan cruising around. It was glare ice conditions out today, creeper day for sure.

Would of been a great nite to stay out....

Back at it in the am.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 28, 2018, 03:49 PM
Fished the southern end of the lake today, very slow day, one small laker and a couple flags. We didn’t do much jigging enjoyed the weather with some venison burgers and ice cold beverages! Beautiful day to be out on the hard water.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 28, 2018, 06:37 PM
1/28/2018

Nice warm day with no to little wind. We don't get days like this much. Saved on propane day.

Tried to catch some lakers before CH got out but was unable to hook up. As soon as she got there and got her jig down, 2 lakers show up fighting over her ducktail and cut bait.

She got 2 today to my none. Short day, we bumped the house off the holes shortly after lunch into a bit deeper water to get ready for next weekend.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Jan 28, 2018, 06:45 PM
Took Friday off, and was able to hawl up a laker, and decided to bump house for the weekend, was near a rock pile , good day off from work....nice to meet you mobiz, and showbiz
Saturday was better, move turned out to be productive, was able to pull up  4, and got to see lakertakers nice 28” trout..
Sunday had a flurry of action in the morning seeing multiple fish on camera...flag goes up with 2 fish under house...decided to go to flag, rather than get spooled, hoping the fish under house would still be there .....pulled up 1, nothing on tip up...
Went home early on Sunday.....spent....be st weekend weather wise, no wind, and saved on propane !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 29, 2018, 07:43 AM
Nice report Tippin.

Im waaaay behind in these videos as i've been having too much fun this season. Here is the first one for the season. Sorry about the poor video quality, early morning the camera visibility is poor as compared to when the sun comes up. If you look hard enough, you can see some lakers :)

Best played in HD.



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Jan 29, 2018, 10:05 AM
Great video, looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Jan 29, 2018, 01:17 PM
Nice report Tippin.

Im waaaay behind in these videos as i've been having too much fun this season. Here is the first one for the season. Sorry about the poor video quality, early morning the camera visibility is poor as compared to when the sun comes up. If you look hard enough, you can see some lakers :)

Best played in HD.





I think I want you to be the DJ at my next party!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 29, 2018, 02:37 PM
I think I want you to be the DJ at my next party!

Too funny doctorgee!  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 29, 2018, 03:53 PM
Shobizz and I were out today...pretty quiet people wise except for a maroon mini van blasting back and forth from Wellington to the foot of Pike’s Bay...
Got out around 9:30 and set up and jigged a nice 23” laker right away.
That was it except for a shorty on a tip up.
Nice day with good camera visibility...warmer weather didn’t affect the house at all...never went above freezing today.
Had a fat laker just cruising around us all day then 3 or 4 flurries of aggressive lakers zipping through the chum. Couldn’t connect on them.
Have to take a day off tomorrow...some chain slapping going on with the Argo. Time to check tension.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 29, 2018, 05:19 PM
Nice Mowbizz. 23” Laker is a good one out of Newfound.
Keep me posted on your Argo and what you find it about the chain.

Unfortunately I know one of the guys in the minivan. Obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed. They spend more time driving around than actually fishing which speaks volumes about why they are really out there (not to fish).
Can’t fix stupid they say.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 29, 2018, 05:37 PM
Nice Mowbizz. 23” Laker is a good one out of Newfound.
Keep me posted on your Argo and what you find it about the chain.

Unfortunately I know one of the guys in the minivan. Obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed. They spend more time driving around than actually fishing which speaks volumes about why they are really out there (not to fish).
Can’t fix stupid they say.

I hear ya on the “stupid” 😖
I’m going to go over the Argo tomorrow...I’ll keep you posted.
Here’s that nice laker...


(https://s14.postimg.cc/z5i8svofh/9028_BE96-_F9_E2-4_A7_B-865_B-993_D4870_C099.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z5i8svofh/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Jan 29, 2018, 07:54 PM
Nice laker...👍🏻
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Jan 29, 2018, 09:09 PM
Great fish, mowbizz.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 29, 2018, 09:13 PM
Nice laker...👍🏻

Thanks guys! It was good to feel a little weight on that jig stick.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: nhpikeking on Jan 30, 2018, 03:54 AM
Fished the south end of the lake Saturday only got to drill one set of holes since my buddies ion died but despite that still caught a laker and missed about 5 jigging
(https://s18.postimg.cc/dcll0b9d1/20180127_192240.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dcll0b9d1/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: nhpikeking on Jan 30, 2018, 04:00 AM
Forgot to add saw clouds of smelt on the flasher and even foul hooked one on my pk flutterfish
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 30, 2018, 04:14 AM
Thanks guys! It was good to feel a little weight on that jig stick.

Nice Laker Mowbizz. Laker Taker said the same thing about feeling the weight, he yanked up a 28” this past Saturday. He caught 11 Lakers on Sunday as well.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 30, 2018, 06:26 AM
Nice Laker Mowbizz. Laker Taker said the same thing about feeling the weight, he yanked up a 28” this past Saturday. He caught 11 Lakers on Sunday as well.

Thanks!
We saw 11 lakers down there! 😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Roughtimes1 on Jan 30, 2018, 04:45 PM
Hey guys,

Dont post here to much... Just looking for an ice update on the lake,  we've had a great ice season for sure but I am familiar with the struggles of newfound,  I am hoping to do some traveling on my snowmobile...Any report would be great really.  thanks guys.  tight Lines to you all.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 30, 2018, 05:28 PM
Hey guys,

Dont post here to much... Just looking for an ice update on the lake,  we've had a great ice season for sure but I am familiar with the struggles of newfound,  I am hoping to do some traveling on my snowmobile...Any report would be great really.  thanks guys.  tight Lines to you all.

If you use a snowmobile (depending on what kind of sled) you should use some ice scratchers as there is zero snow on the ice. Otherwise pretty safe travel everywhere but don't assume ice is safe if there are no signs of others there before you! Ice thickness is building as we speak and I measured 15-16" at the foot of Pike's Bay yesterday.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 30, 2018, 05:37 PM
Nice Mowbizz. 23” Laker is a good one out of Newfound.
Keep me posted on your Argo and what you find it about the chain.

Unfortunately I know one of the guys in the minivan. Obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed. They spend more time driving around than actually fishing which speaks volumes about why they are really out there (not to fish).
Can’t fix stupid they say.

Found the idler chains on my Argo very loose especially on one side. Not sure if yours has idler chains Jiggin but the Frontier models with the "classic" tranny as opposed to to the Admiral tranny have 2 chains on each side of the tranny next to the disc brakes. Went over some 10 hour maintenance which was to check and tighten the outer axle extension bolts (where the gaskets seal out water) and re-checked tire pressure all around. I have an "oil pressure" light on my little display that stays on and I read that someone had the same thing and it was a loose wire to the oil sensor...couldn't find that wire as it's pretty tight in that engine compartment. Next will be oil and filter, engine at 20 hours and tranny fluid. Only about 15 hours on her now.
Back out there early tomorrow for a short day of fishing as Shobizz has to be somewhere late afternoon...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 30, 2018, 06:03 PM
Thanks Mowbizz for the update. I have the admiral tranny on my 750 HDi Argo. Sounds like your taking good care of yours.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 30, 2018, 06:51 PM
Thanks Mowbizz for the update. I have the admiral tranny on my 750 HDi Argo. Sounds like your taking good care of yours.

I like doing the work on my stuff if I can...gives me piece of mind knowing it’s done right and not having to take someone else’s word for it...
Who is your dealer Jiggin. PM me.
Where I bought the Argo it’s basically a “side line” for them and I’d rather deal with someone that sells and repairs only Argos.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Roughtimes1 on Jan 31, 2018, 02:09 AM
If you use a snowmobile (depending on what kind of sled) you should use some ice scratchers as there is zero snow on the ice. Otherwise pretty safe travel everywhere but don't assume ice is safe if there are no signs of others there before you! Ice thickness is building as we speak and I measured 15-16" at the foot of Pike's Bay yesterday.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Roughtimes1 on Jan 31, 2018, 02:11 AM
Thanks a lot! I’m just using my ice sled, Indy lite gt 340... thanks again for your information 👍 will travel lightly
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 31, 2018, 04:19 AM
Anybody else have a super slow day Sunday? Went with a couple buddies, they were super late so I sat on the bed of my truck sulking until they got there. Wasted a good hour trying to find a sweet hump I found on Navionics, didn't find it, so bounced around new areas after. Missed some bites, watched a guy climb the mountain ice. Finally we had enough of being skunked and went across the lake to a known whole and finally caught one, 18"er, and a buddy caught a foot longer to save the day. On the way back into Wellington we saw a plane land and a few bald eagles which was cool!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 31, 2018, 04:27 AM
My day was slow Sunday. Ch brought up 2 and had a few playing with her. While I was out visiting she pulled one up and texted me a picture. I should of stayed I suppose as she said she had 3 chasing her jig which she said I would of defiantly caught one off them. ;) I think she was just being nice.
When you say you got an 18’er and another one a foot longer, are you saying you guys got one over 28”?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 31, 2018, 01:38 PM
Short day today...tipped one over soon as the jig was on the bottom...Lazy Larry the fatLaker was cruising around again just sampling chum...cold and breezy out there!
Skunked...back at it tomorrow. Might bump the house to some other locale. We're making ice out there! Yesterday's holes had 6" in them already!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Jan 31, 2018, 04:17 PM
Short day today...tipped one over soon as the jig was on the bottom...Lazy Larry the fatLaker was cruising around again just sampling chum...cold and breezy out there!
Skunked...back at it tomorrow. Might bump the house to some other locale. We're making ice out there! Yesterday's holes had 6" in them already!
skunked this afternoon myself! Had one hit my jig on the bottom and I set the hook to soon and he spit the bucktail out , he spent a good 10-15 minutes longer eyeing my jig and guzzling up chum , saw another laker just about 415-420 and then camera quality was to poor and packed up, back at it Friday I hope
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Jan 31, 2018, 06:12 PM

Guess it wasn't just me today - made the trip up to Newfound and couldn't find the fish today... managed one dink perch off the bottom in 70 feet of water.
Didn't mark much today though at 35 feet I had them shooting up to the falling jig (even a live smelt) only to not hit it and head back to the bottom.

Motorola batteries were dead or I would have made a shout out to the circus on 5.5...  Hopefully will get back up their again this season.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PHD3 on Jan 31, 2018, 07:28 PM
Anybody else have a super slow day Sunday? Went with a couple buddies, they were super late so I sat on the bed of my truck sulking until they got there. Wasted a good hour trying to find a sweet hump I found on Navionics, didn't find it, so bounced around new areas after. Missed some bites, watched a guy climb the mountain ice. Finally we had enough of being skunked and went across the lake to a known whole and finally caught one, 18"er, and a buddy caught a foot longer to save the day. On the way back into Wellington we saw a plane land and a few bald eagles which was cool!
   I was on the lake from 9 until 3 with a buddy. Fishing was much slower then the week before but we manged to scratch out 12 lakers..  All typical Newfound lakers, nothing big.. Caught one in front of the warden, and asked him if there were actually big fish in there, he laughed and said the lake was full of that size..   Hoping to make it back at the end of Feb when they start biting again.. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 01, 2018, 05:16 PM
Slow, snowy, day. About an inch of powder on the lake. Can’t see the bumps anymore😬
Had lakers on cam all day and tipped a couple over but didn’t hook up.
Taking a little break for personal reasons...be back at it next week.
Have a great weekend guys!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Feb 01, 2018, 08:21 PM
Taking a little break for personal reasons...be back at it next week.
Heres hoping you and yours are ok.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Feb 02, 2018, 04:07 AM
My day was slow Sunday. Ch brought up 2 and had a few playing with her. While I was out visiting she pulled one up and texted me a picture. I should of stayed I suppose as she said she had 3 chasing her jig which she said I would of defiantly caught one off them. ;) I think she was just being nice.
When you say you got an 18’er and another one a foot longer, are you saying you guys got one over 28”?

Ah, I wish! Meant I caught an 18" one and my buddy caught a 12" one minutes later. Bite got hot from 1:30-2pm, then died again
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 02, 2018, 05:14 AM
2/02/2018

Heading out to the lake...see what today brings, heard it was gonna be WINDY! :(
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Feb 02, 2018, 07:17 AM
2/02/2018

Heading out to the lake...see what today brings, heard it was gonna be WINDY! :(

I'll be out later today. Waiting for the real cold weather and windy conditions(not just "breezy").    ;)   @)   Give you a shout.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 02, 2018, 08:57 AM
I'll be out later today. Waiting for the real cold weather and windy conditions(not just "breezy").    ;)   @)   Give you a shout.

You there tomorrow? Maybe I'll see you.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Feb 02, 2018, 09:54 AM
You there tomorrow? Maybe I'll see you.

Plan to be out all weekend. Trying to make up for lost time.   ;) Come on by.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 02, 2018, 10:20 AM
Heres hoping you and yours are ok.

All okay thanks! Just a little block of time we have to devote to other stuff.
Luckily, we can go out anytime as we’re retired.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 02, 2018, 10:36 AM
Plan to be out all weekend. Trying to make up for lost time.   ;) Come on by.

I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 02, 2018, 08:09 PM
2/2/2018

Well, the wind didn't disappoint any today. It blew a constant 15+mph with gusts up to 30mph. -12F wind chill was the lowest I saw. Got colder as night fell. Good day to stay inside the bobhouse.

Had a lot of dead smelt to chum with.

Caught 3 lakers and 3 cusk. It was a slow day, had several come through and tease throughout the day, kept acting like they were gonna hit the jig but wouldn't. They definitely wanted the jig moving and not laying still.
Lakers on a Kastmaster and cut bait. Cusk on smelt and glow in the dark bucktail.

Grilled Cheese Bacon Burgers for lunch.


Dead smelt

(https://s13.postimg.cc/atkb6oj1v/4_C52_CE5_C-_CDA1-4519-_BEB2-3_F6_A9_D1515_A2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/atkb6oj1v/)

Wind was crazy

(https://s13.postimg.cc/79ydgwycj/A1551_EE7-3_BA3-40_E8-84_E9-_D0604_D9_AF52_F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/79ydgwycj/)

First Laker

(https://s13.postimg.cc/433tx9qr7/2_B115968-4333-4_AEA-_A440-38990471_E0_D1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/433tx9qr7/)

Another...


(https://s13.postimg.cc/uo6cst5z7/A5695_D1_B-_D801-455_E-8_F5_C-68_C406_DEA764.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/uo6cst5z7/)

Able to get the grill going


(https://s13.postimg.cc/xv0wch8fn/A6_AEB77_C-3_A77-4181-_A559-_F1_F7_B8_FDF8_E9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xv0wch8fn/)


Bacon cheese burgers


(https://s13.postimg.cc/67o6yd03n/CA102_A7_E-_ACDC-4_F1_F-_BA9_F-_B45186_BCE08_F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/67o6yd03n/)


Another....


(https://s13.postimg.cc/xi9i6bl0z/2_DA21_BF0-7700-4_E27-_BFD4-_C1_BC47317_FA6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xi9i6bl0z/)


Some cusk

(https://s13.postimg.cc/p0021yrcz/1_ECAE1_F9-255_F-4_F6_B-_BF98-679_F22942124.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p0021yrcz/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/5i5em079v/84_B1_A88_F-1_BEF-4288-9_E02-_E20_FC571_CDD0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5i5em079v/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6kfl4lftf/AE745_C25-_E204-4_AA3-_BF79-_B0_D63_D2_FAE18.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6kfl4lftf/)


Getting cold out.. almost time to go home

(https://s13.postimg.cc/5i5em1pab/00598_D5_F-9224-4_F3_D-_B449-0_AE5_A13_A1019.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5i5em1pab/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 03, 2018, 06:45 AM
The way the wind was whipping on land I figured only the die hards would be out there...enter Jiggin! 😬
The wind is almost a deal breaker me...still having Ion issues and waiting for ANOTHER to be shipped under warranty. So called “new” auger they sent me last week was tried Thursday for the 1st time and it wouldn’t cut one hole...we think it was another defective one or a repaired one...No fun chipping out 8-10 holes by hand...this time they’re sending the new style cast iron head. Hopefully, this one will be the last.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 03, 2018, 08:41 AM
Good morning, headed up today to set up bobhouses for next weekend.. couple questions, we are going to launch off Cummins today and head south just a bit, probably set up across from southern part of Mayhew.. Parking.. can we park over night at Cummins Beach? If not any suggestions we will have wheelers so we can ride from somewhere close if need be.. Thanks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 03, 2018, 11:16 AM
The way the wind was whipping on land I figured only the die hards would be out there...enter Jiggin! 😬
The wind is almost a deal breaker me...still having Ion issues and waiting for ANOTHER to be shipped under warranty. So called “new” auger they sent me last week was tried Thursday for the 1st time and it wouldn’t cut one hole...we think it was another defective one or a repaired one...No fun chipping out 8-10 holes by hand...this time they’re sending the new style cast iron head. Hopefully, this one will be the last.

Just wondering if this is an 8" or 10"?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 03, 2018, 12:25 PM
Just wondering if this is an 8" or 10"?

This is an 8" original Ion with the reverse option not the "X" model.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Feb 03, 2018, 12:26 PM

Mowbizz, I’ve got a spare 6” ion auger bit you could borrow until you get your issues squared away. Cuts great, no issues. I’m not far from newfound so if you’d like to meet up today or tomorrow morning, shoot me a PM.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 03, 2018, 12:30 PM
Mowbizz, I’ve got a spare 6” ion auger bit you could borrow until you get your issues squared away. Cuts great, no issues. I’m not far from newfound so if you’d like to meet up today or tomorrow morning, shoot me a PM.

Wow thanks for the generous offer! We wont be going out again until Tuesday the earliest because of the Super Bowl and doctor appt on Monday. (I may have the new auger bit by then)
I really appreciate the offer Scot! Thanks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Feb 03, 2018, 12:31 PM
No problem, if something changes let me know. I just got the 8” with the cast bottom. It worked great this morning on Winni, except for the fact I couldn’t get any fish out of the holes!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 03, 2018, 12:32 PM
Good morning, headed up today to set up bobhouses for next weekend.. couple questions, we are going to launch off Cummins today and head south just a bit, probably set up across from southern part of Mayhew.. Parking.. can we park over night at Cummins Beach? If not any suggestions we will have wheelers so we can ride from somewhere close if need be.. Thanks!
Best call the Bristol PD and they should know!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 03, 2018, 12:47 PM
No problem, if something changes let me know. I just got the 8” with the cast bottom. It worked great this morning on Winni, except for the fact I couldn’t get any fish out of the holes!

Yeah... that’s been our problem lately...dang fish wanna stay in the lake!
Again, thank you for the offer. If things change I’ll PM you.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 03, 2018, 04:04 PM
Pumped for derby weekend.. dropped off our houses today off Wellington.. set up midway between Sandy and West Rd about 500yds out from the beach.. hopefully there are fish there.. either way will be a good time spending 2 nights out on the ice!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 03, 2018, 04:13 PM
This is an 8" original Ion with the reverse option not the "X" model.
Good luck with the replacement hope things work out OK for you.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 03, 2018, 05:15 PM
Good luck with the replacement hope things work out OK for you.

Thank you! I hope so too!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 03, 2018, 07:56 PM
2/03/2018

Nice day as compared to yesterday. Had a rough morning getting set up but worked my way through it, sitting down for my first cup of coffee just before 9 am. I did manage to get 2 lakers while setting up which is another reason for taking so long. Later on caught a 3rd laker. CH got skunked today but did make a really nice breakfast for us.

Later decided to take a ride to the dark side but stopped at Laker Taker's house first to pick him up. He was doing a "Laker Taker Guide Service" today, got our early, got his house set up, camera down, bait cut, house warmed and then 2 of our friends showed up (which he had to transport them out to his house from the other side of the lake x 2 trips on his wheeler), they walk in, sat down and started catching lakers. Also used all his bait too. All for Free.....thinking he needs to rethink his "guide service"  ;D or i need to hire him. I show up when he's done getting everything set up, he picks me up, I sit down and start catching fish then leave when all his bait is gone....sounds like a good deal to me plus Price is right anyways.

Always fun going to the dark side....got to see Eddie Spaghetti catch 2 lakers on a tip up. So they actually do fish there but from that point on i really don't remember how i got back to my bobhouse. :)

Bacon Cheese Burgers again tonight for dinner (had to clean them up).

I managed to get in some cusk fishing but only got 1 small cusk. Will-I-Am stopped by for a visit, nice meeting you. Good luck with the bump tomorrow.






Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 04, 2018, 04:12 PM
2/04/2018

Slow day. I only caught one but that one was my 50th for the season! CH came out and couldn't hook up but they were there teasing her. She did make another nice breakfast for us.

At the end of the day, decided to bump my house over to 45fow. See what deeper water holds. Will find out next weekend.

Nice day overall, no wind, overcast and snow fall as i was getting ready to leave. Psycho and Butterfly are staying the night, perfect night for it.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Feb 04, 2018, 04:24 PM
J, 50 fish must put you in the lead ! :)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 05, 2018, 10:20 AM
J, 50 fish must put you in the lead ! :)

Actually I think I'm 5 behind Laker Taker. I think he's up to 55 for the season so far. Im gaining!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 05, 2018, 04:16 PM
Late weekend report, but better late than never ! represented the circus on the big lake on Saturday thanks to a hint to access by bucktail. Was able to haul up two lake trout, around 20” .good weather, hardly any wind..and cold ! Heated up some lasagna for lunch !
         Was able to try out my new oTTer hub style portable and loved it, the only thing I was disappointed with was the anchor screws...used my Eskimo anchors, they work much better!....this weekend should be interesting with snow coming
(https://s14.postimg.cc/q62hy7ea5/46974_D84-_C8_DA-460_F-_BC19-_FE3_BA99_CB635.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q62hy7ea5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/m9p628o5p/887_E232_F-9901-44_F1-9575-_D56_C035_E8_A81.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m9p628o5p/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/wjrl1gbgd/AD1_F74_E9-21_B9-462_B-_A245-_A378_C7_A5748_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wjrl1gbgd/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 05, 2018, 04:40 PM
Late weekend report, but better late than never ! represented the circus on the big lake on Saturday thanks to a hint to access by bucktail. Was able to haul up two lake trout, around 20” .good weather, hardly any wind..and cold ! Heated up some lasagna for lunch !
         Was able to try out my new oTTer hub style portable and loved it, the only thing I was disappointed with was the anchor screws...used my Eskimo anchors, they work much better!....this weekend should be interesting with snow coming
(https://s14.postimg.cc/q62hy7ea5/46974_D84-_C8_DA-460_F-_BC19-_FE3_BA99_CB635.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q62hy7ea5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/m9p628o5p/887_E232_F-9901-44_F1-9575-_D56_C035_E8_A81.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m9p628o5p/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/wjrl1gbgd/AD1_F74_E9-21_B9-462_B-_A245-_A378_C7_A5748_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wjrl1gbgd/)
Hey Tippin
We have an Otter Just like that one! Nice portables!
Did you get the thermal insulated one?
What’s the difference between the Otter and Eskimo anchors if I might ask? Only used the Otter ones and never had any others.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 05, 2018, 04:44 PM
The Eskimo leading threads are at a steeper angle wich bites a lot more, and easy to start, but other wise than that great hub...really rigid to the wind !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 05, 2018, 06:27 PM
Episode 2......




Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 05, 2018, 06:50 PM
Another great video, always look forward to watching!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Feb 05, 2018, 06:55 PM
Another great video, always look forward to watching!

X2!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: draz on Feb 05, 2018, 07:53 PM
Love the pics, vids and stories. Stay safe up there and good luck at the Derby.
Hope to make it up for the IS get together this year!

Tight lines to all the Circus!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Feb 06, 2018, 07:36 AM
Nice video and again with the good tunes!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 06, 2018, 02:20 PM
ScotNH Please check your PM’s
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Feb 06, 2018, 07:47 PM
ScotNH Please check your PM’s

Got it.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 06, 2018, 08:05 PM
Got it.

Thanks Scot! Any luck today?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Feb 06, 2018, 08:10 PM
No problem. No luck. One hit jigging, nothing on my cusk traps!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 07, 2018, 10:12 AM
A big THANKS to ScotNH for generously, offering us his spare 6” Ion auger shaft so we could bounce our house before the storm!
Roccus also offered his brand new Jiffy as well! Thank you Roccus!
We got the house bounced out of Pikes Bay and back to “the sticks” area where we started the season. All went well and it was good to have my Ion cutting holes like butter (thanks to ScotNH!)
My 2nd 8” auger shaft is “out for delivery” from UPS in Laconia. Hopefully it will get here soon. Snow is falling really heavy right now.
Thanks to all and stay safe out there...see you after the storm.
Scot, if it’s okay with you we’ll return your auger tomorrow after we dig out...it’s sitting next to the wood stove so the ice melts off! 😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 07, 2018, 10:18 AM
Glad to see you were able to move the house going to be a lot of snow out there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 07, 2018, 10:26 AM
Glad to see you were able to move the house going to be a lot of snow out there tomorrow.
Thanks! You are correct sir...hopefully not a big messy event on Sunday!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Feb 07, 2018, 10:48 AM
No rush Mowbizz. Don’t make a special trip!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 10, 2018, 08:02 PM
2/10/2018

Derby Saturday. Although I didnt buy a ticket, I still fished.

I got to the boat launch around 4:15 am and the parking lot was packed. Only a few spots for cars. Parked in the beach parking lot. Glad that was plowed out. Thank you!!

Snow was deep and fluffy. Not a bad ride out to the house.
Some Deep snow drifts around the house.  Worried about drilling the holes. Last Sunday I moved the house to new ice. That was good, only took on an 1.5” of water. Snow sucked it up and it would almost freeze during the day.
Reached 34f w 1 mph wind. Nice day actually.
I managed to pull up 2 Lakers before CH got out. Then it shut down for me. She got 1 and lost 2.

I’m still out here getting hits from cusks. Decided to stay the night.

More later.....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 10, 2018, 08:09 PM
2/10/2018

Derby Saturday. Although I didnt buy a ticket, I still fished.

I got to the boat launch around 4:15 am and the parking lot was packed. Only a few spots for cars. Parked in the beach parking lot. Glad that was plowed out. Thank you!!

Snow was deep and fluffy. Not a bad ride out to the house.
Some Deep snow drifts around the house.  Worried about drilling the holes. Last Sunday I moved the house to new ice. That was good, only took on an 1.5” of water. Snow sucked it up and it would almost freeze during the day.
Reached 34f w 1 mph wind. Nice day actually.
I managed to pull up 2 Lakers before CH got out. Then it shut down for me. She got 1 and lost 2.

I’m still out here getting hits from cusks. Decided to stay the night.

More later.....


Thanks for the report! I was wondering when you would post...I drove through Wellington on Friday just to see what kind of zoo was happening and the lot was packed then too. Tomorrow’s rain will be something to watch out for...we’re not going out til Monday so please let us know how everything’s going after tomorrow’s rains...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JRA on Feb 10, 2018, 08:48 PM
Great to get back amongst the circus after not being able to make it at all last year. 3rd trip this year but 1st weekend trip. Great to hear the radio chatter(while mine lasted) again. Only iced 1 Laker today but couldn't get on the X.
Jiggin and CH stopped by always a pleasure.
BIG shout out to the guys in the BIG tent off the ramp. We were picking up and a guy came over on a sled offered to drag my sled and I off. Greatly appreciated, Can't get around like I use to. Nice to see the Pay It Forward thing is alive and well on Newfound.
Good luck, be safe!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 11, 2018, 05:17 PM
2/11/2018

The sleep out went very well, it was really quiet, no wind and fairly warm. Didn't use much propane......

I managed to get one cusk while laying in my cot. Then fell asleep i think around 11 pm.

I always crack my windows open and some time during the night my heater went out due to low O2 sensor. Im assuming due to no wind for cross venting. i was warm so never knew it until around 3 am when i got a cusk on my spring line / rattle reel. Glad the heater works.

Today was a lazy day after a long day yesterday. Overcast and sprinkled on and off until this afternoon when it began to rain but not a hard soaking rain, light steady, thank goodness.
Fished in my long johns it was so warm out this morning. Hot Coffee, Chocolate covered mini donuts and fishing in my long johns. Later had an oversized english muffin toasted with egg and bacon as a sandwich.

Was going to bump the house off the holes but decided to leave it there and jacked it up instead. I had around 1.5" of water around the house and when i pulled up my buckets from my holes, the water remained fine. Wasn't rushing out nor swirling back down. After i initially cut the holes in my house Saturday morning, i shoveled and packed snow around my buckets to build a cone to contain the water.
Today I packed down the snow and made an exit trail just in case i need to this week. Will be back out one night to check on houses and adjust accordingly.

Got skunked today. I did miss 2 and did see them constantly on the fish finder but no takers.

Leaving the lake, it was pretty slushy, bogs you down.


A couple from Saturday

(https://s13.postimg.cc/l3f0hjckj/B4_E3_E960-_CD46-4864-982_C-_D35_D42_B440_EB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l3f0hjckj/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/l3f0hix4z/E7302_F32-_B457-41_D2-9548-_B8_F56_A7_B0_C52.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l3f0hix4z/)


CH’s Laker

(https://s13.postimg.cc/67gh9zylv/AC128_D17-_BA68-4313-913_F-969675670_B6_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/67gh9zylv/)


Cusk caught from my cot

(https://s13.postimg.cc/qrlb8kttf/67_AD80_C2-_CB14-4_CD9-_B097-9593_CBFCB195.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qrlb8kttf/)


3am cusk

(https://s13.postimg.cc/p12a6k1ub/75_B3231_D-_CFBB-4_E82-9_C71-69_F8480_BA0_B6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p12a6k1ub/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 12, 2018, 07:23 AM
Great Derby Weekend on Newfound..  Friday, After digging and plowing the access trail from Wellington Beach through the state park and on too the ice we set up for the weekend.. Put out about 30 Cusk traps in different location to try and find where the fish were.. We had some great eats and many cold beers and enjoyed good friends.. Saturday is was up bright and early and started drilling holes for jigging and tip ups.. followed by a great breakfast of home fries, bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs.. caught some small cusk and one decent one.. we fished hard all day. Moving holes, changing bait, changing jigs.. Nothing seemed to work, one small laker. Saturday night more good food and cold beers.. met some nice folks that stopped by to enjoy a cold beverage or two and some fish tales.. Sunday back at it.. a few more small cusk and one more small laker.. fought the drizzle till 2:30 and called it a weekend.. not many fish but a great time.. two weeks now till Alexandria Derby.. might move around the islands towards the bay for better luck..
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Brendog9 on Feb 12, 2018, 08:02 AM
Fished down in Hebron this past weekend. Got some perch on Saturday, the biggest was .85 pounds. We were marking fish all day long but couldn't seal the deal.

One guy in our group caught a 4.4 pound pickerel on a tip up. He didn't have a derby ticket, but I think he would've come in second in that division on Saturday. Nothing to show for at all on the cusk traps.

Looking forward to the Newfound Derby in a couple weeks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 12, 2018, 06:52 PM
Rotary derby has really never got me amped up, being to large, and the way the winner is picked.....BUT the newfound derby is a much simpler, fun derby for a good local cause that I look more forward too!...anywho, this past weekend is a mixed bag...Saturday was great weather , with a season best 5 fish, and Sunday being rainy weather with 1 fish...going to check house Tuesday, and get ready for the next batch of rain on Thur,and fri. ....only 2 weeks to get ready for newfound derby...!....here is some pics of my last weekend..
(https://s14.postimg.cc/begnwh0dp/4_E563_E75-_D475-43_E7-8_A91-_DB2_C9_C2101_EA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/begnwh0dp/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/wbcw14iz1/6_BDE67_A1-_A436-40_E9-8287-_C66_E986_A2_C9_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wbcw14iz1/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/z463lpoml/7_D5_BA51_B-6499-4_D46-867_E-_AACB3_A5_C441_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/z463lpoml/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/begnwg5il/8_ACDDF8_B-_D624-4532-_B315-83_A8319_C36_AE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/begnwg5il/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xdn2jnu2l/91_E9_A66_D-99_A8-4067-_BEF6-6_DCD25976_B45.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xdn2jnu2l/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/tu14tv6sd/F8358391-_FC53-4_F15-8269-2695_F55_CA4_E5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tu14tv6sd/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 12, 2018, 07:20 PM
Whoa! Tippin, those chilli dogs look great but i bet they left a stain, smear or some kinda mark. Glad i didn't come visit this weekend.

See you tomorrow evening....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 12, 2018, 07:47 PM
Never made it out today (birthday duties) but the rest of the week is for ice fishing! Can’t wait to get out there!
Got my new style cast base Ion bit, a couple of live suckers I kept in a cooler and a dead one for chum and a dozen shiners! Look out Lakers and cusk! Hopefully the slush will have firmed up a bit with tonight’s cold temps.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 12, 2018, 07:53 PM
Whoa! Tippin, those chilli dogs look great but i bet they left a stain, smear or some kinda mark. Glad i didn't come visit this weekend.

See you tomorrow evening....

Lol... been there done that...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 13, 2018, 05:50 AM
Episode 3

Checking on houses after rain storm. Conditions were not good.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:45 AM
Good morning, great video Jiggin.. was that video recent, meaning after the rain this past weekend? Just trying to pay attention to the ice conditions going into this warm spell.. Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 13, 2018, 08:10 AM
was that video recent, meaning after the rain this past weekend? Just trying to pay attention to the ice conditions going into this warm spell.. Thanks

No, that was around Mid Jan time frame. Not from this weekend.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Feb 13, 2018, 10:27 AM
No, that was around Mid Jan time frame. Not from this weekend.

Went from fishing on 14" Wednesday to open water Saturday morning. About 3.5 inches of rain fell. Remember it well. Never did get the shack launched that weekend.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: onehitters21 on Feb 13, 2018, 10:39 AM
I’m glad you asked I started getting worried. Awesome video tho
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 13, 2018, 11:48 AM
Out on Newfound since 8:30 am...very slow but there are lakers cruising And not biting...
Set a couple tip ups in shallow water and got 2 hit and runs killed the shiners. Switched to eggs and we’ll see how that goes.
We set up our house blind before the big storm and damned if I didn’t end up on a steep slope in 22 FOW.
Navionics said there was 33 FOW here. Oh well it’s a nice day to be out.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 13, 2018, 06:56 PM
Nice video jiggin....a reminder of how bad it can get, no matter how well you think you planned for a situation!
It was actually a fun day with all the help we had, but if that wasn’t the case, and had to deal with this kinda stuff on your own, it would be a different video #circusforlife ...lol
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Feb 13, 2018, 07:03 PM
Agree with Tippin!
Congrats you guys for looking out for each other.
Looks like a very dangerous place to be for those unaware of current conditions.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 13, 2018, 07:50 PM
2/13/2018

Met up with Psycho, Redfin, Tippin & Laker Taker, and headed out across the lake. Under the deep snow, there was still water but where it was packed down it was stiff.

Decided to bump my house over. Used my packed down path i did before leaving on Sunday. It was hard packed and moving was easy. Back in ~ 35fow.

Nice evening out, quiet with no wind yet cold.

Hated to leave.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 13, 2018, 07:53 PM
Got a big skunk today...beautiful day but fish didn’t cooperate.
Stayed out til 7pm to try our hand at jigging cusk but nothing there either.
Rough riding out there wth all the ruts but slow and steady got us out and home. Got the Argo stuck in a drift right at our house...shovels came in handy and got it unstuck quickly. Need some of them there tracks so we can laugh at the drifts! ;D
Back at it tomorrow and see if we can bounce off of the stupid slope we’re on. All depends how he Argo will handle the weight with the sloppy conditions...navionics let me down and I wonder why? Maybe not as accurate as I thought but never led me astray before this???
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 13, 2018, 07:56 PM
2/13/2018

Met up with Psycho, Redfin, Tippin & Laker Taker, and headed out across the lake. Under the deep snow, there was still water but where it was packed down it was stiff.

Decided to bump my house over. Used my packed down path i did before leaving on Sunday. It was hard packed and moving was easy. Back in ~ 35fow.

Nice evening out, quiet with no wind yet cold.

Hated to leave.


I thought I saw you guys down that way. Did you come out from Wellington?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 13, 2018, 07:57 PM


I thought I saw you guys down that way. Did you come out from Wellington?

Yup we did.

Was that your truck and trailer? Psycho said he saw your Argo next to your house so he figured your house was all set.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 13, 2018, 09:28 PM
Yup we did.

Was that your truck and trailer? Psycho said he saw your Argo next to your house so he figured your house was all set.
Yes my truck n trailer...you must have snuck out without us seeing you!
I knew you would be out tonight sometime. Yes our house is all set just gotta bump to a flatter bottom area...Maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 14, 2018, 08:42 PM
 Bounced the house today...went surprisingly well with the snow softening up As the morning progressed. Got set up in 40 FOW chummed and started seeing lakers but skunked again. Had one come in like a missle but he only had the cut sucker in his mouth when I gave him the yank. Lost my bait twice like that. Day turned nice around 2 o’clock with bright sun and pleasant temps...left the lake at 3:30 to go clean up for Valentines dinner. After dinner at Newfound Inn went to Wally World for some curtain rods to hang over the bobhouse windows...sun was glaring as it went down in the West...need to block it out so I could see my camera. Back at it in the AM.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: onehitters21 on Feb 15, 2018, 05:30 AM
Good luck in the am
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 15, 2018, 10:05 AM
Seems like everyone is out of suckers today...at least that’s what the guy at Newfound Trading Post (small mart) says...  :'(
Trying our luck with live and cut large shiners today...


Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 15, 2018, 12:21 PM
A fine drizzle coming down now...not much going on with the lakers.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 15, 2018, 12:25 PM
A fine drizzle coming down now...not much going on with the lakers.

Still sounds much better than being at work! Hope you can chase away Pepe Le Pew shortly
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 15, 2018, 01:07 PM
Lol yup Pepe le pew is alive and well this week!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 15, 2018, 02:15 PM
Fishing tomorrow, lets see what that'll bring.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 15, 2018, 03:35 PM
Fishing tomorrow, lets see what that'll bring.
Good luck Jiggin...we’re taking the day off be back at it Saturday...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 16, 2018, 07:49 PM
2/16/2018

Warm, overcast day, low clouds kinda day. Really still in the morning, then rain for a while.

Ride out to the house was uneventful. No problems. Snow is starting to get reduced and didn't seem to have too much water underneath. You could travel with a snowmobile no problem but an ATV wouldn't have too many problems either (a little slower going)

Started the morning off fishing in the house, managed to catch one laker. Saved on propane, left the door open most of the morning except during the rain. In the afternoon i took a ride and fished outside. After talking to CH on the phone, she's been wanting to go back to her Hump, we called it CH's Hump, where she caught 10 lakers in one day. She's been saying we need to go there but We haven't been able to fish there in the last 3-4 or so years due to ice conditions....So today i decided to do . She was right all along, I ended up with 8 lakers and missed quite a few more, 2 were right at the hole. 

Late afternoon it got windy until i left around 7:30pm, cusk fish for a bit but got nothing.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 16, 2018, 08:05 PM
Some pics from today.

(https://s13.postimg.cc/lgit6hrsj/3_B07_F173-_F72_E-4_B11-9_EFF-94_D4635_C6_D25.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lgit6hrsj/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/swi2sa7s3/421419_A2-506_F-490_F-849_D-63719_C0_A6_D95.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/swi2sa7s3/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/n8bs1eiv7/825076_DB-0_F22-4_C97-_AD7_D-_E6_A117421_F2_C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n8bs1eiv7/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/6kk9yx3j7/8_F40704_D-5_E82-47_CC-_BD97-_B550_AB84_AB06.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6kk9yx3j7/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/sjqom2mxf/EF309860-04_A4-4_FFF-91_C9-523862_A44025.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/sjqom2mxf/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Feb 16, 2018, 08:47 PM
"CH's hump".....
Has a ring to it, Jiggin.  :)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 16, 2018, 08:57 PM
I guess it was hump day for you! If you fish the hump tomorrow, you can combine hump day with dump day! 
See you out there tomorrow!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Feb 17, 2018, 04:17 AM
J, Nice productive day on the lakers ! :)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 17, 2018, 04:09 PM
No skunk today! Very slow however...caught one laker on a tip up.
Not sure about this place we bumped to in 42 FOW.
Not many lakers on camera and when one does cruise through it's pretty small...maybe another bump in our near future... ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Feb 17, 2018, 06:43 PM
Productive day today with 3 lakers and a nice rainbow. Meat&metal caught the rainbow and then was buzzed by a low flying drone.
(https://s10.postimg.cc/40cutggo5/A7_EC9_BC8-7_D45-440_D-_BEAA-_FD0_EF57_A1_E19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/40cutggo5/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 17, 2018, 06:50 PM
2/17/2018

Got up early but still didn't make it to the lake before 6 am. Had a slow morning from a late night.

Again as soon as i put on the fish finder, marking lakers 2 - 4 at a time. I managed to get 5 lakers to take the board away from Laker Taker before CH got out. Tippin eventually caught up to 5 and it was a triple tie. I think Tippin closed out the day with 7 or 8 his PB (Congrats Tippin!) and Laker Taker caught up to him 8 or 9. I was only able to get another putting me up to 6 for the day, on my way to 70 for the season. CH got one and missed a few, no camera too deep.

Glad CH came out when she did cause i was using dead bait and had to retrieve one from a lakers mouth (normally i let them keep the bait) and reuse it, which caught me another laker.

Weather was unbelievable this morning. Sunny No wind and Cool, great day to get some Vitamin D. Flew the drone for a bit... :)

Great to hear Guinea's voice out there today.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 17, 2018, 06:51 PM
Productive day today with 3 lakers and a nice rainbow. Meat&metal caught the rainbow and then was buzzed by a low flying drone.
(https://s10.postimg.cc/40cutggo5/A7_EC9_BC8-7_D45-440_D-_BEAA-_FD0_EF57_A1_E19.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/40cutggo5/)
Nice bow! Was it a dark colored one or just a bad picture?  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 17, 2018, 07:12 PM
Congrats M&M on the Bow....nice one!

Would of like to come down for a visit but the bite was on today.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 17, 2018, 07:41 PM
Congrats on all the fish everyone caught today ! Like everyone it was really slow in morning...got a couple but had to really work for em. Started cooking lunch and then it all turned on..was in a fish off with lakertaker and Jiggin for awhile I think we were tied at 5 at one point...what a blast !
(https://s14.postimg.cc/7rivdphbh/5_D58_D9_A0-156_A-475_B-_AD98-_D47_A5_B7_B2245.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7rivdphbh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xn2lwx6al/5_F374_CEF-054_E-46_D8-_AAB9-_BFC6_AED04_F14.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xn2lwx6al/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/6chaoxqi5/659_D38_AB-400_E-4_F8_A-8299-_E12_A4_ADA2_E57.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6chaoxqi5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/rywb6bcbh/07_C653_A1-02_FD-47_DD-_A019-9_C78_D18_BB90_F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rywb6bcbh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/zevks656l/6_CE1_AEE9-1_E1_E-45_FA-9437-_A46_A05_A3_F1_FA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zevks656l/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 18, 2018, 07:27 AM
Nice bow! Was it a dark colored one or just a bad picture?  ;D

A black male lost a similar one at the same hole earlier. Caught it on a CH JawJacker.

Congrats M&M on the Bow....nice one!

Would of like to come down for a visit but the bite was on today.

Probably was just as well I would have had to sleep in my truck.

Thanks Captain for the invite always an adventure at "The Dark Side"


(https://s9.postimg.cc/mgmu30yq3/images_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mgmu30yq3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 18, 2018, 10:08 AM
Oh so that was Guinea’s voice yesterday!
If I’d known it was you I’d have given you a holler...you came through strong and clear on the walkie talkie but I didn’t catch your name.
Must have been close to us...next time!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 18, 2018, 05:59 PM
2/18/2018

Snowed out last night. Around 3-4" of powdery white stuff. Blazed a trail to the house across the lake. Holes didn't skim over much overnight, easy setting up this morning. Another day of saving propane. No wind in the morning till later then it picked up 20mph, blowing the snow down the lake.

Morning bite started out slow but then got steady. Marked fish on the fish finder all day.

Im really starting to like CH's hump, her lovey lady humps :) CH didn't come out today, she had some chores to take care of and wanted to give me some time to increase my numbers. She's pushing me to hit 100 lakers for this season. I managed to pull up 9 lakers today bringing my total past 70 for the season now. Had a quick celebration when i hit my 69th laker but that was short lived as # 70 came pretty quickly after.  :-[

Owned the board all day. No competition amongst the Circus like yesterday unfortunately.


Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Feb 18, 2018, 06:14 PM
Productive day today with 3 lakers and a nice rainbow. Meat&metal caught the rainbow and then was buzzed by a low flying drone.
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Congrats on the rainbow Denny 👍🏻    Buzzed by a drone or a  few wobbly pops ? 😏
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 18, 2018, 07:37 PM
Some pics from today


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Feb 19, 2018, 02:01 PM
Nice bow! Was it a dark colored one or just a bad picture?  ;D

Probably a little of both mowbizz.  ;)



Thanks Captain for the invite always an adventure at "The Dark Side"


Any time m&m, your always welcome on The Dark Side.


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 19, 2018, 06:34 PM
I didn't fished today but heard (and saw) there was a really nice laker caught today. :)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 19, 2018, 07:25 PM
I didn't fished today but heard (and saw) there was a really nice laker caught today. :)


Hmmmm...any details size wise? We’ll be out there tomorrow...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Digs on Feb 19, 2018, 08:09 PM

Hmmmm...any details size wise? We’ll be out there tomorrow...
16 lbs and 33 inches.... I saw a pic on Facebook it was a beast
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Feb 19, 2018, 08:15 PM
16 lbs and 33 inches.... I saw a pic on Facebook it was a beast

Wow, that’s a toad.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 19, 2018, 08:17 PM
16 lbs and 33 inches.... I saw a pic on Facebook it was a beast

Holy moly! What a pig!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: saintonionis on Feb 19, 2018, 08:26 PM
Wow I Wonder how many 2-4 pounders he had to go through before hooking that hog.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 19, 2018, 08:48 PM
Wow I Wonder how many 2-4 pounders he had to go through before hooking that hog.
Lol maybe he was using a 2-4 pounder for bait!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Feb 19, 2018, 09:25 PM
It was a beauty.  :flex:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 06:15 AM
Can someone post a link to this catch please?
Tried all the searches on FB but came up empty...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Bailbuster on Feb 20, 2018, 06:53 AM
It was on Ice fish NH
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 20, 2018, 07:01 AM
Still can not seem to find it, face book ice fish NH?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Digs on Feb 20, 2018, 07:44 AM
Can someone post a link to this catch please?
Tried all the searches on FB but came up empty...

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Digs on Feb 20, 2018, 08:06 AM
Still can not seem to find it, face book ice fish NH?
Ice fishing NH is the page
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 20, 2018, 08:40 AM
That is a toad! And it actually has some great color on it!

Anyone know if it got to swim away? Either way way to go for the person who caught it!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Digs on Feb 20, 2018, 08:52 AM
That is a toad! And it actually has some great color on it!

Anyone know if it got to swim away? Either way way to go for the person who caught it!

It'll be hanging on his wall
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 20, 2018, 09:40 AM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/5rbt6ncwl/4113_C874-2356-4407-_BDC5-_D6611_DA52462.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5rbt6ncwl/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: FishGuy603 on Feb 20, 2018, 11:17 AM
What a toad! I fished Newfound yesterday for the first time, it's a nice lake. I think the NH state record is also from there.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 11:38 AM
Nice! Thanks for posting pics!
Out here right now looking for his momma!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 20, 2018, 03:32 PM
Quick ice report.. went out off Wellington Beach today, everything was solid with water and slush on top, shore line was locked up tight. Also checked the access point just past Wellington and the boat launch at Wellington, both were solid with no issues. I will check again on Thursday.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 20, 2018, 04:01 PM
Thanks for the report YT
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Feb 20, 2018, 04:23 PM
Nice laker out of a beautiful lake !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 06:07 PM
No skunk today!
Shobizz jigged her 2nd laker ever...nice fatty too!
We bumped the house to a better bottom in 35 FOW and were seeing lakers all day. I got a late feeder just before quitting time on a tip up along with 2 chew n screws earlier.
Be out there tomorrow.
Big puddle at Wellington launch maybe 6” deep. I hope it doesn’t help to open the ice there...I was wondering if making a small hole would drain the puddle? I’ll leave it to the experts to decide.
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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 20, 2018, 07:11 PM
What a toad! I fished Newfound yesterday for the first time, it's a nice lake. I think the NH state record is also from there.

Yes the State Record for Lake Trout in NH is out of Newfound Lake, 39.50", 28 lbs. 8 oz. caught 4/24/1958 by Albert C. Staples from Mass.

I have the picture in my bobhouse as a reminder of what im looking for.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 20, 2018, 07:13 PM
Quick ice report.. went out off Wellington Beach today, everything was solid with water and slush on top, shore line was locked up tight. Also checked the access point just past Wellington and the boat launch at Wellington, both were solid with no issues. I will check again on Thursday.

Thank you YT125! Nice report.

For those that don't know, there is a vehicle access road onto the lake. It's just past Wellington State Park on the right, it drives down onto the beach area and then onto the lake.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 20, 2018, 07:16 PM
AWESOME SHOBIZZ!!! Congrats to you and a nice one at that! Nothing like jigging up a laker, so much fun.

Question: Was it on a jig stick or jig rod?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 07:22 PM
AWESOME SHOBIZZ!!! Congrats to you and a nice one at that! Nothing like jigging up a laker, so much fun.

Question: Was it on a jig stick or jig rod?

Jig stick! I have a couple of cheapo rod and reels but rarely use them...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 07:25 PM
Yes the State Record for Lake Trout in NH is out of Newfound Lake, 39.50", 28 lbs. 8 oz. caught 4/24/1958 by Albert C. Staples from Mass.

I have the picture in my bobhouse as a reminder of what im looking for.

Did Albert catch that record laker through the ice or trolling?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 20, 2018, 08:09 PM
Jig stick! I have a couple of cheapo rod and reels but rarely use them...

That is awesome! Was she all adrenaline shaky afterwords? That's what its all about, That rush.

Thanks for sharing and congrats again!

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 08:14 PM
That is awesome! Was she all adrenaline shaky afterwords? That's what its all about, That rush.

Thanks for sharing and congrats again!
Thanks! It was mayhem for a bit...she was so excited to see it come out of the hole she let it flop around on the floor and it got all tangled in her jig line! She was pumped for sure😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 20, 2018, 08:15 PM
That is awesome! Was she all adrenaline shaky afterwords? That's what its all about, That rush.

Thanks for sharing and congrats again!
Oops...double post.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 21, 2018, 03:54 PM
2/21/2018

Got to the lake and Mowbizz and Psycho were there unloading. Today was about mapping and putting out cusk lines which i did. See how they do.

Unbelievable day out weather wise. Saw temps of 60F and a slight warm breeze. After i left, it started to cloud up and drizzle. It was slush out there today as the snow was melting however the water was starting to evaporate and the ice was drying up in some areas. Otherwise there was some deep slush but nothing too bad. Wheelers and Snowmobiles should have no problems but will be a wet ride.

Ended up with 2 lakers on the motivator and lost quite a few...all were little lakers.

Tomorrow morning helping a nice couple and their daughter cut some holes for their daughters college experiment. Should be fun.

More later....

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 21, 2018, 05:08 PM
We got the skunk on this beautiful day but had fun despite the lakers not cooperating. Got a visit from Green Ghost and his partner (forgot his name already 😳)
I was bored by 2pm so we set our cusk lines and left...wet and slushy but I don’t believe we’re losing much ice. Hopefully the weather turns around to a more normal temperature soon.
Time for the 20 hour service  on the Argo tomorrow (oil and tranny fluid change) then go check the cusk lines.
Nice to see Jiggin and meet Psycho in the parking lot!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Feb 21, 2018, 05:10 PM
2/21/2018

Got to the lake and Mowbizz and Psycho were there unloading. Today was about mapping and putting out cusk lines which i did. See how they do.

Unbelievable day out weather wise. Saw temps of 60F and a slight warm breeze. After i left, it started to cloud up and drizzle. It was slush out there today as the snow was melting however the water was starting to evaporate and the ice was drying up in some areas. Otherwise there was some deep slush but nothing too bad. Wheelers and Snowmobiles should have no problems but will be a wet ride.

Ended up with 2 lakers on the motivator and lost quite a few...all were little lakers.

Tomorrow morning helping a nice couple and their daughter cut some holes for their daughters college experiment. Should be fun.

More later....

Jiggin thanks for the flashback "College Experiments".  ::)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 21, 2018, 06:10 PM
Just gots back from bumping my house, and what an adventure that was. Showed up to my house, and 3 of my tie down holes had opened up. Those, and the holes under my house had the swirls, and water was all around (hard to find a dry spot). So the 2.7 mile bump was on ! Got a little wet...nah a lot wet on the way, but travel was easy. Once I arrived there already was a bobhouse there so had to find  a new and high spot, so I found one with less water on the ice in about 42 feet of water on a shelf going to 109 ft of water!
Can’t wait to try it for derby. I saw lotsa surface water, and am glad I got to my house when I did...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 21, 2018, 07:37 PM
Wow! Glad you got to it when you did. I took a walk around to see how a few of the other houses off Wellington were doing and didn’t see any opened up holes...hopefully the weather takes a turn for the better now!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 22, 2018, 01:22 PM
Quick conditions report.. Went on off Wellington Beach this morning, shoreline was solid, about 2” of water on top of the ice with a skim layer of ice on top.. we headed to about 50 fow where are houses are.. 2 tie down holes were open a little but no issues.. we drilled a hole to find 20” of ice..  plenty. We pulled one house off at the winter access at the far corner of the beach.. rock solid! We also checked on the boat launch at Wellington and it was also rock solid.. should be all good for Newfound derby this weekend unless we have some crazy weather change.. Good luck to all this weekend!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Mascoma on Feb 22, 2018, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the report YT.

I'll be coming over the mountain this weekend with my 11yo, he's so excited.  Will be our first time on Newfound hardwater...

Good Luck Everyone!

Here's to good times for a great cause.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 22, 2018, 06:55 PM
2/22/2018

Pleasantly surprised the ice had dried up from last night. Ice creeper day.
Dropped my line down and within minutes caught one on the motivator. This continued all day until the end when I finally caught one jigging.
Ended the “day” w 11 Lakers. Checked my cusk lines had only some bait rape and some regeritated bait.
Bump 3 of them. Left 3 there.

Still out here and going home Sunday. Currently its beautiful out here. Quiet.



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Good luck to all this weekend. Stay safe.


Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 22, 2018, 08:07 PM
Jiggin , jealouse of your piece and quiet.. we will be out from tomorrow till Sunday
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Feb 22, 2018, 09:43 PM
Hey guys. My intention was to head up for the derby this weekend, but now have to work Saturday. So Sunday it is, bright and early.
Does anyone know if I can still get a Derby ticket first thing Sunday morning at headquarters, or does it have to be purchased before the derby starts??
Id like to get up there and setup WELL before dawn, then shoot over to the trailer to grab a ticket. Just seeing if that's legit or not.
Either way, I'll make a donation to a great cause, looking forward to great day on Newfound.
Thanks for any insight on this.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: TogueRogue on Feb 22, 2018, 10:24 PM
Not sure about getting tickets on Sunday but if your setup includes putting traps in then be aware that leaving traps unattended is illegal even if for a short period of time...plus putting your traps in prior to buying a ticket would technically be fishing for fish you intend to put in the derby and this would not be legit and unethical....just saying...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Feb 22, 2018, 10:49 PM
Not sure about getting tickets on Sunday but if your setup includes putting traps in then be aware that leaving traps unattended is illegal even if for a short period of time...plus putting your traps in prior to buying a ticket would technically be fishing for fish you intend to put in the derby and this would not be legit and unethical....just saying...
No, I'm totally aware of the rules and laws.
I just meant I was getting to my spot early and the hub setup and stuff. Then blast over to HQ, give my donation for a ticket so I could get in on the derby action, then go get lines in.
My question was do they normally sell tickets on sunday, or only on Saturday at the beginning of derby(meaning, is there a cutoff point). I usually can get them ahead  of time and don't have to worry about it, that's why I'm unsure of the answer.
Thanks for the heads though.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Mascoma on Feb 23, 2018, 05:19 AM
 I read in the rules/prizes pamphlet registration is till 1pm Saturday.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Feb 23, 2018, 06:02 AM
I read in the rules/prizes pamphlet registration is till 1pm Saturday.
Thank you very much Mascoma.
That's all I needed to know.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 23, 2018, 06:16 AM
They might be able to have one ready for you at Newfound Trading? That we you would already be registered.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 23, 2018, 07:51 PM
2/23/2018

Last night was just about perfect. No or low wind and cold. Had to bring in the bait to keep from freezing. Quiet except for the sound of the air raiders.
No cusk.

Woke up early and was planning to lay around till 7 am but at 6 am the rattle reel went off. From there it never stopped. Even had to Multi tasked during my morning dump. Prior to, I was hobbling around like a Penguin turtle heading hoping they would take a break biting and give me 15 mins.
Ended the day with an epic personal best 25 Lakers. 2 cusk so far. 
I kidded around about not letting CH come out till I hit 100 for the season. She came out when I hit 99 and was there to see me get # 100. Up to 110 for the season so far now.

CH managed to pull up 5 today. No camera. 

Today was a PJ’s day.

Weather wise it started out cloudy and warmed up to 34f. The started to sleet and rain. Raining now.

Laker Taker ended his day w 17 Lakers.

Epic day. Tomorrow we drop the camera.

Good luck every one attending the derby.

Be safe.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 23, 2018, 08:00 PM
2/23/2018

Last night was just about perfect. No or low wind and cold. Had to bring in the bait to keep from freezing. Quiet except for the sound of the air raiders.
No cusk.

Woke up early and was planning to lay around till 7 am but at 6 am the rattle reel went off. From there it never stopped. Even had to Multi tasked during my morning dump. Prior to, I was hobbling around like a Penguin turtle heading hoping they would take a break biting and give me 15 mins.
Ended the day with an epic personal best 25 Lakers. 2 cusk so far. 
I kidded around about not letting CH come out till I hit 100 for the season. She came out when I hit 99 and was there to see me get # 100. Up to 110 for the season so far now.

CH managed to pull up 5 today. No camera. 

Today was a PJ’s day.

Weather wise it started out cloudy and warmed up to 34f. The started to sleet and rain. Raining now.

Laker Taker ended his day w 17 Lakers.

Epic day. Tomorrow we drop the camera.

Good luck every one attending the derby.

Be safe.

Holy mackerel! 25 lakers, 17 lakers 5 with no camera...you are the rock stars of catching lakers on Newfound! Why no cameras?? Just to challenge yourselves?
One medium cusk for us today...no lakers☹️
Good luck to all in the derby! We have our ticket!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Feb 23, 2018, 09:01 PM
Jiggin...

Congrats on breaking the century mark.. what a season - and we are not even into March yet...

Good luck at the derby
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 23, 2018, 09:24 PM

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: saintonionis on Feb 24, 2018, 07:39 PM
Any big ones out of all those lake trout? Either way that’s a great outing.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Feb 24, 2018, 07:55 PM
Slow day today , saw a few bigger fish on camera and hooked into one and had it spit the hook . Blasted across the lake to visit with jiggin and watch him put on a clinic of catching lakers for about an hour and got to catch a beautiful newfound lake sunset! Back at it tomorrow
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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: shamogan on Feb 24, 2018, 08:42 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to Newfound Circus for welcoming my research team and I onto the lake on Thursday! The help getting the gear out there was very much appreciated! We got some great data that will help me in the process of developing a new sonar method that makes a high resolution "acoustic core" of bottom sediments. 

Our high frequency system detected lots of fish out there! Hope the derby is going well! Good luck!

Cheers!


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Feb 24, 2018, 09:45 PM
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Ended the day with an epic personal best 25 Lakers
:icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :flex: :clap:





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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 25, 2018, 09:23 AM
We gave up and called it quits this morning after checking cusk lines (empty) going to wait out the storm in front of the woodstove.

No derby prize for you Mowbizz and Shobizz! ☹️

Good luck to you diehards out there!
Hope someone from the circus makes some moola!

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 25, 2018, 03:42 PM
Great Nefound Derby... we did not have any success to speak of but enjoyed a great weekend.. 2 nights on the ice with great friends.. no fish but many stories.. PS: there are NO fish in Wellington Bay.. glad everyone had a good weekend!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: TogueRogue on Feb 25, 2018, 03:48 PM
Does anyone have the final results of the AVFD Derby?...Anyone on the circus post anything on the board?...TR
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: TogueRogue on Feb 25, 2018, 03:49 PM
Does anyone have the final results of the AVFD Derby?...Anyone on the circus post anything on the board?...TR
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Feb 25, 2018, 03:53 PM
I believe I saw a nice looking 13 # + laker caught today or yesterday.
Nice derby fish!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Feb 25, 2018, 04:55 PM
Ended the day with an epic personal best 25 Lakers

J, that is an awesome day ,congratz sir ! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 25, 2018, 05:03 PM
02/24 & 02/25/2018

What a weekend! Stayed out in the bobhouse Thursday and just got home today. Didn't board any fish but caught quite a few.

Saturday i decided that i wanted to catch lakers on a jig stick. Did that till shortly after 1 pm and switch back over to the Motorvator and Smelt and it was non-stop action again. Ended the day with 9 Lakers and CH jigged up 4.

Then took a break and visited the Dark Side.

The night was peaceful until early morning when the wind picked up. Up at 3 am to deal with a small cusk and at 6 am my rattle reel went off with a laker and that started my day. Ended the today with 20 lakers and CH with 1 she jigged up. Was trying to beat 25 and if i hooked all that i missed, it would of been well over my PB. We eventually ran out of time.

The rest of the weekend was a blur but very relaxing, peaceful and full of lakers. Unfortunately most were around 16" with a few over 19". I am up to 139 lakers for the season so far & shooting now for 150 by the end of the season.

i believe the winning fish for the derby was a 13 lbs laker and then a cusk. I think Laker Taker got 3rd place for Cusk. Tippin got his laker bumped off the board.

Now time for a shower and the use of a flushable toilet. Looking forward to stretching out in my bed tonight.



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 25, 2018, 05:07 PM
Great Nefound Derby... we did not have any success to speak of but enjoyed a great weekend.. 2 nights on the ice with great friends.. no fish but many stories.. PS: there are NO fish in Wellington Bay.. glad everyone had a good weekend!
Lol...no fish off Wellington launch either!
I’d like to know where the recent 15 pounder and the derby winner 13 pounder were caught!!! Deep, shallow, ??   
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Nitro16 on Feb 25, 2018, 05:15 PM
Lol...no fish off Wellington launch either!
I’d like to know where the recent 15 pounder and the derby winner 13 pounder were caught!!! Deep, shallow, ??
From what I see on Facebook the 13 pounder came off Whittemore point.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 25, 2018, 05:23 PM
From what I see on Facebook the 13 pounder came off Whittemore point.

Thanks! What Facebook site would that be?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Nitro16 on Feb 25, 2018, 05:32 PM
Thanks! What Facebook site would that be?
Ice fishing NH..... Someone asked for board results and someone posted a picture of the papers people had to fill out when checking out in fish. If it wasn't so hard to post pictures here I'd post the picture
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Mascoma on Feb 25, 2018, 05:36 PM
Back from derby, two long days with no fish & no flags. But, my 11yo son and I really tried hard.  We are walkers so after about 3 or 4 Miles pulling a kids sled loaded up I'm beat, lol.

 On saturday, in the AM I happen to glance up and  see a golf cart/4 wheeler with a ice shanty member flag. The folks waved as they went by us (right off the furthest island point from wellington beach). 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 25, 2018, 05:46 PM
Random pics.


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Dipstick on Feb 25, 2018, 07:16 PM
Yep, our 13.6 was in the whittemore area... That spot yeilded about20 + or -lakers Today, we lost a 10lb? In the hole, that really sucked. Was nice to see a few of the circus folks at the wheight in. I will try to post a pic
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Dipstick on Feb 25, 2018, 07:17 PM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/j9rheumlh/KIMG0081.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j9rheumlh/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Feb 25, 2018, 07:24 PM
That’s a great fish!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 25, 2018, 08:25 PM
(https://s18.postimg.cc/j9rheumlh/KIMG0081.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j9rheumlh/)

Very nice! Congrats!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 26, 2018, 07:42 AM
Had a great time doing derby this weekend..was able to keep a Laker on board all weekend,but got bumped off Sunday afternoon..
Highlights:
-new spot never fished before producing.
-weather cooperated somewhat.
-cusklines did well Sunday
-getting turned around on lake during snow storm checking cusklines..snow blind..thank god for navionics!
-newfound circus chatter
-staying out sat. Night (didn’t sleep much).
-the excitement of being on board.
-gathering at capt. Black sat night...always good to see that group.

Great time !
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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Brendog9 on Feb 26, 2018, 08:46 AM
Slow weekend for us over in the Hebron area. Tons of marks on the flasher but couldn't seal the deal. Someone from our group caught the winning cusk. We also had a 3.68 pickerel caught by someone else but that got bumped off the board.

Another great derby though, lots of laughs, food and drinks. Felt nice to get a normal night's sleep last night.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 26, 2018, 02:36 PM
2/26/2018

Went out to check on the house today. The lake is nice for traveling. Not much snow and slush. I expected worse.

Beautiful day out. Some wind but very warm and sunny. Great day to bounce around the lake hitting spots but I didn’t, just went out to bring home my cusk lines and see how everything was doing.

Saw a house being pulled off the lake. Glad they were using an Atv and not a truck as the boat launch going out.

Still a ton of ice on the lake and March fishing is upon us soon. Days like today would be awesome towards the end of March.

Looks like gonna have to build a bridge to get across and protect the boat launch.




(https://s13.postimg.cc/q6g6s53nn/259_A394_F-_C0_E3-41_E6-84_A2-5_D30_A6_D54_EC7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q6g6s53nn/)

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 26, 2018, 05:21 PM
2/26/2018

Went out to check on the house today. The lake is nice for traveling. Not much snow and slush. I expected worse.

Beautiful day out. Some wind but very warm and sunny. Great day to bounce around the lake hitting spots but I didn’t, just went out to bring home my cusk lines and see how everything was doing.

Saw a house being pulled off the lake. Glad they were using an Atv and not a truck as the boat launch going out.

Still a ton of ice on the lake and March fishing is upon us soon. Days like today would be awesome towards the end of March.

Looks like gonna have to build a bridge to get across and protect the boat


(https://s13.postimg.cc/q6g6s53nn/259_A394_F-_C0_E3-41_E6-84_A2-5_D30_A6_D54_EC7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q6g6s53nn/)

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Let us know so we can help with the bridge work party!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 27, 2018, 04:16 PM
Beautiful day out there and conditions perfect for wheeler travel or walking! Gave it a days rest and went out today. Skunkapalooza! 😀
Going to bump the house early tomorrow over towards the western shore of whittemore point as I have my brother coming out Friday and hope to let him see some lakers on the camera at least even If we can’t catch any...😖
Warm day and breezy. No holes or water on th surface. Wellington ramp looked the same. Had a nice gent come out and ask if we could help him pull his house off the lake and we took a few minutes at lunch time and got his house back to the parking lot with no trouble! Argos rule! 😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 27, 2018, 04:19 PM
Nice report mobizz....thancks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 28, 2018, 01:09 PM
Another video


Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Feb 28, 2018, 02:15 PM
Jiggin, another great video.. as always thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 28, 2018, 02:24 PM
Cool stuff! Hoping the new spot we bumped to this morning has more hungry lakers! Just bumped but didn't fish yet...other stuff to do today and tomorrow morning. Back out there in the crappy weather on Friday! hope it's not too crappy!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: shamogan on Feb 28, 2018, 05:20 PM
Hey everyone!

Looks like I need to go out and repeat my experiment again this weekend. We'll be up there on Saturday, so feel free to come say hi to us, we will be in the big orange tent
...and of course any help getting the gear transported out to the cite and back is very much appreciated.

Cheers!
Shannon
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 28, 2018, 06:51 PM
Decided to strategically bump house about 3 miles tonight....to get closer to the exit point at end of season. Got some crazy weather coming, tied her down good, made sure blocks were the largest I had so house wouldn’t blow of them with these high winds coming up...perfect night to do it, top inch was slush, and no wind. Met up with phyloPhil,jiggin, and lakertaker at my house after everyone was all set, and discussed strategy for end of season.....as always great times and laughs with buds.....good luck to all with houses out there !!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 28, 2018, 06:58 PM
Decided to strategically bump house about 3 miles tonight....to get closer to the exit point at end of season. Got some crazy weather coming, tied her down good, made sure blocks were the largest I had so house wouldn’t blow of them with these high winds coming up...perfect night to do it, top inch was slush, and no wind. Met up with phyloPhil,jiggin, and lakertaker at my house after everyone was all set, and discussed strategy for end of season.....as always great times and laughs with buds.....good luck to all with houses out there !!

Please keep us posted on the end of season strategy! We bumped our house this morning and plan to fish tomorrow afternoon and Friday if the weather is not too wild. Probably will be pulling the house off next week or
sooner??
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 28, 2018, 07:15 PM
2/28/2018

Checked the house, its all set but i did have one tie down hole opening up just a tad. Filled it with slush and put some more on my holes under the house just in case.

I see you bounced over to Whittemore side Mowbizz. If you go slightly north from where your at, you will see my yellow tie downs from where i left them and bounced to where i am now. I plan to bounce back on Sunday and hook back up to my tie downs so push over Mowbizz! Lol. Your getting some company (but not till Sunday). 

Boat launch is in bad shape.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 28, 2018, 07:26 PM
2/28/2018

Checked the house, its all set but i did have one tie down hole opening up just a tad. Filled it with slush and put some more on my holes under the house just in case.

I see you bounced over to Whittemore side Mowbizz. If you go slightly north from where your at, you will see my yellow tie downs from where i left them and bounced to where i am now. I plan to bounce back on Sunday and hook back up to my tie downs so push over Mowbizz! Lol. Your getting some company (but not till Sunday). 

Boat launch is in bad shape.


Lol we’ll be honored to be in such good company! See you this weekend!
 By the way I did see the area you are talking about where the snow had been plowed up all around...figured someone had been there. 😜
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Mar 01, 2018, 10:07 AM
I love the circus videos especially the ones with laker cam!
Thanks Jiggin for keeping me entertained now and through the summer months when I long for ice fishing!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 01, 2018, 06:34 PM
Went out for a few hours this afternoon after a docs appointment...conditio ns the same as yesterday on the lake (about an inch of corn slush on top of 14” of good ice)
Got a chew and screw on a tip up and no takers on the lakers but saw more on camera in a couple hours than in the last 2 weeks in the other spot. Taking my brother out tomorrow to introduce him to jigging for lake trout...no suckers to be had in the local bait shops...they say everyone’s out of them. Going to try something different and see how the fish react.
If it’s successful I’ll post about it...if not 😡
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: redneckfisherman5 on Mar 01, 2018, 09:25 PM
Be careful at the Wellington ramp underneath the foot of water and broken up ice is some holes the size of 55 gallon trash cans, you can still get on to the right of the ramp or to the left . Tomorrow will be a deffinately hurting on the ramp and probbaly make it just about done for . Best of luck to who ever has shacks out there still, weathers needs to turn
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 01, 2018, 09:45 PM
Be careful at the Wellington ramp underneath the foot of water and broken up ice is some holes the size of 55 gallon trash cans, you can still get on to the right of the ramp or to the left . Tomorrow will be a deffinately hurting on the ramp and probbaly make it just about done for . Best of luck to who ever has shacks out there still, weathers needs to turn

Yeah I got on and off okay by going right on the way out and I tried the other side coming back with no problems. I’m going to be out there tomorrow to ride out the storm and see what it does to the ice. Ramp is toast as we all know. Maybe I’ll have to test the Argo’s boating abilities!😬
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: BerrysBait on Mar 02, 2018, 07:13 AM
If anyone is still in need of suckers I have plenty at our shop in New Durham on Berry Road.

We are loaded up with a couple hundred 4-8 inch suckers and a pile of 10-14 inch suckers.. We have a tank full of Smelt and 2 tanks of Shiners Med/Large Golden’s & Small Redfins

Find us on Facebook @Berry’s Bait
Or call @ 603-817-0328.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 02, 2018, 10:53 AM
Quick mid-day update on conditions here on Newfound...snowed earlier then had a couple hours of rain and very little wind surprisingly. No huge downpours and now the wind is picking up a bit and rain stopped for now.
I think we made out pretty good with the storm up here.
My daughter is on the coast in Hampton and she says it’s wild there with the power going out a little while ago. I’ll Report later too.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: SHaRPS on Mar 02, 2018, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the update Mowbizz. Hoping it stays quite up there for a weekend trip. I do have a plank though!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 02, 2018, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the update Mowbizz. Hoping it stays quite up there for a weekend trip. I do have a plank though!

You’re welcome!
Here’s a few pics of the conditions right now...started spitting light rain with a few wind gusts. Slush has actually hardened up so you can walk on top. Seen a half dozen lakers on cam but nobody’s feeding yet!
(https://s18.postimg.cc/ahnfgzpb9/3_A809523-_A57_C-4176-81_BA-6_ADA5880_F188.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ahnfgzpb9/)

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 02, 2018, 12:08 PM
Some serious gusting happening now...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: SHaRPS on Mar 02, 2018, 12:24 PM
I am in RI, you should see it here!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 02, 2018, 12:28 PM
I am in RI, you should see it here!

I believe you!😳
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 02, 2018, 02:24 PM
Boat launch is porked. Think I need to build a bridge for this weekend.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/y59ppcniz/AA02_CEC0-_F60_D-4_E28-_BEE9-919_AD572266_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/y59ppcniz/)

(https://s17.postimg.cc/4rdz9hxl7/87_D0_DFF5-8601-4_BF7-91_A2-7_A70_C21_ADCCD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4rdz9hxl7/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 02, 2018, 03:08 PM
Jiggin and I believe laker taker houses are high n dry but in puddles.
Tippin I don’t know where your house is?
No holes opened up anywhere!

(https://s18.postimg.cc/bvopn5zph/4_DE0_D063-0_A3_B-4074-_A3_A9-_A945_DA2_D67_AC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bvopn5zph/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/l3gy3vtx1/DAAF1_EFF-8_DC1-45_B9-_B76_A-6_A011_D101432.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/l3gy3vtx1/)

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: SHaRPS on Mar 02, 2018, 03:35 PM
Storm should be over soon other than high winds. Hopefully all of the NH big lakes held onto the ice they had before the storm!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 02, 2018, 05:47 PM
3/02/2018

Went home and grab my planks and cross pieces. With the help of Psycho, Laker Taker, Tippin and Mowbizz we were able to put the bridge together and string it across the open water / cruddy ice.

Hopefully no one will use this bridge for removing houses or driving cars / trucks across. It is ONLY intended for foot travel, snowmobiles and ATV's so we can continue to fish and more importantly to get off the ice at the end of the day.

All are welcome to use this bridge but again, we purposely sized it for ONLY for foot travel, snowmobiles and ATV's.

Thanks guys for the help! Good work, Appreciate it.


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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Mar 02, 2018, 07:15 PM
Well done, boyz!  :flex:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 03, 2018, 07:38 PM
3/3/2018

The bridge seemed to work out well for those on ATV's this morning. I took the Argo around to prevent damage to the ice.

Was surprised that i needed creepers as the top of the ice was hard. Not till later in the day did the top layer get soft around 2 pm. Got to the house and there was almost ankle deep water on the underneath and the south side of the house. North side was tight.
Windy today, approached 20 mph. Warm around 40F but the wind chill kept it slightly below freezing.

Cooked a pork tenderloin on the grill for lunch.

Ended up having a fish off with Laker Taker today as it seemed the rest of the lake was slow. Caught 2 lakers then Laker Taker caught up and passed me by 3, then 4 and then 5. I managed to catch up and tied him at 6 each but then was able to get another bringing me up to 7 for the day. Only need 4 more to hit 150 lakers for the season.

Ended up pulling Laker Takers ATV to shore, it wouldn't start and bumped Ladybugs and Jonesy house outta a big water hole. Ice is going fast but still had 16". Bumped the house off the holes before i left, tied it down but left it on the ice not jacked up on blocks. Tomorrow i'll fish in it then bounce it to Whittemore point, back where it was before i moved to where i am now. Hate to leave CH's hump but gotta start thinking about being a bit closer to an exit just in case. Hoping to finish out the season with the house on Newfound.

I believe the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering team went back out again today. It was windy yet they still did their work, gotta hand it to them, they did good. Also hope it went well for them and they got what they needed for data.

Harry the Bald Eagle was watching Laker Taker and i, waiting for us to chuck out a fish. He did have a couple of Sucker remains that seemed to keep him occupied while waiting for a fish from us.     

More tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Will I am on Mar 03, 2018, 07:44 PM
Be up in morning best way off the lake with the house?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 03, 2018, 08:03 PM
Be up in morning best way off the lake with the house?

How big and where is it located?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Will I am on Mar 04, 2018, 09:08 AM
10 x 12 and it is by Wellington.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Fishermen on Mar 04, 2018, 10:27 AM
First off hope all is good second off thanks to the guys that spent there time and efforts for putting that bridge together to help others and not only them self's out and because of your efforts it allowed myself and uncle to enjoy the day out thanks
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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Mar 04, 2018, 02:10 PM
J, 150 lakers is a good season ! congratz
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Chefmike64 on Mar 04, 2018, 03:16 PM
How are the conditions getting on the ice? Trying to go out on Tuesday
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 04, 2018, 06:11 PM
3/4/2018

Got up early but took my time getting to the lake. Yesterday before I left, I bumped my house over just to get it off the holes.
The ice was fairly hard until later in the afternoon which soften the top layer. Was a little windy so the soft ice acted like a drag or break when I finally went to bounce my house to whittemoore point. Hated to leave CH's hump but need to start migrating back close to an exit point.

I was able to get 6 lakers today which put me at 151 lakers for the season. They were hitting on a kastmaster and smelt. Nice to jig them up instead of the spring line.  Pasted Laker Taker for the season ( he's stuck at 149) and now the first person to break 150. Good day. Sorry Laker Taker.

The boat launch is holding up but not sure for how much longer. You have to use the bridge we built to get on and off the launch. We left it there so we can check houses on Tuesday or weds. We might need to move it over as the ice turns cruddy.
Easiest place to remove bob houses would be at the foot of the lake and not the launch. Eventually that's where I will probably exit from unless the weather shifts. I plan to hopefully get another 2 weeks w the bobhouse on the lake. Still plenty of ice but it's going fast. The edges is what we need to keep an eye on.

Sad the season is coming to a close so quickly.

More later.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Mar 05, 2018, 05:31 AM

Congrats on breaking 150...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 05, 2018, 12:12 PM
Shobizz and I pulled the house off this morning.
When Jiggin says “it’s going fast” that was enough for us! Been crappy fishing for us anyways...no lakers in the last 3 outings 😖
We checked out Wellington but now it appears there is a lot more “open” water at the launch. Wasn’t going to risk having the bobhouse tip over with one runner on the ice and th other over what appeared to be dark open water. So off to Cummings beach to see if that was a possibility...
Dropped the house after attempting to haul it up that steep incline with the Argo and almost got it up until I started losing traction in the deeper snow at the top. Backed down the hill and left the house on the beach.
Ran back to Wellington to fetch the truck and trailer then hauled the house up to the parking lot with the truck.
Winched the house onto the trailer, loaded the Argo and off we went for some breakfast! Was a fun season while it lasted! Be careful out there as it appears the beach at the foot of the lake is losing its edges too.
Too bad the state won’t put up signs for the derby to ban trucks and road vehicles from using the launch. It really roached access for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 05, 2018, 08:40 PM
3/5/2018

While at work today got a message from Tippin he was going to go out and check the edges around the lake. After hearing his report and up coming weather forecast, we all decided it was probably best to take the houses off and finish up with the portables.

Tippin and I unloaded our houses and then went back out and started hauling to the foot of the lake. Took Ladybugs and Jonesy house first then ours to the foot of the lake. Travel was easy and smooth, a couple of soft spots but nothing bad. Boat launch was toast and we'll need to remove the bridge later this week if not tomorrow. I agree with Mowbizz, i do wish they would shut the launch down to cars and trucks. We do have a vehicle access for trucks and cars just a bit down the road from Wellington but even when i suggested to folks to use it, they just drive right out on the launch. Of course those that do aren't any where around to help remove houses, nor build bridges etc etc to help out...all about themselves and what is easy for them at that time so it seems. It is what it is.

We took my house, Tippin's house, Laker Takers, Ladybugs and Jonesy house home tonight. Just got done. Tomorrow we'll go back and take care of Psycho's and Redfins house. Fish Hunter stopped by with his boy as they removed their house from Wellington parking lot and helped out. I think Frog and DaJew took theirs off too.

Sad sad day but still fun. Rest of the season is in the portable or open ice. I think anyone looking to go out should probably consider launching from Cummins beach or the foot of the lake. Still plenty of ice, just getting on is gonna get tricky. Maybe i can bounce the bridge over a bit and continue to use it instead of bring it home. We'll see......

More later.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Mar 06, 2018, 04:51 AM

Sorry to hear the big top is starting to come down...  though at greater than 150 lakers the ring master has had quite a season.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 06, 2018, 07:41 AM
3/5/2018

While at work today got a message from Tippin he was going to go out and check the edges around the lake. After hearing his report and up coming weather forecast, we all decided it was probably best to take the houses off and finish up with the portables.

Tippin and I unloaded our houses and then went back out and started hauling to the foot of the lake. Took Ladybugs and Jonesy house first then ours to the foot of the lake. Travel was easy and smooth, a couple of soft spots but nothing bad. Boat launch was toast and we'll need to remove the bridge later this week if not tomorrow. I agree with Mowbizz, i do wish they would shut the launch down to cars and trucks. We do have a vehicle access for trucks and cars just a bit down the road from Wellington but even when i suggested to folks to use it, they just drive right out on the launch. Of course those that do aren't any where around to help remove houses, nor build bridges etc etc to help out...all about themselves and what is easy for them at that time so it seems. It is what it is.

We took my house, Tippin's house, Laker Takers, Ladybugs and Jonesy house home tonight. Just got done. Tomorrow we'll go back and take care of Psycho's and Redfins house. Fish Hunter stopped by with his boy as they removed their house from Wellington parking lot and helped out. I think Frog and DaJew took theirs off too.

Sad sad day but still fun. Rest of the season is in the portable or open ice. I think anyone looking to go out should probably consider launching from Cummins beach or the foot of the lake. Still plenty of ice, just getting on is gonna get tricky. Maybe i can bounce the bridge over a bit and continue to use it instead of bring it home. We'll see......

More later.

Wow that happened quickl! I guess we made a good call based on the fact that you and the others know the lake better than most! That old hardside dilemma of knowing when to hold em and when to fold em! I believe common sense ruled the day...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 06, 2018, 11:57 AM
Wow that happened quickl! I guess we made a good call based on the fact that you and the others know the lake better than most! That old hardside dilemma of knowing when to hold em and when to fold em! I believe common sense ruled the day...

Thanks Mowbizz, sorry we didnt get a chance to fish next to each other. Would of been fun. Yup, Tippin sounded the alarm and after some thoughts, he was right. Get moving while the moving is still good.
Originally i was thinking with the snow coming, that might have been a saving grace. The snow would protect the ice from melting (it would have to melt first) and insulate the ice too. But then Tippin mentioned the amount of snow both Weds and Possible Sunday. Much more than i expected. A good call by Tippin.

It was a late night last night and we still have a few more houses to pull off tonight but it'll be fun. Its always easier doing this together than alone. Again, I'd like to thank all that helped out last night, a team effort.

Btw, my season isn't over, it just changed from Hard Side to Portable and possibly other lakes later.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 06, 2018, 12:13 PM
Thanks Mowbizz, sorry we didnt get a chance to fish next to each other. Would of been fun. Yup, Tippin sounded the alarm and after some thoughts, he was right. Get moving while the moving is still good.
Originally i was thinking with the snow coming, that might have been a saving grace. The snow would protect the ice from melting (it would have to melt first) and insulate the ice too. But then Tippin mentioned the amount of snow both Weds and Possible Sunday. Much more than i expected. A good call by Tippin.

It was a late night last night and we still have a few more houses to pull off tonight but it'll be fun. Its always easier doing this together than alone. Again, I'd like to thank all that helped out last night, a team effort.

Btw, my season isn't over, it just changed from Hard Side to Portable and possibly other lakes later.

Yes, it would have been fun fishing next to the "Master"
Give me a holler if you need help tonight. I cant use the Argo cause I busted the windshield support arms when taking it off my trailer yesterday (hard landing snapped the plastic pins at the bottom of the support.  I can help pushing and pulling houses onto trailers! Hate to see you out there with not enough help! I'll PM my number.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 06, 2018, 06:27 PM
Thanks Mowbizz. Glad to have you in the Circus. Sorry to hear about the Argo. I wish you would of waited for us so we could of helped you load the house. Remember that for next year. We work together so it makes it easier for everyone.

Tonight we loaded Psycho's and Redfin's house. All easy peasy with enough help from Tippin, Laker Taker, Redfin and Psycho. More the merrier and easier. Good work guys. Delivered the houses to their home and all done.

Tomorrow after work I plan to bump the bridge over hopefully before too much snow fall so it can be used this weekend for foot travel, ATV's and Snowmobiles. I don't ride my Argo on it, i should be able to drive around and get onto the ice.

Learned today that we had several Personal Bests this season, Psycho got 30 lakers for the season, his best. Butterfly got her Personal Best for the season, Redfin got his Personal Best for the season, Laker Taker is still stuck at 149 :) but his Personal Best for the season, Tippin also got his Personal Best for the season. Sounds like it was a Personal Best season but CH is still behind. She is stuck at 23 Lakers but her Personal Best is 24 so she needs 1 more to tie and 2 to receive her Personal Best. Hoping she'll go out this weekend with me in the portable. If the snow storm is bad Thursday, i might drag her out with me.

I'll try to post up some videos or pictures of removing the house. Always a good time.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 07, 2018, 07:29 AM
Thanks Mowbizz. Glad to have you in the Circus. Sorry to hear about the Argo. I wish you would of waited for us so we could of helped you load the house. Remember that for next year. We work together so it makes it easier for everyone.

Tonight we loaded Psycho's and Redfin's house. All easy peasy with enough help from Tippin, Laker Taker, Redfin and Psycho. More the merrier and easier. Good work guys. Delivered the houses to their home and all done.

Tomorrow after work I plan to bump the bridge over hopefully before too much snow fall so it can be used this weekend for foot travel, ATV's and Snowmobiles. I don't ride my Argo on it, i should be able to drive around and get onto the ice.

Learned today that we had several Personal Bests this season, Psycho got 30 lakers for the season, his best. Butterfly got her Personal Best for the season, Redfin got his Personal Best for the season, Laker Taker is still stuck at 149 :) but his Personal Best for the season, Tippin also got his Personal Best for the season. Sounds like it was a Personal Best season but CH is still behind. She is stuck at 23 Lakers but her Personal Best is 24 so she needs 1 more to tie and 2 to receive her Personal Best. Hoping she'll go out this weekend with me in the portable. If the snow storm is bad Thursday, i might drag her out with me.

I'll try to post up some videos or pictures of removing the house. Always a good time.
We didn’t keep strict tabs on them but looking back Shobizz jigged up 2, her personal best, and I caught 6 which was also my PB for a season.
(Not counting the old days when there may have been a dozen or so during a season all on tipups with smelt) still trying to figure out the jigging thang...😜
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 07, 2018, 06:21 PM
3/7/2018

After work today, Tippin and I moved the bridge at Wellington over to better ice. Where it was was starting to get thin. Moved it more to the right of the launch if your facing the lake. Might have to shovel it out after this snow storm.

Should be all set for anyone wanting to fish this weekend, still plenty of ice on the lake. Other access points could be Cummins beach and the foot of the lake but not sure what this snow storm will bring in terms of amount of snow and ease of access.

I plan on portabling this weekend if the wind isn't too bad. If it is, ill fish outside.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 08, 2018, 05:20 PM
3/8/2018

Well, we got around 13" of snow this morning so after i plowed out our door yard, then my daughters and then Laker Takers, I came home filled up the wood box for CH had some lunch then and went fishing. Didn't get out till around 1:30 pm.

Wellington was not plowed out but didn't have any problems getting into the boat launch in 4x4. Had the parking lot to myself and as far as I could tell, the lake too. Some wind, my guess around 9 - 10 mph so i used the Argo for a wind block. Launch was covers in snow but you could see the wet spots. Bridged looked good although i didn't use it. Should be all set for the weekend. It's to the right of the launch as your facing the lake.

After jigging with the jig stick, i decided to try to use my jig rod and reel. I missed 2 right off the bat when i switch over. Had to set the hook to the moon then finially hooked up but just barley. Came off as soon as i got it on the ice. Im using a 38" HT Laker Pro rod, Med - Heavy with a Shimano Bait runner reel. Fun but takes some getting used to. Like i said i had to set the hook to the moon then reel down. At least i didn't throw the rod and start hand lining them up. I'll get the hang of it.

Ended the day with 2 lakers bringing my total up to 153 for the season. Now hoping to hit 175 before end of March.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 08, 2018, 06:06 PM

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 08, 2018, 08:32 PM
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That’s the way to get it done Jiggin!
LMAO at throwing the pole down and hand lining it...😀
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 09, 2018, 01:00 PM
You Newfound Lake Circus folks have been busy between getting shanties/bob houses off the ice surface, building a bridge to help access the ice and fishing. Jiggin congratulations on the high total of lake trout caught this season all the time you put in each season paid off big this year. :clap: :clap: :bow:
 Thank you to all who post in this thread enjoy reading about your activities .
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 10, 2018, 07:03 PM
3/10/2018

CH and i headed out this morning and met up with Psycho and Butterfly. Boat launch is still porked but the bridge worked for the wheeler and snowmobile. I took the side path with no problems but its very wet. Not too cold today until the wind started blowing. We got some good gusts today. It snowed on and off some too.

Headed out to where we left off last week. Got the portable all set up in what seemed like recorder time including the underwater camera with CH's help. Sorta like a Nascar pit crew (kinda but really nothing like it actually). Good work gurl.

While we were setting up, CH's tip up went off but she lost it. Seen quite a few lakers until the 11 am to 1 pm lull. After that they seemed to be "shopping" around between Psycho / Butterfly's portable and our's.

Tip up holes kept getting snow blown filled and thats how CH lost her 2nd laker. While i was skimming her tip up hole out, i grabbed her line to move it out of the way and i could feel some weight on it so i gave her line back to her. When the fish ran, she set the hook and broke the line somewhere between the swivel and sinker..... Bummer. She lost another on her jig stick later that i got on video.  ;D

It was CH's and Psycho's day. They ended up having a fish off, Psycho caught up to her but couldn't pull the last one out of his Arse to take the win, nor could CH. They tied at 3 a piece. Butterfly and I tied at Zero each.....

Saw some folks flying a Kite, skiing behind it. Huge kites. Pretty cool. I think we had to lake to ourselves, certainly where we fished we did. Really surreal   looking around and not seeing anyones houses out or fishing. Quiet.

Back at it in the morning.

#NotDoneYet

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 11, 2018, 06:45 PM
3/11/2018

Beautiful sunrise this morning. Sky was all red like on fire. Not much wind and wasn't too cold.

Met up with Laker Taker this morning and headed back to the same spot. Although i wanted to venture to a different area of the lake, he talked me into going back. I didn't want to fish in exactly the same spot, so we moved north a bit. Turned out we had to move the portable cause we set up right on top of some big rocks. Back to the same spot we went.

Slow day fishing, saw lakers "shopping" but wouldn't take. Laker Taker got his 150th while i was out tending to a lost laker on a Tip up. Congrats Laker Taker. Welcome to the 150 club.

Funny today, we had a small laker hanging with a bigger laker. The little laker was all excited about hitting our jigs. Back and forth he would go between us almost hitting the jigs several times until the bigger laker came in an chased the little one away. We were thinking it was a mother and baby the way they acted. Like a Little kid wanting something while mother protected the kid thwarting him off from biting. This went on for a little while. Pretty funny.

We ended the day with 2 lakers each. Im managing to just stay ahead of him:

Laker Taker = 151
Jigging = 155

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Fishermen on Mar 15, 2018, 06:42 PM
Anyone still fishing new found
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 16, 2018, 11:33 AM
Anyone still fishing new found

Yes, i plan on going till the end providing i can still get on. I'll stop by today to check on the bridge. It's been below freezing at night this week so I'm assuming it'll be fine, fine, fine.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 16, 2018, 03:48 PM
Just went by the lake and the wind is WICKED WICKED WICKED!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 17, 2018, 05:41 PM
3/17/2018

Happy St. Paddy's day everyone!

Laker Taker and I ventured out today. Headed up the lake before it got too windy to get the portable set up. We decided to hide on the West side of the lake to get out of the North West wind expected today. Glad we did cause the wind was whipping....but where we were, it wasn't that bad. Used the Argo and wheeler to help block the wind as well.

We only had a couple of Lakers come through which only one hit our jigs. It went back and forth between us for quite a while and finially hit Laker Takers jig. He got one today and I got skunked...he's catching up on me.

Ribeye for lunch, nice day in the portable. Actually too warm.

The boat launch was frozen and able to cross without breaking through. Think i took my bobhouse home too soon. :(

Back at it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 18, 2018, 07:11 PM
3/18/2018

Nice day although colder than yesterday but not as windy....it was windy but not as bad as yesterday.

Decided to hit the west side again today but a bit further north near a point. Got into 30fow and fairly flat with a hard pack bottom. Not much dust when pounding bottom.

Laker Taker ended up with 4, I got 1, Tippin i think got 3 and Psycho ended the day with 7 I believe last I knew. He was on Fire and ruled the board coming back from behind. Nice work Psycho!

Still plenty of ice on the lake with the snow protecting it from melting. The launch was still frozen and i was able to drive across without breaking it up. Hindsight, should of left the bobhouse on the lake :( and would be able to remove from the boat launch. Oh well, still able to bounce around in the portable. Hitting spots i probably wouldn't hit if the house was still out.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 24, 2018, 07:28 PM
3/24/2018

CH and I headed out today to get her caught up to her best....she needs 2 more to tie her personal best.

Got to our spot and put out 2 tipups then set up the portable. After getting the portable set up, flag went off and CH was able to get 1. Saw lakers on the camera but mostly chum eaters. Normally I don't put out much chum if any but today decided to. Mistake......
I was able to pull up one and when i got him on the ice, he puked up 2 big smelt. 1 from my jig and the other I realized from CH's tip up. Apparently he ate her smelt on her tipup, we didn't see the flag (too close to the portable) and the laker came over and hit my jig. It must of been real hungry. It really should of been hers but i got it instead. Should of paid more attention to our tipups.

Nice day and i don't think anyone got skunked today. Breezy but not too bad. In the afternoon the wind died down and it was great. Very little propane used today. Still 16" of ice on the lake. Launch access seemed good, frozen this morning but seemed to be getting soft in the afternoon. Bridge is still in place.

Back at it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 25, 2018, 07:34 PM
2/25/2018

CH and I went a bit north of where we were yesterday, in 35fow. Wind seem to be less than yesterday and at times when it stopped it was pretty warm out. Today CH was able to beat her all time season best catching 5 lakers today bringing her total up to 32 lakers for the season. Tippin ruled the board with 6 but CH was doing her best to catch up, unfortunately couldn't pull it off.
I got skunked :(

CH made us some english muffins with eggs, cheddar cheese and sausage. Hit the spot later in the morning to kill our hunger pains.

We fished outside of the portable for a while in deeper water but got nothing. All were caught on smelt, nothing on sucker meat.

Last weekend approaching.......

some pics of CH's fish

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CH's ice hole...........

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 27, 2018, 05:37 AM
CH doing what she does....

On her way to her personal best season.



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Mar 27, 2018, 05:43 AM
Congrats to you both on your seasons...

Thanks for the vid.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Mar 27, 2018, 06:14 AM
Nice video Jiggn.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Mar 27, 2018, 04:30 PM
Thank you for the video Jiggin. Congratulations to CH and you on both setting new personal best records on lake trout caught in one ice fishing season.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 30, 2018, 07:32 PM
3/30/2018

Rough start to the day. Got the Argo loaded and decided to go across some open water to get onto the ice. Deeper than i thought and it wouldn't climb onto the ice. It did float though but with the tracks not touching the bottom it didn't want to move too well. Eventually i got it to back up and onto shore but ended up breaking one of the 4 chains (to the 2 rear tires on one side). Had it in low gear and didn't put it back to high gear while giving it throttle. Low gear is only for doing tight donuts, turn on a dime. My bad. Will need to fix that this summer.

Went back home to get the wheeler and back onto the ice around 10:30 am after transferring ice fishing stuff from one trailer to the next.

The bridge is holding up nicely. Was very foggy on the ice and no wind until the afternoon when the wind picked up. Was a warm wind so not bad. Hit 4 different spots today bouncing around the lake. Ended the day with 4 lakers and missed 2. No camera today, just the fish finder to keep things simples.

Tomorrow is the end of Lake Trout season. The Newfound Circus will get together tomorrow for a last Hurrah!

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Mar 31, 2018, 04:55 AM
J, Enjoy the last 'hurrah" for the circus !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 31, 2018, 01:24 PM
Jiggin, sorry about the broken chain! I’ve read the best way to get up on the ice from water is in reverse as the engine weight is all in the front and
Ice cleats help too. They sell them as a kit to add to the rubber tracks.
Congrats on a stellar season!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 31, 2018, 05:16 PM
03/31/2018

WOW What a season ender.......

Stopped at my bait box to clean it out this morning on the way to the lake......grabbed the rest of my suckers, smelt and redfins to pass out.

Bridge held up nice overnight and was able to get across no problems, met up with Psycho and set up in 35fow. Tippin was the first on the board today while Laker Taker bounced around the lake. We saw them but couldn't get them to commit.

Just before noon we heard Laker Taker say on the radio he just pulled up a 33"er. He brought it over to show us before takin it in for a certified scale weight at Newfound Grocery store. It was all there, nice laker! After the official weight, it was 13.75lbs. Nice Lake Trout!

Great way to end his season, We were both tied at 163 each and then he broke the tie with this laker putting him at 164. Way to end your season ol buddy! Welcome to the over 10'lber (double digit) club too. You certainly deserved and earned it.

Shared plenty of good food and laughs today talking about our Epic Season. Everyone did well this year with personal bests and I think it had to do with having good ice that allowed up to travel to places we haven't been able to get to over the last several years.

Sunburnt a bit today....warm wind and warm weather. Great friendship and good times. Sad but really nice to see everyone together as it started. Smiles....

On the way back to the bridge, the ice let go. Psycho and Tippin went through in 4' of water (not on their wheeler) but while walking up to it to check it.
We readjusted the bridge and helped everyone over the bridge walking then carryed stuff across to lighten the load. Then the wheelers and sleds went over. Not bad, Bridge sank down on the deep end and was solid coming back onto the launch. Good team work right up till the end!

Want to thank everyone on the Newfound Circus for being a part. What fun and adventure....all the while doing it together in some form. This was our EPIC season that we will talk about for a while. You had to be there.......
Thanks too to all those that contributed to this thread...it makes for a good read I think. I hope you all liked it. Till next season...............

That concludes our Newfound Circus Season 2018. It's in the books (and videos). Stay tuned for more videos from this season during the summer.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Mar 31, 2018, 05:52 PM
Wow! Congrats Laker Taker! What a beauty! Any pics of the whopper?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Mar 31, 2018, 06:51 PM
Laker Taker's Trophy

(https://s14.postimg.cc/cd1zqt4jh/IMG_6676.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cd1zqt4jh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/ph7k3ic0t/IMG_6677.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ph7k3ic0t/)

Great Season Buddy!

(https://s14.postimg.cc/967g76rt9/IMG_6678.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/967g76rt9/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Mar 31, 2018, 07:13 PM
Thanks to everyone that takes time to post on this thread, it’s great to have a group of folks to keep us posted on conditions, weather as well as ideas and suggestions. I probably check the thread everyday to hear the stories and get updates. Good luck to all on the soft water! I’ll be looking forward to fishing the deep blue ocean this summer! Thanks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Mar 31, 2018, 09:26 PM
You guys are hard core!
Huge Congrats, Laker Taker on both your season and last laker of.
You did alright too, Jiggin!  ;)
Nice job getting everyone off the ice albeit a couple wet ones. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DRAGIN on Apr 01, 2018, 04:44 AM
All I can say is WOW, what  beauty! Congrats L T. 

Really missed being part of the circus this season. Hope to be back next year.

To all a good and safe Summer.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: sebago2jigtima on Apr 01, 2018, 05:31 AM
wow, what a hog ! way to go out with a BANG  :o
 that s why they call u laker taker
 congrats to all of the circus on a great season
tim  ;)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: jibbs on Apr 01, 2018, 05:59 AM
Giant for sure..glad you had a great season..seems like it just started ..thanks for the posts and take care..jibbs
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ChiselHead2012 on Apr 01, 2018, 07:29 AM

He brought it over to show us before takin it in for a certified scale weight at Newfound Grocery store. It was all there, nice laker! After the official weight, it was 13.75lbs. Nice Lake Trout!


Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: winnisquamtrout on Apr 01, 2018, 08:18 AM
Jealous much......Nice catch!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: iceman260 on Apr 01, 2018, 08:31 AM
Nice laker, great way to end a season.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Apr 01, 2018, 10:07 AM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.

As a possible one in a lifetime catch, I have no problem with anyone keeping a trophy fish like this.
Only a “clown” would chastise an experienced fisherman for choosing to keep a trophy in my opinion. You’re entitled to your opinion but don’t come around here to insult someone you don’t know because of his choice.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Apr 01, 2018, 11:29 AM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.

Great name for a rock group "Genetic Freaks".

SHOWTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

(https://s31.postimg.cc/wedlio153/clown-trooper.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wedlio153/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Apr 01, 2018, 11:48 AM
As a possible one in a lifetime catch, I have no problem with anyone keeping a trophy fish like this.
Only a “clown” would chastise an experienced fisherman for choosing to keep a trophy in my opinion. You’re entitled to your opinion but don’t come around here to insult someone you don’t know because of his choice.

And staying within the law.

Well said mowbizz. This guy deserves no internet shaming for an epic fish. Awesome way to end the season.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Apr 01, 2018, 11:50 AM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.


(https://s9.postimg.cc/v2j4frt3v/Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin2.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/v2j4frt3v/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: wentworth on Apr 01, 2018, 11:56 AM
Not that I have many post,but someone comes on here with 18 post ,with that crap,my word.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Apr 01, 2018, 12:02 PM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.

Did PETA lose a member? 

Great fish and awesome way to end the season. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Apr 01, 2018, 12:09 PM
Not that I have many post,but someone comes on here with 18 post ,with that crap,my word.

Since 2014?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Apr 01, 2018, 12:13 PM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.

I get your point,but to pigeonhole all of us as “CLOWNS” in a demeaning manner classifies you as a piece of crap !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Apr 01, 2018, 12:14 PM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/v2j4frt3v/Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin2.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/v2j4frt3v/)

Aye Captain. Plank Time.

(https://s31.postimg.cc/kvnaxf8x3/images_7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kvnaxf8x3/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Apr 01, 2018, 12:51 PM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/v2j4frt3v/Stone_Cold_Steve_Austin2.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/v2j4frt3v/)

Aye Captain. Plank Time.

(https://s31.postimg.cc/kvnaxf8x3/images_7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kvnaxf8x3/)



(https://s9.postimg.cc/f1v4gk01n/stone_cold2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f1v4gk01n/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Apr 01, 2018, 05:32 PM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/f1v4gk01n/stone_cold2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f1v4gk01n/)

Off with his head.

(https://s31.postimg.cc/lhuncxshz/download_4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lhuncxshz/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Apr 01, 2018, 06:36 PM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.

Thanks Chiselhead......your comments have been well noted.

 ;)2
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Brownbagger247 on Apr 01, 2018, 07:07 PM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.

Very ignorant comment he has every right as a sportsman to do what he pleases as you your terrible opinions. But look at the quality of your posts your values seem to contradict themselves.. Negative since 2014 Bye Felicia!

(https://s14.postimg.cc/ukhdbmoy5/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ukhdbmoy5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/9atr0sgd9/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9atr0sgd9/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/mrqpjnyel/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mrqpjnyel/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: suckerbait on Apr 02, 2018, 04:46 AM
Great way to end the season! Awesome looking laker. If you don't mind any more details on fish. Depth of water and what it hit?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Roccus on Apr 02, 2018, 07:07 AM
03/31/2018

WOW What a season ender.......

Stopped at my bait box to clean it out this morning on the way to the lake......grabbed the rest of my suckers, smelt and redfins to pass out.

Bridge held up nice overnight and was able to get across no problems, met up with Psycho and set up in 35fow. Tippin was the first on the board today while Laker Taker bounced around the lake. We saw them but couldn't get them to commit.

Just before noon we heard Laker Taker say on the radio he just pulled up a 33"er. He brought it over to show us before takin it in for a certified scale weight at Newfound Grocery store. It was all there, nice laker! After the official weight, it was 13.75lbs. Nice Lake Trout!

Great way to end his season, We were both tied at 163 each and then he broke the tie with this laker putting him at 164. Way to end your season ol buddy! Welcome to the over 10'lber (double digit) club too. You certainly deserved and earned it.

Shared plenty of good food and laughs today talking about our Epic Season. Everyone did well this year with personal bests and I think it had to do with having good ice that allowed up to travel to places we haven't been able to get to over the last several years.

Sunburnt a bit today....warm wind and warm weather. Great friendship and good times. Sad but really nice to see everyone together as it started. Smiles....

On the way back to the bridge, the ice let go. Psycho and Tippin went through in 4' of water (not on their wheeler) but while walking up to it to check it.
We readjusted the bridge and helped everyone over the bridge walking then carryed stuff across to lighten the load. Then the wheelers and sleds went over. Not bad, Bridge sank down on the deep end and was solid coming back onto the launch. Good team work right up till the end!

Want to thank everyone on the Newfound Circus for being a part. What fun and adventure....all the while doing it together in some form. This was our EPIC season that we will talk about for a while. You had to be there.......
Thanks too to all those that contributed to this thread...it makes for a good read I think. I hope you all liked it. Till next season...............

That concludes our Newfound Circus Season 2018. It's in the books (and videos). Stay tuned for more videos from this season during the summer.

Cheers!
.. AWESOME way to end the season.. congratulations laker taker... Thanks jigging for the "ride"..i never made it over there this season but I looked forward every day to reading your reports on the "local" activities.. congratulation to all the "circus"  on a season well fished...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Roccus on Apr 02, 2018, 07:08 AM
Off with his head.

(https://s31.postimg.cc/lhuncxshz/download_4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lhuncxshz/)
ROTFLMAO!..
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Roccus on Apr 02, 2018, 07:12 AM
Too bad it had to die.  Another genetic freak removed from the gene pool. Too bad the clowns in the circus can't see past their own self-interest for the greater good of sport fishing sustainability.
.. seriously.. that's all you got... NO ONE cares more about the well belong of the lake and the fish that swim in it than this group of outstanding men and women...grow up and get over yourself.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Apr 02, 2018, 04:53 PM
Nice laker and good way to end the season men! Ignore the miscreant from PETA who probably doesn't fish and is a vegan !! ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Lcabait on Apr 02, 2018, 05:59 PM
Great season guys, what a beautiful fish congrats!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Guinea on Apr 02, 2018, 06:59 PM
Nice to see everyone the other day. Next year I'm hoping to make it over there a bit more.

M&M and crew got me wanting bass after sending me home with one (that was the yummiest fish besides cusk!) so I spent more time on the ponds close to home. I need to learn more about it.....all I caught were perch and slimedarts, but it was still fun.

Catch you guys next year.  :)



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Apr 02, 2018, 07:34 PM
Nice to see everyone the other day. Next year I'm hoping to make it over there a bit more.

M&M and crew got me wanting bass after sending me home with one (that was the yummiest fish besides cusk!) so I spent more time on the ponds close to home. I need to learn more about it.....all I caught were perch and slimedarts, but it was still fun.

Catch you guys next year.  :)

Bass is very tasty! Hope to run into you sometime out there Guinea! Have a great rest of the year!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Apr 02, 2018, 07:41 PM
Nice to see everyone the other day. Next year I'm hoping to make it over there a bit more.

M&M and crew got me wanting bass after sending me home with one (that was the yummiest fish besides cusk!) so I spent more time on the ponds close to home. I need to learn more about it.....all I caught were perch and slimedarts, but it was still fun.

Catch you guys next year.  :)

Steph good to see you are still here. I made a few trips to the Dark Side this year they had cookies. You have a very good bass pond close to you I'll turn you on to it next year. Bass bite is on right now iced 10 Saturday and 9 today.


(https://s31.postimg.cc/4ko44cmqf/download_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4ko44cmqf/)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Apr 02, 2018, 09:55 PM
Stephanie, what a tease you are!
You wait till IS' season swansong to show up?
You've been missed by the M&M crew.  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: SHaRPS on Apr 03, 2018, 08:33 AM
Great fish and great way to end the season! Put the time in and you will be rewarded.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Apr 04, 2018, 09:35 AM
Best thread on the forum... thank you. I look forward to checking back during the summer for all the videos.

Congrats to all the Circus members on a phenomenal season... even the team effort to install a bridge to extend the season is a true testament to what you guys have going up there. I was hoping to spend more time on Newfound this season, but only managed one short trip... something to improve on next year.

Laker Taker - hell of a fish - way to end the season and win the fish-off with Jiggin - talk about crossing the finish line in style.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Apr 04, 2018, 12:42 PM
We need to get some of you Newfound guys to visit Lake George and vise versa.  Ive been meaning to hit Newfound but we had great conditions on LG this year! 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Apr 04, 2018, 03:24 PM
We need to get some of you Newfound guys to visit Lake George and vise versa.  Ive been meaning to hit Newfound but we had great conditions on LG this year!

Watch out what you ask for.  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Aug 31, 2018, 06:54 PM
Thinking about ice with the recent weather and upcoming heat wave.....

Enjoy in HD








Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Aug 31, 2018, 09:46 PM
Jiggin thank you for the off season tease with this latest video. Always enjoy your videos very high production quality.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Sep 01, 2018, 03:55 PM
Nice vid Jiggin!
Have been doing some minor repairs on the bob house just this past week!
As the monkey said when he laid his tail across the RR tracks...”it won’t be long now!”   ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Sep 01, 2018, 09:10 PM
Thanks!

Doing the same: upgrades to the bobhouse, replaced a chain in the Argo, some repairs here and there, making jig stixs, re-herculined my floor etc......

Still more to do.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Sep 06, 2018, 02:04 PM
Thinking about ice with the recent weather and upcoming heat wave.....

Enjoy in HD










Nice video Jiggin' it's always nice to kill a block of time at work with your vids and good tunes!

Now I'm jonsing for ICE
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Oct 04, 2018, 06:38 AM
Another video.....



Visiting the Dark Side and Bouncing the Bobhouse to another location.

Enjoy in HD!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Oct 04, 2018, 08:05 AM
Another great video Jiggin!... though, it certainly isn’t helping this itch I just can’t seem to scratch. Ice can’t get here fast enough
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Oct 15, 2018, 06:49 PM
Another great video.. Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Oct 22, 2018, 06:22 AM
Episode 8.....Fishing Alone Today. Snowed overnight, long ride to the bobhouse (way across the lake).





Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Oct 22, 2018, 07:41 AM
Well done, thanks for making and posting these vids Jiggin!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Oct 22, 2018, 07:48 AM
 ;D  ;D nice vid Jiggin!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Oct 22, 2018, 05:53 PM
Kewl video  :afro:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Arctic Addict on Oct 23, 2018, 05:28 PM
Motivating video Jiggin!  Great work as always.  Nice shout out to Cody with a catch of a lifetime.  Only down size to catching a 16 pound Laker is once you catch one you want to catch another. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Oct 23, 2018, 05:55 PM
Another great video, Jiggin.  :clap:
There is something to be said for solitary fishing, occasionally.
Your motivator looks awful handy.

Kudos to the angler with the big togue!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 24, 2018, 07:37 PM
 Jiggin just watched episodes 7&8 great video work as always looking forward to 2018-19 videos.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 06, 2018, 05:22 AM
Episode 9

Tippin Cam

Watch in HD. WARNING: Filleting suckers for bait in this footage. If offended, please DO NOT WATCH.




Or Look me up on Youtube.

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Nov 06, 2018, 09:24 AM
For some reason this video says it's unavailable due to blocked content? Will have to go to youtube!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Nov 06, 2018, 02:14 PM
For some reason this video says it's unavailable due to blocked content? Will have to go to youtube!

Got the same thing...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Nov 06, 2018, 02:43 PM
For some reason this video says it's unavailable due to blocked content? Will have to go to youtube!

PC police got you too! For the dignity of suckers everywhere....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: iceman260 on Nov 07, 2018, 08:20 AM
Jiggin thanks for the great videos and music . As always your videos make the off season easier to bare.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 09, 2018, 04:26 AM
Thanks guys, glad you like them.

Last night I had to modify the last song in the video due to copyright.

Sorry Tippin, hoped to sync it as best I could.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Nov 09, 2018, 08:52 AM
Tried to keep it funny and informative at the same time !
Can’t wait for more vids Jiggin !
Nice job with these vids !!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Nov 10, 2018, 06:11 AM
Great video. Really gets me fired up for ice!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Nov 10, 2018, 08:14 AM
Cool video jiggin & tippin!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Nov 10, 2018, 03:03 PM
Im gonna have to try the air guitar shred next time the bite slows!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Nov 11, 2018, 01:02 AM
Thank you for fixing copy right problem with your latest video. Get job as usual with the filming.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Nov 11, 2018, 09:26 AM
Another great vid. Well done
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Nov 11, 2018, 12:01 PM
Lol what a ham! Nice vid Tippin! And Jiggin for producing it!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 11, 2018, 03:25 PM
That was my record breaking weekend, I caught 54 lakers. Mostly on the Motivator.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Nov 11, 2018, 04:38 PM
That was my record breaking weekend, I caught 54 lakers. Mostly on the Motivator.

You da man!  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 15, 2018, 01:36 PM
Episode 10

Tippin Cam....a day in the life



Enjoy in HD and play it loud!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 16, 2018, 04:55 PM
Heard the video wasn't coming through. Try it now and let me know if you can view please?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: ScotNH on Nov 16, 2018, 05:21 PM
It’s working for me!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Nov 16, 2018, 05:50 PM
That was my record breaking weekend, I caught 54 lakers. Mostly on the Motivator.

That's a great day.  I cant seem to surpass 19 in an outing.  One of my buddies did 44 in one last year.  Granted all of these were NY Lakers.  Not a single sucker involved.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Nov 16, 2018, 06:22 PM
Again jiggin...excellent job with these videos !
You don’t get the credit you deserve for the long hours that go into them..
Filming is the easy part, but the editing and music part is tough !
I’m amped up now..we are off to a good start so far weather wise and these videos help
The “itch”
           Nice job !!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Nov 16, 2018, 09:08 PM
Yup worked that time!  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Nov 17, 2018, 08:19 PM
Another great video, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Nov 18, 2018, 07:02 AM
Again jiggin...excellent job with these videos !
You don’t get the credit you deserve for the long hours that go into them..
Filming is the easy part, but the editing and music part is tough !
I’m amped up now..we are off to a good start so far weather wise and these videos help
The “itch”
           Nice job !!!

X2  Nice job
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Nov 18, 2018, 06:35 PM
Looking for recommendations... just got a jaw jacker and I am looking for recommendations on a good jig stick. Will be using it primarily for lake fishing..Trout mostly. Thanks in advance and can’t wait for some ice,
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Nov 18, 2018, 08:20 PM
Thank you for posting another great video .Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Nov 19, 2018, 10:26 AM
Now we know Tippins secret fish calling ritual!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Nov 22, 2018, 03:35 PM
Now we know Tippins secret fish calling ritual!

😂😂😂👍👍👍
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 25, 2018, 07:57 AM
Episode 11



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Nov 25, 2018, 10:32 AM
Some pics from Friday and Saturday early ice.




(https://i.postimg.cc/m1yPfQsB/53-C421-E9-CF03-4-FA7-A27-C-9-A749-D5-E5295.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/m1yPfQsB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fkz0ZWSw/5-A87-FFAD-0-A6-A-4-D81-9546-C02196-E30-C85.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fkz0ZWSw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Lnz8WkVW/5-B20-AD92-7-A11-43-FB-B150-F4-E185-B9-FF21.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lnz8WkVW)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Thh9n06n/738-BFAEB-FDC3-44-B5-A3-CB-A75-CCFC4-CD7-C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Thh9n06n)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Nov 25, 2018, 02:14 PM
Nice job Jiggin good start.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: HuntnFish603 on Nov 25, 2018, 04:08 PM
Great start Jiggin. Love early ice.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Nov 26, 2018, 08:25 AM
Oooh, I know where you probably were and was going to go there Sunday but the rain scared me off. Nice work getting them through the ice!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Nov 26, 2018, 12:10 PM
Oooh, I know where you probably were and was going to go there Sunday but the rain scared me off. Nice work getting them through the ice!

4 hr ride scared me off!  Went flyfishing instead.  Nice scrubbers Jiggin.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Nov 27, 2018, 08:39 AM
Great job on the videos tippin and Jiggin. Nice early season success. How to "Go, Go, Get Em" !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Nov 27, 2018, 03:55 PM
Jiggin thank you for the latest video, beautiful sunset. Congratulations on the Lakers way to take advantage of the early ice.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 05, 2018, 05:17 PM
Here's another.....

If your sensitive to suckers being filleted, there is a warning when it is about to be shown. Close your eyes for a little over a minute....you'll be fine.



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Dec 05, 2018, 05:47 PM
Always a good watch while eating dinner  :tipup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: sincityrednek on Dec 05, 2018, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the video bud. Love watching them.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 05, 2018, 08:28 PM
Jiggin thank you for another great Newfound Circus video.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Dec 06, 2018, 08:07 AM
Nicely done, once again!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Dec 06, 2018, 09:01 AM
Another great vid. Well done Jiggin
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Dec 08, 2018, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the video... wish I was out fishing and not watching it today - but it helps when I can't.

Hope the Wheeler got fixed...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Coffin Dodger on Dec 08, 2018, 12:24 PM
Excellent job, boys.
Great camaraderie at the Newfound Circus!   :clap: 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Dec 08, 2018, 12:28 PM
Another great video, Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Dec 08, 2018, 06:07 PM
I’m ready! I don’t fish until the big lakes are locked in but this year no snow drift will stop me! Got my Argo outfitted with 18” rubber tracks!
C’mon Newfound!!


(https://i.postimg.cc/H8T2yT3y/108-FC89-E-8-D39-4-ADF-9-EEA-EF90277-A9-D11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/H8T2yT3y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/4nGwM1Zx/E90-E204-C-0-B6-A-461-F-8-BD6-682580-DDE304.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4nGwM1Zx)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 09, 2018, 05:17 PM
Some browns from this weekend.
Got 1 Saturday and 5 today.

Good fishing w Doctorgee, Guinea and Laker Taker.


(https://i.postimg.cc/m1rFJmFd/4-DA026-DE-DFA6-403-E-A91-C-435-C6971-A387.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/m1rFJmFd)

(https://i.postimg.cc/kDM82ghx/5398-F8-C2-C3-B6-4475-9199-A1-A756-F02141.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kDM82ghx)

(https://i.postimg.cc/LhyPLFrG/57-BE55-F8-6982-4-F11-8-A8-B-3-DF87-D6-DC251.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhyPLFrG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/r0jrfBz0/AF99-C935-CEDD-46-CD-B5-CF-1-CF4129-B51-AB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/r0jrfBz0)

(https://i.postimg.cc/N55HxPtF/D0-DC9734-845-F-490-C-ACA3-FA612-DAA4-CE8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N55HxPtF)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 09, 2018, 09:31 PM
Jiggin congratulations on catching the brown trout. Enjoy the early ice.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Nosaj on Dec 10, 2018, 06:58 AM
Nice browns!  It was a weekend for them, we caught a nice 18" brown on Sat..
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Dec 10, 2018, 01:43 PM
Well, you did better on Sunday, that's for sure. Thanks for the company on Saturday, Jiggin!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Hottuna5150 on Dec 13, 2018, 12:26 PM
Met a couple young gents from the circus this morning (I’m sorry I’ve forgotten the names). Very polite and insightful pair, only talked for a few minutes but I was very impressed by their consideration of other anglers and the importance they saw in promoting the sport positively. Anyhow I hope they did well today.
Rock on circus, keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 27, 2018, 06:38 PM
Fishing alone in the snow.......

Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Dec 28, 2018, 07:08 AM
Always fun to watch ....looking forward to 2019 vids  :tipup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Dec 28, 2018, 08:18 AM
Nice vid, eye in the sky
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: anglure on Dec 28, 2018, 08:47 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Dec 28, 2018, 09:15 PM
Thank you for posting another video. Helps me while waiting for colder weather to arrive and local lakes freeze over or shore lines firm up so we can get onto the ice.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: YT125 on Dec 29, 2018, 08:51 AM
Great video, looked very peaceful out there!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Dec 29, 2018, 08:59 AM
J, Nice having the lake to yourself !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 29, 2018, 02:50 PM
All loaded onto the beach and ready to be launched.

We had a couple of guys beat us fishing Newfound today.  Had their portable set up and tipups out till Green Goblin visited them. I think they were just practicing.  ???


(https://i.postimg.cc/QFLV56wX/2-B7-A6874-A8-FF-4-B20-9-F3-E-E1-F8-EBA44-A9-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFLV56wX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mzZPktqC/2-B982-DDA-BF7-E-457-D-A401-F98-F5-FA632-D1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzZPktqC)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Dec 29, 2018, 02:53 PM
Nice... the circus is coming to town. Good luck on the 1st
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Dec 29, 2018, 03:57 PM
All loaded onto the beach and ready to be launched.

We had a couple of guys beat us fishing Newfound today.  Had their portable set up and tipups out till Green Goblin visited them. I think they were just practicing.  ???


(https://i.postimg.cc/QFLV56wX/2-B7-A6874-A8-FF-4-B20-9-F3-E-E1-F8-EBA44-A9-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFLV56wX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mzZPktqC/2-B982-DDA-BF7-E-457-D-A401-F98-F5-FA632-D1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzZPktqC)

See ya soon! How much ice at Cummings Jiggin?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Dec 30, 2018, 02:32 AM
Looking good Jiggn.  I'm looking forward to visiting.  I've been lucky already this season.


(https://i.postimg.cc/t1RMGxt6/Resized-20181223-131555.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t1RMGxt6)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 30, 2018, 06:34 AM
See ya soon! How much ice at Cummings Jiggin?

About 7” of black ice BUT the shore line is much thinner. Getting to the thicker ice might be a challenge. May find out today.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Dec 30, 2018, 07:32 AM
About 7” of black ice BUT the shore line is much thinner. Getting to the thicker ice might be a challenge. May find out today.

Thanks, it did appear that there was some thinner ice at the shore...like it melted and froze a couple times...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Dec 30, 2018, 07:38 AM
About 7” of black ice BUT the shore line is much thinner. Getting to the thicker ice might be a challenge. May find out today.

Please keep us posted..my camera batteries ore on the charger!  ;D
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 30, 2018, 08:04 PM
Got it on today. Time to get set up and ready.


(https://i.postimg.cc/qNKWH762/2183-CE73-2718-4-E42-98-C2-5-CBC281-E265-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNKWH762)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Dec 30, 2018, 08:33 PM
Got it on today. Time to get set up and ready.


(https://i.postimg.cc/qNKWH762/2183-CE73-2718-4-E42-98-C2-5-CBC281-E265-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNKWH762)

Nice! I guess the shore ice was thick enough at Cummings to get on...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Dec 30, 2018, 08:49 PM
No, Cummings suxs. It's a mess getting down to the lake. You should launch from the foot of the lake. Much easier.

We got some interesting weather this week.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: green shack on Dec 30, 2018, 09:33 PM
All loaded onto the beach and ready to be launched.

We had a couple of guys beat us fishing Newfound today.  Had their portable set up and tipups out till Green Goblin visited them. I think they were just practicing.  ???


(https://i.postimg.cc/QFLV56wX/2-B7-A6874-A8-FF-4-B20-9-F3-E-E1-F8-EBA44-A9-D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFLV56wX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mzZPktqC/2-B982-DDA-BF7-E-457-D-A401-F98-F5-FA632-D1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mzZPktqC)

Looks like someone got a new NFS hunt nice.  Where are you guys getting the nice wraps.  I would like to do mine in a wrap next year.

Thanks
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Dec 31, 2018, 07:20 AM
No, Cummings suxs. It's a mess getting down to the lake. You should launch from the foot of the lake. Much easier.

We got some interesting weather this week.

Ok thanks!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Dec 31, 2018, 07:56 AM
The return of the Big Top! Party at Jiggin's!!!!


(https://i.postimg.cc/QHKRQGZN/circus4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QHKRQGZN)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: m2 on Dec 31, 2018, 10:53 AM
Any recommendations on aqua vu 715 or the marcum vs485 cameras?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 01, 2019, 06:27 PM
Any recommendations on aqua vu 715 or the marcum vs485 cameras?

Not knocking Aquaview but I had one for a week then brought it back and got a Marcum but it was the top of line Marcum. Can’t speak to the vs485 but love my Marcums!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: meatandmetal on Jan 02, 2019, 06:11 AM
The return of the Big Top! Party at Jiggin's!!!!


(https://i.postimg.cc/QHKRQGZN/circus4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QHKRQGZN)

Aye Captain sounds like a plan should I bring my Mate?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 02, 2019, 02:23 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/dkzKD9Bv/C93-CB02-B-377-F-41-E6-830-F-688-BD1-E33436.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dkzKD9Bv)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Jan 02, 2019, 02:27 PM
Pot of gold....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: whitewing on Jan 02, 2019, 02:29 PM
Jiggin you appear to have the "hot line" to the "Almighty"!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Jan 02, 2019, 02:45 PM
Great picture - is that the opening scene to the 2019 Circus?
Hope the fishing was as good as the picture.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Mascoma on Jan 02, 2019, 03:11 PM
We need jiggin to unleash the 2019 circus thread. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: fishingidjit on Jan 02, 2019, 05:16 PM
We need jiggin to unleash the 2019 circus thread.

 :thumbsup: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Jan 03, 2019, 08:36 AM
(https://media3.giphy.com/media/7WwVYKDMt5khG/giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095c2e1dab694c576e678363e3)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Jan 03, 2019, 09:45 AM
Aye Captain sounds like a plan should I bring my Mate?

Didn't make it out on the 1st, but...I did make it out on the 2nd. Went to lakertaker Academy and learned from one of the masters at work! I had to sign a confidentiality paper and can't talk about it. I hope I'm not in breach now. ;) :whistle: :whistle: :icefish:


Capt. Black
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PortaJohnBobHouse on Jan 03, 2019, 10:01 AM
Got out yesterday with mofishin. We had a great day we each got two. Fished sun up to sun down. Couldn't have asked for a better day.
(https://i.postimg.cc/HrFmk042/IMG-8836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrFmk042)

(https://i.postimg.cc/S2hpWyPY/IMG-8840.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2hpWyPY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/47QRPDCL/IMG-8842.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47QRPDCL)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 03, 2019, 10:27 AM
Got out yesterday with mofishin. We had a great day we each got two. Fished sun up to sun down. Couldn't have asked for a better day.
(https://i.postimg.cc/HrFmk042/IMG-8836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrFmk042)

Are those laker filets? They look really good.

(https://i.postimg.cc/S2hpWyPY/IMG-8840.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2hpWyPY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/47QRPDCL/IMG-8842.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47QRPDCL)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PortaJohnBobHouse on Jan 03, 2019, 10:29 AM
Yup that's the same one in the picture. Got really nice fillets off it. Shockingly that is true to color. Will cook them up tonight.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 03, 2019, 10:31 AM
Yup that's the same one in the picture. Got really nice fillets off it. Shockingly that is true to color. Will cook them up tonight.

I have never got one that color out of Winni. Pretty neat, I bet they will eat well.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: SHaRPS on Jan 03, 2019, 02:38 PM
That color is exactly what my lakers looked like out of winni last year. Brined them for 12 hours and then smoked them over cherry. I preferred them over rainbow trout.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Jan 03, 2019, 07:20 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/QVq6wH1f/34-C99-A69-DC5-E-40-A1-B67-D-C5-A0-B9-F25480.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVq6wH1f)
Thx for the help jiggin, and laker taker !!
A little late to the show but tippin is here.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 03, 2019, 10:06 PM
Our house will be there tomorrow! (If all goes well)
Tippin did you launch from the foot of the lake or Cummings?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Jan 04, 2019, 12:04 PM
Launching a house house at Cummings is next to impossible, the foot of lake might be your better option
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Jan 04, 2019, 12:52 PM
Our house will be there tomorrow! (If all goes well)
Tippin did you launch from the foot of the lake or Cummings?


Good luck!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 04, 2019, 01:41 PM
Launching a house house at Cummings is next to impossible, the foot of lake might be your better option

Yup...foot of the lake it was! We are out there and will be fishing in the morning! No problems encountered except one ratchet tie down crapped the bed on us...already have a replacement strap for tomorrow.
A few folks stopped by including “mofishin” and a friend  as well as Jeremy as we were setting up and our ol buddy Dragin stopped by at the beach before we launched. He offered to help as is the usual practice of the Circus people! Thanks Dragin! Nice seeing you!

(https://i.postimg.cc/N5hHCzKG/76-B26-C77-6-FC0-4599-938-A-7-BE5-F14-E4044.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/N5hHCzKG)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WqZJbMHP/8-D94-DC70-4-E4-F-4-AFC-952-A-88-DD65-F1-A131.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WqZJbMHP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RqJtRBVb/8-F11-EC08-D411-42-DC-90-B6-D66-F3-D5161-CE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqJtRBVb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WhMJBwZG/D6759098-BB23-453-C-AE85-D4-DBDA325570.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WhMJBwZG)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 05, 2019, 12:48 PM
Gave it a half day shot today with no lakers. Saw a dozen on the cams throughout the morning (probably the same 2) but no biters except for early when the silt was stirred up we had one terrorizing the chum. He grabbed my bucktail with sucker meat and by the time I saw him thru the silt I missed hooking him.

Was fun to be out and kick the season off anyway!
We’ll be baaack....
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Altonbayicefishingfool on Jan 11, 2019, 05:56 AM
Will there be a 2019 version of the circus this season?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 11, 2019, 06:31 AM
Will there be a 2019 version of the circus this season?


Was just about to ask myself. Wondering how the whole lake looks as of now?? Getting out in the AM
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2019, 08:18 AM
North of Mayhew (broads) was open a few days ago and with the winds probably still open...the lower (southern bay) is locked in and making ice.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Jan 11, 2019, 09:55 AM
North of Mayhew (broads) was open a few days ago and with the winds probably still open...the lower (southern bay) is locked in and making ice.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I will be there on Sunday likely!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2019, 10:47 AM
Wellington launch ice has caught! Looks like all the way over to Mathew.
Didn’t check thickness but it’s a good sign!
(https://i.postimg.cc/tntYrmJD/56-F28-E43-4-E1-C-4-E0-C-8-CBC-16-B989537-FCE.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tntYrmJD)

(https://i.postimg.cc/hzmJmGqk/99-F3-A5-EA-4-FA8-4-B0-E-A5-F4-90-DF0-D32-C025.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hzmJmGqk)
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 11, 2019, 01:47 PM
Is the only fishable ice Cummings at the moment? How's Pasquanet Bay side?? Any PMs would be great for ice!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 11, 2019, 01:59 PM
Is the only fishable ice Cummings at the moment? How's Pasquanet Bay side?? Any PMs would be great for ice!

I would imagine Pasquanny is coming along as well but didn't check that side...I wait for the professionals (Jiggin & company) to try "new ice" before I go out there...probably wont be long now...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Jan 11, 2019, 03:13 PM
Is the only fishable ice Cummings at the moment? How's Pasquanet Bay side?? Any PMs would be great for ice!

Haven’t checked Pasquany yet but it just caught in the last week. Should be good by next weekend. Cummings had 8” last I heard.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Jig60389 on Jan 12, 2019, 07:02 PM
Any consistent perch bites on the lake or is it more of a here and there. Hear they are decent size but worth the drive to target them?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Jan 12, 2019, 08:13 PM
Any snow on the lake for a sled to pull my gear or is it still walking mostly?
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 12, 2019, 08:59 PM
Any snow on the lake for a sled to pull my gear or is it still walking mostly?

Conditions should be good for a sled on the south end (Cummings)
The broads off Wellington have caught but it’s glare ice.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: dennisg34 on Jan 13, 2019, 07:49 AM
Haven’t checked Pasquany yet but it just caught in the last week. Should be good by next weekend. Cummings had 8” last I heard.

Oh nice it's caught at least? Fishing this weekend and it should def be good then if it's caught now
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Capt. Black on Jan 13, 2019, 09:13 AM
Oh nice it's caught at least? Fishing this weekend and it should def be good then if it's caught now
Will be checking tomorrow. I’ll let you know what I find.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Fishermen on Jan 14, 2019, 05:15 AM
Fished it this weekend with my uncle and we put the hammer down and limited out on numerous trout
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 14, 2019, 12:58 PM
I've been trying to finish up the videos from Season 2018 and haven't done so as of yet. There are still a bunch of footage that I need to go through, combine and wrap up the season.
It's been a very busy summer, Between Cutting / stacking wood getting ready for winter, Getting all my ice fishing "to do" list completed before winter, Work (my company relocated to Londonderry from Meredith which i was a part of the design planning committee and had to plan, move and execute the relocation of my team), Traveling for work to various parts of the country / world, getting some quality family time in, trapping bait, then the Holidays came in quickly and afterwards trying to get in as much early ice time as possible, I wasn't able to complete the videos. I'm still picking away at them......

I was also planning to not start a Newfound Circus Season 2019 thread. Reason being is that i was seeing only some of the same folks posting up (nothing wrong with this, I appreciated everyone who added something to the thread, thank you very much), I was starting to think maybe everyone needed a break from the Newfound Circus Thread. We also have a Facebook page specifically for the Newfound Circus members, so i was updating that page as well. I thought i should only update the FB Circus page instead this year to keep it local.

Over the last few weeks, I heard from quite a few IS folks asking me to start another Newfound Circus Season thread. I sorta brushed this off until this past weekend when i had a few visitors stop by the bob house and mentioned it again to me. I didn't really realize how many folks look forward to reading the shenanigans / fishing / ice condition updates etc...that happens every week on Newfound. I guess it has a bigger impact on me when told face to face vs. reading on line.
I was actually touched by the kind words (in person and on line) and started thinking, just in the last few weeks the stuff that has happened on the lake should be recorded. A lot of what happens you cant make up.

So....I think I will continue to update this thread with only videos from 2018.

I will start another thread for Season 2019 to include / update everyone on the event happenings, ice conditions, fishing reports and other shenanigans going on in the Newfound Circus. I'll do my best to update every week but please feel free to update the page as well. The more the merrier and interesting the thread will be.

Thanks everyone who reads this non-sense. That's what it is, non-sense to help escape the "real world" from time to time. Seriously too, Thank you very much to those that contributed!

Cheers,
Jiggin.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Jan 14, 2019, 01:27 PM
I totally understand that written words don't have the same weight as a smile and sincere thanks but for what its worth... I'm subbed to your youtube channel and have watched all the circus videos multiple times... tough to beat watching Tipping do the happy dance in his shack with a piece of steak in one hand and jig stick in the other lol. Your content is better than the crap that comes from American actors and cinema 10 fold... So you might not hear it enough but the time and effort you put in is greatly appreciated... A big thanks to all "cast and crew" of the Circus.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: green shack on Jan 14, 2019, 01:33 PM
Jiggin, I think this thread and all of the IS NH threads are great and truly helpful to a bunch of people.  The Fakebook pages for fishing and hunting are pretty bad.  A lot of BS.  I know a lot of people like that crap, not me.  So keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: AQUAASSASSIN on Jan 14, 2019, 01:34 PM
I’m back, I have nothing else to do Mike🤣
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: DConICE on Jan 14, 2019, 01:48 PM
The Circus is an example of what is right in the world, in fun and informative fishing context... Thanks for all that you have contributed on this forum, and good luck with the season and everything else you've got on your plate.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: zwiggles on Jan 14, 2019, 01:56 PM
Awesome news! I always look forward to all the happenings on this thread.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: PoolGuy on Jan 14, 2019, 02:19 PM
The Circus is an example of what is right in the world, in fun and informative fishing context... Thanks for all that you have contributed on this forum, and good luck with the season and everything else you've got on your plate.

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Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: Mascoma on Jan 14, 2019, 04:01 PM
I've been trying to finish up the videos from Season 2018 and haven't done so as of yet. There are still a bunch of footage that I need to go through, combine and wrap up the season.
It's been a very busy summer, Between Cutting / stacking wood getting ready for winter, Getting all my ice fishing "to do" list completed before winter, Work (my company relocated to Londonderry from Meredith which i was a part of the design planning committee and had to plan, move and execute the relocation of my team), Traveling for work to various parts of the country / world, getting some quality family time in, trapping bait, then the Holidays came in quickly and afterwards trying to get in as much early ice time as possible, I wasn't able to complete the videos. I'm still picking away at them......

I was also planning to not start a Newfound Circus Season 2019 thread. Reason being is that i was seeing only some of the same folks posting up (nothing wrong with this, I appreciated everyone who added something to the thread, thank you very much), I was starting to think maybe everyone needed a break from the Newfound Circus Thread. We also have a Facebook page specifically for the Newfound Circus members, so i was updating that page as well. I thought i should only update the FB Circus page instead this year to keep it local.

Over the last few weeks, I heard from quite a few IS folks asking me to start another Newfound Circus Season thread. I sorta brushed this off until this past weekend when i had a few visitors stop by the bob house and mentioned it again to me. I didn't really realize how many folks look forward to reading the shenanigans / fishing / ice condition updates etc...that happens every week on Newfound. I guess it has a bigger impact on me when told face to face vs. reading on line.
I was actually touched by the kind words (in person and on line) and started thinking, just in the last few weeks the stuff that has happened on the lake should be recorded. A lot of what happens you cant make up.

So....I think I will continue to update this thread with only videos from 2018.

I will start another thread for Season 2019 to include / update everyone on the event happenings, ice conditions, fishing reports and other shenanigans going on in the Newfound Circus. I'll do my best to update every week but please feel free to update the page as well. The more the merrier and interesting the thread will be.

Thanks everyone who reads this non-sense. That's what it is, non-sense to help escape the "real world" from time to time. Seriously too, Thank you very much to those that contributed!

Cheers,
Jiggin.


Well that is great news!

Thanks Jiggin.
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: lowaccord66 on Jan 14, 2019, 07:01 PM
I totally understand that written words don't have the same weight as a smile and sincere thanks but for what its worth... I'm subbed to your youtube channel and have watched all the circus videos multiple times... tough to beat watching Tipping do the happy dance in his shack with a piece of steak in one hand and jig stick in the other lol. Your content is better than the crap that comes from American actors and cinema 10 fold... So you might not hear it enough but the time and effort you put in is greatly appreciated... A big thanks to all "cast and crew" of the Circus.

I can't say it any better than this.  Thanks Jiggin. 
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Jan 17, 2019, 01:58 PM
Episode 14.



Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Jan 17, 2019, 02:13 PM
Awesome!!
Here's a thought to ponder Tippin... When everybody else leaves the room after a fart why does the dog get closer?? I thought they had a better sense of smell??
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Jan 17, 2019, 06:13 PM
Awesome!!
Here's a thought to ponder Tippin... When everybody else leaves the room after a fart why does the dog get closer?? I thought they had a better sense of smell??
😂😂😜😜
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Jan 17, 2019, 08:18 PM
Jiggin thanks for posting another video fro 2018's fishing trips. Tippin2back thank you for the laughs.
Steve
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Jan 17, 2019, 09:16 PM
Lol...Tippin’s thoughts in the shack...
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: JIGGIN- on Feb 20, 2019, 06:41 PM
Episode 15 from 2018




Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: 800stealth on Feb 20, 2019, 07:02 PM
Another great one
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: doctorgee on Feb 21, 2019, 12:22 PM
Hahaha, Tippin' LOL!!
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mowbizz on Feb 21, 2019, 01:47 PM
Hahaha, Tippin' LOL!!
:clap:
He should rent himself out...Tippin da clown!  :clap:
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: tippin2back on Feb 21, 2019, 06:47 PM
Jiggin that’s some good stuff ......
Hoping to get some great footage of newfound bet by weekend !!
Good job !
Title: Re: Newfound Circus Season 2018
Post by: mr.clean on Feb 21, 2019, 07:18 PM
Jiggin thank you for posting another video,you must have shot a lot of footage last year to still be posting 2018 videos. Tippin2back thank you for the laughs.
Steve