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Offline jimmyrig

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How early do you set your first trap?
« on: Feb 22, 2013, 03:39 PM »

 How early are you guys typically setting your first trap? I know with me, it depends on if the kids are coming or not........  They tend to slow me down a bit in the am. If i was to guess, my average would be about 7. I am shooting for 6:30 tommorow.
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:01 PM »
I try to have mine set exactly one hour before sunrise :) I dont like to miss that AM bite.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:27 PM »
I try to have mine set exactly one hour before sunrise :) I dont like to miss that AM bite.
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:38 PM »
I try to have mine set exactly one hour before sunrise :) I dont like to miss that AM bite.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:41 PM »
i try to have mine   out while its still dark out  this way   cant miss the am bite

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:41 PM »
6;00 to 6:15
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:46 PM »
About 630 if I'm lucky

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:47 PM »
I try to have mine set exactly one hour before sunrise :) I dont like to miss that AM bite.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:49 PM »


  I was suspecting that.... Looks like tommorow I will start getting up earlier.

  Thanks guys
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22, 2013, 05:12 PM »

  I was suspecting that.... Looks like tommorow I will start getting up earlier.

  Thanks guys

Me too.... I usually get to the lake around 7:00 then another 20-30 minutes before the traps go in. It's just so much harder to get up early in the winter when your all warm in bed and it's freezing outside. Summer time I'm always launching the boat in the dark. Guess I need to work on my winter fishing dedication lol.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2013, 05:13 PM »
Im not sure what time we will get the traps in but I'm leaving for laurel lake at 4:45 :o
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2013, 06:44 PM »

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2013, 07:16 PM »
 :o :o  As I get older I've found that I get just as many fish at the lunchtime bite and the 3:00 - 5:00 PM bite :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2013, 07:18 PM »


  I wish that were true for me...... After 11 you can just stoke the stove in the bobhouse and wait till around 3 or 4 anyways :'(
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2013, 07:50 PM »
 :tipup: :tipup:  The biggest trout that I have ever taken came between 11:00 and 1:00 PM.    They get hungry that long after the sunrise bite!!    Well that's my excuse while I enjoy my extra blueberry bagel at 7:00 AM!!

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 23, 2013, 09:01 AM »
I usually start about 2200 or 2300 so can be sure the get that hot midnight bite.  Otherwise as early as I can go.  Which is anytime between 0400 and 1400.  I go when I can as early as I can for as long as I can, but I don't do the can can.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 23, 2013, 11:08 AM »
right around 9 or 10 sharp  ;D.......unless i'm getting serious then okay i'll get up

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 23, 2013, 03:04 PM »
right around 9 or 10 sharp  ;D.......unless i'm getting serious then okay i'll get up

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 23, 2013, 03:27 PM »
Took my grand  daughter jiffing for perch at 1:00 PM this afternoon and we caught two dozen nice perch, a 2 lbs largemouth and two OK northern pike!!   We had flapjacks for breakfast at 7:30 and Mac and cheese for lunch at 12:00.   
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2013, 03:57 PM »
Stepped foot on the ice at 5:45 this morning ::)
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 23, 2013, 04:28 PM »
Stepped foot on the ice at 5:45 this morning ::)


And pictures of the results??

Dick

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 23, 2013, 04:31 PM »
was on the ice at 5:00 and first tip by 5:15

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 23, 2013, 04:46 PM »

And pictures of the results??

Dick
Yes I got one of the bow i got. Will put it up in a bit
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #23 on: Feb 23, 2013, 08:14 PM »

  Hope you had good luck guys...... All that anticipation of getting up early, and I found myself up at 8 am because my 1 year old daughter kept me up all night...... Headin to the lake at 9 and bigtoe27 informed me he was buying a 4 wheeler today...... off we go to HK powersports.......Noth ing to show but a bucket of half dead smelt >:(   what a shame...... nice four wheeler though ;)  We got all next week off to fish so all is still good!
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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #24 on: Feb 23, 2013, 09:44 PM »
On the ice at 6:30, jigged up the first fish within 10 minutes after gettin the shanty setup.... It was a good day.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 24, 2013, 06:11 AM »
6:30 with the kids.

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Re: How early do you set your first trap?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 24, 2013, 08:55 AM »
I try to have mine set exactly one hour before sunrise :) I dont like to miss that AM bite.
x2 if im fishing for bows, anything else i dont think it really matters that much

 



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