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Offline SLAYERFISH

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Ice fishing Big Mac.
« on: Mar 02, 2019, 10:12 AM »
Its frozen solid. Im thinking it would be a fine ice fishing adventure.  Im thinking a one-dayer. To start with.

Any body ever do it?
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 02, 2019, 01:02 PM »
Rarely freezes enough to fish. It would be fun to drop some leaches on those big eyes

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 02, 2019, 01:07 PM »
see my post on the NE forum...

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2019, 01:00 AM »
see my post on the NE forum...

Wow, so secretive  ;D

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2019, 07:22 AM »
Gotta applaud your quest for the impossible dream after the recent Huck and Jim rafting adventure. Big Mac might be a little less forgiving though. That lake is subject to tidal

forces. But after this upcoming arctic blast you may find just a little window to try for those nice walleyes. Good luck.
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2019, 08:37 AM »
Gotta applaud your quest for the impossible dream after the recent Huck and Jim rafting adventure. Big Mac might be a little less forgiving though. That lake is subject to tidal

forces. But after this upcoming arctic blast you may find just a little window to try for those nice walleyes. Good luck.

I read that ATVs were seen on the ice along the dam. Thats thickafugginuff! ;D
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 03, 2019, 09:54 AM »
depending on what day you go id be interested.  thats really not that far.

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 03, 2019, 10:17 AM »
depending on what day you go id be interested.  thats really not that far.

Cool. I can only go next Sat or Sun.
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 03, 2019, 11:24 AM »
Cool. I can only go next Sat or Sun.

Iím interested in Saturday.

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #9 on: Mar 03, 2019, 12:36 PM »
Does anyone know if you can drive 4-wheelers on the ice at Mcconaughy ? Do they accept Colorado ORV permits?
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #10 on: Mar 03, 2019, 12:46 PM »
Does anyone know if you can drive 4-wheelers on the ice at Mcconaughy ? Do they accept Colorado ORV permits?

A guy said legal ONLY on ice surface.
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2019, 12:48 PM »
A guy said legal ONLY on ice surface.

Thanks
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #12 on: Mar 03, 2019, 12:49 PM »
depending on what day you go id be interested.  thats really not that far.

About 2.5 hrs from my house. Closer than 11-mile. Christ it takes 55 min. to get to Chatty.
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #13 on: Mar 03, 2019, 01:03 PM »
id be up for next Saturday if you want people to tag along and perhaps help you from getting killed. how many lives you have left. I know of one gone from last year and at least one from this year.

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #14 on: Mar 03, 2019, 01:34 PM »
MediumMac,

Thatís great.  Slayer and Ronco need some adult supervision after their last adventure!

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #15 on: Mar 03, 2019, 01:36 PM »
That makes 6 people interested so far.  Fishing License is $13 a day online. 
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #16 on: Mar 03, 2019, 03:27 PM »
Suppose to snow next Saturday, might add to drive time  ;)

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #17 on: Mar 03, 2019, 03:29 PM »
Have you decided which area youíre going to fish?

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #18 on: Mar 03, 2019, 03:41 PM »
change in forecast now there calling for rain Saturday

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #19 on: Mar 03, 2019, 05:35 PM »
Have you decided which area youíre going to fish?

I have no freekin idea yet.
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #20 on: Mar 03, 2019, 05:36 PM »
change in forecast now there calling for rain Saturday

Bring your rain poncho! ;D
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #21 on: Mar 03, 2019, 06:48 PM »
Iíve been considering a road trip in that direction, wasnít thinking about Big Mac. Iíd feel better if someone going had done this recently. Thatís big water compared to some reservoirs on the 76 corridor. Depending on the weather and plan, Iíd consider joining the adventure.

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #22 on: Mar 03, 2019, 07:50 PM »
If I had 3,000 feet of line like on those Tuna boat nets, I would go as a shore anchor.  Would be fun winching that crew in  ::) :whistle:
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #23 on: Mar 03, 2019, 08:16 PM »
Iíve been considering a road trip in that direction, wasnít thinking about Big Mac. Iíd feel better if someone going had done this recently. Thatís big water compared to some reservoirs on the 76 corridor. Depending on the weather and plan, Iíd consider joining the adventure.

Cmon man can't be any worse than the Crack lately- ;)
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #24 on: Mar 03, 2019, 08:17 PM »
If I had 3,000 feet of line like on those Tuna boat nets, I would go as a shore anchor.  Would be fun winching that crew in  ::) :whistle:

Have reports from the tackle shop on the shore.  Plenty of ice ATVs been running all over. Lots more ice than Ive been playing on lately- ;)
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #25 on: Mar 04, 2019, 02:34 PM »
Cmon man can't be any worse than the Crack lately- ;)

What do ya mean? We've been killing it  :wacko:

haven't road tripped for awhile, I might be down!

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #26 on: Mar 04, 2019, 02:43 PM »
I called around and Mesa View Lodge is open and has availability if anyone is looking to make it a multi day trip. I would love to walk on Big Mac but not sure how work will play out this week.

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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #27 on: Mar 04, 2019, 06:48 PM »
Hmmm...tempting.
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #28 on: Mar 04, 2019, 06:53 PM »
I was reading that the walters stage in the North bays nearer the dam for spawning at ice out. So that area may seem reasonable. but something tells me maybe closer to the inlet out in the channel 30-50 ft might be a reasonable spot to catch cats and perch.

Hmm
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Re: Ice fishing Big Mac.
« Reply #29 on: Mar 04, 2019, 07:58 PM »
I have never been ice fishing on Big Mac, open water on walleye before. Love to get a big girl walleye through the ice, there is plenty of walleye in there. But the question is where to start out, or the best place to fish there.

 



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