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Offline clayboy

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Calling it
« on: Mar 08, 2019, 09:16 PM »
Well first ice mid ice and last  ice all in 5 weeks. I am calling it a season. Went yoday on our 5 acre  pond. Fished from 2-4pm. Had 4 then 3 1/4" where we wanted to be. Water puddled up an was bouncy after two hours of sitting do we didn't push the envelope. Hot each of us a meal of crappie and big bull gills don't be the guy in the water. It's just not worth it. Make good decisions.

Offline broonice

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2019, 04:38 PM »
I  THINK ITS OVER I HAVENT ICE FISHED ONCE THIS YEAR NONE OF MY FRIENDS WANTED TO GO I GUESS ILL HAVE TO FIND NEW ONES ;D

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2019, 01:05 PM »
Short rods put away and gear packed in garage. Log poles out and waders out of storage. Fuel drained from auger. And cold weather bibs and parka hung up. Form is in ready to eat. See ya all next season. Hope before  Christmas

Offline Spider1

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2019, 05:25 AM »
I got out yesterday for one last trip. This week does not look good. Middle of March, 50's, sunny with a couple days of warm rain. I'll keep my ice gear out a little longer... mainly cuz it needs to dry out from yesterday... but I'm starting to think more of cleaning the kayaks and registering a trailer.

Offline chez

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2019, 06:03 AM »
I was out Saturday for the last.
Got all the ice gear put away yesterday.
PLUSS GOT THE GARAGE CLEANED.
Gunna get the Kayak,ready this weekend,
Might even hit the river for Cats.
The cat gear is allways ready.

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2019, 06:58 AM »
I am also done for the season. Still got out quite a bit despite the short season. I drove by my local lake and it was half ice and half open water. I will be out with the kayak next weekend.

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 2019, 07:00 AM »
All done for me.  I got out much more than I thought this season.   I also explored some new waters which was a great experience.   Catch you all next year hopefully early and often.
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Offline IceholeHEN

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2019, 09:49 AM »
when one season closes, another one opens. got on new hard waters and caught some nice ones. now its time, EYE can see you.
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Offline CowDawg

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2019, 02:39 PM »
Yeah, I think I"m calling it season finale as well.  Came home this afternoon after a few errands and cleaned out the back of the truck and stored everything into the garage..

I'm sad to say I only got out 3 times this season. It was just one of those things, had way too much going on these couple months. Crappy weather on my days off and the passing of my Father-in-law over the holidays made things rough.

But all in all, all is Great as I'm now a Grandfather as of last week!!!!.  My Daughter and Son-in-Law blessed us with a beautiful little grandson..  That certainly brightened up my world again!!!!!!

Hats off boys, here's to next Ice Season!!!  :flex:  :clap:  Time to change the season hobbies!!!!  Like Chez mentioned, River Cat time and then back into the kayaks.

Peace Out!!  The Dawg.

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #9 on: Mar 11, 2019, 05:29 PM »
ive gotten picky having winters off i go when  i feel I have 1 more trip this week then its the end its hard to say goodbye I love hearing Christmas music knowing ice is around the corner but that's life

Offline chez

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #10 on: Mar 11, 2019, 07:27 PM »
Yeah, I think I"m calling it season finale as well.  Came home this afternoon after a few errands and cleaned out the back of the truck and stored everything into the garage..

I'm sad to say I only got out 3 times this season. It was just one of those things, had way too much going on these couple months. Crappy weather on my days off and the passing of my Father-in-law over the holidays made things rough.

But all in all, all is Great as I'm now a Grandfather as of last week!!!!.  My Daughter and Son-in-Law blessed us with a beautiful little grandson..  That certainly brightened up my world again!!!!!!

Hats off boys, here's to next Ice Season!!!  :flex:  :clap:  Time to change the season hobbies!!!!  Like Chez mentioned, River Cat time and then back into the kayaks.

Peace Out!!  The Dawg.

Glad we got out together saturday buddy.
Was a good time.
I only made it out I times.but it Was more times than last year.
The cats are waiting for us.
Get those Baitrunners ready.

Offline CowDawg

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #11 on: Mar 11, 2019, 09:09 PM »
Glad we got out together saturday buddy.
Was a good time.
I only made it out I times.but it Was more times than last year.
The cats are waiting for us.
Get those Baitrunners ready.

The bait-runner reels and Cat rods are ready to go!  Just need to transfer some stuff in to the Cat duffel bag... and everything else should just fall into place!!!!

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #12 on: Mar 12, 2019, 05:20 AM »
CONGRATS PAPPY_DAWG!!!!!!!! Brother, I hope you get all the time you can with that boy so you can spoil him ROTTEN!!!! I wish him a long and happy life filled with good friends and loving family!!!

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #13 on: Mar 12, 2019, 07:24 AM »
Take care God bless

Offline Coonhunter34

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 2019, 07:25 PM »
A short and shaky year but had fun. See y'all next year. Good luck open water and stay safe.  If anyone is selling a fish finder pm me.  Looking for a conventional not a flasher
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Re: Calling it
« Reply #15 on: Mar 12, 2019, 08:17 PM »
CONGRATS PAPPY_DAWG!!!!!!!! Brother, I hope you get all the time you can with that boy so you can spoil him ROTTEN!!!! I wish him a long and happy life filled with good friends and loving family!!!

Thank you Spider!!!!!!!!!!!    I certainly plan to.

Offline RepGerg

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #16 on: Mar 12, 2019, 09:00 PM »
Started 1/26 ended 3/9 great year.
My buddy won the Walleye category at Canadohta Lake tourney, I caught a 22” 5.5# Largemouth PB. Our group averaged 30+ fish per trip Pickerel, Northern, Perch & Bass! Built a Smitty Sled feel in love with Finicky Foolers & really enjoyed a short but rewarding year.
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Offline clayboy

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #17 on: Mar 12, 2019, 09:10 PM »
🎣👍🍺to all fellow hard water anglers

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #18 on: Mar 13, 2019, 05:20 AM »
Thank you Spider!!!!!!!!!!!    I certainly plan to.


LOL! Remind me to show you some pictures of my grandsons next time we meet up. Spoiling them is part of the job ;)

Offline CowDawg

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #19 on: Mar 13, 2019, 08:13 PM »

LOL! Remind me to show you some pictures of my grandsons next time we meet up. Spoiling them is part of the job ;)

Certainly!!!!

Offline RuttNutt

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #20 on: Mar 15, 2019, 08:55 AM »
Aw, you guys are all “quitters!” There’s still 15” of ice in Wayne Co. and supposed to get back down to 20* Sat and Sun nite! 😜
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Offline Chris338378

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #21 on: Mar 15, 2019, 09:32 AM »
Aw, you guys are all “quitters!” There’s still 15” of ice in Wayne Co. and supposed to get back down to 20* Sat and Sun nite! 😜

Where are you going and when?  It's been a terrible season for me since I didn't even get out once which is unheard of for me.  Hopefully I'll manage to get out at least once and next year I'll be back in business like always.

Offline PaCarpboy

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #22 on: Mar 15, 2019, 11:52 AM »
Report on 3/6 indicated Belmont had between 15-20" of ice so that should still be good.  Pleasant Mount, which is near Belmont, had 8" of snow on the ground yesterday...in the fields. 

Offline RuttNutt

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #23 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:22 PM »
Where are you going and when?  It's been a terrible season for me since I didn't even get out once which is unheard of for me.  Hopefully I'll manage to get out at least once and next year I'll be back in business like always.

WHAT????? Not once??????  :o

You feeling alright Chris?  ;)
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Offline Van_Cleaver

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #24 on: Mar 15, 2019, 04:50 PM »
A bunch of my friends will be fishing Sun. near Mt Pocono though I have a music gig. That said Mon. through Weds might be doable if the temps are close to the predictions.

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #25 on: Mar 17, 2019, 05:30 PM »
My stuff all put away & called it a season. I got out 11 times. It was not a great season for me. I never really got into a good bite. Caught a few nice fish & alot of dinks. All in all. There is nothing like being on the ice. Hope next winter is not such a roller coaster weather. Those up & down temps. Make ice fishing so much more complicated. Always wondering weather the ice is safe. Really take the joy out of it . The capt  :tipup:

Offline Spider1

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #26 on: Mar 18, 2019, 05:08 AM »
I got out something like 15 times give or take. Had a few slow days but I was usually with buddies and I had a good time regardless. But I also got into some good bites. Only regret I have is that I didn't get to hang out with more of my buddies. Didn't get to hang out with carpboy or slaphappy or pappydawg or chris or TaftonDan or zziipp... heck the list goes on. Sorry I didn't get to see you guys!

Offline PaCarpboy

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Re: Calling it
« Reply #27 on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:05 AM »
Same here Mike   Wish we could have hooked up.  I didn't get out nearly as much as you.   Seems every Saturday I did get out, the wind was howling, including this weekend.  I may have gotten out 6 or 7 times, and only had one day with a decent bite.  Glad you got into some fish.  Was fun fishing with snake bit Rut Nut Perry 2x this year, Red Blur Evan 1X and of course, SlapHappy Jeremey several times.  Good laughs, food and drink.  We'll have to try and coordinate schedules next year.   Have a great kayak season!
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Re: Calling it
« Reply #28 on: Mar 18, 2019, 10:31 AM »
Where are you going and when?  It's been a terrible season for me since I didn't even get out once which is unheard of for me.  Hopefully I'll manage to get out at least once and next year I'll be back in business like always.

I fished Upper Woods with a buddy on Sat morning. He had to leave at 11, so I drove to Upper Woods and met some of the guys there in the afternoon. Not much of a bite at either lake, but it was 3/16 and ice was solid! Can’t complain!  ;)

I’m gonna try to stretch it one more week. Got a good aluminum 8’ plank already strapped to the roof-rack and gonna leave all my gear in the vehicle.  Might even hit Promised Land after work tomorrow. Not ready to give up quite yet!  ;D
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Re: Calling it
« Reply #29 on: Mar 20, 2019, 09:02 PM »
Just couldn’t resist one more outing after work today.  ;)



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