Author Topic: Anybody else getting the itch???  (Read 12813 times)

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #30 on: Sep 02, 2003, 12:34 PM »
Let the snow fly!  We had frost on the windshields Monday, opener for Moose was Monday, and the geese and cranes are thicker than heck right now.  Started the waterfowl season off yesterday, so I know ice fishing should be right around the corner, (Halloween-Nov.1st.)  Gotta take the auger in for a tune-up and blow the spiders out of the carb.  -Barleydog :'(
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #31 on: Sep 02, 2003, 12:48 PM »
I agree with you 100% terry. it won't be long now.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #32 on: Sep 02, 2003, 04:00 PM »
Evidently winter arrives early for you barleydog. Dove and nuisance goose season just opened here. That's those lazy ones that don't feel like going south. Need a 3inch mag  to get them moving along. Earliest i ever got on the ice was in "77. Got out the week before Thanksgiving. It was a brutal winter in Pennsylvania terms. Not to sure we need another one quite like that one, but early ice would be appreciated.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #33 on: Sep 05, 2003, 12:54 PM »
This recent cool snap has me going.  It is supposed to get down to the mid 40's tonight here in Central PA.  This kind of weather gets me itchin to go archery hunting then come on ice.  
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #34 on: Sep 05, 2003, 01:10 PM »
same here in Wisconsin. the temperature went down to 47 degrees here in Milwaukee, but still no ice.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #35 on: Sep 05, 2003, 03:25 PM »
35 degrees here at my mountain chalet in northern B.C. this am. Was even a little snow with the rain. Its a coming.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #36 on: Sep 05, 2003, 04:26 PM »
yes it is. but not soon enough.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #37 on: Sep 05, 2003, 09:06 PM »
36 last night here in northern lower Mich. It supposed to warm up for a few days here.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #38 on: Sep 06, 2003, 06:55 AM »
I have the itch big time,what gets me through from
now till ice time is ice fishing videos,my wife thinks I'am
nutts.But watching the videos seems to relax me sometimes,and sometimes I will get out the shanty open
it up in the drive way,and stare at it like the guys I read about it in this forum,I laughed my a** off . :D
COME  ON  ICE , see ya cooley  :'(
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #39 on: Sep 06, 2003, 09:04 AM »
set it up in the house and turn on the airconditioner. it simulates actual conditions that way. haha!!!

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #40 on: Sep 06, 2003, 11:32 AM »
Hey Coolie, thanks for the idea!  I've had the shanty up and the AC on,  even drilled a hole in the floor and set the aquarium up in the cellar (caught a 2 1/2' Molly the other day!)  If I slap a tape in, it will be just like having neighbors on the ice!  Boy, I just keep coming up with more and more reasons to make momma proud.  I figure that when ice hits she'll be begging to get out of the house ;)
Fish may be stupid but I've never seen a perch sitting in a boat with a second degree sun burn trying to catch a man.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #41 on: Sep 06, 2003, 01:16 PM »
i hope you released that molly. it was under the size limit.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #42 on: Sep 06, 2003, 04:36 PM »
Just put the a/c downstairs and set up my shanty in the yard.Had to take a look at it.Like seeing an old friend.Almost time to restring my traps!!
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #43 on: Sep 07, 2003, 09:40 AM »
Wow!Just checked the site to see if it was up and running,Glad to see I'm not the only nutcase thinkin about hardwater fishin already.
My goal this year,Travel off cape more this year(especialy towards western mass to try a beer slush with the Goatboys).Hope to meet everybody soon.
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #44 on: Sep 07, 2003, 07:34 PM »
POPPA,you are more than welome to fish with the Goatboys.Usually we fish Westborough and have some great fun.Its about a 45 minute ride from R.I. and North Attleboro. Let us know when you want to hook up,and we will setit up.
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #45 on: Sep 13, 2003, 11:42 AM »
BJ Thanx for the invite, I'll definitly be hooking up with the boys this year,as time gets closer,I'll probably start picking everyones brains for info on directions, lodging,and any member get togethers as Bussiness will allow,(weekends should be numerous),again,thanx for the invite and look mforward to meeting everybody!

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #46 on: Oct 22, 2003, 04:04 PM »
I have the itch bad.  Got the shacks out last weekend and aired them out good.  Going to put some type of divider in my 1 man yet and then I should be almost ready to rock.
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #47 on: Oct 22, 2003, 07:50 PM »
Blackice, please explain about a divider in a one man. I mostly fish myself, and have a rule of thumb about shantys: Whatever size they advertise for, subtract one. IOW if they say its a two man shanty, its just right for one, if they say its a three man shanty its probably just right for two, etc. And I am usually on foot and dont want anything more than I need, but when you have your Vex, bait bucket, heater, lunchbox, etc, so even when your going light it all ads up.

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #48 on: Oct 23, 2003, 12:43 AM »
Kenelz- By divider I mean something in the base of the sled to keep all my stuff from getting mixed into one giant mess.  
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #49 on: Oct 23, 2003, 06:51 AM »
I got real itchy last night. Got some new windlass tip-ups and put new line on them. Put half a spool on one before I realized I had wound it in the wrong direction.  Also picked up some # 6 Ratso's the other day from Gander Mountain.  Will have to pick up some # 10's next time out.
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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #50 on: Oct 23, 2003, 09:13 AM »
Its getting closer!!  Possibly snow next week here in se WI!!
TEAR'N UP THAT ICE!!

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Re:Anybody else getting the itch???
« Reply #51 on: Oct 23, 2003, 02:33 PM »
The weather here is PA has been chillier than normal.  IT was about 38 degrees all day today and tomorrow isn't any better.  I looked at the long range forecast(which usually means squat), but next Thurs & Friday the lows at night are calling for 21 and 24 degrees.  Bring it on.  Just got a new Jet Sled Tuesday and I think I will fire up the auger this weekend.   ;D
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