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Offline Skylands27

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I fished superior on Tuesday on the side closer to 17b there was 5 inches of ice but the shoreline was shot we were able to get on but you might want to bring a plank with you just in case the edges dont stiffen up with all this wind as for fishing nothing great bunch of small perch and pickerel
Good to hear! Anyone know if it's kicking up better? Was thinking about heading up to superior or another lake in that area Saturday or Sunday if it's solid, I've driven up to the adks 3+ hours each way twice in the last 3 weeks and I'm not doing that again lol

Offline Need ice

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I'm going to go Friday. If it's not windy... At least I'll check it. Going up to Tupper lake on the first. My first time going.

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I'm going to go Friday. If it's not windy... At least I'll check it. Going up to Tupper lake on the first. My first time going.
Appreciate it, I'm about an hour 15 from the area so I cant actively check or I would. Good luck on tupper, I fished west caroga the other week and grafton state park last week and both places really destroyed me, barely caught anything.

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Good evening or should I say early morning, Loudmouth879 thank you for all the work you do with the NY. badges each year may you and your friend have a great time fishing.
Catskills welcome to Ice Shanty and the Southern NY. thread in the NY.Reports & Conditions forum there is a thread for Big Pond in Delaware county last report on ice conditions is from last Friday (1/4) states only 2 and a half inches at that time. Given the remoteness of the place I suggest taking a buddy in case anything happens  cell phone reception might not be great.Over the years that I've been on Ice Shanty most reports state fishing can be hot or cold once in a while someone would post a photo of a 18 inch or larger trout but not common .
Need Ice,Hard water Diehard my thanks to both of you for taking scouting trips in Sullivan county.

Folks I suggest giving bait shops a call before heading out this weekend think there will be a rush of people heading out to fish with this colder weather. Be safe and good fishing to all of you.

Steve

Offline kbaez

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any ice report for Sullivan looking to get out tomorrow morning. thanks
pictures of the smitty sled i build anyone add anything to there they reccomend




Offline beachwoods 16

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nice smitty. Have the skis now have to do the rest. did you come up through the skis with lags?

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nice smitty. Have the skis now have to do the rest. did you come up through the skis with lags?
.. yes 3" lags that i recessed into the bottom of the skis

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Good morning Beachwoods 16 in the ice fishing videos forum you will find a topic labeld Smitty Sled by Len F. ,Len show most of the step in building the sled and materials/hardware he used for the project .Might be of help to you.
Steve

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Good evening or should I say early morning, Loudmouth879 thank you for all the work you do with the NY. badges each year may you and your friend have a great time fishing.
Catskills welcome to Ice Shanty and the Southern NY. thread in the NY.Reports & Conditions forum there is a thread for Big Pond in Delaware county last report on ice conditions is from last Friday (1/4) states only 2 and a half inches at that time. Given the remoteness of the place I suggest taking a buddy in case anything happens  cell phone reception might not be great.Over the years that I've been on Ice Shanty most reports state fishing can be hot or cold once in a while someone would post a photo of a 18 inch or larger trout but not common .
Need Ice,Hard water Diehard my thanks to both of you for taking scouting trips in Sullivan county.

Folks I suggest giving bait shops a call before heading out this weekend think there will be a rush of people heading out to fish with this colder weather. Be safe and good fishing to all of you.

Steve

thank you!

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Catskills you welcome happy to be of some help. May I ask a small favor of you please update your profile so your avatar will show your general location. (county and state for example) this helps other Ice Shanty members when they reply to your posts especially if you are posting in other forums and not those related to NY. Where members may naturally assume you live NY. My thanks in advance for your doing this favor.
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My local, southern Sullivan lake is not yet safe!
The wind kept it open until late yesterday, this AM there was about an inch in by shore, yesterday all water from my shore all the way across.
Extremely slight chance of going out Sunday, hoping for the best.
I do wonder if some of the smaller Sullivan ponds may have locked up regardless of the windy conditions all week.
Next week is the middle of the month!   >:(

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Yeah BlueSail.. I just did a lil run around in the area..although a lot is locked up..wishful thinking for Sunday...maybe that "pond" will be prime ..Surprised that your main lake was pretty much locked up ..that southern end was locked up yesterday and even further out today .
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I'd be surprised if the smaller Sullivan ponds weren't locked up considering someone said they were on Superior 3 days ago?

Offline phil o

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I have a buddy with a place on wanasink, they have been making an effort to keep a population of trout from what I hear (hopefully accurate rumor).  He's heard people saying to kill all of the smallies they catch to help the trout LOL.  Only if they realized how good smallies taste  ::)  Those smalls fight there! love catching them in the summer on senkos

I grew up around here and haven't heard much about lake louise marie, but I am sure you can find some good spots.  I never see anyone out on the ice or boats for that matter.  I fish Yankee Lake and this past weekend was tons of open water.  Extra windy up there today

Anybody know about big pond?  Thinking a little further north will be better.

i was going to book an airbnb with the wife and kids for a weekend on yankee this month.  the weather was so bad though we are pushing back to Feb.  any tips for yankee?

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i was going to book an airbnb with the wife and kids for a weekend on yankee this month.  the weather was so bad though we are pushing back to Feb.  any tips for yankee?

Yankee is a good ice fishing lake. Bass, Pickerel, Perch, nice big cat fish and probably Crappie. If the temps we have right now continue it should be fine in Feb.

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i was going to book an airbnb with the wife and kids for a weekend on yankee this month.  the weather was so bad though we are pushing back to Feb.  any tips for yankee?


Big minnows in the shallows for pickerel ...move out if no bites...make some pickled pickerel you wont be disappointed  .Are you familiar with the bait shops in the area ?
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Big minnows in the shallows for pickerel ...move out if no bites...make some pickled pickerel you wont be disappointed  .Are you familiar with the bait shops in the area ?

i think im good with bait, we've been up in that area a few times and stopped by toms and sportnuts.  im all ears though if there are better options.  stayed on a pond in forestburg one summer which had great crappie/perch/pickerel action and yankee early last spring but it was too warm for ice and too cold to bring the yaks with kids (my boys are only 3 and 6).  im really just looking for some panfish action to keep them interested.  will setup tipups for something large but everything is going back. 

the long weekend airbnb trips we do on water are really just 25+ year reconnaissance missions for our future retirement home.  we stayed at a place on bomoseen this past summer, so far that lake is #1 on my list, but these private ponds in ny are also in my top 5.  ideally i cant wait to GTFO out of NJ and buy something small in upstate NY or farther N near lake george/vermont.

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i think im good with bait, we've been up in that area a few times and stopped by toms and sportnuts.  im all ears though if there are better options.  stayed on a pond in forestburg one summer which had great crappie/perch/pickerel action and yankee early last spring but it was too warm for ice and too cold to bring the yaks with kids (my boys are only 3 and 6).  im really just looking for some panfish action to keep them interested.  will setup tipups for something large but everything is going back. 

the long weekend airbnb trips we do on water are really just 25+ year reconnaissance missions for our future retirement home.  we stayed at a place on bomoseen this past summer, so far that lake is #1 on my list, but these private ponds in ny are also in my top 5.  ideally i cant wait to GTFO out of NJ and buy something small in upstate NY or farther N near lake george/vermont.

Which small pond in Forestburgh? That's where I am. I don't know much about Airbnb but if you can search for places I would try Lake Devanage or Highland Lake in this general area. Both are private but both have some good fishing and I think Devanage has some nice trout. I grew up and cut my ice teeth on Masten Lake and we owned and operated the old public swimming beach called the ML Casino. Not there any more but it sure was a special place to grow up.

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Which small pond in Forestburgh? That's where I am. I don't know much about Airbnb but if you can search for places I would try Lake Devanage or Highland Lake in this general area. Both are private but both have some good fishing and I think Devanage has some nice trout. I grew up and cut my ice teeth on Masten Lake and we owned and operated the old public swimming beach called the ML Casino. Not there any more but it sure was a special place to grow up.

Gam

on google maps its just listed as forestburg pond, its by the intersection of 42 and 48

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on google maps its just listed as forestburg pond, its by the intersection of 42 and 48

YUP! Right up the road from my house in Hartwood at the blinker. Some decent LM Bass in there but all on the small side.

Let me know if you find places on the lakes I mentioned. Airbnb seems to be coming on pretty strong in this area lately and I take care of a neighbors place listed on the site.

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Offline Need ice

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Hello everyone. I don't need to post this because others have already.. I checked five places and all had open water at places. But I think. Surperior on 17b side might be ok by Sunday. But long walk not for a person with lots of great.

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Hello everyone. I don't need to post this because others have already.. I checked five places and all had open water at places. But I think. Surperior on 17b side might be ok by Sunday. But long walk not for a person with lots of great.

How bad was the Superior boat launch?

Offline kbaez

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when you say superior by 17B side are your referring to the trail you have to walk thru the woods to access the lake or chestnut lake thru the swamp?

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Kbaez. Yes... For the boat launch need a minimum 4 to 5 days

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The trail

Offline beachwoods 16

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when you say superior by 17B side are your referring to the trail you have to walk thru the woods to access the lake or chestnut lake thru the swamp?
I always came from Puckyhuddle. Is there a way through the swamp?

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I don't know. Yesterday was my first day going throw the trail.

Offline Skylands27

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Any shot of finding safe ice tomorrow anywhere? In north Jersey by me we just froze over last night finally, only have about an inch

 



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