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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11340 on: Feb 21, 2021, 03:37 PM »
I'm surprised more marina's don't clear parking and charge for winter access to lake places on chaumont do and make good cash flow in the off season.


My theory is the people up there don't want ice fisherman on "their lake" . 
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11341 on: Feb 21, 2021, 05:15 PM »
I'm surprised more marina's don't clear parking and charge for winter access to lake places on chaumont do and make good cash flow in the off season.
Most marinas have several ice eaters around all the docks. Would be no access anyways

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11342 on: Feb 21, 2021, 05:22 PM »
Most marinas have several ice eaters around all the docks. Would be no access anyways

Yup. Easier to pay the electric bill for the bubblers in the winter than pull out the docks each fall only to have to put them in again in the spring

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11343 on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:40 PM »
My theory is the people up there don't want ice fisherman on "their lake" .


 we have a finite amount of public access and a surplus of folks trying to get on that lake. who can fault the taxpaying landowners on lake george for not wanting to deal with the circus that ice fishing has become on that lake?


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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11344 on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:42 PM »
I'm surprised more marina's don't clear parking and charge for winter access to lake places on chaumont do and make good cash flow in the off season.


I'm surprised anyone would think that someone who owns and operates a large marina on lg needs some extra walking around cash

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11345 on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:48 PM »
bro lake George is officially the "king" of being overfished lol. Four 7 hour outings in the past two years and have only had 2 chasers  :-\ and we're usually in 70-80ft. Will probably start targeting perch or something on another lake lmao

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11346 on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:51 PM »
bro lake George is officially the "king" of being overfished lol. Four 7 hour outings in the past two years and have only had 2 chasers  :-\ and we're usually in 70-80ft. Will probably start targeting perch or something on another lake lmao


there's a million reasons to not fish lake george but a lack of fish is certainly a new one...

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11347 on: Feb 21, 2021, 07:07 PM »
Most people up here don't have a problem with people fishing "their" lake at all. What they have a problem with is people trashing their private property. Lake George is a big lake that can handle pressure but it doesn't have enough access for the amount of people fishing it. So what happens is private access spots where you can park 5-6 vehicles reasonably would be tolerated and allowed. Now those spots have 40+ vehicles trying to park any which way they can fit and are blocking the road and driveways. Residents complain. Neighbor allowing the access doesn't want to upset the community. Access denied. Beating a dead horse but it's going to get worse. The attitude of "I just drove four hours to fish the "king" so I'll park wherever because it's life or death if I can't jig up 23 inch lakers." Has and is killing all little private access points that have been open for years. I wouldn't drive 4 hours to fish Lake George anyways.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11348 on: Feb 21, 2021, 07:15 PM »
Most people up here don't have a problem with people fishing "their" lake at all. What they have a problem with is people trashing their private property. Lake George is a big lake that can handle pressure but it doesn't have enough access for the amount of people fishing it. So what happens is private access spots where you can park 5-6 vehicles reasonably would be tolerated and allowed. Now those spots have 40+ vehicles trying to park any which way they can fit and are blocking the road and driveways. Residents complain. Neighbor allowing the access doesn't want to upset the community. Access denied. Beating a dead horse but it's going to get worse. The attitude of "I just drove four hours to fish the "king" so I'll park wherever because it's life or death if I can't jig up 23 inch lakers." Has and is killing all little private access points that have been open for years. I wouldn't drive 4 hours to fish Lake George anyways.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11349 on: Feb 21, 2021, 07:26 PM »
Most people up here don't have a problem with people fishing "their" lake at all. What they have a problem with is people trashing their private property. Lake George is a big lake that can handle pressure but it doesn't have enough access for the amount of people fishing it. So what happens is private access spots where you can park 5-6 vehicles reasonably would be tolerated and allowed. Now those spots have 40+ vehicles trying to park any which way they can fit and are blocking the road and driveways. Residents complain. Neighbor allowing the access doesn't want to upset the community. Access denied. Beating a dead horse but it's going to get worse. The attitude of "I just drove four hours to fish the "king" so I'll park wherever because it's life or death if I can't jig up 23 inch lakers." Has and is killing all little private access points that have been open for years. I wouldn't drive 4 hours to fish Lake George anyways.


I wouldn't drive 4 miles to fish lake george.  if I wanted to see that many folks from down state I could go hang out at crossgates mall or southbay on champlain

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11350 on: Feb 21, 2021, 07:32 PM »
Have to get away from the crowds. Most people walk out few hundred feet and sit w the mob and dont move all day, then say it sucks. That goes for lakers and perch. Just because fishing 70-80 fow of water doesn't mean you are on laker grounds.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11351 on: Feb 22, 2021, 05:28 AM »
bro lake George is officially the "king" of being overfished lol. Four 7 hour outings in the past two years and have only had 2 chasers  :-\ and we're usually in 70-80ft. Will probably start targeting perch or something on another lake lmao
This sounds like lack of experience more than anything

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11352 on: Feb 22, 2021, 06:03 AM »
Anyone know how much ice of Paulist Fathers? Please DM/PM if youíd prefer. Thanks!

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11353 on: Feb 22, 2021, 06:47 AM »
I would like to thank the guy's who I have been reaching out to off and on for years now as to ice conditions on Lake George in various locations. We have been coming to George as a vacation fishing trip since the late 90's.We come from the Finger Lakes Region, stay up in the north basin so it is nice to have decent guy's that we can really count on t o keep us informed so we can adjust our plans. We just returned home from this years trip , which was a special success. We have been taking my brother in law since he as 11 or 12 years old and this year he and his wife brought their little girl for her first trip to George. We had nice weather and the laker fishing was pretty steady for us also, caught more 22" lakers than ever before. Thanks again guy's for the ice reports. Take care all.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11354 on: Feb 22, 2021, 07:52 AM »
Have to get away from the crowds. Most people walk out few hundred feet and sit w the mob and dont move all day, then say it sucks. That goes for lakers and perch. Just because fishing 70-80 fow of water doesn't mean you are on laker grounds.
So true. I had no one near me as i was limiting out on perch yesterday. I spent 3 hours and about 40 holes looking. I started in 44 FOW because that is where I find them often. The fishing sucked and I finally found them in 34 FOW. On my way in I walked by many people who were in 34 FOW and caught nothing. Most stayed next to their shanties all day and were waiting for?? Luck? It is a big lake. I used to fish near the crowds and it would suck after first ice. Now I get as far away from others as possible
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11355 on: Feb 22, 2021, 08:32 AM »
Found my perch in 37fow. As for lakers, i did'nt score any , just a few slaps. Boy would they shoot up for it thennnnn, nothing. Still was fun day . Good luck everyone.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11356 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:58 AM »
I would pay $10. It beats what they charge for tickets.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11357 on: Feb 22, 2021, 10:42 AM »
Hey guys is it even possible to get a atv out of vets? Or to much slush? Thanks

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11358 on: Feb 22, 2021, 11:53 AM »
there were quads going out there all day yesterday . Hard ice
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11359 on: Feb 22, 2021, 11:57 AM »
Thanks

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11360 on: Feb 22, 2021, 04:40 PM »
how far out of the bay at vets have the machines been going?

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11361 on: Feb 22, 2021, 06:44 PM »
how far out of the bay at vets have the machines been going?

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We fished off vets last week. Once you are out of the bay the ice thickness drops quickly. I mentioned it in previous post. We went from 8" -2" within 150'.
We fished the main lake today off different access. Had  whiteout conditions. Lake easily picked up 6" plus of snow today. Lake will be slush mess by end day Wednesday

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11362 on: Feb 23, 2021, 09:10 AM »
Warning to anyone fishing out of vets. I like to get out early and off the ice early but when I got back to my truck and trailer on Saturday around 10:30 am I had to wait almost 2 hrs for someone to show up and move their vehicle because some idiot thought it would be fun to block me in. But I was not the only one, there we people blocked in all over the place. People show up late and just stuff their vehicle anywhere they can without regard for anybody else. Hopefully karma will work it out.
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11363 on: Feb 23, 2021, 09:30 AM »
Had a great weekend on Lake George.  My buddy got his personal best Laker which measured 37" and weighed 14.7lbs.  This fish was released to fight another day.  We set tip-ups for lakers and jigged for panfish.  I did manage one surprise 28" laker caught on the fly above my Hali on my lightweight perch rod, that was a blast!   




















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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11364 on: Feb 23, 2021, 09:44 AM »
Warning to anyone fishing out of vets. I like to get out early and off the ice early but when I got back to my truck and trailer on Saturday around 10:30 am I had to wait almost 2 hrs for someone to show up and move their vehicle because some idiot thought it would be fun to block me in. But I was not the only one, there we people blocked in all over the place. People show up late and just stuff their vehicle anywhere they can without regard for anybody else. Hopefully karma will work it out.

I hope they have good health insurance if they did that to me...I'd lose it over that. People are unreal

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11365 on: Feb 23, 2021, 10:15 AM »
Had a great weekend on Lake George.  My buddy got his personal best Laker which measured 37" and weighed 14.7lbs.  This fish was released to fight another day.  We set tip-ups for lakers and jigged for panfish.  I did manage one surprise 28" laker caught on the fly above my Hali on my lightweight perch rod, that was a blast!   







What a pig!  Congrats to him. Nice job on C&R.  Those trophies are great to keep in the lake.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11366 on: Feb 23, 2021, 01:58 PM »
Anyone been out on Huletts lately that can give walking and lake conditions?  Thanks
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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11367 on: Feb 23, 2021, 02:27 PM »
Anyone been out on Huletts lately that can give walking and lake conditions?  Thanks
Tony I can tell you north of there couple miles was a slushy mess walking would have been horrible I appreciate the replies to everyone always I wish I can tell you more I donít know what it looks like after yesterday or this warm week coming up hopefully by weekend itís almost glare ice and easy dragging

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11368 on: Feb 23, 2021, 03:20 PM »
Anyone been out on Huletts lately that can give walking and lake conditions?  Thanks

I was out Sunday and the walking was not great and getting worse: some areas had slush under a crust that would break as you walked on it, some areas had water under the crust, and some areas were wet areas that had frozen and were slippery.  We got about three more inches of wet snow yesterday and it was almost 40˚ and raining a bit today.

The forecast for tomorrow is highs in the 40's and chance of afternoon rain, so things won't get any better until we get some cold weather again.

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Re: LAKE GEORGE BS THREAD
« Reply #11369 on: Feb 23, 2021, 03:36 PM »
I was out Sunday and the walking was not great and getting worse: some areas had slush under a crust that would break as you walked on it, some areas had water under the crust, and some areas were wet areas that had frozen and were slippery.  We got about three more inches of wet snow yesterday and it was almost 40˚ and raining a bit today.

The forecast for tomorrow is highs in the 40's and chance of afternoon rain, so things won't get any better until we get some cold weather again.

My drag out yesterday morning actually wasnt that bad. however when i went back in about 5, the drag took twice as long due to the snow. i imagine with the warmth over the next few days it wont be very fun pulling our gear. Although, that normally means with a little more labor you can get away from the crowds and enjoy better than normal fishing.

 



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