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Offline wetsleeves

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #90 on: Jan 03, 2013, 05:16 PM »
Made it out on the ice tonight (south end) we definitely made some last night but there are still sketchy dark spots.  Had 3-5" everywhere I punched and it was popping and cracking the whole time i was out there. 

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #91 on: Jan 03, 2013, 05:24 PM »
                                 on my way Jan 26 to rake in the $ be ready guys...   
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #92 on: Jan 03, 2013, 07:37 PM »
ya you and 1499 others

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #93 on: Jan 04, 2013, 07:18 PM »
A buddy of mine drilled 5" on one of the bays on south end.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #94 on: Jan 04, 2013, 07:46 PM »
I hate to sound like a jerk, but I really hope all the dirt bags can pick up their garbage off the lake this year.  :%$#!:   The lake was a dump after last years tourny.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #95 on: Jan 04, 2013, 08:24 PM »
I'd love to go. Never fished Sacandaga yet, seems like it's real tough fishing it without someone else that's been there.
I always do the Northern Challenge in Tupper, hopefully next year I can get in before it's sold out  :'(

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #96 on: Jan 04, 2013, 09:20 PM »
I hate to sound like a jerk, but I really hope all the dirt bags can pick up their garbage off the lake this year.  :%$#!:   The lake was a dump after last years tourny.

Probably not.....bet they wouldn't appreciate it we returned the favor.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #97 on: Jan 05, 2013, 07:39 AM »
Cporter Its always a good idea to remind everyone to bring back with them what they brought in. Its just being respectful to other outdoorsmen. :clap:
It sounds like the lake is coming along nicely,three weeks to go :icefish: :icefish:

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #98 on: Jan 05, 2013, 08:59 AM »
Had to run to Mayfield this morning. Very few guys out on the ice. 3/4 guys by the pub. I was in the shop yesterday. Guys are reporting 5 to 6 inches. But the guy I trust is saying that 2/3 inches of that is white ice with 2/3 of good ice under it. Matter of fact he went in this week. Only 4' of water and he made it out ok and he is a big kid. The one you going out in front of you...lol...it was 34 degrees and very wind this morning. Did see a picture of a 39' pike that was released....hunts2long
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #99 on: Jan 05, 2013, 09:57 AM »
Hey guys-I've never fished Sacandaga before. I was just wondering where people park and get onto the water when it's safe. Just looking for somewhere to start-I'll try to figure it out from there- it's a huge place
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #100 on: Jan 05, 2013, 10:32 AM »
The campsite at Northampton is plowed out and you can drive right down to the beach area and it is not a bad place to fish...hunts2long
Northville, NY

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #101 on: Jan 05, 2013, 10:56 AM »
The campsite at Northampton is plowed out and you can drive right down to the beach area and it is not a bad place to fish...hunts2long

Met you at Dave's last summer. How's by you?

Do they plow the Northville boat launch parking lot?
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #102 on: Jan 05, 2013, 11:05 AM »
The do not plow the Northville launch area. North of the bridge the water is moving most of the time, so not a good place to be on the ice....hunts2long
Northville, NY

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #103 on: Jan 05, 2013, 07:48 PM »
ATV in the water about 1000 yards from sport island tonight.  It was floating but they couldn't get it out.  Lake is really dangerous on the north end once you get about 500 yards from sport.  Lots of slushy, weird looking spots.  Be careful if heading out and watch where you are walking.
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #104 on: Jan 05, 2013, 08:09 PM »
Ice couldnt hold atv, big surprise there.   

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #105 on: Jan 06, 2013, 07:10 AM »
that one looks like its going to be fun to get out,By the pictures,its hard to believe there were others out there also.Good to see he made it

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #106 on: Jan 06, 2013, 07:55 AM »
Only saw three ATV's all day and they were riding together.  They were not out there long before going through.  Where did you see pictures?
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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #107 on: Jan 06, 2013, 08:00 AM »
They were posted on the Sacandaga lake conditions thread

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #108 on: Jan 06, 2013, 05:40 PM »
first day out good buddy caught a nice one bout 19" had 5 other flags big first day south end had bout 5"
good ice, good buds, and good times that's what it's all about!!

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #109 on: Jan 06, 2013, 06:19 PM »
Nice fish

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #110 on: Jan 06, 2013, 09:33 PM »
The do not plow the Northville launch area. North of the bridge the water is moving most of the time, so not a good place to be on the ice....hunts2long

Thanks a lot!

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #111 on: Jan 07, 2013, 01:54 PM »
North of the bridge never looked that inviting during ice season.If you do fall in you may not get out till spring. After seeing the ATV go under,caution must be taken everywere on the lake :tipup:

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #112 on: Jan 07, 2013, 03:57 PM »
With this weeks temperatures its not looking good for the Walleye Challenge.  We are going to need a lot of cold weather next week.
J3W

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #113 on: Jan 07, 2013, 05:42 PM »
we will be fine for the challenge (i hope)....my buddies put their shanty out yesterday ...time to fish  :tipup:
may the beer be cold and your lines be tight

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #114 on: Jan 07, 2013, 06:22 PM »
did they bring it out north of wally's by Closes's farm? if so wee saw you. how much ice were you guys cutting out there? also how much do you figure your shack weighs? we were hoping to bring ours out this weekend but not sure its gonna happen till next.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #115 on: Jan 07, 2013, 10:11 PM »
lots of cold weather coming, next week,

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #116 on: Jan 09, 2013, 07:37 AM »
I find it hard to believe that guys are putting shanties out on the ice that is so ifee. Were are Hunts2long, Standswithafist, Windinhishair, Tenbears

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #117 on: Jan 09, 2013, 07:43 AM »
well believe it man! i know its kinda crazy, but it has been donw in the single digits the last 2 nights and yesterday i dont think it went above freezing. only a couple days over the next five are going to be above 40* and its still going to get donw to freezing at night. we are hoping to get ours out after some scouting on tuesday. had a couple buddies cutting 4-5" from bunker hill rd about 2/3rds of the way across towards sinclair pt on monday.

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #118 on: Jan 09, 2013, 07:53 AM »
That's great,To hear that its really not that bad of a thaw after all.As long as your temps drop below freezing at night you will be fine. It has taken a long time to make ice ,it will not disappear over night

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Re: sacandaga challenge
« Reply #119 on: Jan 09, 2013, 08:24 AM »
Five of us fished the South end of the Lake on Sat.  1 pike (28 in) and one pickeral. Had  a few other flags.

 



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