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crileyNH

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Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:03 AM »
Me and my friends are getting anxious to do some ice fishing!  Anybody been by Pleasant Lake recently?  We have had some cold weather, but recent snow probably isn't helping our cause!  It was very slow there last year, but I figure they were waiting for this year to strike! ;D.   I do very well in this lake during the summer months, but the winter is not so hot.  But we have a nice house to stay warm in, and always have fun...

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:39 AM »
I can't tell you anything about Pleasant lake in Deerfield, but I would like to welcome you to ice shanty and hope you have a great season. :)

crileyNH

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:42 AM »
Thank you!  Where do find the fish in NH?  Are those pics from Alton Bay?

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:46 AM »
The one to the right is from the IS outing last year and the other tow are from lake wentworth last year.

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:52 AM »
Pleasant was far from safe before the snow.  The new snow cover has created a tretchorous condition on top of already unsafe ice.  Be safe!
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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:59 AM »
Working at pleasant lake day before yesterday, and not a spec of ice in sight... but the sand flats by the launch were starting to get that "slushy" look in spots.  forcast looks great, though!

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2012, 02:49 PM »
Can't wait for it to lock up good and hard I'll be the big guy with the black bob house your all welcome to stop in if you see it and us there

crileyNH

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2012, 03:59 PM »
Sounds good!  I drove by Massabesic earlier, and it's wide open!  I guess we'll wait a while.  We are in the silver bobhouse (the one with the satellite dish on the outside- my friends have a good sense of humor!)

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #8 on: Dec 30, 2012, 04:06 PM »
Wind wind go away we want smooth water not waves lol

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #9 on: Dec 30, 2012, 04:11 PM »
Every year I say I'm gonna fish that pond. Maybe this is the year.

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #10 on: Dec 30, 2012, 08:34 PM »
I love fishing pleasant. Went and checked it out today and it didn't look good yet. Guess I have more time to build the new shack
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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2012, 09:19 PM »
I hate to tell you guys this, but you only know half the story...
The south cove of Pleasant (opposite the boat launch) had a solid 3 inches today. Head out of that cove and it's mostly open water. Unfortunately, as far as I know there's no great access to the southern cove unless you know someone who lives there. My friend rents a house there an called me up yesterday to say the ice in that corner of the lake was safe. I didn't believe him, but he wasn't kidding -- it was thick enough to support us, plus a couple other guys who were using a snowblower to clear a skating rink.

It was windy as all heck, but we still managed a couple decent trout. One skinny 17" brown and a fat 16" brookie.




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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #12 on: Dec 31, 2012, 08:42 AM »
I am going to the South end tonight for a new year's party- I think that was the people you saw clearing the ice rink...  I am sure a week or two more of this really cold weather and it will be FISH ON!

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #13 on: Dec 31, 2012, 09:12 AM »
Whats up icefshninnh ...cant wait to get out there  :tipup:  :tipup:  :tipup:  :tipup:  :tipup:  :tipup:

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #14 on: Jan 01, 2013, 08:01 AM »
Took a ride over on New Years morning, ice is not ready yet at the launch. Good news is that the lake is 95% covered with ice. Ice at the launch is sketchy. Looks like at least another week of cold weather is needed before it is good for some fishin.

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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #15 on: Jan 01, 2013, 08:30 AM »
They are talking single digits the next couple of nights. I have Friday off so hopefully there will be 3-4" at the beach by then. Even if I can only fish shallow, I will fish. Also looks like the wind will die down by then. I have a bunch of fat meal worms just waiting to be gobbled up by hungry trout. Last year on several occasions I saw fish that were between 5-10 lbs swimming under my holes! They were not interested in my baits (shiners/mealworms/eggs) but they seemed to be attracted by the smaller fish feeding and fighting over my baits. This year I have a camera to see what they are. Hopefilly they are trout. I love new toys!
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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #16 on: Jan 01, 2013, 11:56 AM »
 :icefish: looking to put a shanty on pleasant it will be open for anybody to use i would just ask one thing i would like to keep a log just sign any part of the wall maybe in two weeks if we get safe ice :icefish:  how is the ice on stinsin?
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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #17 on: Jan 01, 2013, 01:31 PM »
I'm hoping to head to Pleasant possibly tomorrow (today would be nice too but the winds might blow my portable across the lake even if its tied down). If anyone sees a small black 2 man pop up feel free to stop by and say hello. Most of the time I'll have the wheeler with me if you need some help getting gear to your spot, I'll have a two way with me on channel 5.5 just give a shout to Scorpio. And if you need some holes drilled I have a 10" auger.
Good luck everyone and let the flags fly!!
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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #18 on: Jan 01, 2013, 05:56 PM »
Scorpio, I plan to fish Pleasant Fri & Sat if work allows. Right now I use a little black lean-to sort of shelter, but I will most likely be buying a bigger Clam over the next few weeks. I have been fishing mostly up the far end of the beach/launch area but out a little deeper than most, right at the beginning of the drop off. I want to explore some other areas this year with the 4-wheeler, I am sure there are some other spots that hold trout...and less people. I have seen some scarey size fish swimming in that place, and I've become addicted to "sight" fishing in the tent. Some days it's so busy that i don't even set out tip-ups.
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Re: Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH
« Reply #19 on: Jan 01, 2013, 09:51 PM »
If Northwood Lake is frozen enough I'll just drive across with the atv. But if its still soft ice I'll have to take the long route with the truck.
Hope to see you there!

 


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