Author Topic: Bye, Bye Ice  (Read 2985 times)

Offline crappie66

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Bye, Bye Ice
« on: Mar 18, 2005, 01:07 PM »
Well I am sure there is a little ice left, but I don't have the time to get out in the next day or two.  I guess it is time to put away the ice gear and get the open water gear ready.  I did go out yesterday morning for an hour or so before work to fish below a local dam.  The pike and crappie haven't moved in to the area with numbers yet, but with another couple warm 50 plus degree days it won't be long.  I didn't have any luck with crappie minnows for the crappie, but did manage to catch two pike on bass minnows, only one was a keeper though.  Will try again soon.


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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2005, 07:01 PM »
Here is a  smallie that was caught in the river today. Yippee, smallies are biting.


 

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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2005, 03:12 AM »
Do you eat those smallmouth?  I have never eaten them myself, just curious on how they taste.  A friend and I used to catch alot of decent smallmouth below the Oakdale Dam in September on through late November when we were at Purdue.
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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2005, 09:29 AM »
No I dont eat them, they are too pretty to eat.
 

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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2005, 10:31 AM »
That is what I always thought, and the smallmouth put up too good of a fight to remove from the fishery.  Now those green carp are a whole different story, I wish everybody would remove those from the waters.


I went back to the local dam yesterday to try for more pike and crappie.  I didn't get any bites, but was only out for about an hour since "she" made plans for me.  There was another guy who got a couple crappie while I was there, and hooked into a really nice pike, but he lost it since he didn't have his drag loosened up on his crappie rod.

By the way AsphaltKid, they released information on the Purdue Notre Dame football game last week.  October 1, 2005, at either 6:00 or 6:45, either way it will be a night game under the lights.  Can Notre Dame play at night??  Hopefully I will get season tickets, if not I will be there regardless with a single game ticket, will you??  And again I will buy you a Boilermaker after the game to help start the process of drowning away your sorrows.
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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2005, 12:18 PM »
Nice Smallie!  Glad to hear you release them too, that smallie in the pic is probably 7 years old or so.  I hate seeing people with stringers full of smallies, it doesn't take much pressure to wipe out an otherwise great stretch of river.  Did you catch that beaut on artificial or live bait? 
Guess it's finally time to break out the waders!  WOOOOHOOOOO!  If you fish the Muncie fork of the White, there's a good chance I'll see you sometime.  Good luck.........

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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2005, 12:55 PM »
No waders right now all of my fish so far have came on artificial. And I dont ever use any live bait on them, I like not having to worry about caring for bait and tryin to keep them alive. I fish the river all the time, so hope to see you out there someday.
 

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Re: Bye, Bye Ice
« Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2005, 01:24 PM »
Couldn't agree with you more asphalt. Live bait takes the fun out of it for me.  Can't wait till the walk the dog action heats up.  Until then, I'll be pitching the soft plastics and rapalas.

 



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