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Offline buz23

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #990 on: Feb 26, 2018, 02:12 AM »
No one fishing south end yesterday.  Access at Brown's looks shot.  At Fitch road there were a number of guys out, access looks OK still. 

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #991 on: Feb 27, 2018, 08:01 PM »
Any word on how much ice is left on the lake... Plan on heading to the lake tomorrow afternoon.  Thanks!

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #992 on: Feb 27, 2018, 09:17 PM »
Went swimming this morning at Fitch - broke the board that was bridging the gap from shore to ice - soaked to my B__hole - my fishing partner, who's 40#'s lighter than me, was already out on the lake so after going home for dry clothes, I went back with a bigger plank to get him off - left the plank, but I won't be using it.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #993 on: Mar 09, 2018, 09:49 AM »
Anyone know how fish creek is looking? Hoping to get some open water fishing in this weekend.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #994 on: Mar 09, 2018, 10:32 AM »
Anyone know how fish creek is looking? Hoping to get some open water fishing in this weekend.

Few years back I remember walleye fishing in the Lund just before the season closed when it was 80 degrees and there were mosquitoes out.  It was like a boat parking lot in front of the Kaydersosseras that year :o

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #995 on: Mar 09, 2018, 11:15 AM »
Fish creek was mostly wide open as of Tuesday but everything else I saw on that end still had ice cover the launch still had ice as well kayak canoe or plastic John boat tho would be nice

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #996 on: Mar 09, 2018, 11:34 AM »
Better get there before the season closes in 5 days....

It would be a shame to actually leave them alone for once..

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #997 on: Mar 09, 2018, 12:32 PM »
Better get there before the season closes in 5 days....

It would be a shame to actually leave them alone for once..
they have to try to get them now so next year they can complain about how bad the fishing is 😳🙄

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #998 on: Mar 09, 2018, 12:41 PM »
Last year the walleye numbers at Toga were strong with lots of smaller fish so it's looking a lot more promising that it was a few years ago.  That's despite guys pounding them in the creek before the season.   I'm usually the last boat on the water night fishing in December right before it freezes and I was shining a surprising amount of eyes in shallow which was more than I've seen in a few years. 

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #999 on: Mar 13, 2018, 04:22 PM »
One guy out off Fitch yesterday.  Not sure how he got out, perhaps ice around shore is thick enough for daredevils.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1000 on: Mar 15, 2018, 09:10 AM »
Any ice reports? I haven't put everything away just yet!! Hoping for one more go-around!

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1001 on: Mar 15, 2018, 11:38 AM »
There's still lots of ice but not around the edges.  I haven't checked off Fitch since Monday it might be possible to get on there but be careful.  The new snow will make gauging the ice thickness difficult and hazardous.  Fish creek is largely open.  South end is a no go without a boat to get to the ice.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1002 on: Mar 15, 2018, 07:33 PM »
Thanks Buz!

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1003 on: Mar 17, 2018, 08:01 AM »
If any one goes up there around Fitch can you please post a comment?  would love to make one more fishing trip. These cold temps have me itching.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1004 on: Mar 18, 2018, 02:46 PM »
saw guys off fitch today

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1005 on: Mar 26, 2018, 07:39 AM »
 Saw 1 guy off of Fitch Road Sunday afternoon at 3 PM. Envied him. Looks like a late iceout this year.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1006 on: Dec 04, 2018, 01:28 AM »
With the upcoming cold spell this week, Figured id bump this back up to the top for the season. I Would absolutely love to be able to sneak onto Lonely next Monday if everything breaks right with some favorable ice conditions. I know its an outside chance but one can hope!

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1007 on: Dec 04, 2018, 08:52 AM »
With the upcoming cold spell this week, Figured id bump this back up to the top for the season. I Would absolutely love to be able to sneak onto Lonely next Monday if everything breaks right with some favorable ice conditions. I know its an outside chance but one can hope!
I love that place got my pb crappie last year but the sewage run is a bit of a turn off

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1008 on: Dec 04, 2018, 01:35 PM »
Good to be back on the shanty... hopefully on toga soon

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1009 on: Dec 04, 2018, 01:59 PM »
a couple calm days would help.    really looking forward to it

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1010 on: Dec 05, 2018, 09:45 AM »
Fished Toga Saturday and Sunday night with the boat for eyes and the water temp was 38 so it won't take much to make some ice.  The lake is the highest I can remember for this time of year.  Last December you could barely float the boat out of the ramp with the motor down and this year it's way up. 

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1011 on: Dec 05, 2018, 02:31 PM »
Some skim ice around the edges this morning wonít be long

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1012 on: Dec 05, 2018, 03:54 PM »
I'm planning on taking a trip up there the last weekend in December/New Years.  What are the chances Toga has fishable ice by then?

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1013 on: Dec 05, 2018, 06:01 PM »
I'm planning on taking a trip up there the last weekend in December/New Years.  What are the chances Toga has fishable ice by then?

I dunno. Watch the weather. Thatís your answer. Temps go back up after this few day cold spell.  Back into the 40ís next week.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1014 on: Dec 06, 2018, 03:35 PM »
I dunno. Watch the weather. Thatís your answer. Temps go back up after this few day cold spell.  Back into the 40ís next week.

I like the odds this year for that timeframe but like you say you never know

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1015 on: Dec 09, 2018, 05:08 PM »
I dunno. Watch the weather. Thatís your answer. Temps go back up after this few day cold spell.  Back into the 40ís next week.

I'd say based on the last 10 years its about a one in three chance to be fishing before New Year's.

South end was skimmed over this morning, a lot of geese standing around on the ice around Brown's.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1016 on: Dec 11, 2018, 12:49 AM »
Got onto lonely today. About 3" of crystal clear ice everywhere i checked. Didn't have the success i would have liked, skunked unfortunately, but it still felt awesome to get on so early in the year. Had a slew of tip ups out and was bouncing around jigging for some crappies. Lets hope that the upcoming forecast isn't too hard on it.

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1017 on: Dec 11, 2018, 01:26 AM »
I dunno. Watch the weather. Thatís your answer. Temps go back up after this few day cold spell.  Back into the 40ís next week.

This is not how you make friends here.  :)


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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1018 on: Dec 11, 2018, 06:51 AM »
This is not how you make friends here.  :)

You think I am in this to make friends?? 🤣🤣

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Re: SARATOGA LAKE BS THREAD
« Reply #1019 on: Dec 11, 2018, 12:55 PM »
This is not how you make friends here.  :)



I appreciate the feedback ;)

I ordered an ice fishing pole for a baitcaster reel, and they shipped me 5 of them.  If anyone is in need of one, I'd be willing to share in exchange for some helpful info throughout the season :)  30 inch medium action.

 



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