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SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« on: Jan 02, 2015, 02:31 PM »
Thought it might be good to start a thread like this to keep R & C uncluttered.  Today, Friday the 2nd was the first day of ice fishing on Schroon, (except for the bays) this year.  couple guys were at the Narrows, couple off the Island, and someone was fishing couple 100 yds. off Fowler.  I measured 3 1/2- 4 " of black ice off Fowler.  Might be a little more at the Narrows as that froze one day earlier this week.   Bobcat Sports is closed as Dick is in a Nursing home, but Joe Plumstead opened his shop in town next to Tops.  Was in there today and he has some great looking bait.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2015, 04:24 PM »
thanks, its good to have that kind of info handy ..i was thinkin of trying to get up there and i am bout 2 hrs away..your info for that area is very helpful
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #2 on: Jan 02, 2015, 05:37 PM »
Two guys in the narrows? Must be a couple morons.  ;D

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #3 on: Jan 02, 2015, 09:35 PM »
Hi Tony, Happy New Year! Thanks for starting this thread as I'm sure a lot of us greatly appreciate it! Looking forward to getting out there soon! Up at camp tonight with Swags and meeting up with Bill WEC and Jay FishinNY for a little Toothy action in the morning!

See ya soon!
Mike


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #4 on: Jan 02, 2015, 10:04 PM »

  Jager61,
 
   Great to see you on here again, hope you are doing well!!. Glad to hear you are getting out tomorrow!!  Hope you have a great day tomorrow , but ,like we always say, any day out  on the ice or in the woods /lakes/streams is a great day!!! ;D Good luck to ya!! Maybe we can hook up this year!! ;) Hope to talk to you soon!!


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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #5 on: Jan 03, 2015, 01:07 AM »
This is all I needed to hear, you'll find me on Scroon Tomorrow.  Been out on Paradox but was sunked.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2015, 04:55 AM »
Hi Tony, Happy New Year! Thanks for starting this thread as I'm sure a lot of us greatly appreciate it! Looking forward to getting out there soon! Up at camp tonight with Swags and meeting up with Bill WEC and Jay FishinNY for a little Toothy action in the morning!

See ya soon!
Mike

Hey Mike, good luck today.  Let me know when you guys are heading over here.  Happy New Year!
Tony 
 

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #7 on: Jan 03, 2015, 07:03 AM »
My Dayghter is at Schroon today. I am anxiously awaiting to see how she makes out.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2015, 03:23 AM »
Just had a couple inches snow. Warmup barely going to get here, might go above freezing for a few hrs then a low of 13 tonight, high of 14 Monday and below zero Mon. night.  We'll be good to go.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2015, 03:30 AM »
Just had a couple inches snow. Warmup barely going to get here, might go above freezing for a few hrs then a low of 13 tonight, high of 14 Monday and below zero Mon. night.  We'll be good to go.

Where do you look at the forecast?  Its already right at 32 and high in low to mid 40's.  It going to be above freezing the entire day.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2015, 03:37 AM »
Still mid twenties here and freezing drizzle.  NWS Burlington point forecast for Schroon Lake.  Point is, this will not harm what ice we have, and a lot more (ice) is coming for this.  week. 
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #11 on: Jan 05, 2015, 11:04 AM »
Thanks for the info. on the new Bait shop , i was wondering what was going on there!  I hope to head your way real soon , how is this wind affecting things any guys around today??          Thanks again!!   :tipup:
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #12 on: Jan 06, 2015, 01:56 AM »
I have never ice fished schroon and would be interested in giving it a try later this year. Where do you park off of fowler rd? Has anyone ever fished out of the boat ramp at dock street?

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #13 on: Jan 06, 2015, 04:20 AM »
you can park at the end of fowler or by the boat ramp.also eagle point or the narrows.good luck tc5 :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #14 on: Jan 06, 2015, 06:14 AM »
There are a lot of posted signs off Fowler and some one not familiar with the area might think you cannot park there.  Fowler Ave is a town of Schroon right of way to the lake, and you can park on both sides, you just can't walk through the property, you access the lake at the end of the road.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #15 on: Jan 06, 2015, 08:23 AM »
I remember fishing schroon when I was a kid before I moved west. Now that I'm back I can't wait to get out there even though I have little to no memory on how and where to fish! I think  ???  we use to get on at/around the campground but can't be sure. Being less than an hour away from so many options makes the slow days at work really drag!!

Are there any sizable perch here? I Remember targeting LL but don't recal much about perch or other species.

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #16 on: Jan 06, 2015, 09:16 AM »


Are there any sizable perch here? I Remember targeting LL but don't recal much about perch or other species.
Not that I know of. I've tried more than once. The perch fishing has always been horrible for me there.
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2015, 09:20 AM »
Not that I know of. I've tried more than once. The perch fishing has always been horrible for me there.

horrible yes, but the perch are BIG.   TC5 or SchrnLkr; could you guys shed some light on chasing perch there?

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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2015, 01:41 PM »
Years ago that was all we fished for, big jack perch, as many as you wanted.  Locals would be out there each morning and again in the late afternoon.  We would be in vehicles or snowmobiles going from spot to spot, all the sunken islands, all the grass reefs, we'd hit em all.   Guys just don't fish like that anymore.   There is always some monsters caught for the derby, but I just don't know if they are there in the numbers  like they were back in the day.  They also have grubs now, but they seldom did back then.  Guys would use jig sticks with double hooks and a perch eye.  We all had 35mm film containers with perch eyes, just to get started, then we would use fresh ones.  My favorite was a medium action rod, like we use now on Lake George, with a white Swedish pimple with a single hook and an eye.  Those were fun days!! :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:
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Re: SCHROON LAKE and Surrounding Ponds Thread
« Reply #19 on: Jan 07, 2015, 10:03 AM »
Schroon is mostly all froze on the North end to the narrows. More ice making conditions tonight and tomorrow.

 


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