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Offline JoeLansing

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #420 on: Feb 15, 2019, 06:39 PM »
I'll be going to Total Firearms pit tomorrow.  I'm drinking beer now though, so it won't be early.  Probably 11'ish.  I'll have black coveralls, a small black sled, a couple white buckets, and a drill auger.  I've got a shanty, but it will be 15-20 tomorrow so I don't need it.  My digits are five oh 5 twenty, twenty five if anyone wants to call or text. 
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #421 on: Feb 16, 2019, 11:36 AM »
Anyone going to Morrison tomorrow? Iím thinking of heading there early AM. I would also go to Gun lake if anyone wants to go there.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #422 on: Feb 16, 2019, 02:19 PM »
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #423 on: Feb 17, 2019, 05:32 PM »
 I went to Total this afternoon.  The bite was slow, but decent size to them.  I came back with 12 nice size keeper gills, and one smallish perch I'm going to use on a tip-up tomorrow.  Enough to make the fresh fish loving asian wife very happy.  I tried to do a runtime test of my Ridgid Gen5x drill with 5" lazer auger, but failed.  I drilled 25 holes on a 2.0AH battery, and still had 3 out of 4 bars left.  I'm too lazy to drill that many holes.  I'm going to quit taking my two 4.0AH batteries with me.  Unless we get serious thick ice, my two 2.0AH batteries are plenty.

I'll be at Total again tomorrow.  Hopefully earlier than noon.  I want a limit.  The guys out in deep water were getting a lot of little ones.  I found a big bushy looking downed sunken tree along the far edge, and fished it.  Not many, but nice size to them.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #424 on: Feb 17, 2019, 07:09 PM »
My new awesome pike rod, or maybe not?   


My dad bought that for me over 50 years ago.  It was to keep me busy at Houghton Lake when I was about 6 years old, and it worked.  I got a few pike on it.  I haven't used it in at least 45 years. I'm going to take it out tomorrow and see if it still works well.  Today I was talking with a guy, and he had some strange looking reel.  I asked him what it was, and he says "It's a new In Line Reel, they work great!".  Then I point at my 35 year old schooley? rods and say "Those are In Line reels aren't they"?.  It was funny...:)   The more things change, the more they stay the same in many cases.
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #425 on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:38 AM »
That's awesome Joe
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #426 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:17 AM »
My new awesome pike rod, or maybe not?   


My dad bought that for me over 50 years ago.  It was to keep me busy at Houghton Lake when I was about 6 years old, and it worked.  I got a few pike on it.  I haven't used it in at least 45 years. I'm going to take it out tomorrow and see if it still works well.  Today I was talking with a guy, and he had some strange looking reel.  I asked him what it was, and he says "It's a new In Line Reel, they work great!".  Then I point at my 35 year old schooley? rods and say "Those are In Line reels aren't they"?.  It was funny...:)   The more things change, the more they stay the same in many cases.
- Joe

Brings back memories. I had one just like that (think it was made by the same company) that my dad gave me when I was a kid at Houghton Lake, close to 60 years ago. I think it was a Christmas present. Looks like it should be good for you to haul in a few more pike with it  ;D. Good luck!

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #427 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:24 AM »
Thats is sweet vintage!ive been looking for 1 at garage sales to jig pike decoys while spearing.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #428 on: Feb 18, 2019, 04:57 PM »
Today I went to Total again.  22 keepers this time.  I put a small perch on a tip-up, and tried my jigging rod, but no luck with pike.  It seemed like I was the only one at Total having luck today.  The wife worked 11 hours today and is tired, so I have to clean my own fish.  I think I remember how.  Oh, and at Total, for me the bite drops off at about 3:00 PM.  After 3:00 it's like 1 fish every 10 minutes.  I didn't bring the camera today, and didn't use the fish finder.  I'm having better luck getting back to basics and using common sense to find the fish.
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #429 on: Feb 21, 2019, 07:50 PM »
I plan on going out to Total again Friday night, and Saturday whenever  I've never tried night at total, so why not?  Saturday/Sunday, If it gets wet enough, I may make the wife let me use our van, so I can take my Shappel 3000 shanty.  I'll probably fish Sunday also.  Not sure where.  But I might be bored and want to try someplace different by then.
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #430 on: Feb 22, 2019, 11:09 PM »
I worked way too hard tonight at Total to get 12 keeper gills over 3 hours.  I was the only one on the lake.  I left at 8:45 or so.  I need a new place to obsess over. I'd like to try Morrison tomorrow afternoon/evening, but there probably won't be any parking.  Is there driving ice there?  I'm ready to just drive out like the old days.  Screw parking..:)  And this coming Sunday.  It will be warm, but if you use a shanty, bring anchors.  50 MPH wind gusts are in the forecast. 
- Joe

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #432 on: Feb 25, 2019, 07:57 PM »
Someone posted a video of this idiot on ice shanty last week. Dude is dam lucky he didn't kill himself....1. When he fell and cracked his head on the ice and 2. When he crawled back into his truck and it started to sink.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #433 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:32 PM »
Live from Morrison lake parking lot:

One keeper Crappie, that I finally put back before heading in.

Marking fish was a challenge.  Once marked, very difficult to entice a bite.  Tried spikes and plastics. Crappie came on plastic. 

Tried at least 20 different holes from 13' to 17'. Caught the crappie in 17'. A couple bites here and there through out the range.

Heading back in the morning. 

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #434 on: Mar 01, 2019, 07:55 PM »
We were on a small lake south of there today with similar experience. One fat (with eggs) 10" perch and a keeper gill that we put back after four hours of catching nothing else. It was almost funny. In 9 fow the sonar shows no fish. Drop in the jig and they start coming in one or two at a time until the graph is mostly black (Showdown, no colors). But they would not bite! Both spikes and plastics. Frustrating, but it teaches you humility.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #435 on: Mar 02, 2019, 05:21 AM »
6:20 and I'm the third car in the parking lot at Morrison.  Giving it another try this morning. 
Good luck to all my fellow fishermen that make it out today.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #436 on: Mar 02, 2019, 03:08 PM »
6 keeper crappie, and 3 keeper gills, and a handful throw backs in the first couple hours. Bite was pretty much non existent from 10-2. Did manage to catch 4 large mouth bass. One really nice one. All my keeper fish came on plastics.  Spikes and wax worms produce nothing but throw backs.

Any one heard anything on Jordan Lake or Chemung?

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #437 on: Mar 02, 2019, 09:21 PM »
I've never fished Chemung and I haven't fished Jordan this year. A couple years ago I had some fun going out to 30+ fow and catching decent sized gills. That's the deepest I've ever caught them. I'd also like to know what's happening there this year.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #438 on: Mar 10, 2019, 02:04 PM »
is the fat lady singing? I never got out this year
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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #439 on: Mar 10, 2019, 11:30 PM »
Thursday's high of 66* will probably have the fat lady singing in southern Michigan.  Looks like the whole state will reach into at least the 50's. Traverse City and north should hold up for a couple weeks. The 10 day forecast isn't looking to bad for northern Michigan. 
About time to start thinking about the Detroit river walleye run. Will be giving that a try this year. If any one is interested in going, hit me up.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #440 on: Mar 11, 2019, 02:28 PM »
The 66 forecast Thursday is one thing.  All the warm rain Wednesday and Thursday will take out shore ice. Might still get out with waders or long boards.

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #441 on: Mar 15, 2019, 05:14 PM »
It's over for me.  I got out 6-7 times is all.  I probably averaged 17 or so fish per outing.  Not a great year, but better than the ones where it never gets cold. 

Now I'm looking for a nice day to go over my little 14' aluminum boat, and see how the 9.8 and 3.6 motors are doing :)

- Joe

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Re: Lansing Hardwater
« Reply #442 on: Mar 18, 2019, 03:07 PM »
For what it's worth. Just got a text from a buddie over in Saranac.  He said Morrison was still being fished.  He didn't say anything in regards to shore ice or ice thickness.  Might be worth a drive to your favorite lake and see if some last ice is possible. Take a spud and spikes.

 



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