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Offline Huge IceHole

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Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« on: Jan 10, 2017, 07:37 AM »
Saw this in the Idaho Statesman this morning....Heard of folks doing this up in Canada.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/fishing/article125373074.html#navlink=Lead

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2017, 08:54 AM »
Very Cool!

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2017, 09:00 AM »
Very interesting.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2017, 10:05 AM »
My dad and brother live in Boise/Meridian.  They have the pond reserved for Saturday.  The whole lake to themselves.  Sounds like fun!  I'll post pics when they send some.  Also my brother said he'd take video, so maybe I'll post a YouTube link also. 

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2017, 10:32 AM »
As promised. Here's my dad landing a sturgeon at Schwartz pond.  My brother behind the camera, and his friend giving excellent commentary.


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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2017, 06:21 PM »
Wow very fun and nice!  BTW I have met Jim Schwartz many times over the years at the Christmas shows where he sells his unique "Red Neck" novelty gifts and he has written five humorous books about fishing, life in Idaho and I have read all of them.  I had heard that he had opened his private pond for fishing for a fee, that looks like a blast and worth the investment!!
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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2017, 09:33 AM »
Yeah my dad was a bit hesitant about paying the 25 bucks, but said it was well worth it and he'll likely do it again.  Pretty cheap entertainment. 

Wow very fun and nice!  BTW I have met Jim Schwartz many times over the years at the Christmas shows where he sells his unique "Red Neck" novelty gifts and he has written five humorous books about fishing, life in Idaho and I have read all of them.  I had heard that he had opened his private pond for fishing for a fee, that looks like a blast and worth the investment!!

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2017, 07:05 PM »
We fished it on Monday.  Had a great time. Jim Schwartz treated us really well.  I thought the chance to catch a nice sturgeon for $25 was well worth it.  Each of my kids caught at least one big one.  The biggest was over 5'. Five of us caught over 30. Sorry no pictures as the process on this sight seems really difficult. 
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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2018, 07:14 PM »
Just re-watched this video from last year...wow I wish I had made the time to book at the Schwartz Pond last winter. I would imagine with this year's winter being so unusually mild for this part of Idaho, that there were no ice fishing this season there??. Although catching a Sturgeon is on my bucket list...either open water or through the ice. I have met Jim Schwartz and read his funny books, sounds like he is a great host and I need to eventually book a fishing date out there sometime.
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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #9 on: Feb 25, 2018, 09:43 PM »
What's the fee for fishing the private pond?

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 2018, 11:32 PM »
$25 just to fish. $13 for bait and $10 for a rod.
Fish hard, or go home.

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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #11 on: Feb 26, 2018, 07:30 PM »
What's the fee for fishing the private pond?
You can e-mail Jim at  poorfish@fmtc.com  to book.
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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #12 on: Feb 26, 2018, 08:45 PM »
We fished it on Monday.  Had a great time. Jim Schwartz treated us really well.  I thought the chance to catch a nice sturgeon for $25 was well worth it.  Each of my kids caught at least one big one.  The biggest was over 5'. Five of us caught over 30. Sorry no pictures as the process on this sight seems really difficult. 
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Re: Ice Fishing for Sturgeon.....
« Reply #13 on: Mar 01, 2018, 07:35 AM »
I fished there this past june on my way home from Oregon. We had a blast and Jim is a great host. Just make sure if you plan on going you book the pond ahead of time. It gets booked often. We had lanned on stopping there on our way home from cascade in January but like was mentioned I dont think the mild winter had allowed good ice there then. You can also find the pond on facebook under Jim Schwartz parma and Jim updates it regulalry with the most recent catches
         

 



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