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St albans
« on: Mar 20, 2017, 11:27 AM »
Anybody know the ice conditions of St. Albans and if there getting any whites

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Re: St albans
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2017, 12:40 PM »
There hasn't been a soul out anywhere in the bay this weekend. It was scouted yesterday at 1230.

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Re: St albans
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2017, 04:39 PM »
There has been pictures from the Ice Fishing Shanty page on Facebook of people fishing off Hathaways. There were pictures of jet sleds full of whites, but they deleted them sometime last night. I think people are keeping quiet about it. 

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Re: St albans
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05:04 PM »
Don't waste your time they're all gone.................. .....

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Re: St albans
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05:07 PM »
There has been pictures from the Ice Fishing Shanty page on Facebook of people fishing off Hathaways. There were pictures of jet sleds full of whites, but they deleted them sometime last night. I think people are keeping quiet about it.
Ahh that makes sense, I thought I had just dreamt about a sled full of whites. You actually catch a lot more with a group of people when you can keep the school under your holes. If the ice holds I'll be out there on Sunday, and maybe Saturday. Always glad to meet up with others and find the fish.

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Re: St albans
« Reply #5 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05:54 PM »
I'm also thinking about maybe going up Saturday

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Re: St albans
« Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05:58 PM »
Just be careful guys! This sun is going to take it's toll on the ice and it was open water around Hathaways not too long ago. Good luck if you do find some safe ice though.
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Re: St albans
« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2017, 06:18 PM »
I'm going to go up after work tomorrow until dark. I'll post an update on the ice conditions and bite. There's plenty of white perch to go around if they are there.

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Re: St albans
« Reply #8 on: Mar 20, 2017, 06:41 PM »
They are an invasive...catch as many as you can. I am sure the State would like to see them all caught. Not going to happen.....those things are expert at reproduction. Really an amazing pan fish

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Re: St albans
« Reply #9 on: Mar 21, 2017, 10:45 AM »
I'm taking Friday off work to make a perch run up St A. Any other of you Shanty fellas be there Friday?
If so, stop over to the clam flipova. I agree with Joe, groups help keep the fish under you, as well as being able to tell which way the schools are moving if they get out from under you.
I'd rather bring it and not need it, than need it and not bring it

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Re: St albans
« Reply #10 on: Mar 21, 2017, 11:13 AM »
I was the "test pilot" that ventured out Sunday, then had a few others come out after I was popping holes.
Got the smally 1st hole 1st jig drop, then bounced around trying to fond whites but was only getting a sunburn and loads of very aggressive small yellows.
Got the 30" pike about noontime, then moved closer to where the pressure crack was earlier in the year and finally found the whites.
Took home 5 large ones, sold the rest of the catch to Steve.
I did call the baitshop and Steve was trying to send folks out, but most people were just stopping and glassing me.
Ice is good, 5-8" black, depending on if it was close to shore.
20FOW has 8" black ice under about 10" of dense snowpack now.
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Re: St albans
« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2017, 11:28 AM »
I was the "test pilot" that ventured out Sunday, then had a few others come out after I was popping holes.
Got the smally 1st hole 1st jig drop, then bounced around trying to fond whites but was only getting a sunburn and loads of very aggressive small yellows.
Got the 30" pike about noontime, then moved closer to where the pressure crack was earlier in the year and finally found the whites.
Took home 5 large ones, sold the rest of the catch to Steve.
I did call the baitshop and Steve was trying to send folks out, but most people were just stopping and glassing me.
Ice is good, 5-8" black, depending on if it was close to shore.
20FOW has 8" black ice under about 10" of dense snowpack now.
My pics ARE all over FB now, IS I've not had time to get them into photobucket and over here yet.








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Re: St albans
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2017, 11:30 AM »
Just be careful guys! This sun is going to take it's toll on the ice and it was open water around Hathaways not too long ago. Good luck if you do find some safe ice though.

I called you guys and left a voice message as soon as I got out there, the bite is on and the ice is good!

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Re: St albans
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 2017, 11:39 AM »
We were out there Sunday. 2 of us filled 6 7 gallon buckets throwing back the dinks keeping the bigger ones.
The larger ones are on top of the school.
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Good luck DON'T CROSS THE PRESSURE CRACK!!!!!!!
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Re: St albans
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2017, 03:23 PM »
LOL!!!  Mudchuck quote I was the test pilot that ventured out Sunday, then had a few others come out after popping holes.  Mudchuck, you were the Shepard who leads first.  We are the sheep, that follows in the path of you, the Shepard.   I'm usually a Shepard by nature and for work.  But when it comes to ICE, I'm a sheep and follow the Shepard!  Keep blazing new safe paths Shepard, for us sheep will follow.  Thank you.

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Re: St albans
« Reply #15 on: Mar 21, 2017, 04:37 PM »
What time was that? We were there from sunrise until 8/830. Didn't see anyone else out there?
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Re: St albans
« Reply #16 on: Mar 21, 2017, 06:04 PM »
I went this afternoon. Didn't see any tracks at all so maybe I went I fished the wrong part of Hathaway. I went off to the right of the boat launch and walked out about 1,000 yards till I got straight off the point and moved South. Ice had a thin layer of crust than 5-6" of water for about 50 yards than it was easy walking in 4-5" of snow. There was 7-8" of good ice where I ended up and 11" of ice in some places. I only saw two guys out there North of the point that got on from the camps (didn't know you could do that). I didn't get a single white perch, but I did get a half a pale of big yellow perch in a couple of hours, so not completely disappointed. I'm guessing where the other two are was the spot since they didn't move the entire time.

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Re: St albans
« Reply #17 on: Mar 22, 2017, 05:54 AM »
I went this afternoon. Didn't see any tracks at all so maybe I went I fished the wrong part of Hathaway. I went off to the right of the boat launch and walked out about 1,000 yards till I got straight off the point and moved South. Ice had a thin layer of crust than 5-6" of water for about 50 yards than it was easy walking in 4-5" of snow. There was 7-8" of good ice where I ended up and 11" of ice in some places. I only saw two guys out there North of the point that got on from the camps (didn't know you could do that). I didn't get a single white perch, but I did get a half a pale of big yellow perch in a couple of hours, so not completely disappointed. I'm guessing where the other two are was the spot since they didn't move the entire time.
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Re: St albans
« Reply #18 on: Mar 22, 2017, 06:32 AM »
Surprising that the ice has recovered so well. Drove by there Friday and it looked too sketchy to try for me. This cold snap should hold the ice together into the weekend, so guess it's time for one last hurrah! I may head out there on Sat or Sunday if anyone wants to come say hello. Will have on a gray northface jacket and possibly a red shack if it's chilly enough.

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Re: St albans
« Reply #19 on: Mar 22, 2017, 08:15 AM »
If anyone is going solo and wants someone else to fish with let me know ( more for saftey reasons) my old lady is in dispose this weekend so I'm solo but not gonna go solo..

 


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