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Offline flukeguy

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Re: The End?
« Reply #30 on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:58 PM »
I stand corrected - today saw 2 guys out on Coventry Lake (one at each end) !! Don't ask me how they got on, as there was ~5 feet of open water around the edges, followed by ice too thin to support much. And, the ice thickness did not look even. One said '6 inches' but I have my doubts as we had about 8" on Saturday, and it was going fast. You wouldn't catch me trying it...life is too precious. It even seemed less smart, them being alone. 
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Re: The End?
« Reply #31 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:30 PM »
Life is to precious to waste sitting on a couch.  Good on them for getting out.  I saw 2 guys on ice in farmington today at lunch.  Instead of saying it was the end they went out and fished.  Looks like they were enjoying a nice day out there.

Offline ctice84

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Re: The End?
« Reply #32 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:39 PM »
Out on west hill right now.got 4 browns 2 picks and one Larry.it ainít over !!! Lol

Offline westfish

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Re: The End?
« Reply #33 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:52 PM »
how's the ice?

Offline fishville

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Re: The End?
« Reply #34 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:44 PM »
Found plenty of ice on the two spots I checked this morning. I couldn't believe how much there is. Just have to be willing to try different ponds.
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Offline JimG2

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Re: The End?
« Reply #35 on: Feb 15, 2018, 01:19 PM »
I'm calling it a season.... The weather this week has made things too "iffy" for me. Jim
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Re: The End?
« Reply #36 on: Feb 15, 2018, 02:50 PM »
Found plenty of ice on the two spots I checked this morning. I couldn't believe how much there is. Just have to be willing to try different ponds.

You have the right idea!  Although I dont fault anyone for trusting their gut and calling it a season.  Apparently they found the guy in Pachaug...

Offline Capn Ez

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Re: The End?
« Reply #37 on: Feb 15, 2018, 04:53 PM »
By me the ice-o is gone-o.  15-20' from shore to the ice and it looks sketchy as hell. 

Time to drive 5 hours north.  Truck is loaded and I'm leaving in the morning with a few heads from the board.  Off to hunt the Water Wolf...
My mission is goin' fishin'.

Offline Poco+loco

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Re: The End?
« Reply #38 on: Feb 15, 2018, 06:22 PM »
Fished West Hill today 2/15. One 15'' brown , one nice  largemouth, and three pickerel. had 11'' of ice on every hole I drilled.

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Re: The End?
« Reply #39 on: Feb 15, 2018, 06:34 PM »
13 in as of today 2/15 at black rock. Couple dink perch and thatís it.

Offline octanehi5

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Re: The End?
« Reply #40 on: Feb 15, 2018, 07:00 PM »
The fat lady is not singing yet but she's warming up

Offline fishville

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Re: The End?
« Reply #41 on: Feb 15, 2018, 11:36 PM »
13 in as of today 2/15 at black rock. Couple dink perch and thatís it.
Were you the group of guys out in the morning?
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Offline michael czapor

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Re: The End?
« Reply #42 on: Feb 16, 2018, 10:26 AM »
Icefishct54 were you in Thomaston

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Re: The End?
« Reply #43 on: Feb 21, 2018, 06:52 AM »
For me the fat lady is singing, Up state ny is starting to loose ice,good luck getting on the ice with planks.Time to get the boat ready, see you all on the flip side!

Offline Capn Ez

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Re: The End?
« Reply #44 on: Feb 21, 2018, 07:47 AM »
My mission is goin' fishin'.

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Re: The End?
« Reply #45 on: Feb 21, 2018, 02:10 PM »
we were on two feet on Oneida Monday,going north is the way to go

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Re: The End?
« Reply #46 on: Feb 21, 2018, 02:43 PM »
I didn't poke a single hole in CT ice this year!  North is the way to be.

Offline spanky1

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Re: The End?
« Reply #47 on: Feb 21, 2018, 08:04 PM »
I made a grand total of 1 trip this season which is 1 more than I thought I'd be making. Had a full hip replacement in December and fished Winchester about 2 weeks ago...thanks to a buddy with a quad!

Put my ice stuff away today and started to get the boats ready for when I'm back to normal. Have a GREAT open water season everyone!
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Offline ImmovingtoMaine,OUCH

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Re: The End?
« Reply #48 on: Feb 22, 2018, 08:17 AM »
Impulse move....Headed to northern Champlain today till Sunday, couldn't let the season have the last laugh again this year

Offline Poco+loco

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Re: The End?
« Reply #49 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:10 PM »
With these pathetically warm, short, ice fishing seasons we've had in our state the last few years, traveling and fishing up North, from next season on is becoming more and more a reality for me.

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Re: The End?
« Reply #50 on: Feb 23, 2018, 11:30 PM »
I wish I had wheels, I'd be driving north.

I've been coping by playing ProPikki2.
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Offline fishoninct

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Re: The End?
« Reply #51 on: Feb 25, 2018, 06:24 AM »
Itís done in ct.

Another awesome year!  Fished early and often. Obviously, fished it to the bitter end too. Explored lots of new water that will need to be fished soon with a rod!  Thanks to all for their useful information.
If you can't play nice, get off the ice!

Offline Velcro

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Re: The End?
« Reply #52 on: Feb 28, 2018, 12:03 AM »
It was a disappointing season for me. I can't drive (bad idea to get behind the wheel with chronic subjective dizziness) so I have to rely on others for rides... So I was only able to get out a few times and the last two trips went so badly I don't think they should count.

Hoping I can get a ride north but it doesn't look promising.  :'(
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Offline zackly

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Re: The End?
« Reply #53 on: Feb 28, 2018, 05:56 AM »
It didn't help that February 2018 is the warmest February in history.

Offline Velcro

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Re: The End?
« Reply #54 on: Feb 28, 2018, 06:28 PM »
It gets shorter every year:(
I remember my first year ice fishing, the only obstacle was finding water that didn't have trout for the last couple trips.
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Offline mrip

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Re: The End?
« Reply #55 on: Feb 28, 2018, 08:23 PM »
I had my boat out today, first time in February for me

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Re: The End?
« Reply #56 on: Mar 03, 2018, 06:03 AM »
I had my boat out today, first time in February for me

I was out last feb on east twin, it never really froze for long last year, this year it had almost a foot. Guess you just gotta get out how and when you can!

 



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