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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #30 on: Feb 27, 2018, 06:22 AM »
Might go Saturday Jeff.  Last trip it took me 25 hours from leavung to getting back home.  Snowstorm slowed me a bit.
I know the feeling. Snow and ice Sunday for us on the way home from the Islands until Springfield VT. 89 and 91 were very slippery. Saw several spin outs and roll overs. Good luck if you go up.
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #31 on: Feb 27, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Thanks bud.  Will let you know.  Anyone brave enough to still drive on?

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #32 on: Feb 27, 2018, 09:53 AM »
I was heading home sunday as well, very slow drive back.  Fishing was good with a few in the ten pound range and a bunch of 5-7 pounders.  Had about 16 inches of ice and hoping that it holds on for a few more weeks.   Ran 50lb flouro leader material and in four days of fishing only had one chew through,  it think its worth the trade off for more flags but thats just my 2 cents
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #33 on: Feb 27, 2018, 11:22 AM »
Thanks bud.  Will let you know.  Anyone brave enough to still drive on?
There were some trucks out there. Plenty of ice but it was the access that was wasted. We broke thru twice with the ATV's Had to lift and push the back wheels onto the ice.
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #34 on: Feb 27, 2018, 11:39 AM »
Good to know.  Truck planking is fun and adventurous.   :o


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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #35 on: Feb 27, 2018, 12:34 PM »
truck planking...sounds like a new winter olympic event!!!
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #36 on: Feb 27, 2018, 05:10 PM »
Went up 2/24 and 2/25. sat we got 16 pike a bass and lost a bowfin at the hole. sun we got 5 total with 1 big one. edges are questionable. got my friend his first pike. a great moment

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #37 on: Feb 27, 2018, 05:16 PM »
Awesome!
One of the guys going with us is a newb (got his first set of tip ups for x-mas) so can’t wait to see him pull something toothy through the hole.
We’re “adjusting” our expectations cuz of conditions but know we’ll manage to make it work.
Just hoping they don’t get a dumping of fresh snow before we get there... kinda like to be able to see the sketchy spots  :-\

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #38 on: Feb 27, 2018, 05:50 PM »
Went up 2/24 and 2/25. sat we got 16 pike a bass and lost a bowfin at the hole. sun we got 5 total with 1 big one. edges are questionable. got my friend his first pike. a great moment


Could have used your help the Saturday before...2 guys 12 traps and we couldn't keep up.  Now flipping a coin between a return trip or lakers...decisions, decisions...

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #39 on: Feb 27, 2018, 06:07 PM »
Might go Saturday Jeff.  Last trip it took me 25 hours from leavung to getting back home.  Snowstorm slowed me a bit.

Hey Jon ,Jeff is complaining about Missiquoi bay being a long ride.
 You must have gotten a chuckle with that comment.
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #40 on: Feb 27, 2018, 06:11 PM »
Hey Jon ,Jeff is complaining about Missiquoi bay being a long ride.
 You must have gotten a chuckle with that comment.
That's around the corner to you even though it's farther for you
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #41 on: Feb 27, 2018, 06:39 PM »
You know Dick, when I get to be Jeff's age I may complain too!  Granted I don't post enough about the travel stories.  For example the camping trip the week before...on the ride back Sunday I pulled off on a side road, middle of nowhere to relieve myself.  Well I pulled to far over, and put half the truck in a mean ditch.  The snow plow had leveled the snow so it looked like shoulder but it wasn't.  My buddy couldn't get out of the passenger side, the door was buried and the truck was leaning hard to the right.  We had a shovel for driving on the lake and it took about 45 minutes to dig out.  Nothing broken accept my ego and a timely ride home...

Then weekend before last we fished I bit later than I had planned for a day trip...subsequently the snow met us in the middle of VT and we ended up gaining about 2 hours in travel time doing 30 behind plows.  When we finally got back to CT my buddy wanted Wendy's terribly and I almost got rear ended by a guy sliding out of control, then no more than 1/4 down the road encounteted a wrong way driver.  The snow plow next to us drove straight towards him plow down, until the guy drove on the median.  Crazy stuff that goes along with all the travel. 

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #42 on: Feb 27, 2018, 08:24 PM »
You know Dick, when I get to be Jeff's age I may complain too!  Granted I don't post enough about the travel stories.  For example the camping trip the week before...on the ride back Sunday I pulled off on a side road, middle of nowhere to relieve myself.  Well I pulled to far over, and put half the truck in a mean ditch.  The snow plow had leveled the snow so it looked like shoulder but it wasn't.  My buddy couldn't get out of the passenger side, the door was buried and the truck was leaning hard to the right.  We had a shovel for driving on the lake and it took about 45 minutes to dig out.  Nothing broken accept my ego and a timely ride home...

Then weekend before last we fished I bit later than I had planned for a day trip...subsequently the snow met us in the middle of VT and we ended up gaining about 2 hours in travel time doing 30 behind plows.  When we finally got back to CT my buddy wanted Wendy's terribly and I almost got rear ended by a guy sliding out of control, then no more than 1/4 down the road encounteted a wrong way driver.  The snow plow next to us drove straight towards him plow down, until the guy drove on the median.  Crazy stuff that goes along with all the travel.

Safe travels Jon. I'm waiting for you to stick in a surprise  fly rod Tarpon trip weekend.  ;D
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #43 on: Feb 28, 2018, 06:24 AM »
Hey Jon ,Jeff is complaining about Missiquoi bay being a long ride.
 You must have gotten a chuckle with that comment.
That's around the corner to you even though it's farther for you
Its never the ride up that gets long. Only the ride home. LOL. I'll be making a day trip up in March if the ice holds ;D ;D ;D.
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #44 on: Feb 28, 2018, 06:59 AM »
By any chance did you get some looks at carrie bay?  We had planned on staying at a friends house next weekend but this isn't sound that well..

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #45 on: Feb 28, 2018, 07:06 AM »
Its never the ride up that gets long. Only the ride home. LOL. I'll be making a day trip up in March if the ice holds ;D ;D ;D.
  if you do, jeff I wanna go

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #46 on: Feb 28, 2018, 10:36 AM »
  if you do, jeff I wanna go

Let's plan something.  Ill let you both know how things look when I get back.

I dont fish Carry myself and haven't seen since the weekend before last. 

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #47 on: Feb 28, 2018, 12:31 PM »
  if you do, jeff I wanna go
Ok Bill I'll let you know.

Carry bay had quite a few on it Sunday. The access by the small campground still looked good. You can get some good fish there but try to get out towards the main lake a bit away from where you get on.
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #48 on: Feb 28, 2018, 03:38 PM »
2nd what Jeff said.  Its a popular spot so best results will be further from the access.

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #49 on: Feb 28, 2018, 04:48 PM »
Came up with a backup plan incase the bite sucks.. only trick will be making them last till the trip.


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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #50 on: Feb 28, 2018, 04:50 PM »
12 haze, 12 bright and a few Sap.
Planking back at the end of the day should be interesting.

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #51 on: Feb 28, 2018, 08:41 PM »
Does the cat in a box go too?

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #52 on: Feb 28, 2018, 09:09 PM »
Does the cat in a box go too?
If the bait regs in VT were different, definitely.
Looks cute in the box but that cats a dik.

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #53 on: Feb 28, 2018, 10:19 PM »
Came up with a backup plan incase the bite sucks.. only trick will be making them last till the trip.

LOL. The bite was slower than usual for our trip but the 30 packs kept disappearing ;D ;D
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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #54 on: Mar 01, 2018, 09:51 AM »
Love it SkunkLuvver! Not even going to tell you how many of each I have LOL. also missing from the picture is the SAP and German Pilsner which I just picked up Tuesday!





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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #55 on: Mar 01, 2018, 09:58 AM »
I enjoy flavors of things.  They are all shades of green though.  I drove to much to enjoy alcohol correctly.  ;D

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #56 on: Mar 01, 2018, 10:01 AM »
I enjoy flavors of things.  They are all shades of green though.  I drove to much to enjoy alcohol correctly.  ;D
We’ll be bringing a few shades of green along too  ;)

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Re: Holiday Harbor
« Reply #57 on: Mar 01, 2018, 10:12 AM »
We’ll be bringing a few shades of green along too  ;)

Goes hand in hand I think.

 



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