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ItsmeitsmeitsJSG

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last trip
« on: Mar 09, 2018, 10:18 AM »
Hitting up the big lake tomorrow on foot, am I gonna have all the lakers to myself or is anyone else going out there?

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Re: last trip
« Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2018, 10:57 AM »
Plan on being out there as well

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Re: last trip
« Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2018, 11:05 AM »
in alton bay?

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Re: last trip
« Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2018, 11:22 AM »
 go get 'em..I'll be thinking of you guys while a mulch tree branches! :(
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Re: last trip
« Reply #4 on: Mar 09, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Yes just lots of snow here  not much damage fortunately....Good luck to you...

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Re: last trip
« Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2018, 11:30 AM »
Good luck fellas!

Trying to convince my wife to move up north....  ;D
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Re: last trip
« Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2018, 12:00 PM »
Thanks guys, If I can remember I'll give an ice report tomorrow night when I get back in case anyone wants to try sunday

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Re: last trip
« Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2018, 12:03 PM »
I got some shiners from suds n soda since they were giving them away for free but I was thinking about stopping somewhere on my way north to grab a few smelt and a sucker if available. Is there a bait shop in wolfeboro or somewhere on the way?

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Re: last trip
« Reply #8 on: Mar 09, 2018, 01:13 PM »
there are a few  in the area depending on where you are coming from.. I don't know what any of these places have now because I haven't been there in a week.. but you have Nutes off of Rt 16... the Alton traffic circle store.. the dive shop In wolfboro and the hole in the wall in wofboro..
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Re: last trip
« Reply #9 on: Mar 09, 2018, 01:30 PM »
I am looking to get out this weekend to catch a laker never caught one before any input would be outstanding

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Re: last trip
« Reply #10 on: Mar 09, 2018, 01:54 PM »
there are a few  in the area depending on where you are coming from.. I don't know what any of these places have now because I haven't been there in a week.. but you have Nutes off of Rt 16... the Alton traffic circle store.. the dive shop In wolfboro and the hole in the wall in wofboro..

I went to the dive shop, hole in the wall, and alton traffic circle and the alton traffic circle had the best and cheapest bait between the 3. Smelt, Med shiners, and suckers. Hole in the wall was not so good. The dive shop had better shiners than the hole in the wall.
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Re: last trip
« Reply #11 on: Mar 09, 2018, 02:01 PM »
I am looking to get out this weekend to catch a laker never caught one before any input would be outstanding


Hi Mike we have been targeting whites but keep catching a few lakers instead...been between 25-30 feet using Blade spoons and Pinhead Jiggin Minnows  best of luck

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Re: last trip
« Reply #12 on: Mar 09, 2018, 02:03 PM »
I went to the dive shop, hole in the wall, and alton traffic circle and the alton traffic circle had the best and cheapest bait between the 3. Smelt, Med shiners, and suckers. Hole in the wall was not so good. The dive shop had better shiners than the hole in the wall.
it usually does...
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Re: last trip
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2018, 02:12 PM »
DO you fellas think its worth the extra stop in the morning to get a few smelt and a sucker to chunk out or should i just use the 2 dozen shiners and salmon eggs i already have

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Re: last trip
« Reply #14 on: Mar 09, 2018, 02:21 PM »
To Sharps
We moved up 20 yrs from RI.
Never looked back - greatest decision I made for myself and family.

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Re: last trip
« Reply #15 on: Mar 09, 2018, 02:23 PM »
To Sharps
We moved up 20 yrs from RI.
Never looked back - greatest decision I made for myself and family.

2 questions - Where in RI did you live and where in NH did you move to? If I could find similar work I would be up there in a heart beat. My wife is a Pharmacy tech so I know she would not have any issues.
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Re: last trip
« Reply #16 on: Mar 09, 2018, 04:53 PM »
Sharps

We lived in Warwick / buttonwoods section.

Moved to New Boston (rural area - peace and quiet )which is west of manchester / work in Hudson NH ( near mass border)

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Re: last trip
« Reply #17 on: Mar 09, 2018, 06:38 PM »
I got some shiners from suds n soda since they were giving them away for free but I was thinking about stopping somewhere on my way north to grab a few smelt and a sucker if available. Is there a bait shop in wolfeboro or somewhere on the way?
Berrys bait in New Durham has buy a dozen smelt get 1/2 dozen free.  and suckers
when hell freezes over, I'll be icefishing there too!

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Re: last trip
« Reply #18 on: Mar 10, 2018, 01:04 AM »
 I'm fishing tonight through Monday I was thinking this was gonna be my last hurrah but the ice is pretty good so who knows

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Re: last trip
« Reply #19 on: Mar 10, 2018, 06:29 AM »
I'm fishing tonight through Monday I was thinking this was gonna be my last hurrah but the ice is pretty good so who knows
How's the getting on part?

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Re: last trip
« Reply #20 on: Mar 10, 2018, 09:22 AM »
Berrys bait in New Durham has buy a dozen smelt get 1/2 dozen free.  and suckers

Where is that? I'm in ND, always looking to support the local economy.

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Re: last trip
« Reply #21 on: Mar 10, 2018, 09:28 AM »
I believe it's the road next to Johnson's restaurant towards the ridge.

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Re: last trip
« Reply #22 on: Mar 10, 2018, 06:16 PM »
How's the getting on part?

 The bites are pretty slow however there's an amazing amount of smelt hanging out by the river as you can see clouds of them through the holes

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Re: last trip
« Reply #23 on: Mar 10, 2018, 06:17 PM »
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Re: last trip
« Reply #24 on: Mar 11, 2018, 07:20 AM »
are the smelt from the big lakes edible? Are they also legal to catch? just wondering what makes these different than the smelt camps in ME other than salt water. Maybe those are bigger as well?
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Re: last trip
« Reply #25 on: Mar 11, 2018, 07:56 AM »
Freshwater smelt are delicious, we used to crush them on Highland Lake in Andover, I believe you are allowed 2 quarts a person. I heard they were catching quite a few on Sunapee this year.

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Re: last trip
« Reply #26 on: Mar 12, 2018, 07:48 AM »
Ice was  so good I stayed the whole weekend and fished both days. 16" of ice in wolfeboro bay, ended up with two lakers both days

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Re: last trip
« Reply #27 on: Mar 12, 2018, 08:15 AM »
Ice was  so good I stayed the whole weekend and fished both days. 16" of ice in wolfeboro bay, ended up with two lakers both days

Good work!
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Re: last trip
« Reply #28 on: Mar 13, 2018, 10:44 AM »
The current forecast, except for the snow, is calling for below freezing temps (for the highs) for a number of days.

That could add some ice to areas that are still locked up.

Moultonborough Bay had around 16-18" as of this past weekend.

That's 16-18" of GOOD ice, not frozen crap layers.
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Re: last trip
« Reply #29 on: Mar 13, 2018, 12:56 PM »
yeah its not over i spoke too soon

 



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