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Offline woodchip

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Northern Maine
« on: Mar 13, 2018, 02:22 PM »
My camp is 40 miles north of Greenville Maine over the past years I have witnessed parties traveling on the lake after a storm like the last two storms, they would get on the lake no problem but all of a sudden they would get into an area of slush 1/2 mile away  and their two or three machines would have to spend the whole day shoveling and pushing and pulling to get off the lake they would be so tired and wet they would load onto their trailers ,Trucks and head home . I would not wish this on any fisherman!!!

Offline woodchip

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2018, 02:54 PM »
Greenville is central Maine  You should some map reading!!!!!

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2018, 05:32 PM »
Cool story

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2018, 06:25 PM »
That’s funny stuff 👍sounds like a good end of the year bash to me.slayem while the gettins good lady’s and gents .best of luck to all of ya🚩

Offline JDK

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:12 AM »
I began my icefishing career on January 15, 1985 at Barn Brook on Long Lake.  The Fish River Chain opened on the 15th of the month then.  In that time I have seen great conditions, good conditions, terrible conditions, snow, rain, wind, and sun.  The two most important things I have learned are:

1) never tell everything you know,


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Offline moosehunter

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:22 AM »
been there done that. no fun at all

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:42 AM »
been there done that. no fun at all

Fish with gamefisher.  He has a friend that is an animal.

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Offline woodchip

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:45 AM »
Fishermen just do not realize that snow this time of year is heavy. and low places on the lake from the weight of snow  creates slush puddles some can be as deep as 16+ inches . machines pulling a sled that slow up get stuck in a real MESS  . I have seen machines stuck for hours. and from just riding around it all looks smooth and nice.

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2018, 08:36 AM »
Or jack up the sled and leave it over night hoping it firms up enough to get off at pre-dawn
Not that has happen to me before  ::)


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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2018, 09:22 AM »
If your going to be numb you got to be tough.  I was just speaking of this to my father this morning.  If there is not a trail blazed across the lake, I will be blazing one before I start hauling any gear across.  Just like any time of year on any body of water.  You need to know your surroundings.  Plan for the worst and hope for the best, but either way its always an experience / memory.

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2018, 10:25 AM »
Yeah, slush is sneaky , you never know where it's going to be, so be aware.

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 2018, 10:33 AM »
Between planks, slush, thunder snow, bombogensis, ethanol, windmills, offshore drilling, birds, feral cats, pike, phosphorus, alewives, slot limits, and global warming, I'm shocked anyone goes outside.

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2018, 12:11 PM »
to be a fisherman you need to be tough or stupid!!!!!!! Or go south for the winter....

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #13 on: Mar 14, 2018, 12:23 PM »
I might have to agree with you Woodchip, the definition of a fisherman is a jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #14 on: Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 PM »
Lions and tigers and bears OH MY!!!

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #15 on: Mar 14, 2018, 12:59 PM »
Mustn't forget the dreaded snow snakes.

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #16 on: Mar 14, 2018, 01:02 PM »
Yes, snow snakes are probably he worst this time of year, especially if your stuck in the slush!

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #17 on: Mar 14, 2018, 01:11 PM »

I didn't want to go down this road, and scare the timid, but I'm betting the ever fearsome Sabbattus crack is about to appear. 

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #18 on: Mar 14, 2018, 01:32 PM »
to be a fisherman you need to be tough or stupid!!!!!!! Or go south for the winter....

Not sure about tough, but history suggests I have stupid covered pretty well....

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #19 on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:30 PM »
Not sure about tough, but history suggests I have stupid covered pretty well....

Add me to that list

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #20 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:17 PM »
I didn't want to go down this road, and scare the timid, but I'm betting the ever fearsome Sabbattus crack is about to appear.

☠ the dreaded crack
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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #21 on: Mar 15, 2018, 10:23 AM »
There an oversized plumber in Sabbattus?

Offline GasBlaster

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #22 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:15 PM »

Did somebody say crack ?




Offline woodchip

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #23 on: Mar 15, 2018, 06:19 PM »
I was beginning to think you found a big ice crack .We haven't heard from you Hope you have been catching a few this winter.

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #24 on: Mar 16, 2018, 10:48 AM »
no slush up here as we darn near got 3ft. of ice but be prepared to dig thru near 2 ft. of hard compact snow.
FISH HARDWATER OR DIE TRYING!!!

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #25 on: Mar 16, 2018, 03:50 PM »
where abouts are you jacksmelt71 ?
Go big or go home

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #26 on: Mar 16, 2018, 07:19 PM »
frenchville, between madawaska/ ft. kent.
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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #27 on: Mar 16, 2018, 07:30 PM »
way up north
Go big or go home

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #28 on: Mar 17, 2018, 08:23 AM »
no slush up here as we darn near got 3ft. of ice but be prepared to dig thru near 2 ft. of hard compact snow.

Sounds like a good area to host a Meet & Greet....
Need someone in that area to take the reins

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Re: Northern Maine
« Reply #29 on: Mar 17, 2018, 07:21 PM »
come on up! fishing kinda slow now but i bet you have most of the lake to yourself and you got a chance at a cocker! it only takes 1! plenty of places to stay on long, eagle and cross. you'd have your pick on where to stay. if nothing else , some really big y. perch can be caught on these lakes as well, while waiting for a flag. ;)
FISH HARDWATER OR DIE TRYING!!!

 



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