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Offline Stelladog

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Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« on: Nov 23, 2018, 04:43 PM »
I know it will be awhile but I was curious as to what are some of the earliest times you been able to get on the ice?  I also know where you are in NYS makes a difference. I was excited to be on the week after Christmas last year.

Offline Mancaveburnett

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2018, 04:46 PM »
I'm scouting out a spot and tomorrow it's a good chance I'll be on the ice. I walked on it this morning but it's scetchy I'm hoping tomorrow it will be safe. If so tomorrow will be the earliest for me.

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 2018, 04:49 PM »
Earliest iv'e been on ice was day after thanksgiving. It was years ago and caroga lake was where it was.
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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 2018, 05:11 PM »
about 4 am

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23, 2018, 05:21 PM »
today.

And 4am?  why so late....had to get bait still?? 

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23, 2018, 05:46 PM »
Today!   ;D

Offline Garufi518

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 23, 2018, 07:45 PM »
Black Friday of 18’

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2018, 08:18 PM »
Black Friday of 18’

Likewise!! Pretty great feeling. And the crappie were there to greet us!

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 23, 2018, 09:13 PM »
Today also :)

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 24, 2018, 03:08 AM »
Black Friday of 18’

And it was borinnngggg.  Patiently waiting for laker time.

Offline wec

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 24, 2018, 04:24 AM »
Today

Offline luv2fish2

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 24, 2018, 07:36 AM »
today

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 24, 2018, 07:52 AM »
don't forget a spud and safty  equipment  guys and  glad some have good ice  :thumbsup: :icefish:

Offline jay c

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 24, 2018, 11:38 AM »
Somebody on Simond Pond Yesterday.

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 24, 2018, 12:04 PM »
I found 4" of ice and it felt great. I usually don't fish for bass through the ice but it's early and I'll take whatever I can get.




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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 24, 2018, 02:51 PM »
Got on the ice today and a managed a meal of perch and crappie, we had 5 inches
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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 24, 2018, 06:18 PM »



2nd day on hardwater.  Big brown and a rainbow. 



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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 24, 2018, 06:50 PM »


2nd day on hardwater.  Big brown and a rainbow. 



Nice job!

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 24, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Thank you lowaccord66. 

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 25, 2018, 06:08 AM »
Dec. 5th. 1988...Hamlin Lake...Ludington, Mi. No ice on local lakes so buddy and I skipped work and headed north 2 hrs. to find 3" of "iffy" ice (we were young and dumb back then). Temps. in mid 30's. About 6' of water and limited out in 2 hrs. of gills that were no less than 9" and several of the 10" variety. Perfect weather...shallow water...nice fish...well worth the day off work.  ;)2
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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #20 on: Nov 25, 2018, 06:25 AM »
First weekend in December, late 80s south end of honeoye and loon lake in Wayland

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #21 on: Nov 25, 2018, 06:56 AM »
I use to chase  the ice  like   you all but  instead of driving 100 miles to be on 3 inches of is I discoved I can be fishing open water  in comfort and catching  a easy limit of  perch or walleyes and I  don't have to drive more then 20 minutes and that includes the time to stop and get a coffee at the drive thru......^5 to the  guys  and  your catches  and I really am glad your   getting fish  I hope my water  stays open  for a little  while longer  and i'm not  going to set and wait  for  ice either  ....GOOD LUCK and fish no matter how  you fish

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #22 on: Nov 25, 2018, 09:06 AM »
I just want red marks screaming up and down my screen 🙇🏻‍♂️

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 25, 2018, 11:49 AM »
November 24 2018, earliest I've ever been on

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 25, 2018, 11:52 PM »
I dont think thats a brown. Lets argue.  ;D



2nd day on hardwater.  Big brown and a rainbow. 



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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 26, 2018, 04:57 AM »
yup.  No argue.  Its a salmon. 

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #26 on: Nov 27, 2018, 07:25 AM »
I use to chase  the ice  like   you all but  instead of driving 100 miles to be on 3 inches of is I discoved I can be fishing open water  in comfort and catching  a easy limit of  perch or walleyes and I  don't have to drive more then 20 minutes and that includes the time to stop and get a coffee at the drive thru......^5 to the  guys  and  your catches  and I really am glad your   getting fish  I hope my water  stays open  for a little  while longer  and i'm not  going to set and wait  for  ice either  ....GOOD LUCK and fish no matter how  you fish


I thought about chasing ice this past weekend but I figured 6 hours time in the car for the round trip would be better spent in a treestand  …..  and I was right  @)
Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange,
Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain.

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #27 on: Nov 27, 2018, 08:11 AM »

I thought about chasing ice this past weekend but I figured 6 hours time in the car for the round trip would be better spent in a treestand  …..  and I was right  @)

Better off that way.  Wait for laker season.

Offline jtsteel

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #28 on: Nov 28, 2018, 12:02 AM »
And a nice salmon at that! Congrats

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Re: Earliest You've Been On Ice?
« Reply #29 on: Nov 29, 2018, 10:37 AM »
This season. Got out twice in November. First was the 19th, found 2.5 inches of ice. Then yesterday, found up to 7 inches of solid black ice.

Mainly perch, but caught a fallfish on ice for the first time.




 



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