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Offline dricci1021

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #150 on: Jan 21, 2019, 07:26 PM »
15 years on the hardwater 30 years old.  Always looking to meet fellow hard water fisherman.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #151 on: Jan 25, 2019, 07:04 PM »
27 years old fishing ice for 6 years since I've been back east.
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Offline Fallon

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #152 on: Jan 26, 2019, 06:29 AM »
45 years old. Started around age 19.
Fished all years that we had ice but got away from it past five years. Going tomorrow with a rekindled interest!

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #153 on: Jan 26, 2019, 06:41 AM »
I,am 57yrs old. Started ice fishing around 10yrs old with my dad.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #154 on: Jan 26, 2019, 09:07 AM »
I’m 42 been icefishing on and off for about 30 years.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #155 on: Jan 26, 2019, 09:10 AM »
I would have to guess about 45 years

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #156 on: Jan 27, 2019, 03:49 PM »
Over 50 years, the first time I went was with boy scouts. I still have the first tipup that my bought for me.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #157 on: Jan 30, 2019, 06:21 PM »
I got “hooked” at age 13, and that was 30 years ago... my absolute favorite hobbie!  :tipup: :tipup:

Offline kmu70

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #158 on: Jan 31, 2019, 08:33 AM »
Started with my dad at 4 yrs old and still going with him at 49 . Hes 71

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #159 on: Jan 31, 2019, 08:43 AM »
Second year here and I am Hooked !!!

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #160 on: Jan 31, 2019, 12:22 PM »
35 years old, ice fishin since i was 7 or 8, my bros were younger.  Out first time out was brutally cold, but my brothers and i have been hooked since!

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #161 on: Jan 31, 2019, 12:35 PM »
Started right around 1965 when my dad first took me at the ripe age of 7, so about 54 years.  I remember him building a fire on the ice and cutting all holes with a home made spud bar.  Tip ups only back then and pickerel were the target.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #162 on: Jan 31, 2019, 01:11 PM »
I'm 62 and started fishing in 2nd grade.  Sold all occasion cards ordered from the back of a comic book to my neighbors to get my first fishing rod.  Never ice fished until I was in my first year of college and took a walk down to Lake Champlain one winter day.  I couldn't believe how many perch those guys caught.  I remember thinking I wouldn't want to clean so many fish.  Been hooked to hard water ever since! 

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #163 on: Jan 31, 2019, 01:36 PM »
im 45 and been doing it for about 10 years and love it

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #164 on: Jan 31, 2019, 04:29 PM »
I'm 45 years old and started ice fishing when I was about 13 years old so I've been ice fishing for about 32 years give or take.  I never knew anyone that ice fished growing up but I really wanted to try it after reading about it in an In-Fisherman magazine.  I just showed up at local frozen lake one day in sneakers and had my six foot spinning rod and tackle box in hand.  Didn't think about how to drill a hole but luckily there were some old open holes available.  There were a half dozen old timers that got a good chuckle watching me.  The first day and the next two were a fail for me but on the third or fourth trip (using the same open water gear) the old guys decided I was worthy and invited me to sit with them.  I visited those guys a couple more times that season and they taught me some tips and techniques for ice fishing.  I think I finally got a bite and caught a fish on my fifth outing. 

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #165 on: Jan 31, 2019, 04:45 PM »
Well I'm 32 and started at 4 so 28 years but die hard and cant wait to get on the ice since about 15

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #166 on: Feb 01, 2019, 07:15 AM »
Started about 50 yrs ago. My first auger was like a big corkscrew. Had a tee handle on top. Don't know how we ever drilled anything with it but we did. Boy times have changed.

Offline MikeFLN

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #167 on: Feb 01, 2019, 08:38 PM »
39 been fishing since 11 but this is number 4 on ice.  I was scared to go for years but finally relented 4 years ago.  I was hooked.  Then my 2nd year no ice.  So damn warm that year kissed me off.  Last year got out on ice as much as I was able to.  Doing the same this year.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #168 on: Feb 01, 2019, 09:27 PM »
I'm 35, been fishing since I was about 8, but only been ice fishing since about 2006 or so.  Since I started ice fishing it seems like our winters have been getting shorter and shorter.  Past 10 years I probably only get out 2 weekends per season. 

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #169 on: Feb 04, 2019, 09:59 PM »
Am 62, started at age 9, have fished every year we've had safe ice. Can remember my first jigging rod - the kind with the 2 thin wood dowels sticking out of a wood handle that you wrapped your line around, there was no reeling. For the first couple years my dad still used a spud bar and then we were tickled to acquire our first auger - a 6" "spoon" auger. Talk about a POS, not much better than the spud bar but we convinced ourselves it was. 50 years later I still have that thing hanging in my garage, just for sentimental reasons.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #170 on: Feb 07, 2019, 06:04 PM »
52 years old been ice fishing most of my life weather permitting had a few years when we didn’t get very good ice not much of a risk taker now than I am older

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #171 on: Feb 08, 2019, 08:42 PM »
 :tipup: I'm 45, been ice fishing for 25 years :thumbsup:
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #172 on: Feb 09, 2019, 04:33 PM »
I'm 59 been ice fishing 39 years

 



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