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Offline iceslider

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #60 on: Nov 28, 2018, 07:11 AM »
Been fishing hardwater for 53 years and still going strong.



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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #61 on: Nov 28, 2018, 07:25 AM »
56 years for me

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #62 on: Nov 28, 2018, 07:57 AM »
42. I remember the first time on the ice was at George B Stevenson Dam. Kicked out some old holes and caught a few trout on corn using half a spinning rod.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #63 on: Nov 28, 2018, 08:52 AM »
20 years on the ice for me. my first few years I got spoiled only hardwater fishing the "REZ". I thoroughly enjoy every minute of it.
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #64 on: Nov 28, 2018, 11:13 AM »
36 YEARS

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #65 on: Nov 28, 2018, 12:03 PM »
43 yrs

Offline ranger10

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #66 on: Nov 28, 2018, 01:26 PM »
22 years for me. Never missed a season. Started at about 6 years old when my family moved to Devils Lake, ND. If my dad was going fishing, I was going with. I'm 28 now and hit the ice as much as life will allow.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #67 on: Nov 28, 2018, 02:48 PM »
40th year anniversary this season GOD willing?looks like we will be fishing soon           or later it is on the way,winter that is,its still fall lol.
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #68 on: Nov 28, 2018, 04:46 PM »
STARTED AROUND 16. MY FIRST HOLE WAS WITH A AX, AND ABOUT 12' ICE. I GUESS THATS WY I QUIT TILL MY 20'S WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT WAS NOT THE WAY TO GO . NOW MY FAVORITE FISHING  AT 69.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #69 on: Nov 29, 2018, 11:11 AM »
Sixty-four years old, been ice fishing for 45 plus.  Still remember first time out.  Caught rainbows on Velveeta cheese using our six-foot spinning rods.  Chopped our holes with a hatchet, which worked great until the holes filled with water and we splashed ourselves wet with ice water finishing out the holes.  Had no idea what we were doing.

Offline icefishermik

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #70 on: Nov 29, 2018, 11:58 AM »
At least 45. Moraine was still under conservation regs ie 2 bass 15 inches, 1 pike 30 inches, walleye 20 inches. I think you were only allowed 10 panfish. Guys would catch their 10 and let them lay on the ice. Said they were stunted because there were too many. Fishermans own fish management.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #71 on: Nov 30, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Please keep the replies coming, at some time I will post a summary of the range of ages, years of fishing and what ever I can find interesting. May the ICE Gods keep us in their thoughts.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #72 on: Dec 01, 2018, 11:27 AM »
Iím 84 now and still going strong although itís getting harder, I donít pull as far as I used to. My stuff is at the door ready to go. Back in the day when you applied for your new fish licens there was a question did you ice fish last year, anybody remember that? I started ice fishing when I was 16 years old.
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #73 on: Dec 01, 2018, 11:35 AM »
65 and started in high school when best buddies father took us out so about 48 years.  5 Gallon bucket, regular rod and reels.  Luckily he had an ice auger, which he taught us how use in quick fashion.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #74 on: Dec 01, 2018, 04:20 PM »
44 years

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #75 on: Dec 01, 2018, 07:13 PM »
My friend Bill D took my son and I to "Pymie" back in 2000. I didn't catch a fish but got hooked ever since. I'm 67 and started fishing open water when I was six. But these last eighteen have been the best!!! Bring on the ICE.     Lou

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #76 on: Dec 01, 2018, 07:31 PM »
72 years old fishing around 60 yrs. Liked it when my uncle bought one of those cupped swedish auger! 4".
As I got older I was able to buy a 6in I think they were around 9.99!! Good days!

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #77 on: Dec 01, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Sixty-five years ago this winter was my first trip with Dad.  Thought those days would never end.....     Enjoy them to the fullest, my friends.

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Offline deer george

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #78 on: Dec 02, 2018, 06:12 PM »
38 yrs, started in 1976 haven't missed a season since....

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #79 on: Dec 02, 2018, 06:30 PM »
Been ice fishing for 26 years I'm 31 now started very young going with my dad for panfish
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #80 on: Dec 03, 2018, 06:54 AM »
It has only been 7 years for me.  But it has become a true addiction. 

Offline killa1

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #81 on: Dec 03, 2018, 08:22 AM »
40 years.   

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #82 on: Dec 03, 2018, 08:24 AM »
47 or 48 years now
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #83 on: Dec 04, 2018, 01:01 PM »
45 OR 46 YEARS

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #84 on: Dec 04, 2018, 08:07 PM »
 27 years old, started ice fishing 6-7 years ago, now look forward to it every year. Got my girlfriend and 50 year old dad on the ice last year for there first time and now they both like ice fishing.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #85 on: Dec 04, 2018, 09:01 PM »
37 years old and going on 30 years on the ice. Love it and hope for a long season this year.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #86 on: Dec 05, 2018, 06:11 PM »
Wow! Donít really know exactly when I started. Never did growing up. Didnít start til I moved to the Poconos after college. But that was just a few times a year when I started going stir crazy in Jan or Feb. Honestly, I only started cause it was the only thing to do Outdoors after hunting season- not because I was really jacked up about fishing.

Didnít REALLY get serious til my buddy Spider started and I started meeting guys like Chez and others on the ice. Only got a flasher 3 or 4 years ago.

Iím 53 and we moved here in Ď93 so I would say I started about 23? Years ago. 
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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #87 on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:18 PM »
cold in the forecast.. logged on to iceshanty for the first time this winter. Im 30. been ice fishing since I was 14 or 15. dont think I caught a fish through the ice until my 2nd or 3rd season as I had no idea what I was doing. hoping for a long cold winter!

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #88 on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:47 PM »
Well, tried ice fishing in New Jersey in 1954 age 14 with my Dad and his so called  expert buddy! After that trip Dad and I said we would never ice fish again! WELL, I moved to Rochester NY and met  my ice fishing mentor and fishin' buddy, Joe(RIP) who was an expert, a great guy and  one hell of an icefisherman and he taught me in 1972 to ice fish the right way. Still at it and lovin' every minute of it. Just bought a new Nils for my 78th birthday  for season 46. I've  always jigged or dead sticked  targeting perch and catching everything  as far south as  Waneta, as far east as Oneida and as far west as Braddocks Bay. Every year you can find me on Sodus Bay.Love Honeyoye , Canesus  and Keuka as well. Good luck and stay safe.

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Re: How many years have you been ice fishing?
« Reply #89 on: Dec 07, 2018, 07:23 AM »
not enough 7

 



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