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Offline UFCreel

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Made it out
« on: Dec 11, 2018, 06:58 AM »
Got on the ice with my open water fishing partner. First time ice fishing together. Ice was 4.5 inches thick and very clear. Partner got two perch and a gill, all small. I moved around a bit as i am prone to do. I ended up with one 11 inch crappie, one small gill, and two decent 10 inch perch. All still swimming. Needless to say we are both a little rusty. We kept it short fished for 2. 5 hours. Was nice to get out.
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Offline PoleJerker

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #1 on: Dec 11, 2018, 10:32 AM »
Makes me jealous.  Wont be out in my neck of the woods for a while, no ice now and probably none in the near future with temps on the rise.

Offline tylerg4

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #2 on: Dec 11, 2018, 01:07 PM »
I got out this morning in Champaign County for a couple hours.  Couple bluegills and a couple bass.  Had 2.5-3" of clear, black ice.  Hoping to get out again tomorrow morning before the rain.  They were eating good, all on plastics.

Offline Philip

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2018, 04:08 PM »
Fished Sunday and Monday in the NW suburbs, caught plenty of gill and crappie. Think were going to lose our ice for a couple weeks

Offline ElectricSlide19

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2018, 04:15 PM »
Wow really jealous! Hopefully going to be pounding some barely legal eyes and chasing flags this weekend just over the border. If anyone wants to join shoot me a PM. Around Kenosha area is what I was planning

Offline John_BZ

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2018, 09:51 PM »
I made it on the fox chain last Sunday. With this weather it is sure killing the ice. We had 5" in this spot. I'm sure it is significantly less and very unsafe now. My wife and I pounded 65 keepers in 2 hours. Most were between 10-11". Hope it gets cold again 


Offline ElectricSlide19

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2018, 09:56 PM »
Wow great job John. Definitely want to fish with ya this year. Maybe after the new year!

Offline UFCreel

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #7 on: Dec 22, 2018, 06:28 AM »
Nice pile of Crappie there John!
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Offline John_BZ

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #8 on: Dec 22, 2018, 11:49 AM »
Thanks. Hope we get some stable ice sooner than later. I wouldnt mind meeting and fishing with some of the guys on here. Stay in touch and we can see if we can make something happen.

On the other hand I've had guys send me private messages trying to get my spots and wanting me to mark on a map where I catch my fish ! You can guess how accurate the information I gave them was.

Offline fishEH

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Re: Made it out
« Reply #9 on: Dec 22, 2018, 12:02 PM »
I'd be up for a meet! Lake Villa here.

 



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