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Offline Reginald Bonz III

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Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« on: Jan 25, 2019, 06:28 AM »
Want to fish tomorrow..just gotta find some ice. ??? :-\
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2019, 08:27 AM »
Barneyís was locked up still and handy pond...I drove by both this morning...next week gonna be real cold again

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Hey bag you ever fish Handy?  I have a couple times. I am literally right around the corner.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2019, 10:02 AM »
Came by Waterman this a.m. wide open on the RTE 44 access side. Need a L...OOO...OOONNGG plank or ladder to get there.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2019, 11:41 AM »
Nothing good to report in the N.W. corner. The water came way up everywhere so access to the ice that remains will be tough. 12í of open water before you can reach the ice in most places.  Be safe,

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2019, 11:45 AM »
Did anyone check out Wilson's??
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2019, 12:50 PM »
Did anyone check out Wilson's??
Yeah,  same there 12í of open water between the ramp and the ice.

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2019, 12:55 PM »
damn...
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 25, 2019, 01:00 PM »
I know Bowdish was pretty tight edges were good... only problem there....Ain't no fish .  :P :P
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25, 2019, 01:09 PM »
They are in there...that's a good size lake.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 25, 2019, 02:00 PM »
Yeah I know they are Iv'e only fished a small portion of it. Once I find them I'm sure it will be fine. But Still hunting is half the fun. I guess one consolation is I know where they ain't.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 25, 2019, 02:40 PM »
A guy once told us that he used to ice fish Bowdish across the street from the fire station on rte. 44. He said that they would drill a hole then use an 8' 2x4 to move the weeds away wait for the water to settle down and drop a line in. Claimed that the caught plenty of fish using this method. :o

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 25, 2019, 08:48 PM »
Nothing good to report in the N.W. corner. The water came way up everywhere so access to the ice that remains will be tough. 12í of open water before you can reach the ice in most places.  Be safe,                       
good think I have a 24 foot plank ;D ;D

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 25, 2019, 09:37 PM »
Hey bag you ever fish Handy?  I have a couple times. I am literally right around the corner.
Open water once but with a rod and reel...itís only fly fishing so I didnít stick around very long...I donít know how that works? Fly fishing only ponds? Can you use tip ups there?

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2019, 05:26 AM »
I did two weeks ago and if its locked up I will be doing it again in about an hour or so. I paid for my trout stamp just like the guy with a fly rod. If a guy with a fly rod shows up I will leave
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 26, 2019, 06:38 AM »
 
I did two weeks ago and if its locked up I will be doing it again in about an hour or so. I paid for my trout stamp just like the guy with a fly rod. If a guy with a fly rod shows up I will leave
Haha what you catch in there? Bass, pickerel and trout? Shallow right? Good luck and be safe

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 26, 2019, 07:41 AM »
Yes they are all in here. 5" of solid ice no open water up top. Come on down I got a dozen shiners
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 26, 2019, 07:53 AM »
Looks like a 8ft 2x12 will get you on ice at ramp at Wilsons . Just drove in an took a peak
How are the edges ?

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 26, 2019, 09:02 AM »
I have a 5 footer with me..didn't need it to get o n the upper pond.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 26, 2019, 10:41 AM »
Whereís the upper pond?

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 26, 2019, 12:52 PM »
It's in Lincoln
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 26, 2019, 04:45 PM »
I have a 5 footer with me..didn't need it to get o n the upper pond.
Thanks for offer I was in bed work 3rd shift....tight lines gonna be great by next weekend!

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 28, 2019, 06:23 AM »
It's Funny I was having a similar thought as to the guy sticking to 2X4 down the hole at Bowdish. Might give that a run this weekend got nothing to lose. I'm not catching fish with the current method. I'll let you know.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 28, 2019, 07:01 AM »
I know itís a little late but I had a similar issue with a spot I fished....spent many hours with no flags and just catching a buzz. Scouted the place with my boat in the spring then marked trees along the banks where there were no weeds and estimated about how many feet away from the bank to drill holes. Next ice season started getting flags and fish. Good luck sounds like your working hard at that pond.

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 28, 2019, 07:18 AM »
The issue with Bowdish is its a water control lake they do a very heavy draw down so even if I do a summer scout won't really give me a picture of the weed situation. Where they don't do the draw down the weeds are heavy pretty much throughout.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #25 on: Jan 29, 2019, 06:42 AM »
Waterman update...Edges have tightened up some. I would spud them for safety but suspect it can be fished after the last couple nights. I fished Bowdish Sunday and there was still a good 4 inches there in front of the house.
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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #26 on: Jan 29, 2019, 10:42 AM »
The issue with Bowdish is its a water control lake they do a very heavy draw down so even if I do a summer scout won't really give me a picture of the weed situation. Where they don't do the draw down the weeds are heavy pretty much throughout.

90% of the fish will be in 10% of the lake.
Just add water.

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Re: Might Have to Plank it...Who is checking today?
« Reply #27 on: Jan 29, 2019, 11:02 AM »
Agreed... still looking for the 10% Sweet Spot.  ;D
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