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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #30 on: Mar 05, 2019, 07:47 AM »
Not Utah  >:(

How about Texas  :P

We need to convince all the people migrating from the west coast about going to Texas  ;)2 They dont like to ice fish anyway, until they get here  @)
         

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #31 on: Mar 05, 2019, 08:00 AM »
Stinkyfinger, I grew up in Colorado, spent 35 years there. The state is awesome, we go back every year to visit. The problem with Colorado is the people. I miss the mountains, but I do not miss the people. So yea you would have to live in the Dakotas, but you don't have to live with all the transplants who have all but ruined the state.
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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #32 on: Mar 05, 2019, 08:18 AM »
Any state that offers diversity. This is why Iím beyond content in Wisconsin. I donít have to go more than an hour from my house and Iíll be on bodies of water that have salmon, perch, trophy pike, walleyes, and Lake Trout....plus anything else in between. If I only targeted one or two species then Iíd say someplace different...but I wonít trade the different options I have in my own backyard.

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #33 on: Mar 05, 2019, 09:04 AM »
I donít see anyone from Alaska chiming in. I guess they donít give away their secret, but Iíd like to go there someday to fish their hardwaters. I bet itís spectacular up there!

Alaska ice fishing is nothing to brag about when compared to the upper Midwest. One of the big reasons I moved back. Catching stocked trout and landlocked salmon gets boring imo. Some decent pike fishing in spots if you have the toys to get there.

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #34 on: Mar 05, 2019, 09:15 AM »
Stinkyfinger, I grew up in Colorado, spent 35 years there. The state is awesome, we go back every year to visit. The problem with Colorado is the people. I miss the mountains, but I do not miss the people. So yea you would have to live in the Dakotas, but you don't have to live with all the transplants who have all but ruined the state.

I don't know many people in Colorado but they must be pretty stupid politically.  They just voted to make sure their vote in presidential elections never count by allowing there electoral votes go with the national popular vote instead of their citizens vote. I would not give up my vote no matter how good the ice fishing is.
https://www.prageru.com/video/the-popular-vote-vs-the-electoral-college/

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #35 on: Mar 05, 2019, 09:24 AM »
I don't know many people in Colorado but they must be pretty stupid politically.  They just voted to make sure their vote in presidential elections never count by allowing there electoral votes go with the national popular vote instead of their citizens vote. I would not give up my vote no matter how good the ice fishing is.
https://www.prageru.com/video/the-popular-vote-vs-the-electoral-college/


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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #36 on: Mar 05, 2019, 05:18 PM »
Stinkyfinger, I grew up in Colorado, spent 35 years there. The state is awesome, we go back every year to visit. The problem with Colorado is the people. I miss the mountains, but I do not miss the people. So yea you would have to live in the Dakotas, but you don't have to live with all the transplants who have all but ruined the state.

 Agree with everybody. Too many people, high altitude, more weed shops than liquor stores. Generally none too bright either including me. Parts are real pretty though.
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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #37 on: Mar 05, 2019, 11:41 PM »
Another vote for Michigan. Libs carry guns. JUne, July, August, and winter. Best fishing on the planet. Thousands of pub land for hunting, countless lakes and streams, Great Lakes, Lk St. Clair - the best fishery in the world..

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #38 on: Mar 05, 2019, 11:54 PM »
I don't know many people in Colorado but they must be pretty stupid politically.  They just voted to make sure their vote in presidential elections never count by allowing there electoral votes go with the national popular vote instead of their citizens vote. I would not give up my vote no matter how good the ice fishing is.
https://www.prageru.com/video/the-popular-vote-vs-the-electoral-college/

Lmao......no need to even campaign in CO now.

I'd have to say best state to ice fish.....MN without a doubt. It's a land of 10,000 lakes and a lot of great fishing.

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #39 on: Mar 06, 2019, 06:40 AM »
There's a reason that the biggest and best ice fishing companies are right here in MN.  Otter, Clam, Marcum, Vexilar, Rapala, Northland, Strikemaster,  just to name a few, the list goes on and on.    It really is the center of Ice Fishing. 


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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #40 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:32 AM »
Heís got a point^^^^^^^^
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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #41 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:53 AM »
if your leaving ny because you think the fishing is getting worse your crazy. But by all means leave....more fish for me :-), Our DEC does a great job working to restore our fisheries. Many bodies of water have recovered from past escapades. A month in Minnesota is defiantly on my retirement plan....but  can't see leaving NY because you think the fishing is in decline or hunting is declining. More deer now then they ever had in the past.  Maine only allows 5 lines for ice fishing...Vermont 8, NY 7 remember to look at regulations to make sure your new state matches your desired fishing style. 
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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #42 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:56 AM »
Mn can have it. ND fishing sucks mn folks should stay in mn ;D kidding mostly

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #43 on: Mar 07, 2019, 10:26 AM »
Not much better in northern Illinois except we get a little longer season. Nothing great about fishing in Illinois. Probably bringing up the rear. Maybe ahead of Indiana lol

This place sucks for ice fishing. Learning that pretty quickly

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #44 on: Mar 07, 2019, 02:41 PM »
if your leaving ny because you think the fishing is getting worse your crazy. But by all means leave....more fish for me :-), Our DEC does a great job working to restore our fisheries. Many bodies of water have recovered from past escapades. A month in Minnesota is defiantly on my retirement plan....but  can't see leaving NY because you think the fishing is in decline or hunting is declining. More deer now then they ever had in the past.  Maine only allows 5 lines for ice fishing...Vermont 8, NY 7 remember to look at regulations to make sure your new state matches your desired fishing style.

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #45 on: Mar 07, 2019, 03:01 PM »
Whatever state I happen to be fishing in that day!

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #46 on: Mar 15, 2019, 08:04 PM »
if your leaving ny because you think the fishing is getting worse your crazy. But by all means leave....more fish for me :-), Our DEC does a great job working to restore our fisheries. Many bodies of water have recovered from past escapades. A month in Minnesota is defiantly on my retirement plan....but  can't see leaving NY because you think the fishing is in decline or hunting is declining. More deer now then they ever had in the past.  Maine only allows 5 lines for ice fishing...Vermont 8, NY 7 remember to look at regulations to make sure your new state matches your desired fishing style.
Aquarium....fishing and hunting isn't bad here in upstate ny...but the NYC crowd (dems) and our communist governor....I'm planning to leave NY too...gun laws and taxes are getting worse every day....

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #47 on: Mar 15, 2019, 10:06 PM »
If your looking for some of the best upland bird hunting, especially pheasants along with big game and ice fishing then the Dakotas and Minnesota are for you.

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Re: What State has the best ice fishing ?
« Reply #48 on: Mar 20, 2019, 11:56 AM »
I'm gonna have to say Minnesota aswell, I live in Maine would say Maine but I'd rather see more people head out yer guys way. Don't like invasive species up here much  ;D not really talking bout the fish

 



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