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Offline Huntindave

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #30 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09:52 AM »
This is NOT a one item question.  There are a number of "important" items.  If you take just a rod, how do you cut a hole, or what do you use as bait?  However, I do get the concept.  Being that you need more then one item, I would put my flasher at the top of the list!

Go back and read the original post.  The "fishing gear" is already covered.

"Aside from new shacks, fishing sonar, and augers what is important for you to have on the ice?"
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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #31 on: Mar 06, 2019, 10:43 AM »
Most important thing (besides fishing essentials) would be water. 

I also try to leave as much in town as possible, like thoughts about work, or bills, or cleaning, or housework, or anything else I stress about.


When I pack up and get ready to leave I go over my checklist. Boots, auger, rod, lure/bait, shack.  If I have at least that much I know I can fish. And that is all I really need. Anything else is just a comfort.
"How was your weekend?" "It was great!" "What did you do?" "I stared into a hole for 8 hours a day.

Offline Mascoma

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #32 on: Mar 06, 2019, 11:03 AM »
 One or both of my boys.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #33 on: Mar 06, 2019, 11:04 AM »
I agree with a previous post: Striker Ice bibs.  I've been through the ice 5x and those things have helped save my life more than once.  Wouldn't fish without them.

Offline GP

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #34 on: Mar 06, 2019, 11:12 AM »
Gloves. Went out last weekend and forgot the gloves at home. Never realized how much you take them for granted until you don't have them.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #35 on: Mar 06, 2019, 11:54 AM »
Net for the bait and the skimmer.

smitty :tipup:

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #36 on: Mar 06, 2019, 12:18 PM »
The inflatable bar. Hands down
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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #37 on: Mar 06, 2019, 12:45 PM »
I stand corrected, thnx!  My new answer would be "Respect".  Respect for everyone else out on the lake or river trying to enjoy themselves and respect for the outdoors and Mother nature. 

Offline Huntindave

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #38 on: Mar 06, 2019, 12:49 PM »
I stand corrected, thnx!  My new answer would be "Respect".  Respect for everyone else out on the lake or river trying to enjoy themselves and respect for the outdoors and Mother nature.

Agreed ^^^^, good answer.  :)
take care,
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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #39 on: Mar 06, 2019, 12:59 PM »
snowshoes.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #40 on: Mar 07, 2019, 11:43 PM »
I generally treat my little day trip as if "what if" I am stranded.

So a few essential survival gear stuff.

Water proof container
First Aid kit
Camping kit
Lighting kit
Knife kit - well more than one knife.
Towing strap
Some tools at times like shovel or snow shovel
Food kit - usually water, instant ramen, some hotdogs/sausages.
Change of clothes/extra boot.  - I know that one time I fell and got water logged boots.  Water proof boots works both ways...keeps water in boots too.

I tend to over pack...but there has been too many times when I have been under prepared in the past.  Learned that it's better to have and not need, then to need and suffer needlessly.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #41 on: Mar 08, 2019, 02:24 AM »
Remind me to never fish with Jaybes
Every plastics manufacturer claims plastics outfish livebait. So now I use livebait just for the increased challenge.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #42 on: Mar 08, 2019, 03:14 AM »
Common sense.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #43 on: Mar 08, 2019, 06:45 AM »
Champlain
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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #44 on: Mar 08, 2019, 09:08 AM »
No worries, I’ve used the term “ditto” for over 50 years and now have the ability to impress anyone who questions my knowledge of the meaning and origins of the word.  @)

Then you were alive at a time when schools used "ditto" machines and that interesting smell when tests got passed around.


Warm clothes.....I can think of many times that I wasn't dressed properly.

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #45 on: Mar 08, 2019, 11:16 PM »
Took my wife to the shanty tonight. Last chance for this year. I'm good til next winter. And she caught a few gills. She liked watching the fish on cam..

Offline Noon

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #46 on: Mar 08, 2019, 11:27 PM »
Net for the bait and the skimmer.

smitty :tipup:

Uhhh, are you sure you didnt mean to say 'my smitty sled' ?  ;D
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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #47 on: Mar 09, 2019, 01:57 PM »
My radio. Fish like ac/dc and five finger death punch. I will turn the truck around if I dont have my radio. Oh and a good old jar of shine. Gotta have the shine
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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #48 on: Mar 09, 2019, 02:54 PM »
Radio...

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #49 on: Mar 09, 2019, 03:43 PM »
Homemade safety spikes
Tight lines

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #50 on: Mar 09, 2019, 11:29 PM »
Jet Boil...I gotta have hot coffee and food..

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #51 on: Mar 10, 2019, 01:33 PM »
There's no one item, but the top item on my list is cold weather suit. 

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Re: Most Important Thing You Take Along Every Trip To Hardwater
« Reply #52 on: Mar 10, 2019, 04:18 PM »
Aside from all the essentials, a small first aid kit. Takes up minimal room, weighs next to nothing.

 



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