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Offline RuttNutt

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Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« on: Mar 25, 2019, 02:50 PM »
We fished 2 lakes up in Wayne county this weekend. We were the only ones on either lake. Saw a few folks walking their dog and x-country skiiing, but nobody else fishing. Just wondered if we were the only diehards left.................. ;D

Plenty of ice left up there, so we’re hoping for at least one more day!
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2019, 05:51 PM »
I fished Duck Harbor and Belmont on Sunday. 10 inches of ice at Duck and over 15 at Belmont. Very slow bite and then nothing. Trying to break my skunk streak at Belmont

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2019, 07:08 PM »
I normally put my stuff away when walleye go out

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2019, 09:09 PM »
Glad to hear it Suskie. We were on Belmont Saturday. Nothing jigging but we got some decent pickerel on tipups.

Hope to get back on Belmont Saturday for one last “Hurrah!”  ;)
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2019, 05:03 AM »
Here's a twist.  I am hoping to get up that way this week for my first time out this year!  Your posts made it possible.

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 26, 2019, 06:55 AM »
First time?! What you waiting for?!  ???  Just kidding!  ;D

If you see a big group on Belmont on Saturday, stop and say “Hi!”!

Always nice to meet fellow Ice-Shanty members!  @)
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 26, 2019, 06:59 AM »
Sorry Ruttnutt I did put my ice fishing stuff away after a short but good season and I am now hitting the trout on Class A streams or special reg areas. 

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 26, 2019, 07:15 AM »
Ok- we won’t hold that against you!  ;)
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 26, 2019, 07:20 AM »
Hope to hit Duck Harbor one more time tomorrow and then putting my stuff away for the year. It was a good, long season.

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 2019, 08:41 AM »
I think RuttNutt would rather drill a hole through his boat and set up jawjacker than cast a spinning rod.  Guy is an icefishing machine.

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 26, 2019, 09:55 AM »
LOL George!  ;D

I HAVE thought about hanging my Marcum transducer over the side of my boat to jig the open water!
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 26, 2019, 11:26 AM »
That’s how I fish Mauch Chunk and Sayers. Transducer over the side and I jig with my ice rods. I set a dead stick up about 4 or 5 feet from me. I jigged from my boat out at Sayers last week and delivered a 49 fish mix of crappies perch and gills to gofish. I fish up New York in my spot also jigging in my boat. Love to jig and watch the vex

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 26, 2019, 12:42 PM »
Cool!! @)
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 27, 2019, 05:51 PM »
Well, decided to take the day off today. Had a few “errands” to run in the afternoon, but got in a morning of ice fishing before hand! It’s only around for so long.................. . so gotta take advantage of it! ;)
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 29, 2019, 12:59 PM »
We were on a private Wayne County lake yesterday, thirteen inches of good ice.  Forty overnight, rain this morning, the edges will go quickly.  we got the last one in!

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 29, 2019, 02:10 PM »
We are giving it one more shot tomorrow on Belmont.  Then I'll put the gear away and get ready for fly fishing the Delaware.

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 29, 2019, 02:18 PM »
We were on a private Wayne County lake yesterday, thirteen inches of good ice.  Forty overnight, rain this morning, the edges will go quickly.  we got the last one in!

Good for you!  @)

We’re planning one last “HURRAH” on Belmont tomorrow!!!! I have an 8’ aluminum plank strapped to the roof in case we need it.  ;)


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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 29, 2019, 02:40 PM »
I think we should run the plank out onto the ice and drive your car out there.....

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 30, 2019, 07:56 AM »
I think we should run the plank out onto the ice and drive your car out there.....

His car, not yours  ;D

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 31, 2019, 08:04 AM »
Good one Odriscoll.  Turns out, we didn't need the planks.   Belmont was tight to shore and 17" of pretty solid ice.  About 10 guys fishing yesterday.   Wish I could say the last trip was action packed.  Not to be.  Very slow bite, and virtually nothing jigging.  A few small perch and gills.  At least we ate well thanks to Rutt Nutts excellent venison chili.  Good way to end the season, although i have little doubt Belmont can be fished next weekend as well.  Time for me to get working on seedlings for the garden this year.  Have a good Spring and Summer everyone.

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #20 on: Apr 02, 2019, 07:52 AM »
It WAS a good day even though not many fish were caught!

Was a little foggy in the morning
Until it burned off.


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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #21 on: Apr 02, 2019, 08:08 AM »
But eventually it cleared up and the sun even came out for a bit. It warmed up to 55* and I took my bibs off and rocked the shorts!  ;D




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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 02, 2019, 08:33 AM »
I think your legs scared the fish away, or they were too busy laughing to take our bait...   ;D

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 02, 2019, 10:01 AM »
There are sometimes things you wish you never saw, and can't undo.


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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #24 on: Apr 02, 2019, 11:54 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

You could be right George!  ;)
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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #25 on: Apr 02, 2019, 12:44 PM »
Very stylish the way the boots match the pants.....
Put some lederhosen on and you could be a member of the Swedish Pimple Ice Fishing Team.

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Re: Is anybody still (ice)fishing in Pa?
« Reply #26 on: Apr 03, 2019, 12:46 PM »
LOL! But I was thinking more............Larry the cable guy!  ;)
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