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Offline lenz

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Let the countdown begin..40 days until first ice
« on: Jun 09, 2019, 09:42 AM »
tick tock tick tock...run clock run
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Offline Rangerboats391

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Re: Let the countdown begin..190 days until first ice
« Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2019, 11:38 AM »
lol love the spirit!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..190 days until first ice
« Reply #2 on: Jul 02, 2019, 03:56 PM »
How about a pool?

Pick a date and location in the Commonwealth of MA where the first fishable ice will be for the 2019/2020 season.

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Re: Let the countdown begin..150 days until first ice
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2019, 07:47 PM »
Time going slow, gettin' antsy..
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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2019, 08:22 AM »
fired up the old auger yesterday..noisy/smokey
loved it
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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #5 on: Sep 10, 2019, 01:46 PM »
I must be missing something............. ...................... ..by my count, 110 days from June 9th is Sept 27th ???
Where's the FISH?!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #6 on: Sep 11, 2019, 02:04 PM »
I must be missing something............. ...................... ..by my count, 110 days from June 9th is Sept 27th ???
i change the title as time goes by..
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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #7 on: Sep 16, 2019, 09:27 AM »
Had a dream last night of being on the hardwater! Lets go!  :tipup: :tipup: ;D

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #8 on: Sep 16, 2019, 01:52 PM »
I’m simultaneously embarrassed and proud to say I never fully packed my gear away from last year. Jig rods are still on my work bench, sled still leaning against the garage next to the smitty... honestly, if there were walkable water right now I’d be able to be on it in 20 minutes.  ;D
It’s funny seeing an ice rod leaning against the wall next to an 11’ surf rod.

Now that I see it in writing I’m actually  kind of embarrassed at my laziness.

Feel like I get some points for being ready though  ???

 

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #9 on: Sep 20, 2019, 08:33 PM »
First hard frost of the season up my way the other (Wednesday) night.

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 2019, 04:42 PM »
Having a great time fishing the soft water this year. Left to go fishing in my kayak the other morning and it was 38 degrees out. That started me thinking about the coming ice fishing season.
I plan to live forever. So far so good!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #11 on: Sep 21, 2019, 07:03 PM »
I’m simultaneously embarrassed and proud to say I never fully packed my gear away from last year. Jig rods are still on my work bench, sled still leaning against the garage next to the smitty... honestly, if there were walkable water right now I’d be able to be on it in 20 minutes.  ;D
It’s funny seeing an ice rod leaning against the wall next to an 11’ surf rod.

Now that I see it in writing I’m actually  kind of embarrassed at my laziness.

Feel like I get some points for being ready though  ???

You’re not lazy, you’re “efficient”. Think of all the time you gained by being in a “perpetual state of readiness”. And if there’s Christmas in July you will be styling.

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2019, 12:41 PM »
I'm getting ready. A little here, a little there. burp.

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #13 on: Sep 24, 2019, 08:25 AM »
extended forecast for my first ice spot is looking like 30* at night starting next week  ;D ;D :tipup: :tipup:    Lets go!  I was on the Ice last year the 3rd week of november which is only 8 weeks away!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #14 on: Oct 06, 2019, 06:38 PM »
My prediction - - 50 days (11/25/19) till first ice in my neck of the woods.

That's my prediction.

Anybody else want to play?

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #15 on: Oct 10, 2019, 07:01 PM »
I think last year was the earliest I ever started my ice fishing season here in Western Worcester county; December 15th.  I fished up until March 20th.  Can't wait to get out again.  Today I ordered another Jaw jacker and ice rod.  Hopefully I wont have to wait too long to use them.
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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #16 on: Oct 16, 2019, 08:36 AM »
33 degrees this morning boys!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #17 on: Oct 21, 2019, 06:39 PM »
I have my drill batteries all charged up! I'm ready.

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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #18 on: Oct 21, 2019, 08:35 PM »
I also never really unpacked, just rolled the sled into the basement. Now that it's deer season again I'm going to have to clean everything out. The ion batteries are charging.... :tipup:
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Re: Let the countdown begin..110 days until first ice
« Reply #19 on: Oct 22, 2019, 01:11 PM »
Was December 11 last year for me   We can only hope for a bit earlier this season   

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Re: Let the countdown begin..60 days until first ice
« Reply #20 on: Oct 24, 2019, 07:45 AM »
i'm being cautious..60 days. hopefully less. come Nov 1, it's time to get everything ready.
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Re: Let the countdown begin..60 days until first ice
« Reply #21 on: Oct 26, 2019, 09:30 AM »
i'm being cautious..60 days. hopefully less. come Nov 1, it's time to get everything ready.
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sounds about right

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Re: Let the countdown begin..60 days until first ice
« Reply #22 on: Nov 03, 2019, 10:02 AM »
December 13th - March 24th last season for me. My foot is tapping
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Re: Let the countdown begin..60 days until first ice
« Reply #23 on: Nov 04, 2019, 12:49 PM »
Forecast for my 1st ice spot shows 12 degrees thursday and friday night :) wooo!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..45 days until first ice
« Reply #24 on: Nov 06, 2019, 03:12 PM »
Its November..time to gear up!
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Re: Let the countdown begin..45 days until first ice
« Reply #25 on: Nov 06, 2019, 03:44 PM »
Seen the edges of a swampy area frozen in the berkshires today  ;D

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Re: Let the countdown begin..45 days until first ice
« Reply #26 on: Nov 08, 2019, 07:49 AM »
ice puddles today!

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Re: Let the countdown begin..45 days until first ice
« Reply #27 on: Nov 09, 2019, 10:16 AM »
Seen a decently sized pond I like to fish completely iced over today. We should be the ice in no time

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Re: Let the countdown begin..40 days until first ice
« Reply #28 on: Nov 09, 2019, 10:52 AM »
If temps sustain ill be out in 2-3 weeks!!  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:

 



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