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Offline Chris338378

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #30 on: Sep 19, 2019, 05:41 PM »
That's good news in my book.

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #31 on: Sep 20, 2019, 06:57 AM »
At this point I donít really care what Iím catching, I just need to get out on the ice. There is only so many times you can go thru your stuff! Iím actually building a second smitty sled Iím so bored. Well actually Iím replacing my uprights from 2x12ís to 2x6ís. Since my PALS gave me grief all last season about my ďSantaĒ sled and you know who you are.......HA HA

I wouldn't call it "grief"...................... .................I prefer to think of it as good natured "ribbing!"  ;)
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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #32 on: Sep 20, 2019, 07:15 AM »
I just saw the latest update on the winter prediction and it might be good news. The cold index has moved to the east enough to include all of PA. We are now in the zone of below average temps for the winter of 2019/20! The down side is that we are also right in the middle of the index for above average precipitation. If this guy is right, we are in for a good winter but I might want to get a better pair of snow shoes! For the guys that head up to the Great lakes region, below average temps and average precipitation.

Thatís GREAT! I hope theyíre right! I saw 37* on the thermometer the last 2 mornings and Iím getting excited!  ;D



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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #33 on: Sep 20, 2019, 08:06 AM »
It was 38 at my house in the morning the past two days so we're a lot closer to the good time of the year.

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #34 on: Oct 09, 2019, 11:21 AM »
30* at my house Saturday morning! Weíre getting there................ ;)


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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #35 on: Oct 09, 2019, 11:23 AM »
yep, I've already scraped ice off the windshield once. It won't be long... but it's still too long, LOL!!!

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #36 on: Oct 09, 2019, 11:35 AM »
Yeah we're getting there but not nearly fast enough for me. 

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #37 on: Oct 09, 2019, 12:53 PM »
I know.................. ...................but I'm trying to stay POSITIVE guys!  ;D
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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #38 on: Oct 09, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Well to help out your positive thoughts the geese have been flying south at my house for the past three weeks pretty much nonstop.  And I had to fire up my coal stove last week which is the earliest I've ever had to do that, normally I do it during the second or third week of October at the earliest.  And when I was out in the woods the other day there's tons of acorns and beech nuts.  Hopefully they all add up to a long cold winter.  After the past few years of short seasons we've certainly earned a good long season.

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #39 on: Oct 09, 2019, 04:49 PM »
SHORT season ???  SOME of us icefished Dec 15- March 30th last year!  ;)


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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #40 on: Oct 09, 2019, 10:18 PM »
Most of us, well actually everyone but that one guy, didn't engage in Operation Dingy.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  On a side note I can't figure out which is brighter, your sweatshirt or legs.  Geesh put them away.   :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #41 on: Oct 10, 2019, 11:52 AM »
LOL! Youíre just jealous Chris! ;)

And I have to make a correction- we were on the ice Dec. 9th last year.

And it wasnít just me fishing in March- Carpboy, Slaphappy and Icehound were still at it too!  ;D

This was at Duck Harbor on March 16th


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« Reply #42 on: Oct 10, 2019, 05:45 PM »
I'm willing to bet those guys weren't part of Operation Dingy.   ;)  You're right about being a little jealous, last year was a tough year and I didn't get out much with everything going on.  This year I'm in full ice fishing mode and am ready to go right now all I need is the safe ice.

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #43 on: Oct 10, 2019, 06:28 PM »
Was looking at ice fishing gear today.  Thinking it wont be long. 
If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #44 on: Oct 11, 2019, 08:15 AM »
I'm willing to bet those guys weren't part of Operation Dingy.   ;)  You're right about being a little jealous, last year was a tough year and I didn't get out much with everything going on.  This year I'm in full ice fishing mode and am ready to go right now all I need is the safe ice.

OK Chris................. ................as soon as we have 2" I'll give you a call and we will put OPERATION ICE-DINGY into effect!  ;D
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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #45 on: Oct 11, 2019, 07:33 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D Attempting to do OPERATION ICE-DINGY on two inches of ice  with me is going to be OPERATION ICE-BREAKER.  I think it's a pretty safe bet that I'd need three inches of ice for a minimum to make OPERATION ICE-DINGY successful. 

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #46 on: Oct 11, 2019, 09:35 PM »
Fished iced till 2nd week March last year on High Point
Was on a fishing trip last week at Deep Creek and all that we talked about was ice fishing, friend caught a 41Ē 17# Pike biggest debate was how tough that would be through an 8Ē hole lol.
Got a new camera and other gadgets to keep me going till ice.

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #47 on: Oct 12, 2019, 05:04 AM »
geez, if there's 2" of ice, I'll just wait a week or so until there's 4". I got a feeling the ice is gonna grow fast this year... got my fingers crossed. ;)

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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #48 on: Oct 12, 2019, 10:32 AM »
OK- 3Ē Chris!  ;)

I hope youír right, Spider! I just looked up the long range forecast for Promised Land and I like what I see! (Especially the second week of Dec!  @))


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Re: sooooo....
« Reply #49 on: Oct 13, 2019, 06:06 AM »

 



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