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Offline CL_Outdoors

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NE ice conditions
« on: Mar 09, 2022, 12:31 PM »
Has anyone been out on any of the NE IN lakes in the last couple of days (James, Clear, Crooked)? Haven't seen anybody on webcams and the ice is looking dark, but given how thick it was less than a couple weeks ago makes me think it might be good for one more weekend...

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2022, 01:30 PM »
I was fishing off the dock on Dallas. Channel is wide open.
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2022, 07:33 AM »
you should be able to cash in on the channelcat fillets there about now.  they will be in those shallow channels at ice out on sunny days.  they will drop the bait if they feel any resistance, after picking it up thopugh.  they eat very well this time of year.

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2022, 07:36 AM »
The whole chain is full of them. The barncoat brigade didn't leave many gills but I got some.
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2022, 07:41 AM »
ah yes da-beards.  laying waste to fisheries all across northern IN.  what a problem they have become eh.  they used to be soft spoken and respect full long ago.  now they are underhanded dishonest and greedy.

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2022, 06:55 PM »
I don't think you'll have to get very far from the state line to get on ice.

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #6 on: Mar 12, 2022, 05:20 AM »
ah yes da-beards.  laying waste to fisheries all across northern IN.  what a problem they have become eh.  they used to be soft spoken and respect full long ago.  now they are underhanded dishonest and greedy.

I know plenty of non-Amish like that.
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #7 on: Mar 12, 2022, 06:11 AM »
I know plenty of non-Amish like that.

yes society is definitely loosing integrity.  i dont see as lot of "English" (as we are called) that load a pontoon boat and keep everything they catch.  im betting your just talking about regular people that keep their limits though.  i know lots of those types. ;D  im one of them for sure.  i eat loads of fish and keep my elderly friends, that dont or cant fish anymore, supplied.  eating fish isnt a crime.  at least it isnt yet. 

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2022, 08:33 AM »
I too like to keep plenty of fish and feel good about giving alot away to those that love fish but cant get them on there own. I believe i only keep what a body of water can take or needs to replenish itself. I'm not a trophy fisherman but like to catch trophy fish as well as meat run fish. I guess i've never been on a body of water that i think was over harvested. I have seen declines in size from other problems. Mostly caused from run off(farming) and housing. Over my life time i have seen some lakes go down hill as far as size, not numbers and i've seen lakes improve. I'm not against harvest measures that make good since like pan fish limits on Some bodies of water and experimental lakes to try and give those that are really into trophy fishing and catch and release. Alot of folks believe its a beard problem but i truly believe its water quality more than anything.

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2022, 02:33 PM »
yes society is definitely loosing integrity.  i dont see as lot of "English" (as we are called) that load a pontoon boat and keep everything they catch.  im betting your just talking about regular people that keep their limits though.  i know lots of those types. ;D  im one of them for sure.  i eat loads of fish and keep my elderly friends, that dont or cant fish anymore, supplied.  eating fish isnt a crime.  at least it isnt yet.

"Just keep their limits?" What limits? There is no limit on bluegill in Indiana.
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #10 on: Mar 19, 2022, 09:29 PM »
Had a CO pull his boat up next to mine to talk and kill time while he watched two Amish catching crappies. When they left he met them at the launch. I watched them count fish for almost twenty minutes. Live ones went back in the lake. They had over 250 crappies in buckets.
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #11 on: Mar 20, 2022, 03:46 AM »
Had a CO pull his boat up next to mine to talk and kill time while he watched two Amish catching crappies. When they left he met them at the launch. I watched them count fish for almost twenty minutes. Live ones went back in the lake. They had over 250 crappies in buckets.

Holy crap! I hope he wrote them a ticket. I've seen them get off by playing dumb when they damned up a stream to make a swimming hole.
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #12 on: Mar 20, 2022, 07:00 AM »
they do that in all areas of life also.  some are very underhanded these days!  i watched them haul off 4 buckets of crappie gills bass at gene stratton porter.  they had buckets hid up on the island before they pulled them and left.  they also let a bunch lay all over the ice when we started to walk out.


no, no limit on gills.  no need from what i see.  but people do mistake redears all the time. 

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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #13 on: Mar 20, 2022, 07:33 PM »
It was a WHOPPER ticket!
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Re: NE ice conditions
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2022, 05:30 AM »
25.00 a fish over. hope they had their gear taken as well. should pull their licenses

 



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