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Offline MrMarty51

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Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« on: Dec 18, 2007, 03:36 AM »
I do`nt know if it`s ok to start this or maby this is something one of the moderators would have to do but thought some pics from around the state would be nice.

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2007, 10:46 AM »



Offline PerchFan

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2007, 10:47 AM »
how do you make them bigger

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2007, 11:26 AM »
Jiggy Dogg those ling bitin yet?

Nice kokeeies, This year?

In pursuit of meat without feet!!!!

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2007, 03:35 PM »
Oooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooh! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2007, 09:55 PM »
South Sandstone



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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2007, 10:51 PM »

Decoy down the hole.crushed eggshells add more light and helps draw in the perch. ;D

Darkhouse messin with His shanty. :)

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2007, 10:57 PM »
Cool pics
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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #8 on: Dec 21, 2007, 09:48 AM »
Cool pics.  I have a question about spearing. I was told by a guy that while spearing he usually only gets about one fish per season.  Is it true that the success rate is really that low?  I know things will vary day by day but how many fish do you average per trip?

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #9 on: Dec 21, 2007, 10:31 AM »
Cool pics.  I have a question about spearing. I was told by a guy that while spearing he usually only gets about one fish per season.  Is it true that the success rate is really that low?  I know things will vary day by day but how many fish do you average per trip?

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There have been times I have limited out on pike in just a matter of 3-5 hours spearing. Spearing is like any other type of fishing; if the fish aren't moving, it will be a slow day. I was spearing one day, and there were constantly 4-5 fish through the hole every 2-3 minutes. It was harder trying to figure out which one to spear than it was to spear them.  :thumbsup: :blink:
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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #10 on: Dec 21, 2007, 10:35 AM »
I used to go pike spearing back home, on a good day you would have 3 to 4 fish.

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #11 on: Dec 21, 2007, 10:38 AM »
nice photos.... :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #12 on: Dec 21, 2007, 10:44 AM »
There have been times I have limited out on pike in just a matter of 3-5 hours spearing. Spearing is like any other type of fishing; if the fish aren't moving, it will be a slow day. I was spearing one day, and there were constantly 4-5 fish through the hole every 2-3 minutes. It was harder trying to figure out which one to spear than it was to spear them.  :thumbsup: :blink:

Thanks for the info.  I have never had much interest in spearing because of what he said but now I think I will check it out. 

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #13 on: Dec 21, 2007, 11:46 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I have never had much interest in spearing because of what he said but now I think I will check it out. 

The main thing is, have a spear with good tines and barbs, especially the barbs. Nothing ruins a day than having a big one wiggle off.
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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #14 on: Dec 21, 2007, 11:48 AM »
Nice pics!

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #15 on: Dec 21, 2007, 11:50 AM »
Nice photos Jiggy, where was that?

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #16 on: Dec 21, 2007, 11:52 AM »


Here is one of the bigger perch and a small trout my wife and I caught on Lake Mary Ronan... My Wife caught the perch I caught the little trout :)

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #17 on: Dec 21, 2007, 11:59 AM »
That's a hog of a perch for Montana. I wish the perch would make a come back to the lakes around Helena.  When I was a kid, we would catch them by the bucketfull. Now you might catch a couple in a day.  The regulating reservoir has a lot but they are small. However, they are bigger this year than last and it also seem like this years hatch was good. So, in a few years we should have a good spot.  I also noticed that last year was better than the year before on Canyon Ferry and Hauser, so maybe they are coming back?

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #18 on: Dec 21, 2007, 12:55 PM »
Yeah walltrout... I remember when I was a kid I literally caught 75 perch in one day that were 15+" you can feed a lot of people with that much meat! Anyway, if you get a chance to go to Lake Mary Ronan they are making there comeback... Last year a good keeper was about 10" this year they are about 11" but some reaching the 13-14... haven't seen any 15" I am still waiting though ;) Have a great season and maybe I will see you out on one of the lakes on of these days!

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #19 on: Dec 25, 2007, 10:50 AM »
Couple Castlerock hammerhandles


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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #20 on: Dec 28, 2007, 08:15 AM »
Hey Jiggy...that 2nd fish looks mighty familiar..... :whistle: :whistle: but that first one was a real nice fish...give the wife my best.....did you get the new smoker too?

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #21 on: Dec 28, 2007, 08:20 AM »
I'll send photos with new Vex later today after I get off the ice...

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #22 on: Dec 28, 2007, 08:22 AM »
I also picked up some of yer "kastmasters" to give a try today.

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #23 on: Dec 28, 2007, 08:26 AM »
just took a big batch of spawners out of the smoker - haven't tried it yet, but tried some of the tuna that went in with the kokanee, and it was to die for.  the ones you get out of the lake are better then when they start running, aren't they?

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #24 on: Dec 28, 2007, 08:28 AM »
Besides kokes I've caught LOTS of trout on them through the ice, and perch (usually hogs)and lmb.

do you put any bait on 'em, or fish 'em bare?

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #25 on: Dec 28, 2007, 09:08 AM »
12-22-07
My buddy's foster son with a Sandstone hammer handle


12-23-07
Couple more Sandstone pike. The biggest was about 2 lbs.  :thumbsup:


12-26-07
My friend with a couple fat (and frozen) Sandstone 3 lbr's

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #26 on: Dec 29, 2007, 11:15 PM »
I do`nt know if it`s ok to start this or maby this is something one of the moderators would have to do but thought some pics from around the state would be nice.

please lets keep it to pics, only.
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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #27 on: Dec 30, 2007, 07:43 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I have never had much interest in spearing because of what he said but now I think I will check it out. 
I used to do some spearing back home had lot of until 1 day me and my brother were out in thehsanty havin a few beers and some hot damn( was a slow day so had a few to many i think ) when a muskrat flew up out of the hole landed on my boot.Kind of scared the crap out of me and outthe door i went to bad i took the whole wall with me.ended spearing for that yr

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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
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Re: Montana Ice Fishing Pics.
« Reply #29 on: Jan 01, 2008, 06:07 PM »

Whatpole and Kelsey at Spotted Eagle

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