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  1. cotty16

    Ice on the windshield

    Oh yeah! I had ice on the windshield this morning. These cold mornings are getting me all giggidy! :smiley_clap:
  2. Bowhunter57

    Cadillac Michigan...if ya got the fever!

    If ya gotta go and can't wait until next year, then there's some good ice fishing to be had in Cadillac, Michigan. Depending on how far you wanna drive, etc., but it's about 5 hrs. from Lima, to give you an idea of the travel time. There are a bunch of guys going from Ohio Game Fishing...
  3. U

    january catfish and no ice

    not a bad way to start off the 2012 pay lake year , a 15 pound blue cat , this is byfar the latest into winter i have seen no ice on a pond or reservior
  4. Hoytmania

    Fishing under ice

    Thought this was pretty cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIs00QjiJZQ&feature=g-logo&context=G21c5323FOAAAAAAAIAA
  5. xbowguy

    Ice Cream

    Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant. My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Nana gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for...
  6. G

    Indian Lake Ice Fishing challenge

    Indian lake Ice Fishing Challenge Jan, 28th 2012.Three age groups 10 & under,11-17 yrs and 18 & up.Three species bluegill,crappie and saugeye.Fish one species or all three,Indian lake is one of Ohio's premier Saugeye lakes.For more information go to Indian lake.com to download flyer,rules and...
  7. Bowhunter57


    Vodka and ice will ruin your kidneys. Rum and ice will ruin your liver. Whiskey and ice will ruin your heart. Gin and ice will ruin your brain. Coke and ice will ruin your teeth. Apparently, ice can be lethal. :smiley_baby: Warn all your friends to lay off the ice!! It could save a...
  8. Beentown

    Ice dam...

    Pulled in and noticed I had a good ice dam going behind the house. I am sure you guys up by the Lake see some great ones... Beentown
  9. Bowhunter57

    How long will the ice last?

    It's melting! It's melting! :smiley_crazy: Since this is my first year of ice fishing, I've not paid much attention to how long it takes for the ice to melt off and not be "safe" to fish. However, the ice will surely melt quicker than it froze. One thing's for sure and for certain...it won't...
  10. Bowhunter57

    Night ice fishing?

    I've been considering doing some night fishing. Nothing too late into the night, but by the time I get off work and get out on the lake, I've got about an hour to an hour and a half to fish. :smiley_depressive: It seems like after sunset the fish shut down. However, I've been reading about...
  11. U

    ice fishing question

    ok im very new to ice fishing , only been out 3 times , caught 2 fish in them 3 times, is there any certian bait , or tactic you guys use to fish , as in jigging or just throwing a minnow in the hole and letting it sit , any info is greatly appriciated , im tired of getting skunked ,
  12. jagermeister

    Heaven on ice

    This would be so much fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqa9XW94y6k
  13. Bowhunter57

    Anyone ice fish Lake Michigan?

    I've been watching too many videos on ice fishing Lake Michigan and most of them on the Wisconsin side of the lake. Here's one that has got my attention: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4_E7BRzc68 Is this video NOT representative of Lake Michigan? Is the steelhead and brown trout fishing as good...
  14. jagermeister

    Finally got into them good!

    Yesterday morning I got up at 3 a.m. and made the 75 mile trip up to a lake erie marina. My dad and brother did some scouting throughout the week so I knew it was going to be worth it. We were set up and fishing by 5:30... my brother and I in my shanty, and my dad was across the dock in his...
  15. Bowhunter57

    What's the thinnest ice you will fish?

    I've been on some questionable ice...for both thickness and quality. My first ice was 2" of clear ice with 2" of white ice. I fished it for several days, before warmer weather melted the top layers and it became 4" of all clear ice. My most recent venture was a pond that...still, hasn't...
  16. Bowhunter57

    Falling through the ice...

    Ofcourse, NO BODY wants to fall through the ice, but it's a possability that goes with ice fishing. I recently purchased 2 sets of Polar Ice Picks, from Sportsman's Guide for $5.97 each and consider them "cheap insurance", should I fall through the ice. I hope I never have to use them, but it's...
  17. Bowhunter57

    Ice Confusion...

    I was ice fishing on a small farm pond on Saturday the 8th, we recieved 3" of snow on Tuesday the 11th. It has been below freezing for 2 weeks (day & night) and is supposed to stay below freezing for another 2 weeks. I went out on this pond, today and under the snow was 2" of slush...
  18. Bowhunter57

    How does snow effect the ice?

    I've noticed 4" to 5" of clear ice on most of the ponds that I've been ice fishing. Usual ice growth is 1/4" to 1/2" per 24 hours of below freezing temperatures. This only applies to a static body of water...with no flows under the ice. Otherwise, ice thicknesses could vary. It's been below...
  19. Bowhunter57

    New Ice Shelter

    After this past Saturday, I decided to break down and purchase a "real" ice shelter and stop getting by with my groundblind. My brother and I were on a local lake and nearly froze our keesters off (with the heater running), trying to get in some ice fishing. He did catch a nice 14" rainbow...
  20. Bowhunter57

    Ice Spikes...the threaded kind

    I see where guys are using threaded ice spikes to anchor down their ice shelters. Rather than purchase some threaded ice spikes, wouldn't a screw-in tree step work? How about a 4" to 6" large self-tapping screw or bolt? Thank you, Bowhunter57