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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:02 PM

My step son loves to fish.  He asked me to go ice fishing with him today.  We were both off of work.  We went to a small lake and did pretty good.  Here are some of the day's catch.  Perch and Bluegills.

 

He had gone yesterday with a buddy and did really well.  The ice was five inches yesterday.  Almost six inches today.

 

Boy were they delicious fried up a couple of hours later.

 

I hadn't ice fished since I was a teen.  It was great.  I went and got some of my own supplies after dinner.

 

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Edited by daytime dave, January 25, 2013 - 06:04 PM.

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Looks like a lot of fun. I have never had a chance to icefish. Quite a pile you caught. :thumbs:


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:22 PM

What was the temperature while out on the ice. That is bunch of fish you got there fellow.

 

Dick


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Nice bunch of fish,   Brings back some memories for me haven't gone ice fishing for quite a few years..


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Gooooood catch! My wife and I both feel there is no better eating fish than Perch. I've not ice fished before but have caught many Perch during the summer. I do like to land on the lakes and visit with the ice fisherman. They are hardy individuals.

Hope you catch a bunch more. :thumbs: 


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Nice catch Dave, who got to clean them? Is hard too beat most any type of fish when its freshly caught, then cooked. YUM YUM!

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 07:27 PM

What was the temperature while out on the ice. That is bunch of fish you got there fellow.

 

Dick

 

Dick, it was 18 F today.  Yesterday it was 0 F in the sunshine when step son fished.  His fingers were a lot warmer today.

 

Nice catch Dave, who got to clean them? Is hard too beat most any type of fish when its freshly caught, then cooked. YUM YUM!

 

We both caught them and both cleaned them.  Boy were they good.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Congrats on the catch- we don't get bluegills up here, but lots of perch. Fine eating. especially over a bonfire right on the ice. Our rule of thumb is , catch as many as you think you can eat, and then get three more! They'll all disappear in no time.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I don't know , seems like fishing on ice would be too cold for me lol .  How big and deep was the lake you fished at ?  Al


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Nice catch. I see an ice hut on a lake just a few miles from here. It's been a few years since we've had enough cold weather in January to allow ice fishing. It hasn't gone above -10c all week. Should be pretty safe by now.



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Ice fishing is big tourist business in this area. Plus many guys that don't work in the

winter, spend their days out there.

But, every spring, there are always news stories about a few that push the edge

of the envelope, and get stranded out on an ice flow. Of course, the rescue squad

gets called in, and the taxpayers take the hit for the idiots that don't know when to

quit.

 

Nice batch of perch there. My favotite too.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:49 PM

I don't know , seems like fishing on ice would be too cold for me lol .  How big and deep was the lake you fished at ?  Al

 

Al, the lake is a smaller one, about three miles long and narrow.  We were fishing in about nine feet of water with five to six inches of ice under us.  

 

Will, I hear you.  I don't want to be the first one out on the ice or the last one off.  I respect that it needs to be thick enough, all over, for me to go out.

 

At camp, when they drive on it, I usually feel safe enough to walk on it.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Nice catch there dave!


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 01:16 AM

We're fishing Tobin Lake which holds the world record walleye caught through the ice at over 18 lbs. Right now we have close to 3 ft. of ice over up to 50 ft. of water depending on where you go.Perch or pike are usually in shallower stuff, up to 20ft., and bigger walleye and burbot in deeper water. Just picture the tangle with four, 25 foot lines in a five foot square when a 21 lb. pike hits!! Many's the time we've had to pull the whole mess back up one hole and sort it out on the kitchen table. Ya gotta love fishin' to be that crazy!


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 01:22 AM

I haven't been ice fishing in 15 years. I love to fry up fresh Walleye the same evening that they come thru the Icehole. :D

 

Dave, very nice mess of fish you got there, glad you got some quality time with your son.. :thumbs:


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