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Posted February 06, 2015 - 07:20 PM

One cold Winter day,toomanytoys84 decides he wants to take up ice fishing. When he gets to the pond, he begins to cut a hole in the ice. As he does, he hears a voice. "There's no fish there...". 
Puzzled, he picks up his stuff and cuts another hole a few feet away. Again, he hears the voice. "There's no fish there..." 
Toomanytoys84 is confused, but still determined. About 10 feet away, he begins to cut another ice hole. "There's no fish there...", he hears. 
He immediately turns his head to the sky and says, "Is that you, God?" 

"NO! IT'S THE MANAGER OF THE ICE-SKATING RINK! THERE'S NO FISH THERE!


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 08:45 AM

I am beginning to wonder.  Next week we will try again!

 

I am not going to rest until one of us 3 cold men pull a fish out of a hole in the ice.



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Posted February 09, 2015 - 08:35 PM

I went out today at camp.  I go in one of the small bays.  I usually pull a couple of perch out in an hour.'

 

Nothing today.  It was 14 F.  3 - 5 mph wind.  There was a half filled in snowmobile trail from the shore to near where I fish.  There was about 3 to four inches of slush on top of the ice and about 8 - 10 inches of snow on top of that.  It was slow going for a middle aged fat guy.  I got set up.  Nothing.  Took a picture and tried another hole.  After a while It got dark.  I walked back, just as rough getting off the lake as getting on.  Not a bite.  

 

It was pleasant.  Alone in a beautiful setting with Dean Martin radio on I heart radio.  Not bad at all.

 

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All the days aches and pains will soon fade away with the help of a vodka tonic.

 

 


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 08:50 PM

How many fishing devises can you use? We are allowed 5 in Pa and the gang I went with usually had 4 tip ups and one hole for jigging.


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Not being an ice fisherman I'd like to know what kind of magic keeps that pole on the bucket when the fish bite? 


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:30 PM

Not being an ice fisherman I'd like to know what kind of magic keeps that pole on the bucket when the fish bite? 

 

The spilt vodka tonic that rendered it frozen to the cushion?


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Not being an ice fisherman I'd like to know what kind of magic keeps that pole on the bucket when the fish bite? 

 

Yea... wish I knew.  I did that once, walked about 10 ft away to get something and heard splash.  My pole is gone.  6 years later the guys still are getting a good laugh about it.  Sucked, it was my most expensive pole.  I don't leave them laying alone anylonger.


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 11:02 AM

 

 

I did that once, walked about 10 ft away to get something and heard splash

That is exactly what went through my mind. Haven't lost a pole in the boat yet but have come very close. 


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 11:50 AM

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We use those.  Couple bucks a piece.  Work well. 

 

Might try it again one night this week.  Too much going on at work right now for us to get out at 5:00PM.  Light night was a 7PM night.


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 07:38 PM

No fishing tonight just got out if the office at 7.

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 08:34 PM

I just left the pole on the hot seat to take the photo.  As I suspected, there was no danger of a large fish taking it under.

 

I only fish one hole at a time.  I just keep jigging up and down.  I didn't bring any minnows, so no tip ups.  I did bring two poles.  Sometimes, if I'm doing well, I'll make another hole near the first so I can jig two poles at a time.  Being a simple man, that taxes me plenty if they are biting.  

 

I drilled another hole about fifty feet away and made sure the pole I left behind was very secure.

 

The vodka tonics were consumed in the camp.  They were the best part of the day by far!


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 08:21 AM

A sad ending:

 

https://www.indianag...h-ice,21341681/



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Posted February 11, 2015 - 11:16 AM

That's sad but it seems to happen a lot. Darned fish just aren't worth a life. 



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Posted February 11, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Its not just the ice fishing either. You hear a few times a year where some "old" guy falls out of a boat fishing by himself and drowns.



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Posted February 11, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Alright guys. Met a little success tonight. Caught a fish. Not the biggest fish. It was a blue gill the size of my hand. I ate it.

But it was a fish out of a hole in the ice. That is success in my book

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