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#500557 - 01/11/19 06:18 PM 2019 ice fishing
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Registered: 06/04/15
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Loc: Grinnell, IA
Although my ice melted off and has refrozen a couple times since my first ice fishing adventure in December, The Boss and I ventured out last week on a really too nice for January day, and found 3 solid inches of clear ice to work with. I was doing a little 'popping' and 'pinging', but I only had to change my long underwear once, so.

a bit closer...



And then this happens, after a very brief discussion about 'not needing anymore crappie nibbles, because nothing is biting anyways..' :-). Famous last words.



This is one of our fall 2017 stockers. And, the first LMB we've ever caught through the ice. We also caught a few very small BG, but mostly it was slow catching, but gorgeous fishing.


I hope the rest of the Pond Boss crew has been having some luck? Whenever I see the slabs TJ hauls up through the ice, I am super envious! Have fun out there, but be careful. It's been a very thin ice year, so far.


Edited by DrLuke (01/11/19 06:19 PM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#500593 - 01/12/19 10:51 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Registered: 09/04/18
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Loc: Colorado
I ice fish my pond as much or more than open water. Couple of weeks ago I got a pretty decent bass.



Last weekend a friend and I gave it a go.









Pretty good for an hour. One thing Iíve learned about ice fishingall ponds. Drill all your holes as soon as you get there. It often spooks the fishfor a bit.
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#500611 - 01/13/19 01:17 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Good hint for ice fishing small waters; drill most all holes first. There are some nice fish so far coming up through the ice.


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#500703 - 01/15/19 05:09 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Great pics guys.
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#500744 - 01/16/19 01:42 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Super great!!!
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#500745 - 01/16/19 01:50 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Registered: 06/06/18
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Loc: Parsons KS
Looks like you fellas are having the time of your lives. Hell yeah thanks for sharing the pics.
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#500747 - 01/16/19 02:01 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Loc: Grinnell, IA
We finally (sadly?) have some typical January midwest weather coming in (teens/sub zero temps) over the next 10-14 days. So I will be heading back out there for round 3 soon. We do have an ice shack to drag out, and I may have to put that up (and start my little heater) to get The Boss back out there with me. I also need to service all the wood duck houses from the ice while I can.
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#500770 - 01/16/19 09:03 PM Re: 2019 ice fishing [Re: DrLuke]
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Good looking fish.... Iím jealous

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