Nice video David! I can't wait to get back on the ice here in PA! A few of my buddies got out here on the Sat. after T-giving, but I was out of town for the holiday. THings seem to be cooling back down again, so maybe with some luck I will find some safe ice this weekend.
Planning some 'double duty' days after Christmas. I found a spot on State Forest for some late season hunting near one of the lakes we ice-fish. Gonna bowhunt in the AM and PM and ice-fish during mid-day. It should work out well- less than a mile drive from the hunt spot to fish spot. Looking forward to it!
Yep - same here in N. CO. Fishing this Friday. I'm fortunate to have great trout ice fishing within walking distance from the mountain house. My walleye-bass-crappie-perch lake down here in town is just skimming over.
I finally decided to upgrade my original Clam Fish Trap Guide with one of the new insulated jobs. A little more comfy for the girlfriend and I really like the D door instead of the U on my original.
Love sight fishing for trout through the ice. Its like hunting, except with tunes and a beer!
Charlie you are one lucky dude, once I retire I'll be chasing the hunting seasons too! Rut Nut, sure sounds like you found a perfect spot for the outdoor lifestyle, hunting and fishing in one day! Jaq, sight fishing is a blast. The water on that particular lake is too dirty, but I will definitely try and get to a clear lake and do some sight fishing this winter.
I would consider taking an invite *wink*. I've been out ice fishing twice on the Mississippi here already. Been doing pretty well on the bluegills/perch so far. Only a few crappies and haven't targeted the walleye since right before the rut. Never done any type of trout fishing and there's quite a few streams around. I love being laid off a little before Thanksgiving every year (I pour cement). Last year I tagged out on a 10pt in the morning and went ice fishing with my dad the rest of the day. Fishing keeps me outside until turkey season. Good luck fellas.
Well in the UP, ice fishing is just as natural, as clean air...... fishing has been going on for about a month, but still have to be careful,,,,,,, I am too much into trapping and still hunting,,,,,, however always take time out, for some trout or gills
Ugh, that stinks Apauls. I love ice fishing, just overly cautious. friends love to bust me that I wear a life jacket ice fishing until it's like 8-10" thick :)
We are probably 3-4 weeks away, and only if it stay's cold, here in central MA. We had a few inches, but it melted in most places with a warm up last weekend, now it's starting to setup with some more seasonal weather. Hopefully by the end of hunting season (Dec 31) it will be safe on some ponds.