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post #31 of 42 Old 02-01-2011, 11:47 AM
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If you dress warm ,it ain't too bad. I strap a five gallon bucket and hand auger onto a sled along with my ice poles which are very small fishing rods and head off across the ice assuming it's thick enough.
No shanty or shelter ,just the five gallon bucket to sit on and the great outdoors all around.(oh.and beef jerkey) kept warm under my shirt.
Usually drill anywhere from 15 to 20 holes while searching for the fish.
most of the lakes or ponds I fish ,I am quite familar with where the fish should be.If after three or four hours I have no luck, I beat feet back to the house.

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post #32 of 42 Old 02-01-2011, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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I'm all for the great out doors but only when its above 45 degrees and sunny lol.
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post #33 of 42 Old 02-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Ice fishing? So today, I got home from work and got stuck in my driveway because it's snowing again...got unstuck, came inside and lay on the floor watching my fish from a different angle dreaming that I'm on a tropical island. I have to agree with Calmwaters. Anything from 7-10 degrees Celsius and sunny is beautiful!
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post #34 of 42 Old 02-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Was actually warm today considering it hit a little over 30*F. This morning was pretty awesome it was foggy all day here. Really foggy in the morning though. Was hoping to get some cool pictures, but nothing amazing. I shot one of my best winter pictures ever on this weekend last year and was hoping it would give me some luck. Will have to see what tomorrow brings. Hot Air Affair this weekend, unfortunately the fog made for no balloon launches today. I'm thinking it will be the same tomorrow as well =/. These are from work.






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post #35 of 42 Old 02-05-2011, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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post #36 of 42 Old 02-05-2011, 11:43 PM
I forgot this one from last weekend. My dad showing of one of the best places ever to shovel snow. I of course provided no support of this. I was just an observer in case something interesting happened.


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post #37 of 42 Old 02-06-2011, 12:11 AM
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Nice pics. I'm glad your dad is steady on his feet! Yikes.

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post #38 of 42 Old 02-06-2011, 04:39 PM
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beautiful pictures guys.
1077 you hope the ice is thick enough...............
what if you fall in ? who's gunna know ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #39 of 42 Old 02-07-2011, 12:34 AM
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beautiful pictures guys.
1077 you hope the ice is thick enough...............
what if you fall in ? who's gunna know ?
I drill a series of holes on my way accross the ice and check for thickness as I go.Anything less than six inches,is not suitable .
I'm afraid I would be a popsicle long before help could arrive,hence my six inch minimum depth which has served me well.
Didn't catch anything this weekend but the weather was a pleasant 35 degrees F which is much warmer than the single digits we have been having and that are due to return this week.

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post #40 of 42 Old 02-07-2011, 06:11 AM
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shame you didn't catch anything,glad you have a six inch rule.

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