Fat lady is warming up

Discussion in 'Hard Water Discussions' started by STRONGPERSUADER, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. i hate to admit it but it doesn't look good for the home team. I think after Sunday we may be done if not before. But hey it's been a good one right.
  2. I agree that the fat lady is warming up. But I think ice fishing will continue in limited areas for several weeks!. I’m not ready to give up on the ice yet but it wouldn’t totally break my heart to be in the boat on a hot ice out plastics bite.

  3. Well I'm really missing the occasional "click click" of my trolling reels. So if it's done it's all good. Need to change out an exhaust gasket on one my my motors, start getting the dock ready, and a buff job soon not to mention the "honey you better" list I've heard about all winter.
  4. I know tonight will prob be my last trip on the ice it's been a fun one.
  5. its been real but its going to be real nice hearing that click click lol my boat misses me lol
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  6. I can't complain. I had a great ice season. Probably got out a dozen times with fish caught all but one time. Mogadore, mostly CLR area. Nimi once, and Lansinger once. Talked with some great guys as I enjoyed life in my brown home made shanty.
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  7. Spring steelies it is....
  8. It’s looking like a little trip North will be in order before I put all my gear up. I have some friends heading to Lake Winnebago this weekend.
  9. yep, putting my gear up for the season. got out enough this season and caught fish. too many warmups and cool downs lately which I think makes soft ice, noticed that sat. at mosquito the ice was somewhat softer when cutting holes. now its on to the ice out bite and my favorite......schrooming. schrooms and a few frostys nothing better
  10. Pack up your stuff and go to Saginaw Bay 24 inches of ice fish the last half of last week there! Fisher biting killed the walleye and perch! Plan on making a few more trips back they say they expect the ice to be safe for about another month or so so I'll be ice fishing boys!!!
  11. Read in another thread that 2 guys on machines went through and died there last week, terrible and sad. Says ice near the state park was iffy this week but really good 1.5 plus miles out. Man.. I bet your odds of survival drop if you go through on a machine.
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    The fat lady is humming a few bars at nimi today!
  13. yepper that's some fine looking ice lol I have been doin this for a lot of years and my spider sense is telling me let it go.
  14. I went out of Linwood Michigan! 24 inches of ice he must have been in some messed-up ice conditions! I heard about it but still went got many good sources talk to bait shop they expect the ice to be good for another month!! The fish don't bite at the State Park until early spring!! I I went out 8 Miles the first day!! With absolutely no problems in 24 inches of ice the whole way!! Leaving Friday to do it all over again!! As you can see no worries people even parking on the ice what a fun time!!!

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  15. sherman51

    sherman51 florida ice fishing

    yep you guys are done. with the 40's 50' and maybe even 60' on a couple of days here i would say its over and time to get ready to launch the boats. it wasn't a bad yr though you guy had some good ice for a while.
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  17. Yea they said they were going out 6plus miles, good times, enjoy while ya can man.
  18. DBV


    I won't be done - will just head north. Heading to Lake ST Clair this weekend and see what the following weekend brings. Maybe Simcoe? Think this weekend will still be fine for East Harbor too.

    These winters sure stink around here anymore. Growing up it seemed like ice season lasted from before Christmas until some time in March. Now ever winter lately is like a roller coaster. Really dislike it, since I am a Winter fan.
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  19. F2W and I are heading to that state up north. Currently between 18-20” ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1518567999.256599.jpg
  20. pretty sure the fat lady is getting ready to hit the stage. heard her warming up to the tune of thunder and heavy rain at my house here in Barberton. 56 and more rain thurs.. more than likely eat the shorelines up.... oh well I had a good season
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