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It's getting real fella's. Lows down in the mid 30's next week. I had an itchy trigger finger so decided to upgrade the shanty this year. Got an eskimo 650xd. All sorts of room for fun activities. 🎣🎲🍻💨. Planning on doin some overnights this year so wanted to have plenty of room. Cant help but chuckle at all these wussies at work bitchin and moanin about the weather. ITS BOUT TO BE ON!!!!
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Hi guys, I saw you were talking about your favorite bates to use mine was always a M-80 in a mason jar with the last swig of shine in it for extra kick but then you had to drill so many holes in the ice to get all the fish that it made it a little dangerous where you stepped!!!! Just a little tip for you BB when it's gets tough out there 😂
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Took a drive with the boy down to Zeppernick. Figured it might of been decent being down in the gully blocked from a lot of the wind we've been dealing with. Checked a few spots. 1-2 wacks with the spud and was through. I think ill just stay home this weekend and drink my sorrows away.
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Made it out for the 1st trip of the season and it felt great to be walking on water again. Fished one of the more well known early ice spots and had 3” of solid clear/black ice. Used my light gear today and tested one of my new ice toys. It’s a Lowrance hook7 reveal, initially purchased for my kayak then I got an ice kit to have an extra machine for guests. Wasn’t impressed with the flasher setting, there seemed to be a lag on the display vs my bait movement. Not sure if I had it on the right settings, I’ll have to mess around with it. If anyone uses this setup, is that just typical? Had the trusty vex as well, so went back to the tried and true. Anyways, poked a couple holes and caught a few 8-9” perch and then could only get lite bites until dusk. Had one nice smack before I left, but missed it…a little rusty.

It’s on now fellas! Here’s some fish porn for ya!






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Yea, i think the lag is pretty much normal with those types of setups. I was using my garmin striker 4 flasher setting and it did the same thing no matter how i adjusted the settings.
 

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Hmf,

I have a striker 4 that I cannot seam to dial in. Do you have an ice transducer or how did you modify the one that came with it?
I just used the same transducer that came with the unit. I had it rigged up to a tool box so i could store battery and wiring. Ill try and post a pic.
 

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Hmf,

I have a striker 4 that I cannot seam to dial in. Do you have an ice transducer or how did you modify the one that came with it?
It was a janky setup but this is when i first started ice fishing and didnt want to spend money on a flasher. I think for the transducer i just had it ziptied to some wooden dowel rod and a piece of pool noodle. It caught me some fish lol
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Finally got to walk on water this year. Only had about an hour, but was more of a scouting mission. Found 6" of real good clear ice. This was in a shallow bay and with open water in spots 2 days ago its still sketchy out there. Everyone be safe and tight lines.
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I like the tackle box i should gave thought of that. I ues my hummingbird 798si and bought a ducer and rigged it to a pvc setup with arms coming out of a tee 6" both sides and a piece down 11" with a 90 and a 2" piece that the ducer is zipped to. It works great the pvc fills with water and it puts the ducer straight down nicely. The flasher setting works pretty good on it to i can pick up tiny jigs no
Gooooooood Marnin fellas...well I see it's drizzled a bit through the night. Not as excited as I was 2 days ago. TBH I'm a bit leery about heading out. Car is loaded, shiners a bubblin, batteries charged, lunch packed, coffee percolating now. Supposed to get up to 39 with a 50%chance of rain/snow today. Trying to decide if I should wear my waders in case the shoreline deteriorates. Anyone else planning on trying to get on somewhere today?
Heading out in a few. found real good ice yesterday. Sucks it didnt get below freezing last night, but with some rain in the forecast today and the temps taking a plunge, its game on baby. Be safe out there!!!!!
 

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Well my upcoming weekend of ice fishing hit a snag yesterday. An appendicitis bought my ticket to the hospital! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s fish porn this weekend!


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Skeeter report...
Main pressure crack is still 2ft open... finding a way to jump across was a bit tricky. Near shore ice was 2 1/2" and offshore was about 3" of clear. I went back to my spot from yesterday, nothing but crappie. The bait balls were not there unfortunately like yesterday. Wind was blowing and temps dropped so I set up the shanty and didn't move at all. Totally unlike me to do that when it's not producing fish. But I didn't get skunked. Ended with 3 perch and 5 crappie. Guy I met in the lot followed me out, and took my advice on what to use for the crappie. He did pretty good and even landed a 15". Met another OGF member and we fished together for the evening. Really nice guy. He caught some crappie as well. Came home to some packages on the doorstep... steelshads and the summit fishing shuttle for livescope. Hopefully by Thursday I'll have everything put together ready for a straight week of ice fishing vacation. Weather looks good and should be able to go anywhere. For anyone going to skeeter tomorrow, use caution. Sunday will probably be 4" or more. Good luck to whoever gets out. I'll be working the next 7 days straight. View attachment 481550
Don't work too hard. You'll need that energy for the 2.5 months of ice fishing we about to have.:ROFLMAO:
 

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All day at the dink fest & then you pull an all nighter. That’s hardcore!



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All day at the dink fest & then you pull an all nighter. That’s hardcore!



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Did you take some of that canned deer meat out on the ice with you last night?
No, but i wish i would of. I tried stopping for food somewhere but didnt realize there's hardly any place to get decent food that stays open past 8:00 anymore.
Did you take some of that canned deer meat out on the ice with you last night?
Did you take some of that canned deer meat out on the ice with you last night?
I wish i would of, some hot vension stew would of helped keep the chill off. It was chilly even with the buddy goin full blast. Glad we brought the 25lb'r.
 
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