Gonna jump in on this to follow...I probably won't be able to get on any ice this coming season, so I'll be looking forward to reading about all of the adventures from all of you.
Dave...same message...hunting solo myself until the weekend once my kid doesn't have school to worry about...I didn't go to school to cook, but I'm pretty sure my grub won't kill you.Dave, if you ever want someone to go to deer camp all you gotta do is holler. By the way I went to culinary school.
I have a similar rod case...never use it on the ice...just to store rods out of season...maybe took it on the ice once...5-gallon bucket for me, but I'm very particular on how I store stuff, so not many tangled lines.
At the risk of angering the ice gods, I upgraded my rod storage. No more tangled lines by carrying them in a 5 gal bucket!
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That happened to me last night...not sure how many cats I landed...lost a few as well...biggest was 25.5"...two others over 20"...just missed first Fish Ohio for the year.
I have been considering strut as well...have plenty of small pieces and hardware...would just have to buy a stick for my cross pieces.
With the temps...surprised you even felt itWhat an awesome Christmas bonus to get out on the ice!!!! Almost feel surreal!!!! If i dont catch anything im fine with it!!! Just feels great to be on the hardwater. Ps. Watch getting your fingers stuck in your hubs. Doesnt feel good. I guess i got free chum for the water though View attachment 501628
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You're a good dad!Sorry for the safety post, but it still amazes me the amount of people who either don’t own a spud or just don’t use one! I watched three groups blindly walk out. One of the groups walked right across some stuff that was just froze over a day and half ago. I’m sorry call me a *** but l would find it real tough risking my own life in front of my daughter to go save a moron! We couldn’t walk a direct route out to our spot because of weak spots. We just took our time and i spudded away. I’ve taught my daughter it’s not a race to get out there and getting back safe is better than catching a ton any day. I bet she knows more how to be safe at 9 then a lot of the so called professionals no spud folk out there. Ok I’m done lol