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 Post subject: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 08 Apr 2014, 23:25 
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Went out today for some walleye. First time this year that I have put a line through the ice. Picked up a few walleye.......they were very slow. Also got a few snakes (jack fish or Northerns ) The Jacks we kept as George wanted to make fish chowder out of them and a few perch. While on the ice we heard a bunch of wolves howling just over the ridge. Was hoping they would hit the ice before we left. Tomorrow I will be heading trout fishing and will not forget to bring the camera along.


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2014, 03:13 
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Good luck trout fishing Wolf! The ice finally left the lakes around here. Can't wait to see the pics.

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2014, 07:17 
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It is pretty bad when grown men get so excited about ice fishing that they forget a camera! Try and do better Wolf. :evil: I understand that George is old enough to be forgetting things but you are still a whipper snapper and have no excuses!

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2014, 08:19 
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Do they shut the season there Wolf? I haven't caught an eye through the ice for years and a good snake outta cold water is fine eating. How does the recipe for Georges chowder look?


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2014, 14:17 
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Today was a bust. My friend and I hit the trail into the lake around 8.00 this morning. Part way in there is a road that goes to his cabin and he wanted to go in and grab his trout lines. I continued on to the lake. After hitting the lake it was a 2 mile trip to were I wanted to fish. By 9.00 am I had all the holes drilled and 2 lines in. Half hour later he still has not shown up. Already had 2 bites and missed them both. By 10.00 am I figure something is up and pack everything up and head back to the trail. Found him stuck on his cabin road and was pretty much pooped out from shoveling and going ahead and getting stuck all over again. 4 times he was stuck. Anyway the bike came to his rescue. After I had him back on the main trail he went off again and I had to pull him out. I said lets go home as the snow was getting soft and the lake will be a mess in another few hours from the warm temps.



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at least I made it to the lake and fished for an hour

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this is were I turned down his road to find him

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here he is walking out

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this is when we got him back on the main trail.

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stuck again 100 yards from were we got him back on the trail again

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hooking up the tow rope again. I towed him the rest of the way out from that point on

The next few days are mild and the lakes will again be a mess. Next Monday and for a few days we will have -15 temps and things will tighten up again. Will head out then for some lakers. Will also have to put the extension on the ice auger as I just got through and part of the power head was in the water.

TT our walleye season closes April 15 till May long weekend. I don,t know what George has for a recipe for his fish chowder
Swamp I agree, should have remembered to take it. But at least I never missed placed it on the road :P :P :P


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2014, 17:41 
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:shock: :roll: I have no idea what you are talking about when you mention a camera misplaced along the roadway. :? Glad you took it with you today. Some good documentation on your Beast vs a snowmobile. I feel for you guys with all the snow, mowed my lawn for the 3rd time already! :x

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Wow, that looks like a beautiful spring day Wolf................

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2014, 19:59 
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Swamp Rat wrote:
:shock: :roll: I have no idea what you are talking about when you mention a camera misplaced along the roadway. :? Glad you took it with you today. Some good documentation on your Beast vs a snowmobile. I feel for you guys with all the snow, mowed my lawn for the 3rd time already! :x


What is a lawn :wink: my turn will come in May. Right now I have no more snow to shovel, plus no lawn to cut. You could say I have a month off from doing any yard work.

TR it was a beauty of a day. +11C


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2014, 11:32 
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Wolf i love winter but thats a little over the top. Im wearing shorts to get the babes from school. Do you guys jig? Use bait etc under the ice? I havent officialy ice fished in years. Oh ive chopped a hole out from a rat set and hand lined for bluegill etc but with the buckets etc its been awhile.

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2014, 13:13 
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Backwoodsmansback wrote:
Do you guys jig? Use bait etc under the ice?


I'm sure he uses the CIL method back. :D


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2014, 16:28 
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Lol, i have no idea why that is? Carbide?

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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trappintime wrote:
Backwoodsmansback wrote:
Do you guys jig? Use bait etc under the ice?


I'm sure he uses the CIL method back. :D


What does a computer language have to do with fishing? :P

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2014, 23:54 
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CIL is the initials of Canadian Industries Limited who are the makers of TNT in Canada. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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Ahh, ok. I was close!

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 14 Apr 2014, 22:47 
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Temps are low here once again. -18 last night which stiffened the slush situation and made possible for trout fishing. Went again where I was few days ago and did get some fishing in.

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trail going into the lake

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another trout lake you can see through the trees.

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the auger has a 50 inch shaft, just to give you an idea how thick the ice is, this time of year.

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our limit of lakers

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nice trout but could not throw back because the stinger hook was in the gills and it would have not survived.

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here is a pic of my home made jig. Not cil TT...lol. That has been a good troutjig for many years.

Any how the temps are -20 tonight and for the next few days with day time temps of -6. So off tomorrow for some more trout. Keep you posted on laker pics


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2014, 07:13 
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Patience has paid off!!! That is some thick ice and good catches. Good luck on the next round.

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2014, 18:40 
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Today was a slow day. Spent whole day on the ice and only managed 3. We should have gotten are 6 but some of the fish got off before we could get them through the hole. Guess they have to win some times as well.

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today we made a small fire to cook some deer kubasa on the island where some of the snow has melted.

I have enough trout now to smoke some and some for the BBQ


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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That's neat wolf. Do you use a commercial smoker? Ya cant catch'em all..

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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Yes BW I have a propane smoker I got few years back from Wal-Mart. Very good smoker.

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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Man them look good enough to eat. Never used a propane smoker but I bet it's a sweetheart to regulate.


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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Ive heard they work good and there is an infomercial about one too. We've tried several others with mixed results.

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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Backwoodsmansback wrote:
We've tried several others with mixed results.


Quit tipping them over. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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tried some electric smokers. They work not bad in the summer but can never generate enough heat to smoke in the winter or spring. My propane smoker can smoke the fish in half the time, 4 hours. 200 degrees is what I smoke at for fish. The electric would never reach that temp and would take 8 to 10 hours and then I would have to bring in the house to finish them off in the micro wave or oven. Used to drive the wife crazy with the smell of smoked trout all through the house.


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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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TT i was tempted a few times to kick them over! Id like to do more smoking, espescialy suasage etc. wolf do you use a commercial recipe or homemade?

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 Post subject: Re: little ice fishing
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Backwoodsmansback wrote:
TT i was tempted a few times to kick them over! Id like to do more smoking, espescialy suasage etc. wolf do you use a commercial recipe or homemade?


For fish I use half cup of pickling salt to gallon of water. Then I add half cup brown sugar and mix in. Let soak over night. In morning rinse with cold water and let dry for half hour. Then into the smoker for 4 hours. The last hour of the smoke I baste the fish fillets with maple syrup. Will do 3 pans of chips during the 4 hour smoke.

2 weeks back we did a small hind quarter of a pig and some side bacon. The brine was the same as the fish. The temp was higher at 300 degrees. Fish I do at 200.


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