Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

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Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 am

What does everyone think? I know I saw a few intrepid anglers out on Budd Lake in early December for about a day or two, but most of that lake remained open at the time. We really haven't had a sharp cold snap since, but right now it's calm with a high here of 25 and the sun isn't too bright. We may see some of the earlier lakes and ponds freeze over again this weekend and be safe in some areas next week. Too soon to say. Anyone get out in other states?
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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by martalus » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 am

Long range forecasts into mid February look favorable for ice fishing.

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by troutfishing4life » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:27 am

Brian heard people were out on budd lake the other day

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 pm

troutfishing4life wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:27 am
Brian heard people were out on budd lake the other day
yup, looks like it. I was just looking at Monday's forecast when I bring my daughter back to college and it's supposed to be a high of 12 F with a low that night of 5F. If lakes are already frozen over now, nights and days like that will help. Even today with little or no sun (at least up north), we added some ice. Let's get out there soon! This weekend's weather is supposed to suck and I have the Fisheries Forum meeting at Hackettstown on Saturday at 10 am.
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Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 am

Lots of friends on forums and Facebook are gearing up for some ice time. Several areas up north here have safe ice (4" - 6").
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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by lightenup » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:34 pm

So, when you guys catch the ice, do you keep it an put it in your freezer? :D :D :D ;)

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Post by garden hackle » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:14 pm

lightenup wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:34 pm
So, when you guys catch the ice, do you keep it an put it in your freezer? :D :D :D ;)
Not me, I put the ice in a glass and pour alcohol over it to preserve it.

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by lightenup » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:27 pm

garden hackle wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:14 pm
lightenup wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:34 pm
So, when you guys catch the ice, do you keep it an put it in your freezer? :D :D :D ;)
Not me, I put the ice in a glass and pour alcohol over it to preserve it.
Excellent!!!! What kind of alcohol..Don't say scotch..that stuff doesn't belong on ice. ;)

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:56 pm

lightenup wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:27 pm
garden hackle wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:14 pm
lightenup wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:34 pm
So, when you guys catch the ice, do you keep it an put it in your freezer? :D :D :D ;)
Not me, I put the ice in a glass and pour alcohol over it to preserve it.
Excellent!!!! What kind of alcohol..Don't say scotch..that stuff doesn't belong on ice. ;)
I'm a bourbon drinker, but I'm sure we will pound beers instead with the odd snort from a flask or two.....Saturday is our day! I'll be out with Mike/TF4L on the lake I grew up on with my childhood buddies, a half ton of venison, and plenty of booze while our kids do all the work. Life is good :)
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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by troutfishing4life » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:35 am

Cant wait for this trip. Hoping the fish finder now helps out big time

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by garden hackle » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Are you guys using a snow mobile for trolling?

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by the royal coachman » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:17 am

Planning on going out to Little Swartswood with friends on Sunday. They have an Ice Fishing Contest if anyone else is interested here is the link https://www.facebook.com/events/369021216904227/ The little lake had 8" before the deep freeze and the big lake has 5 1/2"
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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by martalus » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 am

My brother got a fat 35 inch Pike on Budd Lake before the deep freeze. Unfortunately no pictures to prove it!

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm

martalus wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 am
My brother got a fat 35 inch Pike on Budd Lake before the deep freeze. Unfortunately no pictures to prove it!
Here's a 28" channel cat. Meow!
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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by troutfishing4life » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:06 am

We had a great day out on the ice saturday

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by lightenup » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
martalus wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 am
My brother got a fat 35 inch Pike on Budd Lake before the deep freeze. Unfortunately no pictures to prove it!
Here's a 28" channel cat. Meow!

channel cat resized.jpg
Come on, it says right under the picture that is re-sized, it was probably only 8 inches... ;)

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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:47 am

lightenup wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
martalus wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 am
My brother got a fat 35 inch Pike on Budd Lake before the deep freeze. Unfortunately no pictures to prove it!
Here's a 28" channel cat. Meow!

channel cat resized.jpg
Come on, it says right under the picture that is re-sized, it was probably only 8 inches... ;)
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Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Post by troutfishing4life » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:21 am

That fish was huge not 8 inches there for sure

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