Hard water fishing this weekend

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Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:09 am

Ice fishing a private pond a client of ours owns. Looks like Sunday will be our day. Largemouth, crappie, sunfish, brook/brown/rainbow, and channel cats are all in this 22' deep gem in the hills. Pix in a few days if we do any good. It will be my first time on this pond with any tackle. We also plan to sink some Christmas trees for crappie habitat.
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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Vance » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:31 am

Anybody wants some great ice fishing go to Shohola Falls Lake in Pa. Go to Milford,Pa. and take Rt..6 west about 5 or 6 miles and lake will be on your left. Go across Shohola Brook ( you will be on a bridge) after bridge take first left toward parking lot but stay to your right and go to where the second boat launch is( probably about 1/2 mile) The lake has a lot of yellow perch and lg. mouth bass. There is a eagles nest across the lake and we would through some perch onto the lake and the eagles would pick them up. We would put the fish about 100 ft. From where we were fishing. I would catch yellow perch, bass, bluegills and pickerel. Always go with a buddy and stay away from the dam. Remember some times the ice is 20inches thick so you need a lot of line on your tip ups and jigging rods. The deepest part of the lake is about 15 feet. I would fish in 7 to 9 foot areas. Drill a lot of holes set up some tipups and jig the rest of the holes. Bill the mailman

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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by troutfishing4life » Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:42 pm

Looking forward to some up coming trips this friday and sunday

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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by martalus » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:17 am

Please post reports and pics! It went for one of the warmest Decembers to one of the coldest Januaries-When I head up north of Frederick to go skiing I see all kinds of ponds now frozen over but all my ice fishing gear is with my brother in New Jersey. It has been so cold and will remain so for the foreseable future-there is even ice in DC proper. Hope you guys take advantage of this hardwater!

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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:13 am

martalus wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:17 am
Please post reports and pics! It went for one of the warmest Decembers to one of the coldest Januaries-When I head up north of Frederick to go skiing I see all kinds of ponds now frozen over but all my ice fishing gear is with my brother in New Jersey. It has been so cold and will remain so for the foreseable future-there is even ice in DC proper. Hope you guys take advantage of this hardwater!
Pix coming shortly....
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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:27 am

A private pond in Sussex owned by a client of mine.....trout, largemouth, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, and channel cats......all fish released to fight another day except for a lone brown trout the landowner asked us to kill for his son's dinner.

Below: my client's bar is killer! That's a buddy sitting at it that fished it with me on Sunday.
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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by martalus » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:45 am

Nice looking bar and fish! That brown looks like a football flopping around-do they feed their fish in the pond or do they get that fat on their own?

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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Troutman » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:09 pm

thats a fat brown....... :lol:
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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:10 pm

martalus wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:45 am
Nice looking bar and fish! That brown looks like a football flopping around-do they feed their fish in the pond or do they get that fat on their own?
The pond owner feeds them pellets until the ice comes. He had us kill a smaller (16") brown trout and it had lots scuds in its stomach. So they have plenty to eat. And it is fed by a TM stream, so trout can leave the pond to spawn upstream.
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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by Vance » Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:51 pm

Rusty, I noticed that you are using a hand auger. Get yourself a power auger they are the best. I had a Jiffy auger and it was great. Just my two cents worth. Bill Vance ( Bill the mailman )

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Re: Hard water fishing this weekend

Post by troutfishing4life » Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:21 am

Vance wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:51 pm
Rusty, I noticed that you are using a hand auger. Get yourself a power auger they are the best. I had a Jiffy auger and it was great. Just my two cents worth. Bill Vance ( Bill the mailman )
Funny you should say that! I brought the ice auger hole cutting part and rusty brought the drill so we are all set now

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