View Full Version : What's your plan for the 2017-2018 season?


FishermanTim
10-17-2017, 10:36 AM
I plan on taking more people out for their first time on the ice, and see if they like it. I'm not talking people that haven't fished before, but those that haven't ice fished before.

I would like to try new places and new tactics, but I'll have to wait and see how the season develops...

Guppy
10-17-2017, 07:12 PM
Fingers crossed for ice on CC..... :happy:

The Dad Fisherman
10-18-2017, 05:55 AM
Just want to get out.

Rockfish9
10-18-2017, 06:26 AM
I built a new hard side to put on my favorite lake... I also bought an Eagle combination plow for my wheeler... a V plow would have come in handy last season... this year it wont be a problem..

I'd like to do a little more laker jigging.... with a little luck the broads will freeze on Winni early and I can get to my honey hole..

spence
10-18-2017, 06:54 AM
Put reels on rods.

Rockfish9
10-18-2017, 07:06 AM
Just want to get out.

Didn't see you out at all last year...Lake" M " produced some korker brookies first ice.
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bobber
11-12-2017, 08:14 PM
just getting out ion the ice would be an improvement over last year

The Dad Fisherman
11-13-2017, 09:18 AM
Didn't see you out at all last year...Lake" M " produced some korker brookies first ice.
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That will change this year. Already got the gear ready and waiting.

Rockfish9
11-13-2017, 12:26 PM
That will change this year. Already got the gear ready and waiting.

sweet.... I've got 2 tanks set up and about 500 shiners between the 2... lake W got a shot of salmon fingerlings 2 falls ago(2016 state stocked them in several "surprise" lakes).. 6 trap rule still applies but the smelt population crashed.. average size of the rainbows is down and the number of white perch also suffers...only thing doing well is the pesky smallies... they are like a plague.

FishermanTim
11-13-2017, 12:36 PM
I got a pleasant surprise yesterday while fishing with my nephew.

Since the water was getting colder, and some shoreline marsh had skim ice, I figured we'd try for anything that might bite and get him some experience using different styles of lures.
Tried jerk baits, crank baits, buzz baits and spinners, letting him see and feel how they felt when reeling them in. Although we didn't get any fish, he did ask me if we were going to go ice fishing this year?
Nice to know that he hadn't forgotten and was also looking forward to it!!!

Zeal
11-16-2017, 01:46 PM
Find warm gloves and chase after trout in the lake down the street! Also bringing the FF to finally see the bottom without all the weeds!

SolOmoN
11-16-2017, 08:23 PM
Going to do the Maine thing again but this year with some help

https://i.imgur.com/IAjqKyM.jpg?2

FishermanTim
12-11-2017, 11:56 AM
broke out the gear, and re-rigged my tip-ups and jigging rods.
Sometime this week I'll go through the tackle bag and see what needs replacing, repairing or reusing!

Green Light
12-11-2017, 09:38 PM
Customizing my sled. Everything will have it's proper place. No more "just trow it all in". LOL

RickBomba
12-26-2017, 10:44 AM
Iím fishing Saturday before the storm hits. The pond across from my sonís house in Waltham is gonna be ready to drill by Thursday. Anybody wanna come up and join me, let me know. Iíll have tips and an auger for 10 people...just gotta get your own bait!
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Sea Dangles
12-26-2017, 01:19 PM
Nice Ricky,I hope your Christmas went well. Hard to believe that Jack has a house already!
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Guppy
12-26-2017, 05:36 PM
Iím fishing Saturday before the storm hits. The pond across from my sonís house in Waltham is gonna be ready to drill by Thursday. Anybody wanna come up and join me, let me know. Iíll have tips and an auger for 10 people...just gotta get your own bait!
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U might see me... Thursday may be cutting it close, sat should be ok


Nice Ricky,I hope your Christmas went well. Hard to believe that Jack has a house already!
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Ya, Ricky bought him one... Smart arz

Guppy
12-26-2017, 05:51 PM
Fingers crossed for ice on CC..... :happy:

Looking gooood

RickBomba
12-27-2017, 02:02 PM
Awesome!!!!!Looking gooood
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RickBomba
12-27-2017, 02:04 PM
Nice Ricky,I hope your Christmas went well. Hard to believe that Jack has a house already!
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You too, Chris. Youíre welcome to join any and all of these shenanigans. I have plenty of tips for you! Yes, Jack is now control of my house.
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Sea Dangles
12-27-2017, 03:01 PM
I checked some ponds today and found some ponds with 4"+
Bring it on
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The Dad Fisherman
12-27-2017, 03:41 PM
Looking like Friday is going to be go time..... :happy:

Guppy
12-29-2017, 06:13 PM
Not yet here CC.....
All this wind didn't help any!
Shiner bucket turned into a block in the garage...