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Old 12-31-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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Love the forecast

Got some great weather coming up. I have a new minnow system that is working well and some jack traps on the way. I love my heritage traps but got some envy on the ice. Boy is this great weather

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Old 01-01-2018, 07:39 AM   #2
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Roger that Chris
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:39 AM   #3
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Made it out twice this past weekend on the local ponds. With this weather the local ponds should be good til March
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:57 AM   #4
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Hey dad fisherman I saw guys on rock pond and pentucket, this past weekend. How much ice do we have. Haven't had a chance to check it out for my self. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:53 PM   #5
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I fished new Hampshire lakes region. .Saturday and Today. ..12 to 14 " of good ice...it was 13 below this morning...constant battle you keep the holes workable.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:59 PM   #6
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Yup, glad I have a little chipper. Any recommendations for line that won't ice over Joe? My jigger is getting build up all the time.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:28 AM   #7
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Yup, glad I have a little chipper. Any recommendations for line that won't ice over Joe? My jigger is getting build up all the time.
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I've tried a lot of different lines best solution I know of is a rod with big guides... I use power pro and a 3' leader it Is OK better than plain mono... ... I bought a Eskimo wide one pop up portable for jigging...problem solved... it's very portable and is perfect for moving while looking for schools of fish...it comes in it's own sled which also can hold lots of gear...

this is the set up I use when I'm on foot... medium Nordic sled on a smitty sled... a 30 quart Engal cooler keeps the bait alive even in below zero weather.. the rocket launcher is removablesimply by lifting the hooks high enough to clear the sled than moving aft horizontially it holds my sounding weight....slush scoop 2 jigging rods and 6 tip ups... I made this set up so it can be used on my wheeler or the nordiac sled or even the pop up...my tackle goes in a soft sided cooler... the top half is used for bait storage... ..worms...salmon eggs mousies.. any bait I don't want to freeze...I spark up a zippo hand warmer before I leave the house and put it in that section.. it'll keep my bait from freezing all day... the auger rack support any of my 3 augers... these days I use the ion almost exclusively... I have a 3 hp 10" jiffy and a 2 hp" jiffy that never got used last season

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Old 01-02-2018, 07:29 AM   #8
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it would be nice to up load the pictures!
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:48 AM   #9
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and when I go mobile.. Polaris sportman 570 chained rears with 2 link v bar chains and 100 5/16 carbide studs in each front tire... note the rocket launcher attached to the rear cargo box... the portable has mad many miserable days a lot more enjoyable..
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Hey dad fisherman I saw guys on rock pond and pentucket, this past weekend. How much ice do we have. Haven't had a chance to check it out for my self. Thanks
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I was on Pentucket both days, Sunday had a solid 8" of ice. I'm sure Rock is comparable.

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