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Deaf Fisherman

wondering if we will have ice fishing season?

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No snow lately!

It is possible be postpone ice fishing this year. I usually fish Braddock in third week of December to middle of January. Then Jan-March, I usually fish at any body of waters. But is it will be possible that I can fish sometimes at this month or no?

My friends reported me that there is no little ice on any waters. But I am begin to wondering if this is normal? because last four years of my college was blizzard or heavy snowing by after the thanksgiving day. However, ice won't be safe until second or third week of December.

Will it be postpone tad later than usually(third week of Dec) at this year? I wanted to visit my college couple of times during winter season so I can able to go ice fishing sometimes. 8)

So, I am curious about what is your answer about this?

Hopefully, Snowing will coming down Rochester sometimes soon! :yes:

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You heard right - there's no ice yet and that's unusual. You'll be able to fish the tribs for winter steelhead but ice fishing is anybody's guess. I've never done it but one of my friends loves it and is supposed to take me out this year...eventually.

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It's going to be a late start this year. Water temps in the Great Lakes are still up and there is no ice yet here. The long term forcast temps are still up above those needed to make good ice.

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The past 2 years I was on the ice Dec 9th and the year before December 6th. It was 3" of decent ice. It will come. Good things come to those who wait!

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We probably won't get any ice this year period...because I just bought a 2-3 man ice shelter, and according to "old man Murphy" <----the one who wrote the law book :lol: Thats the way it goes :D

Tom

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LOL - you're right. Russell bought one at Bass Pro the end of last season and is still waiting to try it out.

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All things come to those who bait! Got my gear out and started to tie new leaders and make sure everything is working properly. Its coming!

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Yeah, last two years was tad earlier than third week of December. But I didn't want to take risk with little ice that just developed since I fish alone for most of time. Until Jan, with bunch of friends because until I checked ice is that safe to hold many people.

I already got my rigs set up to go! Only thing that I need is ICE! :lol:

But for now, might visit Rochester at this weekend. I'll definitely go fish for steelheads. Hopefully, I'll manage get one bite or many! 8)

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:(:(:( The weather is depressing, we will have ice but the season gets shorter by the day, I had to take hte boat out last weekend ;( . Can mother nature throw us a bone?

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Years ago the first ice had was on Cuba Lake and it was Thanksgiving Day. I look for there to be first. A couple small ponds have early ice when it starts. Lake Nipissing is open yet.

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Df forget the snow, pray for cold. the clearer the nights the lower the temps. we need a solid week in the low 20's and bradocks will be fishable for "US" light footed die hards. Its coming and will be here before you know it. Just get all your gear ready. Have first ice gear ready to go, we will be on the ice by the 1st im sure, and some of us before then. I remember I fished bradocks around five years ago and was the very first guy on the ice fishing. Guys were falling through trying to get were I was. Remember doing ok, not great. also remember getting pretty wet on the walk back in. around 2 1/2 inches of ice. Any way clear nights is the key with light winds.

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Oh and still crushing the perch in open water in bradocks!!!! :yes: Getin good numbers with lots in the 10 to 12 inch range with some hawgs mixed in.

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I know the feeling. I bought a 6x6 Max iv for this year . sold the sled and atv and got 1 vehicle that can hopefully do both.

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walleye check out 6x6world.com tons of info on 6 wheelers on there. Did you get tracks with it ?

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Braddocks was iced over this past mid week till thursdays weather hit. Temps don't look very consistent for cold nights through the end of the year. Once the pattern in the Pacific NW. gets warmer, then we'll be good. Till the jet stream changes, it will be status quo for the near future. Trust me, I'm not happy either, but "it is what it is". :no:

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x-mas is coming closer each day! There is no signs of ice coming soon except smaller ponds is showing little surface of ice. Aren't good sign so far for ice-fishing season! ;(:no:

However, Big :yes: for river-fishing!

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I jinxed it by buying a new auger. This sucks. I guess I can work the overtime I have scheduled and not worry about missing some first ice action.

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I jinxed it by buying a new auger. This sucks. I guess I can work the overtime I have scheduled and not worry about missing some first ice action.

Brian,

I bought an older 14 foot Mirrorcraft this past fall and it came with two small riggers. I would love to try it out close to shore trolling for browns off the Oak or Sandy. If there isn't going to be any ice fishing this year then we'll do some winter trolling. I have never done it in the winter so I don't know if it would be any good or if the fish are way off shore.

Jim

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The browns are along the shoreline all winter. We used to sneak out of Ibay if we could in Feb and do decent. Had to troll really slow.

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Hey Mark, that bucket looks familiar :o too bad we'll have to wait a while to try and fill it up again :(

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