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So, Whos Getting Exciting For Ice Season?

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As the title says, who out there is getting excited for ice season? Having only gotten out once last year due to unsafe ice, im hoping this winter i can get out a couple dozen times. Went and got my Frabil out of storage this afternoon, checking all my propane tanks and jigs. I know its kind of premature, but sitting in my Frabil is just as fun as casting off my Ranger. I can also do a lot more 12 oz curls in my hut over my ranger.

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Down here Ice is in the freezer, not on the water. Well mostly. I just never could do ice fishing when I lived in the Rochester, NY area. More of a warm weather guy.

Good luck, though!

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Never ice fished, never will. I'm too much of a wimp. :laugh5:

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it is something i always wanted to try but never had the opportunity........some day maybe i will do it but it will have to be a pretty good road trip since here in VA there really isn't any ice to speak of.

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Wimp? what are you scared of?

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I am I hope theres ice when I get back IDK how well I will fare going from here where its still breaking the 100* mark and will still be in the 90s when I go back to WNY to freeze my arse off.

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Nope, hate the cold. I'll be fishing soft water at the power plants all winter. Walking on the ice, no matter how thick, is something I just can't ever get comfortable with.

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Nope, hate the cold. I'll be fishing soft water at the power plants all winter. Walking on the ice, no matter how thick, is something I just can't ever get comfortable with.

Agreed

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i ice fish in a t shirt. I have a 1 man flip over shanty and a mr buddy heater. Im as warm as i would be at home on the couch. Walking on ice is still somewhat scary to me. I have been on some very very scary ice before, it is not fun. When it gets over 8 inches thick though, i feel more than safe. When the ice starts to melt, the bank melts first. I have seen guys take a small boat, or put a ladder on shore and the other end on the ice to get out on the safe ice. Im not that hardcore.

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Down here Ice is in the freezer, not on the water. Well mostly. I just never could do ice fishing when I lived in the Rochester, NY area. More of a warm weather guy.

Good luck, though!

Around here it's in a tumbler.

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I'm ready for the ice. Question is, is the ice going to be ready for me? Last year I wasn't able to get out even once! Rats!!!!!! That made winter (albeit a warm one) that much longer.

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I think were in for a rough winter as in very cold. Which though I'm liking this warm weather and not a big fan of the cold. Cold weather brings 2 things I do love though great predator hunting and ice fishing so I welcome it. From reports im getting from guys back home all the deer and bear killed have been loaded with fat more then usual and the coyotes same thing all ready thick coats with some fat stores fox just opened yesterday so I don't know how there coats are but so far all the animals are pointing to it being a cold winter.

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Nope, hate the cold. I'll be fishing soft water at the power plants all winter. Walking on the ice, no matter how thick, is something I just can't ever get comfortable with.

X3^ We rarely get ice thick enough for me to feel comfortable walking on. I don't mind the cold so much, but hearing ice crack under my feet kinda unnerves me.

Tom

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I am, it's a great change of pace to bass fishing. With last years mild winter it seems like I have not been on the ice in two years. I think we only had a month of safe ice on my home lake, and I only made it out 8-10 times. It's nice to drag the frabil flip over out to a spot, drill one hole, catch a bunch of bluegills on one bait, take what I want home (usually 10-12 decent ones) toss the rest back. No competeing, no running and gunning, no racking your brain trting to figure out what they want today. But I am also glad when it's over too, and I can get back to bass fishing.

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I cant wait to get out there to your lake farmer gonna I got some buddy's out that way that coyote hunt a lot to gonna try and hit up the lake and call some coyotes all one trip.

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I used to do a lot of ice fishing as a kid, but now I just do not have the time, or the auger, or the poles ;/

But something about frying up some gills in the winter I really miss.

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I was excited for ice fishing till the other morning when I left to get chow and I was freezing teeth chattering I was so cold it was a meek 60* out and I went back to get a hoodie and beenie I was frozen lol. If I do go out im gonna be wearing like 10 layers with them heat packs taped all over my body lol.

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I was excited for ice fishing till the other morning when I left to get chow and I was freezing teeth chattering I was so cold it was a meek 60* out and I went back to get a hoodie and beenie I was frozen lol. If I do go out im gonna be wearing like 10 layers with them heat packs taped all over my body lol.

If you go with me, I'll let you sit in the frabil flip over with the heater, I'll sit out side on a bucket........I have alot of "natural" insulation.

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If you go with me, I'll let you sit in the frabil flip over with the heater, I'll sit out side on a bucket........I have alot of "natural" insulation.

sounds good, I lost my "natural" insulation here I'm down 45lbs. its cold here now too droping into the 40s and 50s i still rock t shirt and shorts to kinda acclimate so not as big of a shock once home. Hows the weather been back home gonna have early ice?

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I am. I went a little overboard last year and purchased all new jigging rods, tip-ups, a sled, 2000 gram boots etc. and couldn't get anywhere near my local lake. I had to drive to Vermont for a weekend just to try it all out. All I've heard this fall is how cold and how much snow we're going to get this winter and I can't wait. It's hard to explain to you guys down south, but there is something special about walking out on a lake, crunching through the snow to get to your spot setup and having coffee while the sun comes up. We go out in a big group and setup a grill and chairs and have breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner out on the ice. The kids love it too and they are not confined to a boat all day. Plenty of space for them to run around.

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