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The winter blues are starting to set in. Everyone up north knows what I mean    . In about a month all this open water becomes hard water and we just have to say dream about spring ! anyone else going threw this yet? 

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I know what you mean. It was chilly here today. The temperature only got up to 75 degrees. 🤣

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14 minutes ago, Koz said:

I know what you mean. It was chilly here today. The temperature only got up to 75 degrees. 🤣

I’m not laughing :( .. it was 35 this morning here today .. high of 43 though !! 

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I've been starting to feel the depression set in for that last 2 weeks. I've pulled out some of my tackle trays and have been scanning the web for tackle deals. Yup, its over for this year. 

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2 minutes ago, Gundog said:

I've been starting to feel the depression set in for that last 2 weeks. I've pulled out some of my tackle trays and have been scanning the web for tackle deals. Yup, its over for this year. 

I do the same! I’ll make a cart checkout like 6 times of things I’m just looking for. Go over and over of all my tackle and clean stuff 

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I hibernate (take a lot of naps) and dream about fishing.

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I have five days left before the lakes here close, so I’m not there yet. Talk to me in a couple of weeks when i have to deal with no fishing AND no baseball. Better yet, talk to my wife

She’s the one that gets ghe brunt if it. 

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Look at the bright side, ice fishing season is just around the corner 😄

 

 I usually take the few weekends between open water and ice season to clean my gear anyways so there's always something at least fishing-related that I can do. 

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12 minutes ago, MassYak85 said:

Look at the bright side, ice fishing season is just around the corner 😄

 

 I usually take the few weekends between open water and ice season to clean my gear anyways so there's always something at least fishing-related that I can do. 

I don’t do ice fishing.. not a fan of the - degree temps and the ice just scares me ! 

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was on a local army corps reservoir today and the surface temp was 58 degrees.

we have open water  most of the year. The 2 local power plant lakes always have open water.

in my area deer bow season lasts from the end of September through January.

January is doe only, but it is a good time to fill the freezer. 

I honestly don't even start deer hunting until mid November.

 

after checking my camera tonight I may have to start hunting a little earlier.

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if I get the fishing itch in January or February, I will head to one of the power plant lakes. By the end of February the cold water lakes are usually fishable.

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6 minutes ago, Ksam1234 said:

I don’t do ice fishing.. not a fan of the - degree temps and the ice just scares me ! 

You mean you don't like your heart jumping out of your chest when a stress crack shoots across the entire lake 🤣

 

It's definitely not for everyone, for whatever reason I just get a totally different thrill seeing a flag on an ice trap go up than I do open water fishing. 

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Still have soft water. Going crappie fishing in the morning

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14 minutes ago, NittyGrittyBoy said:

In South Ga I thought high 50's was getting ridiculously cold. Now I feel guilty

 

Oh yeah I wish that was our cold. We will get into the negatives sometimes with wind chill factor, and @MassYak85 that would give me a heart attack !!

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5 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

I have five days left before the lakes here close, so I’m not there yet. Talk to me in a couple of weeks when i have to deal with no fishing AND no baseball.

 

Sorry to hear all of that. Other than restrictions on a few rivers, fishing season doesn't end here. But in a few weeks the weather will take a turn and we will rarely see the sun between December and the end of February. Our winters are gray, windy, and damp or rainy. Temperatures are between the mid 30's and mid 50's although we get some days in the 20's and mid 60's. Fishing is hit and miss in December and January, but we usually manage to get out there a few times.

 

While the MLB season will be over, I coach travel ball and my son plays so we'll have a few tournaments and be working out over the winter. My son is only in the 7th grade, but he has a good shot at playing for the high school JV team next spring if he can transition from pitching from 54 feet to 60 feet. I don't think he's ready for that big a jump but he wants to give it a try.

 

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Ksam, winter is a great time to organize, clean up, repair and service all of your fishing tackle and baits; change out treble hooks; take inventory; and make plans for next year.

 

Great way to spend a winter day organizing baits and taking the line off of your spools as you release the drag and spool tension on each reel and watch the Giants or Islanders on TV.

 

You have time to check all rod guides; wash off the rods in the shower; take inventory of what you need when the after Christmas sales hit us; look over your maps and make notes as to what you remember about the waters you fish; and have all reels serviced by a professional, etc.

 

So we can't be on the water but we can have some fun with our tackle when it is cold and gloomy outside.  Its fun and you may be surprised at what you can find that you forgot you had.

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11 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

 Dang. Im just glad summer's finally over .:cheer:

It was a brutal summer here in Florida as always but now it's nice and cool in the 80's

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Many times I hear .... What am I thankful for.....

I'm thankful I don't live up North....although it is pretty to visit.

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Ice belongs in your tea not on the ground. 😉

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33 minutes ago, Catt said:

Ice belongs in your tea not on the ground. 😉

Lol I like this one and I agree ! And thanks @Sam that’s what I try and do. I stay on here and help others out. Go over tackle boxes and re arrange things to get ready for Next year. Stocking up on soft plastics etc. I just can’t wait for spring now! Favorite time of the year 

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not that bad yet here in Indiana, but is starting to get a little chilly, I don't think the weather is the probable any more as much as me, the older I get the whimpier, I don't like cold any more. I think its the old thing

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16 hours ago, Ksam1234 said:

The winter blues are starting to set in. Everyone up north knows what I mean    . In about a month all this open water becomes hard water and we just have to say dream about spring ! anyone else going threw this yet? 

Move down here to Florida!

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I thought I was going to read about fishing for blue catfish in the winter and instead it is about the northern winter.

15 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

Look at the bright side, ice fishing season is just around the corner 😄

 

 I usually take the few weekends between open water and ice season to clean my gear anyways so there's always something at least fishing-related that I can do. 

Ice fishing sounds fun and it is on my bucketlist of things to try.

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