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1 minute ago, Ski said:

What's ICE  ????

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Cool Pic ~ Clearly no Ice there.

And interestingly enough, there's none of these up here . . 

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1 minute ago, A-Jay said:

Cool Pic ~ Clearly no Ice there.

And interestingly enough, there's none of these up here . . 

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A-Jay

GREAT PIC!! Have been through a few and not ANY fun. 

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Just now, Ski said:

GREAT PIC!! Have been through a few and not ANY fun. 

Thanks, Me Too ~

But I was always on the Atlantic somewhere under all that whiteness ~

#crazyride

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1 minute ago, A-Jay said:

Thanks, Me Too ~

But I was always on the Atlantic somewhere under all that whiteness ~

#crazyride

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Navy??

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U S Coast Guard (Retired)

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Thanks for always beeing there for me!

USMC Retired DOD

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1 minute ago, Ski said:

Thanks for always beeing there for me!

USMC Retired DOD

Yes Sir and Thank you for your service Sir !

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1 minute ago, A-Jay said:

Yes Sir and Thank you for your service Sir !

:usa-flag-89:

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 Years ago while fishing on my  Hydra Sport about 30 miles East of Jacksonville. I was respectively boarded for a "Safety inspection and paperwork" after 0 violations were noted I asked the Senior " Why in this day and age do I still need a bucket? with two bilge pumps and a self bailing deck? His reply " Son, there is no bilge pump in the world that can keep up with a scared man and a bucket"  From that point forward I got it. LOL 

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14 minutes ago, Ski said:

 Years ago while fishing on my  Hydra Sport about 30 miles East of Jacksonville. I was respectively boarded for a "Safety inspection and paperwork" after 0 violations were noted I asked the Senior " Why in this day and age do I still need a bucket? with two bilge pumps and a self bailing deck? His reply " Son, there is no bilge pump in the world that can keep up with a scared man and a bucket"  From that point forward I got it. LOL 

I always have sponge, Taco Bell cup, and 5 gallon bucket haha

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Well, there’s still ice on the lakes here, but today was one of the most wonderful days of the year. The day the boat gets pulled out of hibernation at my shop and gets brought down to the house garage to start prepping for the season. 
Have a couple things to adjust, and gonna give the Suzuki a new impeller change, and then vacuum and clean everything and load her up!

By the looks of the forecast for here, I’d say ( with fingers crossed of course), that I’m looking at about 6 more days and a wake up ?.

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Ran an errand today and the ice on Tonka is getting dark. Might beat my prediction of the 12th by a bit.

 

Just a couple things left on the canoe, spool up the BCs and I'm ready to go - though I gotta wait until 5/15 before I can target bass.

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I’ve been ice free for a week or so now and I’ve yet to get the boat wet or really do much organizing of the recently purchased gear, I’ve been too dam busy with testing for work. 

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The recent and most welcome warm spring like weather has got me thinking about mornings like this again ~  Who am I kidding, I'm always thinking about this ! 

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31 Days and a Wake Up.

But it could come a bit earlier which wouldn't hurt my feelings any.

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With so little snow this winter, (just about half the average) the lake level seems a little low.

And even though local Lake Menderchuck is still locked up,

there's water on the ice at the north end !!!!!!

I may be fishing in MARCH;

which would be a first for me.

Either way, looks like this might all happen a bit earlier than I expected

so I need to get my poop in a group

ASAP ! 

#veryexciting

22 Mar 2021 ~Local Lake Menderchuck

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Good to see you’re making progress.
 

I’m still trying to get my poop in a group! Work has thrown a giant wrench in that progress, along with the nice days and the wife wanting to get things cleaned up outside. I guess that frees up time in the future when the bass are a little more active. 

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This type of stuff can be very beneficial in helping to meet the needs of this basshead ~

Even though the the forecast ahead calls for the somewhat dreaded 

'wintery mix' (which could be flurries or a foot of snow ?) 

I'll take the current rain and moderate air temps for now. 

You do know this is therapy for me right ?

:goofy:

A-Jay

 

May be an image of map, sky and text that says 'Light to Moderate Rain Tonight -Wed. Upcoming Weather Highlights NationalWeatherService NORTHERNMICHIGAN Last Updated: Light to moderate showers will bring mostly minor amounts Northern Lower with higher amounts across UP. 24 Hour Rainfall: 3am Wed RAINFALL AMOUNTS 3am Thurs 0.5-10 Engadine 20.5-1" TIMING Starting this evening lasting through Wed. evening across UP. Rain ends sooner across Lower, with showers possible Wed. PM. 0.5 Cheboygan 0.25-0.5" rumbles Wednesday Lower. STORMS thunder are possible across NE 0.1-0.25" 0.25 0.1-0.25" 31 Check with local DNR office or fire dept. for burn restrictions! 0.1-0.25" 0.1 0.1-0!25" 131 Tawas-Citv 0.1-0.25" 0.1-0.25" Inches of Rain'

 

 

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The only good thing about Southern Michigan fishing is that the ice on my local lakes is already gone! 

Just now, TheBasslayer said:

The only good thing about Southern Michigan fishing is that the ice on my local lakes is already gone! 

IMO, of course

 

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1 minute ago, TheBasslayer said:

The only good thing about Southern Michigan fishing is that the ice on my local lakes is already gone! 

IMO, of course

 

GO FISHING ! 

Right Now - Please.

Do It For me.

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On 3/20/2021 at 6:21 PM, MN Fisher said:

Might beat my prediction of the 12th by a bit.

Heavy rain here this morning.  I think my prediction of April 3 may be pretty close.

On 3/22/2021 at 11:53 AM, A-Jay said:

I may be fishing in MARCH;

#Operationpayload

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28 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Heavy rain here this morning.  I think my prediction of April 3 may be pretty close.

#Operationpayload

Just one more thing to do and the canoe is ready for the water...then just have to spool up the BCs, but I'm ready for panfish with the spinners now.

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