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So I haven't been around for months.  Why? Because Wisconsin winters are long and there is no sense in rubbing it in when I can't do anything about it.

The other day I punched through about 30" of ice, set up my portable shack, cranked up the little propane heater, and jigged up a couple of pan fish while starting at my "Showdown" ice fishing fish finder.

I enjoy ice fishing, but I'm heading toward the fourth month of it.  I'd like to hear a splash again when making a lure presentation.  Today it's +1 out, the weatherman say 2 " of wet snow coming, I'm two months from the catch and release bass season, three months, three weeks for catch and keep season.

SOOOooooo, southern boys (and girls), do your Christian duty, and tell us about how your doing NOW, RIGHT NOW. Are you fishing, is it warm?  Are you catching fish, is it warm?  What are you catching them on, is it warm? What's it like to fish open water in March, is it warm? :(

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It's getting good down here. The water is in the mid 50's and the bass are biting. It's warm.

It looks like they will be spawning a little early this year, with males already on the search for a perfect bedding spot and it's warm.

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It's so sporadic down here it's crazy. We go from having 70 degree weather to having 30 degree weather. Our water temps are not having time to rise before another cold front moves through. It feels like god is messing with us giving us warm weather for 3 days and bringing back the cold. It sucks.....

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Silvercliff, you aren't alone. I live in Pennsylvania, and I don't ice fish. I'm starting to go crazy also. About a month/ month and a half before I get my boat on the water. In the meantime, the bait monkey is killing me

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Its been a fun winter up here....  8-)

Frozen Machine Gun Trout

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Its been a fun winter up here.... 8-)

Frozen Machine Gun Trout

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Jeremiah Johnson with black hair haha. "Indian says you fish poorly" haha. Not sure if anyone gets the joke

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Getting hot and humid down here, yesterday probably was my last day of bass fishing for this year.  Plenty of "other species" being caught but pics and reports give me bad karma.....then the bite stops for me >:(

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Its been a fun winter up here.... 8-)

Frozen Machine Gun Trout

1137831352_PsCzM-M.jpg

Jeremiah Johnson with black hair haha. "Indian says you fish poorly" haha. Not sure if anyone gets the joke

Redford is a poser.

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Its been a fun winter up here.... 8-)

Frozen Machine Gun Trout

1137831352_PsCzM-M.jpg

Jeremiah Johnson with black hair haha. "Indian says you fish poorly" haha. Not sure if anyone gets the joke

Redford is a poser.

Haha I guess you're saying you're the "reel" deal haha.  :D

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I'm digging the beard J Francho!

You look a bit like Sparta...lol

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Silvercliff, I'm a couple hundred south of you I'm starting to see ice out on some of the lakes, How about Lake Michigan? most of the  harbors are open here

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Silvercliff, I'm a couple hundred south of you I'm starting to see ice out on some of the lakes, How about Lake Michigan? most of the harbors are open here

I'd say all of that.  I'm pretty close to the U.P. border not far from Iron Mountain Mi.  My kid was up last week-end.  He lives in Chicago, it takes about 6 hours to get here.

I drove out on the lake last week in in my truck.  We had around 30" of ice.  Permanent shacks don't have to be off until the middle of the month.  Guys will be walking on the ice well into April.  Ice out is usually around the third week in April.  Two weeks before tick season starts. :)

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It's 8 degrees here at the moment. I could use a fishing vacation.

Look on the bright side Silvercliff, the stretch from May thru October is fantastic in the Northland without all of the stifling heat and humidity.  I used to hate MN weather growing up, but after spending some time down south in the summer, I learned to appreciate the northern summer more. There really isn't any place with "perfect" weather all year round.  Wherever you live, there are times during the year when it's best to just stay inside.

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It's 8 degrees here at the moment. I could use a fishing vacation.

Look on the bright side Silvercliff, the stretch from May thru October is fantastic in the Northland without all of the stifling heat and humidity. I used to hate MN weather growing up, but after spending some time down south in the summer, I learned to appreciate the northern summer more. There really isn't any place with "perfect" weather all year round. Wherever you live, there are times during the year when it's best to just stay inside.

Don't get me wrong, I like where I live.  I enjoy winter, late season muzzle loader and late bow deer.  I have two snow blowers AND a plow to play with all winter.  Ice fishing in my new portable is fun too, but along this time of year I'm wanting to cast a lure instead of looking down a hole.  Around deer gun season I'm hot to go ice fishing.

You know how it goes.

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Hey cliff maybe spring will come fast for us WI people. The WI river was wide open. So it looks like around the wausau area we will have no ice by April. I remember last year me and a buddy were on open water by middle of march. No major floating chunks of ice. Just a few small chunks of ice.

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Hey you grizzled old cheesehead, can you see over the wood pile yet?   ;D

Down here under the bridge is still in the deep freeze too.  I don't think that stupid groundhog got his forecast right.

Why don't you fire up the snowblower and dig out your boat.  This troll is going down to Kentucky in a short six weeks to meet up with a bunch of these folks, you should join in.

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Hey you grizzled old cheesehead, can you see over the wood pile yet? ;D

Down here under the bridge is still in the deep freeze too. I don't think that stupid groundhog got his forecast right.

Why don't you fire up the snowblower and dig out your boat. This troll is going down to Kentucky in a short six weeks to meet up with a bunch of these folks, you should join in.

How you doin' ya old Troll.  I got a cousin who lives over in Whitehall.  He told me he had half a lake of open water.  Our guys are still parking side by each like they were in the church parking lot.

Kentucky ! wow that's a long way, do they take American money that far south.  I don't have none of that Confederate stuff ya know.

As far as the ground hog goes we had that at the "Lutren" church in Norway Mi. when they had the lutefisk, and lefse dinner a couple of weeks ago....,UFFDA!   ;D

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Hey you grizzled old cheesehead, can you see over the wood pile yet? ;D

Down here under the bridge is still in the deep freeze too. I don't think that stupid groundhog got his forecast right.

Why don't you fire up the snowblower and dig out your boat. This troll is going down to Kentucky in a short six weeks to meet up with a bunch of these folks, you should join in.

How you doin' ya old Troll. I got a cousin who lives over in Whitehall. He told me he had half a lake of open water. Our guys are still parking side by each like they were in the church parking lot.

Kentucky ! wow that's a long way, do they take American money that far south. I don't have none of that Confederate stuff ya know.

As far as the ground hog goes we had that at the "Lutren" church in Norway Mi. when they had the lutefisk, and lefse dinner a couple of weeks ago....,UFFDA! ;D

White Lake is openning up?  That means the steelhead should start moving up the river!  Time for me to beat feet over to Hesperia to see if I can catch something that looks like Francho gets.  I was in Cadillac this morning and they are still driving trucks out on the ice up there.  Looks like it will be close if I get my boat out of mothballs before I have to haul that down south.

I'm not sure what kind of money they use down there these days, but I know you can't buy booze.  No wonder they lost that war!    ;D

So it looks like I might be making a trip to Bessemer, MI the first part of May.  Do you think the snow will be melting by then?   

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I live near Chicago and every summer i would go to Whitehall to camp owasippe, not as a scout but to go see my friend who helped run the camp.I haven't been up there in 11 years but think about it all the time,fishing in lake wolverine,going in to Whitehall to hit the one bait shop in town by the marina .I cant remember the name of it but i remember the guy running it had more stuff lying in piles than hanging on peg board hooks.Do you guys know if the bait shop is still open? 

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Hey you grizzled old cheesehead, can you see over the wood pile yet? ;D

Down here under the bridge is still in the deep freeze too. I don't think that stupid groundhog got his forecast right.

Why don't you fire up the snowblower and dig out your boat. This troll is going down to Kentucky in a short six weeks to meet up with a bunch of these folks, you should join in.

How you doin' ya old Troll. I got a cousin who lives over in Whitehall. He told me he had half a lake of open water. Our guys are still parking side by each like they were in the church parking lot.

Kentucky ! wow that's a long way, do they take American money that far south. I don't have none of that Confederate stuff ya know.

As far as the ground hog goes we had that at the "Lutren" church in Norway Mi. when they had the lutefisk, and lefse dinner a couple of weeks ago....,UFFDA! ;D

White Lake is openning up? That means the steelhead should start moving up the river! Time for me to beat feet over to Hesperia to see if I can catch something that looks like Francho gets. I was in Cadillac this morning and they are still driving trucks out on the ice up there. Looks like it will be close if I get my boat out of mothballs before I have to haul that down south.

I'm not sure what kind of money they use down there these days, but I know you can't buy booze. No wonder they lost that war! ;D

So it looks like I might be making a trip to Bessemer, MI the first part of May. Do you think the snow will be melting by then?

WHOA !  I don't know what lake he is talking about.  I don't know the area.  Better check with a more reliable source to be sure!

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I live near Chicago and every summer i would go to Whitehall to camp owasippe, not as a scout but to go see my friend who helped run the camp.I haven't been up there in 11 years but think about it all the time,fishing in lake wolverine,going in to Whitehall to hit the one bait shop in town by the marina .I cant remember the name of it but i remember the guy running it had more stuff lying in piles than hanging on peg board hooks.Do you guys know if the bait shop is still open?

I remember the place but haven't had the chance to get over there in a couple of years.  The place was amazing.  10,000 sq.feet of inventory in a 5,000 sq.foot store!!!  Funnier still was the fact that the guy who owned the place could tell you where everything was.  There were times that you had to knock 2" of dust off of a box, but when you openned it up, what you wanted was always inside. 

Tons of bass and salmon baits all over the place.  He had the greatest selection of Long A Bombers I've ever seen in one place.

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I wet a line for 45 minutes a few days ago caught  a small keeper. But I'm going on a 45 mi canoe trip for spring break and should catch up on my fishing real fast.

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Its been a fun winter up here.... 8-)

Frozen Machine Gun Trout

1137831352_PsCzM-M.jpg

Great, Great, Great...Grandfather?

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