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Anybody else itching for some ice fishing?? Its been getting pretty bad lately. I really like this summer fishing, But ya just cant beat a day on the ice!!!

Lets see some pics of some of your set ups or Ice camps!!! :D


A nice day at rockport!!!



Basecamp at the Berry!!! :D



Nice sunrise at the Berry. -22 degrees when that pic was taken!!!
 

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Hey thanks,, Just some advise Fishglyph, If your planning on spending much time on the ice or a possible overnighters, I would not go with that Frabill I have. We tried it at Strawberry a few times & it was colder than crap even with the heaters going. Save up a little more & go with the Clam. Their much roomier & much better insulated. Ive only used my Frabill about 10 times & im already upgrading to the 4 man clam. :D
 

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Amen! its an awesome change of pace from fly fishing. Not much better way to spend your time than getting tipsy on Pabst and Wild Turkey around your ice hole while trying to hook those pesky Scofield 'bows and trying to dodge the snowball your buddy threw at you!
 

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Temps are getting below freezing at night in the higher elevations! :D
I hope that there will be safe ice by Thanksgiving. :?:
 

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Nice picture there Dustin.

You dove in for a fish? That would be hilarious to see. I havent ever gone in for a fish, but I have fallen into plenty of holes, clear up to my junk, because some people think its funny to drill a hole & then cover it back up with slush :x :lol:

its ok though. I like to nylon tie the zippers on my fishing buddys ice tents , then pull their tent about 10 feet with them still in it so the ice holes dont line up. They think their going to come out to kick some butt, but they cant open the tent because the zippers are tied together. :lol: *()*
 

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STEVO said:
Anybody else itching for some ice fishing??
No way! :shock:

Ice fishing is something to do during the time of the year when even sitting for hours on a frozen lake in 10-degree temperatures make for a plausible excuse to get outside. I'll take September any day over a frigid, howling wind in mid January. :wink:
 

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Petersen said:
STEVO said:
Anybody else itching for some ice fishing??
No way! :shock:

Ice fishing is something to do during the time of the year when even sitting for hours on a frozen lake in 10-degree temperatures make for a plausible excuse to get outside. I'll take September any day over a frigid, howling wind in mid January. :wink:
I'll agree! I think if you are sitting at home waiting for the ice to come on, you are missing the best time of the year for fishing!
 

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I have dove in the hole a couple times... some for fish and once for my camera! :x Not tryin to jack this thread but whats the scariest moment people have had ice fishin? I remember once I was at Causey and was walkin and got to a clear patch of ice when all the sudden I hear cracks and looked down and seen them shootin out from under my feet :shock: ! Needless to say I got outta there in a hurry! But that didnt spoil it for me I still love it!
 

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Ice fishing is something to do during the time of the year when even sitting for hours on a frozen lake in 10-degree temperatures make for a plausible excuse to get outside. I'll take September any day over a frigid, howling wind in mid January.
I do plenty of fishing during the spring, summer & fall, Actually my favorite is spring fishing, But all this hot weather over the past few monthes has gotten me ready for ice fishing. Ive had more memories & big fish days through the ice that any other, Plus it doesnt hurt to have the company of about 10-15 people at the same time.

My scariest time ice fishing was when we were down at fishlake about 6 years ago. We were out fishing, the ice moves & pops alot up there because the water is constantly moving, anyways, we were sitting there & we hear the ice pop really loud, look down & there is about a 12 inch gap in the ice between me & my dad, then within seconds , we hear another pop & it slams shut. That was pretty freaky even thought the ice was over 24 inches thick. :shock:

The worst thing ive ever seen though was about 10 years ago up at the berry , it was the week between christmas & new years & we were sitting there fishing , we hear this guy going across the lake about 80 yards or so from us on his snowmobile, He was going about mach 10 & we hear some popping & look over & the ice collapses about 50 feet around him in each direction. His machine went under the ice with him on it & the ice decapitated him. It was the grosest thing I had ever seen. His head in his helmet went skimming across the ice. I was about 16 at the time, But I still think about that all the time. Search & rescue divers were there & recovered the body. It took years after that before I would even consider riding a snowmobile across the ice, & even now when I do, that comes back to me :(

Fatbass, Ive had the same scarey experience with the beer freezing. Ive learned over the years though that if you sit outside the tent, you can fill the tent with beer & leave the heater running inside. Usually they wont freeze no matter how cold it is outside. It has been nice in the past, because you can basically name the price for a beer when all the drunks beers are frozen solid. Ive made a fortune on some trips :lol:
 

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fatbass Powerstroke wouldn't start. Luckily I ran into a coworker that was up there too and I got a ride back with him while my buddy stayed at the Inn overnight. He finally got his truck started in the afternoon the next day after the temps rose above freezing.That happend to me this year up there. we went up there for are honey moon. we where the only one there and we got ready to come on tuesday and we started to drive out na dmy truck over heated and the anty freeze froz. so we had to call my father in law to come up and bring some more and a heater to get it un frozen.
 

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I am going to try ice fishing for the first time this year, I figure since I love the cold temperatures that it would be a blast! Anyway, if there is anyone out there who ice fishes that wants someone to go with let me know!
Your more than welcome to go with us anytime. We usually go almost every weekend, either sat or sun, sometimes both :D . We mostly go to Strawberry, But usually make a couple trips a season to the Gorge or down to Fishlake. We fished Rockport a few times last year also. I want to make it down to Scofield , or somewhere in that direction a few times this next year.
 

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STEVO did that decapitation story really happen :shock: ?!?! Thats horrible if it did! But last year we hit Scofield like when it first froze and slayed em! Im plannin on headin there first this year... I think it was one of the first to freeze last year if Im not mistaken? Anyways I cant wait! *()*
 

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Yea, It really happened. Something Ill never forget. The ice wasnt too thick to begin with & I guess he just hit a soft spot & went under. I always thought you would stay on top of the water the faster you went, But his sled did a nose dive & he was gone!!!
 

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Greenguy88 said:
I have dove in the hole a couple times... some for fish and once for my camera! :x Not tryin to jack this thread but whats the scariest moment people have had ice fishin? I remember once I was at Causey and was walkin and got to a clear patch of ice when all the sudden I hear cracks and looked down and seen them shootin out from under my feet :shock: ! Needless to say I got outta there in a hurry! But that didnt spoil it for me I still love it!
Thats one of the last places I would like to take a swim through the ice... :shock:

I had a similar thing happen to me out on Holmes Creek in Layton last year.
 
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