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    Ice fishing

    Anyone on this board big into ice fishing? Ive only been out twice so far this year. Caught some nice yellows and a few walleyes at Clear Lake last week.

    Anybody have good spots around the Ames area they like to go?



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    Re: Ice fishing

    I'm definitely no outdoorsman, but a part of me has always wanted to try ice fishing. Something about it just sounds like lots of fun, as long as you're doing it with the right people. (Like fellow Cyclones!)


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    Re: Ice fishing

    i got my first ice fishing pole last christmas but i havent been able to use it. Now that i only have 2 more days of my college career i am sure i will have more time on the weekends.


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    Re: Ice fishing

    My dad and I have been going up to Grand Marais, Minnesota ever since I was 10. We go up for opening weekend of Trout season, which this year is on January 15th.

    for the last 10 years, we've just gone out with a sled of supplies and a bucket to sit on, and set up in the middle of the lake for 8 hours a day, usually a 3-4 day trip. Last year, it was -45 below with the wind both days we were out there, and because of the wind, we weren't able to stay put on the ice for much longer than a few minutes at a time (we use tip-ups and sit on shore).

    This year, we bought an ice hut, and are going for 4 days of fishing.


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    Re: Ice fishing

    I just use a portable sled and bring alonga little heater. You can sit there for 5-6 hours without getting cold in -5 degree weather. I prefer to use my flasher and jig vs tip ups.



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    Re: Ice fishing

    Caught a couple walleye at Big Creek a couple days ago... not much size however. Gonna go out to Ada Hayden tomorrow and try for some crappie.


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    Re: Ice fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Caught a couple walleye at Big Creek a couple days ago... not much size however. Gonna go out to Ada Hayden tomorrow and try for some crappie.

    What part were you fishing on at BC?



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    Re: Ice fishing

    A few pics from our last trip:
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    Re: Ice fishing

    Wow, that third pic is a gorgeous shot.


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Wow, that third pic is a gorgeous shot.
    Thanks - that's Lake Superior in the background. We convinced a guy who was driving by to take a picture... although he was a little reluctant to get out of his car, lol.


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    Re: Ice fishing

    I can't even fathom how it could be fun to sit and fish for 8 hours a day for 4 days in -45 degree wind chill...


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    Re: Ice fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    What part were you fishing on at BC?
    pretty much straight out from the beach in the middle... maybe a little east of that.


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    Re: Ice fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    My dad and I have been going up to Grand Marais, Minnesota ever since I was 10. We go up for opening weekend of Trout season, which this year is on January 15th.

    for the last 10 years, we've just gone out with a sled of supplies and a bucket to sit on, and set up in the middle of the lake for 8 hours a day, usually a 3-4 day trip. Last year, it was -45 below with the wind both days we were out there, and because of the wind, we weren't able to stay put on the ice for much longer than a few minutes at a time (we use tip-ups and sit on shore).

    This year, we bought an ice hut, and are going for 4 days of fishing.
    Lake Trout?



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    Re: Ice fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Anyone on this board big into ice fishing? Ive only been out twice so far this year. Caught some nice yellows and a few walleyes at Clear Lake last week.

    Anybody have good spots around the Ames area they like to go?
    What are yellows - perch?



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    Re: Ice fishing

    I picked up some frozen tilapia at the store today.


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