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January 22nd, 2007, 12:36 PM
you guys ready its been in the teens recently.. so slowly but surely we should get some ice if im lucky well get a few days in the negatives

can you taste the pan friied perch!!!!!!!!!

January 22nd, 2007, 08:54 PM
hoping to get out soon tipups I fish for pike and jig for panfish

January 23rd, 2007, 11:29 AM
we didnt have much ice so we were limited to the depth do pike hangout in depths that perch do ?

January 26th, 2007, 07:02 AM
The weather has been just cold enough to do a little ice :darkbeer: :set1_fishing: fishing hear in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

January 26th, 2007, 08:20 AM
lol its been low single digits for two days

January 26th, 2007, 08:35 AM
we didnt have much ice so we were limited to the depth do pike hangout in depths that perch do ?

Pike are fairly deep now but move toward shore as the ice fishing season progresses, I set my tip ups in only a couple feet of water as we get into late Feb. They actually go into their pre-spawn patterns. If you're close, they're fishing Silver Lake already. There are some hogs in there

January 27th, 2007, 05:40 PM
never mind... its raining but still in the 30s :mad:

February 1st, 2007, 12:24 AM
No fish today. The 3" thick ice was starting to get a bit scary. We chickened out after two of us felt the ice dropsink about 3 or 4 inches and we heard a very loud crack. Water was coming up and out of the holes and melting the snow in a big, slushy mess. Neither of us looked to see what happened.....we just bolted! :D WOuldn't you? Anyway, some pics of fish are coming. They will be mostly medium sized pickerel (18-24") and some nice eater-sized perch. That is what we always get in this lake, with the occasional BIG ones showing up. It was 15* (probably a little less) and windy in these pics. A couple more days of these temps and I am going back after them.:thumbs_up




hoyt bowhunting
February 1st, 2007, 11:08 AM
we didnt have much ice so we were limited to the depth do pike hangout in depths that perch do ?

I dont know bout pirch but im spearing big northerns in 5-9 ft of water right now.

February 1st, 2007, 02:59 PM
thanks thats what i was told

xp35 i dont f with that s lol its tough but i try and wait till 4 or 5 +

im going saturday for perch musky and pike .. on tip ups :)

February 1st, 2007, 09:37 PM
This next week will be in the single digitsmakes ice fast

February 4th, 2007, 07:16 PM
man we caught so many fish yesterday:thumbs_do

February 5th, 2007, 07:31 PM
I am going after the perch and pike tomorrow! I just FINALLY got some fatheads today, a pound of them, and am after the perch tomorrow for sure. The ice is twice as thick as a week ago, so I will feel a bit safer, too. Pics to follow!:wink:

February 5th, 2007, 09:13 PM
one of my peeves is pressure there was probably 100 people inthe same small bay , main lake wasnt thick enough

i dont like seeing alot of people :mad:

- 5 or 6 lol so i wont be going for a few days :eek:

February 5th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Too cold for me to venture out windchill -30*

February 6th, 2007, 11:09 AM
It's not all that bad in a heated shack, you just want to pull the fish and get the lind down as fast as possible when fishing tip-ups.

February 11th, 2007, 07:48 PM
more dink perch how about you guys?

February 12th, 2007, 12:11 PM
I'm a walleye lover when ice fishing. Although I do typically hit Quaker Lake for pike at least once a season, as I love watching the flags fly.

Chautauqua Lake walleye are slamming right now, although I have yet to get an 18" keeper this year. Fishing 42.5 FOW, this past weekend, my buddy and I managed to ice between 30 and 40 small walleye, ranging in size from 10" to 17". Sat and Sun combined. THe bite turned on each evening starting around 5PM lasting about an hour. The Vexilar lit up like a Christmas tree @ 5PM and the action was literally non-stop until @ 6PM. Couldn't get the jig down fast enough.

Will be hitting it again this weekend, only this time I hope to see some keepers :D

Oh yeah, ice thickness ranges from 9" to 11", mostly clear, very little snow on the lake (thankfully!) and I expect this to grow by next weekend. Will have the machine to drag the shanty, and avoid the brutal workout of dragging a 150# contraption, including gear, the 1 mile round trip to my spots.

February 12th, 2007, 03:19 PM
how far from auburn,ny never heard of those waters

February 15th, 2007, 11:16 AM
how far from auburn,ny never heard of those waters

About 2 1/2 - 3 hours. SW corner of NY. Chautauquqa Lake is in southern Chautauqua County. Quaker Lake, home of big pike, is in the Allegany State Park, Quaker Run area, Cattaraugus County.

February 15th, 2007, 04:02 PM
now ik you a member of ice shanty.com?