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East coast Ice fisherman

A place to share tecniques ,past successes /failures and future prospects for fishing Gills and other fish through the ice.

Location: Ringwood New Jersey
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2018

Finally...On the Ice!

We'll, the Carp Whisperer Bob and I got out for a little ice fishing today at a local pond that had 4 inches of good clear ice, We rigged up for bluegills with jigging rods and 1/10 oz Kastmaster spoons meal worms as a tipping bait. We didn't get a single bluegill, but we got some of these...

Ended up with 4 bass for myself in about 2 hours of jigging. Bob had two good strikes, including a bigger fish that ran his drag some. Bass went fro 14 to 17 inches. I lost about a 20 inch bass right at the hole...the fish just hovered slowly in the water just below the ice...giving me a great view of what I was losing! Would have been my largest ice bass had I got a hand on her. I got all my fish on 2 pound mono. Fish were 5-6 feet deep.

At least I got to feel a few fish today and get a slight 'fix' for my ice fishing habit! We have done good on gills here, but not today.

High today was 30 F with light winds. Might go tomorrow, but they are calling for sleet and freezing rain...sheeeesh!

The window for ice fishing here is very narrow...maybe only a few days this year. Calling for 65 on Wednesday! Crazy!

Carp guru Bob had to put me in my place..'.a 4 or 5 pound fish isn't a big fish to me" but I think he still had a good time. Glad to be out and glad to catch a couple fish!

Discussion Forum

Ice Fishing Chronicles 2009-? 7 Replies

     In NJ we are allowed 5 rigs .I generally set 3 tip ups ,Jig a rod and have a dead stick rod hanging off a bucket. I switch on and off with the jigging rods .I have two set up for Gills and pan…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Feb 13, 2018.

Top Ten Ice Fishing Lures 1 Reply

TOP TEN ICE FISHING LURESNot sure I've ever caught a Fish through the ice on a lure un-tipped.1/4 oz. and 1/3  oz.Swedish Pimple,Nickle or Gold /Green Prism Tape/Shiner Head-Pickerel, Crappie Red…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Feb 7, 2018.

Ice Fishing Article links

Temp under the ice:…Continue

Started by John Sheehan Jan 18, 2017.

Ice Fly Patterns 9 Replies

I did a search, but couldn't find any ice fly patterns. Does anyone care to share? I know regular trout flies will work, but I like trying new patterns.Thanks,BruceContinue

Started by Bruce Tomaselli. Last reply by John Sheehan Jan 6, 2017.

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Comment by John Sheehan on February 15, 2018 at 7:06am

Comment by John Sheehan on February 15, 2018 at 7:05am

Thanks Carl .I am liking the simple spinner Rig under the ice .It bangs against the split shot and sends out the dinner Bell when the shiner struggles. Getting rain and warm weather so might be in fishing Limbo for awhile .

Comment by carl hendrix on February 14, 2018 at 11:59am

ITS HARD TO BEAT LIVE BAIT;;  GOOD CATCHES BUDDY !!

Comment by John Sheehan on February 14, 2018 at 8:06am

It's been all Live Shiners past two times out .Only bait working .Pickerel, Perch and Bass

Comment by John Sheehan on February 13, 2018 at 8:12am

Got two small Pickerel 5 days ago using a homemade spinner Rig and live shiner on a dead sticked rod.

Comment by John Sheehan on February 7, 2018 at 7:17am

One good Fish for me and one for Buddy Steve Yesterday :Crappie-13.5" Frostee Jig /Live Shiner
Chain Pickerel-26" guestimated 4.5# Swedish Pimple/Salted Shiner Head Both Fish at 11'

Comment by John Sheehan on February 5, 2018 at 7:29am

Comment by carl hendrix on February 2, 2018 at 1:59pm

HEY MUSIC MAN;;;  I ALSO HAVE TO GO ;; RIGHT BY ACADEMY SPORTS;; PLANNIBG TTO DROP IN THERE ALSO;; I CAN CHECK THERE TO BUDDY;;  LOVE THESE CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS;; LOLOLOL

Comment by John Sheehan on February 1, 2018 at 4:09pm

I am on it  I have a gift Certificate to the local shop .

Thanks though Carl ! Have fun! Glad to hear you're going !

Comment by carl hendrix on February 1, 2018 at 12:41pm

HEY MUSIC MAN;;  I;LL BE AT BASS PRO THIS WEEKEND;;   ((  THEYRE HAVING SOME KIND OF CRAPPIE THON GOING ))  I;LL CHECK ON WHAT THEY HAVE IN THE WAY OF THOSE HOOKS FOR YOU 

 

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Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...they are a great aid for swapping out micro jigs... especially ice fishing. like…"
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Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...yep... the tool for the job"
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Badgerloader replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I use them regularly. I suggest using a thermostat to change jigs."
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John Sheehan replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"They are tiny and i find them hard to work with but use to use them for small ice fishing Jigs…"
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20190114."I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!"

""I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!" Fishing the Lull.Period...…"
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""I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!" Fishing the Lull.Period...…"
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No Knot Fast Snaps

i saw these in a fly shop the other day and was thinking how these might work for bluegill jigs.  i…See More
18 hours ago
tracy willis commented on dick tabbert's status
"oh yeah slip, im using 6lb/2lb on the braid.  even with my glasses i dont rightly know if i…"
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"slip.....i dont tie on directly for bluegill mainly because of shellcracker(redear).  they mix…"
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"Thanks Slip.........use a boat 99% to fish my region which brings the wind into play for safe…"
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dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's status
"thanks jim. do you add a leader or fish it as is?"
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"6lb is all you need Dick.It is very small,the 2 is nearly invisible.I like 6 as i can usually…"
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"Always room in my boat you are more than welcome any time after all I can pick your brain about my…"
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"Channel cat on 4# Nano… had to put the pressure to the fish because of the dense layer of…"
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