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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: Sep 18, 2019

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!

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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 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 

Comment by John Sheehan on January 31, 2018 at 3:08pm

This years chronicle of Ice fishing NENJ: http://bigbluegill.ning.com/photo/albums/ice-fishing-2018

Comment by John Sheehan on January 31, 2018 at 8:59am

Thinking about trying these hooks on my tipups with shiners .Anyone try them? I am looking for a thin wire but stronger hook than an Aberdeen that's thinner than a Bait holder hook.  .https://www.amazon.com/Mustad-UltraPoint-Demon-Perfect-Circle/dp/B0...

Comment by John Sheehan on January 10, 2018 at 9:54am

Many Perch , a few Crappie , 3 Catsfish3 Crappie. No Gills darnit! All fish 10-12' .

Comment by John Sheehan on January 10, 2018 at 8:17am

Some Cupsaw action in Ringwood NJ with Nephew Zach:

Comment by John Sheehan on January 8, 2018 at 12:17pm

I have always heard ERIE was the place for Perch Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass.Would love to fish there sometime!

Comment by John Sheehan on January 8, 2018 at 12:14pm
 

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