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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!

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 Tinknocker1 on January 8, 2018 at 10:30am

Dick mentioned lake Erie here is a real time camera just click on the Catawba club it was full of people fishing yesterday ... i have a trip planned in March if the ice holds up

http://www.shoresandislands.com/webcams/

hope that worked   ")

Comment by dick tabbert on January 8, 2018 at 9:34am

Back in the day when we use to fish Lake Erie we always started with shiner minnows. Some times it would get slow a we would use the eyes. The eyes work along with the cheeks they have caught many fish .

Comment by John Sheehan on January 8, 2018 at 8:15am

Anyone here use Perch Eye on Jiggin' Lure Trick ? I 've done pretty good with that  in years past .Gonna have to try again this year.

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on January 3, 2018 at 4:45pm
Yum, yum, Perch
Comment by John Sheehan on January 3, 2018 at 8:18am

Welcome Tinknocker!Look forward to your pics ,info and input!

Comment by John Sheehan on January 2, 2018 at 4:59pm

Great Appetizers!

Comment by John Sheehan on January 2, 2018 at 4:58pm

HA ha yes .Good thing too cause the two Trout were small and devoured immediately . Caught from a small brook , stockers nevertheless .Gotta find a place to get a few 13-14" fatties just before Christmas next year ! Guess thats another NY resolution to aim for .

Comment by dick tabbert on January 2, 2018 at 4:54pm

John They don't know whats good but that worked out in the long run made more for the men.

Comment by John Sheehan on January 2, 2018 at 4:50pm

Brought the Traditional smoked Trout to Brother Greg's House again this year for Christmas Eve . Alder Chips tasted great! The 5 Men loved it but the 4 Ladies ignored .BAD LADIES!

Comment by John Sheehan on January 2, 2018 at 4:46pm

Thanks Dick , so nice to get back out after no fishing for three weeks .Playing guitar and Holidays with Family and Friends  kept me busy without complaints though .

 

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