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At 5:25pm on February 10, 2009, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey John...we fish the Ice Rapalas by droping them straight to the bottom, reel up 1/2 turn of the handle, then jig either aggressively ( with sharp wrist snaps or a cascading 'flutter' that stops at just a few inches above the lake bottom) Or, you can be more subtle and lift up slowly about 2 feet, then do a gentle "bounce' of the lure, stopping every 6 inches on the way down, and holding it motionles for several seconds at each interval. One of us does aggressive, the other does the passive jigging until we find what the perch want. We also tip the center treble hook with either a waxworm or several Gulp! maggots. Good luck, and I think this is a great site, glad to be on it.
At 1:42pm on February 10, 2009, Ubu Walker said…
I haven't tried Monksville Reservoir or Greenwood Lake yet. I have a float tube, but I have a feeling that I would need a canoe or bigger boat to fish those there good shore fishing there?
At 4:47pm on February 8, 2009, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey John, the big crappie pic is in my profile. By the way, great guitar work. I played for a band for 8 years and we produce a couple of CD's or original work, maybe I'll post some.
At 8:57am on February 8, 2009, Ben Winter said…
Vertical , Drift , Cast (under a bobber)
. Their pretty much versatile. The smaller spoons are weighted with a splitshot when drifting. Or they won't stay down. Tip them with some type of grub or minnow helps me to get more hits.
At 2:43pm on February 7, 2009, Ben Winter said…
John, left info on the pic you left comment on. Tells what the are & where I got them. Thanks for the comment, Enjoy this site. Looking forward to adding to it as the weather finally breaks here in Ohio. Ice just not thick enough for me this winter or would have added more already.
At 10:15pm on February 6, 2009, Rick C said…
Yeah, I heard they've seen UFOs up there! I'll give you a call.
At 7:29pm on February 4, 2009, Bill "Musky" Modica said…
The slide work in Trout and day lillie is phenominal and has me on a Zepplin flashback!
At 6:35pm on February 4, 2009, Rick C said…
Sure, I'd like to go ice fishing. Where should we go?
I guess we will need some "antifreeze"!
Just let me know where and when-
At 4:46pm on February 4, 2009, Bruce Condello said…
Close your eyes and listen to John Sheehan's songs. It's practically impossible to not imagine yourself walking through a thick fencerow hoping to spook up a ringneck pheasant. The first time I heard his music I imagined what might have happened if Segovia met Knopfler on an ice covered pond for some fishin' and pickin'. Calming, yet upbeat...I think John Sheehan's got it pegged. Really good stuff.
At 3:27pm on February 4, 2009, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey John, looks like you do a lot of ice fishing...anything happening now in your area? We did 1 1/2 days of jigging at Deep Creek over the weekend and worked really hard for 34 yellow perch from 11 to 13 3/4 in and some bonus walleyes and smallmouths. Stayed on the move til we found the fish. See ya!
At 1:13pm on February 4, 2009, Allen said…
Glad to be of help with the reunion. Not much to update with at the moment. But starting next month I will keep you posted. Hey you got any other tips on lures? Hit me up when you got time.
At 5:20am on February 3, 2009, Loren W. Moseley said…
Thanks for the compliment. You can see more of my carvings of other subjects on: The ones shown on the site are not all! I have a ledger that lists 183. However, I have not done much more since retiring in Jan 1994 except finishing the pot-bellied LM bass the first week of retirement. It was a commission from 2 years prior??. She still wanted it for her husband's birthday.
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At 5:33pm on February 2, 2009, Bruce Condello said…
That's YOU on guitar??? !!!! ???

Holy smokes! That's great!!! Will the site allow me to move one of those tunes to my home page?
At 5:26pm on January 26, 2009, Bill "Musky" Modica said…
Very nice guitar work!.....I too am a musician.....I'll take you up on that soundtrack.
At 9:36am on January 26, 2009, Zig said…
That fish eye pic has a slightly different story. The spinner rig is one we use when targetting white perch/tipped with a redworm or small nightcrawler. This was what I pulled in one time after seeing the rod tip act different. The worm was gone. One of those "strange catches".
At 8:44am on January 26, 2009, Rick C said…
Hey John-

Thanks for the invitation.
I sure like that music-

Rick C
At 5:23pm on January 23, 2009, Dave R. said…
Hey John,

This was actually a Redear from Tampa, from a cypress
tree. Like to have a stringer of these guys. Got him on
a bee moth.

Keep a tight line
Dave R.
At 4:39pm on January 23, 2009, john stilwell said…
Thanks for the welcome, very interesting site.
At 10:51am on January 21, 2009, Kiana Fitzpatrick said…
I've got cabin fever alright...checking my goldfish tank to see if they're biting..LOL...seriously, can't wait for it to warm up a bit!!
At 7:34am on January 21, 2009, Zig said…
Welcome to BigBluegill John!

Looking forward to sharing some fishing memories with ya!


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