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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 13

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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Tipping with Perch eyes 2 Replies

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Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Jan 22.

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.

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Started by John Sheehan Jan 18, 2017.

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Comment by John Sheehan on February 24, 2021 at 2:41pm

These three spoons have been the catchers so far Jan/Feb 2021 :1/8th oz.Slimfish/ 1/5th oz. SP and 1/4 oz.SP.Tipped with salted Shiner heads or Live  Fathead Minnows. 

Comment by John Sheehan on February 24, 2021 at 6:42am

Thanks Dick! Bruce-Glad to hear you're getting out there!

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on February 23, 2021 at 4:30pm

Nice fish, John. All I've been catching this year is pickerel and just a few bass. To be fair in 5 trips I haven't hit the panfish spots. It may be next year. This warm spell may melt the shoreline and make it impossible to get on the lake.

Comment by dick tabbert on February 23, 2021 at 12:59pm

WTG John.

Comment by John Sheehan on February 23, 2021 at 9:59am

One of my 2 Picks

Comment by John Sheehan on February 23, 2021 at 9:58am

Greg and I got out on the ice again and caught 4 Pickerel a Bass and a Perch .Shiners on tipups and Ice Rigger got 3 Pickerel .Live Fathead minnows on a 1/8th oz. Gold Thinfish Spoon got a Pickerel, a Bass and a Perch. Sunny Bright day with a lot of snow covered ice. Saved the 12" Male Perch for the pan with eggs the next morning .Always great doing that again! Gregs 1st of Two PicksSmall Bass

Comment by John Sheehan on February 12, 2021 at 7:32am

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May be an image of 1 person and nature

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Comment by John Sheehan on February 2, 2021 at 7:49am

Greg and I finally got out on the ice this past Sunday 1/31/21. The 1/4 oz. Purple Ice Swedish Pimple tipped with Salted Shiner Head or full shiner caught a decent sized Pickerel , a 14" Jumbo Perch and a 2,3/4 -3 # Bass. Greg unfortunately lost a Fish . I cut 12 holes and connected on holes 9, 10, and 11.

 

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