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Location: Ringwood New Jersey
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2022
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!
Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Jan 22, 2022.
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 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.
I have always heard ERIE was the place for Perch Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass.Would love to fish there sometime!
Wow , a mess of Walleyes! http://www.shoresandislands.com/blog/2018/01/04/qa-with-ice-fishing...
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
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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 .
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.
Welcome Tinknocker!Look forward to your pics ,info and input!
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 .
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