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#1 uklee

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:01 PM

Hi All
Funny or serious let’s help everyone
I will start.
Thread a length of hose pipe on the rope you pull your sledge with, it will make it easier to pull your sledge through the snow.
It’s simple but if the sledge is heavy it will save your hands.
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#2 Shienar

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:32 PM

good one lee
im gonna go with spring bobbers/bite indicators
you have no idea how may bites you don't see
until you use one
fishing fever sells a three pack of ht slab stoppers for about 5 bucks
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#3 Nontypical

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:27 PM

Get an ice hut!!!...Your time on the hard water will be exponentially more enjoyable if you can get out of the wind...Oh yeah...Keep sharp blades on your auger, very aggravating grinding away for nothing...Fish with friends; sometimes the best memories aren't about the fish you caught..And make some new ones; introduce yourself to others while out there...And one of my personal faves...Fish with people who know how to put the bacon (or scallops or deer meat or pork chops...) to the pan to fend off some of the cold weather munchies!!!... ;) :P :lol: :P
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#4 Shienar

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

my personal faves...Fish with people who know how to put the bacon (or scallops or deer meat or pork chops...) to the pan to fend off some of the cold weather munchies!!!... ;) :P :lol: :P

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:04 PM

awesome advice nontypical a point for you, you're absolutely right fishing isn't just abt catching esp when on the ice
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:07 PM

Always drill new holes, opening old ones dulls your blades, and when you're done for the day mark your holes with something like a branch so others using the lake don't somehow get in a situation because they didn't know it was there
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

Take something to stand on to keep your feet a little warmer.
I use a foam pad sold in the dollar store. They look like a square piece of jigsaw puzzle.
It doesn’t catch you any more fish but you can be out longer not catching anything:-)
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#8 Shienar

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:06 AM

don't commit to one hole
if your not getting any action
some times moving 10ft can make all the difference in the world
also if you can find one a lake map/topo map
can give you a better chance to focus on the depth/structure you would like to fish
not saying you will catch more fish with one
but if nothing else it will give you a bit more confidence
in what your doing
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#9 Carl

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:07 PM

Invest in an underwater camera or a flasher. Either will put you on fish like you've been ice fishing for 30 years. I paid less than 100 bucks for my Cabelas under water camera. The first year I had it was last year and it was the best season I have ever had by a mile. The number of fish that sit an inch from your bait and stare at it is amazing.
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#10 Shienar

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:38 PM

yup cams are good especially for perfecting you presentation
but for covering water and finding fish for me its flasher all the way
i couldn't get over how big a difference using one makes
and then pair it up with a cam and some days it don't even seem fair :)
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#11 S Jollymore

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:32 PM

Yes its coming that time of year, when the frost starts getting heavier and heavier and then in late Nov its starts to freeze :) Maybe not this year a snow and melt year :( Lets hope there's ice or as one first of Jan fish with lawn chairs and full size fishing rods and we caught lots of fish :) :)
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#12 Billy

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:53 AM

Please excuse my ignorance, but what do you use the underwater camera for specifically? and what is a flasher?

Thanks :)
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#13 Shienar

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:30 AM

a flasher is a type of fish finder to learn more about them check out vexilarice fishing today
great piece of equipment and they do exactly what they claim
i would be lost with out mine

as for the camera we are talking about a fish tv or similar system fishtv
very cool and can really make a big difference

you can see if theres fish down below how they are reacting to your bait what type of fish are down there
and so on

both can really improve your chances of catching fish

but if i had to choose one it would be flasher all the way
out of all the things they try to catch us fisherman with
new lures and line and baits that will catch us more fish
a flasher is the only thing i have bought that 100% does what
they claim it will do
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:34 PM

a flasher is a type of fish finder to learn more about them check out vexilarice fishing today
great piece of equipment and they do exactly what they claim
i would be lost with out mine

as for the camera we are talking about a fish tv or similar system fishtv
very cool and can really make a big difference

you can see if theres fish down below how they are reacting to your bait what type of fish are down there
and so on

both can really improve your chances of catching fish

but if i had to choose one it would be flasher all the way
out of all the things they try to catch us fisherman with
new lures and line and baits that will catch us more fish
a flasher is the only thing i have bought that 100% does what
they claim it will do

Alright thanks a lot for clearing that up for me Shienar.

I plan on doing some ice fishing this year, might look into purchasing.
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#15 Shienar

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:16 PM

np billy

out of the 2 flashers tend to be more expensive
not that you cant get expensive cameras
but you can get the bottom line units like the fishtv for under $100
or a bit more
and walmart stocks them

where as all of the flashers i have seen run about $300 for the cheapest models
and as far as i have found there are no stores in NS that carry flashers
so you would have to pay shipping as well

but still that being said i have both
and the camera stays home a fair amount
and the flasher never does :)
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 07:44 PM

Here is one that may save your sledges.
Bolt a couple of cut down old skies to the bottom of your sledge so the plastic doses not wear through when pulled along any roads or gravel.
Regards Lee
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:38 PM

If your going to do a lot of ice fishing and can spare the coin buy a flasher you will wonder how you fished without one they are amazing.
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:11 PM

Regarding the flasher......do you cut a hole, have a look then go to another if nothing seen?
Also.....does anyone put anything down the hole to attract fish?
Thanx
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:13 PM

Oh yea. I have a portable hummingbird. Could it be used thru ice? Mount the transducer on a pole maybe???
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 06:24 PM

hummingbird will work sometimes a little oatmeal down the hole as well
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