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Old 02-16-2009, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Seems like every Tom, Dick and Hank is pulling limits through the ice this year. It seems like ice fishing would be pretty ez as it seems its a lot ez'er to get above the fish. No worries about boat control in the wind and waves, no drifting off your spot.

So is ice fishing less of a challenge than open water boat/shore fishing?
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Let's put it this way.......the Goon is catching fish!
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think it's easier. Last year I might have said that, but not now. You still need to know the lake, structure, fish habits, baits, lures, etc. for each lake. It's just as easy as open water IMO, it all depends on where you go and your knowledge of that lake.

On ice, you can't just bump your trolling motor and move around easily and fast. You can't cover large sections of shore, dropoffs, or water as easy either. I think they both have pluses and minuses, but IMO as far as easy, I think they are close to equal, the ice does help people without boats fish deeper off shore waters though.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No wind pushing you around makes the vertical presentation easier, but in icefishing the difficulty associated with finding fish and moving isn't much of a trade off.

Ice allows alot more people to get out and target fish from other areas than just the shore, now alll your boat fisherman and shore fisherman are able to get out in the deep water.

All those granby posts boiling your blood, or making you jealous?
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Seems like every Tom, Dick and Hank is pulling limits through the ice this year. It seems like ice fishing would be pretty ez as it seems its a lot ez'er to get above the fish. No worries about boat control in the wind and waves, no drifting off your spot.

So is ice fishing less of a challenge than open water boat/shore fishing?
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in the ways that you mention... yes. ice fishing poses some different challenges though. dealing with scetchy ice conditions, fish with slower metabolisms, harse weather etc... all types of fishing have their "easy" segments... as well as the stinky kitty
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So is ice fishing less of a challenge than open water boat/shore fishing?
Not for me. In some ways it's more of a challenge.

FishLip put it well-

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No wind pushing you around makes the vertical presentation easier, but in icefishing the difficulty associated with finding fish and moving isn't much of a trade off.




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All those granby posts boiling your blood, or making you jealous?
Neither but it is making me sick of the ice. I want open water to come and come now.
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All those granby posts boiling your blood, or making you jealous?
Neither but it is making me sick of the ice. I want open water to come and come now.
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I hear ya, I am ready for some open water and a 75 degree day!
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I hear ya, I am ready for some open water and a 75 degree day!
Ill take a 25 degree day as long as its on open water
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All those granby posts boiling your blood, or making you jealous?
Neither but it is making me sick of the ice. I want open water to come and come now.
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Yeah, it's probably a little hard to troll with all that ice.... :P



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