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Met up with a few old friends and new acquaintances on Chambers, today. Had a chance to meet and fish with JohnnyO, Reg, scchase, and elvis. My wife, whom I usually have to remind t set the hook to outfished everyone and won the "we're not worthy" salute at the end of the day. She says her secret is that she had no expectations. I think it's her lackadaisical, erratic jigging technique. She never shows the fish the same thing twice.
 

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Good to hear it was a good day. I'm sorry I missed it. Now spill it, how was the fishing? I want numbers, gps cordinates, and video of you doing it. Just kidding, just wanna know if I should go on thurs?

Also I think my girlfriend has the same technique. Maybe there born with it. The not missing the hook set part, we are still working on.
 
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HEY CUT I MET YOU'RE FRIENDS THAT WERE UP AT CHAMBERS ON SAT. WE ALL DID ABOUT THE SAME I CAUGHT 4 LAKERS 30 FOW WHITE 2" TUBE TIPPED WITH SUCKER AND ALL WERE BETWEEN 16-20 INCHES 12 INCHES OF ICE BUT ONE HELL OF A HIKE. HOLLY COW TONS OF SNOW.
 

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15-20 FOW; Fish 16-20"; White and Chartreuse tube jigs tipped w/ sucker. 

We arrived later than others, limited between about 10:30 and 1:30, but gave one fish away to a skunk catcher.  I wore snowshoes, so the hiking was a little easier - and came in from the campground entrance.  On foot, it's almost always a mistake to come in from the Laramie Ri Rd.  We arrived late, missed lots of bites.  I lost two fish, my wife lost one bigger fish trying to horse it up the hole.  Not a bad day's fishing.
 

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Uh, uh, I wasn't asking for me..............I was asking for other people that did not know. Yeah thats it, It wasn't for me it was for other people.

Sometimes moderators ask a question to something they already know so seem more humble. (is it working?)

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Same as Cutthroat, It's great to meet new people, with the same enthusiasm for fishing that I have. Caught 5 fish total, 2 lakers, 3 rainbows, all on sucker meat. Boy was it COLD. When the wind blew it was rather miserable, glad we had great company.
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Thank's to all of you,Reg,Scchase,JohnnyO19, Cutthroat & wife,yes it was cold ,very cold when the wind blow, despite that cold wind,I had a good time,and I learnd one thing about Icefishing,among many other things and that was bring something to seat on, again you guy's where ''GREAT"and thanks for leting me use of some of your equipment.

Maybe, you guy's can give me some inf.about buynig my own stuf,like rods,tackel,auger, auger blades, I liked that Handauger,was it a 6'blade and I am definitely get me a sled. Hopfully we can do it again, FOW=Fun on Water.
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Hey Elvis, it was great fishing with you too! If you are talking about the auger with the towel around it, that was a 8-incher. It's amazing how great new blades are. We have to get together for a good old sauage fry! ( man did I ever get hungry on the way home!) And by the way , I found the $ ! Thanks alot, and I hope to fish with ya soon!
 

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Elvis, You could have used my bucket. I use a folding chair, and my wife doesn't sit much. Maybe next time - unless you bring your own seat.

If you're talking about my hand auger, it's a 6" Mora that I bought a separate "double-offset" handle for. Also, Jet Sled Jr. is only about $20 at Jax, and slides like a charm.
 
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Elvis, You could have used my bucket.  I use a folding chair, and my wife doesn't sit much.  Maybe next time - unless you bring your own seat.

If you're talking about my hand auger, it's a 6" Mora that I bought a separate "double-offset" handle for.  Also, Jet Sled Jr. is only about $20 at Jax, and slides like a charm.
Thank you Cutthroat, for the tip is it the same as yours??liked your's, I'm going to Jax after work and check it out.
and I think I will get a 8"blade .
 

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There is a huge difference. It just about killed me to cut one hole manually at the beginning of last season with an 8" auger in 24" of ice. With my 6" and double-offset handle, I cut many holes without too much strain.
 

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Theres a huge difference cutting a 6" compared to a 8" hole, or maybe I'm getting weak in my old age.
They are both right...huge difference...maybe the double offset handle would help...
 
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Trout,Cutthroat,zman,thank's for the info.on the 6''blade and the double offset handel.

Now I need some tips about Icefishing rods,lines,reels and etc. what you need to catch some fishies in the Wintertime.
Thank's
 

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Elvis, As far as Rods, reels and line, I use the same ones that I do any other time. I think most guys like to use the short ice rods and an open-face spinning reel. There may be some advantages to the short rod, like being able to fit them into a small ice shanty or carrying them in a bucket. A long rod can be used to point down the hole if there is a need to do so. The largest trout I ever caught through the ice hit the jig that was at the end of a 2 ft. Snoopy pole. I don't think the rod has anything to do with how the fish bite though. The line might. I don't like to use anything heavier than an 8lb and generally use a 4 or 6 lb. I don't want those fish to see the line while it is just hanging there. I make sure it is a quality line that does not cut easy. If you have a good fish don't try to lift him out of the hole. Sometimes you can get him up enough for someone to get a hand on him or under him. Having a good gaff nearby could come in very handy if you are planning on keeping the fish.
 

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i use the same lin that I use duing the summer preferbly a limp line. As far as short rods one of the biggiest advantages is being ablet to sit in an ice hut and then second its a lot easier ot land a fish by yourself with a short rod. I also just switch my summer reels over to my ice fishing rods never had a problem there either just a little extra work
 

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3109elvis said:
Now I need some tips about  Icefishing rods,lines,reels and etc. what you  need to catch some fishies in the Wintertime.
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Elvis, go to Jax or Sportsmans and look at their ice fishing combos. I suggest a medium-action rod. Light doesn't have enough backbone for a hookset in deeper water.
 
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