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If you could pick either to ice fish year around or open water year around which would it be?

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open, ice is for rookies!

haha jk, actually i am a rookie and am clearly not patient/rich/equipment wise enough for ice fishing..

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Ice fishing is the way to go, although the weather seems to be far worse during the ice season. Man, it would be great to be able to ice fish in 60 degree weather?
 

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Open water. ;D

I love making a long cast and having a fish hit my offering right off the bat. That long retrieve with the fish making directional changes and acrobatic leaps is an absolutely thrilling experience.

Also, there's much more daylight during the Spring/Summer.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy ice fishing, too. ;)
 

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ice fishing.... nothing like walking out on a lake at 5:00 in the morning with below freezing or even sub-zero temps. working your butt of to get the shelter up and a heater going. the sky starts to get a little light and the Macks "turn on"..... i think i am going to be sick for work tomorrow... ;D
 

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All you ice fishermen, good for ya, knock yourselves out and enjoy every minute of it that you can. I hope you catch tons of big ones and more power to you.

But just for myself, open water's gotta be the choice. I can do so many more things with it. Fortunately, there's almost always open water somewhere in this wonderful state, so everybody can have what they want.
 

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I'd have to pick open water as well, not only do I enjoy fishing open water by myself my family also enjoys open water fishing with me and I cant get them to even get out on the ice.
 

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Midnight on Pueblo...75 degrees mid summer and knowing you still have hours to fish...

Open water...ice fishing is just a placebo...
 

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open water. I have more options for more species. I do prefer to fish lakes on ice though, especially for pike. Even though numbers for pike are MUCH less through the ice, size is usually better. It is so much harder to spook the big ones. I prefer open water though because my favorite waters to fish are rivers, the yampa, the gunnison, the white, and the colorado specifically.
 

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I would choose open water, but I enjoy both. There are quite a few nice
lakes that aren't open in the winter.....(like Spinney and Quincy). I just
like to fish, period......
 
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