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Darkhouse Pictures 2007-2008 Season!!!!!


bassNspear

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Well boys and girls, the start is just around the corner, so everyone can place pictures here from and in the spear house. Please make sure that they are clean pictures as we all know that we cant have pictures of fish on the spear.

Please no pictures of fish on the spear.

Look forward to seeing some great photos for the season. Now we just need some ice. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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OH MAN!!! I love it. Do you mind if I steal your picture for my desktop? I need to take this sport back up. Can you guys take pictures just of your spear hole with your sucker and decoy this weekend for me? I just might need to get a dark house license.

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Just put our houses out a few days ago...5 inches of ice is "plenty".

Nice picture and a nice sized spearing hole...but my father is very "picky" about his spearing hole and if it wasn't perfectly square and not as big "as the wood", he is not happy. LOL.

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Just put our houses out a few days ago...5 inches of ice is "plenty".

Nice picture and a nice sized spearing hole...but my father is very "picky" about his spearing hole and if it wasn't perfectly square and not as big "as the wood", he is not happy. LOL.


I'm the same stubborn way. I've chipped away at the frame for too long, in one case slipping and taking a nice chunk off the house floor. At that point I knew I needed to cool it.

Great picture. Awesome clarity and color. Looks like somebody found the jungle weeds. That bluegill could be snack food or at least get a nice scratch on his sides if he doesn't get out of the way of that snot rocket!

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The blugill that you are referring to is actually a big sucker on a harness. I moved him when the snot rocket came in.

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How did you take such a clear picture? I have taken a picture like this, but it is never that clear...even though the lake is extremely clear.

Is the house dark inside when the picture is taken?

Also, is that a sucker in the middle of the hole or a sunny? I always use a live sucker and maybe a decoy with the live sucker.

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Wow, that's neat. Now I can barely see the line down to the sucker harness by the tines of the spear....How did you take such a neat picture? I get really bad reflection or nothing since it's so dark....

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good job.

didn't spear ... but landed 2 nice pike during the storm off the river in town.

no photos...the kids took my camera batteries (again)

very slushie today.

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The water wasnt the clearest but it was clear enough to spear in, my camera doesnt take pictures of how it actually looks. I was up by alexandria on this trip. I usually spear around Hutchinson but every lake around their you cant see 2ft down.

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Yea BassNSpear is right!!! There are a few key lakes around that hutch have are clear and have some big pike in them!! cool.gifsmile.gif

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Well lakes that I've speared in the past and that we checked Dec. 1 and 2nd for clarity were Hook, Jennie, Erie, Stahls, Greenleaf,French,Cedar,Wolf,Belle all cloudy. Those are the only lakes that I have Speared

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sorry to say, but you missed two key lakes in that area that have monster pike in them and they are always clear. Ill be there saturday on one of them, ill let you know.

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Here is a photo from 2007. Speared this nice northern on Lake Andrusia. Last year this photo had to be removed from the northern/muskie photo thread since there was so many emails disapproving that I had speared this fish. I speared another fish the same size the next morning. Slow spearing but worth it when a fish did show up.

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My roommate and I are heading out spearing for the first time tomorrow.

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Dude... I love the pic! Nice job!

Rules involving our fish pictures have "adapted" a bit since you last posted that photo I believe.

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Nice fish! I just bought a spear like the one in your picture. How did you attach the rope to end of spear? I tried to tie a knot in the rope once it was through the brass insert but then I couldn't get the knot to fit into the threaded shaft of the spear.

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I can't wait to get out on the ice. I started a new job so I won't be able to get out for awhile. To bad we got all the snow or we would be driving out by now. So keep those reports coming.

Kyle

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openorice- All I did was tie knot and cram it in. I really like the spear, it is balanced nicely and like how the rope comes straight out. My bro and a friend have the same spear. My friend said that the Amish make these spears near his house.

I only spear out of a portable, out of my Otter Sled. This allows for me to try different locations and I can not "burn" a spot either. It is easy to punch a hole and spear for a morning then try to find the eyes in the evening.

I took my two roommates out for their first times this weekend. I have had good luck with seeing quite a few 6-8 pound fish. Sure exicting and neat to see a nice pike crush a decoy and be gone before the spear leaves the ice. I want to get as many people into spearing as possible. It is a sport that is fading with the old timers. It is not as "easy" as people think. If any one wants to go just let me know.

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Tie a knot at the end of the spear??

I found that makes a loud splash that can scare the fish before the spear gets there and can change how your spear goes through the water if you spear under the ice.

I make a long "U" with the rope and sew it together with fishing line. I then burn the ends with a match so the rope won't unravel (sp?).

Anyone else do this? Anyone else spear at fish that are not quite in you hole and still get them?

Spearing is not easy and takes LOTS of practice. I have a contest every year with my father on who has the best percentage in spearing (fish speared...fish missed). I am 5 for 5 this year...he is 8 for 9. He rarely misses, so I feel good now. Maybe I won't go the rest of the year : )

I have yet to "beat" him.

One year I had 30 norhterns before I missed my first one...and he still beat me. I don't spear or fish as much as I used to though...but he goes quite often yet (being retired). The "contest" is just not the same anymore.

My wife and two nephews just started spearing. They are getting good, but can't get over with how good their grandpa is.

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Well lakes that I've speared in the past and that we checked Dec. 1 and 2nd for clarity were Hook, Jennie, Erie, Stahls, Greenleaf,French,Cedar,Wolf,Belle all cloudy. Those are the only lakes that I have Speared


Those would be my lakes also for big pike. There are huge pike in Washington (clarity issues), Stella, and MB, but in my mind, not worth the effort.

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