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Cattin the Chain 2014

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DTro

Game On!

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brian6715

I was just thinking about this on my way home from work tonight... I can't wait to get after them!!

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JeremyCampbell

This will be my first experience catching cats under ice.I will be on the chain too for this.

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Rick G

Thank you, Darren smile This is my favorite annual topic.

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Brad B

Thank you, Darren smile This is my favorite annual topic.

mine too. can't wait for all the reports. anyone feel like starting a poll as to when they think the chain will be iced over. I am hoping by mid December. thinking I would like to be on horseshoe or long on or about December 15th if the weather cooperates and we get walkable ice by then.

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mncountryboy92

yea buddy its that time of year cant wait until first ice im jacked hope to bust pulling over 300 throw the ice this season i think i caught about 200 something last year can't wait for ice fishing!!!!

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Rick G

yea buddy its that time of year cant wait until first ice im jacked hope to bust pulling over 300 throw the ice this season i think i caught about 200 something last year can't wait for ice fishing!!!!

Countryboy, haven't seen you around, where U been hidin' at?

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Tom Sawyer

Looking forward to defending my reign as 2012 Cool Cat Champ. I wish replacing my Avatar was as easy as catching that fish was......

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mncountryboy92

been busy goose and duck hunting rick been awhile plus work construction most of the summer.

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Tom Sawyer

Looking forward to defending my reign as 2013 Cool Cat Champ. I wish replacing my Avatar was as easy as catching that fish was......
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Horseshoe_Don

And my dock is still in and will be for more than a week yet. I am ready for hard water, even designed a new ice fishing trailer for wheeler/snowmobile.

Don

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Stick in Mud

Looking forward to defending my reign as 2012 Cool Cat Champ. I wish replacing my Avatar was as easy as catching that fish was......

Them's fightin' words, Tom.

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Tom Sawyer

Them's fightin' words, Tom.

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Stick in Mud

Eh, probably not. Those ice kitties are smart fish....they know which lines to bite on in order to maximize their chances of getting away. grin

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Stick in Mud

(Note: That must be why I never catch any!!!)

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Big Dave2

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Naturboy

Eh, probably not. Those ice kitties are smart fish....they know which lines to bite on in order to maximize their chances of getting away. grin

That's good

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JeremyCampbell

Big Dave-It's cool to see a kid with a catfish,You don't see that often.My little girl is pretending to ice fish with her toys until ice comes around.

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Rick G

My little girl is pretending to ice fish with her toys until ice comes around.

I'm willing to bet there is a whole bunch of full grown men pretending they are ice fishing until the hard water arrives smile

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silverbulletguy

After is snowed the other day my little guy asked if we could go ice fishing yet. Gotta love it!

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Horseshoe_Don

As I was going across the lake to put the pontoon away for the season I decided to go over the meth hole with my sonar on. The area is full of cats in anywhere from 15 to 40 feet. They were very concentrated, now all we need is ice.

Don

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Tom Sawyer

Can a person park just south of the hwy 22 bridge, directly to the east of the hole, to walk out at first ice?

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Big Dave2

As I was going across the lake to put the pontoon away for the season I decided to go over the meth hole with my sonar on. The area is full of cats in anywhere from 15 to 40 feet. They were very concentrated, now all we need is ice.

Don

Who needs ice when you have a pontoon? How much do you charge for late season pontoon rides? grin

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Big Dave2

Big Dave-It's cool to see a kid with a catfish,You don't see that often.My little girl is pretending to ice fish with her toys until ice comes around.

He loves it and can't wait to do it again this winter.

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Brad B

Can a person park just south of the hwy 22 bridge, directly to the east of the hole, to walk out at first ice?

there are a lot of no parking signs along hwy 22. getting out there for early ice is tough if you don't have sled or atv. the walk from the winter access would be like a mile. regardless never drive or walk out from the summer access off of HWY 22 since it is right on the river and there is current under that ice and you could run into thin spots. plus that is at least a half mile walk or more too. a lot of people get set on fishing the meth hole but there is so many other spots on the chain that are good too and some of these are easier to get to if you are walking out on early ice.

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MikeH55343

I have been trying for two years to get Horseshoe Don to cut holes in the floor of his (wife's) pontoon.

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Horseshoe_Don

You can park south of the 22 bridge(not 100% sure, I will check) I have seen others do it but the bank is kind steep there.

And it my pontoon not my wife's and its put away for the seasson.

Don

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Rick G

I have seen many people park South of the 22 bridge and walk out first ice. Be carefully right there though, that shallow flat can have iffy ice in years when the water is high and there is above normal flow in the river.

Lol, lets ask Don's wife who's pontoon it is grin

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aanderud

We've parked south of the bridge (north of freemont road) in the past, and then walked between the islands and on toward the meth hole area. I'll warn you though that there are some shallow rocks between those islands and it can make the ice a bit thinner. Also, the bank is steep, so travel light if you don't want to have a hard time getting your gear back up to your truck afterward smile ... It's not a fun walk if you have 6+ inches of snow, I can tell you that. I've never felt so out of shape as doing that walk with 9 inches of fresh powder. LOL.

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bassfisher123

I can't wait for ice, lots of catfish !

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