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Spearfishing - Where are you now?


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Muskie entering hole     She came back a while later and was in and out for the last hour of my last sit of the season     Pike sampling a decoy  

I got a DL Smithing spear this weekend. 

Thanks MJ - you too.   I finally got a hole cut yesterday.  No luck while exploring a new lake but at least it got the blood flowing again.   Plus I got to swim the last two Grumpy

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I made a trip to town to get some carpet and lumber. I'm changing the hole location in my 6x8 perm. I have the hole in the end right now and going to change it to a center hole so 4 of us can sit and watch. That is tomorrows project.

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Just got the house set up on Lake George in St Francis. Waters nice and clear slight green tinge to it.

17 1/2" of good clear ice.

First decoy in the water... Baby Dorkfish...

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Headed out to set my perm house.

I got the remodel project done yesterday. Now 4 of us can sit and watch.

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Just got the house setup on a metro lake with lots of company around me we will see how this goes

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Thanks Gordie. The big gator had a 10" largemouth in it. We put to 30's on the ice too. Great day to be out there

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That's a beauty Muskie03.

I'm out on the lake in the shack. I love this cold weather it keeps the crowds away.

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Good luck MJ. How do you like the new hole placement?

Works great. 4 of us in here today and we can all watch.

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Do you have 2 doors MJ or is there room to walk around the hole? Won't be this year but I would like to build a 6x8 at some point

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Do you have 2 doors MJ or is there room to walk around the hole? Won't be this year but I would like to build a 6x8 at some point

One door. There is enough room to step across the hole. Your left foot is on one side of the hole and your right steps over. I attached a grab handle on the wall so you have something to hold onto when you cross. I guess ideally two doors would be nice but this set up works just fine.

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I have yet to get out once this year. frown

I doubt my husband and I will even put the permanent house out. I'll just spear out of the portable whenever we go.

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We were going to chase flags today but decided to not fight the cold. We chose the warm spear shack instead. I'm glad we did we've seen 5 different pike in the first half hour.

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I finally got out today, but the pike weren't moving. Saw 2 small pike, and some really nice bass. Hopefully tomorrow will be better on a different lake.

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Me, Moll, and Joe had an awesome day on the ice. We seen lots of different pike including some pushing 30" and one over that. We just watched and let them all swim to grow bigger for another day.

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I finally got out today, but the pike weren't moving. Saw 2 small pike, and some really nice bass. Hopefully tomorrow will be better on a different lake.

I stuck around till a little after 4 never saw a fish after you left not even bass

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I have yet to get out once this year. frown

I doubt my husband and I will even put the permanent house out. I'll just spear out of the portable whenever we go.

My house is out and your neighbor knows where it is so use it.

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Me, Moll, and Joe had an awesome day on the ice. We seen lots of different pike including some pushing 30" and one over that. We just watched and let them all swim to grow bigger for another day.

Isn't it fun just playing with the big ones and bringing them back in time after time,

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Thanks for the offer. I had my house on that lake last year and didn't have much luck. I haven't decided on what lake I wanna try, but maybe I can convince the hubby to cut me a hole.

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Thanks for the offer. I had my house on that lake last year and didn't have much luck. I haven't decided on what lake I wanna try, but maybe I can convince the hubby to cut me a hole.

Bring the house and a auger and I will cut the hole. We could use a couple more houses to circle the wagons and keep the tipup guy's a bit farther away.

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Got out this morning from about 8:30-11:00. Had a muskie swim through right away, and then nothing for a long time. Eventually a couple of pike came in and gave me some action.

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Staring through a hole in the ice.

Happy New Year wish I could be doing that, but I can hardly walk so I have to sit at home and go stir crazy mad

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