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Jim Almquist

Be careful what you wish for......

Enjoy the fall and all of its great things to do. Winter will be her soon enough and last a little too long.

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monstermoose78
4 hours ago, Jim Almquist said:

Be careful what you wish for......

Enjoy the fall and all of its great things to do. Winter will be her soon enough and last a little too long.

I hope I can ice fish in September and June 

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eyeguy 54

You need therapy moose :)

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

You need therapy moose :)

Yep I know I have ice fishing in every month except June July August and September 

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Wanderer

Moose - your wife is right!  LOL!!

I have to admit though, we're already talking about ice plans.  And the WE includes my wife.  Since we've been able make things more comfortable for her, she's been into it a lot more.

But the most I've done to get ready so far is make some coat racks for the wheel house.  Line and reel work is WAAYYY down the line for me!

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eyeguy 54

looks good for 7 fmers... ;)

 

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Wanderer

Yeppers!

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Tom Sawyer
On 9/2/2017 at 9:07 AM, Jim Almquist said:

Enjoy the fall and all of its great things to do. Winter will be her soon enough and last a little too long.

By far the best time of the year to wet a line is during the fall; sucks it is such a short season. Ice season can wait as long as it wants.  Thanks to climate change, it seems to get shorter every year...

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BringAnExtension
On ‎9‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 10:36 AM, Tom Sawyer said:

By far the best time of the year to wet a line is during the fall;

I spend as much time fishing in the fall as I do in the winter.  Lawn work slows down and unlike many people on here, I don't hunt.  So no lines at the access and I have the lakes (almost) to myself!

 

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Wanderer
12 hours ago, BringAnExtension said:

 Lawn work slows down

 

I can tell you don't have any oaks in your yard! :lol:

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monstermoose78

Let's open the freezer doors to cool get the ice rolling. I am ready for a killing frost hay fever season needs to end!!! Now!!

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BringAnExtension
16 hours ago, Wanderer said:

I can tell you don't have any oaks in your yard!

Not many.  Most leaves blow out of my yard after the corn is harvested.

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monstermoose78

I want a cold snap. I have been having a blast with ducks but I am ready to ice fish. 

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monstermoose78

It’s about time to get the fish house down and get those jig boxes organized again. 

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Wanderer
On 9/6/2017 at 2:45 PM, BringAnExtension said:

Not many.  Most leaves blow out of my yard after the corn is harvested.

Lucky! :D  I didn't even count the number of times I emptied the bagger on Saturday afternoon.  Tripled the size of my mulch pile.

@monstermoose78

You got me.  I was thinking about the same thing yesterday when I pulled the dock.

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eyeguy 54
24 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

It’s about time to get the fish house down and get those jig boxes organized again. 

set mine up a couple weeks ago for fun. no mice and just like new. :)  as for the jig box, it was used all summer. :):) 

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monstermoose78

Then it’s time make sure it’s full 

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BringAnExtension
6 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

as for the jig box, it was used all summer.

Same here!

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monstermoose78

I just know I can put the smack down on them crappies on a local lake. I also know I will get some nice gills as well. 

I was looking at batteries for my drill auger set up the A online place has 2 9 amp hour batteries for 199 that is what the 6 amp hour batteries were going for. Yes that means the moose will have 2 9 amp hour batteries for this winter.

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BringAnExtension
27 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

Lucky

Well if it makes you feel better, the same conditions that blow leaves out of the yard blow snow into the driveway in the winter.

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Rick G
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

as for the jig box, it was used all summer. :):) 

My ice jigs, short rods and Vexilar have been in use as well;) 

Not quite ready for ice though... lots of good open water yet this yr:) Walleyes and crappie will be putting the feed bag on before the end of this month:)

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rundrave

got a good hard frost in SE SD last night that should take care of the mosquitoes for the year. Getting closer :)

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monstermoose78

The pond had ice out about a foot. :) 

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Mike89

bird bath froze too....

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popriveter

Now is tough time.

I was watching bays ice over a week ago and they are wide open again this week. Could be ice fishing in 10 days, could be ice fishing in a month. Who knows?

I have a work trip to North Dakota in 2 weeks and I've been clinging to the hope they might be iced over so I can fish a little afterhours. Probably a longshot.

I've already spooled the reels, cleaned and organized the gear, charged the batteries. Trying not to fishing-shop myself into financial woe.

Even tried to celebrate open water by wading in neoprene waders and trying to find some sunfish on wetflies. No dice.

Ugh.

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