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Rick G

Well, hope the title made you look😁. Getting real sick of the frozen tundra feel that has engulfed our neck of the woods the last week.  This kinda weather ain't much fun to be outside for more than a few min at a time... Starting to go a little crazy sitting around instead of being on the ice😒 Anybody making it out? 

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On Elysian, close to home, catching nothing not even a bite but kids are having fun eating pizza and watching movies. Mom gets a well deserved girls night. -9 now looks like-18 by morning. Hope the tr

Must not be crappies. They won’t come up to hit my jig. 

About 15 yrs ago did a two weeks in Baudet, major cold snap came through while I was there, temps dipped to -30s at night and daytime highs were in the -10s... we were young and full of stupid, that's

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eyeguy 54

I am getting recliner arse 

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Last night was a bummer only 2 lil bullheads and a couple baby perch thinking the lake i was on had a winterkill a few years ago

 

But Monday afternoon I killed it I was only out from 3 to 415 brought 7 crappie home and the another 30 or so back in, glad i started the heater before i dropped a line in

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My fingers can't handle the cold anymore.  Although I will admit I went outside during this polar vortex to cold cast some full rod set ups.  I bought the new Shimano Zodias rod a 7'2" ML with the new carbon monocoque handle and it totally blew me away at how light the casting motion was form initial load to end of cast motion.  There was almost no need to recoil the rod at the end of the motion it all wow!...This rod made my St. Croix Legend rods feels somewhat heavy.  The prior year Zodias model with split grip EVA foam handle didn't handle like that .  That was a $200 rod and it felt just like that.  This year's Zodias model with it's updated cosmetics and handle style is feeling way awesome.  And then my fingers would go stinging from the cold and I would run back inside.

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10 hours ago, slipperybob said:

My fingers can't handle the cold anymore.  Although I will admit I went outside during this polar vortex to cold cast some full rod set ups.  I bought the new Shimano Zodias rod a 7'2" ML with the new carbon monocoque handle and it totally blew me away at how light the casting motion was form initial load to end of cast motion.  There was almost no need to recoil the rod at the end of the motion it all wow!...This rod made my St. Croix Legend rods feels somewhat heavy.  The prior year Zodias model with split grip EVA foam handle didn't handle like that .  That was a $200 rod and it felt just like that.  This year's Zodias model with it's updated cosmetics and handle style is feeling way awesome.  And then my fingers would go stinging from the cold and I would run back inside.

@slipperybob. I was playing around with one of the Zodias models last summer, I did not like the way the reel seat fit in my hand, felt uncomfortable. I also thought it was a heavy rod, considering it's $200 price tag. Ended up with another st croix that trip.   Will have to check them out this spring if they changed the design. 

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smurfy

i have a couple custom made thorne brothers rods..and really like the cita reels.

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papadarv
16 hours ago, Rick G said:

Well, hope the title made you look😁. Getting real sick of the frozen tundra feel that has engulfed our neck of the woods the last week.  This kinda weather ain't much fun to be outside for more than a few min at a time... Starting to go a little crazy sitting around instead of being on the ice😒 Anybody making it out? 

Yep, my daily round trip to the mailbox 100 ft. from my front door is about the max I can handle. Defentely not looking forward to the 2 hour trip to Rochester Mayo today. 

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eyeguy 54
2 hours ago, papadarv said:

Yep, my daily round trip to the mailbox 100 ft. from my front door is about the max I can handle. Defentely not looking forward to the 2 hour trip to Rochester Mayo today. 

Good luck. Hope it goes smoothly for you. 

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gimruis

There's no way we were going to go the whole winter without an arctic plunge.  November, December, and January were all much milder than they usually are.

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smurfy
1 hour ago, gimruis said:

There's no way we were going to go the whole winter without an arctic plunge.  November, December, and January were all much milder than they usually are.

well we sure can dream cant we!!!!!!!🤣

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eyeguy 54

The vortex always sucks but gonna make for nice fishing in March. 😁

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eyeguy 54

Closed the blinds in the big windows. Stop some of that cold radiation. Go away cold!😂

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leech~~

Remember heading out the door at the Paddle Inn in Ely at -20 below once about 8 years ago. Pretty sure that an't happen again! 🥶  

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8 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Remember heading out the door at the Paddle Inn in Ely at -20 below once about 8 years ago. Pretty sure that an't happen again! 🥶  

i hear ya.....remeber many of them days at the cabin...no more either.

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1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Closed the blinds in the big windows. Stop some of that cold radiation. Go away cold!😂

your doing that all wrong. your supposed to open up all the windows to warm it up out side!!!!!!!!🤪🤭🥴

 

no i dont take my own advice!!!!!!🤣

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eyeguy 54

Nope. Went to red once about 30 years ago with a buddy. Portable and a four wheeler.  By the time we got there it was about 30 below. We went out and fished about two hours and the inside of house was white. Lol. What we doing here we said and went home. Wife said you guys are nuts when we got back. I said, honey, you are correct. Lol

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whateverisbiting

Two days before the plunge last week fishing picked up.  When it plummeted I drove out to the house instead of taking the wheeler so it did not seem so bad even at -10 but fishing shut down.  Have not been out since Saturday and it will be another week before I venture out again as the temps flirt below -20.  Its project time.

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eyeguy 54

Yep. Bored city 

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4 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Yep. Bored city 

Yes it is. Thinking of washing walls in the house bored.

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1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Nope. Went to red once about 30 years ago with a buddy. Portable and a four wheeler.  By the time we got there it was about 30 below. We went out and fished about two hours and the inside of house was white. Lol. What we doing here we said and went home. Wife said you guys are nuts when we got back. I said, honey, you are correct. Lol

My wife always says have fun fishing when I leave. And your Nuts when I got back! 😄

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55 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

My wife always says have fun fishing when I leave. And your Nuts when I got back! 😄

My wife can't wait till I leave.🥴😱

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eyeguy 54

Mine works to support my habbit. 😂🤪

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Here's to having Big balls and stupidity when your young! 👍👍👍

Or you would only have boring memories to look back on, as you sit in your warm recliner by the fire place when your old!  😊

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eyeguy 54

Getting out of my recliner by the fireplace. When it warms up!!!!😂

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23 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Getting out of my recliner by the fireplace. When it warms up!!!!😂

 

Well then your not old enough yet,  you must still be young with big balls and stupid then. 🤣

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