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Winter Small River Fishing

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My buddy just bought a house with the rum river running through it. He is right on a bend where it gets to 14 ft. I have heard that the fish pile into these holes in the winter, so I was just wondering if one this was true, and two if the ice gets to a safe thickness in the bends? Any help is appreciated!!

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Daze Off

It is true that fish in waters like the Rum seek out the deeper holes in winter. I am not an expert but I have been informed that river ice is notoriously dangerous and unpredictable.

Just my 2 cents.....

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Jim W

Please use EXTREME caution when walking on frozen moving waters!!!!!!!!

It can be done. If the river is controlled by a dam etc it is less safe.

Bring ice picks, spud bar and rope. Mor eimportanly bring a buddy along. NEver go alone on these types of waters!

If the current is slack enough ice should form good on the inside turn of the hole. This is where I would set up.

Better ice and less current and generally shallower.

Good luck and be safe about it!!!!

Jim W

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Moses2531

Hey thanx alot for the input!! Yeah, I will for sure bring along a buddy... Set up in the inside turn huh? Sounds good, I am going to wait awhile, but I will let you know how I do! Thanx again!

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Jim W

Moses,

Granted some holes aren;t on a "turn" so to speak, but a lot are. Those part of a turn might have better ice to work with.

Use your spud bar and sneak out a bit at a time.

I would also recommend the end of the hole for fishing as well.

Be safe, jig hard and Merry Christmas!!!

Jim W

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mistermom

The Rum is very ice-fishable. But again you have to be careful. I've ice-fished the park in Cambridge with a little success. A 14' hole should be good. Good luck!

mm

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