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robert1965

waiting for it to melt. ice out, spring, summer, fall soon hard water

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what do like the best? for me warm shack. beer in hand, Lowrance going nuts. I love the boat, but this is comfortable.

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I have turned into an ice guy more than an open water guy. Bugs are non existant, and not having to stand shoulder to shoulder at a hot spot are nice features of ice fishing

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I love living in Minnesota because of the change/variety of seasons. I also love the variety of fishing season as well - hard water & open water. It's harder to get burned out on either one. Can't really say that one is more of a favorite over the other.

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I use to be a open water guy, but over the last 3 years I would rather be on the ice. Mark me down as a ice guy for sure.

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OOOOO that is a tough one???? I like them both, but I think I catch more fish in the winter tho for some reason??? confused I have also been better on hard water

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What about the melt? I got into steelheadin this spring and it was a blast! I like ice fishin too though, as it seems that I catch more fish.

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I like em both, but I love sitting on the boat on a nice spring or fall day. Nothing tops that for me.

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Like many, I like it all, just like to be out fishing. I love fishing opener, love the first time I hit the ice... fall fishing on a beautiful day is hard to beat. Middle of the summer on a warm day with a nice wind dropshotting a rock pile is a ton of fun too...late ice with the sun beating down on you in a t-shirt is a ton of fun as well...

I cant pick a fave.

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As Deits said. I just cant choose! I am sad when the ice forms, and stops my open water fishing, but then am glad I can do hard water fishing. Then in the summer, I get sad that I cant be on the ice safely anymore, but then I am happy to get the boat out.

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It used to be ice fishing for me. But now that i have a boat i definitly dont want open water to be over!

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Ice fishing for me. I love sitting in the warm shack out of the wind with a cold beer in hand. Also camping out on the ic efor the weekend is m y favorite thing to do.

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With a name like ICE JOHN its got to be ICE first,soft water is rest time to ICE!!ICE JOHN

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Like everyone else here, I like both. It seems the hard water seasons offers more time for me to get out, so most years I am on the ice more than I am in my boat. However, because the summer is easier and more enjoyable for the kids and my wife, I enjoy summer the most. Nothing like watching my 3 year old swing a sunny over the side of the boat!

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I'm partial to open-water because I like warmer weather and I like the flexibility I have when fishing from the boat. However, with all the new ice equipment making winter fishing more comfortable I spend quite a bit of time on the ice.

I like to fish, and for me, fishing is now a year round activity.

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