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Bring on the ice already!

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I know fall fishing and love that too but I had to get that out of my system. Ahhh much better.

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Im ready for the hard water also!!!!! Im going to get some new stuff this winter and I cant wait to use it!!!!!

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Grilled some burgers last night in the drive way. In between flipping them I was looking around the garage and there in the corner was my strikemaster. Filled that bad boy up with gas and fired it up just for fun. The smells and sounds of that thing running can bring a tear to my eye. My wife peaked out to see what all that noise was and just shook her head. 8 weeks to go if we're luck 'ol boy.

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We had a pretty good frost on the ground up here in Roseau this morning so Ice is on the way!!! laugh

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i am also ready for the ice already started the auger and already started buying small jigs and stuff

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I love ice fishing, but lets hold off on the ice for a couple months yet, I still got some good open water fishing to do!

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I've got the itch too, but there's this bit of awesome fall fishing to get through our systems first. At times I wish the fall fishing would last a little longer. But it does seem to make for a nice segway to the hard water!

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Fall fishing is great! But I'll take a nice early ice trip for monster gills smile

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Fired up the wood stove for the first time tonight...

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last weekend i set up the ice house to air out a bit. does anyone ever air out there ice house, stick a bucket in there and just sit for a while in the garage, or is that just me?

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I do it because the kids want to sit in it... smile

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I agree wholeheartidly, anyways i have been talking about ice fishing in class and no one really understands why i love the winter so much, and i tell them i love ice fishing. If there was one place that i could be any time any where it would be ice fishing. So then the second question that comes out of thier mouth after i tell them that is " why do you like ice fishing" and i tell them its just being out there away from everything. Ice fishing can be an extreamly social event and also a solitary thing it all depends on where you wanna fish, and if you feel like an adventure. It can be a run and gun event or it can be a pick one place, drink beer and wait for the fish to find you... I

I dont mean to hi-jack the thread but what do you all tell people when they ask you why you love ice fishing so much??

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What's not to like? Like you said you can head to a remote lake by yourself and get away from everyone, or you can rent a sleeper for a weekend with your best buds, play poker all night long, drink as many beers as you want to and not have to worry about getting a ride home. All while catching fish (hopfully). Heck some houses are like fishing in your living room. Plus what guy doesn't love to pee outside? And hey it's winter and what else is there to do? Also, everyone seems to have more free time in the winter. Summers are so busy with everyone going every direction.

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I've had an itch all summer for ice fishing. It's really starting to kick in now!!!

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I can't wait either. One thing that would help is, if you guys would post the ice map. I think that would help. Hehe.

I tell people ice fishing is like camping without the mosquitoes. You can sit in the ice house, grill running outside, and catching fish. Like mentioned above, it can be pure solitude or a party with a few friends. But most of all it is being in the outdoors and not stuck inside. Can't imgaine what I would do if I had to spend the winter inside.

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