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Rivernut

COLD!!!!! Is it worth it?

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I am off all week, is it worth heading out in below zero temps, and expect to catch some fish.

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these first couple days might not be the best, but it is going to heat up a little mid week

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If you have fish house and a heater I would fish for sure given a week off.

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I would go out for sure. Don't get me wrong, I love catching fish but just being out there is enough to get me out. Plus like Bob said... the fish dont know how cold it is

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Get out there! The cold will at least keep the loudmouthed morons at bay. They thrive best in 30+ degree temps and when the fish are biting...making it difficult for the fellow fisherman to have any success. I sure wish I was out there instead of in front of this computer.

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Fish when possible, as long as you can be sheltered from the cold.

Even on the slowest of slow days, fish can be caught somewhere, and if you dont catch anything, still better than doing most anything else if you ask me.

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Sounds weird but i have had my best crappie fishing when the temps have been colder than -20!! Drove for and hour to the lake, never seen a car on the road or a person on the lake and I have never seen (12+ inch) crappies bite like they did.

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I think it is worth it as long as the winds are pretty calm and you don't have to go too far out on the open ice. You would not want to be freezing before you even get your shack setup.

Went out in a one man flip over shack in this type of cold last year during the day. Was not bad at all, but I was able to drive in my car to my spot, no wind, nice and sunny out. No problems at all.

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You may or may not catch fish if you go out, but you definitely won't catch fish if you say home.

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I have some of my best fishing when it is very very cold out. The fish don't know it's cold but the people do. I beleive I do better when very cold cause there are a lot less poeple so there is a lot less noise. Bring on the deep freeze.

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THIS is the time we wait for....atleast for ice fishing. Take away 40+ mph winds, and these are perfect ice fishing days.

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Living in Nd this type of cold always creeps up on us. Just a little early then i would have expected. Fish away. seal the portable up tight, keep your feet of the ice and you should be fine. I will be out this weekend when it is a warm -1 degrees. Nothing like a day of shorts and t-shirts.

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Ok, ok, you talked me into it. I should have added that I, of course, picked up a cold over the weekend. First one in two years. Thanks for the nudge that I needed, small as it needed to be. I think Deitz had me at DUH!

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it is definitly worth goin fishin. get on a spot u know and do what u know. fish will bite just how many can u hook?

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Ignore the temp and watch the barometer. It has gone from 29.75 to 30.45 in the last 48 hours. The fish will have lock jaw. Wait until the barometer steadies out for awhile or try to catch the narrow window when it starts to drop.

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I don't care how cold it is or how many fish are caught, nothing beats sitting in a warm shack on hard water! Take advantage of the "vacation"!

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Sounds weird but i have had my best crappie fishing when the temps have been colder than -20!! Drove for and hour to the lake, never seen a car on the road or a person on the lake and I have never seen (12+ inch) crappies bite like they did.

dido I've had some good luck crappie fishing when everyone else is whining about cold temps. It's nice, lake to yourself, biting fish, cozy portable, go get em.

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I will have 11 days off starting Saturday. Trust me, regardless of the temp i will be drilling holes. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Then my wife is off work and i will have to be more accomidating to the holidays.

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Warm shack tv cold beverage possiblity of many big fish no rifraf no spouse what more can you want on vacation?

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Cold weather not slowing many people down in the Chisago area. Got home around 4pm and couldn't believe all the portables out on one of the lakes on a weekday. .... Man I GOT to get out, I live on a lake and still haven't had the shacks out, pretty pathetic!!

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