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NavyFishin

Another dumb question....

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Ok, so here is a dumb one for you. What are some good tips on keeping your bobber and line thawed when fishing? It never fails that when I am out there, my line and bobber are solid within a few minutes. Any info is welcomed (i.e. different bobbers, line, etc). THANKS!!!

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Double that order on the Ice Buster Bobbers!!!

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If your fishing outside without a house, then i dont know. But if you have a house, and this is happening, pile up snow all the way around the house base to eliminate any floor drafts. Oh, and use a heater smile

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ya i need to pick up some of the ice busters as well...

would u recommend getting the bigger size??

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Nice thing about 'em too is that you can cut (or twist off) excess to suit your needs.

Seen them at FF too.

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Most bait stores have them now, yellow foam stick on a red clip.

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I think they are sold on the FM Outdoor Pro Store as well.

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I almost never use bobbers any more, I prefer deadsticking. If you use a line like gamma esp copoly or p-line flouro-ice you wont have issues with the line freezing. Just set it in a rod holder with the rod tip positioned over the hole and watch the rod tip.

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Get rid of the bobber all together if panfishing. Just use a spring bobber, can't beat them for lite biters. Otherwise jig it. If you do have to use a bob then go with the IceBuster, they work great in real cold conditions without icing up.

ole

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IceBusters are on order! Thanks. I thought this HSOforum was a great place for info. I just had no idea how expensive it would be! Between the Icebusters, Flutter Jigs, Arctic Armor, led lights, my wife is going to ask me to live in my little ole fish house. Actually, that doesnt sound to bad...

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JUST DEAD STICK IT. PUT A LIGHT ON THE TIP IF OUTSIDE AT NIGHT SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIGHT UP THE HOLE WITH A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP.

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[ my wife is going to ask me to live in my little ole fish house. Actually, that doesnt sound to bad...

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[ my wife is going to ask me to live in my little ole fish house. Actually, that doesnt sound to bad...

Ahh, living in the fish house, I suppose when summer comes it'll be the shed? LOL grin

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I love the Ice Buster Bobbers and use them frequently, but I too prefer to use a deadstick.

Here's a fun item that I recently purchased at the ice show.

Ice_Stopper.jpg

I haven't used it yet so I can't give a review, but I'm curious to see if it will keep my line free outside of the shelter on the colder days.

For $13 I thought I'd give it a shot.

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Ice Busters all the way for outside, also make sure you dont have any of the braided lines, as they will retain the water and then youll have a frozen spool. Use Good mono, and or some of the florocarbon.

Shawn

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yeah that looks interesting. for sure let us know what you think.

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