Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
kr8r.tom

the basics

11 posts in this topic

do any of you guys ice fish the old fashioned way anymore,most of the topics are about electronics,rods/reels,fastest auger ect.

i'm not against the newest equipment and it's fun to have, i do have a cheap camera i got from menards for $70 i use to see what the bottom looks like and i have the power auger.

i still check my depths with a lead weight and what i really like about icefishing is pulling fish, especially big fish, through the hole by hand, feeling the line stretch and the fish making it's run and setting the tention by hand. alot more satisfying than a rod and reel for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kr

for many years I fished that way, but with the sport grouping by leaps and bounds, we need to get better at it, the new gadets help. even with all the electronics and fanncy lures, rods, and reels you still can not make them bite. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom,

I miss those days. Dad would bring me out with minimal equipment and we seem to catch fish. I think, if I remember correct, that many times it took us the first hour or so to find the fish.

I have finder, power auger, sled and all the goodies. With the kids in all the activities and my 10 year old as my favorite fishing partner, time is really short for us and I find that it is a time saving thing for me.

I hate to think about it, but my lack of time doesn't allow for me to pass on some of the things I learned from dad. Problem is I've been fishing so long with the bells and whistles, I probably forgot most of the tricks I was shown.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Opsir, I guess you haven't seen the new Make Em Bite 2000 from Icetronixs

The fish don't stand a chance! grinwink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how many people are Googling Icetronix after reading that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly don't ice fish withough my flasher. If I forget it, I go back if I'm close enough. I have once had to fish with the bottom bomb and didn't do nearly as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its kinda like hunting. You can use the latest and greates bow and kill a deer at 50 yards with 350 fps or use a long bow were you need the deer within 15 yards. It all depends on how traditional you want to be with your outdoor sports. Hunting I like a little more traditional, fishing, I need batteries!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to admit I use my noodle rods more so and catch more fish then i do with my pflueger presidential setup. And when the little fellas bite, feels like there hammerin at my bait. But nothing more exciting then:

Getting a bite

rod bending almost completely in half

throwin the rod down on the ice and grabbin the line to pull the fish through the hole.....

Untangling the line (yea, not too much fun though!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just chum and club em as soon as I see them. and then drag them back to the cave by there fins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once in while we will use the rattle reels no electronics and play texas hold-em while drinking to much beer. Does that count as old school. It does for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once in while we will use the rattle reels no electronics and play texas hold-em while drinking to much beer. Does that count as old school. It does for me.

well ik that there are many generations out there of people that drinking well fishing is old school but most of my family played buck (pheffer) or cribbage

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • MCI:   Sorry, but Waylon's only interests in life are ducks and my dirty laundry. I didn't start really getting into the shed hunting until recently so I didn't train him for it. I will probably do so with my next pup. He just tags along.   With the increase in popularity of shed hunting there is plenty of information out there. I know a few shed dogs and I know it's not as easy to get them excited about old bone then about a nice stinky duck, but definitely possible. The guys I know also compete in local shed competitions (staged courses) , so if you look into that type of thing there should be a group of guys with a lot of knowledge.
    • Trump is the enemy of the truth ! 
    •   Shouldn't be hard to come up with a way to fill a 1/4 inch gap, it seems to me.   Rip some strips of something, maybe even that synthetic decking, trex or something.    Then you could have the vinyl
    •   *marks "leech brings up someone's location as evidence their opinions are not relevant" on sillytown bingo card*   I'm one "big dave says you just don't understand freedom" away from a BINGO!
    •     ........if you are member of the LIVs. My 2nd graders think I am really smart at math as well. 
    •   No, but they wouldn't send them all to Belle Plaine where all the bleedies will take care of them, so what are we going to do? Man your pulling everything out of the old Libertarian hang book tonight.
    • Manafort was dumped quicker than a cheap date.   #pence2018
    •   No and no, I read it closely, but down here I shoot first then ask questions.                          
    •   Nice try.   You want me to rip apart your beloved Portugal?  There are hole everywhere.   First thing is first. This is a government policy, so this comes into play faster then a bullet..   " ...many of the problems stemmed not necessarily from a disagreement over the facts but a disagreement over which facts matter when it comes to interpreting the effects of decriminalisation."   Just like you Dave, only using the facts that fit your narrative.     HIV - down yes.   Due to eradicating drug dens, availability of needles, health awareness.   Deaths, over dose - yes (arguably)   Due to access of real drugs, not designer, dangerous synthetic weeds.     Homicides - yes/no Also there is no data collected for drug related homicides.       Drug users are not deemed criminals but as sick. Which immediately becomes a public expense.       -"" Goulão himself is skeptical of some aspects of marijuana reform in places like the United States, which he says can conflate medical use with recreational markets. "Sometimes I feel the promoters of this discussion are mixing things together using a lack of intellectual seriousness (Big Dave & Purple)," he said.""     This is just in 5 minutes, I'll go on doing this all day long. Leave you laying on the floor.   By the way, you just cut and paste articles. In no way way have you presented an intelligent reason why decriminalization would curb drug use.   Keep pasting,       

    • Come on Del like any good law we have to pass it to find out what is in it.
  • Our Sponsors