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I love ice fishing, but how many of you are like me and want to get the boat out again and be sitting out on a lake fishing in nice weather?
(hopefully catching fish!)

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Counting the day till the end of March and 10 days on the Rainy!!

Brian

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I can't wait coming home from work and looking at the boat in the garage it just looks so left out. come on warm Feb. days and then to the river we go!!!

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Counting the days!
I like the open water.A few skeeters is better than frozen fingers in my book.

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I really love ice fishing but I am kinda getting the urge to get the boat out again.
I cant wait for them early open water season crappies!

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Freshwater Drum (aka sheepshead)? -- Hmm ... haven't come across too many folks who rate 'em as favorites. Glad somebody gives those less charismatic fishies a little well-deserved attention.

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Isn't it a little early to start talking like that? Man! icefishing season isn't even to the half way point yet! You guys are in trouble!

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I wish the lakes would stay frozen over all year and that the wind would never blow more than 5 mph...
Winter fishing is by far my favorite past time...

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Ask me in January and I'll say no way. Ask me again towards the end of February and I'll agree.

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Fishing is far better in the ice-shack than in the boat. I know that I rather be swimming in the summer time, but a hottub would really feel good after a full day of icefishing. smile.gif

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I like fishing hard water, but LOVE being out in the boat. I would love soft water year round. At least the sport shows and boat shows are starting to give us open water guys a bit of a fix.

Dean Thorn

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Just the thought of me getting into a newer, larger boat this spring is killing me!!!!!!

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I'm with ya brother. Nothing better than spring time fishing! These -2 days are for the birds.

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Adam,
I am more at ease in open water... mostly 'cause I can bring along all my "STUFF"... which consists of way too many rods, too many tackle boxes, the wife & her stuff, the kids & their stuff... which barely fits in my 19 footer Alumacraft. Otherwise... I have to cram all my "stuff" all into an Otter Lodge to ice fish!
Reely... I have more fun, either way! I just like to get to go.
Catch'n
Dave Hoggard

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Are you sure you are from Mn?? Sounds like a question from a transplant wink.gif

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Warm days in March get the boat out of storage,
rivers are rising with no need to portage,
Pre-spawn Pool 2 walleye; harbingers of Spring......
These are a few of my favorite things....

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I was just talking about this with my fishing buddy. We fish together about 100 times a year and we spend most of the time summer fishing wishing we were ice fishing and then as soon as ice fishing we wish it were summmer. We decided that's why we love MN. When you can't catch any fish in the winter, you think of the times you got on them in the summer and vice versa.

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I just love fishing!!! I do not care if it is hard water or open water just get me out to the lake and let me fish. Both have there advantages and disadvantages but I really do not care as long as I am out on the water. The only time that really sucks is the transition periods where it is half ice and half open water.

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ohhhhhh Aquaman... don't get me going about those Pool 2 pre-spawn pigs!!!

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All summer long, I think about ice fishing. It has become my favorite thing to do. (At least, my favorite kind of fishing.) I enjoy the solitude alot. It's all vertical. No bugs except the maggots in the container. No jetski people. No boat to drag around and fill with expensive gas. No weed snags. The hum of the Vexilar. Unlimited ice for my cocktails. Good friends who enjoy the same things. Being totally honest, for me, it don't get no better than that!............T

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For now I'm happy with the ice! All I have to do is head out to the ice house and start the heater and I'm on my way! I can deal with the boat being in storage right now.

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