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Re: hardlife

Post by vaku » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:36 pm

That was very nice. Thank you for sharing that. Hardlife indeed.

Reminds me of ice fishing with my dad. We had a an ice house tho that was pulled out by tractor on Mille Lacs Lake in Mn. It had a heater and bunks. and a grill. it was heaven as a kid. we ice skated, ate hotdogs and stared down into the holes all day. good times.

I'm not so keen on being out in the cold like that anymore
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Re: hardlife

Post by LTFI » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:29 pm

Cool stuff! but fuk that looks cold, you New Englanders are nuts. I like how ice fishing gear reached its peak like 50 years ago, aint broke dont fix it style.

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Re: hardlife

Post by RockyMtHigh » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm

Great stuff! Stay warm
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Re: hardlife

Post by Lenny » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:20 pm

That actually made me want to get out on the hardwater this winter.
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Re: hardlife

Post by RaZ » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:52 pm

very nice work. seeing a pike warms my soul.

i spied a stockie rainbow in the bait harvest... i hope you had a quick strike rig in his ass!
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Re: hardlife

Post by chadroc » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:33 am

that stockie went right down a hole. to no avail. they only like fallfish.

by this point in february, you tend to get a little sick of the cold. keeping an eye on the ten day to see what's gonna maybe happen. ice fishing isn't really something you can get a quick fix on. it isn't like you can grab a rod and 2 streamers and fish for a half an hour to scratch an itch. it takes time, and blocks of it. i've been incredibly lucky this winter to have found a good number of blocks to fill with trips out on the ice.

you never know if it is the last one you are going to get, come late winter. and you start thinking about a real rod again. some years in march i am bass bugging, some years i'm still standing on some ice. we got a big january thaw after all that cold.

so we looked for walleye. it was fixing to rain. the ice was sloppy as hell on top, but a hard black 6" of ice below the slop. which i knew would hold through the rain. it was a useless night, but good company and good eating.

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then it rained like hell. then it immediately got cold again. i got out on a different walleye lake. the ice was beautiful. we got flags, just not any walleye.

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i sat there well into the wee hours and no blinking lights went up. worth a shot. worth a lot. so deathly quiet and calm.

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then it snowed again. my boy mikey blew out a skating rink on one of his ponds. so we all threw out some traps and let the kids skate and ice fish. its communal fishing this way, and very much fun.

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my boy gravitated to the side of the pond with the traps laid out. he and me, we two peas in a pod.

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i snuck out jigging for perch and gills. but i found mostly bass.

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after a while, i stayed at one hole and deadsticked. sat back and soaked in the quiet.

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the calendar flipped to february. one more pike trip was on tap. i got out with captain windflag, who showed up 4 hours late at 8am. he missed me getting bit off on a sunrise flag. luckily, he was well prepared to fish.

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it was super slow. windflag claimed a pickerel. we sat by the fire and bullshitted.

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no sooner had we begun to boil some sausages than i had a lunch flag. i thought it was a monster, but it was just a good fish.

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it was fixing to rain again, and that was it. we sat around and bullshitted till it was time to pull off the ice and go watch the super football game. looking here at the ten day, and its fixing to rain yet again, and i'm thinking that may well have been my last drag off the ice on what has been a very good winter. hardlife.

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enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: hardlife

Post by Honyuk96 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:55 pm

Dig it, very cool

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Re: hardlife

Post by pbrstreetgang » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 pm

It's like you are trying to make me like ice fishing, slyly.
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Re: hardlife

Post by fatman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:02 pm

pbrstreetgang wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 pm
It's like you are trying to make me like ice fishing, slyly.
yeah. except for the cold. :coffee
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Re: hardlife

Post by austrotard » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:30 pm

fatman wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:02 pm
pbrstreetgang wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 pm
It's like you are trying to make me like ice fishing, slyly.
yeah. except for the cold. :coffee
chance would be nice.
progression is not addition.
progression takes a cunningness, tact and a certain level of ruthlessness.
you'll find they go hand in hand as we poison their water, josh.

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Re: hardlife

Post by fatman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:27 pm

austrotard wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:30 pm
fatman wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:02 pm
pbrstreetgang wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 pm
It's like you are trying to make me like ice fishing, slyly.
yeah. except for the cold. :coffee
chance would be nice.
yeah, for 15 minutes ($5, btw)
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Re: hardlife

Post by austrotard » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:52 am

progression is not addition.
progression takes a cunningness, tact and a certain level of ruthlessness.
you'll find they go hand in hand as we poison their water, josh.

-anonymous mtice

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