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Offline DRY

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The "Ice Man" cometh
« on: January 11, 2022, 08:57:11 AM »
Sad for me...happy for the guys who like to stand on frozen water.

Can't get much lower than this....



I'll be sipping on hot cocoa, feeding the birds and watching Hallmark movies for the next 6-8 weeks...

Enjoy the ice!!!



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Re: The "Ice Man" cometh
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2022, 10:31:03 AM »


I'll be sipping on hot cocoa, feeding the birds and watching Hallmark movies for the next 6-8 weeks...


Your wife controls the remote?   ;D

Seriously though, it is said that the bite can be good after a warming trend for a few days.  How high does the water temp need to get?  If it is at 34d is a rise to 37d enough or does it need to get closer to 40d?

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Re: The "Ice Man" cometh
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 11:02:15 AM »
Remember that guys catch fish through the ice so as long as the river is flowing open you can catch fish but you have to be at the right place at the right time. That being said, here's how long the average freshwater fish can go without food: A healthy, grown-up fish can go from 3 days to 1 whole week, without eating any food. Some fish species can even live for more than 2 weeks without eating. The question is. Can you let your lure sit motionless on the bottom for five to ten minutes or more until the fish decides it wants to eat your lure?

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Re: The "Ice Man" cometh
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 01:00:37 PM »
Too cold for me also! Much ice on the river? I do enjoy your bluebird and backyard pics!
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Re: The "Ice Man" cometh
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 01:45:04 PM »
Yes bill im going tomorrow, to be on the ice is nice

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Re: The "Ice Man" cometh
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 04:12:45 PM »
I drove across the Wade Bridge today.  While not frozen solid the river had a lot of ice in it all the way across.