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The Chase!

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 What I call and find most exciting about ice fishing, is the chase. Sure anyone can find the group, make a phone call and figure out where the fish are. To do your own homework, look at maps, go out the day before with a spud and vex, makes catching fish that much more rewarding. I have spots I know of that doesn't draw the crowds but produce fish 75% of the time but I am always looking and searching out the next honey hole. Most of the time my ideal areas don't pay off, but you never know till you try, who knows the next spot I try may hold nothing but 10lb eyes, then all those days of catching small crappie in a spot I thought would hold eyes will be worth it. Don't get discouraged if you don't find THE SPOT right away keep trying eventually you'll find THE SPOT you've been searching for. Just a thought, good luck and be safe.
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Well put Mr crv, that's then fun thing to me is trying new spots and new tactics to find fish and get them to bite, the thrill of the hunt keeps us wanting more, it gets in your blood!
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tell my spots to stop movin around   :P
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Couldn't have said it better!  The hunt is the most fun of all. I love it. Drilled all over before and thought some awesome looking spots would be great that were a bust, and then I drill a hole just because and I find the mother load in a place I would least expect. I love ice fishing!
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Good thoughts & insight.

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Absolutely! Gotta love a sport that keeps you on your toes


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ha ha ha ha   sometimes I'm kucky to keep my toes   ;D   
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Ice fishing is definitely more challenging than soft water fishing. You can't troll or drift vast areas  until you find fish. You can ice troll and drive around and find groups of people and pay lake them but there is no guarantee they are on fish. It is a great sense of accomplishment figuring out where the fish are on your own. Love it.


 


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