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Lake Loramie State Park / Re: Lost 5" Lazer Auger
« on: February 09, 2022, 08:44:19 AM »

Lake Loramie State Park / 2/07/2022 ice conditions
« on: February 07, 2022, 06:12:20 PM »
I went to Luthman's after work, ice was double layered on the west side of the bridge, the water clarity was heavily stained with about 1-2" of visibility. I drilled about 11-12 holes from depths of 6-9', really didn't mark a lot of anything, and the marks I did have were hanging on the bottom. I tried everything from vibes, pimples, jigging raps, and several others, I tried dark colors to light, the only thing I could pull them off the bottom with was tungsten jigs tipped with waxies, but no hits. I walked off the ice at 5:30 and 1 guy was walking on the east side. There were 2 shanties up near the houses on the west side of the bridge, they were there when I got there and still in the same spot when I left, but they lived right there. going back tomorrow after work, same place other side

Lake Loramie State Park / Re: Ice conditions?
« on: February 06, 2022, 04:40:28 PM »
I'm headed over there after work Monday, I'll check Luthman's , hopefully these past 2 days will lock it up again

General Discussion / Fishing etiquacy 101
« on: January 27, 2022, 09:09:09 PM »
A rant and a question, I show up at the lake today with about 3hrs of fishing time, I go to my favorite spot and no one is there and no tracks in the snow, so I've got my honey hole to myself... or so I thought. I got my gear out, walked out and a truck pulled up, 3 guys get out of the truck as I start drilling my 1st hole, I always drill about 8-10 holes in a straight line at different depths. I get done with the 8th hole and start cleaning them out, I no sooner get the first 4 holes cleaned out and these 3 guys jump on the first 3 holes I cleaned out, the dude actually walked out there and said to his buddies, hell here's open holes, good place to start, I turned and told them I just cleaned them out, the dude replied quickly and said," thanks" . Rant over... question to all, would you drop in uninvited or drill your own holes. I've been doing this over 40yrs and this was a first for me

General Discussion / Re: Indian Lake page
« on: January 26, 2022, 08:26:14 PM »
I tried everything... still can't post on the Indy page and can barely read any post, it comes up in the old format..... I guess I'll just use FB

Lake Loramie State Park / 1/26/2022
« on: January 26, 2022, 07:33:06 PM »
Went to Earls after work today, there were 3 other guys out by Lotus Cove. I drilled holes in 3-6 fow , marked quite a few in the 6' and they came in suspended as shallow as 2' on the vex. From 3:30 pm -6 pm I caught about 20-30 gills and 1 crappie, gills were mostly dinks with maybe 4-5 solid keepers, crappie was a potato chip. I tried several different colors and they all seemed to work as long as it was glow white with a blue head, other than that, I could get them to come off the bottom but not hit it at all, the suspended fish nailed it right away. Getting off work at 3 doesn't give me a whole bunch of time to explore the lake, but tomorrow I'm going to try the Luthman area and see what might be biting there, near the bridge has been a hotbed for crappies in the evening and of course saugeye as well, I'm just not sure if it's safe or not. Good luck and hope to see someone out there fishing

Lake Loramie State Park / Re: 1/16/22
« on: January 17, 2022, 07:09:53 PM »
I went to Earls around 3 pm when I got off work, I fished in the deeper water off the pads, as soon as I dropped the vex in, I marked fish, but sadly I only managed 6 gills and 3 dink crappie, I left at 5 pm and no one was around me..  This was today 1/17

General Discussion / Indian Lake page
« on: January 11, 2022, 06:36:20 PM »
I've tried posting on Indian lake tab, can't start a new topic, and very hard to read other posts on the page because it's all scrambled up.... is it on my end or the page?

Lake Loramie State Park / Ice conditions 1/11/2022
« on: January 11, 2022, 06:32:00 PM »
I only checked a few spots and saw 1 guy at Earls, I tried punching on but with 1-2 hits my spud popped through, talking with the guy who runs the dredger over there, he said the edges were open on Sunday, and from just looking at the lake, you can definitely tell the edges are of different thickness. Obviously, you can get on...but I really didn't feel the urge to polar plunge today and opted out.

General Discussion / 1st ice
« on: January 08, 2022, 05:16:27 PM »
I won't say the lake because I can't post on it, but I went out today for the 1st time this season, the bite was okay but really couldn't get to where I wanted so I decided just to catch the dinks, check my gear and reflect on years gone by as I stared out the shanty and watch guys and gals of all ages walk out on the ice ( 3-4" at best).  Two of my old reliables have passed, not dwelling on it, just remembering some of our fun or funny days, so, sorry for the long read. George, he was about 80yrs old, we left the house and man was it cold, windy and just plain nasty out, we got on the ice right before sunrise, George didn't like fishing out of a shanty, so even at 5-6 degrees, I roughed it with him, it was one of those days, dropped the vibe in and.. slam, 1 pig on the ice, 5 minutes in, within the hour I was already on 4 eyes and George had 2, I got my 5th and I noticed George was curled up in a ball obviously he wasn't fishing anymore, I walked over and the poor guy had snot running down his nose almost stringing to the ice, shivering like no other, I asked him, " George you ready to go home", he looked me straight in the eyes and said, " hell yes, I thought you'd never ask" I walked him off the ice, started the truck and got him inside, then I gathered up all our gear, tossed it in the back and we headed home. On the way there, George, with this cold wrinkled face, said, " Dan, you can have all my gear, I'm done with this, I can't take the cold anymore"  I tried to give it to him when we got to his house but he had none of it..... I hung his gear up and retired it as well...

General Discussion / Firefish
« on: October 09, 2021, 03:52:02 PM »
I'm sure by now everyone knows we lost Dan Shuga aka Firefish, Dan was a hell of a good dude, we started ice fishing together way back in the late 90's early 2000's, we fished Indian, GLSM, Loramie, Kiser, and a few others. I couldn't imagine the amount of fish we pulled through the ice and we always had a great time. Sadly last season we never fished together and oddly after fishing all those years together, getting breakfast and lunch at various places around the lakes, I met up with Dan at the Pro Bass at Indian, he was working and I walked in, sen him and asked him," Hey dude, what's up, ready to hit the ice", to my surprise Dan looked me dead in the face and said, " Do I know you, have we met before?" I thought at 1st he was joking but he kept asking, I finally said, " Dan, you have my number in your phone" he scrolled down his list and said, " Damn, I guess we must have met before" I dropped the conversation about knowing or not knowing because I could see it really disturbed him that he couldn't remember my name, we went on to talk about ice fishing things and parted ways. My wife happened to be with me and seen it threw me for a loop, I told her in the truck that something was seriously wrong with Dan and I could see it in his actions, sadly Dan passed earlier this year. Ice fishing won't be the same this season, he was the only dude who would fish sun rise to set with me and do it again the next day. Miss ya Bro, till we meet again!

General Discussion / Re: weather change
« on: February 24, 2021, 03:51:33 PM »
I wrapped up my season Monday, wading in 4" of water and  sitting in 6" just ain't on my bucket list, I've seen the under side of the ice and it's kinda eerie under there, but I know some will still wander out on the ice and then wonder wtf was I thinking.. I did start me a little cash stash Monday for a new toy for next season, I will be toting the Garmin Livescope  next year and give it a whirl, anyone interested in helping out the cause,  send me a PM and I'll gladly except cash ... lol

I started out on Indian this morning, on the lake by 5 am, drilled 2 holes, got set up and I was sittin in 4" of water before I knew it, not the best conditions when you're on the ice. The wind was blowing but the rain had stopped, unfortunately, the more I sat there, the deeper the water got, some might call it safe ice, but my ass walked off Indy by 5:45 am as I knew I had to cross moving water. I thought about trying other places on Indy but everywhere I went, the top of the ice was slushy so I headed to Loramie, tried Earls Island but it was the same, I drilled 2 holes, dropped the lines in and the water poured out of the holes, ugh, I left and tried fishing off a dock but marked zero fish. I drove to GLSM, drilled some holes at the sailboat club, the water-stained, marked zero fish, moved to Andersons, drilled several holes, marked zero, caught nothing all day. I probably could've done okay at Indy as I was marking fish, but having been on the wrong side of the ice before, I decided to go on the safe side, tuck my tail, and head for safer ice (none really to be found). Stay safe fellas, that bucket of fish really isn't worth risking your life for...

General Discussion / Indian lake
« on: February 21, 2021, 11:07:15 PM »
Headed there tomorrow, itís been a while since Iíve been on the ice.... probably my last hurrah for the season

Ice Gear for Sale / Re: Clam 360 hub
« on: February 16, 2021, 06:39:41 PM »

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