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Indian Lake / Indian Lake Ice Report 2/1/2018 - The Freeze Begins
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:13:20 AM »
Hi All,

I drove around the South Side of the lake yesterday - hereís what I saw:

- Lake ridge Island/Moundwood to Russellís Point/Orchard Island is wide open
- Docks close to Moundwood are locked in still
- Moundwood had a 100yd streatch of ice in it (probably came off the main lake)
- Spillway flow and level have fallen - water looks clearer
- Russellís Point/Orchard Island to the West Bank is still locked
- Paradise Point is locked still

I was surprised at the open water at the Moundwood side of the lake.

We are now going into a cold spell again. We woke to 10F this morning and the high winds weíve had for the past couple of days have died down. The long range is showing a mix of highs in the 30s/20s and lows in the 20s/teens/single digits. Itís not going to be as cold as the last two cold spells but, enough to give us good ice I believe. If we donít get out this weekend we will by mid week next week.

Iím going to check out Long Island tonight and try to spud out onto the ice. Iíll let you know what I find.

Andy


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Regional general conditions reports / Re: NE Ohio 1-31-18
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:36:39 PM »
Great catch...looks like you had a good day!

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General Discussion / Re: Sportsmans direct is not coming to expo
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:22:48 PM »
I called sportsmans direct and matt i believe it was answered and informed me today they are not going to return to the expo this year. I told him for whats its worth there was alot of guys looking forward to checking out the goods and scoring some. They said they simply had too much going on and it was all on the site...also on a positive note he said its on fire on st clair everwhere 10 inches of good ice

Thatís a shame and maybe a loss to them. I remember quite a few folks, myself included, buying Gruv jig boxes for $10 and then going around the corner to Sportsmanís Direct and filling them with $100 - $200 of jigs. I also remember trying to explain that logic to my wife when I got home.....she didnít get it.

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Pro's Pointers / Re: Short Rods 17Ē - 18Ē
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:11:26 PM »
I like the way you think!!!!  I can always use more. 5 in that size just isnít enough!  ;D

LOL!

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Pro's Pointers / Re: Short Rods 17Ē - 18Ē
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:44:36 PM »
Iím staying out of this one! ;D

Joel, they all have them....just think of a new St Croix, Frabil, Clam, HT Enterprises, No 8 Tackle Company or, 13 Fishing short rod. Think of the enjoyment youíll get out of one. Think of the extra space in your shanty when you go from 24Ē to 18.Ē Think of the reduced stress on your wrist as you jig with a lighter rod. Think of the magic glide up and down as you jig. Think of the extra catch and the lighter bite youíll be able to detect. Think of the the fight with the shorter rod. Think of the view of that fish coming into your ice hole. Think of how you caught it with your short rod. OMG you need one, you have to have one. Even though you probably have a few....you need one more!

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General Discussion / Re: IFO Website Activity
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:44:18 PM »
Sometimes I want to join a conversation on here but am hesitant to do so because I feel like an outsider intruding on a conversation amongst friends.

Feel free to join in and donít hesitate. Being a member of the site means you are a friend of IFO. There are a lot of members I havenít met either. Everyone joins in the discussionsand respect differing opinions and views.....this is what makes the site great.

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Pro's Pointers / Re: Short Rods 17Ē - 18Ē
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:31:02 PM »
I can go through the rod bags and see what I have, there must be something in there. I'm sure there are some old school ones that would be reels taped on. I'll check tomorrow and let you know.

Itís ok Bobby, I have a couple to look at at the show. Whatevver I get I want to put on the St Croix style spring bobbers because I like them. I have figured out hoe to do that...

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General Discussion / Re: Does anyone ever use the chat on here?
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:31:21 PM »
We used to have Monday night chats, guys would log on and talk about the fishing they did over the weekend. It was a fun way to waste some time

Should we start it up again?

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Pro's Pointers / Re: Short Rods 17Ē - 18Ē
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:30:27 PM »
I went on the manufactures sites and most of them have the shorter rods. It seems that a lot of the online stores donít carry them hence thinking the pickings are slim.

Thanks for all the advice on this guys!

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General Discussion / Does anyone ever use the chat on here?
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:17:47 PM »
Just wondering, maybe we could organize a weekly chat session?

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General Discussion / Re: IFO Website Activity
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:27:32 AM »
I just did my good deed for the day and posted our logo on a couple of FaceBook sites; Ohio Ice Fishing, Indian Lake Fishing. I suggest doing the same if you are members of different groups on FaceBook....

Andy

Getting a few likes.....but whatever. Sometimes Cozy is good!

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General Discussion / Re: Fishing Expo
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:16:26 AM »
Iíll be there every day. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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General Discussion / Re: IFO Website Activity
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:05:20 AM »
I just did my good deed for the day and posted our logo on a couple of FaceBook sites; Ohio Ice Fishing, Indian Lake Fishing. I suggest doing the same if you are members of different groups on FaceBook....

Andy

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Alum Creek Dock Tournaments / Re: Back to the docks it is then....
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:47:49 AM »
I am shocked and amazed you haven't caught a mud puppy.

 I miss my pet puppies!

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General Discussion / Re: Optimism?
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:01:22 PM »
Hoping for another round of ice on Indian. Haven't had enough ice time yet.

Plus you and Aaron have to come and hang at mine!

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