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crappie killa
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1/11/15 10:06 AM CST
Ice Depth: 7" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
Went out on 01/10/15 figured my buddy and I would try this lake for the first time. Only managed 1 rock bass 1 small crappie 2 big shinners and a small bass on a tip-up. We were marking a bunch of fish but couldn't get them to bite. Fished in about 13 fow just off the parking area. We kinda got out late in the day but from most of the reports ive read nobody is doing to good anywhere. Good luck and tight lines!

katspaw
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1/10/15 9:19 AM CST
Earlyretirement, thanks for sharing your fishing video on Lake George. As a retired professional photographer I always enjoy watching the creativity of others in sharing experiences through visual media. In regard to your question about how to eliminate the "glare" on your "depth finder" I would agree with you that the best way would be to set the brightness of your depth finder to a lower level if that is possible. I am guessing you are filming with a GoPro or a similar camera with an integrated light metering system. You could try adjusting the settings of your cameras light metering system but in filming in a dark tent, it is unlikely your camera can compensate.for the extreme contrast between the light on your depth finder screen and the low light of your tent. I have done similar filming using a Vexilar flasher and it films very well because the light is of lower intensity. Of course you can always open the door so that is brighter in your tent and your cameras meter will have less difficulty compensating but with the temps that we are experiencing I doubt that is a feasible solution. Hope that helps and we can see more of your fishing videos in the future. Please try to include your flasher display in your videos as I do believe it adds to the experience of the viewer.

Bass Pro
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1/9/15 1:55 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: Below 0° F
Earlyretirement, I was the other guy out there across the lake in the black Frabill. I thought with the drop in pressure that the fish would be snappin! Not the case... Lots of lookers. Had to move a lot! Seems like once I caught 3-5 fish out of one hole, the hole was dead. Small fish were in the shallower water and the bigger fish came from the 12'-18' of water. Once I found out what they wanted I could finally catch almost every fish I marked. The ticket was the smallest silver and pink tungsten jig I had with the smallest wax worm I had. I also had to squeeze the guts out of the tail of the wax worm to give it more action. If I had spikes I definitely would have used those. The best bite took place between 10am-1pm. Ended the day with 14 keepers which were: 7"-8" gills, 11" crappies, and 9"-11" perch. When I fillet my fish I always check to see what they have been feeding on so I can adjust my presentation for the next time. All of the perch were feeding on these small/skinny red worms. Might have to try a thin red plastic next time out.

Good luck out there, Bass Pro

earlyretirement
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1/9/15 8:03 AM CST
Ice Depth: 7"
Had 4 gills around 8 inches and some mediums. Fish shut off for me at 3:45pm.

report from 1-8-14, Tried fishing in the zero degree temps and the wind chills. Thought with snow coming through the fish would bite. Fish were lethargic. Moved about 20 times but all I could get was a few dinks. 3 or 4 7 inch gills, a 7 inch sunfish, and an 8 inch perch. Left before the sunset bite, but hey it was cold out there. Lake has kicked my but this year. Lots of small fish.

Not much to see as far as big fish on video. Anyone know how to get the glare off the depthfinder, so it shows up on the video? I moved the finder up closer to the camera by putting it on a bucket. Guess I will turn the brightness down and try that. Thanks for any help.

[This post was last edited on 1/9/15 at 8:18 AM]
KATfishing
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1/1/15 7:54 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
We also were out on Lake George today from 12 - 5 p.m. Creepers were a must in order to walk safely. The ice was crystal clear and while it appeared to be only 3-4 inches, I put a tape measure down the various holes we drilled and it was actually a solid 6 inches. My dad and I both fished with flashers and we didn't mark any fish until we moved into a 12 ft. depth and there were many fish to be found. The bite was on briefly from 3-4 p.m. and we came home with a few keeper gills and a couple of perch. We caught a Pickerel (first time for that) and a couple of very large shiners/small carp... could not figure out what they were -- we should have taken pictures and posted, but that was an afterthought. Fish caught on orange jigs tipped with waxies and spikes. Already looking forward to next time and guessing there will be snow soon. Dragging the shanty will actually require some effort, unlike today when it pretty much moved itself across the ice!

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catchandrelax
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1/1/15 4:54 PM CST
Ice Depth: 3" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Went fishing there today arrived about 1230 till 330 first time out this winter was a little surprised the ice was only 3-4 inches at the max..first time my wife and boys have gone in awhile and we're a little on edge of all the ice noise and cracking but had fun anyway nice and relaxing and quiet. .Although drilling a dozen holes without any hits..only put out 1 tipup without anything..hoping with a couple more days of cold weather things will be a little thicker and maybe with some snow one would be able to stand up a little easier and my shanty won't take off across the ice on its own Big Smile there was about three other groups of people out there they weren't having much luck either.good luck if you go there.i look forward to trying again.

fishfinder101
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12/5/14 12:46 PM CST
Havent been out there this year yet, but in the past we have had some good luck with crappies the first half hour of light and last half hour. Gills were more common throughout the day and also a lot of tiny perch the last few times. Its a fun little spot to fish once in while, but because its a small spot we tend to only fish it a couple times a year when we want to get away from the crowded other lakes. One year a guy actually caught a 28in walleye out of there i heard. more than like someone probably put that fish in the lake I'm guessing. good luck!

KATfishing
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12/5/14 12:25 PM CST
I should have posted last week since I asked the question about ice depth myself. Last Saturday and Sunday I fished George and there was 5-6 inches then, even in the center on 18 feet of water. Caught some gills and crappies both days, but the bites were light. I marked plenty of fish on the Vex, but more lookers than takers. I was fishing with white spikes and an orange jig. My dad fished another lake with waxies and limited out on gills. Thinking waxies would be worth a try on George. It's always peaceful out there. I like fishing some smaller lakes where you don't have to truck a mile to get to a spot. Good luck!

Walleye Wizard
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12/5/14 12:20 PM CST
Somebody fishing last night when I went to check ice on Swan.

kolkovich34
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12/5/14 8:55 AM CST
i'm about to head out there in a few with a spud to check the depths, i'll check off of P landing and from the west shoreline as well. I will keep you guys posted.

Update. Went about 100yds from P shore and had about 6inches of solid ice. It's good to go. Saw a blue 2 man clash ack setup from the west side and holes all over

[This post was last edited on 12/5/14 at 9:32 AM]
KATfishing
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11/27/14 12:36 PM CST
Stopped by Lake George yesterday. Looks like good ice. Wondering if anyone has been out to test it since those couple of warm days / rain early in the week. I was alone and not prepared to step more than 10 feet out. Wish I had brought a buddy, a spud bar and some rope. Anxious to get out, but only if it's safe.

River BasSmaster
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11/16/14 5:26 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
2inches near shore few more days n I'll be out in middle. Panfish r biting

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4/20/14 12:35 PM CST
Has anyone been out to Lake George this spring? How has the Perch population been over the last few years. I don't recall the last time I fished this lake.

Rusty Duck
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1/21/14 3:34 PM CST
I've caught a few of those in George as well. That's what I assumed. They were both that same size.

BUCKMASTER72
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1/20/14 8:16 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 11° - 15° F
Fishing was slow me and my 2 boys managed a couple gills and 9 flags in 2hrs this afternoon. Caught 5 bass largest 16in all released. Also caught wat I think is a grass pickerel.

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