Ice is staring to look kinda iffy in front of the in laws house. I measured 8-10 inches. Lots of dark black spots. Stay safe folks. I don’t think this warm weather is going to help. For reference I attached a picture showing where I drilled holes to check ice depth.
Just wanted to thank the Thursday Night Fishing Club for a great time at their ice fishing jamboree yesterday. I also wanted to add how much I appreciate your conservation and stocking efforts. Your dedicated work over the years has put smiles on the faces of countless kids and adults. Thanks again!
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Went out yesterday morning for a couple of hours targeting gills. Lots of success with dinks as usual with bigger fish harder to find. Hopped around from North to Shims. Did manage a few keepers. Caught 'em on chartreuse, pink and chrome jigs. No one color was best. Most of the snow cover is gone. Lots of slush and water on the ice. Gonring launch was starting to deteriorate when I packed up.
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If I recall correctly My Dad said Harvey was a farmer?
He said Harvey would come in to my Grandfathers bar and show people the big pike he caught. My Dad and Uncle both knew of Harvey as they often bartended. Again, this was likely in the 1960s or late 50s. I think the name of the bar was Duffs Tap.
Interesting, I met Harvey maybe a half dozen times and I don’t set a tip ups for pike without recalling his name.
I remember your grandpa. We would catch big pike out in front of my house. He saw that and started fishing in our area, back in the early 80's. He was a nice guy and and it was usually between he and I as to who would win the ice fishing contest they used have at Hackers Landing. The average fish we would catch would be 32" to 34" and usually weigh about 8-11 Lbs. Then every now and then you'd get the tank around 40" or better. I remember his son would sometimes fish with him I believe, but, don't remember his name.
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I met Harvey several times on Little Cedar fishing early ice for pike. It was 1982-1985 tim frame. I always looked for the holes that were cut with a spud on LC knowing they were his. He was a great guy and told me the stories of the pike he caught on Big Cedar. Said he fished LC until ice was safe enough to go where he targeted the hogs on BC. Even shared the general location with me.
One time i entered a fisheree at the Big Cedar Inn A 14lb Pike was hanging in 1st place No surprise to see Harvey’s name on it
My Grandfather had a bar off Hwy 33 I believe it was in early 1960s. Maybe earlier. When I told my Dad I met an old timer on LC that said he catches 20lb pike on Big Cedar he responded, “that has to be Harvey Bastien”.