Long Lake, Racine County

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12/13/17 @ 9:59 AM
jimbo55will
jimbo55will
USER since 1/17/07

Carpio, I agree. I started ice fishing in the late 1960's and first ice was never very productive for me. I say "was" because I don't go out on thin ice anymore. (old age does that to you--makes you more cautious) I like to have at least 4 inches and preferably 6 inches. And I never liked really clear ice as it was a spooky feeling seeing the drop-offs and end of weedbeds. I like cloudy or snow on the ice. I don't ice fish as often as I did when I was younger probably because it seems to me that the fishing is not as good anymore but that's anecdotal. Others on here seem to do good but maybe it's all the fancy equipment in use nowadays. It used to be a bucket, a hand auger, a skimmer, a couple of rods with a Skooley plastic reel, and some goldenrod galls to cut open for bait. Tip-ups consisted of a couple of cross pieces with a reel on. I should probably start a thread on the forums for this for I know I'm getting on about a lot of different things.

Jim

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12/12/17 @ 8:31 PM
Carpio
Carpio
USER since 11/5/17

Popper: I don’t know about you or anybody else’s experience but I’ve found out after about 60 yrs of experience that Generally ist ice SUCKS! The fish are spooky and it really helps if there is about6” of ice. The ice needs to cloud up.   Anybody else?   Stay safe guys!

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12/12/17 @ 7:03 PM
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POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
2 inches

Out 2.5 hrs this afternoon and caught zip....  7 - 17 fow..

Raised a couple of what I'm sure were small perch of the bottom and a couple soft taps, and that's it

Ice was not nearly as thick as I thought..

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11/2/17 @ 5:01 PM
POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

Appears turnover has occurred as the water in gin clear not a fish to be seen in shallow....

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9/17/17 @ 8:17 AM
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POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

515am-745...  caught 1 bass on a popper.    Changed to a small black/yellow buzz bait just before calling it quits and caught 3 right away and lost a couple...  Saw some huge snappers and a soft shell... plenty of ducks flying by, few geese as well.

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9/14/17 @ 6:13 PM
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POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent

Fished 515-700 tonight and caught zip..... Panfish surfacing all over, and must be dining on a bug hatch of some type...

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9/12/17 @ 7:28 PM
POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

First for me as well.....  Dunno, 14-15 inches maybe....  I never brought em out of the water.  Fished 545-715 tonight and caught 1 and buddy got a couple and lost 3....  Poppers

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9/12/17 @ 4:49 PM
jimbo55will
jimbo55will
USER since 1/17/07

Popper, that is a first for me!! 2 bass hitting a lure at the same time. Very cool. How big were they? They looked maybe 12 inches or so.

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9/11/17 @ 8:25 PM
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POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous

430pm -515... Very slow cept for these two who came on the same cast!!!

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9/2/17 @ 11:01 AM
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POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished 9-10 this am... Started in southern most corner and worked east shoreline to midlake throwing a popper...  1 little bass, and a couple nips

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