Ice Fishing

If You Don't Ice Fish...You wouldn't understand

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3/30/09 @ 10:16 AM
User since 4/2/02
I'm all for ice safety. I'd say that all of us probably are. But so many aspects of ice fishing seem very dangerous to people who don't ice fish themselves. For example, connecting a ladder to the main ice on a lake, or wearing chest waders and hopping on the main ice shelf is not really a dangerous activity if you know the lake well enough. Especially if the water you are crossing to get to the ice is shallow and the water you are going to be fishing is shallow. Many people though, think it's crazy that I do such a thing. But, I don't think it's very risky when I'm drilling through 15 inches of ice on the main lake. The shores pulled away a little bit, but no big deal.

Any other examples you can think of where If you don't ice fish, you wouldn't understand...

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2/1/22 @ 6:55 AM
User since 2/7/06

Forgetting your waxies and spikes in the truck after you walk out to your spot!

1/31/22 @ 10:30 AM
User since 7/19/04

That feeling you get when you just finish setting your second tip-up and look back at your first and flag is up. You know it's gonna be a good day.

1/31/22 @ 9:38 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 9/11/02

Your flag goes up on a sunny day. You’re way too far away to see if the spool is spinning but from the distance you see a flash come from the sun reflecting off the direction of the spool and that tells you all you need to know. Sun doesn’t flash off a spool that isn’t spinning. 

1/19/22 @ 6:59 PM
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User since 3/29/20

Going through your gear every night before a big trip even though you know it's good cuz you've checked it and fixed everything already. Can't sleep the night before cuz your so excited also can't stop talking about it  !

1/17/22 @ 5:41 PM
ducks forever
User since 10/15/07

The excitement leading up to a big trip. I have been in that stage for 2 weeks already and don't leave till Feb 3rd. Bring on the jumbo perch!

1/16/22 @ 7:55 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 9/11/02

Get off the ice last day of trip. Legs are toast, back is sore. You’re done with ice fishing for awhile. You’ve had your fill and your body needs a break. Wake up the next morning and wish you could ice fish that day. 

1/11/22 @ 5:20 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 9/11/02

The most important thing to check at 4 in the morning is how your minnows did overnight. 

1/7/22 @ 9:49 PM
User since 7/29/21

Trying to get to sleep the night before your 1st ice fishing trip of the new year...

1/5/22 @ 8:48 PM
User since 1/15/16

Watching ice fishing videos before my trip and wanting to yell at them for not putting the blade covers on their augers when not in use.

1/5/22 @ 7:34 PM
User since 2/23/16

Nothing like getting yelled at by your supervisor for looking at lake maps and planning for the weekend ice Trip and then getting the butt chewing when he catches you looking at new ice shack's...... Right On..

1/5/22 @ 7:43 AM
User since 9/29/19

The person who designed the Busch Light "Ice Fishing Can"

1/1/22 @ 11:23 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 2/16/04

You look out the windows of the permanent shanty and the chilly wind is pushing sifting snow at and around the structure. The ice is forming and a rumbling starts in the distance then right by the holes you're fishing. Looking out the window with the ice trembling, the snow flying over the ice, makes it look like and feel like you're  moving.....flying across the lake.

12/12/21 @ 2:55 PM
User since 3/1/15

If you've ever had the urge to run to the "little flags" they put in the ground to mark utility lines... 

12/11/21 @ 10:06 PM
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User since 3/29/20

When people look at you cross eyed like your crazy as you load your ice fishing gear into your boat at the boat landing. If you don't ice fish you wouldn't understand!

12/11/21 @ 8:35 PM
Alternative Reefer
User since 5/4/18

When your pissed off at a 50 degree day in December, you know your an ice fisherman.  Non icehole fishermen wont get it.

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