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2019/2020 Ice Challenge Skunked Again

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2019/2020 Ice Challenge Skunked Again
Well, stupid is as stupid does.... got 1.75" of ice on my pond, so I ran out during lunch and tried it... I only put one foot through at the edge where a muskrat had an active run going, but got my first GSF to start the season... didn't have my measurement tool, but it was no contest winner either... Fun to get started, and yes it's too thin the ice was cracking and sinking under me so I was standing in a puddle of water on the surface and I didn't dare go out past knee deep water in case I fell through, but probably my earliest panfish through the ice... 1 November 2019
In Benson and it was a Green Sunfish Length about 4"
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Nov 1, 2019, 11:11 AM)
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November 1, 2019
Benson (Cutler back slough)
Green Sunfish 6.5Ē
Crappie 6.5Ē
Perch 7.5Ē
Wet foot from going through ice check

Nice panfish collection!

Green sunfish - 6.5
Black crappie - 6.5
Yellow perch - 7.5

(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Nov 5, 2019, 11:47 AM)
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You didn't waste any time getting on the board! Nice. My sled is full of duck hunting gear and my ice rods are buried in the back of the garage. I'm not even ready to hit the hard deck yet.
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Nice! That was a quick start. Not a bad day when you're already bumping your entries on different trips on the same day. Keep them coming
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Way to get on it! You're wasting no time getting on the board.
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11-2-19
Benson
Crappie 7.0Ē
Probably the last of early ice itís opening up tonight glad I got on it this morning. Later J


Black crappie - 7
(This post was edited by hookngrinin on Nov 5, 2019, 11:45 AM)
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Iím pretty sure itís over now till it gets cold again. I was just a little ice crazy and didnít have time to hit Henryís or the Unitas this weekend so I tried the close stuff. As you can tell thereís no size in them but was fun to get them on the short rods. Got a pheasant hunt in too this morning so I had a great day. Thanks Jeff
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When itís close to home itís easy to make quick little trips. Just wish there were more than minnows in this area. Looks like the warm up is going to shut me down already, but those Idaho boys on Henryís really nailed them today and other friends in the Unitas got a smorgasbord of trout today so there may be a few spots we can start now. Itís too early though we still havenít been after whitefish at Bear Lake and the fall trout run is just starting so ice fishing is kind of wrong, but fun anyway. Later Jeff
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Hey Ron, I just seen an opening and knew if I didnít get right on it, it would be over. As of tonight part of the area is open water again, but in the shade thereís still a band of ice that stays thick enough to fish early in the mornings. Was actually at 2Ē this morning but as much as it melted today, I doubt it will be thicker tomorrow. Guess I need to find somewhere else to try next week. Later Jeff
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Yep I'm excited to get out. Henrys and Bear Lake are on my list to ice fish sometime. Hopefully BL caps over enough to get on it. Good luck on your Henrys trip
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Thank you, and I sure hope we see ice on Bear Lake this year. I think itís been two open years so letís hope it ices over for a few days anyway this year. I love ice fishing the big pond. When we head up north Iíll give you a heads up. Jeff