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pelican ice?
does anyone know if pelican has any ice yet?
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
There was a post a couple weeks ago that they were fishing on the ice then.
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Hey Jed are you looking at going to Pelican. Its on my short list in the next few days.


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Re: [FishingWaters] pelican ice? In reply to
i would love to hit pelican. When were you thinking of hitting it? I will be heading for utah valley on Wednesday but may be available tomorrow. I will be back out in the basin on Friday or Saturday and may be able to go early the week after new year. I am also looking at doing some fishing out near the valley Thursday or Friday.
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Planning on going to pelican for new years maybe we will see you there
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
We fished it a week ago and it had 4-inches then. Fishing was relatively slow for us, 9 gills and a bass in about 3-hours on chartreuse flies and jigs. Good luck!
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Here's another report from fishnate. He usually keeps a close eye on conditions out there.

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...d;page=unread#unread

We're heading out there this Friday. Good luck to those going out.

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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
A couple of friends went 12/26 and found 6-7" of ice with softish edges. The lake is filling so watch the edges. My friends did pretty good, but I wouldn't call it hot fishing yet. I'm going to try in a day or two. The water is clearer so the fish have some nicer colors this year. I'm hearing of success all over the lake.

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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Spent today at Strawberry, if tomorrow isn't better than today was, I'm heading to Pelican. Caught 1 fish in 4 hours this morning. Couldn't resist hitting the fresh powdered with the snowmobile.


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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Fished it yesterday. I would estimate the ice at 5 inches thick. Full report in a few minutes.


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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Yes Indeed! Pelican has plenty of ice! Went there yesterday and had just as much fun as we did 2 weeks ago when there wasn't a soul on the ice. Great fishing. . . Want a dandy trick for the bigger bass? Cut out the entire eyeball out of a bluegill, hook it onto a 1/8oz single hook imitation jighead of your choice/color and enjoy catching fish all day without re-baiting another worm of any kind! (The eyeball's strong outer tissue is too tough for any fish in pelican to separate it from your hook when baited properly) Give it a try, you'll thank me later. . . . Cool
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(This post was edited by FishnFanatic666 on Dec 29, 2016, 4:46 AM)
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Made it to pelican, anyone else here?


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FishnFanatic666 wrote:
Yes Indeed! Pelican has plenty of ice! Went there yesterday and had just as much fun as we did 2 weeks ago when there wasn't a soul on the ice. Great fishing. . . Want a dandy trick for the bigger bass? Cut out the entire eyeball out of a bluegill, hook it onto a 1/8oz single hook imitation jighead of your choice/color and enjoy catching fish all day without re-baiting another worm of any kind! (The eyeball's strong outer tissue is too tough for any fish in pelican to separate it from your hook when baited properly) Give it a try, you'll thank me later. . . . Cool

Just a heads up.

It is illegal to use bluegill or their parts as bait.


Bait Utah Admin. Rule R657-13-12
While you are fishing, it is unlawful to:
• Use or possess live baitfish
• Use or possess tiger salamanders (live or dead)
• Use or possess any bait if you are on waters designated artificial fly and lure only
• Use or possess artificial baits that are commercially imbedded or covered with fish or fish parts
• Use or possess corn or hominy unless you are fishing at Cutler Reservoir, Deer Creek Reservoir, Electric Lake, Fish Lake, Flaming Gorge, Lake Powell, Stateline Reservoir or Utah Lake
• Use or possess bait in the form of fresh or frozen fish or fish parts, except as provided below:
• Dead Bonneville cisco may be used as bait only in Bear Lake.
• Dead yellow perch may be used as bait only in Big Sandwash, Deer Creek, Echo, Fish Lake, Gunnison, Hyrum, Johnson, Jordanelle, Mantua, Mill Meadow, Newton, Pineview, Red Fleet, Rockport, Starvation, Utah Lake, Willard Bay and Yuba reservoirs.
• Dead white bass may be used as bait only in Utah Lake and the Jordan River.
Dead burbot from Flaming Gorge may be used as bait only in Flaming Gorge.
• Dead shad from Lake Powell may be used as bait only in Lake Powell. It is illegal to remove dead shad from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
• Dead striped bass from Lake Powell may be used as bait or chum only in Lake Powell.
• Dead, fresh or frozen saltwater species, including sardines and anchovies, may be used as bait in any water where bait is permitted.
• Dead mountain sucker, white sucker, Utah sucker, redside shiner, speckled dace, mottled sculpin, fathead minnow, Utah chub and common carp may be used as bait in any water where bait is permitted.
• The eggs of any species of fish caught in Utah, except prohibited fish, may be used in any water where bait is permitted. You may not, however, take or use eggs from fish that are being released. You may only use live crayfish for bait if you are on the water where the crayfish were captured. It is unlawful to transport live crayfish away from the water where they were captured. You may use commercially prepared and chemically treated baitfish or their parts as bait in any water where bait is permitted. Manufactured, human-made items that may not be digestible—including items that have been chemically treated with food stuffs, chemical fish attractants or feeding stimulants—may not be used on waters where bait is prohibited.
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Re: [a_bow_nut] pelican ice? In reply to
I had good results catching bass (legally!) on Tuesday by actively jigging a tipped jig in a slow, steady fashion and watching my finder for responses. All the bass except one that I caught (and there were many) hit a slightly moving jig. Of course, so did a great number of bluegills as well.

Good luck this weekend.





I caught you a delicious bass.
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Re: [doggonefishin] pelican ice? In reply to
Good know. I'm abput half way out to pelican now. Hope to post some good results.
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
thank you for the replies. I will try my luck probably Monday or tues.
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Re: [Jedburton] pelican ice? In reply to
Had the same success today as the others have reported. Ended up with almost 50 gills and a couple of bass. Kept 20 of the larger ones for dinner.

Good luck out there.
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Re: [a_bow_nut] pelican ice? In reply to
Thanks for the report! I'll be heading out in the morning for a couple of days of fishing.

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Re: [a_bow_nut] pelican ice? In reply to
Thank you for your prompt and informative response about my post regarding the illegal use of bluegill body parts as bait. I obviously was oblivious to this specific practice and I sincerely apologize. I'm saddened to know that due to my post, there are a number of anglers that just might use my lack of knowledge regarding the law for their benefit, all while knowing that this practice may be extremely effective, but CLEARLY ILLEGAL. As much as I would like to remove the post all-together for a number of reasons, I actually think it would be best to leave it up as a clear example of what can (and does) happen on the ice more often than we would ever imagine. I read over this response at least 8 times and every single time I did, my feelings of discontent and disgust only got worse. I decided to try to make light of all of it and spent a good hour doing further research of my own. I would like to elaborate on a few things that popped out at me while i was looking into this matter, all while feeling overly repulsed, embarrassed, and disgusted with myself.

It wasn't until I reflected back on my post for the 14th or 15th time and I couldn't help but ask myself this question over & over: "If I was so oblivious that I came out on such a large, reputable, & public fishing forum and broadcast my own law-breaking for everyone to see, just how many other dumb-asses are doing the same thing I did, but would never post something about it because they DO know it's breaking the law? Well, the 15th or 16th time was finally enough for me to come to some kind of sensible rationale about my horrible experience on this forum and do my best to turn this negative event for me into something positive for others.

I want anyone that reads this to know I am an advocate for leaving this post just as it is, only because I truly hope that it can help steer other fisherman in the right direction regarding the law, rules, and regulations here in Utah. While I'm not proud of my post by any means after I was enlightened to the legal side of this issue, I can honestly say that I am proud to be the unfortunate example of this embarrassing scenario so long as there is just 1 person that ends up making the right decision as a result of my idiotic mistake. The more individuals that can learn from my mistake (and I most certainly hope there's a lot more than one) the better. I know I have learned a valuable lesson & I will do everything I can to prevent this illegal activity in the future the exact same way a bow nut did here in this forum with me today. I have 4 fishing friends that I will be calling tomorrow to explain this embarrassing public experience after just two days ago, I was literally bragging to each one of them about my "new secret" to catching larger bass at Pelican Lake. One of them is a member of this fishing forum and he's the only one I won't have to explain my mistake to once he reads this. He's also the only one I know for a fact will never break the law & try my "new secret" as a direct result of reading this thread.

Thanks again a bow nut for not just bringing this issue to the forefront, but also for doing so in a constructive fashion that didn't berate or bash me in anyway when I know a lot of fishermen reading your response to my post would have loved to rake me over the coals. I stand corrected in humility, yet extremely gratified to know that there are still sportsmen out there that are truly just looking out for the best interests of other fellow fishermen . . . especially when it comes to the law.
(This post was edited by FishnFanatic666 on Dec 29, 2016, 11:38 PM)
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Re: [FishnFanatic666] pelican ice? In reply to
Thank you for being honest about your mistake. We need more anglers out there who are willing to own up to their mistakes and be an advocate for following the law. Unfortunately, there are bozo's who seem to always leave their trash behind on the ice and are the biggest law breakers out there. To them, I say "Pick up your dang trash"! Well, enough of my rant! Thanks for being honest!!!

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Re: [FishnFanatic666] pelican ice? In reply to
I am impressed with the maturity you showed in your post. Don't beat yourself up and just learn from your experience. Frankly, I wish that I could use your technique (I definitely won't be using it.) when I fish Pelican tomorrow. If Pelican was located in Idaho, instead of Utah, it would be entirely legal to use fish parts from game fish for bait.


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Re: [kentofnsl] pelican ice? In reply to
With the bait rules stated above you can use the eyeballs out of carp, suckers, or chubs and be perfectly legal.

If you have some in your bait supply.
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Re: [a_bow_nut] pelican ice? In reply to
I agree. Just would be nice if the rules were like Idaho, where one can use the parts of legally-possessed game fish for bait (where it is legal to use bait).


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Re: [kentofnsl] pelican ice? In reply to
Maybe one day we will get there.

Good luck tomorrow.

If you like the fishing now you should try the top water bite in the spring out there.

I started fishing with the top water frogs last year and it is a blast.
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