Ice Fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Tman6493, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Tman6493

    Tman6493 8 pointer

    Oct 28, 2013
    Ever done it in KY? Any stories. If not ever done it up north ?
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    Never have, probably never will.... I've burst through the ice twice duck/goose hunting. I don't think I'll ever get on ice again. Not fun.
  3. Tman6493

    Tman6493 8 pointer

    Oct 28, 2013
    It’s something I’d like to do to check off the list. I know a couple ponds that have crappie and gills that if cold enough can get over 4 inches thick. Definitely don’t think I’d step on them without a life jacket and someone watching from the bank.
  4. Doug 16

    Doug 16 6 pointer

    Jun 7, 2020
    New york
    Living in new york and having 2 of the finger lakes 15 min from my house I've done my share nothing like perch pulled from ice cold water. Taste you can't beat. Talk about a cold but fun time.
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  5. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2010
    louisville kentucky
    I’ve fishing with some whiskey and a snoopy pole sounds like a good time if you ask me
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  6. When I was a kid the ponds would freeze up enough to walk across about every year. Heck I’ve seen cars out on bays in Kentucky Lake before but the last several years not so much. You can’t even find a snow sled in a hardware store anymore, waste of money down this way. I saw my first “March” flowers popping up today in Calloway County.
  7. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Not enough ice around here
  8. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    I wouldn’t mind going up North and trying it. Had a buddy that grew up in North Dakota and also lived in Minnesota that talked about it being a lot of fun. We just can’t really relate here. Seems like a few years ago someone had ice fished their pond on here and did pretty good. Seems like I remember a similar thread anyway.
  9. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    I saw a bunch of ice fishing shacks on a lake in Vermont several years ago
  10. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    Butler co
    Tried it on a farm pond as kids. All I got was a wet ass.
  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Grew up on a 50 acre lake. When I was a kid we'd knock a hole and catch a few bluegill and yella belly mudcats, the occasional crappie. It doesn't get cold enough for ice anymore.
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  12. flyingnectar

    flyingnectar 6 pointer

    Oct 30, 2014
    Metcalfe County
    Iced fished every year up north. Great times on the ice. Lakers, crappie, trout, smelt, pike, bass , tons of action on good days jigging and changing flags!
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  13. Rod S.

    Rod S. 8 pointer

    Oct 20, 2004
    Pewee Valley, Ky.
    NO. Went to Taylorsville yesterday, 50 degrees & I froze. Can't imagine fishing when its real cold.
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  14. You just have to dress for it.
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  15. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 8 pointer

    Nov 22, 2016
    I’ve done it twice in Kentucky. We caught fish both times and it may have just been the novelty of it, but it was a lot of fun.
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