Ice Reports

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by steeli, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Steve Unwin

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    Thanks! Might try to head out there over Christmas time. Heading to munn tomorrow though.
     
  2. Irafly

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    I'm off for a couple weeks, but believe it or not I don't think I'll make it out.
     
  3. Steve Unwin

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    Is there a "dislike" button?
     
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    ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    I like that last post but I can't officially like a slam of Irafly, even with two weeks off.
     
  5. Steve Unwin

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    Definitely not a slam. I just hate the thought of not being able to make it out fishing during Christmas break!
     
  6. Irafly

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    I would like to dislike my own post of not being able to fish for two weeks. I just know that Pass was awesome today, I could smell it but errands must be run, ackkkkk! I might make it out on the 2nd.
     
  7. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Ira... When do you first smell lake awesomeness? If it is as early as the night before, there would be lots of money to be made using your "Spidey Senses". Maybe a little less if we would have to wait until O' dark thirty that morning. I for one would subscribe!:)
     
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  8. Irafly

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    Oh, I knew yesterday, but that's easy to say for someone who didn't fish it today.
     
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    Enlightened went out today while I was working:(..... and was skunked:).....








    Edit: I haven't caught a fish in over a week. Withdrawal is setting in.
     
  10. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    It was...and Spidey is your new nickname :D

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    Surprising amount of ice on Pass yesterday.
    With warmer temps and rains, would guess will be ice free within a couple days though.
     
  12. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    I didn't expect it either but that ice made for a great little situation until first light. I went back up after Saturday's early feeding frenzy, hoping for more of the same. The edge cut a rather interesting line that created a sort of artificial pond just past the point, maybe 2 acres in size. It was visible from the road and I wondered if all that early activity would concentrate there. Turns out it was one of those times where you happen upon fish in a barrel. Lots of surface rollers and hard hits on the retrieve. Didn't last long, maybe 45 minutes, and by 8:00 or so they had scattered, most making way for the bottom. I love those one-of-a-kind occurrences like that, even if short lived.
     
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    I was bummed to miss you on Saturday. troutpocket and I got a later start and missed any early bite that might have happened. We did find fish deep but they were hit or miss except for one spot where I managed to pull out quite a few in one little bucket. Otherwise, slow for us, but not nearly as slow as Lone ended up being the next day. troutpocket and I ended the day with only 5 fish between us (yes, he caught one more than I did with a late miracle of two fish in a 15 minute period at the end of the day).
     
  14. Nick Clayton

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    Tim I think I rowed right past you Saturday morning and didn't even recognized ya
     
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    Tim-It was nice to visit with you, and to visit with Ira as well. Also, nice to meet you Nick! Mostly a family outing for me but Matt (my son in law) and I caught a couple on balance leeches tied with Black/Red Simi Seal at 22'. My 7 yo grandson had fun netting the fish and since we started his day with biscuits and gravy at the Farmhouse Inn, he had a great time!
     
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  16. Irafly

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    Nice to see you again as well Rick. Hey where did you get the idea to tie a black/red simi seal balance leech to fish at Pass lake?;)
     
  17. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    Anyone know if they bite on leeches at Pass? :p

    Bummer, sounds like I missed half my friends that day (TP sorry I didn’t cross your path while you were here!). Nick, hope you had a good one up there. Were you in a boat this time?

    Spidey, you’re like Lue Taylor, I can usually hear you coming. You must’ve been busy whispering all your secrets to TP. Saw your car but you guys probably got in while I was walking around warming my toes up. It got tough out there after early morning, I saw that happen both days so you weren’t missing anything. I’d be curious to know how eves are, as I’ve only been able to go early. At least while I’ve been there, they’ll come up and get active just before light, then settle deeper down around 8:00 for onesy-twosey fishing until late morning. Then it goes pretty quiet.

    Rick, glad I saw you and got to meet Matt and your grandson. Hoping we can get out there some more this year…tell Rick and Scott hi this weekend. Good luck out there, and I’ll be really impressed if Scott sleeps on the porch this time of year!
     
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    Tim-when I told Scott I had beds for everyone at the cabin his reply was
    Beds? I don't need no stinking bed.....so we shall see where exactly he sleeps! Of course with enough red wine and single malt, he can probably sleep anywhere!:)
     
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    I was rowing and I'm out of shape thus the silence. It sounds like we missed all the good action early. As I said before I found one bucket of fish that lasted for about a half hour but other that that it was slow until right at evening and then Nick found another bucket that I was able to pull a few out of as well.
     
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