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    Season Over

    For me anyway. Looks like this weekend will be the last nice one for a number of months. Boat going in to storage this week after I clean it out, take off all the electronics and trolling motor, clean it up, change oil and lower unit fluids.

    Sad, was a great year fishing since I moved back up here from Las Vegas late last year. Managed to put 60+ hours on the engine and zero issues with the boat all summer. Not bad for a boat I bought in December of 2018 that had been sitting outside for two years and, for a 2013 boat, very neglected. Turned out to be a great deal for me and gave me a good winter project "restoring" it to like new. Hard to say "restore" for a 2013 boat but it was in really rough shape.

    Anyway, now my buddies are trying to convince me to go ice fishing this winter. We'll see how that goes :)

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    Good luck with the Ice fishing. You gotta do what you got to do.
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    Put mine away yesterday. Looking forward to getting the sleds out.

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    I always wait for the first salt trashing of the roads before I put mine away for the year. Water temps still hovering around 50. Caught this chubby yesterday. 20.5".

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    Had to bring in the boat yesterday to storage.. Sad Day

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    @macsimus: wow a chunker...what did it hit and where was it sitting? That is in weeds, how deep etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilermakerRT178 View Post
    @macsimus: wow a chunker...what did it hit and where was it sitting? That is in weeds, how deep etc.
    She ate a Jewel Finesse jig with a Zoom Little Critter Craw and I saw the line jump before it hit the bottom. It was approx 4-5' of water in a submerged tree top. I'm pretty sure that had the water been warmer, I'd have never gotten her out of the branches.
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    Best time of year. Cold doesn’t bother me that much. As long as the water is above 38 it’s a great bite. Usually.

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    as long as it ain't freezing temps, i'm going to fish til I see ice making on the lake!
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    It's never over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishysam View Post
    It's never over!
    Till ICEOVER!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgAuthority View Post
    Till ICEOVER!!
    Isn't there a power plant cooling pond in Nebraska? There is in ND. How about the stretch of river?
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    It wasnt over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

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    ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wormdunker View Post
    It wasnt over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
    ???

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    LOL got it.

    I want so badly to hit the water for another swing at some big fish. Afraid that this week will cool things down even further. Water temps already below 48. With so few bites if any, braving the cold sounds less and less interesting.


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    Water was 40.6 yesterday and the fish were smashing. Stuck a hook into my finger as I tried to stupidly swing a good one over the side of the boat on spinning gear and the fish shook, causing the rod to shoot the spybait like an arrow into my hand with a thud. (been use to swinging fish on heavy gear all summer and was still in that mindset). 28 degree temps were a good thing, as numb hands made it easy to one handed take the split ring off the treble, cut a piece of line, hold the treble shank down with my hooked hands thumb and use my free right hand to do the line trick. There was no way that hook wasn't coming out and forcing me to miss any fishing. Temps don't look good, and guessing after this weekend it's going to iced pretty quick during the coming week with bad lows and highs.

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    I am hitting it on Saturday with my son for the last outing of the year. Got the mr buddy packed and going with lots of layers.

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