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bellcatbellcat Senior MemberPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
Been a long time since I’ve posted any fishing pics. We had a great spring, summer and now fall fishing in NE South Dakota. While dodging track meets, softball games, high winds, part time work, and now volleyball, we managed to get the boat on the water quite a bit. In February I got to fish with another retired friend in Florida. I’m still debating whether or not to dive into ice fishing full time. Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures. 

"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain

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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,514 Senior Member
    Lots of nice fish, and a good beer!! B)
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,188 Senior Member
    Nice catch
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  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 807 Senior Member
    I fished Bitter Lake in late June, best walleye fishing I’ve ever had. 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Wow!
    Good hole.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    Those walleye look tasty and that is one pig of a perch....
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    They just opened up that beer in Texas. Doesn’t have to be smuggled in anymore.  I don’t mind it. But, not a favorite. However, the guys are going crazy over it for some reason. 
    Oh well. 

    Excellent fishing!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,221 Senior Member
    I got zero fishing time in the last two years.  Actually contemplating selling ALL my fishing gear and just buying one nice fly rod.

    I’m glad you’ve had some salt time!

    Every time my son comes in to visit from AZ he puts Yuengling beer at the top of “favorite foods” for mom to stick the house with while he’s with us.  Apparently none in AZ either.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    I fished Bitter Lake in late June, best walleye fishing I’ve ever had. 
    Bitter seems to always produce. 
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    They just opened up that beer in Texas. Doesn’t have to be smuggled in anymore.  I don’t mind it. But, not a favorite. However, the guys are going crazy over it for some reason. 
    Oh well. 

    Excellent fishing!!!
    That's funny. Back a few years we used to fly RF-4Bs with the station 3 camera removed out west to bring back Coors; I did not think it was worth the effort.

    One time while stationed in Japan we flew to the Philippines to buy a Pappa-san chair and brought it back in station 3. There was a regular F-4 Squadron there and the CO came out shaking his head in disbelief to watch us put that chair in the nose of the aircraft.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Nice fish esp that big perch
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 603 Senior Member
    bellcat said:
    I’m still debating whether or not to dive into ice fishing full time. 

    I'd advise against 'diving in' to Ice Fishing, but that's just me...

    I used to wonder just how bad it could be at home to make one want to go ice fishing, but I have a BIL now who loves to go ice fishing.  Still, not saying it's right, but I understand....
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,286 Senior Member
    Some_Mook said:
    bellcat said:
    I’m still debating whether or not to dive into ice fishing full time. 

    I'd advise against 'diving in' to Ice Fishing, but that's just me...

    I used to wonder just how bad it could be at home to make one want to go ice fishing, but I have a BIL now who loves to go ice fishing.  Still, not saying it's right, but I understand....
    Gets you out of the house in the winter, fishing can be great sitting in a comfy chair, not hard to keep beverages cold, you can drive right up to the fishhouse, you can go simple or luxurious
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  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 512 Senior Member
    Plus, there are no biting flies nor water skiiers buzzing you.
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 603 Senior Member
    bklysen said:
    Plus, there are no biting flies nor water skiiers buzzing you.
    Don't know about elsewhere, but in Michigan one would need to be concerned about the drunk / idiot snowmobilers running into your shanty at 100mph.

    On a lighter note, the Coast Guard seems to be pretty responsive to rescuing a fair number of ice fishing persons who end up trapped on loose ice flows each year.  That must add a little excitement to the activity.

    I have nothing against people who enjoy the sport, I'm just being funny (or at least that was my intent).
    I enjoy top water fishing for Bass, Catch and Release.  I don't eat fish very often, so ice fishing or spearing for Pike or Muskie would not be in my wheel house.
    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,514 Senior Member
    Ice fishing makes trolling difficult, and it's hard to drink beer with mittens on!!!!  B)
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,221 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Ice fishing makes trolling difficult, and it's hard to drink beer with mittens on!!!!  B)

    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,514 Senior Member
    I said hard, not impossible!!  B)
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    Some_Mook said:
    bklysen said:
    Plus, there are no biting flies nor water skiiers buzzing you.
    Don't know about elsewhere, but in Michigan one would need to be concerned about the drunk / idiot snowmobilers running into your shanty at 100mph.

    On a lighter note, the Coast Guard seems to be pretty responsive to rescuing a fair number of ice fishing persons who end up trapped on loose ice flows each year.  
    One thing the Coasties are not responsive to is retrieving vehicles left out on the ice when breakup happens....snowmobiles, ATVs, even pickups and SUVa get left on the ice flies every year...salvage companies charge big money to pull your vehicle off the ice...even more to haul it up off the bottom...and then there's the DNR that's going to fine you a few thousand a day as long as your vehicle sits on the bottom....
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,221 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    I said hard, not impossible!!  B)
    AND the beer stays cold!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
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