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Old 11-22-2008, 10:08 PM
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I just got back form checking some of my first ice lakes, found one back on stateland neer gun lake that i was able to walk on it was crackn pretty bad but tonights temps should make it fishable by morning, hopeing for a soild 2", ill post pictures when i get in tom.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:20 PM
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its tomorrow!!! you fall in?.... lets meet up and fish this year!!!... i should get out more now... i have weekends off!
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:45 PM
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got out there and fished all morning got a bunch of little gills and bass, ice was about 2.5 inches, water was flooding the ice as we fished. fishable but not safe!
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:21 PM
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No offense, but there is no way in hell 2.5" inches of ice exist near the Gun Lake area, channels or no channels, or even a small lake or pond in that area for the matter. I have a cabin located near one of the swallow'est channels on Gun Lake, and it just froze over last night with maybe a 1/8" of ice. Good one though.
There are always haters out there. I will believe what Mr. Bluegill has to say since he has a few more posts than you Fishbone. No offense of course.

It looks like it will be a long season and I will be checking some of my early ice spots next weekend just to see how it is developing.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:54 PM
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I wouldn't doubt it at all. There are some small 1-2 acre ponds in grand rapids that is completely froze over and looks walkable but i weigh a little bit more then you do mr. bluegill so i'm gonna wait awhile and got things ready, hopefully be out on the channels soon!
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:11 PM
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I believe him, he is usually the first of us crazy ice fisherman that ventures out early. I think he was the first last season to post
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Way to go! I believe every word of the post! He is always the first guy to pull a fish threw the ice every year.
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i totally trust him just look at his posts with pics from last year.. you crazy not to and plust i got out to day on a small bay on lake st.clair heres some pics

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No offense, but there is no way in hell 2.5" inches of ice exist near the Gun Lake area, channels or no channels, or even a small lake or pond in that area for the matter. I have a cabin located near one of the swallow'est channels on Gun Lake, and it just froze over last night with maybe a 1/8" of ice. Good one though.
Obviously you are a new member, because MrBluegill is the first out every year. Granted he may be a little nutty to most, but down here in Cass County I am the first as well. I have been out on 2" or less on several occasions without going in. The only time I have went in was on honeycombed ice late in the season or when I was being stupid drunk and jumping on the ice near open water. LOL!!! Now that was stupid! I just pulled myself out and poured my boots out and fished til dark. Man I can't wait til we get near 2" down here so I can get out.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:29 AM
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I got out yesterday morning too! Sliver Lk. channel near Kinderhook. There was 2 1/2" of good hard ice, I spuded 6 holes and i got zero bites. It was still way cool to get on this early, I have never be on the ice this early before.
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WOW that guy has some cahona's considering he's a new member.
He doesn't sound like hes got anything extra downstairs. More like lacking something upstairs.
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First off fishbone my son and myself fish with nick all winter and ive seen him on less than 2.5 inches. And he's a good guy that has no reason to lie and a hell of a good angler. id bet money that he could out fish you on gun lake 2 to 1 and further more does it make you feel special to call someone out on something that has no effect on you either way.
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ILL HELP ON THIS ONE...FISHBONE SHUT UP .....SIT DOWN...N.....BE A GOOD BOY .... AND YOU WILL GET A TREAT...
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You can believe Mrbluegill. he does get out on first ice every year. Heck a wet pillow weighs more than he does that sure helps when trying out first ice. I'm pretty sure I know where he went and I can believe theirs 2" of ice.
I've fished 1.5" of clear ice before but will never do that again. just not worth the risk (and I'm 215#). That was like literally like walking on clear glass, cool but very scary..
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