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3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« on: January 26, 2013, 11:37:11 AM »
It's cold and it's that time of the year again.  Time for some warm clothes and ICE FISHING!

When: February 1-3, 2013
Where: Harvey's Lake, Rickett's Glen State Park, Harris Pond and Sylvan Lake
Who: JoeCamper,   Marc S.,   JRuppe,   Guitarman,   The Gnome
What: Fishing, adult beverage, eating most meals out, limited utilities available, Riding ATVs, maybe some target practice.





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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 12:22:45 PM »
Besides a fishing license what's the minimum gear needed?

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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 01:11:37 PM »
An auger to drill a hole in the ice, a 5gal bucket to sit on, a $15 little ice fishing rod and some bait.
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 01:15:10 PM »
Mulling this over.  I've seen the rods. Bait is easy. Camer is easy but investing in the auger is a little bit much since it wouldn't be used a lot.
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 08:08:58 PM »
It's nice to have a set of ice cleats too. HT makes an inexpensive set that grip well.  I usually have a couple extras in my sled.

I spent the weekend with my dad in North central PA checking out the ice at hills creek state park, lake nesmuck and swung by the PPL Montour Preserve on the way home today.  Lots of people out enjoying  the hard water.

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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 10:26:02 PM »
WOW! That is all I can say for all you folks wanting to get out and do this. Under the "what" category on the top of the page, my first thought was to add:  Freeze your ass off.

I don't know if that's a sport or not but it sounds like you're all willing to do it -- and please send more photos!  :tease:
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 08:17:38 PM »
They were ice fishing at French Creek over the weekend.

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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 07:47:09 AM »
A fun weekend ice fishing, it was 8 degrees plus the wind.  It's just nice to have ice this year since nothing froze last year.


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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 08:05:20 AM »
Brrrr looks cold out there...

Where are the pictures of the fish that you guys caught?
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 04:17:57 PM »
Looks cold but really cool. 8)  I like the rod holders so your hands keep warm in those heavy gloves! Seriously, do you use those hand warmer packets to keep your hands warm?

And what mtn_bikers asked!!
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 06:23:26 PM »
Nice alternate use of the hunting blind. Andnot as heavy as those sheds they pull out on the ice in Michigan and such.
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 07:06:21 PM »
We caught nothing but had a great time. :-\  No one else was catching either.
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 06:56:44 AM »
We caught nothing but had a great time. :-\  No one else was catching either.

You did remember to put hooks on the lines, right?  :lmao:
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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 06:56:34 PM »
I just saw this one count me in for next year...you guys camp for the weekend or get cabins?

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Re: 3rd Annual PA Ice Fishing Rally
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 08:54:47 PM »
rfed32, you are welcome to join us next year.  We also try to do a Saturday day trip to French Creek SP if the ice is good.  We can talk about it more at the rally next month.
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