1. more crappie fun

    1. Jared Troyer 0
      Nice!
    2. Nice Crappies ChrisπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. couldn't find any big crappie, but we messed with a school of them 8-10" and they kept us amused pretty much all day while we waited for pike flags to fly.

    Black Crappie with a Acme Phoebe

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      That will definitely pass the time waiting for the flags to pop. Our weather is really messing with me man, we finally got some cold temps this week to build on ...more the 2 inches of ice and it snows 8 inches right before the cold front to insulate it and now its raining and 38 ugghhhhh!!! I cant take it so I booked a trip in Minnesota on Upper Red Lake in February, so Im sure it will be a high of -28 than lol
    2. Bryan Hickman 0
      How was the ice?
    3. Hell yeah brother! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  3. Slow day, overall, but we had some fish including this nice healthy pike. I was jigging so far away this guy was about a second away from spooling my tip up haha.

    Northern Pike with a tip up

    1. jeez i thought no one was going to respond to my joke!
    2. BAHAHAHAHA!!!🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    3. Sweet Pike Chris! πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    4. Nice pike!
    5. i hear that a lot robert, especially when i'm using the urinal in a pubic bathroom
    6. Nice!!!
    7. Erich Senft 0
      Sweet pike Chris ! Looks like a cool spot too
    8. Bigger than mine Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  4. heres a nice pickerel from today, almost hit the 24" mark

    Chain Pickerel with a tip up

    1. Zach, only some of the coves (probably most of them actually, woodport might be sketchy) this ice was close to 5" the main lake mostly iced over recently but ...more is probably only an inch or two.
    2. Brrrr!!!!
    3. Everything's fun on a tip-up!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. nice fish man . can't believe hopatcong has safe ice. how much ice?
    5. Love Pike(Pickerel) Fishing! πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    6. Nice one ChrisπŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. after we were not allowed to enter the lake to fish our preferred spot (not sure who to blame the guys that leave a mess or the guy who now won't let anyone ...more on because of that, but the private property crap is getting annoying) so we came up with a plan B and did pretty ok. Nabbed a bunch of perch, plenty of them nice size, some pickerel with a few big ones and a variety of other species (bullhead, crappie, gold shiner)

    Yellow Perch with a Acme Phoebe and tip ups

    1. busted! hahaha
    2. Ahh the old frozen perch trick...:)
    3. Those will make a meal! Awesome Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      Perchiscles. They almost look like plastic.
    5. Neal M 0
      Awesome perch
    6. Some quality Perch there! Nice job! πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    7. NICE TWINS BROπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  6. slime dart city

    1. Pickerel popsicle!!
    2. yeah they really ruined it with the weed killer. Duane did get one over 24" though and one big perch almost 13", but it's nothing like it used to ...more be. still the first place that freezes well though locally.
    3. Seems like those fish are getting smaller and smaller in that pond
    4. Nice!πŸ‘
    5. May not be huge, but I bet they were fun! πŸ‘πŸ»
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  7. first ice in NJ....for the second time haha, total reset melt down now iced up again, not many options yet, but we just wanted to get out on the ice so we played ...more with the slime darts.

    Chain Pickerel with a shiner

    1. πŸ˜‘πŸŒ½
    2. Yep!!
    3. Only in the Yeti! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
    4. We've had ice all year:)
    5. Pete Lyden 0
      that a boy! glad u guys made it out and in safely
    6. Nice gator mouth! 🎣
    7. Hells yeah Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Finally getting our first "good" ice! Heading a little north this weekend to try!
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  8. took a few casts today after work, nabbed another avg sized wild brown

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      You are living the multi species dream brother!!
    2. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice fly fish fish
    3. Nice
    4. Nice one Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. nice brown.
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  9. First trip of 2019, after work quickie, didn't get skunked, i'll take it! only had about an hour so i huffed it to a good spot, had another similar sized ...more one jump off the barbless hook that everyone claims doesn't effect the hookup/keep hooked ratio... also hooked something big in the current, but honestly it happened so quick i'm not sure if it was a stick or a fish haha

    Brown Trout with a Rapala

    1. yeah tell me about it Rich, we had 4" of ice on certain places, i got three short trips on the ice and it's all gone! I should have my roof rack back ...more on by this weekend hopefully though and be able to transport the boat again. Kevin i high tailed it home in daylight this time haha
    2. Nice man just hope you had the headlight for the trip back! Lol!
    3. Rich Pardy 0
      Awesome colors!! looks like winter is gonna skip us this year :(
    4. thanks guys
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Brownie!πŸ‘
    6. Erich Senft 0
      Damn way to go hard into 2019 bro...nice !
    7. Good story Chris 😁.Nice Brown man.
    8. Good looking fish Chris! Great pic! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    9. Nice work buddy!!
    10. Love those spots
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