Open water?

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Re: Open water?

Postby Reelax » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:18 am

Looking to find open launch.... any around? Probably futile
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Re: Open water?

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:55 pm

I checked the launch at Ocean City inlet this morning... All clear.
A bit far however.
No traffic on the water, and plenty of free parking. :P
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Re: Open water?

Postby TUnamas » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:29 pm

Maybe a late striper, tautog, and with a long run a sailfish, and sharks? Might be worth a run? Doubt flonder this time of year!
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Re: Open water?

Postby Reelax » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:34 pm

Can’t wait till the 1st week in August when we are headed out of that inlet after the big marlin! Again...
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Re: Open water?

Postby will nolan (swilly) » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:30 pm

Also alotttt of open water. Has to be a launch open somewhere
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Re: Open water?

Postby C-Hawk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Better get some advice from the Admiral. I've heard Randy recount pushing a 12 footer across the ice, beyond the breakwater at Burlington and then catching salmon. Pictures Randy?
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Re: Open water?

Postby Reelax » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:53 am

Gotta love that story.. im in
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Re: Open water?

Postby Reelax » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:22 pm

Hoping a good solid south/west wind may break up converse..??
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Re: Open water?

Postby Surprise » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:35 pm

Herb & I used to go to extremes to get to or make open water.

Herb and I dragged his 14 ft tiller steer over the snow and across the bike path in Burlington. Dropped in on the North side of the sewer plant over the ice and in. Even brought Ben the Black lab. Fished in front of Blodgett's and caught a bunch of Browns on flyrods. Had a 300 ft rope that we hooked to the bow and the back of the truck to haul it back up over the bank, across the bike path. Lots of folks looking on.

This is the only picture i can find of that day .......

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Boated a fish with a lamprey that dropped off in the bottom of the boat. By the time I released the fish and got the rod back out I went to look for the Lamprey Ben the Lab was licking his chops as he ate it.

Good boy now go kiss your Daddy...

Later years Bill Bryden joined the fun when we shoveled out Shelburne Beach and slid a boat over the ice and fished in front there . Bill had on a fish that I said was a laker and he claimed he was hung up on bottom and the line broke. Next week Herb and I were there and I hooked a big laker, got it up beside the boat and ther was Bill's line and lure hanging out. Got the lure and released the fish. Dropped by Billy's office tossed the lure and line on his desk and said "I told you it was a Laker"

Ha Ha

couple other blasts from the past.

typical day on my first boat.
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another typical ....No Freeze Yukon Jack

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A good use of the Milfoil sign

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A Cold day by the Ferry

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One of my Favorites In The Office Mark and Friend

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I'll find some more I'm sure....stay Tuned
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Re: Open water?

Postby C-Hawk » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:44 pm

Cool stuff right there, thanks Randy!
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Re: Open water?

Postby Reelax » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:08 pm

Oh Randy... that is an epic story.. that’s why I call you the Commidor of the frostbite fleet.... I’m not sliding Reelax across any ice jams, but we been on plane all the way to keelers on 1/8th inch of skim ice at 35knots... quite a loud racket... but it was a good bite!

Fish on bro!

Here are a few frostbite pics from years past..
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Re: Open water?

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 am

Great pics guys. You are real frostbiters.
Awesome.
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Re: Open water?

Postby drachma » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Told ya Randy was Mr Frostbite. Hauling the 12 footer over the ice!!!

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