Re: Ice fishing tangential question
Thanks, ShadMaster, I will follow your advice. I just hate that waiting so long for a tip-up just to have a nice fish shear off after a few seconds. Arrghhh!
The lake I was fishing, in Lehigh County, PA, was emptied for dam repairs a few years ago, and stocked with bait fish, the regular game fish, and tiger muskies. Two years after the stocking folks were catching fish of 30 inches. Now they are between 30 and 40 inches and still growing. The lake is catch and release only, except for trout and rough fish.
After this week's warm temps I'm pretty sure the ice will need some hard cold to re-form. I can hardly wait. It's a great alternative to the beach this time of year and only a few miles from my sweetie's place.