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Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« on: January 07, 2014, 09:41:05 PM »
I'm defining Deep lakes for this discussion as lakes where the depth exceeds 30 FOW, with far greater depths the norm. We don't have a lot of lakes that qualify in NEPA. The Pack and Harveys, Winola, Upper Woods and Duck Harbor are a few others. Anyway, I will be using this thread to suggest some tactics for getting a grip on the deeper waters that we encounter. Feel free to add your two cents or ask questions. I like a deeper lake and have had some good times and some thin times on deep lakes.. One thing, probably the biggest thing that I want when I'm going to fish a deeper lake is a contour map.
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Ice Fishing Deep lakes
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 09:46:36 PM »
Can add few to your list.  one easy thing that we all know of deeper lakes if you catch a  perch might as well keep it because the air bladder is going to implode.

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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 10:43:33 PM »
I'm defining Deep lakes for this discussion as lakes where the depth exceeds 30 FOW, with far greater depths the norm. We don't have a lot of lakes that qualify in NEPA. The Pack and Harveys, Winola, Upper Woods and Duck Harbor are a few others. Anyway, I will be using this thread to suggest some tactics for getting a grip on the deeper waters that we encounter. Feel free to add your two cents or ask questions. I like a deeper lake and have had some good times and some thin times on deep lakes.. One thing, probably the biggest thing that I want when I'm going to fish a deeper lake is a contour map.
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Thinking about hitting a deep lake this weekend, Where can I get some contour maps, does the fish commission sell them, are there any apps for my android phone I cant afford, or should I say the other half will kill me if I buy another fishing product!! oI
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 10:52:04 PM »
Navionics has maps for the pack Harvey's and prompton and other lakes in ny and lakes outside of the icebelt for 10 bucks

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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 02:23:38 AM »
Here's a source of maps from the former Pecks Pond store 

thefloattubestore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26

Bear in mind they charge $5.50 handling charge, so they are not real cheap, also check to make sure
he is still in business.  570-775-7237
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 07:44:32 AM »
Here's a source of maps from the former Pecks Pond store 

thefloattubestore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26

Bear in mind they charge $5.50 handling charge, so they are not real cheap, also check to make sure
he is still in business.  570-775-7237
Thanks, I checked out the float tube store there shipping charges cost more than the maps.
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 08:58:34 AM »
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one easy thing that we all know of deeper lakes if you catch a  perch might as well keep it because the air bladder is going to implode.

not always. They do, but I tend to real them up slowly from deep water. It helps keep them from popping. It's when you real them up fast that they pop. If you know it's a small perch, you can stop at a few intervals for a couple seconds. Just to keep them from popping.
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 10:39:45 AM »
Out on Harveys on Friday I used my iPhone Navionics app with the gps enabled to walk out to the edge of the 70' mark. Later I my tracks back to the spot with my flasher and auger to see if the app had been accurate. Cut the hole and marked 70 fow. A paper map is good for looking at and planning where you might want to fish on your next visit to a lake but once you are there finding the spot can be tedious requiring a lot of false starts and drilling.
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 01:38:00 PM »
Fairveiw lake is a deep lake.Its by the pac.nice lake.trout,big perch and gills,nice bass too.
FEW.Dam is deep.I got into perch in 80' of water.All their air bladders were hanging out of their mouths.Great place to icefish.
I myself love deeper lakes.Duck Harbor is sn other favorite of mine.
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
How heavy of a jig do you use for deep lakes? Is tungsten a must?
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Re: Ice Fishing Deep lakes
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 06:20:49 PM »
How heavy of a jig do you use for deep lakes? Is tungsten a must?

Start with what you are targeting and work from there.
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