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Offline chez

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WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« on: December 13, 2016, 07:35:25 AM »
IVE BEEN CURIOUS AS OF LATE.
DONT WANT TO START A BIG COMMOTION.... >:D
BUT WHO LIKES TO FISH ICE FISHING DERBIES.?????? :-\
WHO DONT LIKE TO FISH ICEFISHING DERBIES.?????? :-\

FOR YEARS I FISHED ANDYS BAR DERBIE OUT OF DUPONT PA.
IT WAS LOTS OF FUN,THEN I STARTED THINKING.,[[[[[[STARTING TIME,,ENDING TIME,GOTTA GET WEIGHED IN...]]]]
ONE YEAR IN PARTICULAR ,WHILE BEING HELD AT THE PAC,,,I WAS INTO SOME JUMBO PERCH..HAD TO PAC UP
LEAVE THE PERCH AND GO GET WEIGHED IN :? :?.IT SUCKED..I LEFT A HOT HOLE FOR NOTHING.... :( :( :( :( :(
FROM THAT DAY ON I QUIT FISHING THE DERBIES.. :)
I WENT BACK THE NEXT DAY TO THE SAME AREA AND GOT SKUNKED. *<>/ *<>/ *<>/
IT GOT ME THINKING,IT REALLY ISNT WORTH THE EFFORT. :?
AND ANDYS HAD SOME GREAT PRIZES THREW THE YEARS,BOATS AND TRAILERS ,MOTORS ,AUGARS,REALLY GOOD PRIZES. &:

THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT.
JUST WOUNDERING HOW EVERYONE ELSE FEELS ABOUT IT?????WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR SAFE ICE..
WHEN THE BEERS GONE WE'RE GONE


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WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« on: December 13, 2016, 07:35:25 AM »

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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 07:41:50 AM »
I don't like big crowds, so I've never done one. Maybe one of these years I'll try one just to see if I like it, but my guess is it won't be my cup of tea!

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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 07:49:42 AM »
Derbies are OK.  I like suppoerting the cause.  Don't usually weigh in at the end though.  I like the tournament style contests a lot better.  2-man things and the like.
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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 08:15:20 AM »
I'm to independent to get into anything like one. The best tournament on ice is the one I put on here every winter. You get to fish when and where you want. If your on a hot hole stay there and fish it. And you got two months to do it your way. My kinda event. We need more guys to get signed up for this year. Got to show the sponsors that you appreciate it or it could go away.
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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 10:03:51 AM »
I've never done one or a tourney but I think it would be fun. If you ever need a partner give me a shout!
When Hell freezes over, I'll ice fish there too!


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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 05:03:07 PM »
I don't like them on smaller bodies of water, in other words, small lakes that can get over pressured and they can clean out the larger breeders. 

On larger lakes for a benefit I would do it, but for the most part like RutNut I'd rather fish in peace and quiet with just the nature around, and I don't like fishing on someone else's time schedule.

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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 05:11:22 PM »
I go to a few each winter  the competition is a little bit added fun

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 07:53:18 PM »
I'm to independent to get into anything like one. The best tournament on ice is the one I put on here every winter. You get to fish when and where you want. If your on a hot hole stay there and fish it. And you got two months to do it your way. My kinda event. We need more guys to get signed up for this year. Got to show the sponsors that you appreciate it or it could go away.
FM
I signed up 3 years in a row.
this is the first year I didn't sign up..
its a great tournament..prizes are the best of any site out there.
fm runs a top of the line tournament for sure.. :)
I cant see leaving a hot bite to measure a fish to enter when the vsame few guys win every year.
im not knocking them im glad for the,
ive fished with a few of these guys and they are great guys.I COSIDER THEM MY FRIENDS.
my issue is,the winners are off of work most of the winter.they fish harD to win.they put their time in.4 or 5 days a week...
the normal joe that works 5 or 6 days a week. and gets out 1 or 2 times over a weekend has a much lesser chance..
there are members who work for the trout hatchery who win most of the trout catagories every year.
I was glad to see the brown trout category go to someone else this past year.
im not knocking these guys,,they do their homework,,put their time,money and energy out to get out as much as possible.
and they do deserve the win.
what im saying is..[[AS A GUY THAT GETS OUT TWICE A WEEKN ON PUBLIC WATERS COMPAIRED TO BA GUY THAT GETS OUT 4 OR 5 TIMES ON PRIVATE WATERS OR PUBLIC FOR THAT MATTER]]]HAS A LESSER CHANCE TO WIN.
I RATHER FISH,POST PICS AND ENJOY THE TOURNAMENT FROM THE SIDELINES...
I DO ENJOY THE RESULTS.
I WAS GLAD TO SEE MY BUUDY ITS ICE ONE A PRIZE LAST SEASON...
THIS IS JUST THE WAY I SEE IT.
I DONT MEAN TO OFFEND ANYONE,,YOUR ALL GREAT GUYS.
I WOULD RATHER JUST FISH FOR FUN...
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.
WHEN THE BEERS GONE WE'RE GONE


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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 07:53:18 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 08:00:13 PM »
I have fished a bunch of derbies over the years. Win, lose or draw... I had fun at them all. Except the dink fest at Sandy Pond NY!! I'd rather watch paint dry! Met and hung out with a bunch of good folks though!!!😎
DO WHAT YOU LIKE, LIKE WHAT YOU DO....LIFE IS GOOD!


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DON'T WORRY FREDDIE....THE BITE WILL GET HOT AT 11:00!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 08:16:33 PM »
I have fished a bunch of derbies over the years. Win, lose or draw... I had fun at them all. Except the dink fest at Sandy Pond NY!! I'd rather watch paint dry! Met and hung out with a bunch of good folks though!!!😎

ISNT THAT THE DERBY THAT 1ST PRIVE WAS A RUBBER HOTTUB?????
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 09:47:57 PM »
Yes...Freddie won it!!!!! Lol!😜
DO WHAT YOU LIKE, LIKE WHAT YOU DO....LIFE IS GOOD!


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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 09:56:06 PM »
I can take them or leave them..   

This 2 month tournament here is nice, I can fish at my own pace, it accommodates to my crazy work schedule and I can fish anywhere I want or with whomever I want, even with Uncle Chez.  ::) 

As for the smaller derbies, well... I only officially fished 1 and that was LCSP..
Hey...., it was a day out fishing... It was for a good cause... and my partner was my Son...!!!  I had fun!

I won't really go out of my way to get to one.. unless it's beneficial to my day off and it's in traveling distance within reason.
 
As for those that find leaving holes, ending fishing early, taking fish to be weighed, etc.. an inconvenience....Then don't fish it.
It's a fishing derby!  They need to set their rules for the event..

When we fished the one in LCSP.... the air horn sounded to end the derby.... but we had nothing to show to qualify for any prizes, so we just stayed where we were and fished another 2 hours...

 


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Re: WHO LIKES ICEFISHING DERBIES????? WHO DONT????
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 06:40:19 AM »
Chez, I understand and agree but for me, taking the pics on the ice in the cold with wind, snow, sometimes rain and getting it right just takes the fun out of it and adds to some severe pressure for me. Heck, you know me, I ain't even that good taking pictures during the summer when I'm on my yak on a sunny day much less on the ice in a snow storm, lol!

Cowdawg, makes sence. If you don't wanna stop fishing at the end of a derby and you know you ain't gonna win, just drop another line, pop the top on a beer slushy and enjoy! u:)
When Hell freezes over, I'll ice fish there too!


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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2016, 07:10:26 AM »
Yes...Freddie won it!!!!! Lol!😜
FREDDIE IS THE MAN..!!!!!!!!!!!!
I BET HE WON THAT TOURNAMENT WITH HIS SECRET WEPON.
DROP SHOTTING A HULLA POPPER 8" OFF THE BOTTOM!!!!!!!!
FREDDY,,POST PICS OF THE TUB.....
KP,WANTED THAT WIN IN THE WORST WAY ;) ;)
WHEN THE BEERS GONE WE'RE GONE


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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 07:16:05 AM »
Chez, I understand and agree but for me, taking the pics on the ice in the cold with wind, snow, sometimes rain and getting it right just takes the fun out of it and adds to some severe pressure for me. Heck, you know me, I ain't even that good taking pictures during the summer when I'm on my yak on a sunny day much less on the ice in a snow storm, lol!

Cowdawg, makes sence. If you don't wanna stop fishing at the end of a derby and you know you ain't gonna win, just drop another line, pop the top on a beer slushy and enjoy! u:)

I ALLWAYS LIKED TO SHOW UP AT THE WEIGH INS.....BEER THIRTY!!!!!!!LOL.....
WHEN THE BEERS GONE WE'RE GONE


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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 07:16:05 AM »