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Offline John Whyte

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Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:14:17 pm »
As promised I tested the ice on Couchiching and here is what I found


« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 09:55:13 am by John Whyte »
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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 04:17:38 pm »
Thing of beauty. Thanks John!!

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 04:22:25 pm »
wow Dec 5th, well i can tell you i wont be winning anything.  BTW how was the fishing? 

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 04:31:03 pm »
Wow that was fast  . Still not going till Monday as much as I wanna go out  lol.

Thanks a bunch John

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 04:36:02 pm »
WOW thanks John that's unbelievable!!  I'm so excited, anyone planning to walk out on Sat morning shoot me a PM, would love to meet up with anyone else who's prepared for early/thin ice.

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 04:37:59 pm »
I didnt want that stupid camera anyways. LOL WOW

This means my little lake up there should be good to go. No fishing til next weekend though.

Thanks John.

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 04:58:31 pm »
Thank you thank you thank you


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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 04:58:40 pm »
Even though we had 4 inches at the test site and on the way, I would be very careful if you plan on going out. It's a little spooky that its the only ice around. But it was good quality ice. I drilled a lot of holes looking for bad spots.


I only fished for 10 minutes because it felt so odd being out on Dec 5
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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 05:55:41 pm »
Play safe people! Ice can change quickly and many more days ahead in this hardwater season!

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 09:09:53 pm »
 Thanks for the video.
This is a VERY early ice indeed.
I donít think anybody thought we could have that ice thickness this early in December.

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 09:11:17 pm »
Awesome report John,

Thanks

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 10:43:12 pm »
Nice report John!  The way you put fish on the ice, Iím guessing you pulled a dozen or so in the 10 minutes you were out there?  😉

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 11:03:16 pm »
Nice report John!  The way you put fish on the ice, Iím guessing you pulled a dozen or so in the 10 minutes you were out there?  😉

Lol never got a bite
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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 07:06:02 am »
Where can I find the link for the standings chart ?

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 07:21:52 am »
Where can I find the link for the standings chart ?

I'm going to post it here
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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 01:40:07 pm »
Now that's early ice ,just like the old days . Thanks John. Was anyone fishing ?

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 02:18:29 pm »
John, are you planning on going out again on the weekend? Iíd like to plan to go on Cooch on Monday or Tuesday but iíd Have to take a day off, but if you think itís not safe iíll Avoid and wait until the new year.

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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 03:02:37 pm »
John, are you planning on going out again on the weekend? Iíd like to plan to go on Cooch on Monday or Tuesday but iíd Have to take a day off, but if you think itís not safe iíll Avoid and wait until the new year.

No I won't be fishing on the weekend.
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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 03:03:41 pm »
Now that's early ice ,just like the old days . Thanks John. Was anyone fishing ?

No there was no one out there when I was there but there was someone out a few days before the thaw and rain.
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Re: Official First Ice Contest Couchiching
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 11:51:06 am »
Should be even better after last night. -17 in the morning.
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