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crappiekeith
07-24-2007, 09:21 AM
I've been away for awhile,it's been a busy summer.
Tying like crazy ,fishing like a mad dog and getting ready for the US Nationals in drag racing.Nothing like a good nitro buzz to wake a guy up.
Here's some fishing pics from the last few trips.
How's your fishing been going??????
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture075-1.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture067.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture026.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture071.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture068.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture025.jpg

badbrad
07-24-2007, 09:42 PM
Some nice summertime fish Keith.

crappiekeith
07-24-2007, 10:09 PM
I'm looking for the ice to get out & start drillin those slabs again.

shipahoy41
07-25-2007, 06:27 AM
Glad you are having fun. It is always good to see your posts.

old ship

GRIZZ
07-25-2007, 01:38 PM
I'm looking for the ice to get out & start drillin those slabs again.

Good to see you, but your NUTS!! NO ICE!!!!!!!!! :D

crappiekeith
07-25-2007, 02:35 PM
You southern boyz make me giggle.
Right now it's 93 with the dew point at 80.
It's unbearable! You can only take off so many clothes.
With cold weather I can bundle up to stay warm.Besides I have heat in my portable ice shack.I like to keep it t shirt temp in there.

So c'mon ice ,besides those slabs taste better when the water is 40 degrees vs.80

skiptomylu
07-25-2007, 03:34 PM
Well other than going fast on the track it looks like you have had time to have some fishing fun.

I use to do some 1/4 mile drag racing when i was a lot younger, but gave it up long ago. However I do still remember how much fun it can be.

Skip

DENNIS BOWERS
07-25-2007, 06:04 PM
Great lookin Bunch Of Fish!!!

crappiekeith
07-25-2007, 07:46 PM
With 2500 lakes,378 mlies of creeks & 40% of the Mississippi in Mn.here in our county fish can be found.

GRIZZ
07-26-2007, 12:41 AM
Southern boys? I'm from NY and get snow up to my ears every year. I'm sick of it. bleh!!

old fuzzy
07-26-2007, 06:47 AM
luv that nitro in the morning,,,good stuff,,,,,nice fish

crappiekeith
07-26-2007, 06:53 AM
Sorry Grizz!

chaunc
07-26-2007, 08:49 AM
Hey Keith, how about getting in touch with Russ from Midwest Crappie and shoot an icefishing crappie video this winter? I'll even come up from PA to help out if you guys need me too. That would probably be the best show or first show, he's ever done on ice. I know a lot of us would love to see that show. What do you guys think? ;)

Buffy
07-26-2007, 03:29 PM
Just make sure the ice isplenty thick. Glad to see you have not forgotten us. I am in downtown Richmond, the thre h's have hit. Hazy hot humid

crappiekeith
07-27-2007, 09:13 AM
Hey Keith, how about getting in touch with Russ from Midwest Crappie and shoot an icefishing crappie video this winter? I'll even come up from PA to help out if you guys need me too. That would probably be the best show or first show, he's ever done on ice. I know a lot of us would love to see that show. What do you guys think? ;)


I do not know Russ ,but I'm certainly open to that.
Do me a favor & introduce me.
Early ice is a hoot!!!!!
Check out this vid.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_HPIM0956.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=HPIM0956.flv)

GRIZZ
07-28-2007, 01:31 PM
Those guys are nuts. That ice looks like its less than 1 inch thick.

I took a screenie and you can clearly see the outline of the crappie through the ice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Birdsongrm/thinice.jpg

chaunc
07-28-2007, 06:23 PM
You'll never get Russ on the ice by putting videos like that here for people to see.:mad: I love icefishing but no way i'm, or any of my friends, are going on ice that thin. Nice fish but bad choice of videos. JMO

crappiekeith
07-28-2007, 09:41 PM
That ice was 4 inches.It was the 1st time out.
We gain almost an inch a day.
Once you get 8" you can drive a 4wheeler on it or a snomobile & once you get 12" you can drive a car on it.
I always go 1st and test the ice with a spud.
I have a rope around me (just in case),but I've never gone in ,knock on wood.
Once we get2 foot you can take a 1 ton truck with a trailer fish house and the ice does not even crack.

True the video makes the is look thin,but it's not.
Good clear ice is very strong.

GRIZZ
07-29-2007, 12:54 AM
Yeah hes right. Clear ice is deceiving. Now that I look a little closer I can see how thick it is. Its just that that crappie coming up makes it look really thin. The problem around here is that we get so much snow that the ice is always dicey. It does get thick eventually but the snow makes it hard to judge and people go through almost every year along with trucks snow mobiles and four wheelers. We never get ice like that. 4 inches of ice with 2 feet of snow on it is never going to be uniform. The only time we get bare ice is when the wind blows so hard it blows the snow off the ice, and whats underneath is rotten and rough. Can you see my affection for ice fishing??

Its weird, but the cold doesn't bother me at all. I rarely wear a coat even in the worst of winter. Usually just and insulated shirt and I'm good. I think I have just overdosed on snow and no sun in the winter. There is no way I'm staying here this winter. If it never snowed, but all the lakes froze with clear ice I'd be perfectly happy and I'd probably get out there and fish. I wish I still liked snow, but I just don't. I need clear skies, sun and bare ground. I'm sure that the psycoquacks have a name for what I have. I'm not afraid of snow. I'm just sick of it.

crappiekeith
07-29-2007, 09:16 AM
You got that right Grizz.
I pray for no snow until we get a foot of ice.That way the ice gets a good chance to get good.
Snow is an insulator plus it can get heavy driving water up above the ice making slush.That's no fun to walk in.

If I hear 1 crack under my feet when the ice is new I'm gonzo.
Yet after it gets thick let her crack.
Watch this video Grizz!
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_late_ice.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=late_ice.flv)

http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=late_ice.flv

wannabe fisherman
07-29-2007, 12:12 PM
now that's what I'd call thick ice!!!

crappiekeith
07-30-2007, 11:52 AM
Wth the 90 degree days I'd go for some ice right now.
Fishing has been tough,but we are still finding some decent fish to tangle with.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture092.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture090.jpg
We even had a few wacky loons fledglings chase our spinnerbaits.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_2d89dff7.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=2d89dff7.flv)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture087.jpg
The eyes are tough to find and even the pike are a bit frisky shaking us loose.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_6158ac0c.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=6158ac0c.flv)

GRIZZ
07-31-2007, 02:46 PM
Just watching them drill that hole depresses me.

centerdriver
07-31-2007, 03:42 PM
As grandpa use to say....."Doin' good.....doin' real good!"

crappiekeith
08-03-2007, 08:21 AM
I'm glad to hear that!
The bridge going down sure has stirred up a ruckus in our state.

I'm a few hours north so we do not get all of the TV crews like down there.
Poor folks of those missing.It's gonna be a good thing for them to get some closure.
God Bless them.


On a lighter note the walleyes are just hammering the baits!
We caught over 100 in 2 night of fishing not to mention scads of bass.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_d672ba0b.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=d672ba0b.flv)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_bc0d7292.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=bc0d7292.flv)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_1ac649db.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=1ac649db.flv)
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture109.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_a7598f3a.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=a7598f3a.flv)

crappiekeith
08-06-2007, 08:18 AM
The last few days have been a riot with hundreds of eyes being caught.
For some reason the smaller ones are on a feed like you'd not believe.
We had dropped down to UL rods because they were so small ,but then I tied into this 20 incher.BOOOya,what a battle.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/th_Picture133-1.jpg (http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/?action=view&current=Picture133-1.flv)

My son David joined Rick & I 2 nights ago.Boy did he whip up on a them.
He caught around 30 plus a few bass.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture136.jpg

Rick drilled a nice 20 incher to that night.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture127.jpg
All in all fishing has been good.
It's time to start packing for the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals.
I'll have some pics for y'all next week.
Here was the 20 I caught on the UL.
Man was that a fun night.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture125.jpg

sam liddiard
08-06-2007, 09:31 AM
Good looking fish. I have been doing the same on Rainbows and Small Mouth bass. I am still trying to figure out how to post pic's can you help?

crappiekeith
08-06-2007, 10:26 AM
You need an account with a hosting site for your pics like [url]www.photobucket.com,it's free .Then once you've uploaded them you can left click on the url tag. Choose copy.Then make your post ,in that post left click & choose paste.
Walla the pic is posted.

If you register on photobucket you can call me some night & I'd walk you through it.

crappiekeith
08-08-2007, 08:22 AM
Did you register Sam?
Look at the bass dude caught last night.
We went buck on biggest for pike & bass,nutted up.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture145.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/palisade1kid/Picture140.jpg
My bass were small.
It's a good thing I caught a few pike as he did not so no payout this go around.