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  1. NAW

    WARNING-Lake Simcoe Ice Anglers

    The guy that got stuck out there was a guide on Simcoe.. I don't want to start a pissing match on here. But as a guide, he should have taken a better look at the weather report, and ice conditions.
  2. NAW

    My new Smitty

    don't seem to catch many..... But there is some safe ice, that aint going no where.
  3. NAW

    My new Smitty

    Herd about that Terry. Thanks for the heads up. I won't be heading out on Simcoe this weekend. But if I where, it would be buried deep in the bay. I have no plans to go anywhere near the end of the bay. I was out there the day before the big ice shelf broke off many years ago.. Scary stuff.
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    My new Smitty

    I have a space restriction for it to fit in the back of my vehicle. So I couldn't go any wider on the skiis. I have 1/2" clearance on either side for it to squeeze in right now. Or else I would have a wider ski. The current ski is 2" wide. My UHMW was actually 3-1/2" wide, and I ripped it down to 2". If I ever get a new vehicle, then I'd throw some skiis on like ya'll are suggesting. It has 10" of clearance to the bottom of the tub. Then the tub starts to contact the snow. But there is no cross bracing to snow plow. I am interested to try it out in a foot of snow or more and see how it work. But usually by that point, I will be running my snowmobile, and have the skiis retracted anyways. The cool thing about this project, is that I got the material for cost -30%. And I pulled the UHMW out of a scrap bin at work. So my total bill for the project was $62 cash!
  5. NAW

    My new Smitty

    Not this weekend. But the following (26/27) I will be going for white fish / Lakers on Simcoe. You are always welcome to join!
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    My new Smitty

    I have been pondering some clip on wheels that I can remove once on the ice and toss in the tub. Something very simple, and light. The UHWM is 3/4", and the screws are countersunk 1/2" deep. So I have a lot of material to wear through. Optimistically, I think I would get a few seasons out of them. I made 2 sets of runners, so I have another identical set waiting as replacements when these ones do wear out.
  7. NAW

    My new Smitty

    This year I sold my pop up hut, and started running a 2 man flip over. The things must weight 150 lbs loaded with gear. Even empty, it's very heavy. It has the fold down bench seats and heavy metal poles. Throw a 20lb tank and a buddy heater, 2 fish finder, 15 beer, etc..... It was such a pain in the butt this early season lifting the hut on and off my old wooden Smitty. So I designed and build a folding Smitty. Build it last week at work with a few long nights. And was able to test it this weekend. I would say it's a success!! Just pull to detent pins, and the entire hut drops down on the ice. Put your foot on the ski, and lift one side up, and it swings up almost effortlessly. Sure will make the run and gun faster !!!
  8. NAW

    ICE DEPTHS

    I've been on 6 lakes this year.. But no way I am saying there names online.. Been on the ice since dec 1st. But I can say they are in Muskoka / Perry sound district. And have had 4" + of ice for several weeks now. Guys running sleds all of them now... The only one I would mention is Couch.. But everyone knows it's safe. This weekend (and likely the rest of the season) will be Simcoe. Just going to be very very sketchy this weekend.
  9. Hoping by Jan 30th, it will be tight.
  10. Thanks Sinker! PM Sent
  11. Copy that, on the live bait! I'm not going to mess around with plastics..
  12. Thanks for all the tips so far everyone! I have been browsing the quinte board, but didn't want to sign up just to ask one question. And Sinker, man if your around, I'd love to meet up. I may fire you a PM a little closer to the date. Thanks again everyone!
  13. I have never fished Quinte before. But I have a few days off mid week Jan 30 to Feb 1st. We thinking about heading down that way for 2 nights. I have been doing some general research on the area and know some spots that I want to try, near Belleville. But I am just wondering if it's worth the drive down that time of year. It's my understanding that the walleye are NOT in there all year, at by that time, they may have already moved further out the bay. Certainly not asking for anyone's honey hole. Just wondering your thoughts on where the walleye this time year. Depths, lures, etc.. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I posted this in "fishing news" by accident as well. Still getting used to the site.
  14. I have never fished Quinte before. But I have a few days off mid week Jan 30 to Feb 1st. We thinking about heading down that way for 2 nights. I have been doing some general research on the area and know some spots that I want to try, near Belleville. But I am just wondering if it's worth the drive down that time of year. It's my understanding that the walleye are NOT in there all year, at by that time, they may have already moved further out the bay. Certainly not asking for anyone's honey hole. Just wondering your thoughts on where the walleye this time year. Depths, lures, etc.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  15. NAW

    Wheres the report

    Nice. Thanks Wayne for pointing this out!! Just testing it out with a few pics!
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