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gkirch30



Joined: 13 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: first time ice fishing Reply with quote

My sister told me and my dad we need a new hobby so she got us some tip ups for Christmas. We are both new to ice fishing so looking for any tips and places to go, I know no-one is going to give up there hot spot but just looking for places near the montville area where we could go have a good time drink some beer and catch a couple fish hopefully. Any info well be much appreciated.
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Crest Daddy



Joined: 20 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can look in the ct angler's guide for lakes and ponds in your area or look at google earth and then research the ponds you discover. i don't know your area so i have no suggestions.
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gkirch30



Joined: 13 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks will look into it
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PECo



Joined: 06 Oct 2009
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Location: Avon, CT

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOT Wethersfield Cove. Not NOW, at least.
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ripline



Joined: 26 Feb 2012
Posts: 121
Location: Shelton

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a great sport, hopefully you and your dad will love it.

Did you guys get any safety gear with your tip ups? Picks? A rope? Spud bar? Cleats?

Early and late ice can be a challenge if you are inexperienced, actually even if you ARE experienced. Don't take chances and drill or spud as you go if unsure of the thickness, Places like Wethersfield Cove are tidal and the ice does not freeze uniformly so stay away from the channel to the right, at least for now. I'm too old and never go near that area anyway. Try to hook up with someone that know the body of water or that has groups already on it. I'm sure there are guys here that you can get together with.

Have a great time!
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fishville



Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 87

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure where you are in state. But Ct outfitters is the place to go for info (and to spend money ). Also if you go to the DEEP website they have classes/events. I know there is one coming up on Burr pond.
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