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proline2
02-07-2007, 06:44 PM
If this cold weather holds, should be able to walk on it by the weekend. Hard to believe only about 50 days for April 1st launch. Sorry they big pics.


mbfishing
02-07-2007, 07:07 PM
too cold for me, cool pics

tommyr904
02-07-2007, 07:18 PM
way to cold for me.pretty cool to see though


Doug in Bermuda
02-07-2007, 08:39 PM
The water don't get cracks in it here.

Squid Row
02-07-2007, 08:54 PM
I remember when I was a kid and the bay off Massapequa froze so thick that people were driving cars across it.

My Dad was a clammer at the time. He would walk out, cut open a big hole in the ice and work it putting the clams in a bucket full of water so they would not freeze. Did not catch the quantity, but the price was high.

I was big time into hockey at the time so we skated from Amityville all the way to the State Channel one day. The trip south was nice with the wind at our back, the skate home was awful. I still remember how cold we were!

Cool thing was taking a slap shot to see if anyone could shoot a puck a mile! LOL

Beautiful pics, brings back some great memories.
Thanks for sharing!

proline2
02-07-2007, 11:15 PM
Squid, I grew up in Bellport and remember back in the 70's the bay was frozen solid for weeks. We had cars, clammers, ice boats and even fires on the ice. I even rode my bike over to the ocean. One day me and my friends took a long walk over to the beach as the temp steadily rose. On the way back we were slogging through 4 or 5 inches of slush. The cops were waiting for us at Bellport dock and read us the riot act.

This shot was Feb 2004.

JJC
02-08-2007, 01:09 AM
I remember the clammers driving out on the ice around 1976/77 when it really froze thick. Always kids ice skating on my canal back then. I also remember a kid from my school getting killed riding his bike across the bay and falling through... That was probably early 1980s.

gman25
02-08-2007, 06:47 AM
And there were several cars that broke through the ice those years and are still rusting on the bay floor.

Bulls I
02-08-2007, 10:08 AM
Driving on the ice here in the frozen tundra is common. On the lakes up North they plow roads and put street signs up. It's a virtual community.

pdspeh
02-08-2007, 10:20 AM
Cool picts.
It doesn't look like we'll be seeing scenes like that this year

-50 days til Flounder opener???? - wow that's soon- from my log last year I see it was 60+ degrees March 30th and I went down to the shore to wet a line.

jcd15
02-08-2007, 10:38 AM
Guess I won't be fishing this weekend.
Weather looks ok but the canal in bayshore is frozen (don't
want to damage the boat to go through it)
Oh well guess I'm goose hunting instead.

JDBer94
02-08-2007, 10:55 AM
So what are those water conditions called? ;?

That water is so calm, I bet I could run 65 mph in those conditions. :thumbsup:

Tunadevil
02-08-2007, 12:14 PM
jcd15 - 2/8/2007 9:38 AM

Guess I won't be fishing this weekend.
Weather looks ok but the canal in bayshore is frozen (don't
want to damage the boat to go through it)
Oh well guess I'm goose hunting instead.


Isn't Goose season over?

jcd15
02-08-2007, 01:21 PM
Tunadevil - 2/8/2007 12:14 PM

jcd15 - 2/8/2007 9:38 AM

Guess I won't be fishing this weekend.
Weather looks ok but the canal in bayshore is frozen (don't
want to damage the boat to go through it)
Oh well guess I'm goose hunting instead.


Isn't Goose season over?


Ahhh
late goose season 2/8/07 to 2/14/07
there are boundaries not sure where you hunt on l.i.
I believe 5 geese a day.

gebby
02-08-2007, 01:22 PM
proline and squid, i grew up in massapequa. your posts and stories bring back fond memories of the seventies. thanks for that.

Nicmegmatt
02-08-2007, 01:48 PM
Up on Alton bay on lake Winnipesaukee they use the ice as an airport. The only FAA approved frozen lake airport I think.

CAPTJohnny
02-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Wow cool pics, my marina in Jersey City just iced over a cple of days ago

Tunadevil
02-08-2007, 02:40 PM
jcd15 - 2/8/2007 12:21 PM

Tunadevil - 2/8/2007 12:14 PM

jcd15 - 2/8/2007 9:38 AM

Guess I won't be fishing this weekend.
Weather looks ok but the canal in bayshore is frozen (don't
want to damage the boat to go through it)
Oh well guess I'm goose hunting instead.


Isn't Goose season over?


Ahhh
late goose season 2/8/07 to 2/14/07
there are boundaries not sure where you hunt on l.i.
I believe 5 geese a day.


I just read the regs. It says 10 days from the end of Duck season, I think (Weststern L.I.). Anyone know if that is right. ;?

jcd15
02-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Tunadevil - 2/8/2007 2:40 PM

jcd15 - 2/8/2007 12:21 PM

Tunadevil - 2/8/2007 12:14 PM

jcd15 - 2/8/2007 9:38 AM

Guess I won't be fishing this weekend.
Weather looks ok but the canal in bayshore is frozen (don't
want to damage the boat to go through it)
Oh well guess I'm goose hunting instead.


Isn't Goose season over?


Ahhh
late goose season 2/8/07 to 2/14/07
there are boundaries not sure where you hunt on l.i.
I believe 5 geese a day.


I just read the regs. It says 10 days from the end of Duck season, I think (Weststern L.I.). Anyone know if that is right. ;?
I just called dec in stoney brook
starting today until the 15th
north of 25a in nassau county
5 geese per person.

Tunadevil
02-08-2007, 03:36 PM
Cool. Thanks for the info. :thumbsup: The birds have been flying like mad with the freeze up on the East End. A little to late.

santees Toy
02-11-2007, 10:17 AM
Squid and Proline2 I grew up on the great south bay in patchogue on the swan river, You bring back memories of the 70. My mom still lives there, We don't see that down here in Virginia Beach

jcd15
02-11-2007, 07:59 PM
Tunadevil - 2/8/2007 3:36 PM

Cool. Thanks for the info. :thumbsup: The birds have been flying like mad with the freeze up on the East End. A little to late.


We got 6 geese on sat and 3 on sunday
birds really moving but they were flying high
You can tell thay have been shot at for 2 1/2 months

tmd11111
02-13-2007, 06:12 PM
I grew up on patchogue long island in the 70's also. 76 or 77 is froze so thick we rode our bikes from the L dock to watch hill. could never figure out why my parents we're so pisses, the ice was at least 2 feet thick at the time. Now I live in west texas, and local lake temp is 49 degrees. cant wait to bass fish this weekend

santees Toy
02-13-2007, 09:38 PM
Hey there tmd11111 we migth know each other went to school grad in 75. We had a home over by the hospital and move to the one on the river. The good old L dock the pool and band shell. That was my hang outs i was on the junior firefigther race team for patchogue.

proline2
02-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Santees, small world. I grew up in Bellport, moved to Florida and moved back to Brookhaven in 2000. My brother in law lives right on Swan River. When my docks get blown out by the ice I normally keep my boat there in the early spring. Here is a pic of my boat on Swan.

ReelFun1
02-14-2007, 12:48 PM
Proline 2, Squid, Santees Toy and TM 11111,
I too grew up on Great South Bay in Bayshore in the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s Dug many calms back then, had a Garvey and a Sharpie calm boats, remember in winter using bubbling systems to keep the ice from messing up the boat, and we would attach 2 by 6 to the bow so the ice wouldn’t hurt the hull when we went in and out. We would tie up by the ferry docks, they would go back and forth to Fire Island and they would keep the ice broke up so we could manage to get out and dig calms. The prices would be way up in the winter, we would get upwards of a $100 a bushel for little necks in dead of winter. I tell you those where some cold days, most days we would be happy to get a ˝ bushel. We whore so much clothing that I could hardly pull the start rope on my outboard and if we were ever to fall overboard we would have been in bad trouble for sure. I realize now what a great life I had growing up on the water and to be able to enjoy the freedom of just jumping into my boat and have fun doing what I loved. Thanks for the memories, growing up on the bay and owning 4 boats before having a drivers licence, those where the days.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

firefisher
02-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Jcd15 How did you get others post in your response? Can't figure out how to do that when I want to reply to someone.

Thanks

Gringo
02-14-2007, 01:30 PM
How long is it going to take before some Fountain owner tells us how fast he can motor across that?

jcd15
02-14-2007, 07:47 PM
firefisher - 2/14/2007 1:23 PM

Jcd15 How did you get others post in your response? Can't figure out how to do that when I want to reply to someone.

Thanks


Use the quote feature
hit enter a few times and start typing
:thumbsup:

tmd11111
02-15-2007, 10:04 AM
santees toy, i grew up on Rider ave, thats 1 block south from the L-dock. I graduated in 81 and left for the Army. I ended up retiring in west texas. I visit the island every 3 or 4 years and try to get a little fishing in when im up there. It's funny that you mentioned the clam shell, havent seen it in years. Used to play basaeball it the fields there next to it. I miss the Island but darn sure dont miss the cold.

santees Toy
02-16-2007, 08:58 PM
Proline It sure is a nice boat on the River.Was there in Jan when my father passaway.Had dinner at pine grove inn. Tmd1111 Know what you mean about the cold 20 up here tonight.TMD thats funny i left there when i join the Navy and retired with 22 years and stayed in Va beach. Reel fun when i was a kid i clamed on a sharpie what a boat and alot of hard work wirh a rack or tongs. Great hearing from you all.
Tony ;)

firefisher
02-17-2007, 12:00 AM
firefisher - 2/14/2007 12:23 PMJcd15 How did you get others post in your response? Can't figure out how to do that when I want to reply to someone.Thanks





Thanks jcd15



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