Making your own open water?

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Making your own open water?

Postby billybass23 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:35 pm

with this cold front settling in and everything freezing up I was just wondering if anyone has any successful tips for hunting over the ice. I have hear a few things about dying the ice blue with clothes die, or laying out blue plastic tarps with decoys on them, to simmulate open water. I was just wondering if any of you have any experience with this type of thing, or have hear if it really workes.

I'm really looking in to the plastic tarps layed down right on the ice to give the apperance of soft water. any tips or advice on this subject would be helpful. thanks.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:41 pm

Im trying the tarp thing tomorrow afternoon. I have read good things.

Try an old chainsaw with no bar oil to cut a hole in the ice.
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Postby hankrt » Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:45 pm

Black plastic works better than blue.
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Postby DUKHTR » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:55 am

I agree with not using blue....too opaque....I use clear actually and have had excellent success in fields....maybe black is the key on ice though
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