View Full Version : 45lb mac @ icehouse

09-14-2005, 09:28 PM
Here go the fishing stories! Word has it here in placervile that a 45lb mackinaw was caught in 5 ft of water @ icehouse res. Can anyone verify? thanks. :)

09-14-2005, 09:43 PM
Wow. That's one heck of a Mack if it is true. I saw a picture of the 34 1/2 lb. Mack on the Machkinaw Board here and I thought that thing was huge!

09-15-2005, 05:31 AM
::) That's BS. As far as I know they never planted Mack's in Ice House. And 45 lbs::)

09-15-2005, 05:40 AM
I would have to see it! >:(

09-15-2005, 05:48 AM
Maybe Ice House Finland. I'm from Missouri - Show me!!!!

09-15-2005, 07:21 AM
I think it would have to be about 90 years old and I don't think the lake was there in 1915.

09-15-2005, 10:13 AM
i'm calling shananigans.

09-15-2005, 07:15 PM
actually, with all the nice little rainbows around, it wouldnt surprise me. FOOODDDD!!!!! ;D :o

09-15-2005, 07:26 PM
WHat I wonder is how that story even gets going? Anyone believed anything about that story?

09-15-2005, 07:33 PM
guys sees one being caught, BAM fish story no pix or anything...just a story!

09-16-2005, 05:20 AM
Let me guess.

They took pictures but the film was ruined at the processors?

09-16-2005, 06:03 AM
I believe a fish was caught in 5 feet of water

09-16-2005, 03:29 PM
And let me guess it was a 100 degrees outside and snowing at the same time, and the guy who caught it was using a paperclip as a hook too. ::)

09-16-2005, 04:23 PM

09-16-2005, 08:18 PM
5 feet of water eh? well, if i saw something like that in 5 feet of water i would need to change my pants!

09-18-2005, 08:25 PM
im just wondering ar there good numbers of macks there anyways cuz that lake is not that big

09-18-2005, 08:43 PM
As far as anybody on the boards knows, there are no macs in Ice House.

09-18-2005, 10:57 PM
Yeah I heard the story. Two guys went to Ice House. They had to walk 10 miles up hill to get to their secret fishing spot. First cast he fells a bite. He sets the hook and his drag goes crazy. Then all of a sudden his line snaps. He reaches out and grabs his line with superman like reflexes. For the next hour and a half he brings in this huge fish. The line cutting in deeper and deeper into his hand with every tug. With his hand still bleeding he picks up the fish so his friend can take a picture. The fish leaps out of his hands and eats the camera and part of his friends arm before they could even get the flash working. With the camera and part of his friends arm still inside the fish flops back into the water never to be seen again. Yeah its a great story

09-19-2005, 04:30 PM
I'd believe that the dip#### telling the story has had about 45 beers!

09-19-2005, 10:50 PM
Haha actually I was sober.

09-20-2005, 09:06 AM
Not only as far as "the Boards" go, but as far as the DFG, SMUD and FERC know there are no macks in Ice House. No records of plants since they built the dam, and no macks in test nets set as a part of re-licensing.

Definite BS.

09-20-2005, 01:05 PM
I love fish lies ;D

09-20-2005, 02:09 PM
Great first post by medicrob. He must be a troller. ;)

09-20-2005, 03:24 PM
How easy would it be though to plant a species like a mac in ice house and just have it grow from maybe 3 or 4 lbs to 45??? LOL Constant food supply, little rainbows. After 6 or 8 years, the sucker is HUGE. Just a theory.

09-20-2005, 06:26 PM
Well I guess that settles that fishing story, clearly BS. Thanks for the replies. :)

09-23-2005, 03:55 PM
Easy to dump a mack in the water, very difficult to transport a mac, even from nearby UVR... They like cold, well-oxygenated water. You'd have to do it in the winter... Even then, you are talking a fish that has, at a minimum, been hooked or netted, stressing it. Bad idea, anyway.

09-23-2005, 04:19 PM
Illegal idea also. >:(

09-23-2005, 10:03 PM
thats odd, i though there were all macks in the mountian lakes near UVR ???.