View Full Version : A tough 2 days but fun 2 days

01-11-2009, 10:02 PM
A tuffy for sure.Everyone was moving trying to mark fish and then when you did ,trying to lift was a whole different story.
Mallard and I hunkered down together.SBF was nearby .Chopperman,Moosehead,Cupcake and friend,DPirilla& Margaritaville,Larby and friend with son,A few others from Multispecies.com were all in attendance. About 16 in toll I'm thinking.

Here's a few picks from the day.
Larby's friend's son caught this one on a tipup.
His Dad...

Mallard with a super gill on T.H.E. Jig.
And a slab...
Here's a video of another slab...
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another mule....
and another beauty...

Moosehead was getting the hang of working T.H.E. Jig
He turned on the country and the fish came alive...who knew? :o
Here's Margaritaville aka Steve Hammertime!

01-11-2009, 10:02 PM
Doug was also in the running early...
Doug and Steve headed out to Wilkins with 2 other fellow .Don't know if they did any good ,but I'm sure they will report...here they are..
Mallard and I where having some fun together once again.
We sure do give each other grief.
Here we are having a time...
CupCake hit early too.

MT would have begged to go home with this fellar.
Great smile over the battle.

I wished the bite had been stronger.
BSL can eat you up if your not used to these super tuff bites.
It was still fun and I had a great time with everyone.
I did a video that Mallard has in his camera that was titled"What you got"?
SBF,Mallard and myself are going back in the morning....someone need some vindication! :?

Day 2...
SBF Redeems himself right away with this nice 13" slab..
Mallard and I sure did give him the business for going skunked on the 1st day.
It sure was not for a lack of trying.Most guys would have left and several did early today when they could not catch those fish.Well it's either that or they got tired of our Ka-Chings.

Mallard got out on a quick start too.They each had 2 and I was thinking is it my day to go skunkola'd??? :evil:
Here's a beaut if I say so myself.

SBF snags the big eye of the day.... :shock:
I caught SBF out workin hard as the fish were not showing in our houses.Those guys earlier had scads of hole so we took advantage of them runnin and gunnin.

I had been gunnin as well.It was 16 degrees ,but with my Artic Armor on I had a sweat going.
I caught several hitting those holes looking for aggresive fish.
Here's one.
Got a few cranks on another slab but it came unpinned.
We stayed right to the end but the action really dropped of.

The three amigos got a parting shot before we left.

Looking back the bite was tough...no doubt about it ,but by downsizing to 100th's we did take a few meals and really the guys that came out made the time great.

01-11-2009, 10:15 PM
cool pics and nice fish guys ,wish i could go ice fishing some time,but theres never any ice down here in tennessee

01-12-2009, 07:25 AM
Looks like a fun day....

01-12-2009, 10:11 AM
Glad to see y'all caught a few while on the ice. Nice pics, congrats!!

01-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Great pics. How do you keep your hands warm?

Cane Pole
01-12-2009, 12:50 PM
You fellers lot tougher than I. I am a "stove huger".....:o

01-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Great pic's!!!!!!!! Glad you all caught some fish


beagle man
01-12-2009, 03:02 PM
only time I want to get that close to frozen fish is taking them out of the freezer but I liked the pictures that's nice. congratulations.

01-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Looks like fun. I moved to Flordia 20 years ago to get away from that white stuff and the below 30 degree tempature. I fish 12 months a year mostly in tempatures 50 degrees and above.

Great catch and looks like you all are having fun. Great eating.

I caught 18 3/4lb plus today and one 2-3 lb bass. Wore a sweater.


foul hook
01-12-2009, 06:24 PM
I might could do a little of that kind of fishing. I know that it would be rough on my boat and motor!!!!

01-12-2009, 06:54 PM
I might could do a little of that kind of fishing. I know that it would be rough on my boat and motor!!!!

Now that funny!
It's not that cold when you are dressed right.
Staying dry is part of the key.Moving helps too.
We do have portables with heaters in them.
We get right down to tshirts inside.
Wind is the other killer. We did not have much wind so it really is pretty comfy out there.
LaCrosse Extreme boots are good to 100 below,Artic Armor is like being in a tent....no wind penetrates and the insultex is a great insulator.
Add in a fleece over through and a fleece hat ....I'm ready for this weekend.Although they are talking 20-35 below.I'll be staying home tying jigs.
I'm not that crazy for fish.We may do Upper Red Lake and that would be in a wheel house.Like a portable trailer that will squat on the ice when you lower the axle.Heated bunkhouse on the ice.I can do that.