Monday, December 14, 2009

The ice fishing season started for me

With the cold air comes ice, lots of it. what is a fish geek to do? well go fishing, thats what! Saturday brought me to the CKoutdoors get together. We got there in the morning and got into a few nice crappies. I used t.h.e. jig in 100 oz size to get a few. I also used a JRs tungsten jig with red larvae. I tried a dropshot with a plain hook, but the line kept freezing to the ice, so I couldnt get that slow drop I was looking for. But mainly it was good getting to know some other anglers, and cookin up some good food. Sunday had a few of us from the get together hit a small lake looking for big gills. they were pretty tight liped this day, the few we did get were real nice though, a couple over 10 inches were caught. I went out to the deepest hole and found lots of crappies on the edges that were much more willing to bite. I caught around 30, but no huge mules, but some were caught up to almost 14 inches! I used a lindy fatboy with red larvae for my fish, I don't know what the big fish bit on.

A nice pair of slabs to start the season!


pickling sized pike, fun on micro tackle for sure!

jigging up some slabs

another crappie

we got a few gills too

lunch time!

it was this big!

hammer handle

fat crappie on the power noodle

golden crappie

gill action


Anonymous said...

Very nice.
The last is my favorite,
Altogether very classy.
The whole site.

Greg Clusiau said...

Very nice pics MT.ood job!

Greg Clusiau said...

I mean GOOD job!

Michael Thompson said...

Hi Greg, thanks! I hope we can meet on the water again soon!

Basspastor said...

Clusiau got a picture of the brats and you got the chicken. Mmmmm

Looks like it was fun.

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