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!




speck!



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

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

MTB,
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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