Monday, November 29, 2010

Panfish, walleye, and bass, oh my! Alex area chase 11-28

On a tip from Chad of hungry fish and solid ice, me and Jack headed up for a piece of the action!
We were not dissapointed , the ice conditions were excellent, around 6 inches thick with just enough snow to quiet our steps over the shallow roaming fish!
I went out to where it looks like people were fishing before with frozen over holes. Soon had a fish on. They were in a weed bed about a foot off the bottom. They were quite fussy, but I found the smaller tungsten jig with a nuggie tail to be irresitable to them. We also got a few largemouth bass and walleyes on our panfish tackle, fun indeed! Chad came out later in the day and iced some good fish too.I am glad I got this chase in, it looks like I won't get out again for 2 weeks, I will be at the ice fishing show next weekend. Hope to see you there!

Look real close on this one, you can see my reflection in the lure!

Chad fishin in the sunset

This is what the sky looked like when we got off the lake, no color changes done at all!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ready to chase some fish on ice

I got my vexilar all ready to go, just need some hard water and some fish!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blog change

There are some small changes to my blog. It is now going to be fishing stuff only, since I have 3 other blogs for other stuff now.
Bye bye,"MTbucket"
I am  renaming it Fish Chaser, because that is what I am! I got the idea from the Virgil Ward Championship fishing TV show from the 70's I used to watch when I was a kid.
They had a song in the beginning that started out with this line: "" From the lakes of northern Canada, to the gulf of Mexico, wherever fish are biting, thats where we're gonna go"
I have chased fish from North to south, though Minnesota is where mose of the action is for me.
So it will still be the same blog, just no posts about other things besides chasin' those fish

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More dock panfish action 11-20

Hit the docks again saturday, the bite was better later in the day, I started out finessing some gills with a tiny heavy metal tungsen jig tipped with a nuggie tail.
When the slabs started moving in, I upsized to a 1/32 oz eye candy with a red glow jumbo wedgie. They were hitting pretty hard when they came through, so larger summer time plastics probably would have produced too.

"iceless ice fishing"

Some slabs and gills. the biggest close to 13 inches...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Panfish off the docks

I got out for a little panfish action off some docks. Since all the panfish chasers I know are putting away the boats, this will be the fishing I do til ice fishing starts.
I pulled these from about ten feet down, on SDIs new heavy metal tungsten jig, tipped with a little atom glow nuggie.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Weekend of halloween fishing

I got out Saturday with casey for some bluegill action. it was slow compared to last year, but found enough action to keep it interesting, including this 10 # plus bowfin on 2 # test!

I got a few nice bluegills on a 1/16th ounce eye candy glow jig tipped with some crawler at 18 feet, near the bottom. we also got a few nice crappies, though we didn't really target them.

Halloween had me and ben newton out in his boat near the dam, jigging for walleyes.
the water was much higher than the week before, and all the spots we got them last time were so full of leaves we couldn't even hardly fish.
we finally found walleyes near the rocks and in smaller eddies and current seams, we also got a couple of football shaped bass, all with a 1/8 ounce jig with a fathead.