Well this trip will be the last one for me this year. This trip was spent with some old friends and some new friends. It is amazing how some of the same lures produce year after year for us. The first would be a orange and glow rock n roll and the second would be a jigging rap. Most of our fish were caught on these lures. I needed to do some hole hopping to make things happen but others just needed to stay put.
Tony with a 34" pike!
Lory with a great eater!
Mike with a 24" eye!
Jeff and his sister Tina with her first fish on the ice ever!
Hedi with her Eel Pout. I think she likes them!
We took heavy rain on saturday and the ice is very porus and course. The pressure cracks were moving wildly. This ice is not for the faint at heart.
We did awesome up there this past weekend! Friday and Saturday morn we were about 15 miles out and did so-so. Saturday at about 5 we moved to an old early ice spot where we always catch fish. From 515ish till 8ish, 4 of us caught, beleive it or not roughly 170-200 eyes of which the majority of them were 15-17. WE also had a handful of 21's, a 24, 25, 26, 5 in that 27.5 inch class one 28. We also broke off or lost a couple big fish. Sunday morn we got a 28 1/4 and sunday evening I broke off on one all of 28 in the hole.All in all a awesome trip. Will be hard to wait another 9 months to get up there for the hard water trips again. My total for the year was 41 days of fishing on lake of the woods. It will be tough for me to top this year. We caught a ton of big fish up there this year as well.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954