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#21 Shawarma

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:48 AM

Kit.. you killing them perch on your CP! 


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#22 Kit

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

Pin is the way to go on hardwater buddy. Gets that bait back down super fast when the bite is on.

 

Me and shmogley kept about 20-25 perch together but threw a ton back that were not worth taking. 

 

Next are whiteys and lakers. That should be a hoot.


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#23 Shawarma

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:31 PM

I'll bring the pin next outting and try for some lakers. Should be a blast!
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#24 Kit

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:51 AM

Heading back out Sunday.
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#25 BowSlayer

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:04 PM

Going for whities this weekend, will post a few pics if I'm successful.
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#26 Shmogley

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:01 PM

yea the pin is solid, that or the straight line reels that behave like fly reels.put the drag really loose and play it like a pin its a lot of fun. the mini spinning reels just dont feel right to me 


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#27 fishfreek

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

Was out on Sat. WB with a buddy and got one these little fellows , blue perch. First one fore me.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1422207719.527246.jpg
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#28 Shawarma

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

Lady simcoe was fun today. My first laker!!! Plenty of chasers and hook ups that popped out during the fight. The glove is about 9.5 inches. Thinking its a 20ish" .

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#29 PUMP KNOWS

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

CONGRATS SHAWARMA!!!!


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:58 AM

It sure took long enough but I finally managed to ice my first laker of 2015 this past Saturday. We went to a new spot to me on the south end of the South end of the lake, I had my reservations seeing as I had already been skunked three times so trying a new spot  before satisfying the initial craving had me worried. Started out the day trying several spots from 60' up to 95', it was almost noon and I could count the amount of marks I had on one hand. Not looking good and I had to leave at 2:30 so I was getting worried about smelling of skunk for another work week.  

Ended up making a km hike to another promising looking spot on the chart and set up shop there. It didn't take long before I started marking some active fish and 10 minutes later I had the first hookup of the day. Having already lost a few fish immediately after the hookset I was determined to get a good hookset on this fish. After a couple of headshakes I grabbed the spool to give a good hookset without any drag letting go, something I have done many times without issue. Unfortunately this time the fish turned to go on a big run right when I did the hookset motion and broke away with my stinger. I could tell by the weight that I lost a good fish, nothing under 10lb can put a bend in my MH rod like this one did.

After that the activity died on the screen and after a few hours of trying to turn whitefish marks into chasing lakers I made my way back to the group. It was after 2pm by the time I made it back to the group and I had pretty much accepted the sunk at that point. I said my goodbyes and decided to give it one last try on the way back to shore in 90' of water. I dropped the swimbait down the hole and didn't mark anything, there was no time to deadstick the bait and wait for fish to come on the screen so I just worked the bait aggressivily up and down the entire water column until  an active fish met the bait on the drop 20' off bottom. I closed the bail, reeled aggressively and had my second connection 50' off the bottom.

Finally....

 

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#31 flandogg

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

Finally scratched the itch for 2015, I broke one off earlier in the day and managed  to get this one in the last 10 minutes before I had to leave for a friends going away party. What a relief! lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady simcoe was fun today. My first laker!!! Plenty of chasers and hook ups that popped out during the fight. The glove is about 9.5 inches. Thinking its a 20ish" .
 

 

 

GREAT CATCH GUYS!! Beauty..


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#32 Diana Danger

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:32 PM

Lady simcoe was fun today. My first laker!!! Plenty of chasers and hook ups that popped out during the fight. The glove is about 9.5 inches. Thinking its a 20ish" .

 

 

WAY TO GO, PAL!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

 I said my goodbyes and

 

 

 

...and thats right when your buddy hooked up :lol: 

 

Nice fish folks :cool:


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:48 PM

lol...you wish!


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

So I managed to get out in Haliburton for a day. I started off on my first lake and was searching for some whitefish and lakers and it was fun we managed to pull out 4 fish in the first hour and the bite just stopped after that. We had a BBQ on the ice and had our music going and overall it was fun. Oh and some guy in a small plane decided to land beside us and see how the fishing was..... We then moved onto a different lake for some walleye and these are 2 of the 9 we pulled out. We had 6 over slot which was awesome but these were the only 2 I managed to hook up with. All the fish we caught were on the new freedom tackle minnow with a live minnow tipped on it. Awesome day and could not have gone any better.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

It sure took long enough but I finally managed to ice my first laker of 2015 this past Saturday. We went to a new spot to me on the south end of the South end of the lake, I had my reservations seeing as I had already been skunked three times so trying a new spot  before satisfying the initial craving had me worried. Started out the day trying several spots from 60' up to 95', it was almost noon and I could count the amount of marks I had on one hand. Not looking good and I had to leave at 2:30 so I was getting worried about smelling of skunk for another work week.  

Ended up making a km hike to another promising looking spot on the chart and set up shop there. It didn't take long before I started marking some active fish and 10 minutes later I had the first hookup of the day. Having already lost a few fish immediately after the hookset I was determined to get a good hookset on this fish. After a couple of headshakes I grabbed the spool to give a good hookset without any drag letting go, something I have done many times without issue. Unfortunately this time the fish turned to go on a big run right when I did the hookset motion and broke away with my stinger. I could tell by the weight that I lost a good fish, nothing under 10lb can put a bend in my MH rod like this one did.

After that the activity died on the screen and after a few hours of trying to turn whitefish marks into chasing lakers I made my way back to the group. It was after 2pm by the time I made it back to the group and I had pretty much accepted the sunk at that point. I said my goodbyes and decided to give it one last try on the way back to shore in 90' of water. I dropped the swimbait down the hole and didn't mark anything, there was no time to deadstick the bait and wait for fish to come on the screen so I just worked the bait aggressivily up and down the entire water column until  an active fish met the bait on the drop 20' off bottom. I closed the bail, reeled aggressively and had my second connection 50' off the bottom.

Finally....

 

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Awesome!  catching a fish on a true "last cast" is always a great feeling.  I had two such occasions last fall.  Congrats


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#37 Shmogley

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

Finally....

awesome. thats a story worth telling for sure


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:25 PM

This is my first year of ice fishing. Been out a total of 3 times now. Lots of medium walleyes not worth posting but this.... this is worth the photo. Medium light 24" on the pin. This guy picks me up off bottom and just kept running. Crazy we got it though the 8" hole... it justtttttttt fit. My first carp ever.

 

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#39 hamiltonangler94

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

Wow that's crazy! Never heard of carp being caught thru the ice before
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#40 Shawarma

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

Hardwater carp.. Ain't that some shyte!
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