So I had to go out and get a pic of a big Perch live released so I don't get ragged on for the pic of the huge one I kept. That's as good an excuse as any to go fishin lol oh and to keep my holes open. The one on the ice is a foot long and the other...yup, that's a 15 inch Perch...big percherals 003.JPG2.6MB180 downloadsbig percherals 013.JPG2.4MB154 downloads
So after the butt kicking skunking of Nemo's Revenge I was really hating ice fishing again...but after some commiserating or rather just miserating on the forums and knowing that the bite is going to be on in the good weather after the epic storm I threw the gear in the bucket, threw on some layers and grabbed the auger. I get out in the driveway and there's still shovelling to do. dammit. bucket and auger down, do the shovelling. Get down to the corner and still the sidewalk on the main road is not plowed, guess the sidewalk blower guy couldn't put the crack pipe or houlie down long enough to turn the corner. I get to the lake and there's a sled track going out towards the fishing ground I'm aimin for...sweet...I get out there, dig a hole...fish for 15 or 20 minutes...absolutely notin, not even a tap...kinda what I half expected because it's been something like 2-3 weeks since I've been catchin decent keepers out there...at least it's nice out there, no wind, warm sun on my face, touque, jacket and sweater off... ok I'm gonna move up the track parallel to that hut over by the snowmobile trail...first drop a 4 incher...2nd drop another dink...lookin like yet another dink fest...yay...jig a lil bit more fish, this one feel better, about an 8 incher gets off in the hole next drop another 8 incher...keeper...started getting into some bigger fish, you know not every drop and some dinks too, but steady, guys at the one hut packed up and left I holler over to the guy at the other hut "Catchin many?" somethin like that...they say a few keepers, lots of dinks, kinda slow..ok, they pack up to...I have a half dozen, I'm thinking that's good for a lil supper...ah what the heck fish a bit more, nudder drop a few lil jigs, wham...fish comin up but pullin back goin all around, either a huge perch or lil bass, maybe a lil hammer handle...fish comes up...big bawned perch...I put a few back like that this year and that fish is a meal on it's own. I kept it. 13.5 inches and a 10 inch girth...another drop...11 incher...cool.. I got eats..I'm outta here. On the ice a bit after 2, back home 430laker trip n perch 007.JPG2.68MB131 downloads
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