Mid Winter Ice Report

Lots of ice on area lakes. Just stay out of channels and areas with moving water.

The fishing has gotten a little slow in many of my favorite areas. Some have gotten too much pressure, some lost important weed growth, the list of reasons for a slow bite can be long. I decided to scout some new water this week in hopes of finding some better action for client trips and an annual guys weekend trip I have coming up. I stayed close to home but drove the truck to areas I had never ice fished before and that had no signs of other guys fishing. Areas that I know well from summer time.
First hole I drilled was spot on what I was hoping to find. A deeper weed edge with healthy weeds. I dropped the camera and immediately had a dozen gills staring at me.
While sitting in the drivers seat of my truck, I dropped a Custom Jigs and Spins Majmun tungsten jig through the slush and started catching blue gills right away. Will enjoyed reeling a few in from his car seat. Then I got a hard hit and drag started flying off my reel. This Largemouth pushing 3 pounds was a serious test for my 2 pound ice line.

I let her go and caught a few more gills before driving off to look for more new water. It was nice to go to new areas that I thought should hold fish and catch em. Especially since no one else was in the areas.

Here are a few more pics from recent outings.

Will waiting for a pull.

Henry with a little northern in the house.

Korey with a nice 36" Tonka toothy.

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