Sunday, December 12, 2010

early ice pond fishing (kenosha county, wi)

Made it out yesterday with Neal, Randell, and Luke. This was early ice and the pond was anywhere from 3 inches all the way down to 1.5. Some spots were looking real sloppy and wet so we avoided those. We all set out tip-ups and fished a panfish rod. Fishing was good early and slowed around mid day. Waxies and spikes seemed to do the trick. Fished plastics for almost 30 minutes before dropping a waxie back down the hole, hooked up instantly. Deadsticking helped detect bites from small fish and soft biters. We weeded threw 100 small panfish to find just one keeper but you will see from the video there were times when you could land 3 fish in one minute. Couple flags that resulted in 2 bass and one nice catfish for Neal. Crappie, bluegill, and whitebass were all present. Had a great first ice trip and made it off just as the rain started.


10 comments:

  1. Yup, that was a fun filled first day on the hard-water.
    The video says it all! Very cool!

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  2. I enjoyed watching your buddy run across the ice to hook up with that catfish.

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  3. Hey Clif, whats up Raz? Thanks for checking the video out! I think with each video my editing at least is getting better.

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  4. That first gill in the video really wanted to come home with you. Nice video man.

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  5. Run Forest Run! Great vid.

    The Average Joe Fisherman

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  6. Grat video even for ice fishing, I must admit that cold and ice would get to me, we only have an ice over in the deep south every 10 years or so.

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  7. Nice assortment of fish. Isn't ice fishing just a kick in the pants when the fish are cooperating! Thanks for sharing the video.

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  8. Ice fishing is great isn't it!

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  9. We are making some good ice here in Minnesota! The walleyes have been biting pretty good. Great Vid!

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