Saturday, January 28, 2012

pistakee lake night bite

night bite crappies on pistakee lake
We just got settled in at home after a nice two hour night bite excursion to Pistakee Lake on the Fox Chain. Me and Lucas gave them hell for the hour and thirty minutes we fished tonight. We proceeded with some extra caution due to the recent warm temps we have been experiencing the last few days. Also, we were the only two out there and to tell you the truth, ice fishing is kinda creepy alone at night. Following the light of our lantern we made our way out to about fourteen foot of water and dropped a hole. I flipped over our hut and moved inside to share a seat with Lucas, this is cozy for now but in a few years he might be a little big to share a one man with. After pounding bottom with a glow tungsten jig the fish moved in fairly quick. We stayed on fish for the entire time we were there and probably caught and released eight crappie in our short outing.

Ice Depth- 5 inches
Water Depth- 14
Fish Location- suspended at 10

Welcome to the night bite ice fishing club son! I'll be back after em in about 7 more hours. Stay tuned...


  1. I'm a little leery of walking out in the dark...especially when there's no other tracks to follow. Looks like it was worth the "risk" though.

  2. Blake
    Keep those crappie----I don't have to tell you this, but that is some of the best eating even better than catfish to me and my wife. Glad Lucas got in on the action. Reminds me of my son way back when. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gotta love those crappies...I need my a good old fashioned fish fry right about now


  4. Be careful out there with those warm temps.


  5. Sweet Deal! Congrats to you and the young angler! I have always wanted to get back out to the chain and try some ice fishing, but it has been so long I wouldn't even know where to start for ice fishing.