Friday, February 8, 2013

channel lake ice fishing report - fox chain

My last ice trip has left me with a few questions. Sure, conditions weren't optimal. A bright blue sky at high noon on the second day of a serious cold front usually foreshadows a tough day. But, despite the cards dealt, I caught fish, and numbers of fish for that matter.

channel lake - shanty town
Where the quandary comes into play is in relation to the size of these fish and where they were caught. Setting up on the community hole this late in the season and catching smalls all day long makes me wonder how many of the bigger fish actually got sorted out? Is it possible the majority of the fish left in that particular bay were the medium to small sized? Or, was it that those were the only fish I could catch that particular day under those particular conditions?

I guess this is just one of those questions that I may never have the answer to, but I’ll be dammed if I go out there and do the same thing over again and expect different results. For me, I will be searching out some more remote spots for the rest of this ice season instead of trying to continue to beat up the same fish that have seen every jig in the box.

i know they get bigger then this...

8 comments:

  1. Blake
    Looks like you are still landing those crappie, was that the only one? thanks for sharing

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    1. yeah, still catching em. i think i got about a half dozen and a few mixed gills. kinda slow but still fun

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  2. I had similar issues over the weekend. And they where in holes not fished to the gills all season. It seemed as if only the smaller ones where biting and while marking bigger fish they just where not interested in what I had to offer for them. Give it another shot when the conditions are better. Good Luck!

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    1. could have just been the conditions then

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  3. Hey what's the ice thickness on channel?

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