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> Decent start to the year!, Jan 1.
Drew
Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 06:51 pm


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After failing to round up a couple people to get a hand hauling my permanent shack out, I decided to go it alone somewhere else with my spud bar, on foot, and leave the sled/atv at home.

Good solid ice 6-8" and started catching within half hour or so.

Constant whities under me all afternoon.

Fished 12:30 - 4:30. Started out sunny and no wind...could actually have coat and mitts off for a while. Then a $h!+ - storm rolled through, after the winds changed from southerly to north-west, and everything went white with sideways snow and frigid-a$$ wind-chill.

Lost a whitey at the hole trying to maneuver its head up through, lost another because I had frozen hands from the last fish I just caught and was rushing it, lost another because my drag was frozen, and lost another because of ice build up on my line that got jammed up in the rod-eyes. (How's that for 4 solid excuses!)

Ah well, there'd be none left if we caught them all eh?

Came home with 6 whitefish and a laker. All pretty much 2 lbs....give or take a few ounces.

Since they're all frozen rock solid, I'm just trying to figure out if I should let them thaw by the wood-stove and fillet them, or put 'em straight in the freezer as they are(lazy). Haha

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 06:52 pm


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Near white-out

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 06:53 pm


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Sun came back. Warmth did not.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 06:53 pm


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Nice day. Now I remember why I fish in a portable. Too much freeze up! Lol. Dave.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 07:50 pm


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Thanks for posting, flipped your pics for you. Sounds like a great day but Cooooold!
Lools like a couple nice dinners there congrats. 👍

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 08:13 pm


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nice catch Drew

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 08:45 pm


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Nicely done cant start the New Year on a better foot

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 - 09:50 pm


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great haul.

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Posted: Jan 02, 2018 - 02:04 am


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Well done Drew !! Hard core open icing it in these temps, you deserve your results. PS Just throw them in the freezer.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 10:08 pm


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QUOTE (Fishin fan @ Jan 01, 2018 - 06:53 pm)
Nice day. Now I remember why I fish in a portable. Too much freeze up! Lol. Dave.

yeah, i'm pretty sure the permanent shack is gonna be on the move this weekend. One sure way to kill a good whitefish bite, is to get all set up and comfortable! Probably won't see another for the season now! hahaa

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