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> Decent splake, Scouting trip paid off
Drew
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 06:31 pm


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Last week I checked on a splake lake I've never fished before for ice and access.
Went back today to give it a shot. Turns out, there was a splake in there! Caught it within the first 45min. Not sure if there are any more, cause the rest of my time there, didn't mark anything else!

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Drew
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 06:36 pm


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Nice to finally hook into something that could warp the rod a bit. 21" fish.
Not sure what's up with it's tail...injury when younger?, or maybe it's been swimming just under the ice for the last week scraping the under side, waiting to slam my 3" white tube-jig.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 06:36 pm


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Well done, are you using a machine to get into these lake's out are you just hiking in??
My next toy will be a wheeler or ski doo.

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Drew
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 06:37 pm


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Moose tracks on the way in, bobcat tracks I think (possibly fox) on the way out.

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Drew
Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 06:42 pm


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Right now, there's a Toyota involved, and some walking. More snow may require the sled.

It was -14 when I left the house, and -20 when I got to the lake. East wind and me fishing at the west end of the lake 🙄

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 07:38 pm


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Wtg! Nice size... keep up the good work! Bobcat tracks? That would be interesting to see a big kitty in the bush

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 08:03 pm


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Some good eats there congrats

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 10:03 pm


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Nice catch

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020 - 11:37 pm


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Hey Drew nice catch for the size of the fish pretty thin whats your thought check the stomach for what they been feeding

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 06:57 am


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Nice splake Drew...it looks like you are on your way to solving the mystery of catching them.

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Drew
Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 09:35 am


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QUOTE (Nuclear @ Dec 16, 2020 - 11:37 pm)
Hey Drew nice catch for the size of the fish pretty thin whats your thought check the stomach for what they been feeding

Yeah, I thought that too...fairly long for its weight. Can't say what the norm is on this lake as it's the only splake I've seen outta there. It had one half digested minnow in its stomach, would have been a 4-5" baitfish, maybe a sucker or perch.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 12:26 pm


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Thanks Drew about those bait fish they seem like sunfish or blue gill I saw the same out of some brookies aswell seems like they feed on them you sure gave me the itch to get going you sure started early be safe.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 03:27 pm


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Nice outing Drew! Hopefully heading north this Sunday for my first time out.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020 - 05:03 pm


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Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 04:46 pm


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Nice looking splake.

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