I am a little late on this, but just wanted to wish you a Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas – whichever you prefer!
I have been fortunate enough to get out ice fishing quite a bit in the past few days. Starting off, here is a photo from Christmas Day (eve) where I fished for about an hour on Sydenham Lake and caught lots of perch. They are fun to catch, but my heart has been set on walleye since I iced my first one last year. It was really cold, and I had no shelter, so I didn’t stay out too long. It was a first for me fishing on Christmas Day! Next year, I hope to be some place tropical fishing – although I’d never want to miss out on ice season and all that it has to offer. But, a fishing vacation is never a bad thing!
Yesterday, I hit the Bay of Quinte chasing walleye all day with friends, what a great way to spend a Monday! I fished in 23 feet of water and decided to try my luck with a lipless clackin’ rap. It was a first for me using one, but the fish I did catch, slammed it! The current was strong, so it made it difficult at times to mark the lure on the flasher. It was fun to try it out, and felt great catching fish on something new!
Awesome eyes Ashley! Was that near the narrows?
Great work. Those are some nice walleyes. I've only been out once so far this year. Hope to hit the ice more in Jan.
Agreed, those are some great eyes. You like the hummingbird? I think I'm grabbing the ice35 today! Christmas cash!
Happy Holidays to you, young lady. I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for.
“'negotiating' with the fish”
That is a good line, did you come up with it yourself?
John – The location is top secret 🙂
MNAngler – Thank you! Hope you can get out on the ice really soon, it's so much fun!
Blake – LOVE the Humminbird, and I have used a Vexilar but still prefer it.
Shoreman – Santa treated me well!
Basspastor – I did come up with it. I tried to think of the best way to describe the interaction, and mixed with being over-tired, that is what came out!