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!