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#3111871 - 01/06/13 05:28 PM Ice fishing trip
jakeway
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I spent the last 10 days up in Michigan visiting relatives. Since I was missing the last of the deer season, I decided to get my annual fix on ice fishing.

The ice was slick and crystal clear where it wasn't covered with snow. In places we could see the tops of weeds 10 feet down.



The sunrise was awesome.



My brother with a nice eater:





Six eaters we took home. Pike are known as being boney, but if you know the simple trick of filleting out the Y bone, they are some of the sweetest fish around.



My youngest brother fished a different lake a few miles away. Good choice on his part, as he caught this 38" dandy:



If you've never used or seen someone use a Tip Up, click on this last picture to see the video:

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#3111974 - 01/06/13 06:55 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: jakeway]
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Awesome
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#3112064 - 01/06/13 10:28 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: easy45]
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That's cool! Catch any yellow perch?
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#3112083 - 01/06/13 10:40 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Very cool, i havnt been ice fishing in a few years, i sure do miss it, i used to live on the ice when i lived in Maine.
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#3112089 - 01/06/13 10:45 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: CATCHDAWG]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
That's cool! Catch any yellow perch?


No perch. My nephew had an underwaterTV camera and we never saw any panfish. He did have three walleyes swim up together and check out the pike minnow he was jigging, but he couldn't entice one to bite. He caught two small pike doing that, though. (You can see the video camera in the first photo above.)
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#3112319 - 01/07/13 07:45 AM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: jakeway]
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We had the same idea up in SD for the holidays I got to go out 4 days the first two we slammed the walleye then we took all the kids to a lake know for northern pike and perch and they had a blast with them. but the last day we only caught one perch. The pike up there are rarely kept as people do not like dealing with the slime and extra work on the bones. I wanted to keep them so we did and gave them to my ex-wife.

Jake did you all have any of the new magnetic pop ups? I used those this year and they were great.


Edited by waynesworld (01/07/13 07:46 AM)

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#3112325 - 01/07/13 07:49 AM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: waynesworld]
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http://htent.com/catalog/inventory.php?fam=110&cat=7&new=

This is a link to them they are nice as nothing is above the water to freeze.

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#3112499 - 01/07/13 01:14 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: waynesworld]
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looks fun
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#3112894 - 01/07/13 04:24 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: jakeway]
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Very cool!
It's been probably 15 years since I've been.

What lake?

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#3112976 - 01/07/13 05:04 PM Re: Ice fishing trip [Re: preds1]
jakeway
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The lake was Rose Lake near Leroy, about 75 miles north of Grand Rapids, MI

I haven't tried the magnetic tip ups yet, but they look interesting.
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