Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have been fortunate this winter to have gone ice fishing more than my fair share. My friends and I have toured many lakes this winter in search of a few great bites. Early this season, we fished a small lake where we had a nice walk to our spot, as motor vehicles were not allowed. There were a few great fish caught on tip-ups, mostly bass and northern pike that fell for our sucker-on-a-hook trick.
The majority of my fishing took place in the Northeast Metro as I searched for slab crappies. Many days I caught 30-50 fish, but no fish larger than 8 inches were to be found. To be honest, I love to ice fish to pass the time, but my heart is fishing the open water. This thaw that we are going through feels great and I have already been out on the river in St. Paul. My time is being spent now cleaning and preparing my tackle, rods, and reels.
Stayed tuned as Team BassAckwards heads to Wabasha, MN for our first tournament on the Mississippi River in Pools 4 and 5. Last year we caught around 10.5 pounds and we are looking forward to increasing our weight and participating in our first tournament of the year.
Thanks for visiting and feel free to ask questions with regards to tackle, tournaments, or presentations.