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Monday, December 08, 2014
I Got Out!
Bulldog Special On the 1st Drop
Cloudy 10mph Breeze out of the SW 25 or so degrees.
How deep they were 25'-15' over 29'
Well I got out to Bulldog Lake today. I am definitely not in the kind of shape I was in the last time I ice fished. I left the power auger at home and it was all I could do to drill 2 holes in 11" of ice. Fortunately fish were under the first hole I drilled. It took me a few seconds to get the Vexilar reading the bottom; I had to wipe off the bottom and then it worked. I put T.H.E. Jig down the hole and quickly caught my first crappie, a 7" Bulldog Lake Special. I caught a total of 10, the biggest of which was 8.75" between orange/chart T.H.E. Jig and a small orange/glow Fat Boy. I used a wax worm on both, but caught a couple with no meat. They were pretty aggressive when I first got there, but then got finicky after I lost several of them on the way up. I ran out of propane in my heater after about 20 minutes. All I had for light was my head lamp. I definitely was not the most efficient fisherman in my first trip out on the ice in 8 years. Those mistakes will be corrected the next time I go out which will probably not be until Thurs. I may or may not go to Bulldog again.