I never got around to official opening the Tackle Warehouse last year. I don't store much of my tackle in it anymore. It's mostly full of old junk and extra plastics. Sometimes I use my little man cave to work on securing my jig and spinnerbait skirts so they don't fall apart.
Today I was after some dogfish candy.
I haven't used a pork frog in several years. I won both my first and second Minnesota Bowfin Club Grand Championships with pork frog. I thought it's about high time I get back to using them to chase another title.
It was such a nice day today. In addition to playing around in the tackle warehouse for most of the afternoon, I also got the Muse Gold/Daiwa Emblem combo spooled up with 10lb Fireline. I headed out to check the lakes around 6:40PM. I fished quite a while at Bulldog but didn't get anything there.
I would say Bulldog is 1/8th open. A little more progress on Rock Lake.
|There is an open spot on the sunken island|
As for Platte/Sullivan ice hasn't pulled away from the Eastern side of the lake for the most part yet. From the access, it looked like a different story on the NW side.
It looked like the SPRO was now totally open (no picture). Channel Inn Bay was open.
|View of the Small Island|
I think Platte is about 1/8th open as well.
|Looking to the SW GOMH|
|Single C-130 Flying to Ft. Ripley. Normally there is two of them|
I really thought I might catch something at the GOMH tonight. There was some baitfish activity and a muskrat scarred something out of the bulrushes that made a fast-moving V wake and no muskrat ever came up that I could tell. I had a lively minnow on too. I stayed until it was dark and I could no longer see the bobber. I think the total lack of current moving under the bridge is why I didn't get anything tonight. The anticipation of getting that first open water fish of the year and the warm weather made for a fun trip even if I did get skunked.