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Saturday, February 17, 2018
My Day Ice Fishing With Dev
10.5" VMC Fly/maggots
4:00-6:15PM Platte Lake Out Front
Conditions: 30-24℉, Mostly Sunny, W Windy
Depth 7' or so
Devin's first ever ice fish
I finally got my act together and took Devin ice fishing for the 1st time. I searched for fish using the GPS and Aqua -Vu Micro 5c. I started drilling to shallow. By the time Devin got out there I had spied some fish. I had Devin help me drill the second hole, which we put the old Aqua-Vu in. While I was getting that setup Devin was outside with Storm. Unfortunately, there was a weed partially blocking the screen. Sure enough, the perch were still down there. I caught one perch then took Storm from Devin and told her what to do. She quickly located the lure on the Aqua -Vu and caught her first fish lickety-split. We caught a bunch and avoided a bunch. Didn't see any sunfish.
We tried to avoid the little ones, but Dev managed to catch a couple of really small ones.
Steve felled the tree, while we were out fishing. Steve came out and Devin showed him how she was catching them while I held storm. They went back up to the cabin. I had a pike bite off a Rippin' Rap. I elected not to move and packed up around 6PM. Steve helped me pull my stuff up the hill. Shortly after arriving at home I got a call from Steve. Kim hit a deer on 27 just before the turn on 8. So I drove down to where she was at. There was significant front-end damage to the Expedition and the airbag went off. Kim was shook up, but able to drive it to J & D's service station. Sherman drove Steve down and picked Kim up. I don't know if the truck is fixable r not. Thankfully it looks like the snow storm we were supposed to get tomorrow has veered to the North. Hopefully, the storm on Monday/Tuesday misses us as well.