|6.5" VMC Fly/maggots|
|There is open water in the channel|
30-35℉, Cloudy, 15-20MPH NW
I finally achieved victory with the headlight tonight. I didn't even need Jeff's help. I went to Rock because the winds were hellacious and I would be protected there. It had been above freezing the previous night so the top of the ice was a slushy mess-making pulling the sled much more difficult. There was open water in the Platte River Outlet Bay Channel. I drilled about 7 or so holes 3 of them being to shallow. There is Eurasian milfoil in the lake. The ice was 6-8" thinner than on Bulldog or Sullivan. I found sunnies high in the water column in 9'. There was small mature bald eagle chirping when I was setting up. I told it I would throw it a fish, but I forgot; Sorry Mr. Eagle. Lots of little sunnies around. I caught 8 on the VMC Fly with maggots. I lost a crappie in the hole and saw another on the camera. I saw one small pike. I also lost something the felt really good when I first put down in the hole where the fish were. I quit at 8PM. The walk back was much easier as things had firmed up with the falling temps.