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Offline JohnnyO19

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A team effort
« on: Dec 26, 2021, 03:55 PM »
Is what it took to land this awesome fish last Wednesday!



 
The team:

Mike: For driving and taking me for the chance to catch this big gal!
Tim: For the jig and the bait used. (and a great filming job!)
Nate: For having his grips & risking loosing a finger, reaching down and landing her
Shoe: For the intel from earlier in the week, & not giving me too hard of a time for releasing her ;-)


Fishing for pike was slow to say the least, all morning (only saw 1 other pike, lost, and a trout). Everyone was packing up, to move to a trout spot at 11:30. I left my rod on the chair, as I was loading up my sled. When i went back to get my rod, I noticed a huge red mark on the old Hummingbird Ice 45, right where my jig should of been. A couple slight twitches, then I slowly raised the jig, and the "red" mark moved. (and my drag started screaming!) I knew it was big, but didn't know how big till it was under the hole. Thank goodness I used my 8inch auger (Slayers is smaller :-) & the ice was only 5 inches thick. We whiffed on the 1st attempt to get her topside, but got another shot at it pretty quickly. After a quick little dance, a couple of shouts, and a flurry of pictures being taken (made me feel like a true superstar), I let the 37 incher go back to prowl the icy waters of middle park.

Was an absolutely perfect weather day, and a special day on the ice for me, with a great group of guys!

Johnny-0

Offline sebago2jigtima

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2021, 04:04 PM »
way to go   :clap:
nice fish  :flex:
even better team  :thumbsup: :bow:

Offline skifisher

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2021, 05:02 PM »
Congrats on a beauty, and for the release!
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Offline Catfishking

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2021, 08:13 PM »
Nice pike

Offline Muggsy

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2021, 08:18 PM »
That's a whopper! Congrats to the team involved!
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Offline TimK

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #5 on: Dec 26, 2021, 08:41 PM »
What a great experience!!!  Pics dont show how thick that thing was across the back.    :o :o
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Offline Baetis62

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2021, 09:48 PM »
Great Pike

Offline SLAYERFISH

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2021, 10:17 AM »
Yah pics dont do the pig factor well. It was a pig! ;D
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Offline Baetis62

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #8 on: Dec 27, 2021, 10:52 AM »
Yah pics dont do the pig factor well. It was a pig! ;D
Head looked small compared to the body/girth.  The other way around with the hammer handles.

Offline Vex-Um

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #9 on: Dec 27, 2021, 11:12 AM »
Nice work Johnny!
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Offline Bigassbassman

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #10 on: Dec 27, 2021, 06:39 PM »
Congrats again, Johnny!  Heckuva fish!
Flags up, gentlemen!!!

Offline grababrewski

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #11 on: Dec 28, 2021, 10:26 AM »
Great job Johnny!! Freakin pig!

Offline Team CO.F.F.

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #12 on: Dec 28, 2021, 01:29 PM »
Awesome work! Amazing fish🎣

Offline Hookerhooker

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #13 on: Dec 28, 2021, 06:54 PM »
Hell yeah, nice one

Offline azexp

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Re: A team effort
« Reply #14 on: Dec 29, 2021, 03:49 PM »
That’s a great looking fish! Would love to get one that size ice or open water.

 



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