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🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« on: Dec 01, 2022, 01:32 PM »
The ice is getting lower in elevation!!

One of our favorite brook trout lakes had enough safe ice to fish, so we decided to do a brook trout catch and cook ON THE ICE with one of my buddies, Drew! Drew had never had fried trout, a fish tail chip, a brook trout to eat, or had caught a brook trout through the ice until this day! He also smashed his PB, along with Cheyenne.

The bite was INSANE! Besides the full stringer of fish, we managed to catch what we safely estimate between 50-60 trout! All brookies with a few rainbows...We had a plethora of presentations work for us this day, including multiple tungsten jigs from Dynamic Lures, small swimbaits from various companies, live waxworms/mealworms, and the K-rip and T-rip lipless cranks from Kenders outdoors.

ICE REPORT: EARLY ICE! Be careful out there...After spud barring out a path with the full bib outfits on and other safety gear on standby We fished from 6" to 3.75" of ice throughout the day, with the main ice we fished being 4". The main spot we fished was bout 15 yards away from open water, made Drew a little nervous😄...Really solid ice clear ice for the most part, with about 1/4" of lighter cloudier ice on the top layer in some parts, Max depth we got too that day was about 5.5 feet, and the water clarity was CRYSTAL CLEAR! You'll see a shot in the video and also pictured below!

Hope you all enjoy! Really fun action with some really good food at the end! Pictures below and video link below as well!!






















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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2022, 01:34 PM »
Great pictures.👍
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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2022, 06:20 PM »
Yum!  Nice colors-
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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2022, 06:53 PM »
Great pictures.👍

Thank you! Easy when the fish are that beautiful😀

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2022, 06:54 PM »
Yum!  Nice colors-

It was delicious! Ice season has been great so far, you guys going to make it up to my area this year?

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2022, 07:20 PM »
Great day you all will remember! Congrats!

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2022, 07:26 PM »
It was delicious! Ice season has been great so far, you guys going to make it up to my area this year?

Yeah R-Gap is on the list!
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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #7 on: Dec 02, 2022, 01:45 PM »
Great day you all will remember! Congrats!

For sure! Really happy to get a newbie into the passion😄🎣

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #8 on: Dec 02, 2022, 01:46 PM »
Yeah R-Gap is on the list!

Awesome! Hopefully it fishes better then last year, maybe we'll bump into each other!

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #9 on: Dec 04, 2022, 03:23 PM »
Great colors on those Brookies!

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #10 on: Dec 04, 2022, 06:42 PM »
Great video, as always! gotta love eating fresh Brookies on the ice.
My wife's sister live in Clifton. If we make it over the hill this year I'll have to hit you up.

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #11 on: Dec 06, 2022, 07:59 PM »
Great colors on those Brookies!

Thanks man! Ice was a little sketch but was worth it😀 Glad to get a newbie into more fish again!!

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #12 on: Dec 06, 2022, 08:00 PM »
Great video, as always! gotta love eating fresh Brookies on the ice.
My wife's sister live in Clifton. If we make it over the hill this year I'll have to hit you up.

Awesome man! YA hit me up if you do!! My GF lives right outside of Clifton.

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2022, 02:57 PM »
Yeah R-Gap is on the list!

You sure about that ?????  Last year was a bummer  >:(

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #14 on: Dec 10, 2022, 10:04 AM »
You sure about that ?????  Last year was a bummer  >:(
The other gap might be a better bet
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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #15 on: Dec 10, 2022, 06:21 PM »
Fish chip.  Must try it.  I havenít fried a trout yet either, but will certainly try it now.  Looks delicious. 

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #16 on: Dec 11, 2022, 01:24 PM »
JohnnyO and Bigbassman, I'm hopefully going to be hitting one of them this upcoming weekend. Will certainly post a report.

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #17 on: Dec 11, 2022, 01:25 PM »
Fish chip.  Must try it.  I havenít fried a trout yet either, but will certainly try it now.  Looks delicious.

Fish Tail Chip is a must try! I feel brook trout do best for fried trout but that's just me.

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #18 on: Dec 11, 2022, 10:20 PM »
The other gap might be a better bet

I visited the area today, and fished the other gap because I think you may be right!
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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #19 on: Dec 12, 2022, 09:03 AM »
I visited the area today, and fished the other gap because I think you may be right!

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #20 on: Dec 12, 2022, 08:39 PM »
No doubt interested in that!!...been a tough couple of years over there for me but love to hit the Gaps soon if things are back to "normal".

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #21 on: Dec 19, 2022, 08:24 AM »
Great post, thanks!  Did you find the bones off-putting?  Or did you just swallow them?

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Re: 🔥 Brookie Bite, CatchCook on the Early Ice
« Reply #22 on: Dec 22, 2022, 06:53 PM »
Great post, thanks!  Did you find the bones off-putting?  Or did you just swallow them?

Glad you enjoyed it and sorry for the late reply!! I spit them out, don't mind them...Wish I could've got the oil hotter to just hard fry them to the point of them not being an issue😀

 



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