Author Topic: what did you learn last ice fishing season?  (Read 1312 times)

Offline Mike84

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Re: what did you learn last ice fishing season?
« Reply #30 on: Jun 09, 2021, 04:14 PM »
Learned how to inject my own soft plastics and use them successfully.  I also came to the realization that some folks aren't better fisherman they just fish a lot more than I do.  At least that's what I am telling myself. ;D
I'm just here for the ice fishing groupies..

Offline perch chacer

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Re: what did you learn last ice fishing season?
« Reply #31 on: Jun 14, 2021, 04:32 PM »
My buddy and I ice fish a lake with large weed flats ( they extend 3/4 to a mile out from shore and 2-3 miles wide across the entire end of the lake.  Water depth in the weeds run from 1' at shore to 10 to 12 feet out at the far edges).  The weeds stay mostly upright throughout the ice season and are hard to fish in the Winter. There are quit a few sparse weed pockets throughout and most fishermen move around trying and find these pockets to fish in.  Lake bottom is a gradual slope out the 40 ft.  Perch caught within the weeds run about 4'-8" with a occasional 10" fish.  As large as this weed flats are when you get hundreds of fishermen wandering around looking for the spare weed pockets and continually cutting holes, the fish bite can be difficult.  It was the 2nd or 3rd ice trip to this lake last year that we decided to get away from all the fishermen, so we moved quit a ways out beyond the last hut.  I cut a sting of holes and found weeds at the 1st two and the other holes were weed free.  I had found the weed edge and no one within 400-500 yds of us.  The rest of the day we were into some very nice perch 9 - 11" as average and two of us catch around 75 perch.  Needless to say we went out to the weed edag the rest of the season and no one caught on.  Lesson:  get out away from the crowd.

 



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