Author Topic: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20  (Read 635 times)

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Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« on: Feb 23, 2022, 08:02 AM »
Fished Fontenelle last weekend and other than a little wind the weekend was great. Ice had grown to almost 28-30in, which really put the milwaukee/nils combo to work. I pulled 25 fish for the weekend. Browns, bows and burbot. No cuts this trip for me. Biggest fish was a burb I got friday night going 27.5in which ended up being the biggest fish for the weekend. I was really surprised on the quality of burbot we pulled, seemed like 24-26in was the average for the group. We had several burbs that came mid day which tells me the numbers in there are high from my experience. We brought home over 50lbs of burbs to get fried up. As most the camp trips have went this year we did have one night we were able to get the firepit going which is always a good time. It was nice meeting up with Massntrash and wetting some lines. Now for the pics





























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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2022, 09:24 AM »
It was nice meeting up with the crew for a few beers and a little fishing. I had a good time for sure but sounds like I should have stuck it out a little longer.


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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2022, 07:51 PM »
Way to go you guys. Looks like you all had a great time. Lots of big smiles...  ;D Thanks for sharing the story and the pictures!
I hope i'm half as good as my Dogs think i am ;-)

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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2022, 07:13 AM »
It was nice meeting up with the crew for a few beers and a little fishing. I had a good time for sure but sounds like I should have stuck it out a little longer.


The fishing did turn on later, hottest time was 11-2. Finally had to pull my rod so I could get some ZZZZ's

Way to go you guys. Looks like you all had a great time. Lots of big smiles...  ;D Thanks for sharing the story and the pictures!

It was a good time Dewy, definitley another good option for getting some burbs. The only worry on the ice there is if you'll need an extension for the auger.
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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2022, 12:13 PM »
Thanks for posting!  That lake can be a blast.  Glad you got into them at night.  I have always done best during the day for burbs on that lake.  It is strange.  Great pics!

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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2022, 03:28 PM »
Another fun looking trip gentlemen! Well done!
Trent Williams
When hell freezes over, Iíll ice fish there too!

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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2022, 07:19 PM »
Nice haul and what a beautiful day/night landscape. Well done.

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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2022, 07:32 AM »
Thanks Guys. Hopefully we'll get lucky enough to get back up there one more time this season  ???
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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #8 on: Mar 03, 2022, 08:27 AM »
great night photos!  such a fun body of water for ice fishing. after years of fly fishing below the dam, its been cool checking out the ice.  what was working for the browns?

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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #9 on: Mar 03, 2022, 02:19 PM »
It was a blast I was using Cutter bugs with mills on it Yamamoto curly tails all in white

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Re: Fontenelle 2/18-2/20
« Reply #10 on: Mar 03, 2022, 03:10 PM »
X2 mealies on mostly anything white
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