Author Topic: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!  (Read 1613 times)

Offline spiltmilt

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First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« on: Nov 18, 2018, 09:12 AM »
Drove and drove yesterday checking various highland lakes in northern Washington for safe ice. We've had very little snow so many roads are still passable that are typically not this time of year. Found several lakes with 2-3" before finally locating a lake with 4" of clear ice. It didn't take long for the Brook Trout to come knocking after I dropped some worm tipped tungsten through the ice. Excited to get the season underway.



Took my new custom NW Ice rod from Thorne Bros out with the Black Betty Freefall. Love this new setup.


Offline Seamonkey84

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2018, 12:36 PM »
Very jealous over here on the east coast! Beautiful brookies too!
 Im only just hearing about some shallower ponds and small lakes skimming over, and then just got 6 of snow on top of it. I may not get out before thanksgiving but sure will try the weekend after.

Offline mr.clean

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 18, 2018, 07:14 PM »
Congratulations nice colors on the brookie. If things go right may get on ice around Christmas.
Steve

Offline Nessmuck

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2018, 07:17 PM »
Brookie s are the best tasting fish going...

Offline gravelman_6

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2018, 05:09 AM »
Brooks are beautiful as your first picture shows. The trout are nice and firm in the cold weather and water conditions. Keep up the good work.

Offline houlzhouse

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2018, 07:01 AM »
Nice fish Spilt!  That first brook is a beaut!

Offline wlai

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #6 on: Nov 30, 2018, 12:26 AM »
A gorgeous first fish of the season

Offline Glowjigger

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Re: First Ice 2018/19 - Brook Trout!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 30, 2018, 08:58 PM »
Nice fish! I'm hoping to find some safe ice early next week.

 



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