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Offline DTro

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The one that didn't get away.
« on: Feb 12, 2019, 02:33 PM »
I'm always impressed how professional writers are able to capture the moment much better than I can, and I was the one making the moment.  Haha.

At any rate this pretty much sums up the night I had on Sat and is written very well.  Much better than any post I could make.

I'm definitely  going to have to rethink my ice hole drilling game when we have 24"+  of ice.  Overlapping holes puts an amazing amount of torque on a drill with the slurry of water and slush that floods in. 

https://www.stcroix360.com/2019/02/watch-an-ice-fisherman-catch-a-120-pound-sturgeon-on-the-st-croix/

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2019, 02:48 PM »
Wow! that was awesome

Offline Maddog

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2019, 03:03 PM »
Holy cow that's incredible

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2019, 03:43 PM »
That is sweet! Huge fish! What a story. I caught a 20 inch rainbow the other day and thought it was big pulling it up out of the water.

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 2019, 03:54 PM »
HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mental note, if I ever fish there, get bigger gear!  Outstanding catch!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2019, 04:46 PM »
Reminds me of the scene from Jaws,....you're gonna need a bigger hole!
Thanks for sharing, that was incredible to watch. I can't imagine catching something like that.

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2019, 06:45 PM »
Great video and what an awesome fish that’s why we fish you never know what’s going to come through the ice hole.

Offline DTro

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2019, 07:18 PM »
Thanks Guys!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:00 PM »
Darren nice fish there. might need to keep a fish's ice saw with you to open the hole larger if you catch another big one like that.
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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:04 PM »
AWESOME!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2019, 08:23 PM »
Awesome fish Darren. Perhaps now you can set the Catch and Release Flatty this summer!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 12, 2019, 09:10 PM »
congrats on the hog DTro! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #12 on: Feb 12, 2019, 11:59 PM »
Wonderful write up.  It's possible to land winter sturgeon even on light gear as long as one is prepared for utilizing the right techniques and pray that the sturgeon isn't going to hang up on anything.  Again so much easier with the right setup.

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2019, 07:36 AM »
Awesome fish and a Story to go with.
Keep those holes clean and smooth

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2019, 08:24 AM »
that was fricken awesome, big congrats
ice fishing video of the year

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 13, 2019, 09:28 AM »
Thanks again

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 13, 2019, 10:02 AM »
I'm always impressed how professional writers are able to capture the moment much better than I can, and I was the one making the moment.  Haha.

At any rate this pretty much sums up the night I had on Sat and is written very well.  Much better than any post I could make.

I'm definitely  going to have to rethink my ice hole drilling game when we have 24"+  of ice.  Overlapping holes puts an amazing amount of torque on a drill with the slurry of water and slush that floods in. 

https://www.stcroix360.com/2019/02/watch-an-ice-fisherman-catch-a-120-pound-sturgeon-on-the-st-croix/

And I have had people on here tell me that they think I'm crazy for using a ten inch auger.  They said they haven't caught a fish that they couldn't get through a six in. hole.  Your fish wouldn't have came through a ten inch hole.  I'm thinking you would need three ten in. holes for that fish.  Congrats on a very nice fish and thanks for showing that there are times when you really do need a bigger hole!!!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #17 on: Feb 14, 2019, 01:43 AM »
Holy cow!  That really is a dinosaur!  Congratulations on getting that topside. Setting a new state record and all on video, awesome.
As for overlapping holes, Try not punching through the bottom of the ice until the last hole, and scoop the shavings out while they’re dry before breaking all the holes through. But if you’re going to keep fishing where those beasts lurk, I’d get an ice saw!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:24 AM »
OMG Unbelievable catch

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #19 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:42 AM »
AWESOME

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #20 on: Feb 14, 2019, 07:02 AM »
Fish of a lifetime.  Awesome job!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #21 on: Feb 14, 2019, 07:50 AM »
that was fricken awesome, big congrats
ice fishing video of the year

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #22 on: Feb 14, 2019, 07:55 AM »
Just incredible! Congratulations!!

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #23 on: Feb 14, 2019, 11:26 AM »
Congrats on a huge fish, and on a jigging pole!
I guess this is your 15 minutes of fame!

Offline DTro

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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #24 on: Feb 14, 2019, 02:22 PM »
Record was made official today.






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Re: The one that didn't get away.
« Reply #25 on: Feb 20, 2019, 09:26 AM »
Been doing lot's of interviews for radio/tv programs and news articles about this fish, but I'm a big Garage Logic fan, so this one was a lot of fun for me:

https://www.podcastone.com/episode/02/19/19-A-record-size-sturgeon-is-caught-on-the-St-Croix-by-Darren-a-long-time-GL-fan

 



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