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Postby urbanHog312 » Feb Mon 03, 2020 11:49 am

hopped out of bed early on saturday with great hope in seeing some largemouth go topside. partner and i watched 6 tip ups intently until our eyes bled. no flags were raised in the first 2 hours so it was time to warm the blood up a bit and hole hop for pannies. action started immediately in about 5 fow. #3 tungsten gold jig with just bits of a wax worm was the ticket. a full wax worm only prompted nibbles and marks that disappeared slowly. with the panfish action came a couple flags as well with just average largemouth willing to show face. of course, the big one came unbuttoned before i could hoist her up. it hurts more when you can see their size, followed by their lethargic retreat toward deeper water.

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whoever said ice fishing was not an extreme sport has never put 400 lbs of man in a small shanty on 3 inches of ice with the heater blasting.
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby cletedius » Feb Mon 03, 2020 1:03 pm

Nice pile of panfish, there :thumbup:
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby catchafew » Feb Mon 03, 2020 1:14 pm

Nice haul!
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby JB » Feb Mon 03, 2020 1:26 pm

Nice mixed bag!
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby Aux Pleins » Feb Mon 03, 2020 5:50 pm

Thats a sweet crave sack. Man the only ice outing I had this year was 32 degrees and didnt wear any gloves the entire time. I figured for sure this would be a good year to leave the heater at home.
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby HEDDONFROG » Feb Mon 03, 2020 7:49 pm

I did not see all these pannies. Sweet looking load of them bro
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby RonG » Feb Mon 03, 2020 10:22 pm

urbanHog312 wrote:whoever said ice fishing was not an extreme sport has never put 400 lbs of man in a small shanty on 3 inches of ice with the heater blasting.


add some chili and some beer to the shanty's menu and you've got a real extreme sport :sick:
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby mike son » Feb Mon 03, 2020 10:36 pm

Some good eating there. Nice, clean looking bluegills too. Seeing those bars on them reminds me I haven't caught a gill in forever. Always get green sunfish.
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby Phil6 » Feb Tue 04, 2020 10:36 am

Nice work!
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Re: consolation prizes

Postby urbanHog312 » Feb Tue 04, 2020 11:07 am

I did not see all these pannies


i wanted to surprise you here. :lol:

thanks, boys. hoping to get out again this weekend but i'll be bringing rope and 2x4s
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