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suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 11:35 am

2/8 - started at sunrise with the old man for another typical father/son ice mission. same plan as always; dad sits in the shanty with the heat blasting and a thermos of coffee while i set and tend to the tip ups, occasionally punching more holes to mark fish. when a flag does raise, a double tap on the windowless shack tells him its time to roll out of there and run in the direction i report.

action was nil until the sun poked out around 930 and flags started to pop. over the course of the next couple hours, we raised over a dozen largemouth including two standouts.

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all largemouth came on medium sized roaches hooked up to a treble on 12 lb floro. i like to zig zag the spread throughout shallow and deeper water to see what works. not uncommon to get bit in 4 fow and 16 fow all in the same outing.

2/9 - set out with great hope at sunrise again. 5 hours went by and we had hoisted up 2 largemouth. a random blizzard that ripped through town kept us bunkered down in the shack. this is why i always bring a nice assortment of snacks and refreshments.
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Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 11:39 am

Nice ones! Single treble on the roaches? Guessing you hook behind the dorsal?

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 11:43 am

Bass's of glory. \m/ Dad Rocks \m/

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 1:07 pm

Wow those are pigs.

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 1:35 pm

nice bass fellas

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 4:57 pm

Yeah man you and pops killed it.
~JOE~

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Mon 10, 2020 6:48 pm

A couple of the biggest I've seen takin' through holes this winter. Awesome catches.

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Tue 11, 2020 1:09 am

'Doesn't get much better (or bigger) than that!

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Tue 11, 2020 7:57 am

Nice you in Wisconsin Hog?

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Tue 11, 2020 9:55 am

Single treble on the roaches? Guessing you hook behind the dorsal?

yep, one treble hooked actually right in front of the dorsal. was using dropshot style hooks in case of a tough bite but hookup ratio was not as good.

Nice you in Wisconsin Hog?

fib country. but thinking about some north-of-the-border action this weekend on a lake we have discussed in the past.

thanks boys. tight lines.

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Tue 11, 2020 1:06 pm

Very very nice. Single treble dorsal yep. Only way.

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Tue 11, 2020 2:23 pm

Almost makes me want to go out & get my ass froze to a bucket. :D

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Tue 11, 2020 2:52 pm

Thanks Urb, been experimenting with various hook styles and placements under traps and have yet to figure out anything significant :lol:

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Wed 12, 2020 9:40 pm

Rambler wrote:Almost makes me want to go out & get my ass froze to a bucket.


:thumbup: then i remember, :think: just a month or so more :lol:

Nice ice bass!

Re: suns out, flags about

Feb Thu 13, 2020 11:46 am

Fantastic fish you got there. Well done!
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