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suns out, flags about

PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 11:35 am
by urbanHog312
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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PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 11:39 am
by Phil6
Nice ones! Single treble on the roaches? Guessing you hook behind the dorsal?

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PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 11:43 am
by Aux Pleins
Bass's of glory. \m/ Dad Rocks \m/

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PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 1:07 pm
by catchafew
Wow those are pigs.

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PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 1:35 pm
by billebob5
nice bass fellas

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PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 4:57 pm
by joetrain
Yeah man you and pops killed it.
~JOE~

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PostPosted: Feb Mon 10, 2020 6:48 pm
by HEDDONFROG
A couple of the biggest I've seen takin' through holes this winter. Awesome catches.

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PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 1:09 am
by RonG
'Doesn't get much better (or bigger) than that!

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PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 7:57 am
by coyote
Nice you in Wisconsin Hog?

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PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 9:55 am
by urbanHog312
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.

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PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 1:06 pm
by Skifish1
Very very nice. Single treble dorsal yep. Only way.

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PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 2:23 pm
by Rambler
Almost makes me want to go out & get my ass froze to a bucket. :D

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PostPosted: Feb Tue 11, 2020 2:52 pm
by Phil6
Thanks Urb, been experimenting with various hook styles and placements under traps and have yet to figure out anything significant :lol:

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PostPosted: Feb Wed 12, 2020 9:40 pm
by Busse Jim
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!

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PostPosted: Feb Thu 13, 2020 11:46 am
by Islandfisher
Fantastic fish you got there. Well done!