always a good time at the jerk hut. just two flags both spooled, missed and minnow mangled. thats what i get for putting a first timer from hawaii on flag watch duty.
Must have been real busy in that hut to miss those flags
Spent Friday night on LZ 8pm-1am, had the big thermal hub out, didnt fish very seriously as we were testing some stuff for next weekend. Inside of the shelter was totally iced over like a freezer, my buddy even had frost forming on the top of his hat inside the shelter, never seen that before. Fishing was slow.
Also, we drilled a hole a few feet from shore, 10 inches of good ice, 50 ft further- 9 inches, 10ft from there I stepped through 6 inches of slush onto 2 inches of good ice- that will get your heart going.
Went back out yesterday and fished between 3-8pm, hole hopped at belleau trying to find some trout but my buddy ended up getting on some perch instead. Everyone I talked to was having a slow day/skunk. The bite picked up MAJOR when the sun started to set, and wouldnt you know there was a police officer in the lot at 445. They already got me once. We split up and I hole hopped my honeyhole, gill and crappie, all suspended.
Everyone kept saying it was to cold (buddy almost threw a tantrum because I didnt want to bring a shelter) on sunday but with no wind and plenty of sun, it was perfect. Anyone else gonna try and go out on Wed? No? Just me?
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. - JM