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12.55-lb ice walleye, Jigging lakers in 114 feet, Week’s best fish shots

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Today’s Top 5

 

> Jeff Gottbreht of Lincoln, NE caught this 12.55-pound, 31-inch walleye during the 525 two-person team 14th annual Mobridge [SD] Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday.

Caught in 33′ in the Missouri River.

 

 

Halibut fishing anyone??

 

Week’s best fish shots…

 

Just a few.

Kobe:

Brownie:

Beast!

Prehistoric:

NICE gravel iguanas from Quinte:

 

…Plus a selection of greenbacks.

 

Calling this one Jade:
This one’s Alewife:

Last but not least is Golden Shiner, though we’re tempted to call it Fish Sticks:

 

Winnebago fish finder.

 

Hahaha! Posted by the Walleye Mafia guys:


Ice News

1. StrikeMaster Chipper Magnum auger.

> Fitted with an 8-1/4 inch bit, the Chipper Magnum weighs in at a scant 25 pounds. Need a bigger hole? No problem. Upsize to a 10-1/4 inch bit, and the total package still only weighs 28 pounds.

2. MN restricts Upper Red Lake walleyes.

3. MT: Canyon Ferry report.

> Trout — …jigs in a rainbow of colors, dark woolly buggers or ice flies tipped with worms or maggots.

> Walleye/yellow perch — Swedish pimples and Hali jigs, tipped with maggots, worms or perch eyes.

5. SD: Cows break through White Clay.

> When the ice cracked, the estimated 100 head of cattle crashed through and died.

> …although the herd’s plunge has cost Mike Carlow hundreds of thousands of dollars, he clearly is dealing less with financial loss and more with their death.

6. Midwest Outdoors, Devils Lake and Marcum.

Cool show. We love heads-up mode:

7. Clam hardwater awards.

8. MI: Mark Martin’s ice fishing school.

9. How to make ice fishing ‘funner’ for kids.


Tournaments

News

1. MN: LOW walleyes doing well.Woo-hoo!

2. Mille Lacs walleye suit heads to appeals.

> “The DNR … could not have designed better plans to destroy the Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing heritage than the plans that the DNR implemented since 1998,” attorney Erick Kaardal wrote in the lawsuit.

3. New Humminbird Onix NT Series.

4. WI: Proposal to boost Minocqua Chain ‘eyes.

Sounds like tribes will be involved.

5. NWT retains Lowrance.

6. CAN: Boating up, boat sales down.

> New boat and engine retail dollar sales totaled $2 billion in 2014, down 2.3% from the prior year while total retail unit sales fell 7.2%. Unit sales were down in nearly all categories….

‘Eye Candy

Here’s a different take on walleye spooning….

Tip of the Day

All in MN, but awesome. More at the link, worth a full read:

> Mille Lacs — Tony Roach favors large Rapala Jigging Raps — up to size 7 — [and] he likes the larger size. “Drop it down, pound the silt, lift it up,” he instructs. “You’re trying to get a reaction strike and see what kind of fish you’ve got in the area.”

> Upper Red Lake — ICE FORCE pro-staffer and Upper Red Lake guide Brad Hawthorne says his all-time favorite spoon is a VMC Tumbler Spoon (glow red shiner) with a live minnow.

> Leech Lake — Guide Bryan “Beef” Sathre likes to deadstick deepwater humps with a 1/16-oz Tear Drop Jig tipped with a big, live shiner. Beef will jig a Rattle Spoon tipped with a fathead minnow head in his second hole.

> Lake Of The Woods — In-Depth Outdoors TV Host James Holst calls in walleyes from a distance with a Rapala Rippin’ Rap (cold chrome). Lift up the bait slowly and then drop the rod tip to get an enticing shake and wobble. Fish the Rippin’ Rap higher than you’re probably used to.

 

Quote of the Day

 

I find fly fishing difficult. I can’t cross country ski or play tennis anymore, so I decided to make my own ice fishing rod and gave it a try.

72-year-old gal who ice-fishes with her son-in-law: “I think he said yes just to shut me up,” she said.

Shot of the Day

 

Stars and bars theme this week:


Gotta check this stuff out!


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