Slush melons of the week!
Kris Gaune cracked this chunk of emerald goodness on a “glow tiger shrimp” Northland Rippin’ Shad. She was just a hair under 30″ and rather photogenic:
Big-pike junky Andy Nemo Winder wrassled in this 40.5″ x 22″ SK gator about 5 minutes after he plopped down a BaitCloud ball. Make sure they’re legal where you’re at before you pop the bubbly. Awesome fish, Andy:
Mike Schneider stuck this mammoth brown trout on 4-lb (!) Sufix Invisiline Fluorocarbon while sight fishing in 8′ with a jigging spoon. Mike said it was a 20-minute battle — we’re glad he won:
This NY melon looks like it caught just as many jumbo perch as Casey McIntosh did:
Everyone else moved out deep when the bite slowed down, but Ice Force pro Mike Schneider slid up on top of a small rockpile in 8′ and witnessed something incredible:
> “I’m fishing by myself in the video — holding my phone in one hand, the rod in the other. Can’t give you the number of fish I saw, but it was a lot. Burbot, browns,and walleye.”
How many walleyes can you count:
> “I was using a Rapala Slab Rap to call them in, and a spoon up high as a dead stick. The Slab Rap’s effectiveness blew me away. I shared it with a couple guys that were having a slow day and that bait turned their day around.”
You won’t be getting those back anytime soon! Hope you’ve got a pile of ’em at home:
DIY ice-fishing rod holder.
Guide Cody Roswick says the formula for being efficient on ice is pretty simple: clamp + hair tie = rod holder. Awesome idea:
Because parents don’t frame pics of their kids playing video games.
10-weeks old and already marking fish on Lake of the Woods. #RealLifeVideoGames
Target Walleye/Ice on AnglingBuzz.
TW’s main man Brett McComas hopped on #AskTheBuzz to chat the following topics:
- Is live bait ALWAYS better than plastics?
- What do I need to know to catch a bunch of burbot?
- What’s the best way to hook a live minnow?
- What’s the best line strength for walleyes?
Solid info, and you’ll understand where the Target Walleye/Ice emails get their sense of humor from…. Glad to see Brett wore the standard-issue burbot uniform:
After all the burbot talk, AnglingBuzz host Nick Lindner HAD to get out to chase ’em with Brett and he stuck the prettiest darn burb we ever did see:
1. We lost Carmen Macdonald.
Shoot. Carmen was a principal in OR-based Vaunt Marketing which works with Okuma and other fishing brands. We barely knew him but he was an energetic, and passionate guy. RIP fishin’ brother.
Forgot to mention they’re biting out there. Here’s 1 of 7 that David Joshua caught while fishing a Minnetonka weedline — betcha he’d love to ice that one Saturday:
> “The intent of the new reg, spread over three northern pike ‘zones,’ is to reduce the number of small ‘hammer-handle’ northerns that infest too many state lakes.”
- Northeast zone: Limit of 2, with one over 40″. Must release all 30-40″.
- North-central zone: Limit of 10, with two over 26″. Must release all 22-26″.
- Southern zone: Limit of 2, with a minimum size of 24″.
Click here for more info and a breakdown of where each zone runs.
> “The combination of large fish remaining from ’03 and an influx of two large year classes of young fish [2014 and 2015] will give us incredible fishing for the foreseeable future.”
Hope you didn’t blink!
Looks awesome underwater:
Can’t wait to use ’em on shallow late-ice panfish. FishUSA has ’em in stock.
Gotta be more PBs broke on “Big Windy” than other other place. Don’t head up there without a handful of LIVETARGET Golden Shiner Rattlebaits.
*Hint – especially the new glow series.
Doubles as a hair tie….
Tell ’em Al!
Take the pledge to pitch your worn-out soft plastics in the trash, not the water.
> Walleyes are biting in 29-31′ on glow red, pink and gold jigging spoons. A deadsticked plain hook (glow or colored) and live minnow has complimented the jigging spoons well. People aren’t complaining about the bonus jumbo perch!
> Fishing has been good up at the NW Angle. The morning/evening walleye bite on the MN side has been best in 13-20′ on rock reefs and points. Move off structure midday to 22-30′.
Google knows what’s up:
Meme of the Day
Easy come, easy go: