On the last day of the trip we hammered out a true multi-species beatdown, landing the biggest burbot, lake trout and northern pike I’ve EVER seen — and all on the same lake. Here’s a few screenshots from the newest vlog — which you can watch here:
Manitoba grows ’em big! Big enough to dang-near suck an Ifishpro Tip-Up down the hole — couple seconds later and this one would’ve been a goner:
Bass thumb vs walleye thumb explained.
Show this to a bassin’ buddy that can’t hang [crying-laughing emoji]:
Shots fired, BassBlaster! In all seriousness: it doesn’t matter what you’re fishing for, as long as you’re fishin’
Btw – TW fan Scott Kellogg saw the post and said this is what pike thumb looks like:
Where our ice-fishing pranksters at?!
We’ve all got that one friend…wait until the end….
Yup, that was me (Brett) trying to sneak in a few on-ice ZZZs…12-hr fishing days (back-to-back-to-back) wears a guy out.
That’s saying something considering a non-strong Lake Erie population is still a hefty one. Huge crop of keeper-size fish coming up, but you always have a shot at a trophy like this one 12yo Colton Alex caught:
Saw this survey while cruising the social mediaz — it asked:
> Do you favor a statewide MN possession limit of 4 walleye, or the current reg of 6 walleye in possession?
Out of 4.7K votes: 73% said 4 is plenty…while 27% prefer the current 6-fish limit.
Most of the time I keep 1 or 2, or none…so I’d for sure support reducing it to a 4-fish limit if it meant protecting our resource. But that’s easy for someone to say who probably gets to fish more than the average Joe….
If your a hands-on kind of guy (or gal!) make sure to check out Do-It Molds — they’ve got all the goods to pour your own jigheads, soft-plastics and create your own baits. Awesome way to kill time while waiting for ice-out.
Fish-head Daniel Bosi has his operation dialed-in:
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> The hiking, camping and other outdoors-focused activities the student-led club has long engaged in [for nearly a decade] are too risky, the university’s offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management determined.
Sounds like they just need to upgrade the mandatory uniforms:
> Water less than 10′ — and usually only 2 or 3′ — will be best. An 1/8-oz jig head with a 3″ tail is a favorite anywhere that walleyes live. One of the best combos is a Slurp! Jig with a Swim’N Grub body.
> This time of year bright colors are usually better, as the water is usually stained. Use a body color that contrasts with the jig color.
> Swim the jig just above the bottom. It seems like a straight, slow retrieve is most productive most of the time, but also try a slow lift/drop retrieve.
> If walleyes don’t respond…go to a jig and minnow presentation and work it slower, dragging it along the bottom…works best on sand.
> On the rocks: Try using a slip-bobber to suspend the jig above the rocks. Allowing a jig to float just above the bottom — as it works with the current suspended under a bobber — can be a killer presentation.
> A slower presentation is best when walleyes are fussy. The Stand-Up Fire-Ball Jig [lets you] work the bait slowly better than a round-head. When dragging the jig…give it lots of pauses to give finicky walleyes the chance to eat it.
> Minnows remain very visible with the stand-up head…when you pause it. …on a round-head jig they’ll lay flat on the bottom when paused.
Can tell you the only thing I [passenger seat] was thinking in that moment: No matter what…do NOT let Al’s Lund get any dock-rash [nervous-as-heck emoji].
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