Believe it or not, these 6 things have a lot more in common than you’d think. Can you sound this one out?
If you guessed: “Cold, phishy Frosted Flakes are for the birds” you were a bit off (lol).
A less wrong answer would be: “Ice fishing tiger trout near Roblin, Manitoba.”
Our first stop of the trip was Twin Lake in Manitoba’s Parkland Region where we were chasing tiger trout, a brookie-brownie hybrid that’s FREAKIN’ gorgeous.
Check the patterns on this pair iced by big-fish junkies Robert Karpiak (@robertkarpiak) and Robyn Grant (@robyn_grant_) last season:
Only thing better than catching a tiger trout is watching ’em come in and work the bait…reminds me of a wolf tracking down its next set of backstraps….
Here’s Robert cuttin’ himself a massive sight-fishing hole at the crack o’ dawn — funny lookin’ auger, eh?
Robert’s currently sitting at #67 on Manitoba’s Top 100 Master Anglers list, so it’s only right that he kicked off our trip with a Master Angler tiger trout breaking the 22″ mark. Congrats on the new PB, man!
He stuck that one ^ while Nick Lindner and I were still setting up our shack, though I’ll be the first to admit we were taking our own sweet time with the interior decorating.
My favorite wall hanging was the Catch Cover Rattlesnake Reel we zip-tied in the corner of our Clam hub shack for an out-of-the-way deadstick. #DinnerBell
Did get to hear her ring once, but I dropped the
Not sure I’ve ever been on an ice-fishing trip when there wasn’t a massive cold front pushing through (lol) so of course the bite shut right down as we got there.
We ended up seeing 16 tiger trout swim through our sight-fishing holes — including a massive one pushing 28″ — but Robert was the only one able to put one topside.
Makes sense considering the guy has chased just about every species of anything that Canada has to offer…including narwhal [!] in Nunavut — check the tusk!
And yes, you can obtain ’em ^ with a permit in Canada…pretty sure down here in “the States” they’d lock ya up forever just fer lookin’ at one (lol). Like Robert says, “Canada is cold and awesome.”
Side note: Does it blow anyone else’s mind that narwhals are an actual thing?! And not just some made-up creature from a sci-fi movie?!? Case you’ve never seen one, here’s why they call ’em the “unicorn of the sea”: