Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ikatcher

twin trophys**pics added**

60 posts in this topic

so i took my 9 yr old son and my seven yr old daughter pike fishing yesterday. i asked them if they wanted action or a chance at some bigger ones. they chose the latter, so i go buy 1 dozen large suckers and off we go.we dont get to the lake until noon. i set up off a weed line and start drifting down the line and we are not fishing 5 min, when jack tells me his bobber is gone. i set the hook for him and hand him the pole, after about 30 seconds i can tell it is a nice fish. he gets it almost to the boat and it takes another long run. i saw the fish and it is a really nice fish. jack's arms are getting tired and he wants me to finish catching it, i told him no way, this is your fish. so he keeps battling it and i get the net under it. it turns out to be 39 inches( est 18 lbs). after a quick pic we let it go and i start untanging the line from the net. sammie is still fishing when i hear a big splash behind the boat. sammie was up in the front i look back and here there is this huge northern thrashing up on the surface. it took me a second to realize sammie was fighting this fish. after another 5 min fight she got it close enough to net it. put the tape on it and it measures 39 inches also! not a bad start. you talk about 2 excited kids. only problem is now they are going to want to go with everytime i go. jack ended up catching 1 more (small) one, measuring 35 inches. and sammie caught about a 4 pounder later. not bad for an afternoon pike fishing!

Jackfishpictwo.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that's great, I'd love to see those pictures, especially if you got your kids to hold the fish. Big fish always look bigger when they're being held by a little guy or girl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

great story!!! congrats to you and your kids. Its a great day to be a dad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome catch by both your kids congrats now they are hooked for life!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jcatcher-

Thats awesome!

I just have to ask one thing??!!

Was this a "metro" lake or somewhere further North?

No need to give a name...just curious if you found these fish around here!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i got the film developed today. jacks pic turned out great but sammies was the last pic on the roll and did not turn out. i felt so bad for her, she cried for an hour. (i know, i need to get with it and get a digital. my bad!) i was hoping some of you fmer's could offer her some encouragment. the kids are both reading this and are getting a kick out of seeing their story on the internet! i am sending a pic to lundeens tackle castle and he was going to post the pics on his web site. as for where they caught these fish.... its initials are m.l. in central mn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome job on the fish kiddo's. Don't worry about the picture turning out. Now you have a reason to make dad take you out sooner to catch some more and get another picture. Plus just remember how fun it was catching it, that is what really matters. I rarely ever take pictures but need to start. Keep up the good work and have fun.... cool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ikes kids... Bravo!!!! People can go a lifetime and not catch a great fish like that. Getting a pict is nice Sammy, but its the memory that will stick with you for the lifetime.

Ike- if you can scan the pict and email it to me I will put it up in this post.

Again, great job guys on the awesome day of fishing!

deitz.dittrich@gmail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

would love to see the pics!

Thanks for the hint...I just was wondering if this was a "local metro" lake - cause I have been chasing something that size for years around here - and 2 in one day - especially with the kids is an awesome thing - no matter what lake!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like your kids are getting the itch! Tell them congrats!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

deitz, i'm having a friend e-mail you the pics of jacks big northern tommorrow night. if you could post it, that would be super! thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Delmuts, I agree, the face says it all. Nice pike jack, keep up the good work and that looks like it was work. You should be proud ,Dad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems like young kids always want you to reel the big ones in for them. Good job making him do it! They'll never forget those fish! Awsome!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great Catch!! Anyone would be proud of that fish. Thats a fish and trip he"ll never forget. Plus he'll always remember that Dad was the guide who made it possible to hook into that catch.

* A bad day of fishing beats a great day of work anytime*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Goldman Sachs has been smiling all the way to the bank lately...   As noted by market legend Art Cashin, the director of floor operations at UBS and long-time trading veteran, Goldman Sachs, one of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, has been responsible for a huge amount of the increase in that index. From Cashin’s daily commentary on Wednesday (emphasis added): “The Dow closed up 35 points and almost 23 of those points came from Goldman Sachs (GS). In fact, our good friend and fellow trading veteran, Jim Brown, at Option Investor, points out that GS has rallied $57 since the election. That means that GS has provided 441 of the 1363 points that the Dow has rallied. In case your calculator batteries are dead, that’s about one third of the rally, all due to Goldman.“    
    • The bigfoot blocks the light just fine. I bought used so there were portions of it that were worn and had tiny holes, but even with that I could see great. Making sure your skirt is down properly and covering up the floor make a much bigger difference. I use EVA foam exercise tiles for the floor, light weight and shed the water well.

      This year I went around and patched up a bunch of those, I used something we had lying around called Gesso, but I am guessing white out would have worked fine. Let that dry and then went over it with a sharpie. I doubt it will make a difference in me getting a fish or not, but needed to fill some time with the late ice  .   I am fairly certain this is the style of interior that caused the issue of seeing lines in the hole.
    • That is a good point to make. I never thought about the extra torque that is needed for the chipper blades witch I think is why the SM Electra has such a short battery life and NOT to get it confused with SM lithium lazer and no the SM doesn't have reverse.  The reverse isn't a huge selling point for me but it is a plus.  The more I read comments about ION I might have to get me one.
    • Very nice work again LRG! Like many others, I have gotten a lot of good information from your postings on here and greatly appreciate it! I am in the process of building a 22' house now myself and know the extra time and effort it takes to document progress. I plan to share some of my experiences when I'm closer to finished. Once again thank you very much for sharing and great work!
    • PB is always the go-to bait.
    • Never even thought of that will check but I think it should be fine though.     Seems dark with the skirt laying flat, windows, vents, and doors shut set up in the basement with lots of lights on seems nice and dark. Wouldn't know till I get out there and try it I guess.
    • I talked to the guys who measure the precip up at the meetings I recently attended. Asked them when they were having the party to celebrate. We were fortunate here. Plenty of rain but managed to escape several of the major poundings they got just 13 miles to the north. More on that here:   This boat is blacked out like a city
      Awaiting bombers in the night   While there were no 50 degree highs the scurs and their trusty Weather Eye still kept things above zero and largely above freezing. ? Starting Wednesday, partly sunny with a slight chance of snow. Highs in the low 20’s with lows in the low teens. Thursday, mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the forenoon. Highs in the low 20’s with lows around 10. Mostly sunny Friday with increasing clouds with a modest chance of snow in the evening. Highs in the upper teens with lows in the mid-teens. Saturday, mostly cloudy with a moderate chance of snow.  Highs in the mid-20’s with lows in the upper teens. Mostly cloudy on Sunday with a slight chance of forenoon snow. Highs in the mid-20’s with lows in the upper teens. Monday, mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries. Highs in the mid-20’s with lows in the lower double digits. Mostly cloudy for Tuesday with a continued chance for snow showers. Highs in the low 20’s with lows in the mid-single digits, still above zero.  The normal high for December 13th is 27 and the normal low is 10. We’ll be down to 8 hours and 56 minutes of daylight on the 13th. The scurs procrastination is paying off once again. With the short days and all the cloudy weather it’s better for napping than shopping anyway.   The Full Moon for the month also will occur on the 13th and is known as the Full Cold Moon, The Moon before the Yule or the Long Nights Moon, aptly named with the short days we are experiencing. The Ojibwe called this the Small Spirits Moon and the Sioux named it the Moon of Popping Trees. At the ranch we know it as the Moon of Frozen Water Buckets. Measurable snow fell in Bugtussle and at the ranch for the first time this winter season on Saturday night into Sunday a.m.  An inch of snow which melted down to .09” of liquid equivalent precipitation. It was all but melted by early afternoon accumulating into the soil which remained unfrozen. The soil profile down to the 5’ depth was had a little over 10” of available moisture in it back on November 2nd. There’s little reason to believe it’s a lot drier than that even though we were slightly below the normal 2.16” of precip at the SROC for last month.   Speaking of the SROC, hats off (and swim fins on) for their recent setting of the annual precipitation record for MN. The record of 53.73” was set back on November 28th; they’ve received more since then and have the rest of December to add to it. Records in Bugtussle are incomplete as the gauge was not functional until April 7th. At the ranch we garnered 43.25” by the end of November. Let’s hope we don’t play catch up.   Some isolated areas of remaining corn were rumored to have been picked but aside from that, very little fieldwork was accomplished this past week. Some are still hoping to get one more crack at some tillage or anhydrous ammonia application although that window will likely close quickly given the forecast. It also remains questionable how well the ground will seal and whether the knives on the applicators will ball up. It really hasn’t dried up to speak of.   At the Lions pancake feed Sunday it was great to see Buddy Shurson in attendance. For those of you who didn’t read the wonderful article that included Buddy a few weeks ago, he was a gunner on a B-17 during WWII. Until after I saw him I’d almost forgotten that Wednesday the 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. I still remember my parents telling me what dark days in history those were after that. On the farm war time rationing made everyone feel the pinch and there was some jealousy when someone got something they didn’t think you should have. I recall Dad telling about neighbors questioning how he wound up with a small, 12” rubber tire on the mounted International sickle mower he’d purchased. Yes, things were that tight.   Back to the B-17. It was a marvel of modern aviation at the time. When first being developed in the mid-1930’s, it was equipped with Pratt and Whitney engines. However, more power was needed so the engines were switched exclusively to the Wright R-1820-97 turbo-supercharged “Cyclone” that developed 1200 hp apiece. There were four wing mounted engines on this aircraft. While not extraordinary by today’s standards, they were beefy enough to allow the aircraft to limp home even if a couple engines had been knocked out. No small feat for a plane weighing over 36,000 lbs. when empty and 54,000 lbs. when loaded.   Who manufactured the engines? During WWII, one of the manufacturers licensed by Wright to produce them was Studebaker. By the time Pearl Harbor was bombed, the company had already converted much of their assembly line capacity in anticipation of our entry into the war, suspending much of its 1942 model year production. A new plant was added for production of the Cyclone. They built over 63,000 of these radial aircraft engines for the B-17’s in the war effort. From January 1944 through the summer of 1945, all B-17 engines were supplied by Studebaker. The company also built nearly 200,000 trucks most of which went to the Soviet Union and over 15,000 Weasels, an all-terrain tracked vehicle. When I look at the Studebakers in our garage, it gives me an appreciation of their place in American history. When I see Buddy, it also makes me happy to know that somewhere along the line the company probably had an impact on bringing our own local piece of American history back home safely. Thanks Buddy and to all who served!   See you next week…real good then.  
    • With President-elect Donald Trump soon taking office, businesses are optimistic about the soon-to-be-changing economic landscape in the country. United States Steel is one such company that is already planning to do things differently under a Trump administration. "We already structured to do some things, but when you see in the near future improvement to the tax laws, improvements to regulation, those two things by themselves may be a significant driver to what we're going to do," CEO Mario Longhi said in an interview with CNBC. "I'd be more than happy to bring back the employees we've been forced to lay off during that depressive period," he added, which "could be close to 10,000 jobs."       OH, MY..  
    • Big Dave...   Thought he was on a roll...     Whoops !!..  
  • Our Sponsors