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  • Name:
    Jordan
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    Wisconsin
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    fishing, ice fishing, bow hunting, turkey hunting, anything outdoors!
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  1. Third and final episode of our Fort Peck Lake Trout Montana ice fishing trip. Combined footage from day 3 and 4, including the biggest lake trout of the trip and some awesome underwater footage! 3rd day we set up in the same area we did the 1st day. Little bit slower action but managed a few and got some awesome underwater footage in about 50 FOW. Last day we set up near the dam and had a pretty good day in anywhere from 40-70 FOW including the biggest lake trout of the trip!
  2. This spot was super variable depending on snowcover. We'd go from being on 8" of ice to less than 4" within a matter of 20 feet sometimes. The spot we were set up on only had about 4". Made me a little nervous at first.
  3. Day two of ice fishing Fort Peck Montana jigging for lake trout. Today we started out a little slower, but had some steady action throughout the day including a solid 13.5# lake trout as well as multiple other nice fish. Spoons seemed to be the key today, where the other days we had more success with hair jigs or big jigs with largo shad. We were set up in about 50 FOW off the side of a main lake point. Episode three coming soon, including the biggest lake trout of the trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtX3xtHsU6M
  4. Wanderer, we were originally supposed to go near the end of January but ended up delaying it a few weeks. We weren't able to explore the lake as much as we wanted, but just couldn't wait anymore. Still ended up to be a pretty good trip(minus a few misfortunes). Someday we will definitely go back. Hopefully next winter they have better ice making weather and you can make the trip! If you need any tips feel free to reach out to me!
  5. We plan on going to Canada next year! Boy, ice was super variable. Anywhere from 3"-15" so we really had to be careful and check as we went. I'm sure by now you could go most places with a snowmobile, but still gotta be careful.
  6. Drove 16 hours, 1000 miles from Wisconsin to our destination Fort Peck Lake Montana. Our goal was to catch lake trout ice fishing. It wasn't more than 10 minutes into dropping lines in the water that we already had two hookups and one lake trout on the ice. Throughout the day we had steady action pulling lake trout through the ice. Eddie from Lakeridge Motel was super helpful in setting us up on general areas where to go, baits, and techniques. Stay tuned for Episodes Two and Three, the lake trout continued to get bigger each day! This day we set up on a nice 40-50 foot hump surrounded by deeper 70-80 foot water. Most of them were caught on either big spoons or big jigs with tubes, largo shad, or hair jigs. If you get the chance to ever make it out there, it is definitely a neat lake to check out for some amazing opportunity to catch giant lakers, walleye, and pike. Unfortunately we never made it around to targeting walleye or pike too much, but a few weeks ago a guy pulled up a 34" 16# walleye further up river. What a neat fishery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i74ShAZoSZg
  7. Sorry guys didn't realize posting a video would cause such a controversy! . Anyways, yes, isolated cover has been what has seemed to work great for me, especially on pressured lakes. As far as catching bass goes, it's what I target 90% of the time in summer simply because I love the fight! Spring and winter I mostly target walleye then.
  8. I've caught a lot of big bass on spinnerbaits over the years and I wanted to share one simple tip that is often overlooked when fishing spinnerbaits or really any bait in general when targeting big bass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-PDaV8byhw
  9. We headed out to Petenwell Lake, WI with the goal of getting at least one big slot walleye. One buddy I brought along had never fished on Petenwell before. We did have some success with decent action on Finicky Fooler Tip ups with some smaller walleyes and one keeper plus a giant crappie during most of the day. The best part of ice fishing is it's always full of surprises. I kept telling my buddy's that we were still going to get that slot fish we were after. Wasn't until we were packing up and we had one more tip up to grab that the fight was on, and we knew it was a big one. Watching it get pulled out on 3# test was even better! Couldn't have ended the day better, and that's the best part about ice fishing!
  10. Hit the ice on the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir in Wisconsin to try to catch a few walleye before dark. We did manage to catch a few and I ended up hooking into a fish that I thought was going to be a 10#+ walleye. Head shakes, peeling out drag, and finally got it close to the hole and here it was a huge carp. I had tried to target carp while ice fishing multiple times last winter and did not have any success. Tried corn on tip ups and small jigs with wax worms but did not even get a bite. It sure was a fun fight but there was definitely some disappointment when it wasn't a 10# walleye like I thought. First time I had ever caught a carp through the ice, wasn't expecting that! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCKrQbppyGI
  11. Hooked up with the Finicky Fooler owner and creator Tom to do some ice fishing for walleye on Petenwell Lake in central Wisconsin. We managed to catch a few jigging and and also a few on the Finicky Fooler tip ups including a nice slot walleye! Ice fishing walleye can be tough at times but I am glad we ended up getting into a few fish. We moved 3 times before we finally found some active fish away from some crowds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8dRlwxKVTI&t=1s
  12. Ice fishing in Wisconsin can be a challenge at times. Catching walleyes is not always an easy task either. We had some crazy weather leading up to this weekend, it was -20 degrees for a solid week and a half, followed by 2-3 days of mid 30s and pushing 40 plus some rain, then we went right back down to -20 degrees. This made for a challenge fishing tip ups this morning. I’ve got some new hole covers for my Finicky Foolers, which do work great as I’ve used them before, but unfortunately with no snow cover I made the mistake of not setting them right away and forming slush to the cover. Lesson learned. I did get a bit lucky catching that walleye as I thought it would have dropped the minnow with the line being froze. The first fish I caught was definitely a surprise, a species I have never caught through the ice before, although I have heard they are fairly common to catch out on this lake. Still was hoping it was a giant walleye, but fun nonetheless! With the cold we weren’t really planning on moving much. We would mark fish every 10 minutes or so but many of them were tight lipped. We did manage a couple more fish jigging, which were some good sized crappie and perch! Overall I did end up accomplishing the goal of catching a slot walleye out here, so can’t complain. I will be out on Petenwell Lake more times this winter!
  13. -16 below air temp, got out on Lake Wazee near Black River Falls, WI to ice fish some brown and rainbow trout. It's an absolute blast fishing trout through the ice on this lake. Water is super clear, gets over 350 feet deep, and even the smaller trout put up a good fight. I caught all of the browns and rainbows on a white swedish pimple. I did try a ripping rap for a little bit and did have one hit on it. Also had one flag with a tip up on a shiner, but missed it.
  14. Hit up the Mississippi River searching for giant pike. Although we didn't catch the monsters we were after, we did manage a few solid 30"+. Had constant action all day, think we had well over 25-30 flags and landed over 20 total. Ice fishing with tip ups is a blast, even more fun when you can use a rod and reel like I was using with Finicky Foolers. These things work great for pike, walleye, crappie, perch; basically anything that swims! www.finickyfooler.com
  15. Yeah, I can't complain! It was fun. Thanks for watching.
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