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Early ice in northern mn. Small lake, big fish!!


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We started out the day at around 7 o clock this morning. Met with a good buddie of mine and geared up for a full day on the ice. We made our way to a small lake we have had great success on in the past few years. With high hopes in mind, we started drilling a bunch of holes in all depths of water. Immediately we started marking fish and catching a few with a bass and crappie mix. We found they were in high numbers in 32 fow and suspended anywhere from 25 to 15 fow. We set the clam six pack in the middle of all the action and continued to drill holes around the fish house. We were then joined by 2 more good friends of mine and we all started catching fish! With a couple in the house and a couple hole jumping then whole time, we stayed on them all day! Cannot express how much our marcums and vexilars helped us today! With fish all over the water column as the day went on. The majority of our fish were bass, crappies and sunfish. The crappies are HUGE in this lake! Most of them being in that 12-15 inch range! Along with some perch and the occasional pike here and there. All were caught with tungsten jigs tipped with either waxes or our favorite plastics. Both worked well! Great day spent on the ice!! Great friends and quality fish!! Enough said! The proof is in the pics! full-45618-39739-img_20131201_112927_065













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Thanks guys. Yea it was memorable day for sure. Me and the bearded fellow in the pics brought Mr. Genz and his nephew out to this same lake about 2 years ago now. It was early ice also and we had a similar experience! That was one to remember also. Got to bring a true pioneer of the ice fishing world out for a day of fishing and literally slayed the fish with him! That lake has made life long memories for us and hopefully will have more to come with us recycling pretty much all of the fish we caught out there. With a just a few for the table here and there of course! Can't wait to see more posts of people catching fish!

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