Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
CNY Tim

Amanda's First Ice Trip

Recommended Posts

We arrived at the sm. side of Morraine 0750 and we found that there was a path that was navigated out to where some guys had fished yesterday so Amanda and I loaded up and had a couple shovels with us as well for the 2 ft. drifts. Hauling was a beotch and poor Amanda had to jump in the trap as the snow was to high for my 7 yr. old to make much headway walking. We found about 9.5' of water and just started digging out the snow so we could set-up., that took about 15 min. after which I grabbed the 6" and started to drill and after I went through the 15" of ice the water started coming up like I drilled a hole in to the bottom of the Titanic, frown.gif quickly I put Amanda in the trap so her feet wouldn't get wet, and set the VX-1 off the bucket. After we got set-up I was thankful to see the bottom rollling with fish up to 3' off. Got baited up and sent her down and I showed Amanda her jig dropping on the screen and what the bottom looked like and all that and then Amanda dropped the Loner jig down about 5' and the rush up was on and wham she caught her first bluegill of the day a nice little chipper.

1000406oc5.jpg

After catching a few more gills and small perch this one came cruising by and hammered a Little Atom Knacker and it was fighting so hard that Amanda gave me the jig rod to get her in. She took this picture as there was no way she was holding this fish.. grin.gif

1000407ht5.jpg

We started seeing some heavy snow about 1030 and decided we had done well and packed up. The haul back to the car with her in the trap was tough even on the path and I had to stop once to get my breath. But the day was a complete success, we both had, fun, drank hot chocolate, had a snack and had great fun...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good job Amanda nice fish looks like your dad put you on some fish WTG cool.gif Thats pretty good for the first time out.Tim how does your legs feel like rubberbands that short walk is still better than snow removal isnt it.Thats awsome that you and your daughter got out to do some icefishing im sure that will be the topic when she goes back to school good job smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Timmie . . .add another 20 years and you will get the idea of how it feels to haul runners full of ice!! Hopefully not anymore as the Clam has a new set of skiis on them on top of the worthless Clam runners. Good job Amanda and her coach too. I'm sure she had the time of her life and thought for sure she was going to drown when she saw the water coming up out of the hole you drilled. Good catch in putting her in the trap!! Did she sleep all the way home?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys - The hauling without Amanda in the trap would have been not to bad but she really liked the ride... I through the rope around me and started going and when I stopped to catch a breath she said, "Mush Daddy mush.." I almost fell down laughing.. grin.gif

I am fishing somewhere tomoroow not sure where and it's no big deal if I leave at O dark 30 either. Franky you'll love the ski's it's the only way to go.. Even the barge canal is sounding good at this point...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×