Earning It

Sunday afternoon found us all wanting to hit the water to do a little crappie fishing with the warm weather of the day. (made it up into the mid 50’s) With all the ice on the different lakes and a hard south wind our fishing options where very limited of where we could fish.

With recent reports that the power plan lake had frozen over completely and that it had partially opened up in the prior day we head down anyway hoping for the best. Once we got on the water it was easy to tell the seas where angry with 3 to 4 ft waves in the 20+ mph south wind. Again, testing the new equipment on the boats we cruised around spending some time looking at the ne electronics we are testing.

After we learned more about the new units we then headed to the outlet to see of the crappie where still there. As we pulled up we notice that no one had fished in quite a while since there was ice all across the front of the gates and in the gates themselves. We spent the next 30 to 45 minutes cleaning the ice out of the gate area, literally.

Full of ice

Full of ice

Breaking it up

Breaking it up

Hardest part, getting it under the cable

Hardest part, getting it under the cable

Safety First, but hand wipes may be needed

Safety First, but hand wipes may be needed

Once that little task was done we set in on finding the fish. The bite was slow to steady and Eric figured out the pattern first and proceeded to whoop the rest of us for most of the afternoon. We never really pounded them but pulled in enough to keep even the most action crazed angler somewhat happen boating a couple hundred and keeping 41. There really wasn’t a hot color or depth but just a slow steady grind.

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A Daily Double

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~ Nick

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