Monday, February 1, 2021

On the Hard Stuff

 It's on to ice fishing.  For the first time in a couple of years, I fished the ice this morning with my son Jon.  We jigged one of our favorite ponds and came away with quite a mix of fish.  We landed largemouth bass, crappie and bluegills.  They were hitting small Kastmasters tipped with a meal worm on the small treble.  This is a deadly combo for jigging, something we used a lot of in past years.

The ice was thicker than I expected on the small pond that we fished.  It was about 5 inches of hard, clear ice.  My son also fished a larger lake yesterday and that also had about 5 inches of hard ice.

If you are into ice fishing, now is the time to get out and fish.  No telling how long this will last.