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  1. #11
    What a wild night on the little lake. Lots of guys there because so few lakes have safe ice. And the holiday folk from downstate. One guy was right on my spot so I told him he was was on a good place and moved further down to a new place to see what would happen. I saw things I never knew happened down there...like pike schooling up like a wolf pack.

    I had 3 large pike circled around my bait (minnow on treble hook). They were just milling around it when off to the right a little 18" pike shot through the 3 and stold the minnow while they decided. I laughed and couldn't pull it up and reset quick enough. Never did catch one of the big ones as it was too dark and pike usually settle down. Anyways great night.

    Iced one bass...
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    Last week I gave a vacational ice fisher an intro to the world under the ice with my underwater camera. I was giving him the big perch I was pulling up and he loved the monitor screen with a little perch hanging out at my bait. I told him "you should see what a pike looks like". Later that night a very nice large pike drifted in and was curiously (typical of big ones) circling it. I motioned to Phil that he needed to see this pike. He came over and stood watching the screen when suddenly the big pike came around. His reaction was humorous. It came through like a long train...head and then body, and more body, and more body, the came the big tail. I admit I was quite thrilled. We both agreed it was easily a 36" class fish. It's still out there and I keep after it.

    Every night I see several walleyes (delicacy!!) and usually pull up several sub-24" pike.
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    Fished another area of the same lake, not really an impressive evening but did manage to ice 4 pike. Saw walleye, crappie, bluegill and bass.

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    There are dozens of place to fish less than 20mi away. Why am I always fishing Saint Clair, only 66 acres along the Chain of Lakes. You see, I have an obsession with Muskies. They get freaky big and are mystical in the pursuit. I have so very little evidence of Muskies in this little lake except for a last light silhouette I could barely make out the distinctive tail fin "V". Tonight was my night to see a big fat Muskie that quietly glided in to my bait area. No bites (did I say mystical?) but wow what a close up view. I just knew they were in here.

    Sorry for settings glitch on the TV/Gopro

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    First one fishing on Huffman lake. Not that I was in some sort of race but when water can be walked on and the one lake that freezes first (elevation) and northern pike go into CHAOS mode...you just have to get out there.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/KExyojlLr...XbN6AmwIK-oyQa

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    First one fishing on Huffman lake. Not that I was in some sort of race but when water can be walked on and the one lake that freezes first (elevation) and northern pike go into CHAOS mode...you just have to get out there.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/KExyojlLr...XbN6AmwIK-oyQa
    Mrs fuego and I were watching Bones last night and there were people ice fishing on the lake. The father in the tent was passing on to the son the rights of passage to drill the hole. Unfortunately it drilled into a dead body under the ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Mrs fuego and I were watching Bones last night and there were people ice fishing on the lake. The father in the tent was passing on to the son the rights of passage to drill the hole. Unfortunately it drilled into a dead body under the ice.
    Hate it when that happens

    We have a little lake up here with that kind of mystique. Every spring the legend is renewed around the campfires at the campground. I'm more scared of massive snapping turtles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Hate it when that happens

    We have a little lake up here with that kind of mystique. Every spring the legend is renewed around the campfires at the campground. I'm more scared of massive snapping turtles...

    https://youtube.com/shorts/6hDAj-ydv..._Y7la-egZkXdkb
    Well at least that thing is at the end of a line. Just don't bring it in the boat.
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    Welp, here we are at the end of December with crazy record setting temps. Not sure when my favorite little lake will be adequately iced to walk on and I only need 2 1/2". I and a million other ice fishers are JONESIN!

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    Sitting on my favorite little lake with 48f and sunny. Ice? Just 3" and I walked a half mile to this spot. I am the only one here and enjoying it immensely. Probably my last time out by the looks of it.

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