Fished here last Sat. till dark. One crappie was all . Saw a few but they wouldn't even look at my bait.Others around me got 1-2.
maybe we will even get lucky and have him pull his first panfish thru the ice...
As for the pike stories of the day it would have to be a toss up between the 2nd pike up the hole and the pikes that changed the camera view.
With the panfish coming in I dropped a small jig with waxes on the hook. No takers in the order of gills. Then out of no where a pike darted in and out of camera view. He took the jig and tried to take my lite panfish rod down the hole. The pike did come up the hole after about 5 good runs and a few rods to the top of the hole pulls. Fun to say the least. But on a panfish jig and waxes? The jig and hook are not much more than a quarter inch long. Check out the pics.
The other pike story was watching the TV and saw a beautiful pike come in to check out my fatheads. It came closer and closer and when it was maybe 8 inches from the fathead the camera started to move. Another big pike had come up from behind the camera and tried to eat the camera. It even came around the front and you could see right down the throat. Priceless!!!
Bass were few and far between but was able to jig one in and take an offering.
Well I now know the black tip up is no longer jinxed or broken bro
The other photo is of the first 13.5 bass caught while jigging.
Below 40° F
Several good flags that mainly caught pike the 1st day and largemouth the 2nd day. Jigging provided limited success with the panfish. More pike and bass were caught with jigs and minnows.
It was hard to handle; seeing all those panfish and could not interest them into bites. We tried every jig, technique and live bait.
The best story was when i had a crappie minnow and a fathead minnow on lite jigs. This real live minnow came up right between my minnows. Yes a nice crappie came out of who knows, and took the free minnow.