4 of us had a decent enough day on the whitefish yesterday. We ended up with 15 quality fish, 15” to almost 20”. Most came on the jig & minnow. Just a couple of slider fish. Between missing fish on the bite & dropping a few once we got them started we easily contacted at least 25.
We also dealt with a sturgeon that my nephew was tied into for just about an hour at the end of the day. That fish had the rest of us out of the water. She train wrecked two other rigs that were roughly 30 and 45 paces away. We know it was a sturgeon because Nephew was able to finally get her up under the hole and he & I got a good look at her. She wasn’t too happy with that program and took off again.
We were fishing 10ish fow all day. I know the ice is at least 14” because I put my arm down to free Nephew’s line from the hole bottom shard ice more than once when she ran horizontally. I thought it was about 4 times. Nephew & Dad thought it was more like 6. I didn’t care, heh, heh. I know the ice is still good & thick enough for machine (not road vehicles). My fingers were on the bottom of the ice & I was wet a fair amount past my elbow.
There were two parrellel somewhat smallish cracks just off shore. We stepped across them without incident. It was an outstanding weekend for us. Priceless!!
Stay on top & Tight lines everbuddy!!