Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Ice Fishing With Berkley 12.27.10
My lab Berkley and I made a trip to one of my favorite bluegill lakes for some ice fishing this morning. I arrived at daybreak and was greeted by a swarm of pike fisherman in my spot. I relocated around the other side of a point to get away from the crowd. Fishing started off slow, but picked up by mid morning, with a solid limit of 8's and 9's. Berk spent most of the morning sleeping in the shanty next to me, however, he did make time for a quick photo.
My highlight of the morning was landing this pig of a bluegill. At 9.75 inches, it was damn big. For those who don't bluegill fish, you'll just have to take my word for it!
According to the weatherman, we should expect a serious warm-up later this week. These mid-winter thaws are prime time for streamer fishing for brown trout and for fresh pushes of steelhead. I'll be on the river!