Blood on the ice

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Blood on the ice

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:26 am

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Well Uncle Bud's spear struck again. I mentioned the history of this spear in this thread
https://www.thehuntingbeast.com/viewtop ... 65&t=53997

So I moved the shanty. I did not see a single fish, including panfish, during any of my sits. I would have moved it sooner, but its been a strange winter with warm ups and little snow storms. That makes the surface either slushy or too much snow to move it without a machine. Well conditions were perfect for a move since Friday. I popped it out of the frozen slush from last weeks snow/slush mess . So Saturday I pushed it over to the flats, next to my neighbors shanty and where I have been catching good numbers of panfish.
Pushed it across the lake. Put the ice cleats on and get a heavy pry bar and off I go pushing 500+ lb shanty about 100 yards. This is one reason you will never find me in a gym (clearly I got better things to do).
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Cut another hole. Ice was a pretty solid 10" or so didn't measure it, just a guess.
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Sliding it over. Got to be careful with no one to watch the back.
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Here is my view down the hole. I don't think I know how to select the proper settings for dark pics. I could see very well down the hole, you can see my hot pink decoy. I had fish in the hole last night non stop. It was like watching an aquarium. So a couple nice bass and some decent crappies. But it was fun to see fish in the hole. No takers on my hot pink decoy last night.
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Here is the sunset on the walk home
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Well today I went back this morning. Water was way less clear, but could still make out my eggshells on the bottom (~8' depth), but again non stop action of panfish and bet I saw 4 or 5 bass, one was about 18-20" and something big moved across bottom on the right side. I had spear in hand and our first northern comes to the hot pink, apparently its a lady killer. A 32" female had no idea that Uncle Bud's spear was above. Right behind the gills, a near perfect shot.
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did I already show that one, oh well, thought I better lead with it as well.

A couple hero shots. My neighbor Ron called me a few times last night while I was in the shanty. I was waiting for him to call this morning. Since he did not, thought I better go over there and show him and get my pic taken.
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I texted my cousin to let her know that Uncle Bud's spear still works. I also let her know about the beaver that joined me in the hole the other day.

It is supposed to get warm and rain all next week, so I think I am done for the year. I am pulling it off the ice tomorrow.


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Re: Blood on the ice

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:07 am

Nice work Lou! :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby backstraps » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:29 am

VERY NICE Lou :clap: :dance:

Love the pink looking sunset above the ice, really neat
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Unread postby oldrank » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:46 am

Nice Pike Lou !!
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Unread postby Kokes » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:08 am

Atta boy Lou!!!
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Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:49 am

GJ Lou, love the fact you have a shanty- that’s living!
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Unread postby stash59 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:49 pm

When I first saw the title. I thought a new hockey movie had come out!!! But when I saw it was authored by Uncle Lou. I knew another northern, or two, had met it's demise!!! 8-) :clap: :dance: :handgestures-thumbup:
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:54 pm

Thanks guys. As I said, I texted my cousin a pic and even shared the forum with her if she wants to see what I am up to. Uncle Bud's reply was that he is happy that his spear has a good home. I too am very happy with the spear.
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:57 pm

stash59 wrote:When I first saw the title. I thought a new hockey movie had come out!!! But when I saw it was authored by Uncle Lou. I knew another northern, or two, had met it's demise!!! 8-) :clap: :dance: :handgestures-thumbup:


I thought about putting this in the Kill Zone, but didn't want to set a precedent of putting fishing stuff in the Kill Zone. But when you ram a spear into something it really isn't fishing. There is something very primal, almost hunting about it.
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Unread postby Trout » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:18 pm

Great fish, Lou! 8-)
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Unread postby jporcello » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:38 pm

When is dinner? Congrats
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:45 pm

jporcello wrote:When is dinner? Congrats


I'm coming to visit you in April, you tell me. And I want some of that cray fish boil stuff I keep hearing about. I missed beads week down there last week
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Unread postby Boogieman1 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:22 am

Nice one :dance:
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Unread postby john1984 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:00 am

Nice fish Lou :clap:
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Re: Blood on the ice

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:12 am

Nice looking pike Lou. Bet that’s a lot of fun. 8-)

Best eating fish in the entire lake if you ask me. I like them even more than walleye.


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