2020 Hard Water Fishing

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  1. Sota

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    Both of my children were conceived during the late season ice fishing season, something about coming home with a limit.:biggrin:
     
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    Just watched a guy pull a small house out on the other side of the lake went from the south end 3/4 up the lake to the north, it's on Son in Law is fishing today. It's on. I might just go sit out on a bucket and jig for pike for a little while this afternoon.
     
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    Not as good as last weekend, but we still got enough for a 5 person fish fry last night.


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    Good day on the hardwater took a slot pike and some sunnies and crappies. Love the eskimo sled tent and the electronics.
     
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    We walked out on 3" plus ice testing depth dumbass on a 4 wheeler today buzzing around.
     
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    Just finished cleaning fish nice crappies, sunnies and a northern.
     
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    Kinda cool take the dogs out early and listen the the ice creak and crack, bright stars cold and clear. Anyone who has spent evenings overnight in a house can relate to laying in bed listening to the ice crack wondering how close is it going to come.
     
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    Ordered a Black Betty 2015 ice reel waiting till I get it to buy the stick it is going on, fishing with a flasher is kinda fun.
     
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    Damn...., small walleye,bluegill,crappie n perch scaled and deep fried to a deep golden brown beat a t-bone in my eyes.
    I like a meal with some variety but fresh fish, just keep heaping it on!
     
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    I almost did the sunnies like we had them when I was a kid, cut the head off gut them, scale them and fry them up that way. Next batch I am and eating them fresh.
     
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    To be period correct I should use a spoon to scale them rather than an actual scaler.
     
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    Good ice making weather will be able to use the wheeler to pull the portable on Saturday. Pretty excited every weekend we will fish.
     
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    Anybody else use the 5 filet northern cleaning technique?
     
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    I will admit I cannot fillet northern. Even walleye I’m not that good at. For how much I fish I should be MUCH better at cleaning them. The few I brought home and cleaned this last weekend I think we found 2 bones, but I also think I missed some meat on the fish.


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    I love cleaning fish, processing deer etc, I take great pride in my ability to clean game. I was pretty happy that when I filleted the sunnies I got full fillets not just that back meat.
     
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    I aint never got into big enuff sunnies to save anthing but just the back meat:bigcry:

    And even though several people have shown me how to do boneless pike, I totally forget next time I try it on my own.?
     
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    Hell up until about 5 years ago I hated cleaning fish so much I wouldn't bring a single one home. Then I got an electric fillet knife and it's quite enjoyable actually.
     
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    I used to fish a lot but then due to raising kids I did not fish much, now I have had to retrain my wife to not ask when I get back home from fishing. Do not ask if I caught fish, I went fishing didn't I?
     

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