Friday, December 30, 2011

Productive Pond Fishing

Another good day on the pond.  I got to use my new eskimo 949i shelter.  AWESOME!

Alec Iced this nice 26' Northern Pike

And he jigged up this over sized smallie.

I managed one decent pike and a smallie on the jig rod.  You will have to check back to see the picture.  Alec should be sending it to me soon.  It will be worth another visit to the blog.

Good Ice- 4"-5" solid under-foot and hard.  Best ice I have been on so far this year. 

UPDATE:  This guy was fun to land with the ultra light jig rod

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Icing- Slowly

Don't get all excited and race here expecting all kinds of ice.  We have ice but it is building very slowly.  Most of the ice I saw today was new over the past 36 hours.  Brant Lake stitched up about 40 acres from when I checked it Saturday.  Some ice I did try walking on, some I wouldn't try.  Most of the ice I walked on cracked and broke.  Alec & I did find some good ice (of about 4" thick) so we are going to try fishing tomorrow.

The word at The Crossroads today was there were some fisherman on Loon Lake.  I have not encountered safe ice this year for me to be out there today.

Stay tuned for a report Tuesday night.

Brant Lake looking NNE.  Open water in the distance

Brant Lake again looking SSW tight but still a bit too thin

If you do venture onto the ice, Have a rescue plan.  Bring your picks, some rope and most importantly- COMMON SENSE

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The time in between.......

Well, I started typing up some sad excuse post but the fact of the matter is this week just sucks for fishing.
The GOOD News: Alec is home and we spent a good share of the day fishing and the weather was perfect for Christmas eve day.
The BAD News is ice is just getting started and the good open water is either closed or super slow on the bite.
here are some pix from the day:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Yes, In my house we do Christmas Shopping, NOT HOLIDAY SHOPPING.  If you live in a house hold of another denomination and do another type of shopping- YOU DO IT.  I will never ask, require, nor think lesser of you and your traditions if you do.

             Political correctness makes me sick. 
You do your thing, I'll do my thing and we are both OK.

Now on to the report:
Nuff Said

Saw a sticker(s) on a truck in the mall parking lot I liked:

John Deere, Thomas Jefferson & ADK- a combination hard to beat

Getting Hungry...........................................................................

6 with the works
- You can call it New Way Lunch -
***But, It's always going to be DIRTY JOHNS'***