What's Up Outdoors: Late season ice fishing can be a hit — or a miss
Even when you think you have fish, a certain lake or a specific bite figured out, you don't.
I have to admit with the recent weeks of below zero temps I really had no interest in going to do anything that involves the outdoors. But with this week's warmer temps it was game on for fishing time.
First it was time to chase rainbow trout and an early morning trip paid off. It's always fun drilling a bigger hole and sight fishing trout. Not only for entertainment but it really lets you see their reaction to different baits or presentations.
After a few hours of nonstop trout it was time to find some panfish. The first afternoon it really seemed too easy, but things can always change. I went to one of my favorite spots and literally drilled one hole and dropped my transducer down and fish were stacked. For the next four hours you could only use one rod and I eventually ran out of wax worms, and I thought I would have plenty for all week. It was a constant mixed bite of nice bluegills and crappies, with some largemouth mixed in.
So even when you think you have fish, a certain lake or a specific bite figured out, you don't. But it was sure fun when I thought I did have it figured out.
JAMIE DIETMAN, What’s Up Outdoors, may be reached at 218-820-7757.