We made it out on the ice before it got light today getting all of our holes drilled and all of our lines set before the sun came up. It is very important to be extremely quiet when fishing on ice conditions that are not very thick and having the lack of snow cover that would normally help cover up some of the noise created with moving or walking on the ice.
We caught fish both on jigs and minnows and also caught fish on Automatic Fisherman set well away from we were located to maximize our bites. With fish being caught on both presentations it was a blast having those pike come in and slam our jig and minnows on short jigging rods.Here are a few pics of todays catch.
Catch of the Day!
It was a very early start to the day today. After meeting clients at the hotel at 4:30 am we made our way to the bay. We have small windows of opportunity to catch walleyes at each end of the day so it is very important to have holes drilled and everyone in place well before the fish begin to move. With the fish showing signs of being active this morning we only managed to hook two fish and one of them came off. Tracy did manage to catch one very nice Walleye and with the weather cooperating very well we enjoyed a wonderful day on the ice.
Catch of the Day!
Captain Paul Delaney with James Holst of In-Depth Outdoors TV. Smallmouth Bass fishing in Door County WI.
Door County Smallmouth Bass Fishing/ In-Depth Outdoors
We fished for walleyes today in the Sturgeon Bay area and the fish cooperated pretty well. We were using odd ball jigs in the 1/4 oz. size and using colors of both chartreuse and white and pink. Fish were caught on both colors. It did not really seem the fish were being picky about the color.We had 6 fish today ranging from 21 inches to 30 inches in around 25 ft. of water. The walleye fishing has been good lately and should only continue to improve in the up coming weeks, so lets hope ice conditions stay good and we can continue getting after them. Good ice fishing and as always, be safe.
Catch of the Day