RE: 12/31 Ice Fishing
I hit up LL for the final day of 2009. Got there at crack of dawn, but couldn't beat the only 2 guys on the lake, who of course were spread wide in my favorite spot. I setup not far from them and they didnt seem to like it. Elvis did not enter their building. KayderossZ showed up a few hours later, and so did the pike (and the snow). I had just been sawed off by a long running esox and I iced a small one as soon as Kay-Z got there. Within minutes of getting set up , we both had flags with reels whizzing. Unfortunately, his got dropped in the weeds. I had a nice one on, and I only had mono leader on that tipup so i really had to baby it. Friggin thing took 12 good runs from the hole before petering out. A good 15 minute tussle it was great. Mucho gracias to Kay-Z who yanked him out by his gnarly head, saving the day. Sorry about your pikey war wounds brother. She seemed to be just a bit shy of 36", weighing 9.5 lbs. My phone pics in the snowstorm sucked..maybe KayZ's are better?
Just as much fun was seeing Kay-Z get another flag and put his first Northern on the ice- sweet! Congrats, great job and many more.
Wisdom and his bud showed up shortly before I had to go. He told me about EAGLE ED'S mishap on the ice, hope the venerable jigger is feeling better now. Man, anything for sympathy so he can get his wife to pay for dinner. I almost went down myself a few times, it was tough. Thanks for picking up my knife, Wisdom. I'll get it back one of these days I guess.
Mmm Brian nice perch indeed, are those from a lake named for a current NFC playoff QB? Ever fish Fawn Lake? I guess its near Berne or someplace.