31" walleye weighing in at 11 pounds just pulled through the ice in Sunset Lodge fish house #8 by Justin Bosma!
ice has been sucking pretty much so took advantage of the low wind forecast and went lake trout jigging. they were very picky, we hooked 4 and landed 2 with probably ...more a dozen light nudges that didn't hook up and a dozen plus more rushed off the bottom and didn't hit. multiple lures, bait, bait tipped lures and various jigging techniques tried. jigging rap jigged a paused and bladebait on the fall got the most love. all fish came off the bottom in 60-70' of water.
If it could go wrong it did for John and I today. We were boat #4 out of the shoot this morning and I was feeling good until I saw one of the boats in front of ...more use run it our cut. We fell in and fished behind them. Then the cable broke on the trolling motor, but I was able to redneck engineer it with 3 screwdrivers a pair of channel locks and a bunch of duct tape. It worked but made it tough to fish the way I would have fished. Still even after this and losing a couple of good fish ended up in 4th. More pictures to come later.