Nice slab to start the ice fishing season for me! Small lake in Washburn County, WI. Looking forward to ice fishing back home in Madison this winter!
Details: 15 lb. 26 in. Flathead Catfish with a chartreuse jointed deep diving rapala
Was trolling a deep diver and had what would have been my first flathead on; it was a blast. Sometimes you forget, catfish hit lures too! Perfectly hooked in the ...more mouth. No net so I was trying to grab it by the mouth and he thrashed and snapped my line. Great battle and a good story to go with.
Caught a bunch of these 14-17” Smallies schooled up on this one spot right before and just after some storms. Great morning on the water; caught some fish, dodged ...more some storms, got help from a stranger getting off the water in rough conditions, helped some other guys myself. A lot of what’s great about fishing happened.