Last saturday I finally got the chance to get out on the ice and wet a line. We didn’t get out on the ice as early as I would have liked but once we were out things went pretty smoothly. We went to a spot where we have done well fishing for bluegills in the past and drilled a dozen holes scattered through out the 6-12 foot range. I started out by setting a 1/32 oz. tungsten jig tipped with a wax worm under a slip bobber 2 feet off the bottom in 8 foot of water. I walked back to the truck to get my other pole, when I got back my bobber was down and and i nailed this nice 9″ bluegill on the first drop.
I re-baited and set te line back to the same depth, and proceeded to set the other rod at the same depth (I fished this one without a bobber, and kept the bait in motion). About 10 minutes later I was checking the other line and got this nice 14″ walleye (which I immediately released, walleye season has come to a close here in Minnesota).
The next two hours were uneventful except for the fact that it was steadily getting colder and windier. Then at about 11:00 am i added two more keeper bluegills to the pile.
The next hour passed without incident, and we packed up and headed home at noon.
Tight Lines, NSAngler