Sunday, December 13, 2009

Icing With The Shoe And Drew

Shoe and his son Drew made the trip north to visit the plains lakes for some ice fishing on Sunday. We had a good time with Shoe's new Clam shelter and it held up well in the early part of the day when it was windy. Later in the day we abandoned the hut altogether as we weren't seeing fish come through anymore. Outside it was windless and inside we were getting very warm and uncomfortable. With the overcast skies you could sight fish outside anyway and we drilled shallower finding some more fish. Overall, we saw a ton of fish moving through and had some takers on our offerings. I was fishing a marabou white jig as usual and it was getting enough interest that I stuck with it through the day. I broke off a really nice one at the hole and was glad I had a second jig left in my box. I need to buy or tie up some more.

My first fish of the day was inside the hut

Shoe and Drew with a cooperative rainbow

Shoe with another nice rainbow late in the day


Brandon said...

Sam - can you post pics of these jigs you are using?

wyoflyfish said...

I dropped you an email of the jig Brandon. Hope it works for you on the water.

Bigerrfish said...

do you ever tip your jigs?

wyoflyfish said...

Hi Bigerrfish,

I haven't been fishing any bait this year as I am trying to improve my fly/lure technique to increase my success on some fly and lure only lakes in N. Colorado. Hopefully the practice pays off but I'll have to see down the road how it all turns out.


sweet! looks so fun!

Shoe said...

Nice shots, thanks wyoflyfish. That was a nice fish. Drew told his mom that he had a good time, at least.