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    Default 6 lb line, 17 lb fish, what a blast

    So we had gotten a few bites but could not hook up. Earlier in the morning we had the same thing going on so I dropped a small minnow looking thing down on my trout rod and hooked a 14" char. This rod has 6 pound line on it and I tied a 17 pound leader to the hook end to keep the line from being cut by teeth. I didn't actually think I would land a big fish with it.
    Dropped it down again and felt a tap on the line. Set the hook and the fun began. Immediately I knew it was a good fish, felt like it was just sitting there on the bottom. I couldn't move it at first. Then slowly I got it to come up a little. Fearing I would break the line I just sat back and took my time. After 10 minutes we got to see the fish, OH YEH!!!! But then it ran again and again running 50-90 feet of line out at a time.
    At one point the line got stuck in the ice at the top of the hole, my partner and I kept rubbing the spot with a finger trying to melt it enough to get it to pop out. It did,
    After the 4th or 5th time of getting the fish to the hole, I grabbed the leader and was able to get his head started up the hole, success at last!!!!!!!
    What a great catch. 16.95 pounds on the scale and over 20 minutes to land it. Took a couple pics and then sent him on his way.
    Then I had to sit down and calm my nerves, I was all shook up with this one!
    One more for the books.
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    Default gettin em in

    one from down the hole and the other bringing him in! Finally, I WON!!!
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    Nice fish and a big thank-you for sending him back for another day!!!! If it is the place that I think it is, it is great to see sizable (spawning size) fish!!!!
    Mike

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    Nice looking laker and thank you for putting it back!
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    Very noice!!!
    I remember getting one that size on 4# line while fishing for grayling during the open water season several years ago. What a hoot!!!!

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    Great job! Nice pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plentycoupe View Post
    Took a couple pics and then sent him on his way.

    Thanks for sharing! And Thank you more for releasing!!! A True Sportsman!!!

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    That is a great looking fish!!

    C&R is fish Karma.....nice work!

    Cheers!

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    Well done. Haven't had one like that all winter.

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    BTW - Be sure to thank your partner for his assistance with the line in the ice! That could have cost you a great fish! Good fishing partners are tough to find and it sounds like you have one!

    Mike

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    Thanks all. I sure did thank my parnter, had me worried there for a minute. It was his first time out and he had a great time!
    Oh, name is Jason, I'm not Dr W.

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    Jason,
    I apologise for the weird question, but you look a lot like a fellow that I met at Lake Louise last summer. He is a Dr from Elmendorf and I think he caught laker fever.

    Again, great fish!

    Mike

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    Default Thanks!

    Thanks for sharing, making me excited, I bet you tell the story over and over...great experience you had i am sure....wish it was me. Glad your patience paid off, like the other post said, karma. You did something good....very nice

    I really like the photo of the ice stick doubled over. Sweet!
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    awesome fish man!

    We have a problem chasing lakers having the line cut into the bottom of the hole. I end up using one of hte support bars in the fish house has the perfect hook on the end to run down the line. Gotta love it! I'll have to post pics from last week. First trip of the year.

    You aren't in the interior are you? If so I may have seen you last week.

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    Thumbs up Great post

    Cool Ice-Fishing post... two thumbs up!

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    Haven't been out in a while, but am going tomorrow!!!!!! More fish to catch.
    Just got a new Jason Mitchell custom spining rod. Pretty excited!

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    Definatly have that one on you when we hook up PC....I've been searching for a good laker stick since the pl34H's went to the crappy short cork. Good rod (an cheap) bad reel seats! I have a thorne brothers custom 34" spinning.

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