What a great way to celebrate Veterans Day. Ice Fishing with former and current members of the US Army, Alcanron, Snagger22, and I. Between the 3 of us we represent over 50 years of military service!
Ice is about 5-6 inches thick, and the weather was about 20F with gusting wind at about 20mph. We dead sticked bait most of the day at a depth of 2 feet out to about 10 feet. Lots of silver salmon and a few king salmon. Only 6 rainbows caught. Everyone caught fish today.
Snagger22 had the cathc of the day. He caught a monster rainbow measured at 22 inches long and had 12 inches of girth. It was his biggest rainbow he has ever caught. He fought the fish for about 3 minutes on a UL rod. Caught the whole thing on video. The fish of Quartz got revenge later on in the day when he lost the same rod he used to catch the monster. A big hit came and in a flash the rod was gone shot right out of the rod holder in the hole.
What a great day spent with 2 great military vets! Video to follow soon.