It’s official – I have caught the ice fishing itch. I went out and bought myself a used single person flip over sled, 8″ hand auger, and a real cheap ice rod combo. Now my Vexilar is no longer alone as the lone piece of ice fishing gear.
I will not ice fish without one of these.
I drove out on White Bear lake. Since there were roughly 3 billion trucks on the lake already when I pulled up to the boat ramp, I figured the ice would be safe enough for me to drive out on. This was the first time I took my own vehicle out on the ice, and let me tell you, it was extremely nerve wrecking.
It’s so loud – I love it!
Using my Navionics, I looked for what would be the best spot. After driving out to the spot I had chosen that would yield fish, I learned that I was not the only person who thought that was a good spot. There were already quite a few ice houses over the exact areas I wanted to set up shop. I settled for an area somewhat near them.
Didn’t realize my auger and shelter were from the same company.
I set up a tip up with a jig and tipped it with a few Gulp grub worms, and then I set up my shelter. If was much roomier than I had expected for 1 person, and it kept me out of the cold wind. I was loving it. I started jigging and marked a bunch of fish on my flasher, but couldn’t get anything to commit. When I did finally coax a fish into biting the jig it turned out to be a MONSTER…not really.
The action was non stop with twinkie sized perch. I was entertained and super stoked that the CARF Outdoors #icatchsmallfish tour was on fire to kick off the year.
More Monster Perch.
Below is a live stream of the action that is ice fishing with CARF Outdoors. Don’t look away, because, you might miss the action.
Real Time Feed of the happenings inside the ice shelter. Don’t stop watching!
White Bear Lake – You’ve been conquered by CARF Outdoors.