I fished with 2 groups of guys today. Justin, Patrick, and Will made the trip over from Lincoln, IL and Jim's group of guys were mainly from the Quad Cities area. With the bright sun, high pressure, and frigid windy temps I knew the bite was going to be pretty tough. Its just a good thing we were fishing in some of the most productive fish water in the state! We marked a bunch of fish, but had to work pretty hard to get them to bite. Without Vexilars we really wouldn't have caught many fish at all. Here are some really big and fat bass on super light tackle!
A bunch of Boone and Crocket Bluegills!
Oh yeah, my mom, dad, Justin, and Jonn Graham were along today to help me out. Mom and Dad help tremendously getting everything together and Justin and Jonn help find active fish. Jonn found several great holes for the guys to fish in!
Also while we were taking some photos last week, a fish pulled one of the guys St. Croix ice fishing rods into the lake! Well, we actually somehow caught that rod today about 30 feet from where it fell in! How cool is that!!!
Here are the Lincoln fellas posing with their main course for Super Bowl Sunday! (Hey Justin, watch out for small town cops)