Then the sun came out and thats when the fish just simply closed their mouths. Lock jaw to the utmost degree. I spent the day drilling holes through 14 inches of ice while everyone kept staring at their vexilar screens watching fish follow the baits and not eat. It wasn't a case of just finding the right spot with active fish, that spot just did not exist on Saturday.
Six guys fishing for about 8 hours and we only caught a handful of average bass, a couple really big bluegills, 2 small crappie, and 2 small trout. Hands down the worst day of ice fishing of 2011. Here are a couple pics.
Dale only caught 2 fish all day, but this was a good one!
Chef caught two booners and they are going to the taxidermist for the new Bass Pro Shops coming to town. His good friend also named Todd came out and hung out with us that day on the ice. We didn't catch many fish, but we had a good day!
Joey and his brother Jonathan came out in the afternoon to hang out and try to catch a couple fish. We caught a couple small ones, but what was more impressive was the shed antlers they found at their Fulton County farm earlier in the day!
About noon I took a gamble and started trying some spots that never really get fished. I searched the deepest depths and shallowest pockets to maybe hopefully find something. Anyhow here is a pic of one of those experiments. This particular spot appealed to me quite a bit since it didnt involve drilling through 14 inches of ice!
I ate alot of snow while sitting out there too. You would be amazed at how refreshing fresh snow tastes while sitting out on a lake all day long with no food around. Anyhow, momma didn't raise no dummy (ya ya ya, I know that can be debateable with some), and to this day I have yet to try the yellow snow.......