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Old 03-21-2017, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The last hurrah.

A buddy and I went up this morning to the local pond that remains iced over. It was with a touch of melancholy as there is a strong likelihood that today will be the years last hard deck trip. There was still plenty of ice, (+/- 20 inches) but some edges were getting dicey and the top layer is becoming rotten and an occasional step will go into an underlying slush layer. We were only there for a half day and action was a bit slower than it had been previously. I caught a dozen and my buddy got a few more than that. The fish were there, many marks, they just weren't biting much. In spite of that, the ole lake sent me off with a couple of nice consolation prizes in a chunky 19 inch bow in spawning colors (doh, no pics) and the slot buster below. Both were released.





Towards the end of the morning, a couple bluebirds flew out and landed on the ice near us for a minute. I think they were telling us that spring is coming and its time to put away the auger.
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Glad those blue birds are starting to show themselves!

Glad you got out. Nice fish.

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Glad those blue birds are starting to show themselves!
I've seen alot of Mourning Doves already... those definitely indicate looming summer weather.

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Glad you got out. Nice fish. .
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