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Tom Sawyer

Fun time as always guys.... My Gill o tine for the majority of the day was a 28" Meatstick paired up with a POS inline, spooled with #2lb Clear Sufix Ice Magic. Tungsten for the day was a mix of colors in mostly 3mm C J & Spins Chekai as the bite progressively got tougher throughout the day, but size #12 Scandia Moon Jigs put several decent fish on the ice early on. All offerings were paired with meat and plastic, and early plain plastic. Didn't break 10" (came close), as is normally the goal for most days, but sharing the ice with fellow anglers, BSing, and enjoying lunch together at the resort was the main goal for me; getting together is usually tougher then icing a 10, or a 13+...21752251_873838579449896_128342459626541555_n.jpg.784533ba4f8f2edb4c417144f8d964df.jpg

Mission accomplished! Until next adventure guys.... 

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eyeguy 54

I only hit a nine inch gill and it was on that little shrimp.  My 4 best crappies came on a gold 3mm tungsten with a natural impulse mayfly. 12 7/8 was my best. Good old cheap gander with a dandy Silver CGI reel. And of course the titanium spring bobber on the end. Spooled with 3 pound Trilene micro ice in green. I didnt do well with the inferno so switched to the old set up after a few misses and it helped me a lot. Still a learning curve to get over. 

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It was definitely a fun time seeing a bunch if good sticks use the techniques that work for them to get fish topside,(freshwater shrimp, eurolarvae, plastics).  I fished many combos and lures/baits before I found a combo that consistently got fish to go for me.  That was a black 2.5 mm tungsten jig with 2 red eurolarvae.  I fished this on a DH Baitrunner noodle rod with an inline reel and 3 lb iceline.  It was game on then and both gills and crappies were biting this often.  Some dandy slabs as Rick mentioned.  It took me almost 3 hrs to figure this out so persistence definitely paid off and well as being willing to try different set ups.  

It's good to share the ice with guys that know there stuff and can turn a tough bite in their favor.

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Bryan P

Nice work guys! Love me some BIG gills! 

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