1/17 My little pond report
Today I took my father in law out to the little pond to introduce him to ice fishing. We were OTW around 11:30. The weather was much milder today with temps in the upper 20’s. The sun was shining and jackets were used as seats instead of being worn. Today there were a dozen kids playing hockey on one side of the pond, so we kept our traps out of their way.
After all 10 traps were out the flags started to fly. We had one trap that popped a dozen times. The first few the fish took a bunch of line but we couldn’t hook up. I finally resorted to a small treble hook and began to even the odds. We chased flags for several hours from one end of the pond to the other. Before it was over we were both tired and soaked from sweat. We managed around a dozen fish, all bass except for one perch. The biggest was around 2#. Once again I think the perch ran us ragged. The shiners today were a bit bigger and we would find them less scales after a flag would go off. Even with all the misses, it was fun to run from trap to trap the entire time.
Over all a great day OTW. Jim (the father in law) is ready to go and buy some traps and start ice fishing near his house in NH. The weather couldn’t have been better and the number of flags was just crazy.