Do you love big bluegill?
Ice Fishing 1/10/15 with Tim Lawlor and Greg Sheehan
East Highland lake
Wind direction ;from South Air temp 15- 34 degrees 9am-2pm
Bait: Meal worms, Red wiggler pieces , Fatheads, Shiners
John : Rocker minnow/Shiner 6#test ,nothing. |Shiner#4hook tipup; One 12" Yellow Perch. Tiny Marmooska Jig/Mealworm 2#test ,1 bluegill, Red marabou jig "bloodworm"/red wiggler worm ,3# test straightline reel, 1Bluegill ,Pounder Rig 4# 1 Yellow Perch Nothing on tandem 4# test,Genz Worm/Mealworm /Marmooska/Mealworm . 4 fish ,2 species
Broke off fish 2 # deadstick rod Teardrop/Mealie ,one false flag t/u .
John :2 Tipups, 4 alternating jig rods Straightline 3# test ,1Gill, 2#test deadstick 1 Gill ,1 Breakoff from frozen hole . 6#Test jig rod ,nothing 4#Test tandem rod nothing ,Pounder rig 1YP
Greg's report: I used three tipups, one with #4 hook and a Colorado blade flasher about 18in. above bait, a Gulp earthworm above a bullhead minnow; 2nd tipup had 1/4oz. splitshot above large shiner, #4 hook. Both were 4lb. leader. 2 Bass, 1 Perch. Third tipup had bullhead on similar setup. 1 Bluegill. No fish came on jigging rods, used white feather & yarn hand tie, small marmooska with meal worms, small spoon with fixed hook and mealworm. I wasn't very dedicated with jig rods and moved frequently. Dead sticked the marmooska/mealie on high sensitivity rod, used inline rod with handtie, ultralite baitcaster with fixed hook spoon/mealie.
Depths fished: John, 8-4 '
Holes cut : John ,8 total ;4 West/mid side , 2 Bluegills , 4 East side ,2 Yellow Perch,
Greg: Holes cut West Side, 2 LM Bass ,1 BG on fathead minnow on Tipup , 1 Yellow Perch 4 fish ,3 species Jiggin Rod ?
Tim: 4 Tipups 1 Jig rod ,no fish Holes cut at midlake