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Offline Duneman101

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Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:36:44 AM »
So my trip to East Canyon was EPIC yesterday!!!  Got there about 7:00 ish we were the very first people on the lake, it was COLD as sin too, probably like 1 or 2 degrees with a slight wind, i'm guess into the negatives with the breeze.  anyways, i got a new fish finder and my buddy thankfully got a 3 man tent the night before.  we started by drilling two holes at about 1/3 of the way out, i didn't see any signs of life on the finder so i set up a pole, dropped it to the bottom 23 ft, and walked out to about 2/3 across, drilled another hole (32 ft to the bottom) no life, walked another 30 or so feet towards the far shore drilled another hole and saw no life there either.  the sun was finally starting to peak and we were talking about what to do when i notice my pole that was setup on the first hole was knocked over...  i ran over to it, to my suprise I had a big ole trout hooked, luckily my pole holder and pole didn't go under because this guy was a tugger pulled him on to the ice and he was right around 19 inches.  a keeper for sure.  we setup the tent over those holes and drilled another and got setup.  the fishing was hot as heck till about 12 then it shut down, we kept marking fish on the finder but no one was interested and we offered everything we had.  We both limited and were pretty picky about what we were keeping till around 11, then we both made sure we had a limit for an upcoming trout smoke and kept fishing...  wished i hadn't kept my two smaller, because i ended up catching 3 that were bigger, but at least it was fun.  I only missed 3 bites yesterday and released 25.5 fish, my buddies results were similar it was awesome.  Easily the most fun i've ever had on the ice.  lots of deer on the way home too.  Unfortunatly it was so last minute and KS couldn't join us.

Never having been in an ice tent, i would say 100% they are worth their weight in gold now, it made life so much nicer, we were watching some older dudes freeze about 50 yards away from us..



my biggest went 22 inches, i sure was proud.



this was our catch for the day, i was on fire, i got the first fish, the biggest fish, and the most fish.



funny story here, i had a bite but when i reached for my pole it stopped then immediatly my buddy got a bite, he set it and started reeling it up, and then my line went all slack so i started reeling and getting a tug or two, my buddy gets this little sucker out of the water and my drag is whining like a dog, my buddy is like whoa stop.  this fish had grabbed my bait then grabbed my buddies bait, the little pig...  we both had a spirited discussion about who gets to claim him.  my bait was in his mouth first, but he was the one that reeled him in, so we both took half credit.  it was funny stuff for sure.



My catch all gutted and ready for bags.



     
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Re: Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 12:27:47 PM »
See what I get for goin to work? Sheesh. ;) Fantastic job, Dune. O0 Can't wait to get out again.
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Re: Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 07:24:33 PM »
Way to go!!

Just a friendly reminder.....

NEVER take nutz with you on a trip like that. You really don't want to be in confines THAT small with him. He starts singing the theme from the movie Deliverance and you can guess what happens next! :twisted: :roll: :wink:
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Re: Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 09:39:30 AM »
You fellas done GOOD! Did you have a heater in that tent?
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Re: Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 10:22:56 AM »
You fellas done GOOD! Did you have a heater in that tent?

No heater, but with two grown men breathing and catchin a fish every 5-10 minutes, it was plenty warm...  well lots warmer than out side, thats for sure.
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Re: Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 03:03:06 PM »
I only missed 3 bites yesterday and released 25.5

 ??? 25.5 fish released?  How do you release half a fish?  ???  Unless you're talking about this.....
 
this fish had grabbed my bait then grabbed my buddies bait, the little pig...  we both had a spirited discussion about who gets to claim him.  my bait was in his mouth first, but he was the one that reeled him in, so we both took half credit.  it was funny stuff for sure.

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Re: Epic East Canyon trip 1/11
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 03:59:39 PM »
??? 25.5 fish released?  How do you release half a fish?  ???  Unless you're talking about this.....
 


Yep, thats how i got the .5...  that little piggy that took two big ole globs of powerbait, eating like that, he'll be a keeper soon for sure.
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