Muskie contacted me last week and wanted to hit the boag. I wasn't ready but i said yes,I'M IN! We met at 6am on the ramp and i said where we going? They looked at me ? . lol Hmm, i'm quickly thinking they have not had a plan and thought i did.lol So we went to a good spot considering none of us wanted to make the trek to my favorite spot on this trip. 6:15 am we started walking out. NOTE: i lived near this lake 1975-1990. During the early years my father responded to a few calls of sleds going thru ice in dark (they did not make it). We were fishing the same spot. Open water nearby. Mind you we weren't being stupid because i fish there often and have fished right next to open water and the ice is thick enough. So anyway we walked and drilled test holes every 50'. Muskiesbrother did the work. We found 3-5" ice fairly easy except where snow drifts were. That was 2". But that was 1 spot. We made a safe walk to our area in the dark and set-up our tilts. 8:30am Bam! 1st flag on muskiesbrother tilt. we make the mad dash while trying not to land on our heads and he feels the line,Sets the hook and pulls in #1 fish for day. A 1lb bass. it's a start and were not skunked! 9:05 2nd flag! Muskiebigfish is running! NOTHING! Hit n run. 9:20am Boag Hog is on! We run over and line is not moving. I wait, Then i slowly lift tilt and set on ice and lightly touch line. She's running! The line spooling and i decide to set the hook a few seconds later. Snap!!! What ever it was cut my 75lb titanium leader like butter! Nothing but a story :) none the less we packed up at 10:15 is as agreed and headed to other activities we each had planned prior. In closing i wanted to say thanks to maff i met 2 great guys. I never met these guys prior to this trip. I had a great time and enjoyed listening to their cool fishing stories. I will definitely be hanging out on land,boat or ice with these guys again sometime.
sounds like a fun trip either way lol. i was at comet pond that morning with no bites for 4 hours before we left and went to a smaller pond where we new we would have action which we did but muskie needs to get his arse out on the ice with me soon lol. cmon paul i wanna catch some pike or die tryin brother
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