Went ice fishing today. There were two people already set up when I got there. I put out my tip-ups and got ready for action. Fishing was pretty steady with a white perch to "break the ice". We were all catching pickerel, nothing of real size. The lady that was there went to attend to a flag and proceeded to land a real nice pick. We weighed it at 5lb. 7oz. with a 28in. length! Damn! What a nice fish! Got pictures. I also landed a 23incher at the same time and noticed a red line coming out of it's mouth. The damn thing had a hook lodged deep in it's throat. Appears to have broke off someone's line. It was a mono type line so not sure if it was caught ice fishing. It was very healthy and took my bait with no problem. I managed to pry open his mouth and got a hold of the hook with my pliers. With a quick turn I got it out. Bet he was happy as I slid him back through the hole. Weird!!
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