I had one of those ideal fishing trips today. Couldn't even finish setting my first trap when I got a hit. The line was literally ripped from my hand. I hooked and landed the fish, a pickerel, which would be my largest of the day. Every trap thereafter would pop having just set it down. What a freaky thing, but good. I caught a total of 6 large pickerel, which I was able to document 5. The sixth got away from me when I tried washing him off in the hole for a clean pic. Oh well. (4/5 more were released for not making the grade. Actually lost count. Not a bad thing!) I also landed a nice largemouth to break things up. Overall, probably the best day of ice fishing this old geezer has had.
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