Ice Fishing Round Valley

Here are a few pics from January 2009.  The ice was sooooo thick our hand auger almost broke and we almost passed out from spinning the thing forever.  The ice was 12 to 18 inches thick everywhere we drilled.

We ended the day with a keeper Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel.  Both were grilled and eaten though I don’t think I will ever do that again if I can avoid it.  I would rather release the fish.

Chris and I crowded around the gear.  Jay coming late to help us drill more holes… he’s a lot weaker than he looks.

First fish of the day.  I didn’t think we’d catch anything with the rescue crews running their gas saws through the ice, but what do I know?  Largemouth Bass… I have no idea what it weighs.

Chris finished the day with a nice Chain Pickerel.

Wear thick socks and boots next time… and bring foot warmers.  Standing on ice cubes is uncomfortable after a while.

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3 thoughts on “Ice Fishing Round Valley

  1. Adam

    you should always release the fish , unless your deep sea fishing than I say go for it ..

  2. Jason

    “Jay coming late to help us drill more holes… he’s a lot weaker than he looks.” You mean the twelve holes I had to drill for you pansies?

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