Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sooner Or Later It Had To Happen


The winter of 2012 might go down as one of the warmest on record, making for ridiculous ice conditions and small amounts of available space on safe ice in the last few weeks. Week 1 found us with the majority of Great Pond boasting open water. It was the first time in my life that I've witnessed such a massive part of the lake unfrozen on the opener and I personally observed several flocks of ducks pass over my traps. Jasper joined me and my old man the first couple of weekends, successfully landing the first Pike of his life.

As the ice slowly covered the lake, we inched our way into position. Unfortunately, the first week or two of the season is always the best, and by the time we were into prime territory, we had missed the virgin weeks of the season. Alas, after moderate action on fish up to 13.5 lbs and several moves with the shack, I had yet to grease any legit beasts in 2012.

Today, on a mixed precipitation day off from work, that all changed.....




23.5lbs & 43" Long

5 comments:

Jesse Lance Robbins said...

now that is a large pike. well done sir. you'll find his big brother for the derby!

Jasper Walsh said...

She is a beautiful girl Wilkes !

Keith said...

I hope that pike is waiting patiently in your pond for official derby weigh in.

Clark Winchell said...

great stuff wik! leave some beast in those waters for us in couple weeks.

Morrell said...

great idea Keith. If fed nothing but creatine pellets daily, that thing should be pushing 50 pounds by June.

What a hog man, keep the updates coming!