Monday, January 18, 2016

First Fish of 2016

I ice-fished Saturday, January 17.  Here in central Iowa, the temperature was 11 degrees F.  The ice on a local pond was 8" thick.

I drilled 7 holes in the ice, fished 3 of them.  I ended up catching 25+ Bluegills, 2 Largemouth Bass (13" and 14"), 2 Hybrid Sunfish, an 2 smallish Pumpkinseed Sunfish.  I was hoping for some Crappies, but did not encounter any on this trip.
First fish of 2016!


  1. Dave
    Good report, have to say you are braver than me!!

  2. An excellent first trip Dave.
    I'm still waiting for safe ice.

  3. That's a great hard water outing!