032 JGF, Ice Fishing
Texas fishing has gotten a little chili this time of year. The wind chill alone can freeze off your nose or ear while cruising 50 mph on open air boat to your favorite fishing spot. We decided to begin the new year by going up North to learn more about Ice Fishing and the cold weather to appreciate what we have here in Texas. This week we are thrilled to have 3 Ice Fishermen to share there Ice Fishing experiences. Also in this episode we review the new Okuma Serrano Baitcaster reel.
Mark Breitenfeldt from Saint Paul Minnesota shares his story about taking his Chevy for a swim while going Ice Fishing. One evening Mark decided to go out on an ice fishing trip and the fog had set in making it difficult to see. He was following a cars fresh tracks that were previously made and thought he was safe. He didn’t realize that he was headed for a natural spring in the lake and his chevy pickup truck suddenly went for a dive. The car’s tracks he was following had also sunk.
Nathan Krusko from New York talks about tournament Ice Fishing and hosts a podcast show called “North East Ice Fishing“. Anyone can get started with ice fishing with about $100 investement. Just pickup a few tackle items and a hand crank auger and your ready to go. Tournament Ice fishing is really catching on and gaining in popularity. Purch and Blue Gill are the main targets in this type of fishing.
Northeast ice fishing tournaments is the heaviest stringer up to 10 with some other variations depending on tournament. While pre-fishing for a tournament Nathan was able to pull in over 200 fish and releasing. It can be a real fast action sport if your able to get on the crib.
You can tune into Nathan & Chris Jones at North East Ice Fishing Podcast. Also available at iTunes. Nathan’s been fishing ice fishing since he was a kid being taught by his dad the tricks of the trade.
Captain John Gribble from Port Clinton Ohio talks about Ice Fishing for walleye on the famous Lake Erie. Ice can get up to 2 feet thick in the deep cold winter. Captain John uses an air boat or atv’s depending on the condition of the ice to navigate his way to his favorite fishing spots.
Limit of Walleye while ice fishing at Catawba State Park Ohio. Be sure to look up Captain John for some Ice Fishin on Lake Erie.
Okuma Serrano sr-200 Review
JustGoFishin purchased a new baitcaster reel after some due diligence to make up with our baitcaster fishing pole. We decided to write a review since there were some items about this new reel we felt needed to be shared. Visit JustGoFishin Blog for this review.
Checkout our new JustGoFishin custom fishing poles now available online. These poles are made from some of the best materials available. im-6 graphite blanks, recoil guides, and spiral guide setup for the baitcaster poles.
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Y’all have a great day of fishin,
This weeks Photos courtesy of Mark Breitenfeldt, Nathan Krusko and Captain John Gribble