Been Tough Sledding

Since early November, it’s been super tough to find cooperative water and weather conditions that correlate with my availability to take advantage of them.  I have been able to get out twice.  The first time was very solid, catching over 40 smallmouth and the second time only 8, which is still far superior to catching any amount of fish through a hole in the ice like many of my fellow Nordic  anglers.  Here are a few pics from my trips.

The biggest at around 3.5lbs, shown with my Dobyns 702 SF and recently purchased Shimano Ci4 3000 Reel.

This one ate a Weedless Huddleston Shad Swimbait

 This one was not super big, but had a peculiar hunchback feature that i have seen on Largemouth a few time, but never on a smallmouth bass.

My best baits have been 3-3.5″ green pumpkin tubes and 3.5″ beavers on Picasso Shakedown heads

Hope you all had a great Christmas.  I am excited to spend my $25 gift cert to that I got for Christmas.  Even with the “tough sledding”, I’ve got something in the works to cure the winter blues, more to come on that soon.