I don't claim to be an expert fisherman ... just a guy who loves to fish and has been blessed for his efforts. I learned a long time ago that in fishing, and in much of life, you get out of it what you put into it. I work hard when fishing, I study a lot, and always try to learn something on every outing. I hope you can use the information I post on this blog to learn something as well. Thanks for following along!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Finally converted on a bite!

Went 1 for 8 today. Had two fish trip the auto and pound the rod only to come off before I got to them. Also had a number of bites from small stocker browns. Finally got this colorful 28" buck steelie about noon. Got a quick pic and let him swim away. Nice weather today, but a lot of water on top of the ice meant a wet foot and an early end to the day.

Got the new slammers out today. Finally got a fish to cooperate. It worked like a charm, but ... after a lengthy 3 second battle the fish came off as they so often do. I made a few modifications to theh trigger and it works like a charm!


  1. Hey, Todd! I recently found your blog (through OBN). Congrats on the steelie! At least you beat the skunk!

    As part of a prompt to discover new blogs to follow, I've passed along an award to your blog if you're interested.


    Looking forward to following you!

  2. Great! Thanks Brian! I will post the info that is asked for and pass the award along!