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!