I'm back home now from Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It was a good trip.
I've never fished through 30 inches of ice before. This was quite an experience. Drilling holes with a power auger and digging down until the motor just about its the surface of the ice is incredible.
I fished Bow String Lake with Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show and guide Tom Neustrom on one day. We fished out of a Frabill ice shelter and was extremely comfortable as it kept us out of some heavy winds. On the next Jim and I were with Rod and Nik Dimich. Rod and Nik have a hard sided ice house that we fished from. It was a wild time being on the ice and catching some nice fish. We also had some cooked for us at the Gosh Dam Place in Grand Rapids.
One thing that I really enjoyed was watching the fish move around with a MarCum underwater camera. I got to use an MarCum flasher too. It’s really neat to see a fish come up off the bottom to take your bait. I feel very comfortable saying that without quality tools like this, ice fishing would never be the same. It makes no sense to fish blind.
Quite a few photos were taken and I’d like to share them with you in this blog. Check them out and enjoy.