The day's fishing was not fast and furious, but slow and steady. The first flag of they day produced what I believe is my personal best Large Mouth Bass. He tripped the flag like a perch and just went to the bottom with it. When I set the hook he just about pulled my hand into the hole. I knew I did not have a perch now. The battle took about 5 minutes and several walks around the hole, but in the end I got him through the ice. The Bass measured 22.5 inches in length and had a mouth as wide as a paint can. After a quick photo and measurement we returned him to the depths before his gills froze up.
Jan D was also lucky enough to catch a whopper Yellow Perch. It was very large for a small pond. He was also released. We were also able to jig up a few smaller Yellow Perch and a bunch of Pumpkin Seeds. The tip-ups gave us two nice crappie which we kept. Over all it was an amazing day to be on the water.
This year I decided to bring the Yeti Roadie with me ice fishing. I was getting tired of having to wait for my catch to thaw out before I cleaned it. Taking a cooler ice fishing is also a good idea, because it will keep your food from freezing. I can remember one day when my ham sandwich froze and was as hard as a rock. The Roadie also made for a great seat. I ended up keeping 2 Crappie and 2 Yellow Perch. When I got