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A quick report from the Mile.

Fished Suckers on Saturday during the bluster. The first three hours were in the wind with two strikes ... no fish. After setting up the shelter, luck improved. We iced three and lost a couple more.

The fish were coming in and mostly ignoring the baits but attracted to the jigs. We sized down to micro and got more action. If one would fish a 1/64 oz jig with a #22 nymph dropper, one would get more action. The fish we caught were 75 percent full of scuds, 20 percent full of mayfly nymphs, and 5 percent full of bait guys are dumping out through the holes when they are done fishing.

There are some bigguns out there, and we saw multiple fish in the 20+ inch range. The ones we caught were male. Ice was 20+ inches thick and while it was a bit soft, snowcone ice, there was no chards under it.

The water was clear down to 13 feet, and the crayfish were active. Our success was finding an area between weed clumps, and the fish were traveling 0 to 18 inches above the bottom.

It was a finesse bite -- and had it not been for the view within the shelter, we'd have been skunked.
 

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was that you in the hut with all the chicks?
 

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Nah, I was just with my buddy in the red tent close to shore by the twin tits -- 200 yards west.
 
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