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Ice fishing season is over for me. Found bluegills hitting dries today. Here's the species list for this past season:

LMB - PB through the ice at 17.5"
Bluegill
Pumpkinseed - 1st through the ice
Red Ear - 1st ever and 1st through the ice
Red Ear x Bluegill Hybrid
Green Sunfish x Bluegill Hybrid
Channel Cat - 1st through the ice
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Golden Shiner - 1st through the ice
Yellow Perch
Grayling
Rainbow
Cutbow
Brown Trout
Brook Trout
Golden Trout - 1st ever and 1st through the ice
 

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y'all are a bunch of sissies. ice season is alive and well.. and is going to get better as the spring wears on. I feel ya on open water though, I'll be checking out crappies and maybe trying a walleye spot during a few free afternoons.

you'll still catch me on turquoise in may though.
 

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Blue sky spring ice fishing. Open water can wait, you guys don't know what your missing. stay on those crowded metro lakes, I like having the lake to myself on beautiful spring days.
This.

Best day of fishing ever was fishing on top of Williams fork in mid April with 65 degree temps and 3 feet of Ice. Makes for easy drilling and dragging.

I'd much rather do that than get up at 10 pm and fish some metro area's reservoir's dam face and trip over rocks all night chasing a fish that's smarter than most people I know, (much respect to the walleye guys who put their time in).
 
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