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I decided to hit antero and the mile. I’ve never really iced either one. I hit the mile once before through the ice but it was a half-ass effort and didn’t last long. Lots of fish being posted from there so I figured it was worth a shot. Plus I wanted to ice fish and I hadn’t really gotten a real ice trip in for this ice season. I started at antero just before the sun came up. Didn’t get anything until the sun’s rays hit me....then I got bit. I fought it for a sec and then it broke me clean off. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I kept fishing and hooked another. This time I landed it.


My first fish of 2018:




I was the only one that caught anything at ‘Tero within the group of 4-5 guys I could see. I probably fished 2-3 hours and didn’t get any after that so I made a move to the mile. After walking for a bit and drilling some holes, I found about 12fow. I got bit right away and continued to have steady action until sundown. I think I landed 7 or so in total, had another break me off and missed a bunch of hits. I’m a little rusty on the ice. No real big ones but I had a blast. They were definitely on. I kept two for dinner. I was planning on fishing another day but I changed my mind because I heard the metro area is finally ready. I’m gonna chase eyes and bass. Antero definitely seemed to have the bigger fish on average but the mile had a way more consistent bite. Walmart sells a really awesome tungsten teardrop-style jig kit for like $20 that came with a bunch of high quality jigs. I forgot the brand name but I really liked them. The quality was on point. All fish were caught on those jigs and a half of a mealworm except for one I got on a buckshot spoon. After all the people left, right before the sun went down, I grabbed my buckshot spoon and started walking. I was looking for any holes that were still open and dropping down. I’d fish for a sec and then move if I didn’t get bit. I think it’s a good way to cover ground without drilling a bunch of holes yourself. Might as well when there are open holes all over from the masses of people that just left. I got some rainbow action but not like I had hoped for. Definitely a good trip. The ice was like a foot thick or a little less. It was warm, sunny, and there was essentially zero wind. Super glad I went up. I am a little disappointed that I didn’t get any of the 6-7 lbers I’ve seen a lot of lately but it was still more than worth the effort. There were some people at antero but the mile had a bunch. I was bullshitting with some people after I got off the ice and they showed me a cutbow that was like 24 inches and fat-that’s what I wanted. Next time...









I have a handful of clips of my drag screaming, the lake and other stuff that I will post soon once it’s compiled and edited.




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Thanks, Fisherman80. The jigs were “Skandia” brand, I believe. Good stuff...will definitely buy again. Just be prepared to remove some paint from the hook point if you buy them.


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Looks like a fun day to me, congrats on your success, especially at the mile. The mile can be a tough nut to crack but the rewards can be awesome.
 

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THX for the report Whomp! Thinking of heading down there for a well deserved break! ;D
 

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Not the exact same spoons but the jigs are the same. I just bought another pack. I’m gonna head back to South Park Tuesday, possibly, if anyone wants to fish.


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Nice work! What cam do you use! My 1st gen GoPro decided not to work the other day when I landed a monster lake trout! So angry! It worked once I got home of course
 

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Nice work! What cam do you use! My 1st gen GoPro decided not to work the other day when I landed a monster lake trout! So angry! It worked once I got home of course


An iPhone 7...lol. I had a GoPro back in the day and want another one...


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Thanks, guys. South Park is awesome. Last year all I cared about was lakers. This year, all these big cutbows and trout in general got me fired up for South Park trout....and possibly pike. I’m gonna fish South Park hard this year.


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Pretty work and a really friendly Canadian!

Whomp,
Neat video, colors were fantastic on the Antero fish and those fatties from the Mile eat better than the Antero or Spinney fish.
Let me know when your headed to SP and we can share some lies and rip some lip, we'll be back out in May and I usually fish 4-6 days a week. We live in Hartsel.
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great pics and storyline...enjoyed it immensely...one day I'll have to go re-purchase some ice gear and get out there
 
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