It was mid 20'* that day. My buddy Tim is a touch more rugged and "touched" than I am, you hardly see a hat on him.
The fish on the right with stripes are lake perch except the bottom one. That is a full grown grandaddy shiner. A "minnow" bait fish that someone probably chucked in the lake after fishing long ago. I have never seen one grow to that size. Yes, I ate him just to see what he tasted like.
It'* not going to be above freezing until next week. Temperatures have been hanging in the single digits and teens, and my poor GP can barely turn itself over in the morning. (Unless my new phone charger was causing a parasitic drain.)
I was smart enough to keep the new battery that I put in the Bonneville, but not smart enough to buy a trickle charger for it.
snowing pretty good last night and today, and cold enough they dont even bother with the salt. i was breaking trail with my monte this morning. figures though at work its something out side thats broke and i was outside in it for a while. my fingers are thawed out enough to type now, lol
Nope, It went into a pot with some of the other perch for chowder. I have a rule about ice fishing, no mercy. Unless a fish is small enough to make it worthless to filet, it goes on the ice to chill. That includes sunfish. Here'* a huge one that gave some thick short fillets: