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Mantua - Sunday

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Mantua - Sunday
Three of us drilled our first holes at 8am over 13', just outside the neighborhood ice rink. Only one perch, so moved in all the way to 7' with nada. Started trekking east and found a school of 8-10"ers at 20' that kept us busy for a nearly an hour. When they shut down, we kept moving east, nearly all the way to the Mound. Yanked a few here & there, but a lot of walking for a few fish. Worked our way back with even less success, so called it a day around noon. Kept 4-doz and probably tossed back another 30 that didn't measure up. Only one 'gill in the mix and only one 6" trout.
Passed lots of folks who seemed content to stay hunkered down yank only 5-6 fish.
Best rig for us was a tungsten micro with a 3/4" string of perch belly. Got some on drop-shots & rattle-spoons, but it seemed as tho they wanted bait s-l-o-w-l-y dropped
from above, not crashed down. 2" of snow made for non-cleat walking over 5" of
ice. Bluebird day had us down to sweatshirts by the time we quit.
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Re: [perchinski] Mantua - Sunday In reply to
Great report, I expected things to slow down there, but good to see safe ice and that fish can still be found if you look for them... Thanks for the report... J
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Re: [perchinski] Mantua - Sunday In reply to
Thanks for the report. It's good to see that the ice continues to form instead of the opposite.

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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua - Sunday In reply to
SkunkedAgain wrote:
I expected things to slow down there


Why is that? Why did you expect it and why did it happen?

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Re: [catchinon] Mantua - Sunday In reply to
Guess I expected it to slow down because it always does after the first week. I think it never gets fished very heavy during the summer and it gets pounded for pressure the first couple weeks of ice fishing so I think a lot of the fish get caught and taken home and the ones that are left get smarter quick. They know the noise of the crowds means its time to shutdown and they always seem to. Not saying you cant catch fish it just gets harder to do it and your take goes down. But there will be some hit it and pull in some real lunkers yet this year. Biggest fish usually come after the crowds disperse to other lakes and it settles down a bit. I still need to find me a decent perch out of there or else my pan fish category is in trouble. Dont think Newton or Hyrum will cut it this year. So no real reason just history. Later J
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Re: [SkunkedAgain] Mantua - Sunday In reply to
Thanks, just the kind of answer I was looking for.

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