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Jan 23, 2023 07:57:32   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
Gordon, thanks pal!

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Jan 23, 2023 07:59:36   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
Wv mike, thanks! Yeah, it's a spring fed lake as well so it's cold and clear year around. The fish taste excellent.

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Jan 23, 2023 08:02:48   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
DCGravity, thank you. Here in Michigan it qualifies for a master angler certificate. I plan to get it mounted. At 63 years old it's the biggest gill I've ever personally seen or caught.

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Jan 23, 2023 08:06:47   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
Billycrap2, thank you and you're welcome! Now that we finally have safe ice and it looks like it's going to stay cold hopefully I will be posting many more over the winter. We plan on going perch fishing next weekend so unless something changes I should have more pics soon.

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Jan 23, 2023 08:16:42   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
davedumont wrote:
My son-in-law and I had a great day on the ice today. Same lake as last time, same spot. Couldn't catch a pike for nothin. BUT...I DID catch a bluegill over 11" long with a huge girth along with several 8 and 9 inchers. 20 keepers and about as many smaller ones. My son-in-law caught several bass around 18" as well. I can't explain why we didn't get pics of the bass. Lol.


That is a dandy blue Gill you got there Dave along with some good eating πŸ‘Œ Keep the pictures coming man and be safe out on that ice

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Jan 23, 2023 09:04:38   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
Funny you should say that. When we fished there before our last thaw I caught a pike with a bluegill in it's stomach. So when I caught a small gill, around 3 or 4 inches long I put it on a tip up knowing a pike would hit it soon. Unfortunately the pike must have been somewhere else because we had minnows, suckers and a bluegill on tip ups all day and didn't get a single bite. All we caught was bass and gills this trip. Last time out it was all bass and pike. Same spot, same bait. Just a different day. Go figure!

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Jan 23, 2023 09:05:24   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
bknecht, thanks!

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Jan 23, 2023 09:06:06   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
OJdidit, thank you!

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Jan 23, 2023 09:11:25   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
fishyaker, thanks! It was a blast all day long. The fish fry is coming soon. I plan to wait until next weekend because we are going to another lake north of Alpena for some perch to add to the pile. Sorry about the bass pics. The action was just too fast and we were trying our best to keep the school of gills nearby. Hopefully next time. That big one is a master angler catch. I am applying for a certificate and plan on getting it mounted.

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Jan 23, 2023 09:21:09   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
Thanks Whitey! I plan to get it mounted since in Michigan it's a master angler fish. Any bluegill over 10" qualifies. I'll do my best to keep pics coming. As for the ice it was about 5 inches thick. 3 1/2 - 4 inches of black ice and 1 - 1 1/2 inces of cloudy ice. It was plenty thick enough. Besides the 2 of us and our 2 sleds worth of gear 3 more adults and 2 kids showed up along with their gear and fished with us. Even with all that weight in a relatively small area the ice wasn't flexing at all. I think we'll be alright for the rest of the winter now. Fingers crossed.

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Jan 23, 2023 09:23:43   #
HenryG Loc: Falmouth Cape Cod Massachusetts
 
davedumont wrote:
My son-in-law and I had a great day on the ice today. Same lake as last time, same spot. Couldn't catch a pike for nothin. BUT...I DID catch a bluegill over 11" long with a huge girth along with several 8 and 9 inchers. 20 keepers and about as many smaller ones. My son-in-law caught several bass around 18" as well. I can't explain why we didn't get pics of the bass. Lol.


Some nice eating fish there Dave nice catching πŸŽ£πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Jan 23, 2023 09:27:30   #
Papa Jack Loc: Indianapolis
 
Congrats! That is one big blue gill!

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Jan 23, 2023 09:30:50   #
davedumont Loc: Oscoda, Michigan
 
HenryG, thank you! It was fun.

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Jan 23, 2023 09:48:31   #
HenryG Loc: Falmouth Cape Cod Massachusetts
 
davedumont wrote:
HenryG, thank you! It was fun.


I betπŸ‘ŒπŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸŽ£

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Jan 23, 2023 10:49:35   #
bapabear Loc: Blaine, Washington
 
davedumont wrote:
Thanks Whitey! I plan to get it mounted since in Michigan it's a master angler fish. Any bluegill over 10" qualifies. I'll do my best to keep pics coming. As for the ice it was about 5 inches thick. 3 1/2 - 4 inches of black ice and 1 - 1 1/2 inces of cloudy ice. It was plenty thick enough. Besides the 2 of us and our 2 sleds worth of gear 3 more adults and 2 kids showed up along with their gear and fished with us. Even with all that weight in a relatively small area the ice wasn't flexing at all. I think we'll be alright for the rest of the winter now. Fingers crossed.
Thanks Whitey! I plan to get it mounted since in M... (show quote)


Please post a photo of the mount. Thanks and good job.

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