|A trout I caught earlier this year.
This last Saturday however, I was ice fishing and wasn't having as good as luck as I had been hoping for. It had been about an hour and I had only caught a few small fish. By this point I thought, I might as well try using smaller bait to see what happens. I decided to use a few jigs Matt had told me to use, and tipped them with half of meal worm. I was quite skeptical putting such a small jig and bait down the hole while my other poles were baited up with much larger baits. I set it all up in my JawJacker with the bait a few feet off the bottom and walked away. By the time I got to my seat and sat down my JawJacker went off! My first thought was that I had failed to set it up right and the JawJacker had gone off due to some mistake on my part, but when I looked at the pole I could see that the only mistake was that I hadn't listened to this advice sooner! My pole tip was bending with the fight of a decent sized Cut Throat Trout who thought my bait was just to much to resist! I pulled in the fish and in this picture you can see the jig I caught it with.
|Cut Throat Trout caught on "Fire Fly Slush Bug"