First time out on the ice was yesterday January 16. I fished fisher lake with absolutely no bites. Headed to a small interstate lake north of cedarfalls and again no bites. That's not a very good start for the season.
Went out this morning. Met lots of cars at all the spots I was thinking. Ended up catching 3 bluegills and a bass in an hour. No keepers.I went to union grove this morning. I've only fished it once during the summer about 18 years ago. Kept 4 fish and lost 4 others. Also missed alot of bites. I'm really looking forward to open season there.
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Tried a new recipe last night that I found on an ice fishing forum.. Bread the fish filets with Louisiana seasoned fish batter then lay them out on a cookie sheet and brush on Frank's original hot sauce. After that another coating of breading then into the fryer. Turned out really good with only a little heat to it. I would like a little more heat.. Also had to have some midwest staples for side dishes, a little mac & cheese and mozzarella sticks with ranch dressing.
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