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Lake: Pearl Lake
Fish: Arctic Grayling

Steamboat and Pearl

Post By: SGM      Posted: 12/29/2018 8:05:50 PM     Points: 8417    
Spent a great day with my son on the ice. We stared at Pearl. It was a balmy minus 18 when we arrived. Fishing was slow but we each managed a 15 in grayling and I got one 14 inch cutthroat. It was on my bucket list to get a grayling thru the ice so at least I can scratch that off. About 10 we decided to leave as the little bit of a bite died. It had now warmed up to minus 12 so we decoded try Steamboat. Fished from about 11 until 330 landing 4 cutbows and 11 rainbows between us. Most ran 14 to 16 with a few 18 inchers in the mix. Orange jigs with a white 1.5 tube jig and a waxing was best for us in 15 to18 FOW. Ice ran about 9 inches on both lakes and both lakes have a nasty thermal layer that we broke thru walking to and from our spots. Sorry no photos, just to cold for that.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 12/30/2018 8:56:23 AM     Points: 289    
Bbbrrrrrr. Dam that sounds cold. Sure glad you got your grayling. And all the bo bos were above slimer size so my condolences there, haha. Good you two got some quality time again.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 12/30/2018 7:25:24 PM     Points: 8417    
Yep it was cold but a great day just the same. Need to get you to pearl once it warms up for some grayling.