Early ice has been treating us well so far this season. Although we've been smashing the Rainbows, we wanted to switch things up and target only Brook Trout...Since we did that and Brook Trout are so delicious, we figured we should do a catch and cook on the ice too for the episode! Had good success landing some gorgeous Brookies and did a simple catch/clean/cook with them. (Oil/Butter, Salt/pepper seasoning, light flour coating)
The lake we wanted to hit had some sketchy ice and was half frozen (pictured below) but not a very deep lake (at least where we were)! I circled where Sam and I were fishing, you can see why we didn't move around much, took a while spud barring out to where we were. We fished 4-5 FOW on 4" of ice...Don't worry we did the cooking back on the shore ice which was on 0FOW.
The lake ice being in it's condition, made for some cool drone shots and we even got fortunate enough to get a drone shot of a bald eagle watching over our fish! Fun times out on the early ice, hope you guys enjoy!! [log in for link]