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The tip up flags were flying nonstop both Saturday and Sunday. I put an 8 pound steelhead on the ice on Saturday and several brown trout which were 14 to 18 inches. All of the brown trout were released. Went back on Sunday and caught a 3 pound, 7pound and a 12 pound steelhead and several more smaller brown trout.

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So far 8 for the year. Unfortunately I can only fish on the weekends. A couple of more days and I will be back on the ice again. Just cannot wait to get back out there. Like I have mentioned in previous posts there is nothing like catching a big steelhead on a tip up.

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Mike, Never issue any challenges to a red neck yooper. :lol:

It is best to ice troll on Lake Michigan in the early spring. You find a pressure crack about a foot wide. You take your spud or auger and break the surface ice it is usually paper thin. Then bait the hook with a wiggler and set the depth about a foot above the bottom. Slowly walk along the pressure crack pulling your pole. It works awesome for trout and whitefish.

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It is best to ice troll on Lake Michigan in the early spring. You find a pressure crack about a foot wide. You take your spud or auger and break the surface ice it is usually paper thin. Then bait the hook with a wiggler and set the depth about a foot above the bottom. Slowly walk along the pressure crack pulling your pole. It works awesome for trout and whitefish.

A 4 wheeler with a downrigger on the back would be good in that application. :D

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