Thats cool! i have never had anything like that happen but... I was fishing on LOW in a flip over house a while ago and my buddy had his rod laying on the ice with a bobber in the hole, something took off with his hook and the rod went right down the hole. About a half hour later, I hooked into a good one, fought it for quite a while and we saw it swim by the holes a few times. got him up and it was a 35" northern. I went to take my hook out of his mouth and noticed another line coming out of his mouth... so I grabbed it and my buddy says, hey theres my hook! the line was still attached so we started pulling it out of the water and pulled his rod back through the hole!
Well we fished Echo on Saturday afternoon. We (a friend and our wives) took off from knife river around noon and stopped to check out gooseberry falls along the way and that was pretty cool as always. Then we headed into finland and had lunch at our place and that was pretty cool as well. A lot of snowmobilers around. We headed north and fished from about 330 to 6 pm in 8-15 feet of water. We managed to land 5 rainbows, 3 of which we kept. the other two were too small. I caught two on a gold lil cleo and 2 on a pink/white with gold back lindy flutter spoon. my wife caught the biggest one, about 14", on a #3 green tiger UV jigging rap.
That was the best rainbow trip I have ever been on (this was my third trip), we marked fish almost the whole time but they didn't really bite until it got closer to dark. Thanks for the tips Reinhard!!
Thanks for the reply! It looks like it would be about an hour and a half drive to any of those lakes. He lives in knife river. I was doing some research on the dnr website and found some possible lakes a little closer...
has anyone tried any of the following lakes? Clearwater Briar Sand Normanna Spring Hole
I am heading to a friends house near two harbors this weekend. We are looking to try for some brown or rainbow trout through the ice. Does anyone have any insight to give as far as a lake or bay to try or anything like that?