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Lake Michigan Brown Trout on Ice

Video Details: Season 4 - Episode 1. Ice Fishing. Brown Trout & Steelhead. In-Depth Outdoors Staff members James Holst & Eric Hatajaa fish the harbors of Lake Michigan for trophy brown trout and steelhead through the ice!

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Sliderfishn
great show James and Eric

My six year old, Jonathan, noticed that that there was a bobber between the rod eyes when you were using those slammers, can you explain why?

Thanks,
Ron

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Ben Garver
Great show. A trip for those bad boys through the ice is definately on my bucket list now!!

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James HolstAdministrator
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great show James and Eric

My six year old, Jonathan, noticed that that there was a bobber between the rod eyes when you were using those slammers, can you explain why?

Thanks,
Ron




Tell Jonathan he's got some keen eyes! The bobber is there on the line between the guides to act as a bite indicator. Notice during the setup of the Automatic Fisherman that we set the bait where we wanted it then pulled some extra line out to allow that bobber to drop towards the ice. When a fish hits and begins to move with that bait that bobber would slowly start to rise back toward the rod blank giving the anglers a visual clue that we needed to start heading towards the hole. Talk about a VERY-VERY sensitive strike indicator! But it is needed given how picky the trout can be.

There's more than a few lessons to be learned from this episode for anyone that fishes tip ups and has grown tired of missing fish due to the fish dropping the bait after the hit. Note: The Automatic Fisherman isn't legal in MN. If they were I'd be adding them to my arsenal as these "slammers" were a better mousetrap.
Bob Bowman
Great show guys

Open water or through the ice, those fish look amazing

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Bob Bowman
James HolstAdministrator
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Great show guys

Open water or through the ice, those fish look amazing




The browns fight with brute force and the steelies are sprint champs. Eric definitely put us on some incredible fish.

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James Holst
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Haataja
That was lots of fun! You had to show my stupid dance!!!
Whats up with that? My phone has been ringing non stop from single women and MTV along with Dancing with the stars...I told you I did not want that attention James!!!!


Just kidding!

Thanks Bro!

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Steve Krapfl
Well, I must say that looked like a great time!!! Nice fish!
James HolstAdministrator
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That was lots of fun! You had to show my stupid dance!!!




At least your moon walk got cut! Just kidding. Eric's dance instruction was short lived and it made the final cut because, hey, we're out there having FUN. If I was you I'd blame it on catching a big steelhead. Those fish make grown men act... weird. But in a good way.

How's your bite been of late? Getting into those massive browns yet?

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James Holst
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Andy Johnson
Excellent show guys! Eric, I am sure I will see you down there this winter. Can't wait!!!
James HolstAdministrator
Andy, didn't you get a brown that was pushing 20# through the ice last winter? Or was that open water? Either way that is one huge fish.

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James Holst
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Haataja
Sounds good Andy!!! James FYI gotta do a spell check on my last name Haataja

The bite has been awesome the past week for kings the best all season a little late but better than nothing! Heading out of town tomorrow for some R&R Hunting and fishing!

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Captain Eric Haataja - Big Fish Guide Service
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Andy Johnson
James, It was through the ice last winter. I will never forget the challenge of getting that fish up a 8" hole.

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James HolstAdministrator
That is an enormous fish. Thanks for reposting it.

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wallner
that's sweet can u get on that in all the great lakes?
56twister
I got a little laugh at your raccoon eyes at the closing of the video James. The day was simply put remarkable. You did an excellent job keeping with the bite of two species Eric.

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