Hammering Big Bluegills on Early Ice

Early ice fishing isn't for the faint of heart, but big bluegills like these make it worth the risk.

This ice fisherman is on the hunt for big bluegills on a lake known to produce some nice ones.

Watch the video to see how many he catches and how big they really are.

Holy cow! I didn't think the words "catch and release" were in an ice fisherman's vocabulary.

Aside from this fisherman's mess of big bluegills, I'm also impressed with his toughness. While wearing no gloves, a hoody and a lightweight beanie he says, "It's kind of cold out right now. It's like negative five degrees." That, my friends, is why I don't do much ice fishing.

By using technology and knowledge of fish behavior, this fisherman was able to score big time. Grab your gear and hit the ice. With a little luck, you could experience similar action.


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