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Big Creek Ice 12-27

  • goody
    Participant
    Iowa (Des Moines area)
    Posts: 65
    #1217840

    Fished the main lake yesterday from sunup to sundown….most ice was 8-10″ with some 6″ ice here and there. Searched A LOT before finally finding some fish. Managed to c&r many 9-10″ gills with one hoss pushing 11″. A great day to be on the ice.

    goody

    ryan-hale
    Participant
    NW Ia
    Posts: 1548
    #333680

    Thanks for the report Eric.Sounds like you got into some very nice gills.
    Ryan Hale

    bowhuntr24
    Participant
    Somerset, Wisconsin
    Posts: 533
    #333683

    Where is Big Creek anyways?

    dm5000
    Participant
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts: 199
    #333703

    Just north of Des Moines (Polk City actually)

    Thanks for the report Goody!!!

    Dave

    Great White
    Participant
    Vinton, Iowa
    Posts: 362
    #333727

    Great report Eric. What time should I be there Thursday?

    –Whitey

    MFO
    Participant
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts: 1451
    #333787

    I enjoyed fishing there while attending Iowa St. Did quite well on the crappies as well as bass. I liked fishing Hickory Grove for panfish.

    goody
    Participant
    Iowa (Des Moines area)
    Posts: 65
    #333805

    I figure any gill that I can lip as easy as I did deserves a second look…..

    nirrad
    Participant
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts: 161
    #333829

    nice pic Eric

    dm5000
    Participant
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts: 199
    #333989

    We want to see pics of your elusive monster muskie!!!!

    Hehe… or at least hear the story at the next CIA meeting…..

    Are you still on BC after this warmer weather?

    Dave

    goody
    Participant
    Iowa (Des Moines area)
    Posts: 65
    #334084

    I was out yesterday after work…was beautiful out there, but other than a fat 8 1/2″ gill and the muskie encounter I didnt have much luck. Will be out next week…..

    goody

    andyjcraig
    Participant
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Posts: 390
    #335207

    goody, were you basically straight south southwest of the handicap pier? i would really appreciate it if you could clue my in on a general pattern or area that works for you at bc. i’ve only ice fished it 2 or 3 times with very little success. i know they’re there, just need a little help. thanks.

    goody
    Participant
    Iowa (Des Moines area)
    Posts: 65
    #335223

    No, I was up near the NW arm. I fish all over that lake in winter, but this year has been tougher. Deeper brush/rocks is typically the key, but I have done better so far in the 14-18ft zone on brush and rocks. I sorted through a lot of rocks and trees before finally connecting. Not hearing any real good reports from there and personally went to Easter Lake earlier this week cuz I just wanted to catch fish (slayed the panfish there). I really wish I could help more but so far this winter the fishing is about as bad as it was this summer….and that is not good at all.

    goody

    nirrad
    Participant
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts: 161
    #335439

    Hope that doesn’t bode the same for this spring

    dm5000
    Participant
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts: 199
    #335838

    Yeah, no kidding… Big Creek really bummed be out last summer. I am trying to remain optimistic about this spring…

    Dave

    nirrad
    Participant
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts: 161
    #335904

    I still thinking about my self imposed ban of there this summer, but I’ll see if the bite picks up

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