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Was just wondering what might have been the biggest bass, large or smallie, anyone has caught through the ice. Or is that memorable enough at all. Mine was a 15 inch largemouth on Sodus Bay. No big deal, but HUGE compared to the perch and sunnies coming along. Anyone catch a real hawg, like 5lbs or more? I know Honeoye has some big ones, and so do many other places. Just wondering.....zzzzzzz  :dull:

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I caught a 4.5 pounder last weekend on a small 10 acre pond.  On my grandfather's farm pond we have caught 6 pounders all day long, but that isn't really fair it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

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Panfisher, a few years back fishing off Connellys Cove I caught a 8lb brown jigging and a nice 3lb largemouth in the same day in under 8 foot of water. That brown was a heckuva fight, very fun catch.

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Do they taste any better through the ice?

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mschrant.....never caught one early enough to know....... :speechless:     tplatt....looks like 4-5lbs....a fatty for sure!  Chaso218....is your grandpas place in Tennessee, and named Bill Dance....?  :)

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EYE SPY.....when U came upon those smallies, were U fishing for panfish with lite rigging...? If so, I'll bet that fifth one got off breaking off. Never caught a smallie through the ice, but they've got to be just as good fun as with open water casting for them.....maybe even better!......Chas0218...Aw, c'mon man! Imagine the big ole party U could throw if U tell us all where it is.....!    :dance:    :happy2:    :P                        

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Pan, actually I went 3 for 3, my dad landed 1 and popped his second one of trying to pull it up onto the ice. Had my walleye set up going, its 8lb test. After 5 fish I said let's move, they weren't turning into walleyes. Still wonder how many more I could have done if we'd have kept dropping down....

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mschrant - even the largemouths taste good when caught through the ice because the flesh is firm as contrasted with summertime when it is "mush"

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I caught one pushing 5 lbs. on Butterfield Lake and a couple over 3 last week. Very common to catch them on the Indian River Lakes and St Lawrence Bays especially on late the ice.

I know it wasn't through the ice, but how about the monsters you caught on your walleye outing which was nothing short of fantastic also.

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