Here’s to ice-fishing Lake County lakes.
Al Silcroft sent photos of the Libertyville Fishing Club ice-fishing, including Jason Cashmore (above) with a 35-inch northern pike from a small lake with public access.
Joseph Christopher Alfe (below) caught this 14-inch yellow perch, stuffed with eggs and pushing 2 pounds, on a Eurotackle Z-Viber and released it.
Kyle Miller (very bottom) caught this 9-inch bull bluegill with a Bentley jig tipped with plastic in 6 to 8 feet of water.
OK, I like money shots with fish for size comparison and, well, just because they are money shots and threw one in of Miller’s bluegill.
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