Skip to main content Skip to main content

ICE WIPER

ICE WIPER


Daniel Bauer


Lincoln Nebraska

About a month ago I had family come from Montana to meet me and my dad to go ice fishing since we are all busy anymore this was the best time to do it. So on the first day my 2 cousins, dad, grandpa, and myself went to Elwood Res. Since we had heard they were catching some white bass and wipers through the ice and we had never caught a wiper through the ice before. We got to the lake right at sun up and walked about a mile across the ice. Before we started drilling holes. We drilled, drilled, and drilled for 8 hours looking for fish never having a bite. Saw a few fish first thing on our fish finders but that was it. Eventually we ended up back where we started at sunset because that was the only place we saw fish. My dad hooked and landed a wiper then he had another one on and all 5 of us got over to where he was and all 5 of us were hooked up on wipers. I ended up catching 3 wipers in all as well did everyone in the last hour. This was the biggest one, we were fishing 30 feet of water jigging Rippin Raps. Most of the fish were released right away. We took a couple photos with a few fish, but got them back in as quick as we could and they seemed to swim down on their own. This was the hardest day of ice fishing I have ever had, but in the end all I remember is the last hour and how crazy it was to have 5 people at the same time fighting a wiper through the ice.




Species: Hybrid Striped Bass

Date Caught: 01/25/2013


Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 25 inches

Weight:

Lure / Bait used: Lure | Chrome Rapala Rippin Rap

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

Summer Peak Largemouths

Summer Peak Largemouths

Cranking them up in one of the best largemouth seasons.

Kayak Propulsion Options: Paddle, Pedal or Power? Which is Best for You?

Kayak Propulsion Options: Paddle, Pedal or Power? Which is Best for You?

In this video we discuss what kinds of kayak propulsion types are currently available on the market and what you should consider before deciding which propulsion type is best for you.

Aggressive Smallmouth Tactics

Aggressive Smallmouth Tactics

Doug Stange and Steve Ryan rip their way to smallmouths that can't resist flashing magic.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the In-Fisherman App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top In-Fisherman stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now