So I was ice fishing at Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN and I was using a swedish pimple. I use them because I like them, also there really nice. I went out Thursday and Friday and caught nothing. I was in 20 feet of water. I went out deeper to 80 feet, put down the swedish and right away hooked one that felt nice. I pulled up a 2lb walleye. Nice fish, so I called my uncle and he came out to fish. My uncle used a look a like perch jig. He caught a fish half way down and pulled up a 1 1/2lb walleye….nice, nice.
So it was getting dark out and he wanted to stay so we stayed over night. When we got ready for bed we put the rattle reels down. The second I got in the bunk one of the reels went down and fast. I got up and waited to let it stop and go again. I pulled on it and I hooked it, took me awhile cause it was deep and i was fighting really hard. When I got it up to the hole it looked like a walleye. I didn’t want to loose it so I reached down and grabbed it by the mouth. When I brought it in the fish house I found out that it was a EEL POUT. Really an eel pout, but it was a 8lb eel pout.