Burbot FishingPals4Life

OtterTail Lake
Date Caught: 
Monday, January 9, 2017
Got this beautiful fish on a jig full of minnow parts, Ive been after you Lota for a long time and today you were mine!! 8) She was 26 inches long and 6 pounds,we ate her tonight with a bunch of walleyes we caught, she was super good. At first we thought it was a big walleye cuz I had her up to the hole and we seen a big white belly, then I got the head turned in finally and we still thought it was a walleye until my dad reached down the hole to grab her and didn't feel any scales, I was so excited I covered the holes with everything I could find, I was so afraid she would fall in and get away. I learned jigging with a Vexilar yesterday trying for yellow bass in Iowa, caught the bass and tonight my lifer burbot!!
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andy's picture

I am so impressed, FP4L!  Awesome burbot.  

roughfish29's picture

Awesome catch dude! Congrats!

Goldenfishberg's picture

Congrats man! Two lifers in Two day!? And both thru the ice! Thats on heck of an accomplishment! 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

FishingPals4Life's picture

Thanks guys!  It was so cool I could see my jig and just made it glow again with a flashlight, put it down hit the bottom, lifted it up and I seen a bright red mark on the flasher come right up to it and BANG!  What a great fighter I was so excited and we had burbot for the first time to eat and it was amazing!