Fishing also started off nice, as my brother landed a nice 7 pound hen Brown Trout, that was loose with eggs! I have been fishing for the past two months without landing a Brown Trout with eggs, and my brother was able to do so in the first hour he spent on the ice this year! Luckily, he was more than happy to let me have the eggs, so I wasted no time, I quickly bled out the fish and milked the eggs into a bag.
There were two other guys fishing the same area, so I decided to offer them some fresh spawn also, since they seemed like nice guys. To my surprise, they had been using store bought Salmon spawn! I explained to them the importance of having the right type of eggs for Trout at this time of the year. I gave them enough spawn sacs to change over all their lines.