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By Andi Bourne

Slow day on the ice yields huge trout


March 10, 2022

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Dani Sexton, 17 of Seeley Lake, with her 27-inch, eight pound brown trout that she landed March 4 on Seeley Lake.

SEELEY LAKE – Even though the day ice fishing on Seeley Lake started slow, things picked up when Dani Sexton, 17 of Seeley Lake, and her friend Tristan Whitney of Missoula hooked into an eight-pound brown trout Friday, March 4. Caught on a tip-up baited with smelt, the pair expected a nice pike but instead pulled up the 27-inch trout. While Sexton enjoys fishing in the summer, she does not care for the cold so she rarely goes ice fishing. She said Whitney is an avid fisherman and hunter. He brought his ice fishing gear.

While two of the tip-ups worked well, the line was messed up on the...

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