Man, what a day/night on the Saginaw. It was beautiful for January 12th. Clear skies, Full Moon, and 48 degrees. Last year at this time, I was ice fishing on 16 inches of the hard stuff, 3 miles out on the Bay. And tonight, Ol' Captain Dan had the hot hand, but also had the fast ice fishing wrist. I hooked and missed 6 walleyes tonight. With one giant next to the boat getting off right when the net hit the water. I attribute this good/BAD luck of mine to fast river currents that had us using massive amounts of line, with the walleyes hitting our shad raps short, and in the weirdest places in the river. Near shear cement ledges, behind Bridge abutments and under floating docks. And my knee jerk reactions setting the hook to fast and hard when they hit, sure didn't help either. And even though I told myself "STOP IT" it seemed that I just could not. But not all was lost. We also hit a nice one just at dark, 15 minutes before I exchanged one bud for another at the ramp for the night shift. I'm guessing 11 pounds or so. I was actually surprised how swollen and developed her eggs were for this time of year.