Hello again everyone!
We have been seeing quite a few perch and walleyes being caught within the last few days! We have had a few days of consistent pressure along with higher temps making the fish a little more active. The bite, however, is still pretty light. People have been marking fish and having to work to get them to bite. Everyday is a little different, but we have been experiencing some pretty decent fishing as of late.
Perch: Look to use small tungsten jigs (Gold, Green, and Silver) tipped with 2-3 wax worms or a minnow head. 20-35 foot of water on mud flats seems to be where these perch are hanging out. The perch come through in schooling waves, so be ready for the flurry. When you mark fish and pull them off the bottom, watch the line/rod tip for the light bite. Buckshots have also been working for perch, tipping them with minnow heads or wax worms.
Walleye: Jigging raps, buckshots, and tungstens have all been successful presentations for the walleyes. Target depths anywhere from 15-30 foot, moving shallower as the evening approaches.
Ice conditions right now are still fine, but with this warm weather coming up this weekend look for ice conditions to deteriorate fairly quickly after this weekend. As of today, there is around 20 inches of ice in creel bay, walford bay, dome house, and the towers. We are planning on taking off all of our ice houses after this weekend and early next week. We recommend to use ATVs after this coming weekend. Ice conditions in the bay will hold a little better than the shorelines. Please use extreme caution during the coming days when traveling across the ice. No fish is worth swimming for.
If you are looking for some end of the season deals, we are knocking off 20% on all Mitchell rods and combos and all Northland tackle. Stop in and see us! We can point you in the right direction to chase some fish and we can also give updated information on ice conditions day to day. Spring it approaching quickly, so lets catch some fish through the ice before everything starts turning green!
Be Safe! Stay Warm! Have Fun!