The Seattle Seahawk's defense wasn't the only thing getting repeatedly drove on in the state this past weekend. Lakes across the Northwoods are now in decent shape for vehicle travel.
Fishing conditions were less than ideal Friday and Sunday, but my Saturday morning game plan to travel to find active fish paid off with a nice catch of perch.
One way I like to catch big perch, and it paid of this weekend, is by using fatheads on tip-ups. I use light line and a small trebble hook and set my (Polar) tip-ups as light as possible. Along with jigging, this allows me to catch fish from a school that is cruising a certain area. I'd recommend you give this a try next time you're out perch fishing, since it can be a very effective way to catch big perch on certain lakes.
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if you'd like more info on this fun perch catching technique. Now I'm off to fish the Spirit Flowage's evening walleye bit. I hear of some big "eyes" are being caught from this body of water.
Enjoy you Northwoods ice time. Go PACK!