Tuesday, March 29, 2011

still winter

Hi Folks, Guided local today for northern pike.  Still cold and blowing outside.  We found 24" of ice and walking required care as the ice was slippery.  Ice conditions do vary this time of year and caution is advised, but the last week's cold weather has extended the ice fishing season.  We had two flags with pike today.  Fish in the 5lb to 6lb range.  Females with eggs who were released.  We set goldens under tip ups from 2' to 8' of water.  Lots of weeds.  The perch fishing was decent as we landed 30 yellow perch, but no real big yellow bellies.  Will be chasing pike again Thursday.  It is not looking very favorable for opening day currently.  Still pretty darn cold.  Remember to obey the bait laws and keep VHS at home.  Have Fun, Willy