Time for Ice Out Perch
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Time to get those poles out and head down to the rivers edge. The first couple of weeks that ice chunks flow can be fantastic Jack Perch fishing. Drop a live minnow or worm down a couple of feet from bottom and it won’t take long to start catching those perch that are migrating to there spawning areas. If you prefer artificial try small jigs or jigging spoons tipped with Gulp grubs.
As the sun get higher and the days get warmer follow those Jacks right up into their spawning grounds, Shallow bays and small tributaries that flow into the river. It is a good idea to use a bobber to keep your bait suspended above the bottom.
Please be a sport and release any preseason game fish that might accidentally bite on your hook. Our fish are not stocked so it is up to us to protect our beautiful fishery.
There is nothing better than fresh Perch fillets out of ice cold water. Yum, Yum, Yum!