We were fishing tip-ups for pike and jigging spoons for perch over by Terry's the last few weeks. There were quite a few perch in the 3-10" range. Sometimes we had ten marks on our screens at once. They were in shallow, 6-8', and the big pike were chasing them.
Also, Rocky Reef had some pockets where the perch were thick this winter. Those tended to be in 11-16'.
I still think the perch are in there, but they're difficult to find under the ice.
Get the boat out there and idle around side-scanning for baitfish pods, kand you'll see a lot of what look like perch schools.
White Sand had 12 inches last Monday when I fished it. ice cracked and began shifting a few days ago. Interesting year as ice is still tight to shoreline, but some of those cracks that developed a few days ago are up anywhere from a foot to 5 feet wide now.
I'm done. was hoping to hit N.Long one last time but not worth the risk anymore.