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Eric Wettschreck

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Eric Wettschreck

I know my share of guys that are finished ice fishing once walleye season is over, or when the perm shacks have to be off the ice. If you're one of these guys, hey that's your bag and that's cool, but let me toss something at ya to nibble on.

MID-MARCH PERCH!!!!!!! \:\)

Here in the SW corner we have some lakes that are perch factories, and they come alive, big time, in early to mid-March. The pigs are more territorial, more aggressive, and way more hungry. This is my favorite time of year to be out "Perchin."

Last weekend on Shetek, I was almost to the powerhead of my Strikemaster auger drilling holes. This tells me, barring a tropical warm front greater than anything Al Gore can predict, we're going to have some good ice to be walking on well into March, if not later.

Yes, it's a bit of a workout walking around with 3 inches of water on top of the ice, but man is it worth it when you find the perchies. So, just because walleye season is almost to a close and the end of Feb is right around the corner, it's no reason to pack up the gear quite yet.

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ortonville

i hear ya.on bigstone when the walleye season closes everyone quits fishing.there are very few people that fish after this.this is also the best time to fish the pearch bite the best this time of year and there is nothing better than sitting on the ice in a sweat shirt fishing and getting a tan

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muc33

Yellow striped beauties...... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I am ready! I am going to nibble on some tonight as a matter of fact.

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woody1975

Hey Muc33,

Have ya picked up your fish house yet?

We are still in the planning stage, but we are about ready to pull the trigger here.

Shoot me an email if you have gotten your house, I just had a few questions for ya?

duncanlarson@hotmail.com

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Team Otter

Bring on the perch.

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muc33

TO, you are not going to be fishing for perch.... rather PIGS ssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy sue sue sue suuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeyyyyyy

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fishn4kids

We may have to make one more trip your way boiler, after pretty much getting skunked this past weekend, the guys and I will have to come and redeem ourselves. So look out Perchies, we are comin to get you. We'll let you know if we plan on coming your way after our URL trip. Keep us posted on the bite.

Duane

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walleyeaddict

March madness i call it....and yes some of the funnest fishing all year!!

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mr_jman

Not to mention the "warm" weather that also comes in March. Nothing like hole hopping in a t-shirt! After what is usually a slow month of catching in Febuary (for me anyways) Nothing beats the "march madness" of perch, bluegills, and crappies! They all get active and the bite can be non-stop at times!

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SKEETER-B

I hope it's started, I caught a nice crappie tonight on the creamery pond in Luverne!! Bring on the pan fish!

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PerchPounder

The traditional best time of the year to be on ice should be starting any day now if we could get some snow to melt and get some runoff into the lakes, but this season who knows we might be ice fishing until April not that im complaining.

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PerchPounder

Is there usually a good night bite there? I may have to try some Friday after work on my trek back home.

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Carp-fisher

Does the walleye season close on the 29th or the 24th?

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Team Otter

24th.

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Eric Wettschreck

I'm on call this weekend, but I still am going to try and make it out to Sarah for some of the late season perch action.

Anyone else heading out that way?

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123fish

You must be going Saturday. They are already predicting WIND. You must have taken this past weekend off.

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Eric Wettschreck

Yeah, I thought I'd give yous guys a break from me and my wind. I was on URL for slabfest.

Oh boy, fishing in the wind. I wonder what that's like. grin.gif

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