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B mac

Is anyone catching any decent size perch? They've been not much more than a waste of minnows for me! I sure would like to see some 10-12 inchers one of these days.

Will that slush be froze again and safe for driving by tomorrow???

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island guy

I was on Ottertail this afternoon. Lots of perch and plenty of nice eaters. The ice was just fine. No problem driving at all. I find jigging small panfish jigs tipped with waxworms much better than minnows.

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sunfisher

Lots of little ones on little Pine yesterday only a few you could honestly call "keepers". One problem was that the big northerns would show up and the purch would scram. Wished I had been spearing!

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B mac

Thanks, Island.....good tip. Perhaps I'll try some waxis on my deadstick today.

How deep are finding the bigger ones? I have about 20 different spots on the GPS that I'm wanting to try....just not enough time!!!!

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steel24

had good luck yesterday...keepers are hard to come by but they were there...fished in 20ft of water..used small jigging spoon..caught better sized fish using minnows...my fishing partner even caught one on a shiner thought he had a walleye and it was a perch..

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ironman

Lat time I was out I caught alot of little ones but did get a 2 limits of eaters...no 12 inchers...but nice. I was in 28 ft. coming out of 35. Minnows on plain hooks, jigs, spoons...didn't seem to matter that day. Good Luck.

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B mac

I'm going to give it another shot today. This cold front will likely have a major impact on the bite, but it's still worth a shot. I'll post my results tomorrow.

Thanks for all the good reports and tips.

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B mac

Despite the extremely cold and windy conditions, we had lots of action yesterday. Small perch were pretty consistent all day....probably caught 20-30 on minnows and wax worms...no keepers, though. Walleyes started around 4-4:30 and were reasonably steady until 6. We caught seven and missed 3-5 more. Again no keepers...all walleyes were 10-12 inches.

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