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Well, besides the howling wind, we had a great time on the ice this afternoon/evening. We got out there about 3:30 (my dad and I) Had a few bites, a couple of little perch, lost a couple jigs to some fish we couldn't move off the bottom (I assume pike) Once my dad lost about 6 inches of line with it - bit clean through.

Then around 5:00, a few people started leaving (we were to the left of the launch) and decided to move over a little as thats where we had the most luck last weekend. Sure enough, just barely got our lines down and had bites. Ended up with 3 keeper walleye - largest 20", one pike 18" and a mess of perch the biggest one caught by yours truly - 12 1/2 inches!! Thought I was pulling up a walleye! All fish came out of aout 5 feet of water.

Great end to a season! Don't get me wrong, I will probably fish a few more times for some of those nice perch.

It's too bad the majority of the people left before the walleye and the big perch started biting. Most folks were fishing outside, as it was too windy for a portable, so they were probably ready to leave after a few hours of that wind - I know I was, but I stuck it out and it paid off!!

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Sounds like you had a great time out there yesterday, and just in time to keep the walleye! A 12 1/2" perch is pretty sweet!
How late did the bite last for you last night?

We've got some people who are going out there for perch fishing this morning, and I'm sure we'll make it out there in a few days...went to Red last night and didn't do well at all, should've stayed closer to home!

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Yeah, I was up at Red on Saturday and only got 3 crappie, but had a lot of fun with the walleye and perch - even caught a sheepshead. Not too much going - I think there was way too much commotion on that end of the lake that it chased the majority of the fish away. That was unbelievable!! It was actually hard to find a spot alone, and as soon as you got away from the crowd, 5 others would set up next to ya!

As for Blackduck, we left about a half hour after dark, were still getting bites, but my dad couldn't feel his hands, so we packed up. Caught 2 of those walleye after sundown aling with that big perch. So the big boys were starting to move in. Most of the perch we cleaned had little baby perch in them like an inch long. So they were definately in there feeding. I noticed a few holes drilled in to the reeds a ways, I wonder if people have been pulling them out of there too. It would make sense, but I drilled one and it was only 3-4 feet deep, so I didn't fish there very long.

The key was to keep hopping from hole to hole to get bites. I kept moving between our holes and some of the other folks that had left, and caught a lot more than my dad did fishing in his one hole. I finally talked him into trying another hole and wham, he had that 19" walleye. Made a believer out of him. I would suggest to anyone to drill a few holes around your area and keep moving. Jig it a couple times in each and then move.

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Well, gave it a shot late this afternoon and didn't do so hot..leftovers, not fresh fish for supper frown.gif (Figured since season is now closed this would be the day to get the big walleye that would have to be thrown back, but none to be had) Had some others who went out earlier this morning and they did very well perch fishing.

Yes, you do want more than a hole or two so that you can move around some. Have fished along the weedline and done well on the perch.

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