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03 February 2016 - 03:59 PM(and ears hair fly tipped with a waxworm.)
When you said this did you mean a hare's ear fly like the one used by trout fisherman? Would make a nice little larva/wiggler type offering. Used to tip them with wigglers for steelhead and hooked a number of fish that way. Nice fish you got.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. I did not tip the ears hair fly with anything. I don't fly fish much but when I do I like to use the fly to catch bluegills with.
03 February 2016 - 03:56 PMI would think that the spillway should be open. When I checked it after the cold spell there was only 2" of ice. Since then for about a week the day time temps have been above freezing. Plus with all the rain we got last night it should be flowing pretty good.
02 February 2016 - 11:39 PMIn my 50 years fishing the lake st. clair system. Growing up on the bay, the lake for my front yard, and a canal for the back. Caught a lot of fish and had some great adventures. Fishing has been more than a hobby, it is my passion. I like to chase perch and walleye. I've managed to catch 3- 17 inch perch. My biggest walleye 35, and I threw it back. For me it's about being there, having fun, taking home a meal. FACT what I know about perch! Perch spawn the middle of april to early may. 44 to 54 is the ideal tempt b. females can have 2 to 90 thousand eggs. ave. about 23 thousand. there eggs are undesirable to most other species. Some schools don't migrate much. In and out, feeding. Studies have found that some travel at least 25 miles, migrating. ultimate size depends on population density. Crowded conditions result in stunted growth. Controlled harvest can benefit with larger fish in they ba future. The DNR recommends to keep smaller fish for the biological system to be healthy. A 2 to 3 year old male is about 7 to 8 inches. A 3 to 4 year female is about 9 to 10. This is when they become mature, the breeders. 4 to 5 million pounds of perch are legally harvested annually by commercial fishing, in lake huron and erie. The seafood section and the local fish market, they always have jumbos! There,s bigger fish out there. It takes knowledge, accessibility, dedication and a little luck. Besides, a 6 or 7 is just as tasty, as a manly 10 or 12 incher! GOOD LUCK !
Thanks for the info , this is only my second year of ice fishing is there any specific lure or bait or away of jigging to attract bigger perch . Because it seems like all I am getting is smaller fish 6-7- maybe 8 inch at its best ? Thanks for any extra info you can provide .
Jigging rapalas and beaded spoons work well for me to bring in fish. With spoons I'll go as big as 3" so that the perch can see the flash from a distance. If I'm not bringing any fish in after a few minutes then I'll try bouncing it off the bottom to create a small dust cloud. If nothing then time to move. If all you are seeing is the smaller class of perch then move to find the bigger ones. The few times that I have found bigger perch they are normally schooled up together.
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