Just Pello and I…….I think some of the usuals just dont want it anymore.
Pello and I got on the ice around 11am; the recoil on the auger was giving us trouble. The new recoil was different than the original part that broke. We got it fixed and started fishing. We set up a few hundred yards off shore, but a little north. Poor choice….shallow and brackish water. I think we had less than 5 flags and only got 2 perch. 30 MPH winds didn’t help either.
We tried Chippawa again; it was like night and day from yesterday. Full sun, no wind, about 25 degrees out. Flags most of the day, perch city, the water was about 6 – 7 feet deep. We set up wayyy out, right next to the fist island. The water was crystal clear; I believe the island was Cedar Point State Park (edit-the island was 100% Manzanita Island, not Cedar)
I caught my biggest perch ever, over 14 inches. Pello got a pike entry and I got a pike entry on #6 right before we picked up. The weigh in was much better than last year, they are still a bit slow on announcements. The prizes were very good; the biggest fish was only 12 lbs. that took $500. Luck of the draw took $1000.
I filleted the perch and Lorie made an awesome Broiled Pineapple and Pepper
glazed perch dinner, it was the best perch I’ve ever had!
Broiled Pineapple and Pepper Glazed Perch