February 23, 2008
I got out fishing for a bit over the last two days. You'd think with warm temps and stable barometric pressure (not to mention near a full moon) that the fishing would be pretty decent. Not quite. The perch are insane right now. They are everywhere you go, shallow, deep, it doesn't matter. No dice finding tullibee yesterday. I had one encounter on the flasher today and of course I was eating my lunch at the time. I easily burned through a tank of gas drilling holes and covering spots. I at least got into a decent bite of pumpkinseeds and crappies, but nothing like the size of the fish I caught a few weeks earlier. I can't complain about the weather, I didn't need my hat, I was down to a t-shirt and I even got sunburned. The bite should pick up in March. Looks like I'll take a breather from ice fishing for a while and hit the tying bench. Hopefully I'll be able to get one more snowmobile ride in before the season is over. Once we get some spring melt, and temps stay above freezing for a few days, I may head down to the Otter Tail for some early spring fishing. I can't wait.