It's 50 degrees, pouring down rain, and the ice is on the way to being unsafe as I'm typing this. I'm not even going to pretend that I'm happy about it. I had big dreams for March ice fishing, but unless things hold up north those thoughts are fading fast. The good news is we aren't far from getting the boats out. But before we get to any of that, I've got to wrap up what went down on the hardwater.
This year was nothing short of amazing for the perch fishery on Muskegon Lake. There are some strong year classes of Lake Michigan fish that are driving this fishery. There are so many of them it can be challenging at times. There have been so many instances of catching good ones on every drop that the thought of moving if things aren't absolutely perfect is always on my mind. We like to call it "getting greedy", sometimes it pays off sometimes it does not. But the numbers of fish on the Humminbird was just crazy. I think we have a few great years ahead of us.