We have had one of the mildest winters I have ever seen.  Warm and sunny with more days than usual without wind lately.  I have the best face tan!  Good fishing weather.  Starting mid January the season opens for perch, where we use a smaller net and head out to the middle of the lake where the huge schools of fish move around.  We have many theories on what drives these fish but the only good sign I know is when the fish are in our nets.  These fish are kicking fresh when we take them to town where they are packed in ice and wisked away to Winnipeg and then to the world!  Mostly the eastern seaboard.  As always I have seen some awesome sights here are some pictures.

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I LOVE GOLD!!!

 

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This perch season we have come home many times with a big load of fish!

 

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Everyone always asks the question, "how do you get the net from one hole to another?" The Jigger goes under the ice and takes a line out and we must find it, drill a hole, and pull the net to you. The ice is very clear and strong this year. There is at least 24 inches of ice on top of that Jigger.

 

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The ice crack. it is a bad one this year. Fortunately we have a place near shore where it splits and we have a safe crossing every day!

 

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Although not every day is a sunny one. This day you almost lose the Bombardier from 85 yards away.