We have had a very easy winter in the North.  We have had some cold weather  but we have also had some warm weather every once in awhile.  The snowfall is also light this year!  We went from the coldest, dirtiest winter in 150 years to an enjoyable one.  We can still get a ton of snow in February and March but right now it won’t take much for spring to walk through the door.

My brother and I are perch fishing now out on Lake Manitoba.  After a few poor seasons, this year we have actually found some good fishing.  We are working long days but we don’t mind, work has been bred into us.  This week we sent over 1500 pounds of fresh caught perch to market!  That is a lot of fish.

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The 1954 Bombardier cannot be replaced. My brother Jamie has made many modifications to the old girl including a hydraulic ice auger which is large enough to fit the Jigger down the hole for setting nets through 3.5 feet of ice.

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The perch are big this year.

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The winter has been pleasant but there is usually a wind.

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Dustee loves it out on the lake. Although we never see anyone, she is always on the lookout.

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This is a Goldeye. We only catch one or 2 a year. They taste awesome and this toothy tongued fish is headed to the smoker in the spring!

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Once the time starts to come back it moves fast! A month ago it was dark at 4:30 and now the sun is up until after 5:30. 3 months and we will be back in the air!!!