Today from 7am till 1pm, I fished small perch tournament on 6th line. Weather and ice were perfect. We marked fish everywhere from 6 to 50 feet of water. Any lure and bait worked. Most big perch were caught on shrimps on 22-26 fow. A few whitefish and herring were also caught on shallow water.
Hit Simcoe for the first time this winter on Saturday. Walked 100 meters out from the fountain in Barrie. Still lots of water on the ice and marked giant schools of smelt all day long in 35 fow. Perch had lockjaw & the only thing that worked consistantly was a hexi-fly tipped with a maggot. It works on herring too!