Hard water fishing can be a bore and snore at times! Looking down an 8 inch hole can make watching paint dry look like the Super Bowl of entertainment. If you are bringing someone who has never ice fished before in their life you better be getting fish! It can be cold and windy so if there is no hot action from the fish to keep them warm, they are going to be turned off!
Don’t take them out for fish that take a long time to catch! The idea is to keep them catching and focused on the fish! Enter the almighty and powerful Perch! Perch fishing is the answer and lure to keep newbies having fun! Perch will bite just about anything and are all over the lake! From a foot to eighty feet of water, Perch can be caught! From minnows, to spoons, and even little tubes the options are endless for bait! I like to drop shot a minnow for them! I find I feel the bite a lot better on the drop shot as you feel the weight of the bite instead of the sinker!
The best part of Perch fishing is that there are so many Perch wanting to inhale your lure! Keep a few for yourself as they make for a tasty fish! Deep fried or pan fried coat them with a batter and you’re in Heaven!
Perch fishing will have the novice wanting to go out more and more! Once they become comfortable with hard water fishing, venture off and tackle some Lakers and Whities!! Hook them up with one of these brutes and they are hooked for life!!
‘Till next time: May your hook sets be Massive and your fish be Monsters!