March started off with a major cold front, but then suddenly warmed up in a hurry. I took advantage and headed for Lake Champlain with "Pikeman" and "Largemouth". We couldn't have asked for better weather, the day started off at about 0, then warmed up about 7 or 8 degrees. Virtually no wind and plenty of sunshine made this one an "outdoors" trip. We didn't bother with the cabin, and had the car nearby just in case…

The place we went to was out of worms, luckily they still had minnows ranging from 1-3 inches. Although smaller than I would typically use, I had no choice but to stock up on them, as that was all they had. At $1 per dozen, I can't complain too much.

We set up 5 rods with bells and 10 tip ups, with a variety of rigs. The the shallower outer holes brought in most of the fish, the water was about 12' deep. We caught a dozen perch in the 6" to 8" range, and lost a few more trying to teach the kids how to get a good hookset when ice fishing. They had a great time, all I forgot was the sunscreen, we ended up with mild sunburn.

Fish Species: Perch
Bait Used: Live minnows
Tackle Used: Tips up, ice fishing rods
Method Used: Ice fishing
Water Depth: 12-15 feet
Water Temperature: 3 degrees
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed: 5 Km/H

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