With the days getting longer, weather warming up and spring on the way, we have about 1 month left to the ice fishing season in Quebec.
I went out for the afternoon with a couple fishing buddies, attempting to target some big pike again. The fact that these waters don't too many big pike didn't deter me, I set up 8 lines with 6-8 inch frozen mackerels, and kept on jigging rod going all afternoon.
The spot we were fishing was more of a walleye area, but as we were using my friend's auger and he was targeting walleyes, we didn't have much of a choice. The idea of cutting 15 hles through over 2 feet of solid ice by hand didn't thrill me, so I had to fish deeper than I would have liked to.
We ended up cathcing a small pike, and a bunch of jumbo perch over most of the afternoon. All were realeased as the pike was too small, and I'm not much of a perch fan. As evening rolled in, my buddies tip ups started getting walleye hits. He ended up catching a few, gave me 2 of them in the 14-16 inch range to take home for supper (Thanks again H, the kids loved them).
With March on the way and pike moving even shallower, I hope to attempt them again once or twice before the end of the hardwater season.