For spring “JUMBO” fishing, my go-to bait is a jig. Now there are many different types of jigs that you can throw for these “JUMBO’s”! If I find them shallow (less than 12 FOW), I like a 1/16 or 1/8 oz. Guru Panfish jighead rigged with either a Grumpy Baits Mini Minn-Fin or a Z-Man 2” GrubZ. Colours can range from natural ones like Emerald Shiner or
To catch them, it's as simple as lure them over, offer something that's delicious and catch them. Luring them over can be done with a spoon or something that's going to displace water or make noise. As our Top 5 Perch Ice Fishing Baits article and David Chong video below has mentioned a few of these...
Over the last few years, I've put together 5 of the lures/baits that have always performed for me, I'm sure they'll perform for you too!
After a filling lunch we all went back to our huts. speaking with the guys, it seemed like being in the trough at least had fish, anyone up top was getting skunked.
Kelsey was the first to bring in something of size, she had back to back fish that were bigger than ours.