The perch coloured Salmo "Chubby Darter" was a lucky lure for me this weekend as I managed to catch a few perch, two lake trout and a nice northern within site of the lodge. All the activity was in 6 to 8 feet of water at the secret perch hole. Apparently some of the bigger fish find the perch a tasty snack. The larger of the two trout shown here was about 8 pounds (released) and the smaller probably 5 pounds. I've had luck with this lure in the past and it is a great vertical jigging lure, winter or summer.
By the way, the gulls have returned to Gull Rock........a sure sign that Spring can't be too far away. Unfortunately the 3 feet of ice I had to auger through says otherwise.