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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #30 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:19 PM »
Did u have to chase them ice fiend

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #31 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:40 PM »
$.40 per pound, I heard

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #32 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:42 PM »
Nice work Ice Fiend.
Same Q, they hanging out or moving?
I'd rather bring it and not need it, than need it and not bring it

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #33 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:00 PM »
Found a small school early on chased for a bit then found a moderately nice sized school sat on them till 11:30 then they moved again
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #34 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:19 PM »
$8.00 a bucket + or -
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #35 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:22 PM »
I have a hard time telling the difference in taste between white perch and yellow perch in the winter.  The yellows are better, but not by much.  Whites in the summer are not that great, though.  They get a fishier taste as the water warms.  At least that's been our experience with them.

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #36 on: Feb 22, 2018, 03:21 PM »
I have a hard time telling the difference in taste between white perch and yellow perch in the winter.  The yellows are better, but not by much.  Whites in the summer are not that great, though.  They get a fishier taste as the water warms.  At least that's been our experience with them.

Try shaving the grey fatty layer off the outside of your fillet (between the meat and the skin). I did this and it reduces the oil/fat that gives the strong taste.
I personally love eating White perch. One of my favorites, right up there with Walleye.
One of the reasons we put so many miles on this time of year to go to Champlain. I can stock my freezer with the fish my wife, kids and I like to eat.
...Saves the lives of many Smallmouth  ;D
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #37 on: Feb 22, 2018, 03:26 PM »
How close are u to winny?
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #38 on: Feb 22, 2018, 03:53 PM »
$8.00 a bucket + or -
for me it was 13.00 a bucket lol
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #39 on: Feb 22, 2018, 06:28 PM »
Ice fiend was on them good..thanks for the help..

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #40 on: Feb 22, 2018, 06:49 PM »
No problem man I do it for the fun always happy to help
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #41 on: Feb 23, 2018, 07:38 AM »
How close are u to winny?

Assuming this question was for me....
I am just south of White River Jct by 10 minutes (NH side)... So Winni is about an hour and a half. 2hrs to get to moultonborough bay.... Winni has Champlain beat in terms of the SIZE of the White perch, but numbers cant touch Champlain.
I would rather drive 2hrs west, than 2hrs east  ;D

I see you are in NEK. I grew up in Lyndon.  :thumbsup:
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #42 on: Feb 23, 2018, 02:00 PM »
Slow bite today very slow only got a half bucket
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #43 on: Feb 23, 2018, 02:22 PM »
Ice fiend after u left they came in a big school filled a bucket and then they left

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #44 on: Feb 23, 2018, 02:50 PM »
Typical.
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #45 on: Feb 23, 2018, 04:35 PM »
I plan on being there in the morning to try and chase the whites

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #46 on: Feb 23, 2018, 04:41 PM »
Iíll be there in the afternoon... hope I can get some meat for the freezer. Not sure if Iíll get another shot in St. Albans this year.

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #47 on: Feb 23, 2018, 06:52 PM »
I'll be there bright and early as well.

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #48 on: Feb 23, 2018, 07:41 PM »
Same here
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #49 on: Feb 24, 2018, 03:55 AM »
Leaving the house now- hope they are stacked and packed in the bay!!
Load it, Drive it, Park it
Bait it, Jig it, Hook it
Catch it, Clean it, Cook it
Simply put just get out/ and do it

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #50 on: Feb 24, 2018, 07:50 AM »
Thinking about bringing the kids out mid day. Wondering if anybody can tell me what the wind is doing?
Thanks

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #51 on: Feb 24, 2018, 12:30 PM »
Thinking about bringing the kids out mid day. Wondering if anybody can tell me what the wind is doing?
Thanks

Bit late, but the wind died down a bit since this morning. There is about 2-3" of water on top of the ice. Smaller schools are there moving around but you can fill a bucket. I managed half bucket and took off but could've kept going. Got two 14" pigs!

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #52 on: Feb 24, 2018, 06:02 PM »
Ended up with a pail and a half very tough day found em rightvoff butvthe pressure from so many people scared em off my only complaint was Iíd find the fish and start catching em some one would drill 5-6 feet away and scare the fish and Iíd have to go find em this happened 3-4 times
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #53 on: Feb 24, 2018, 06:28 PM »
Ice fiend Iím going Tuesday u going back this week

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #54 on: Feb 24, 2018, 06:41 PM »
I wish but no with schools on vaca I work 7-3 all week
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #55 on: Feb 25, 2018, 07:54 AM »
I also managed a 19.5" smallie which was a bit of a surprise. Nice to have two master angler fish down for the year

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #56 on: Feb 25, 2018, 07:58 AM »
Nice work. I got my 14Ē white yesterday and had a smallmouth that I didnít measure but was probably right around 19Ē. Unless they changed the rules you canít submit bass for MA that are out of season. Iíve tried before with both large and smallmouth from ice fishing.
 
I also managed a 19.5" smallie which was a bit of a surprise. Nice to have two master angler fish down for the year

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #57 on: Feb 25, 2018, 07:59 AM »
Nice! I caught a nearly 14 inch white yesterday making it my third MA of the year. Me and a couple buddies managed 4 buckets yesterday! So many pigs!
I also managed a 19.5" smallie which was a bit of a surprise. Nice to have two master angler fish down for the year
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #58 on: Feb 25, 2018, 08:03 AM »
Nice work. I got my 14Ē white yesterday and had a smallmouth that I didnít measure but was probably right around 19Ē. Unless they changed the rules you canít submit bass for MA that are out of season. Iíve tried before with both large and smallmouth from ice fishing.

Ah! That did not even cross my mind, that would make sense though. Well guess I am back to just the white perch from yesterday

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #59 on: Feb 25, 2018, 01:56 PM »
went road fishing this am...1 guy out between the barrel and and the point and 1 guy out by lazy lady. at Van Everest 6 or 8 people...  raining and blowing. was going to head out, but tomorrow sounds like a lot better day.   Retirement is a great thing  ;D

 



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