There are days they really smack it and other days they need some coaxing.
Perch have been caught, but it seems like establishing a consistent pattern is a bit tricky. The bite should get better as we are exploring more water weekly.
Pike seem to be all over, especially in the shallower back bays. There are a lot inthe 3-5 pound range. Tip ups or angling with buck shots has produced best results.
Ice conditions are pretty good, but caution should be used. We still recommend not driving vehicles as there are places that have varied ice thickness. Also, it is not a good idea to drive over ridges.
Good luck to all!!