Went out recently with the GF to get a catch and cook for perch tacos accomplished. My GF also had never caught a yellow perch or eaten one before this day either so I figured that would be exciting. The day was great, sun was shining and the wind was off and on but nothing too bad.
Swedish pimple green and loud 1/16oz jigs were the answer with mealies/waxies. We caught a handful of keepers and also a handful of tiny ones too.
Fun thing about this was Cheyenne (GF) landed a monster gill with a hand tied fly of hers that I feel imitates a wax worm. Toward the end of the fishing, she landed her first northern pike as well. She was ecstatic and didn't stop talking about it for days!! On top of that, she loved the perch tacos (who doesn't?)...My GF is falling in love with ice fishing, so that makes me a happy camper.
Hope you all enjoy the pics and video link below!! [log in for link]