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Good Panfish Ice-fishing Action in Small Buffalo Harbor & Wilson Harbor, NY.

Posted on December 31st, 2013

 

Small 1/16 oz jigs tipped with an artificial or real grub works great for jumbo perch.
Small 1/16 oz jigs tipped with an artificial or real grub works great for jumbo perch.

Greg Stanley reports. Matt Wilson of North Tonawanda confirms 5-6 inches of ice in Small Buffalo Boat Harbor, NY.

 

Chunky perch like the large female Matt is holding up are "bonus" fish for the fry pan.
Chunky perch like the large female Matt is holding up are “bonus” fish for the fry pan.

He caught over 150 perch averaging 8-12 inches using a chartreuse Tear Drop Ice Jig tipped with soft plastic Trout Magnets, or same jig tipped with emeralds shiners.

 

Good size panfish like bluegill, sunfish and perch make for excellent ice fishing action and taste great.
Good size panfish like bluegill, sunfish and perch make for excellent ice fishing action and taste great.

Fishermen are also reporting 5 inches of ice from Wilson,NY. Wilson Harbor is producing good catches of Blue Gill and Perch using same Tear Drop Jig tipped with Wax Worms.

 

Perch are schooling fish and once you locate them through the ice you can usually catch a bunch before the school moves-on.
Perch are schooling fish and once you locate them through the ice you can usually catch a bunch before the school moves-on.

If you would like more info on some of the best ice fishing in Upper NY, or you need to pick up some bait and ice fishing tackle, you can contact Jamie at, All in the Same Boat, 2911 South Main Street, Newfane, NY 14108,716-638-4158, ASBTackle@Gmail.com .

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