Best bite is early and late for eyes and the perch have been good all day.
The bite has been good at Devils Lake!
As far as the ice goes it is pretty good. Most areas are 8-12 inches thick. There are some places that we have not been to that I would say might have questionable ice. There were geese keeping some water open about a week ago so I WOULD NOT venture on that ice just yet (the area is east of Coxes flat on East Devils Lake.)
As far as presentation goes I’m not sure if it really matters. I think it is hard to beat a buckshot with a minnow head for eyes and the perch have been smacking them as well. Seems like you pound it off the bottom 4-5 times and bring it up a foot or two and they come up and hammer it. Fish with whatever lure you have the most confidence in! Some days more subtle is good and other days it is all about being aggressive, of late, aggressive is the key!
Good luck to all and have a Merry Christmas!!
Pulled from Lake-Link.
Courtesy of Bry’s Guide Service.