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Ice fishing cures cabin fever

Spent the weekend on Blue Mesa with the wife. Had a great time catching over 50 perch and 6 trout. Perch were decent size and sure are good eating. Trout ran 12-16 inches and were a lot of fun to bring thru the hole

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That's a nice change of pace,

That's a nice change of pace, that is unless the fish are bitting fast. 

I don't know if you have seen it or how you take care of the yellow perch but here is a video of a neat way to clean them. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pjTlFwQb7D0

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I do the old fashion filet

I do the old fashion filet but did watch that video and that is pretty cool and might even give it a try.

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When I first saw that video I

When I first saw that video I was tempted to head to Rifle Gap and do some perch fishing but never did.  It looks like it would be slick once you did it a couple of times.

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I know lots of guys back home

I know lots of guys back home in Vermont that sell the yellow perch by the bucketload.  They get a decent price per pound too, good eating!

Nice catch!

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Thanks and yes they are good

Thanks and yes they are good eating. Headed back out this coming weekend for the last ice trip of the year. We will still have good ice for another month or so however all our weekends are now booked thru June. Looking forward to open water and have several weekends booked for that.

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