Originally Posted by CourtneyLovesPerch
Ron described it pretty well...Jig up...Usually there is some wind...Keep a bow in your line as the lure falls and wait for the "tick"...That is all it is. Wash, rinse and repeat...Using mono you will miss a lot of these taps. Use the thinnest braid you feel comfortable with. Practice.
This morning was the first time in awhile where I could keep my rod tip high, jig up and keep a bow in my line. In other words, fish the way I'm supposed to. Most trips to the front of the lake, I've been faced with a NE blast and waves breaking on the wall and splashing me. On those days, I can't keep a bow going and nearly have to shove the rod tip downward into the lake to keep the wind from pulling my offerings out of the perch strike zone. That's no way to fish.
Regardless of conditions, just like last ice season, I've avoided the skunk every single time out.