We finally made it out on Lake Erie and thanks to some friends, Seth and Jim, we had a blast! We hooked and lost three fish early and then had nothing happening for a couple of hours. We made a big move (about a 9 mile poke) and ended up on a pile of fish.
We ended up with 7, including a 10 lb fish (CPR'ed). I also lost 5. All fish were caught on spoons. Hot spoons were small. My two best were a Williams Worbler (1.5" thin metal hammered spoon - gold) and a 3" thin metal spoon - similar to a walleye trolling spoon - copper and perch patterned. We just played around with color and size. All spoons were tipped with a minnow head. 20+" of ice and tons of guys out. Beautiful day - hope to be able to get over there again sometime during this ice season!
Impressed again with Okuma's Helios spinning reel - super smooth drag helped Cam land the monster! Also - loved the feel of both the 4 and 8lb test Gamma Flourocarbon Edge line for jigging.