Had the chance to fish Grand Traverse Bay this past weekend for perch and had a blast! Between three guys we caught a bucketful of fish. Walked a long way, drilled a ton of holes, and finally found fish. As a good fishing mentor friend always says: catching them isn't hard, it's finding them. The Strikemaster/Milwaukee Drill performed flawlessly. Probably drilled 50+ holes to find fish.
Key to catching them was spoons. My go to was the VMC Tingler (1/16 and 1/8 oz). Tipped with a minnow head.
The other bucket list location was another local area lake near Traverse City. We fished walleyes with tip ups and caught 6 eyes. Lots of perch devils messed with our minnows. We tended out tip ups constantly and we still had a difficult time keeping minnows on our hooks.
Overall, it was a great day of fishing with some great guys!