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!