Winter fishing question
Ice fishing holds little attraction for me but perch hold huge attraction...that leaves me conflicted. Several times in winter the wind/sun combo keeps part of a lake ice free. I fond intend to stand on anything but what I know to be ground, no desire to become a hypothermic Popsicle. In the cold of winter can I have any success shore fishing when the water has opened up? Will the fish just be under the frozen part?