A Case to Stay in Place
Staying in place is an overlooked strategy that can pay big dividends as one of the best options for icing the biggest fish of the year. Now, before the run-and-gun crowd starts sneering and guffawing at this suggestion, hit the kill button on your auger long enough so you can listen for a moment and open your mind to the possibilities staying in one spot can provide.
I agree that scrambling all over the lake and covering a lot of territory, particularly for perch, is indeed the best route much of the time. That being said, I also relish a little down time come evening in order to put some oversized, mature walleyes on the topside of the ice. In addition, if you desire some portly pike, much of what I am about to relay holds equally true, but pike can be more of a late-afternoon thing.