I got into a number of hammer handles today, but nothing was of quality was biting post cold front. Even the perch were fairly inactive. Tomorrow things should be a little better, and better yet on Friday.
Yes, there is that approach, especially if you're trolling a 7cm original rapala for perch or bass with UL gear. They will all break off, and maybe trash your tackle, granted.Go fishing, have your heart set on catching anything BUT pike, they will crash the party!