Went out for perch and pike Sunday morning. Tried locating the perch for about a 2hrs in the morning and couldn't find one...then headed over to the marsh in search of pike...Thought I had found them..but it turns out they were all carp! Ended up snagging two big carp by accident....so headed back to look for the perch....and found them! Ended up keeping 12 over 9" and two were 12.5"...Threw back probably 50+ fish (alot of 8"). Water temp went up 3 degrees between the morning and the afternoon...perhaps that is why the bite was so hot later in the day! Minnows with bobbers worked great...When I ran out of minnows I switched to worms with the same success rate!