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Lenny40

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Fished here Sat for 2 hours and left... Could see the perch on the camera but couldn't get them to bite hope someone else had better luck then me.

Lenny

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We caught some nicer fish but yes, it was a tough bite. Seems the euro larvae was the ticket to catching a few more. Tried the jigs with minnow heads but it was a tough bite.

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From what i've heard its been a really slow year on mille lacs. Any reason? Bad year classes? too much pressure?

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Anybody have any luck with gulp in place of the real thing. Harvey when you say euro larva do you mean just maggots and are you using the colored larva??

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didn't think of trying that??? It was just nice to get out fishing... Hopefully we get some warmer weater soon and the perch start picking up. Good luck

Lenny

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Tony Roach was using red maggots/euro-larva for the big perch. He also liked the new smaller red gulp waxies. It was a tough bite but if you moved around you caught them. Lee Harvey and I were out of Appledoorn's.

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I used the gulp alive this fall and did just as good if not better then live bait. Great product

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Rick, If I ran into you out there........I know Im in the right spot. LOL

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Tony Roach was using red maggots/euro-larva for the big perch. He also liked the new smaller red gulp waxies

yeah, like you know. hahahaha

I was using 6 inch chubs, and also like larger willow cats.

Those 2 lb perch ate those right up.

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fished out of hunters friday morning from about 7am to about noon and caught about 5 tiny perch. saw a million tiny ones on the camera but they didnt want anything to do with my bait. used red waxies on a genz worm to catch the perch.

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