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Shrinp or waxworms?

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Just wondering who having their best luck on what for perch? Shrimp or waxworms

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We were out last weekend and the perch were hitting on the waxworms pretty good. Too bad they were all 3" long! Couldn't even get them to look at the shrimp.....

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used waxies and shrimp last weekend. caught some nice jumbos on waxies and nothing on shrimp.

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we tried both last weekend had the best luck with waxies, although whenw e filleted some of the perch their stomachs were full of shrimp

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so can anyone tell me where can you buy these shrimp?

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We used mainly euro larve in red on Rattlin Varmits and Go-devils. The larvae was much better than minnow heads.

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I am going to try some plastics tomorrow(Fri) for some perch. Never tried it before. Anyone ever try plastics for perch? I won't give it to long, then I will switch to larvae or minnow heads.

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Where is the best place to buy shrimp? I will becoming up on 35E and will turn on HWY95 to HWY 65N. any help will be appreciated.

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I just got home from the pond, stayed at Dickie's and what a hole that was. First and last timer there. Anyway, I tried shrimp and waxies, and shiners and rainbows. Heads, different colors, glows, you name it and couldn't buy a bite. They would come up and look at it and that was it. Tried more aggressive, less aggressive and went smaller and still nothing. All I can say is have plenty of beer, the cards, and good friends to [PoorWordUsage] with cuz it may be slow.

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Last time iwent up they had shrimp at the bait store in malmo. I am heading up to the pond in about a half hour. I will be starting in the reddoor area.

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      So it was a legit test then. Yum maple syrup nothing better! Stay safe if you venture out. Things are getting sketchy.
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