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PiKeGuY101

Know of any good Metro Perch lakes???

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PiKeGuY101

I was looking for a good perch lake in the west or south Metro, need some where to go other than making the drive to Mille Lacs... Any ideas? (not looking for a honey hole or anything just some where to start looking!)

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PerchJerker

I don't target perch around the metro very often and haven't found big ones with any consistency. Independence has been the best for me, and I catch lots of small ones on Waconia. If I had any better suggestions I'd let you know. Good luck.

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bgreen82

i agree. you arent going to find too many lakes in the metro with a consistent large perch bite.

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gotcatfish

If you find them on prior they tend to be pretty nice size. Not a huge population by any means but there are some big perch in Prior. I would start on upper prior, maybe Martinson's island area??

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walleyeJoe

ive gotten into big perch a few times on spring lake ice fishing on the fronts side of hunters point.... nice deep hole out there about 30 feet.

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hondavxr

If you want just numbers go to Calhoun. You could catch them all day but they are only 5-6 inches.

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PiKeGuY101

Hey thanks guys that will at least give me a starting point - I am going to try and hit Prior this coming Sunday. I've lived in MN for 5 years and always say I going to try it and never have - I think its time! How are the eyes out there?

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lekanoff

Martinson Island is in Lower Prior Lake, Upper Prior is the south end by Spring Lake. It's a common mistake but the perch are still there.

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