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pumper317

febuary perch jerkin'

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pumper317

Hello all,

I want some information for a fishing trip i am planning right now. I am heading up to the big pond at the end of febuary. It will be 9 of us if all show up, but not a garuntee. We are looking to catch some deep water perch, but any suggestions on that would be great. I was up there last weekend and due to this big forage of bait, we only kept 4 perch. The biggest one was full of larva of stonefly looking things.

Ok so the big question is...

The permanant rental houses up there are always hit and miss... they seem to not be able to put people over fish consistantly as far as i have seen in past trips to permanents overnight. We are looking to catch a lot of eelpout overnight. Does anyone know of any houses that are time and time better than the others? i know that pout tend to bite more this time of year due to their peak spawning is at this time, but are there any places better than the others?

Price isnt really an issue, but it is always nice to keep it under a small fortune, afterall its just one night... right?

Any input would be very much appreciated, thanks again to all...

And as always, good fishing to all

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Willy

Haha, you are after em eh?

Chum em up with lots of smashed minnows. They will find you.

By the way, if you really want lots of pout, I would pick a different lake. There are plenty in Mille lacs, but not like there used to be. Leech or Winnie would probably get you more of those slimy things.

As far as perch go, I usually like to fish the mud transitions off of whatever structure you are fishing. Find the bottom of the break and follow it till you find mud bottom and you should find some. Also, off the edges of mud flats is a good place to find some.

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pumper317

Thanks willy,

I would go up to winnie or leech, i grew up in grand rapids so i have fished them a lot. But for one night it is a little too far of a jont. I will try the smashed minnow thing, maybe that will work a little better. I was up there last weekend and we got one 15 incher, smallest pout i have ever seen!

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wingnut38

smashing minnows and chumming is illegal in minnesota. don't ask me why. i'm sure a lot of people get away with it as i don't think the dnr is out looking for chummers. plus it would be pretty hard to prove. just thought i would give you a heads up though. have fun.

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Team Otter

pumper317,

I can help get you headed in the right direction for a February "perch [PoorWordUsage]".

Send me an e-mail when you have a chance.

info@tightlinesguiding.com

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AceintheHole

Thats the dumbest rule i have ever head of

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pumper317

i would agree to that rule being stupid, but i will remember to follow that... i guess fishing the old fashioned way will have to do the trick... Darn. Thanks for the heads up.

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dirtyd

...BUMP!

I will be in Pumper's party in late February...would like more information on structure and baits while targeting those perch.

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