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Kyle Sandberg

Perch?

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Kyle Sandberg

Even though I'm gonna be headed up to LOTW to target walleyes, I wonder if there have been any reports of perch coming out yet? I'd love to get into some of these to change things up.

Also, what are the colors right know they're prefering. Thanks for all your help.

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bturck

Kdawg: We had several nice perch in January when we were there. I've had my best luck on numbers of perch from late Feb to late March. they will hit on your standard walleye, sauger lures. We also had a couple of whitefish as well. Awfully good smoked. Good luck and hang on . Bill

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mnhunter 3815

out at 12 mile and sportsmen they been catching some perch.

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Windy

Last Saturday the Perch bite was real good. We ended up keeping 20 perch between 11" and 13". To be honest it didn't really matter what lure we had on, they attacked it. If I had to pick one lure though, it would be the Glow/Gold Stop Sign. That seemed to be about the best for us.

Jason

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fiskyknut

Kdawg, Perch had been biting way good on the W side for me using 1/16 oz Frostee spoon in the gold back FT/perchy color with a smallish fathead, and an AEjr the same color with Shiner head. Monday tougher but the past 3 weeks had been good for #'s, other trips I'd pulled 14 and 16 count myself and I only keep em at 10 inches and up.

I saw you asked a ? of me on another thread and that is kind of an STS thing, so I will email you a tsp. full in the next day or two...K? Was'nt blowing you off eh! No rocks involved!

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Kyle Sandberg

 Originally Posted By: fiskyknut
Kdawg,

I saw you asked a ? of me on another thread and that is kind of an STS thing, so I will email you a tsp. full in the next day or two...K? Was'nt blowing you off eh! No rocks involved!

I don't remember myself asking a question? Whats a STS and tsp. full?

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Bigfife

My Uncle has a house set up near 12 mile. We caught a bunch of perch in early January and the group last weekend did too. I also caught a half dozen whitefish too. My buddy's caught most of their perch on gold Chubby Darters and I got most of mine on a fathead under a bobber. The walleyes have been slow in our area so its nice to have some perch filling in.

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north red river

I caught 9 really nice perch today out at buffalo point.

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the buck

Hey Fiskyknut, I'm thinking about heading up the 3rd week in March and staying at the "bend". If I want to target a bunch of Perch rather then the typical Walleye & Saugers, do the resorts cater to that or is it just typical that the perch are in the same area as the walleyes /Saugers?

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