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Jim Uran

How's the bite???

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Jim Uran

I've been getting into some crappies and some small sunfish around the South Twin area, I've been wanting to get out to some different waters and try for some perch. I'm not much of a perch fisherman and i was wondering if anyone had any tips on what to look for this time of year, depth, bait, etc. Thanks

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DEADhead

Leech, if you're gonna fish perch around here, first I'd look for a lake with good DO. so don't pick a lake that's prone to winterkill. That will hamper the bite significantly.

I'm not the biggest perch angler myself, but have had good success using jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads or waxies. I like using the angel eye jrs or my favorite all around jig, the JB lures rattling varmit. I've used genz worms, genz bugs, shrimpos, ratsos, etc., they all work good, but I like a heavy for it's size jig to get back down the hole quick. That's one of the reasons I like to use the rattling varmit; plus the glass rattle in the body helps attract perch. Try slamming your jig in the bottom to attract perch as well. The cloud of silt will perk their interest that somethings going on and they will come in to investigate. Sometimes if you let you jig sit on the bottom, they will inhale it. Try a bunch of different tactics to see what will be the most successful for the day.

I'd look for anything with a sandy bottom. The perch will be in there (and crappies too) rooting around in bottom looking for bloodworms (mayfly larvae). Most perch that I've caught around here were a day bite.

good luck!

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Jim Uran

Thanks Dead, Well I think I'll try that out this afternoon on Tulaby Lake, I caught some decent Perch out there this summer and fall and don't think it has much of a winterkill problem. I'll post some pics if I do any good.

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DEADhead

yeah there are some nice perch in tulaby. hopefully they won't be wormy. have fun

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fisherdog19

That's what I was going to suggest to you, Tulaby lake. Try 10-15 fow on the far end of the lake from the access, you should get into some. Rattling spoon for sure.

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Jim Uran

Well no fish to post as I didn't get out there, too much rain and sleet for this wimp. I'll see how the weather holds up tonight and try to get out there. Thanks for the tips though fellas

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DEADhead

hey leech you're not a wimp, it was pretty sloppy out yesterday. I don't blame you for not going out. Hopefully you'll find some nice jumbos tonight.

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