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Jumbo Perch in the west metro lakes?


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Anyone be able to point me in the direction of a West metro lake that they've been hooking jumbo's in lately?

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I wish there was one. I grew up taking jumbos all winter. Every place I've fished seems to have nothing but bait stealers. I was out on Calhoun the other morning and caught a few dozen perch with many pushing keeper size at around 8". I suppose if a guy had a lot of patience and a sharp knife it might be worthwile.

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Yeah. They taste good huh. I suppose 8" isn't too small considering most of what you see is pinky finger length huh!? Haha.

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Not much round here for true jumbos, but 8"+ is pretty much a metro jumbo! I would say a lucky day on Waconia is your best bet for eatable perch, might only find dinks, but some days the bigger perch are around. Gotta go north or west a ways to find some true jumbos.

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I get batches of decent perch at times on Prior (8-10"), but I don't know where to fish them this time of year.

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I was out on Waconia once last year for the day with Geppy and Lubey and Lubey caught an 11" jumbo. thats the biggest ive seen in the metro

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I occasionally get into keeper size perch around here but it is really hit or miss and mostly miss. But every so often the lakes you think are loaded with 5 inchers will have a school of 8-10 inchers move in and you can get 30 minutes of action on decent sized fish. Then they disappear again.

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