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leech~~
12 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

 

 

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Yep that's a nice big Perch. Knew you would find a spot for that to go! :lol:

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eyeguy 54

Fun day today fishing with Rick G and Jim Uran. Caught a lot of fish and we kept some nice ones for the tummy :)  Rick got biggest at 12 3/8.  And we got into some neat looking party crappies also. LOL  @Rick G  @Jim Uran   Hopped in the shower as soon as I got home to warm my wet arse up. Sleet and snowy day. Enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir right now and fish fry time Thursday night. THX for the maple syrup Jim ! !  

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eyeguy 54

still some nice fish biting up on cass. fished in about 15 FOW. yellow eyed black and silver fatboy with a black wishbone worked dandy today. was a slow afternoon but when they came thru it was a blast. 

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Tom Sawyer
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:30 PM, eyeguy 54 said:

 

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Wonder why disease ran so rapid in Cass Lk, within such a short time frame. Really sad to see. Classic example of VHS.

 

 

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ANYFISH2

Really?  VHS?

 

I have seen similar infections, on rockbass in particular, since i was a kid.  On almost all bodies of water from BWCAW to the Mississippi.

 

I will have to look more into it but i dont believe that is VHS.

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5 hours ago, ANYFISH2 said:

Really?  VHS?

 

I have seen similar infections, on rockbass in particular, since i was a kid.  On almost all bodies of water from BWCAW to the Mississippi.

 

I will have to look more into it but i dont believe that is VHS.

Sure looks like it to me, along with with some sort of fungus. This disease is far from common; thank God for that. I fish several river systems both in the St. Cloud area, Brainerd, and also the Le Homme Dieu chain in Alexandria, which are similar to the Cass chain and have never encountered it on any rock bass. As a panfish angler, rock bass get caught frequently, so I think I would have seen it by now. Not saying it isn't present, just not common at all.

Very sad to see.....whatever it may be.

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eyeguy 54

perching is fun!  :) we found a good area last weekend. 

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This weekend saw me catching consistent nice perch--haven't found these in years! 

I was jigging at 10-12 feet in ~20 feet of water with a pink/white 1/16 marabou jig--wife was usng a slip bobber.  Catching them suspended anywhere from ~5-16 feet.

We were fishing in a small northern MN lake with a terrible fishing reputation:  Mucky bottom, steep dropoffs, stained (but clean) water, limited species in the lake (no bass, no crappies) and a partial winterkill event in 2018 but quite possibly the prettiest lake I know!  (Surrounded by hardwood and 2 docks on the whole lake, neither of which even has a boat!). 

 

(When I see winterkill in lakes I get interested since the remaining fish grow without competition and the perch are thriving!...--The lake is stocked with walleyes and the abundance of perch and bullhead forage means this lake could be a bit of a gem in another year or two...   DNR was actually scheduled to stock the lake with sunnies this year since they detected none on a winterkill survey in 2018, however we also landed 3 sunnies during the weekend--all over 8 inches and 1 just under 10.)

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leech~~

Nice!

Oddly I never seem to catch any nice Perch during open water.  Only Ice season?  🤔

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Rick G

Fun day and an unexpected find😉  

Buddy sent me a pic of them getting cooked already...lol, he didn't waste much time😊

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Had a good friend send me a report of some very nice perch being caught over on Big Stone. So, without really a game plan, four of us set out in search of some tasty perchies.

We hit the road at roughly 530am, headed SW... snow, and somewhat ice covered roads made for a little slower ride over to Ortonville😬 

We spent a good part of the morning set up in an area a couple of us had fished a few years ago. We had lots of activity,  pods of fish were coming through about every 10-15min... they weren't really biting very well though, and almost all were smaller. By noon I had 3 nice keepers and one over 12inches that I threw back.... my companions had pretty similar results. We opted to make a move versus grinding this spot out. This maybe turned out to be a bad choice...lol.

After spending roughly 3hours prospecting a few different areas, giving each spot about 20min, we ended up back in the first spot we tried😂 

We sorted through tons of 5-8 inch perch, picking up a jumbo for about every 15-20 smalls. Threw the whole dang tackle box at them... tried minnows, minnow parts, waxies and larve... and just about every plastic bait ever made to try and focus more on the larger fish.  Cant really say any one bait worked better than another. It was just one of those days...lol. 

For my efforts, I brought home 12 good ones beteen 10-11.5. As a group we got about 35-40 keepers and threw back half a dozen biger ones. 

 

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IceHawk

Way to Grind Bud Looks Like the K-drill Army hit the ice full steam 😁 Some great table fare there!

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Rick G

Quite a few fat perch iced today, all released though... just didn't feel like cleaning up any this time around. 

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gimruis

darn, how big is that thing?  I saw a 16 inch perch once working for the DNR but for some reason that thing looks like its 20 inches long.

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ya its 16 inches a friend caught it recently so ist not mine but I thought I would show you guys 

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IceHawk

Looks like Cascade lake they grow some monsters in there. Some guys I know just got back from there had a couple 16 inchers themselves. Lake Gogebic has some jammers in it also. 

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eyeguy 54

Monster city!  Really a pretty fish. 

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IceHawk

Here some of those Cascade Perch easily exceed 2lbs plus cant even imagine 😲

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45 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Here some of those Cascade Perch easily exceed 2lbs plus cant even imagine 😲

 

Here's a pic from a good friend of mine who visited the land of tiger fish recently. 

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Yes, they are a totally different animal from what we chase locally. Bucket list destination ☺

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