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I moved here this fall from North Dakota, and usually spend my winters chasing jumbo perch around Devils Lake. Just wondering if anyone could tell me what lakes I could fish for bigger perch. Seems whatever lakes I've been to they are all small.

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dakota...you may have been spoiled a bit by those Devils Lake jumbos. Lake Henry, right in town used to be able to put up some nice ones, but last summers low O2 fishkill has hurt the fishery a bit. We did get a couple nice ones off Miltona last week. Some in the 10-11 inch range...but you'll be pestered by plenty of pesky puny perch to...(pardon the alliteration!)

Best bets may be to try Henry, on the north end in the morning...or the big lakes, Miltona, Ida or Carlos...try the deep water humps on LeHommeDieu too. Don't know if you'll smack any jumbos like Devils Lake, or the one pictured on the front page of this site...but you'll find some decent ones to keep you busy...

good luck...

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Thanks for the info, I've been wanting to try lake Miltona but just didn't know where to go.

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dakota...we've got a rental house on Miltona off the north access (sandy beach rd)...it's on a hump that tops out at about 17 feet...kind of between the flats...(check a map..you'll see it...) One of our employees sifted through some nice perch in that are of Miltona...a couple 10 inchers...

good luck in the jumbo perch quest!

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Havin' Fun

It's about a 40 minute drive, but Ottertail is a fantastic perch fishery. You will have to do some sorting, but I got a 14" last year and many in the 10-12 inch range. Last week we couldn't bring them in fast enough....although they were all about 8-9" with a few 10"ers. Jigging spoons and waxies on any hump.

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I would also reccomend Otter Tail, Anywhere you go you'll find perch. The key is to find the spots where the big to small ratio is best, but no matter where you go, you'll always get a few keepers. Last time I went out, 3 of us caught about 60 and kept 30 that were 9.5-11 inches. Plus when night hits, you will always get a few eyes, but not usually big ones. I'm not a expert, but try finding a steep breakline and drill until you find them

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