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02/04/06 Red Door Perch Bite


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Took the girlfriend and kids out of Red Door today and rented one of their houses for the day. Started just after 8am with a really slow bite, a nibble here and there with a couple of little fish caught. Then right around a quarter past 10am the bigger fish moved through and started biting like crazy! Picked up 9 fat perch between 10-12.5 inches within the next 45 minutes with the kids losing a few on the way up. After that the little guys starting biting again, and right around noon everything got pretty quiet. From then until 5pm it was just a fish here and a fish there. Left the lake with 12 perch with the smallest being 10 inches long and the biggest being 12.5 inches long plus picked up a DNR-tagged, 30-inch northern.

We were set up in 25 FOW and used eurolarvae, waxies, crappie minnows, and fatheads on jigs, jigging spoons, and plain hooks. The fatheads on a jig or a plain hook worked the best for the bigger fish. The eurolarvae on the jigs or spoons only seemed to attract the smaller fish.

Not the greatest report in the world, but everyone caught fish and had a swell time and besides, we'll be enjoying a nice perch-fry tomorrow night laugh.gif


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I think it's a dam good report! We were up there today also, we went out of Hunters and had to work like crazy to bring home some fish. The biggest was over 13 inches and we had 5-6 others that were just a little smaller and then some 10 inchers.

I fished outside most of the day, hole hopping and that wind and cold was bitter! We found them deep. One walleye,

tough bite but we all had a good time and if tomorrow wasn't SBS, we would probably go back up!

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Nice job guy's sounds like Manny stayed a little warmer.

Manny we have to get out soon maybe open water...last time was to short... frown.gif

Later Pier

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