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Piscatorial Pursuit of Perch

A place to share seasonal Yellow Perch and White Perch Tecniques to increase catches.

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Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2022

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Historical Perch Literature 8 Replies

The world record yellow perch (18 in., 4 lb. 3 oz.) was caught in 1865 from New Jersey, and is the longest standing record for freshwater fish in…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Feb 28, 2020.

Ice Out Creek fishing for Perch 4 Replies

Waiting for a warm rain to get the Perch moving up the creek between two lakes .3/30 at@ 11:15 temp is only 44 degreesWHITE PERCH: "Fish eggs apparently are an important component of the diet of…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Apr 24, 2017.

White Perch 7 Replies

 Found a good way to catch White Perch the other day .The 1/8th oz.Blue Fox Flash spoon or…Continue

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Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Nov 21, 2016.

Seasonal Perch prospects 19 Replies

Perca Flavescens, Yellow Perch ,named for the yellowish coloring they display .But one can think of them as Flavor -scens ,because they are a great tasting panfish. These striking looking fish,…Continue

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Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Feb 14, 2014.

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Comment by John Sheehan on November 13, 2022 at 2:07pm
Comment by John Sheehan on November 11, 2022 at 11:03am

Looking out for a Fall shallow Perch Bite. Would like to find a bunch and keep a few for the Pan.  Got one on the bottom Marabou Jig of a Tandem setup today .    Early to mid fall is a great  time for tandem swim jig rigs, and if the fish are bunching up and the bites hot this may be a quicker way to fill the stringer than the very effective slip float approach. One way to work a tandem rig is the slow steady swim with perhaps a few twitches of the rod tip now and again. A second alternative, at times preferred by the fish, is more of a drop, lift, drop, drag bottom retrieve, the way you might work a single jig or spoon. I prefer to work a single jig when fishing on or right near bottom unless there's not much danger of frequent hang ups.  

Comment by John Sheehan on October 31, 2022 at 6:22am

WT was 58 degrees; only one Perch but several Pickerel , many Crappie a small Bass and two big Bullheads on live and dead shiners.

Comment by John Sheehan on October 4, 2022 at 12:57pm

Three aggressive Perch hit this #5 Spinner! 

Comment by John Sheehan on December 31, 2021 at 11:49am

A few Tiny Cannibals on the last day of the year on a split shotted P5 Rapala. Very slow and steady retrieve from shore. Two medium small shot about 12 " above Lure. 

 

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on October 7, 2021 at 1:50pm

Thanks, I personally love the period between 70 to 60 in the Fall as well as Spring 60 to 70…..

Comment by John Sheehan on October 7, 2021 at 9:40am

YES! We got 67 degrees this past Tuesday Jeff .The outing looked perfect with overcast skies but we didn't do well .All small fish ;Pickerel,Bass,Bluegill,a Pseed.One decent 10.5 'Perch which I kept in livewell but released at the end of the day because I didn't catch another .Hit a #4 Mepps Spinner !LOL

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on October 6, 2021 at 12:11pm

These are beautiful perch John…..congrats on your outing…..are your water temps coming down some now that October is here…..

Comment by John Sheehan on October 6, 2021 at 7:34am

12,3/4" on Spoon, 13"on Squirreltail Jig with crawler piece .Got a 10.5" on a size 4 spinner yesterday .Amazing how aggressive they can be sometimes ! 

Comment by John Sheehan on October 6, 2021 at 7:30am

12,3/4"

 

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