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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

Tags: Perch, White

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 October 20, 2017 at 6:00am

Some Perch in the pan at a Lake Champlain Campground.

Comment by John Sheehan on October 20, 2017 at 5:58am

Got this 10.5" Yellow Perch and had to keep it as it swallowed my hand made spinner rig and I wanted to get it back intact .Small portion but tasted good with sweet peppers and onions. 

Comment by John Sheehan on July 30, 2017 at 7:33am

Several Whites hitting 3" baits

Comment by dick tabbert on July 24, 2017 at 12:46pm

John when I fished in N.C they were small biggest about 10" same when I moved back up north and fished Lake Erie caught lots of white perch around 10" or 11". I have never seen any bigger than that.

Comment by John Sheehan on July 24, 2017 at 11:46am

Dick , how big have you seen them ?I would say the biggest I've seen in my small 65 acre home lake is maybe 12inches. This one from  the same lake is a prize to me..

Comment by dick tabbert on July 24, 2017 at 8:30am

Decent size white perch there John.

Comment by John Sheehan on July 24, 2017 at 8:00am

It's a rarity I catch a 10.5" or bigger White Perch .This one slammed a 1" Minnow threaded on a #6 Aberdeen hook.

Comment by John Sheehan on July 20, 2017 at 5:19am

A 3" Bait for a 9" fish !

Comment by John Sheehan on June 6, 2017 at 1:50pm

Today;53 degrees in June ! and overcast ,Got 9 YP and 2 BG casting ST jigs from shore .I didn't catch until I abandoned the jiggled rod tip moderate retrieve and switched to a crawling steady retrieve .Hands were a bit cold  but fish were warm to the touch on release.

Comment by John Sheehan on June 6, 2017 at 1:34pm

So far these Squirrel Tail Jigs have caught 5 species in my home lake casting from shore  ;Yellow Perch White Perch , Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Crappie. The Yellow Perch are the the most numerous catches and will stalk a slow retrieve and take at your feet . 1/8 and 16th oz. pictured her but I am making up and catching on white headed 32nd oz. Jigs  as well.

 

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