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Wannabee Yellow Perch Anglers

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Wannabee Yellow Perch Anglers

For the anglers at the southern most point of the Yellow Perch range who want to increase their catches.

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Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on October 5, 2021 at 1:35pm

Thanks Greg……back in the 80s I was moved to South Carolina with the Navy and I was introduced to the large shellcrackers in the Santee Cooper lakes, the gentleman that gave me my indoctrination would use an entire Canadian Night Crawler and split shot combination….the big Redears would stay in the grass beds trying to avoid the huge catfish population so he would drop the worm in the grass beds and it would start snaking before it would get hammered by a Redear……I remember getting 12 crawlers for a dollar now it”s five or more in most places today…..continued success with your fish and pond….

Comment by Greg Easley on October 5, 2021 at 7:24am

An inch-long piece of nightcrawler on a #1 Owner light-wire circle hook, split shot about 18" up the line, toss it out and let it sink to the bottom, then just drag/hop it back nice and slow.  I pinch the barb down so I can turn them loose with minimal damage.

I've also had good results using the Trout Magnet jigs/bodies.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on October 4, 2021 at 4:12pm

Very nice Greg…..what’s your favorite way to catch them in your pond? Thanks 

Comment by Greg Easley on October 4, 2021 at 12:41pm

So far my experiment is going well.  Caught these a couple days ago.  The fish in the 2nd pic would have been hatched in my pond in the spring of '20.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 26, 2021 at 11:41am

That's great news Greg......love to catch those fat perch!

Comment by Greg Easley on March 23, 2021 at 7:53am

So far, so good.  The YP that were hatched in the pond last spring are ranging 4"-5", and are nice and plump.  I caught this little toad a couple days ago on a piece of nightcrawler.  From the looks of her belly, the spawn is eminent, and ought to be a good one.

Comment by Greg Easley on December 29, 2020 at 2:15pm

My place is just a couple miles south of I-70 in the middle of Missouri.  I'm probably nuts for trying it, but if it works out I will have a fishing hole in my front yard that is quite unusual for this part of the country.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on December 29, 2020 at 1:37pm

Very cool Greg!  I hope your perch do well this year along with your crackers and Hybrids.I hope you check in with us and let us know how they do.  I know member Dick Tabbert has grown some nice perch in his Ohio pond.......Good luck.....

Comment by Greg Easley on December 29, 2020 at 7:07am

Thank you, Sir.

I renovated an old pond on my property a couple years back.  Stocked shellcrackers summer of '19, yellow perch fall of '19, then added smallmouth and hybrid striped bass this fall.  Until I stocked them I'd never even seen a yellow perch.  I sampled some yoy back in August, which is a good sign that conditions in the pond are suitable for them.

I haven't really fished for them yet, but I have caught a few while tormenting the shellcrackers.  I'm looking forward to spring and seeing if I can catch a few of them.  The advanced stockers that went in should be plenty big for the skillet by then.

This is the first one that I caught out of the pond.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on December 28, 2020 at 4:57pm

Welcome to the group Greg!

 

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