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User: baystateangler
Comment: These guys are everywhere around here. Even though they are usually small, a lot of the local ponds hold "jumbos" that can reach over a pound.
Date: 04/27/15 07:26 PM

User: jakefish
Comment: Use the first caught perch to make bait: Cut a long, triangular piece from the belly, thread it up a hook and fish it like a lure. Everytime I do this, I kill them - not that they are that hard to catch, anyway, but it works and it's fun.
Date: 10/24/12 06:35 PM

User: brazzy
Comment: In using live worms, keep the bait moving to avoid catching less desirable pan fish.
Date: 06/09/12 10:45 AM

User: shawn123
Comment: caught one on my bitsy pond minnow today, will post photo soon...
Date: 09/10/11 09:34 PM

User: timmeh
Comment: i usually catch these by casting in or near weeds
Date: 08/13/11 08:46 AM

User: shawn123
Comment: An effective way of catching this fish is to cast shallow line withe a live worm net to or into vegitation.
Date: 08/07/11 02:06 PM

User: stratos1966
Comment: This is a common food sorce of both the LM and SM bass. Find schools of Juvinile perch and the bass will be around them especially in summer.
Date: 07/20/11 11:17 AM

User: riverrat82
Comment: I have a couple good recipes I'll eventually put up for yellow perch.Can't wait to get a few of these on a line
Date: 07/04/11 08:12 AM

User: catfish_polak
Comment: great tasters!
Date: 04/10/11 07:43 PM

User: davetroy
Comment: Possibly the best tasting of all the panfish, yellow perch are a favorite for fish frys. They are generally yellow, to gold, to brown in color and most often lighter shades of these colors. Dark vertical bands decorate their sides. They average about a third of a pound and 6 inches long, many larger ones are often caught as well. They are often mis-named as perch, rock perch and many others. Their primary diet consists of minnows and other small fish, onsects and worms. Yellow perch prefer water temperatures from 66 to 70 degrees but remain active in temperatures outside this range. They are fun to catch on ultralight tackle and can be caught year round. They are a favorite of many ice fishing enthusiasts. Use worms, minnows, small jigs. spinners or cut bait.
Date: 05/19/10 09:35 PM

User: truckie45
Comment: This is one of my favortie fish to eat threw the ice. Such sweet meat. I love the coloring of this fish.
Date: 02/26/10 04:44 PM

User: brettinbrookline
Comment: These guys will chase almost any bass bait.I always catch them when I am after trout as well. I never set out to catch them I just do.
Date: 08/13/09 12:44 PM

User: napa
Comment: same here
Date: 08/12/09 01:51 PM

User: kevdd
Comment: ive caught alot on silver and gold colored inline spinners. like meps or blue fox
Date: 08/06/09 09:48 PM

User: bullshark
Comment: These are a nice change of pace from other pan fish. The green and yellow coloring makes for some very nice pictures too. night crawlers on the bottom always do the trick.
Date: 08/04/09 08:23 PM

User: kevinjr94
Comment: worms on the bottom works good for perch
Date: 08/03/09 07:31 PM

User: diggadave24
Comment: on a spinnerbait in the pads


Date: 07/25/09 02:11 PM

User: diggadave24
Comment: I think the yellow perch is a good fish to catch the fight is ok.
I fish most of the time for bass and when I catch a perch it's a nice change of pace. When I'm catching the same old fish Catching a perch can be suprising and fun.
Date: 03/29/09 07:34 PM

User: bigjim
Comment: 20 ounces is a big one in Virginia. This week is the time to get one if you try water 5-9' deep. Use a jig tipped with a minnow.
Date: 03/10/09 08:23 PM

User: pawel1978
Comment: i think y perch is most common predator in ct lakes will bite on almost everything,large members after growing maximum lenght will grow a hump
Date: 11/20/08 05:46 AM



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