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Good score on the fish finder.
A trick that works for me at Mantua, is to drop your jig hard on the bottom. This will stir the bottom up a little. After doing this, raise your jig up about 3' off the bottom and then slowly lower it back down.
This seems to get the perch active and they will strike at your jig.
Use your finder to see if the perch rise off the bottom and follow your jig as you raise it up. If they do, as you slowly drop it back down, you will usually get a strike.
Also be sure to fish with perch eyes as bait as soon as you catch one.
If all of this doesn't work, I move to another spot and try it all over again.
Perch action almost always shuts down by about 11:00am for me.
The rest of the morning is always slow until about 2:00pm when it picks back up again.
I will target trout durring this lull time.
I move into shallower water for the trout most of the time.
 

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We plan to be at Mantua in the morning [Monday] if the weather doesn't stop us.
We will probably be over on the North West side looking for Perch and Bluegill.
 

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That's a nice looking setup for $50.00. Sorry it was slow for you. I didn't expect you to end up alone though. That's too bad that nobody came with. I wish I could've gone with you. I've never fished up there.

I'm glad you got out though.
 

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fatbass said:
fixed blade said:
That's cool and all, but I thought there would be room fro the beer. Where do you put the beer?
No beer. I drank it all celebrating the BYU win! 8)

I did take a half pint of 40 Creek bourbon, though. :mrgreen:
what the hell is a southern boy doing celabrating a BYU win? -)O(-
 
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