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I love to fish for and eat Perch!
I fish for them all year but I was wondering if anyone knows when Perch are most active?
I seem to do best in the winter and through the ice.
For some reason, other fish seem to be less agressive in the winter and the Perch are hanging on the bottom of the water column and ready to bite.
What are your thoughts and opinions?
 

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FishGlyph said:
I love to fish for and eat Perch too. :)

At Starvation, right now, they seem to be pretty active. Here are some that we caught there on Sunday. They are the fattest perch I've caught... and the first time I've caught them out of Starvation. :wink:



Looks like you're gonna need to post that Perch Chowder recipe again soon. :D

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Wow, those are some fat perch.

Did you catch them from a boat, tube or shore? I hear it gets nasty wind up there this time of year, especially during the day.
 

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To me it seems that perch are always active. I usually can't keep them off my line at the Nelle or Starvation. I have come to find them as well as sunfish(Deer Creek and Starvation) to be quite a nuisance as I often cannot get a worm past them. So if you love perch, fish with me. I tend to attract them like metal to a magnet. :x
 

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JAT83 said:
I have never caught one, but I have never tried, but from what others have said they taste like, I want to start targeting them too! What seems to be the best way to fish for them? I have heard jigs with a worm are good. :?
I want to start targeting them just because of what I've heard about that perch chowder.
 

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I think I have to go with Nibble Nuts They seem to be active all year round, but are hard to fine in the spring and fall during the changes in the weather. I do know that they are nite biters and they like bright sunny days even when they are down deep like in the Narrows at Pineview.
 
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