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Old 03-24-2017, 01:06 PM
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were you thinking of coming out today? I am looking to go out again. Problem is anyone interested must be okay with catching 100 perch, 10 rainbows and brookies and taking all perch home.

Still waiting to see someone catch a brown. Stocked 1000 rainbows, 1000 brookies and 800 browns in the fall...Still yet to see the browns.
Sorry if this has been asked, but the perch are ok to be eaten? I mean there's nothing that runs into that lake?
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:55 PM
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Sorry if this has been asked, but the perch are ok to be eaten? I mean there's nothing that runs into that lake?
Totally safe to eat. It is a put and take lake for rainbow trout. I have eaten lots of perch.

Only issue is they are 5-8 inches long. Cleaning the longer ones is what I do. I fillet. Others bake or fry whole.

Want 100 tonight?
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:05 PM
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84 perch tonight.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:52 PM
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Do you ever take any of the trout? Do they eat thr perch?
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:58 PM
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Rainbows don't like the spines on the back. They grab the perch then spit them out. If you cut the dorsal fin off the back of a dead perch...rainbows are happy to eat them.
Rainbows probably eat the young of the year perch though
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Do you ever take any of the trout? Do they eat thr perch?
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Cut the dorsal fin off rainbows will eat a perch. Browns and brookies are more able to tackle perch spines.
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Cut the dorsal fin off rainbows will eat a perch. Browns and brookies are more able to tackle perch spines.

Do they eat the perch without them being top fed? I get the water for my dugout from SMRID which comes through Rattlesnake Lake which has perch. So I have a ton of 6 inch perch.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:15 AM
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when you sent me home with 99 perch that one day, it took me 6 hours to clean, but it was well worth it.
Great Tasting Perch.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:46 AM
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Do they eat the perch without them being top fed? I get the water for my dugout from SMRID which comes through Rattlesnake Lake which has perch. So I have a ton of 6 inch perch.
No. rainbows will not eat perch. They are too spiny. Brown trout and brook trout could eat smaller ones.
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Anyone else need perch today?
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:23 AM
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I wonder

Caught only 100 perch yesterday but also caught over 50 trout plus 5 lake chub

After removing 1500 perch from 14 square foot area... have we made a dent in the perch population in this small area allowing trout to get to the hook or did the stocking school just move in and scare off the perch. Some bows were up to 16 inch and brookies up to 11 inches.

Will find out today I am figuring.
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I wonder

Caught only 100 perch yesterday but also caught over 50 trout plus 5 lake chub

After removing 1500 perch from 14 square foot area... have we made a dent in the perch population in this small area allowing trout to get to the hook or did the stocking school just move in and scare off the perch. Some bows were up to 16 inch and brookies up to 11 inches.

Will find out today I am figuring.
I think you might have single handily got rid of most of the population lol
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:25 PM
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I think you might have single handily got rid of most of the population lol
Sitting at only 72 perch right now.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:32 PM
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Sitting at only 72 perch right now.
Big bite. At 105 perch now.
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Going to bonk more perch today
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Is the ice around the dock melted enough to see the action in the shallow area?
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:35 AM
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Is the ice around the dock melted enough to see the action in the shallow area?
Yup. Easy to watch the perch take your jig.
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They relax the No fishing off the dock rule this time of year?
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Do you guys not honour fish limits down there, I am pretty sure the provincial limit on Perch is 15!!
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:01 AM
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:11 PM
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Do you guys not honour fish limits down there, I am pretty sure the provincial limit on Perch is 15!!
Can take as many from this lake, its encouraged....
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