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Old 03-24-2017, 12:06 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, 01:55 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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84 perch tonight.
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Do you ever take any of the trout? Do they eat thr perch?
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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, 12:15 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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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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