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Old 07-10-2013, 11:33 AM
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love fishing for perch in the winter but never had much success in the summer. Just wondering if anybody would be willing to share what they use for summer perch rigs and where you can find them?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:39 AM
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In and around weeds. Small jigs or slip bobbers. small piece of worm or small leeches or small minnows(dead).
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:40 PM
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The other day at moose lake we caught them trolling in 14ft of water with blades
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:42 PM
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Small mepps black fury with the fly trailer hook with an 1"chunk of worm and a split shot 1'above, sized for depth. Slow and try to stay abt 6"-1' off bottom.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:58 PM
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If you want humpys go deeper than you would think.... Deep deep.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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a tiny jig and fish like you would for walleye try close to beaver dams but all the other advice is solid as well
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:23 PM
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If you want humpys go deeper than you would think.... Deep deep.
Certain lakes I would agree, now some other lakes shallower the better.
Find the points go to the sides and work the flats, weed edges and then from 3' out to 30'. It may may take awhile but you should find them, small fikas jigs loaded with maggots 2"-12" off the bottom. Good luck and tight lines.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:01 PM
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Camera works miracles for finding them!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:14 AM
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Slip bobbers, jig and worm are a favorite of mine for summer perch.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:08 AM
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Small piece of pork rind also works well. Either on bare hook or jig head.

Last year at this time was finding nice ones at 20-25ft mark.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:28 AM
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I like to use perch eyes.... Not sure if its better bait but they sure stay on the hook good. Dont have to rebait much. A single eye is good for 10 or 20 perch before you need to rebait.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:28 AM
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Thanks for all the responses guy. I really appreciate it, gonna try and get into some this weekend and looking forward to trying some new tactics!
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:52 PM
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I've been having a helluva time lately finding perch. The one particular lake I've been spending time on has a max depth of about 17' and not much for structure, just a gradually sloped "bowl"... I know they are there but finding them has been a challenge. And with the lake being so shallow, the field-of-view on my sonar is limited so that doesn't help me a whole lot.

I might try my camera next like pikeslayer22 said...
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I've been having a helluva time lately finding perch. The one particular lake I've been spending time on has a max depth of about 17' and not much for structure, just a gradually sloped "bowl"... I know they are there but finding them has been a challenge. And with the lake being so shallow, the field-of-view on my sonar is limited so that doesn't help me a whole lot.

I might try my camera next like pikeslayer22 said...
sounds like my lake, And i find them in the lilly pads
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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Definitely have some lily pads at this place... will try it out. The pads are in about 5' of water
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:53 PM
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Shrimp my friend use shrimp on a single hook.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:44 PM
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Ive found the perch hang out right up against the weed beds. If you can find a weed bed with a drop off on its edge wire worms, small jigs, or if bait is allowed mealworm under a bobber. Using a bobber I usually will put a couple hooks on, one around four feet up from the other. Vary your depth untill you find em. A trick I learned from an oldtimer, a big willow leaf rig usually used for trout with a heavy weight on it. Put it on a extra rod and every once in awhile thump the bottom along the weeds and stir things up a little. It usually brings out the bigger ones to investigate. If youre having problems with a pike hanging out catch him and release him into the weed bank thatll scare em out. O and If you arent seeing them within 10 minutes move on to the next likely spot.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:56 PM
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Ive found the perch hang out right up against the weed beds. If you can find a weed bed with a drop off on its edge wire worms, small jigs, or if bait is allowed mealworm under a bobber. Using a bobber I usually will put a couple hooks on, one around four feet up from the other. Vary your depth untill you find em. A trick I learned from an oldtimer, a big willow leaf rig usually used for trout with a heavy weight on it. Put it on a extra rod and every once in awhile thump the bottom along the weeds and stir things up a little. It usually brings out the bigger ones to investigate. If youre having problems with a pike hanging out catch him and release him into the weed bank thatll scare em out. O and If you arent seeing them within 10 minutes move on to the next likely spot.
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