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Old 12-22-2017, 11:22 AM
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Default Good perch fishing near Redwater AB

I'm looking to take my 10 y/o niece ice fishing on Boxing Day and tips for good lakes close to red water perch being the main interest or walleye if there's a lake you can keep them or big pike. But I'm a perch hunter!
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:47 PM
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Moose lake is probably the closest lake to redwater where you can keep 1 Walleye over 50 cm.

There are some big pike & the occasional perch in Moose to go with the Walleye.

Hope this helps! Good luck :-)
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:09 PM
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Default Mons lake, home of the micro perch!!!

Lets face it, you want action and not quality. That is what hooks a kid on fishing.

Nothing speaks of LACK OF QUALITY like Mons Lake. However, you will kill a lot of maggots in an afternoon! And that is what the kids like!

If you have a fish camera, you will keep kids entertained for hours watching the schools of perch inspect your bait.

Little Girls become especially blood thirsty watching the fish play with the hook. Then they grow up and become soccer moms.

Anyways, keep the tent warm, and take lots of pictures of the adventure.

Drewski
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:01 PM
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Thanks for the input guys much appreciated
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:19 PM
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Lets face it, you want action and not quality. That is what hooks a kid on fishing.

Nothing speaks of LACK OF QUALITY like Mons Lake. However, you will kill a lot of maggots in an afternoon! And that is what the kids like!

If you have a fish camera, you will keep kids entertained for hours watching the schools of perch inspect your bait.

Little Girls become especially blood thirsty watching the fish play with the hook. Then they grow up and become soccer moms.

Anyways, keep the tent warm, and take lots of pictures of the adventure.

Drewski
X2 on Mons Lake. I did it with my son when he was 4 years old. Fished outside in -20 degree weather for about 6 hours. It was non stop action and he never went to the truck to warm up. Now he is 14 and my go-to fishing buddy.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:09 PM
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Closest is probably Halfmoon Lake better bring the 50lb floro to take on those slobs!
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:54 PM
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Second on half moon. You won't catch anything of size, but you can catch 6" perch all day long which will keep a kids attention.
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:48 AM
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Agree with half moon
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:16 AM
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Second on half moon. You won't catch anything of size, but you can catch 6" perch all day long which will keep a kids attention.
Use perch eyeball a soon as you can. They last longer than maggots. My record ice fishing is 100 perch one eyeball.
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