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Old 05-15-2013, 05:54 PM
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They're pretty aggressive, they'll chased most streamers.
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This was my "Perch" fly. I figured I would get a hungry Largemouth to come up and take it. This lil cannibal beat him to it.
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I just bought some of those beady eye flies today ill have to give them a try!

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Does it really make a difference with the taste when it comes to the tempature of the water?
Absolutely! Perch taste great all year long but in the winter there is something special about them. We have an old timer up here , we call him Papa Franks and he only fishes one way through the ice! You can't get him to fish once the ice is out. But he only fishes fir two things Walleye and Yellow perch. He has a pool I'm his yard that he fills with fathead minnows that he buys in bulk just to fish through the ice for yellow perch! And he starts when most people wouldn't dare go on the ice and usually ends his season when you gave to wade to shore to get off the ice . Can't tell you how many times his son has had to rescue him off one of the lakes . But ask Papa about eating Yellow Perch and in his usual Pocono drawl he'll tell you why you wasting your money going to that lobster place when you got winter perch. And if he says that much your lucky . I'd meet him at ball games and he'd always ask how the open water fishing was and throw in nothing beats perch through the ice. And he's right they are delicious!

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Nice perch Marco! Love that dorsal sticking up! Like skinny Peacock Bass!Cool!
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Ill have to try that this winter!
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i've caught them on sz 10 mini clousers. char. and white.
also white crystal buggers and white zonkers sz 10.
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Does it really make a difference with the taste when it comes to the tempature of the water?

It makes no difference.
fish taste the same year round if you handle them properly.
people always think they taste best in winter, but here's why:
1) they catch the fish
2) remove it from the water
3) place it on ice while it's still alive

if you follow these steps the rest of the year, your fish will taste great.

do not put your fish in a bucket so they die, stay in contact with water, and are warm. this is one of the most common ways people handle their fish. warm, wet, dead fish decay rapidly.
the flavor decays rapidly too. think about it, would you buy a fresh steak, then leave it in a warm bucket of water for several hours in the sun, then expect it to taste good?

1) keep your fish ALIVE on a stringer long enough to reach cooler water, and shady water if possible. (at least five feet deep. shallow summer water is too hot, the fish will die)
2) when you leave the water, keep the fish dry then buy a bag of ice and put it in your cooler.
3) put the fish ON TOP of the ice then close the cooler. (putting the fish on the bottom of the ice will get them wet as the ice melts.) You can add more ice on top, but don't put the fish directly on the bottom of the cooler

my fish used to taste "fishy". Not any more.
I've been doing this for years. I read about this in a Nebraska game and parks book.
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Definitely not picky! The hottest lure on the ice for them here right now is a piece of aluminum foil wrapped on your hook!
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We used to catch them all the time as kids at our summer lake. We were targeting chub for eel bait but these guys would swoop in and steal the hotdogs off our hooks. Most ended up on shore (regretfully now) as they aren't as prevalent now.
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