Are You Ready to Enter a Perch Tournament?

Each of these tips may not specifically apply to you and your perch tournament so take this into account as well. When preparing to enter a tournament, there are other things you need to know aside from just how to catch the fish are how to enter the tournament.

First you need to look for tournaments in your area or within your capacity to travel to and enter. Then you need to see what the entry requirements are and make sure that you qualify. If there are restrictions on the entries or deadlines for the entries, be sure you meet all of these qualifications and timelines.

If there are entry fees, make sure you send them in with your sign up or it can prevent you from getting entered in the tournament. Once you are all signed up, you need to make sure you are aware of all of the rules of the tournament. Then you will want to get some practicing in before your tournament so you know all the tactics and techniques you want to use to win.

Here are some additional tips for catching tournament perch. If you want to catch a ton of perch, one of the main things that you need to know is that you must use a small sharp hook. The perch has a small mouth that is not as strong as many other species.

A large hook will pull right through its mouth. The best hook sizes to use for perch fishing are 14, 12 and 10. You will also get the best results from using 4 to 8 pound test line. It is recommended that you use a light to medium rod for the best results and a stiff rod seems to work better than a flimsy one.

With these tips and ideas, you can be sure you are ready to enter any perch tournament coming up that you may qualify for. Have fun catching those perch!

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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