Perch Fishing Secrets For Catching A Ton

Once you start getting a bite you will need to set the hook. Do this with a sharp snap of the wrist but don’t jerk the line too hard. The perch have delicate mouths and if the hook is jerked it can tear their mouth and you will most likely lose your catch.

Where to Find the Perch

Perch can be found in all types of water ranging from lakes, rivers to ponds. Perch are school fish and normally travel together in groups. These groups of fish will move around quite activity. Since the fish move around so much, you can’t sit in one spot. If you are not getting any bites you need to move to another area. The good news is that they don’t move very far so you may not need to go a long way to find a school of perch.

One of the best places to find perch is in the middle of weedbeds. They stay in these areas and if you find a break in the middle of the weeds where you can drop a line down you should be rewarded by receiving a lot of bites. Lily pads are the next best place to search for perch followed by piers, harbors and boat docks.

Normally, the perch can be found in water that is between six to fifteen feet deep but if you are not sure where to start you can begin near the bottom of the water and work upward. In the spring the perch will be searching for a place to spawn and during this time they will be the most plentiful. Therefore, this is the best time of year to fish for perch but this species can be caught all year long with a little coaxing.

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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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