WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE TWO HOOKS ONE OVER TOP OF THE OTHER IS VERY INTERESTING. I have always used that type of setup until just a few weeks ago. I am wondering if anyone else thinks one hook higher than the other works better than side by side. I am not asking to start a debate, I am some what new to fishing for perch from a boat.That's the way I was leaning too. I used 6 because my minnows were small as well, but I wasn't happy with their overall performance. The only other size I had was 2, and I was hesitant to use them because they seemed so huge with those tiny minnows on them. I also seem to have better luck with the spreader configuration with the weight on the bottom and 2 hooks stacked, as opposed to the side by side spreader.
Hopefully I can get this perch thing down, because I love eating these things! lol Plus, I want to start going after the walleyes, something I have yet to do. This forum is a great help!