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Lake Erie Perch

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Zfishman, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Zfishman

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    I am a bit late posting this as I caught this a couple of weeks ago. My friend just sent the picture to me. We were drift fishing for smallies using minnows but the perch kept getting in the way. We anchored a couple of times and rigged for perch with spreaders and dual hooks, but would catch nothing. When we went back to drifting the perch would hit again. Anyway, this was a nice one measuring 14 inches and weighing 1 lb 6 oz. It was quite a thrill to see it role at the surface when I got it to the boat. I also use an ultra light rig and that makes it even more fun.
     

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  2. That is a beautiful fish! Size and color, did you eat it? ;)
    LMJ
     

  3. Zfishman

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    Yep, I ate it along with a few other perch. We did not exactly have the greatest success from a quantity standpoint but we caught a few over 10 inches and we had a great time being out on the water.