Perch on the bottom?

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Underspin, May 10, 2008.

  1. I hit Oakthorpe tonight and had a line out on the bottom with a nightcrawler fishing for cats. Not many hits, but the first one was about a 9" perch. I've never fished for them, this is first I've ever caught in fact. I was just curious if it's common to get them on the bottom like that, or what methods are usually used to catch them?

    Also caught a lot of crappie and bluegill mostly on wax worms. :)
  2. That is a common way to fish for them around here, but most guys use spikes, and do good. Leeches on a slip cork work to, also small jigs fished deep, and just swim it will get them.

    Very good eating.

  3. Maybe a dumb question, but what are spikes?
  4. NorthSouthOhioFisherman

    NorthSouthOhioFisherman The Young Outdoorsman

    Very Similar to wax worms
    Just a tiny bit smaller and some say tougher
  5. Spikes are just a fancy name for maggots, like you find in your garbage can.