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how do you know if your perch spawned? Last year we caught some with eggs, but didn’t know if they spawned. Pond is 1/3 acre with lots of minnows and structure (Christmas trees, other branches, rock piles). I know you don’t see perch fry up on shallows like bluegill and bass. Help is appreciated.
 

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Trust nature, they spawned. They usually lay eggs and fertilize them over an area rather than a bed. Usually rocks and sticks and weeds are prime spawning structure. The next question is whether the young are predated upon or not.
 

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Walk around the edge of your pond when the sun is at an angle you can see the bottom. Females lay their eggs in ribbons that look like old panty hose, often on sticks in 2-4 foot of water. Mine have not spawned yet, should happen soon, saw about 30 ribbons last year in a half acre pond.
 
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