The Perch

Since yellow perch are typically aggressive winter feeders, tactics for catching them are simple. Many anglers fish tip-ups or tip-downs rigged with standard minnow rigs and, using enough split shot to place and hold the bait near bottom, hook small minnows on size 4 or 6 hooks. Colored beads, spinners or flecks of aluminum foil may also be added to create extra attraction as the bait moves.

Filament

Regular Line

Bait

Minnows, Nightcrawlers and Leaches

Lures

Spinnerbait, Jig and Bait

Lakes

All Lakes

Walleye

Northern Pike

Perch

Smallmouth Bass