Need to step up my perch game. Especially with my 11 yr old and the cousins as things warm up. Maybe I’ll make a run at em this week when Im down if weather cooperates. If you ever wanna throw some guidance out. . Think I need to go in on a little better electronics. Being mistly a river smallmouth guy, kayaks are where I shine. My bass rig is pretty utilitarian.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2021 9:06:49 GMT -5 by fokromix
Jig with a 2-3 inch shad imitation. There are two patterns right now you could try. One would be to jig the bottom in 40-50 feet, The other is to get in 100’ water in deeper channels and just start tapping. You should start to see them roll in and will form a carpet at about 60 feet deep. Tapping works. Period.
If you have trouble getting bit, use a 1/2oz spoon and tip the treble hook with crawler. Get it in the fish and basically let it dangle, swim it along slowly, or jig very sparingly. They can’t resist the meat.
Once you get a perch, you can use its eyes, belly meat, and even strips of fillet as bait. Put it on a jig head or a spoon and you’ll be pulling them in as fast as you can.
Thank fellas. Rode down to father in laws place with the youngins to spend a few days(working and school still online) maybe get some cold weather fishing in. Power was out. Stayed out and once we saw our breath inside...bugged back out. Neighbor said it was still out Tues. Oh well. I'm maybe gonna ride down again and will def put those insights to the test. Reckon the only way to figure it out in cold weather is to get out there and do it. ...but y'all have given me a good starting point. Tight Lines!
Plan to give them a shot yesterday, Tuesday, but it was a tad bit windy. Went out this morning bounced around on some fish I marked no takers. But it was a beautiful morning.Might give em a shot again this afternoon tried stuff between 50 and 75 feet bounce and spoons tipped with some worms. I did break down and bass fish on the way back in.