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Old 09-17-2018, 04:41 AM
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Pulled 8 decent eyes today trolling dipsey's and spoons NE of Cedar Point dumping grounds. One of my crew wasn't feeling so hot so we called it a day.
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i worked a mile long pod if Eyes just North of KI Friday and Saturday. Friday all came on Bandits and Shallow Bombers. Saturday my neighbor went with me and we got them casting.

Went back Sunday morning and pulled through the same marks and did not get a pull back so I headed 5 miles south to the dump and pulled spoons on dipseys. All came on Court Jester pattern at 2.3 to 2.5 mph.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:39 AM
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David,
I see you put single Siwash hooks on those spoons. I switched a bunch of spoons over to those and love them. Rarely have to use pliers to unhook them (unless they swallow it) and no more tangles in the net!

Russ, water was stained but fishable. I haven't heard of a good perch bite in a month.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:57 AM
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I have Siwash on all my spoons, for the reasons you have stated.

The Warrior Flutters are from my Steelhead box and I feel the Steelhead hookup better on singles.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:44 AM
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what size are those hooks ?
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:58 AM
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Gamakatsu Siwash 1/0
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:50 PM
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Well, after today's exploratory trip in Canadian waters, I can assure you there are no perch up there
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Well, after today's exploratory trip in Canadian waters, I can assure you there are no perch up there
If you could not find them, there must not be.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:23 PM
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For what it's worth I heard of a good perch bite at L-Can today. Three guys got 72 until they ran out of bait. It was rough and they were getting their hooks stripped and didn't even know that they were getting bites.
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Any reports of a perch bite going on
Was wondering about northeast of Kelly’s Shoals


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Any reports of a perch bite going on
Was wondering about northeast of Kelly’s Shoals


I would like to know also, I haven't heard any reports, good or bad.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:01 PM
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Most reports I've heard are pretty bad Someone got a limit west of green but said a lot of sorting and kept smaller fish.

I'm going for walleye tomorrow
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I pulled harnesses this morning around NW corner Huron dump. Pulled 2 then they quit. Tried dipsies to no avail.
called it a day around 11:30
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A couple of fishing buddies went out today for perch. It was to rough early so they didn't get out until around 10a. They started near B-Can and caught no yellow perch, moved to L-Can and caught 2 small throw back perch. They moved over near Round Reef where they had gotten perch in the spring and they caught a big smallie that tangled their lines up so bad they just started cutting line until they got everything untangled. They called it a day after this tangled mess and came in with ZERO perch!

I haven't heard of any fishing reports down in the Kelley's area where I usually go. This time of the year my hot spot is usually fantastic but it seems like every time I can go the weather/wind doesn't cooperate. It's coming up to the windy part of the year so at this rate I won't be stocking up on any perch this year.
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A couple of fishing buddies went out today for perch. It was to rough early so they didn't get out until around 10a. They started near B-Can and caught no yellow perch, moved to L-Can and caught 2 small throw back perch. They moved over near Round Reef where they had gotten perch in the spring and they caught a big smallie that tangled their lines up so bad they just started cutting line until they got everything untangled. They called it a day after this tangled mess and came in with ZERO perch!

I haven't heard of any fishing reports down in the Kelley's area where I usually go. This time of the year my hot spot is usually fantastic but it seems like every time I can go the weather/wind doesn't cooperate. It's coming up to the windy part of the year so at this rate I won't be stocking up on any perch this year. :mad:
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the perch bite has indeed been frustrating so far this fall. We had a really nice bite going for a couple of weeks in late July/early August with nice size fish but that died off and hasn't recovered. I wouldn't give up just yet. I'm sure they'll be some calm days between now and mid november. Hiway bait has emeralds now (imported from ohio river). Just watch the weather, pick your days and enjoy the fall bounty!
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the perch bite has indeed been frustrating so far this fall. We had a really nice bite going for a couple of weeks in late July/early August with nice size fish but that died off and hasn't recovered. I wouldn't give up just yet. I'm sure they'll be some calm days between now and mid november. Hiway bait has emeralds now (imported from ohio river). Just watch the weather, pick your days and enjoy the fall bounty!
Great info on the shiners! It's supposed to be windy for the next few days so they shouldn't run out of them to quickly. If I have time tomorrow I am going to stop and buy some shiners and freeze them. The last time I used frozen shiners I had a shiner on one hook and a goldie on the perch took the frozen shiner over the goldie almost every time. I figured the perch preferred real shiners but I proved it to myself that they do.

In July I had a couple mess of perch that were the best mess I have ever caught. One trip I don't think we had any perch under 9" and never even had to throw one back. I was really confident that the perch fishing was only going to get better as the water cooled but that certainly hasn't been the case. Have you even heard of anyone getting their perch limit in the past 1-2 months? I have heard they are eating the spiny water flea's so it's good they have a food source but is this the real reason the perch fishing has totally shut down for EVERYONE?
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Last Sunday 9/30, we had a 3 man limit just south of rattlesnake. 90 fish weighed 32lbs at bays edge. Really didnt have to sort much, only had maybe 10 small perch and probably another 10 4" walleye.
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Great day to go perching! Now if they would of only fully cooperated! Buddy and I tried between Rattlesnake and South bass but to no avail. Moved up to Taco Bell, north of North Bass and started catching some nice ones. It was a slow bite though and petered out around 1:30 so we called it a day with just 30 perch albeit nice ones. They went 16 pounds at the cleaners!
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Great day to go perching! Now if they would of only fully cooperated! Buddy and I tried between Rattlesnake and South bass but to no avail. Moved up to Taco Bell, north of North Bass and started catching some nice ones. It was a slow bite though and petered out around 1:30 so we called it a day with just 30 perch albeit nice ones. They went 16 pounds at the cleaners!
Nice perch! I think you did better than just about anyone else on the lake. How close is the bell from Canada? That's a long run for perch!
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Russ, the bell is pretty much right on the line or close to it. Ya gotta go where the fish are! Typically in the fall, we run 20 miles up into Canada for the big 'uns but given the size this year on this side of the border, really no need to.
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