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Early Summer Weedline Perch.

Posted on June 25th, 2018

Did you know that Walleye and Perch belong to the same family of fishes. No wonder they have similar seasonal feeding habits. Early in the season both go into the shallows to spawn, they recover there for a short period of time and then start to migrate to deeper water and eventually as weed-growth starts up and water temps increase, they disperse throughout lakes.

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Ed Dolstra has been taking advantage of early summer jumbo perch fishing weedlines in 7-10′ of water with live bait.

The key is to locate a pod of larger feeding perch. You can use worms or minnows and especially small crankbaits like the Rapala Ultralight Series and Lunker City 2 1/2″ Fin-S Fish to catch them.

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Best depth to find them is about 1′ off the bottom. You may not find big schools, but enough perch as Ed did to have a nice meal!

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