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10-17-15

  • Dusty Gesinger
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    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1570231

    Heading back out to the waubay area on Saturday, just curious if anyone is finding perch yet, I would like to fish waubay, but might be tuff to stay away from bitter with the fun of the action, any other suggestions for more targeting perch? Any smaller sloughs a guy can get a boat on? Thank you in advance, might try opitz again as well? I will report back with our results.

    brad-o
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    Mankato
    Posts: 410
    #1570348

    Poinsett, reid, piyas. The 2015 net data is out and it does not look to promising for the future. I found many sloughs north of Roslyn full of 5-8 inch perch last winter with a hand full of 11-13.if the small ones grew there will be good fishing.

    Dusty Gesinger
    Participant
    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1570379

    Thanks for the reply, what isn’t looking good in the net data? Numbers down? Or just size?

    brad-o
    Participant
    Mankato
    Posts: 410
    #1570386

    The lakes mentioned will be great but not as many options as year past by there numbers.

    Dusty Gesinger
    Participant
    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1570387

    I see, thank you for your insight.

    Dusty Gesinger
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    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1571746

    Fished waubay on Saturday, caught a good amount of walleye, was hoping for more, but couldn’t get away from the white bass and small mouth bass, they were also fun to catch, just not the target species.
    Only ended up with 2 perch, thought we had them located, but then they were gone.
    Any tips for what you look for when targeting perch this time of year? I just couldn’t find anything besides the bass in big numbers.
    Went out on bitter Sunday morning with the wind, caught some fish, but much more picky then 3 weeks ago, once you found a little school, you could catch some, but a lot of short hits and then they tended to spook or scatter. Water temperature was around 48-50, not sure if turn over was playing a role? Again, not sure how or where to target the perch?

    chomps
    Participant
    Sioux City IA
    Posts: 3974
    #1572112

    The bigger lakes up there haven’t had good action for perch, one here or there, but not buckets full. The better fishing could be from smaller sloughs, but by the time one hears about the awesome bite, the place is done. We’ve done well on walleye in some of the sloughs west and southwest of Bitter with an accidental perch mixed in. Going to try some places south down by Clark county, see what’s going on there

    royalfish
    Participant
    Posts: 47
    #1572139

    Poinsett, reid, piyas. The 2015 net data is out and it does not look to promising for the future. I found many sloughs north of Roslyn full of 5-8 inch perch last winter with a hand full of 11-13.if the small ones grew there will be good fishing.

    Brad-o, where are you finding the 2015 netting data? I do not see it on the GFP site.

    Thanks

    Dusty Gesinger
    Participant
    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1572174

    The bigger lakes up there haven’t had good action for perch, one here or there, but not buckets full. The better fishing could be from smaller sloughs, but by the time one hears about the awesome bite, the place is done. We’ve done well on walleye in some of the sloughs west and southwest of Bitter with an accidental perch mixed in. Going to try some places south down by Clark county, see what’s going on there

    How do you know what you can fish and what you need permission for? Just road access? Anyway to get a boat on the smaller bodies of water? Or just shore fishing?

    brad-o
    Participant
    Mankato
    Posts: 410
    #1572180

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>brad-o wrote:</div>
    Poinsett, reid, piyas. The 2015 net data is out and it does not look to promising for the future. I found many sloughs north of Roslyn full of 5-8 inch perch last winter with a hand full of 11-13.if the small ones grew there will be good fishing.

    Brad-o, where are you finding the 2015 netting data? I do not see it on the GFP site.

    Thanks

    Under tackle box go to lake surveys northeast. Then click on the fish species you want.

    royalfish
    Participant
    Posts: 47
    #1572427

    Thanks brad-o, I was looking for the whole report on each lake. I will look at the netting data as that is obviously quicker and easier for them to compile.

    chomps
    Participant
    Sioux City IA
    Posts: 3974
    #1572445

    How do you know what you can fish and what you need permission for? Just road access? Anyway to get a boat on the smaller bodies of water? Or just shore fishing?

    If there’s a road and there’s water in the ditch it’s public. Shore fishing can be more productive at times than fishing out of a boat. I’m going to be fishing out of a kayak next spring, want to take a trip along some sunken roads. Play with Google Earth, highlight a few roads, drive along some at sunset and make a few casts. There’s one spot we were at last year catching some dandy eyes and this year not a single hit.

    Dusty Gesinger
    Participant
    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1572477

    Thanks for all the info, all new to me, I love the challenge of figuring it all out, so many options, I always leaving feeling like I figured something out and a great feeling of accomplishment, but also wishing I would have tried or done something different, o well, hindsight. Every time I find fish somewhere new, it is so much fun. And out there you can always find a new spot. Besides Google earth, what are the best maps you have found to work with?

    brad-o
    Participant
    Mankato
    Posts: 410
    #1572511

    A few years ago Paul from Lynn lake made a map of all the slough that (he was willing to share) have perch or walleyes in them. Who you stay with matters. Sad thing is I have only fished one!!! This year though I hope to change that.

    Dusty Gesinger
    Participant
    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1572514

    Was that at Lynn lake lodge?

    Dusty Gesinger
    Participant
    Minnetrista, Minnesota
    Posts: 2413
    #1572530

    Sounds like I will have to stay there next trip.

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