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Lake: Jackson Gulch Reservoir
Fish: Yellow Perch

Jackson gulch perch

Post By: Catchallthebeer      Posted: 2/17/2014 9:17:39 AM     Points: 95    
Fished Jackson through the ice on sun feb 16 there was 8" of ice and ridiculous amount of fish everywhere we went there was fish. Caught about 65-70 perch and 13 rainbows
 Reply by: Catcherman      Posted: 2/17/2014 9:33:20 AM     Points: 3155    
That place makes for a fun day. The perch are dinky but it's fun anyway. Awesome job.

I was wondering if you or anyone else knows of a good way to cook the little dinks so that I don't have to go through all the work of fileting?
 Reply by: Captain Mike      Posted: 2/17/2014 10:04:56 AM     Points: 232    
It's been fun up there this winter. I just wish those perch would grow a little bigger. We threw all ours back in hopes of them growing up a little.
 Reply by: Catchallthebeer      Posted: 2/17/2014 10:47:26 AM     Points: 95    
We're gonna just tough it out and fillet and deep fry them for fish tacos but i have no idea how else to cook em
 Reply by: Tbubb      Posted: 2/17/2014 1:52:03 PM     Points: 20940    
I guess the question is if they are small from fishing pressure or from over-population. If the latter, the only way to make them bigger is to keep a bunch of them. If the former, then yeah, the lowest bidder (in size) always "wins."
 Reply by: Catcherman      Posted: 2/17/2014 2:15:06 PM     Points: 3155    
Over population. ..
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 2/17/2014 2:31:05 PM     Points: 63651    
You should freeze those for cat bait. Heres the best way to clean small perch and get a meal. [log in for link]
 Reply by: Catcherman      Posted: 2/17/2014 5:28:43 PM     Points: 3155    
Thanks cookster... that's pretty Frickin sweet.