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Lake: Ridgway Reservoir
Fish: Yellow Perch

Perch

Post By: walleyeorbust      Posted: 12/29/2016 12:17:33 PM     Points: 823    
Any one know if perch are worth the trouble here. Looking to branch out!!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 12/29/2016 12:44:07 PM     Points: 604    
Perch? I would say no. Never seen or heard of a perch come out of Ridgway... If you want some slimers then heck yeah!

Edit - just looked at the Ridgway lake page and I think it is off a bit. Never seen or heard of perch or splake out of there and there are small mouth - not large mouth....

What I have personally seen from Ridgway -
Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout
Kokanee
Small mouth
 Reply by: Lefty2053      Posted: 12/29/2016 12:46:23 PM     Points: 1190    
Crawford is where you want to go for Perch. Either that or the Blue Mesa. Ridgeway does have some bass though.
 Reply by: walleyeorbust      Posted: 12/29/2016 1:00:45 PM     Points: 823    
Glad I asked thanks guys, saved me a drive.
 Reply by: CoachK      Posted: 12/29/2016 2:00:46 PM     Points: 140    
There are perch in Ridgway. I have caught them in open water near the boat ramp. and in some of the coves. Not many and only one with size but it was 12" Not sure how prolific they are in there and that was quite a few years ago.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 12/29/2016 2:10:49 PM     Points: 604    
I stand corrected....
 Reply by: Durroar      Posted: 1/1/2017 7:44:47 PM     Points: 196    
I also have caught perch in Ridgeway , over 20 years ago. The mineral content in the water affected the fish because they did not act right. Caught them in the upper end of the lake.
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 2/12/2017 1:27:34 PM     Points: 293    
I've caught rainbows, browns, kokes, perch, SMB and LMB. All the perch were dinks.
 Reply by: woody2410      Posted: 3/4/2017 6:15:25 PM     Points: 22    
I have caught several perch here. Not as many as Crawford but all and all a lot bigger.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 3/4/2017 7:37:22 PM     Points: 289    
We fished a cove with downed trees three years ago at Ridgway and caught several like that and seven at 8". All others I ever caught were about 4" and I never found the bigger ones again.