There are a few in there. It's a shame guys are taking them out. So many other places to get perch. Let them grow and hopefully reproduce... JMO Ski shoot me an email. Assuming your not keeping them I'm happy to tell you where I have seen them on a couple of occasions.
Ski, have you caught them at Spinney? Iíve caught a few. Bill says there are more than last year . Last year they made up 25% of the fish bio mass. Per reports. All the perch Iíve caught have been in shallow 5-7í of water.You know the bays. I would imagine you could find them in similar water.
Hence the new streamer . Iím hoping that Fire tiger is the ticket for bigger trout.... I2
Iíd ask that if youíre looking for perch for a fish fry, that you choose another location. Iím no expert but Iím willing to bet the size of the fish in those lakes directly correlates with the fact that there are smaller ďfood sizedĒ fish in there. If you take away the perch you will see a reduction in the size of the other species. Just a guess though.
Iíd like to apologize for even starting this thread! While I appreciate the intuitive and thoughtful responses, I am disappointed that it went in a direction I never intended. My purpose was to take a species caught in a specific body of water off my personal bucket list and nothing more. Iíd like to have the monitors remove this post if at all possible. Ski
Ski, I didnít mean to make it sound accusatory if I did. I apologize if I came off that way. Iíve never caught a perch at either Spinney or the Mile, so I canít tell you where/how. I was merely asking generally that if people are trying to limit out on perch, they pick another lake. I have no problem with trying to fulfill a bucket list item
It wasnít you Toad. I got where you and the Goose are coming from. I just donít understand why some folks donít get it! Itís not just about catching fish. Itís about omitting some details if it means protecting a resource. I guess that kind of discretion only comes with age. Ski
Reply by: Lil Dave Posted: Jan. 17, 6:05:57 AM Points: 100
I am a bit confused here. Original post asked for info. Last post says ommit info. Hope I wasn't the one that ruffled the feathers. If it is any consolation, all the Perch we caught are still swimming.
Good luck anyway. Hope you can check one off of you bucket list soon.
Reply by: Raiyyn Posted: Jan. 18, 10:05:45 AM Points: 121
I have caught a handful of perch there not looking for them, all decent sized. If I was to go looking for them I would imagine 12ft or so with weed beds would be a good start if you can find it, even shallower if they have some weeds to hide in. The real big ones will tend to move out deeper and mingle with other fish but that would be a good start if your specifically trying to find them. I'd look for just about any weed edge coming out of a cove or close to any deeper structure.
Reply by: Anteroman Posted: Jan. 20, 9:07:15 AM Points: 3350
I've seen a few caught at Spinney and I have caught a few there, this one on a dry fly! When they drained Antero a few years ago there were quite a few perch in the nets per DOW. The fish netting of last year showed a large increase at Spinney as well. Bill