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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir


Post By: skiman      Posted: 1/11/2019 4:12:46 PM     Points: 1988    
I keep hearing about perch in 11-Mile. I have fished there since the early 70ís and have yet to catch one. Any information would be appreciated. Ski
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jan. 11, 4:25:37 PM     Points: 44878    
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.
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:11:15 PM     Points: 20841    
Skiman- somebody just posted some pics in the photo section of perch from 11 mile.
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:18:08 PM     Points: 8500    
had a co-worker say he went to 11 mile and couldn't get away from the perch
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:27:32 PM     Points: 1783    
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
 Reply by: PaulH      Posted: Jan. 16, 12:07:32 PM     Points: 0    
Fished there since the 80's and caught 2 ice fishing (not on the same day)
 Reply by: Lil Dave      Posted: Jan. 16, 2:32:00 PM     Points: 100    
Caught this early this ice season. Me and my buddies (5 of us) have probably landed about 12 this year. Cross creek area.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: Jan. 16, 4:20:10 PM     Points: 3788    
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.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jan. 16, 6:47:16 PM     Points: 1988    
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
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: Jan. 16, 8:35:45 PM     Points: 3788    
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
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jan. 16, 9:23:03 PM     Points: 1988    
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: Kermatt      Posted: Jan. 17, 6:35:22 AM     Points: 619    
Perch are way more abundant than most people realize at 11 mile...i don't see why anyone is salty tbh.

Ive been catching perch consistently for the last 3 years...they aren't going anywhere guys!lol

Caught 10"er last year in a tournament...

Caught one almost 14" this year that flipped off at the hole.

If there are ANY perch 14" in that lake...there are plenty of perch.
I've been in situations where i had to move to get away from them. They are there and I've found them in 12-30 fow.

I think maybe you dont hear about them very much because not many people target them...and they prefer quite a different presentation than most people give when trout fishing!

Relax dudes, the perch aren't going anywhere i promise you!
 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:      Posted: Jan. 18, 2:47:38 PM     Points: 22    
Wow cool, never even seen one there.
 Reply by: DALEHUNTER      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:15:44 AM     Points: 11    
Been catching perch there ,ice fishing for lots of yrs.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jan. 20, 9:07:15 AM     Points: 3656    
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.
 Reply by: watrpad      Posted: Mar. 3, 9:15:53 PM     Points: 269    
We were in the tournament sat. ended the day with 6 and partner caught 5 all nice 10" perch.
 Reply by: PhiKhiemErickDavid      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:48:23 AM     Points: 0    
Anywhere yall recommend for yellow perch? Im. In aurora
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:59:05 AM     Points: 3441    

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