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Lake: Harvey Gap Reservoir
Fish: Yellow Perch
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Perch Slayfest

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 1/19/2021 12:52:28 PM     Points: 42    
It's been quite a while since I've fished Harvey Gap, lots of opportunities for a wide variety of species there but today I focused on Yellow Perch (I wanted a fish fry really bad).

Remy and I made a small grid to start the afternoon off and found some bouncing around 25-30FOW. Luckily a few hours in, a GIANT School of perch came into the area and didn't leave for the entire time we were there. Best thing was that we got a lot of eaters! Lots of stunted perch in Harvey so it was nice to get a lot of good ones. Over 40 caught between the two of us, biggest being a little over 9"!

Tungsten jigs 1/32-1/16oz and micro lures worked off and on but the biggest slayer of the perch was the Swedish Pimple, Glow and Green colors.
Hope you guys enjoy the video!!

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 Reply by: Wreckstar      Posted: Jan. 19, 1:41:32 PM     Points: 1725    
I'm jealous man. I spent my first several years ice fishing for trout so when I go trying for something like Perch I get skunked. Good stuff like usual.
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: Jan. 19, 3:23:02 PM     Points: 867    
Very nice perch is there still no limit on perch there
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jan. 19, 3:40:03 PM     Points: 74    
What time is dinner at your place? Those things are a bit of work to fillet but very tasty!!! Nice work!
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Jan. 19, 4:07:39 PM     Points: 387    
Nice catch - looking forward to the fish broth video. I boil up the small ones for my chickens who love them. And no, it does not make the eggs taste fishy.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jan. 19, 4:43:12 PM     Points: 127    
Yum. Good report. Wish I could find a place close to home to catch a bucket full of those.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:19:10 PM     Points: 42    
Wreckstar

We just got into ice fishing heavy last year, a big key is to keep moving until you find them. When I first started I would sit in one or two spots forever and then move. Now a days, IF nothing in about 5-7 minutes, I move.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:19:31 PM     Points: 42    
--catfishking

Yessir! I used the smaller ones for a fish stock!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:20:44 PM     Points: 42    
--SirGreg88

They are a pain, especially when you fishing partner has to leave before you start and you have to fillet all of them by yourself 😂😂 It was worth it in the end...We already had the fish fry and turned the small ones into a nice stock. I like making a seafood soup with rice noodles with the stock, it's delicious!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:21:42 PM     Points: 42    
--Wmdunker

Crazy! Didn't realize chickens even ate meat!! I'll try and get a good video of that broth process, I hate recording in my kitchen currently.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:22:39 PM     Points: 42    
--Barnacles

Well if you ever get the hankering, Harvey is overrun with perch! It's why I don't mind posting the name, you can catch buckets of them EVERYWHERE in the lake!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jan. 19, 7:46:37 PM     Points: 59745    
Got into a few today myself. Good video.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jan. 19, 10:52:49 PM     Points: 127    
Not fair. I worked 12 hours today.
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: Jan. 20, 12:07:47 AM     Points: 963    
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: Jan. 20, 9:32:36 AM     Points: 2391    
Nice work Goose.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 20, 9:55:40 AM     Points: 42    
--Goosehunter82

Yours is bigger then mine😂😂😜😜 Looked like a great day Cisco!!


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