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    Tips, tricks, and tactics to put those tasty yellow pperch on the table. I have caught a few crappie fishing. How can a fella catch a mess of these table worthy fish.

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    Been wondering the same thing.


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    While they are in your home waters they don't get very big...just like the ones I catch at Nickajack. But in spring and winter I could fill the livewell at Nickajack with fish like these. They readily hit a Trout Magnet on a 1 and 1.5 gram jig head twitched on the bottom. It has been a long time since I have kept any fish to eat or I would not mind when I get into them...but to me they become a nuisance when I am chasing something to give me more fight. One tip I can give you....if you catch one...hang around because there will in all likelihood be dozens more in same area. I should add I find these on sandy bottoms in the winter...and in the spring they are in same areas as bedding shell cracker.


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    As mentioned above, often found on firmer bottoms with less weed cover and gravel. Let your jig go right to the bottom as they usually hug the bottom. I have caught them trolling along with the bluegill and crappie though. Small creature baits would be a good start. I seem to get them often on a Southern Pro Crappie stinger as well. Agree that if you get one, toss your line right back in the same spot as they seem to come in groups when found. Perch eyes are a favored bait while ice fishing for more perch but I've never tried it. Dispatch the fish before taking out an eye to try, please. I've also read that they prefer flats, rather than the actual inclines of drop off areas.

    That fish that Alphahawk is holding shows perfectly the sharp point on the back of the gill cover. That WILL get you if you're not aware of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6poundtest View Post
    As mentioned above, often found on firmer bottoms with less weed cover and gravel. Let your jig go right to the bottom as they usually hug the bottom. I have caught them trolling along with the bluegill and crappie though. Small creature baits would be a good start. I seem to get them often on a Southern Pro Crappie stinger as well. Agree that if you get one, toss your line right back in the same spot as they seem to come in groups when found. Perch eyes are a favored bait while ice fishing for more perch but I've never tried it. Dispatch the fish before taking out an eye to try, please. I've also read that they prefer flats, rather than the actual inclines of drop off areas.

    That fish that Alphahawk is holding shows perfectly the sharp point on the back of the gill cover. That WILL get you if you're not aware of it.
    I found the ones from my post in a trench with a gravel bottom. The river going through the pond eroded a deeper trench (about 5 feet deep). I'm going to try with a creature bait next time, as I have a few that I set aside as looking "perchy". I'll also ensure to bring a bucket next time.

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    This guy will tell you more than you want to know about catching White Perch...I assume yellow perch would be the same.
    White Perch - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhand View Post
    This guy will tell you more than you want to know about catching White Perch...I assume yellow perch would be the same.
    White Perch - YouTube
    Not the same at all. Not sure where one can even find white perch in TN….if anywhere….but tactics for white perch are not remotely the same as for yellow perch.

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    I have caught a few in Chickamauga and Guntersville. I also have heard of a remote lake up this way that is supposed to be loaded with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DockShootinJack View Post
    I have caught a few in Chickamauga and Guntersville. I also have heard of a remote lake up this way that is supposed to be loaded with them.

    I forget the name of the lake that a Scenic City Guide fishes for these in East TN but it is full of jumbo yellow perch...I mean it can hold its own with our neighbors up north for quality yellow perch. I really should keep some of them when I get into them as they are not only delicious but extremely easy to filet.


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    They are great table fare. Sounds like it could be the same lake
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