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Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« on: May 11, 2011, 07:26:55 PM »
In the winter all I have on my brain is jumbo perch.  Big ones, 12 inches and up!  Anyone else have the same sickness? 

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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 08:48:01 PM »
In the winter all I have on my brain is jumbo perch.  Big ones, 12 inches and up!  Anyone else have the same sickness? 

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I think we all dream about jumbo perch, I know I do.  I did one special trip this winter to a rather remote lake in the bitter cold and deep snow to target them specifically.  We did alright but they were biting only fair.  Seen some real jumbos though.

Here was my personal catch that day.

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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 09:37:10 PM »
seriously one of the biggest things i miss since moving back down to the south country chris. used to love chasing hard water humpies. line a good trip up next winter for me and if you'll take the time to set foot out of your lund for a day or two i'll show you some fine southern alberta river/stream fishing. even own a fly rod?

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 10:32:16 PM »
ive only ever caught 1 perch that was over 12 inches and ive been hunting on even close sence i hear of some killer spots and lakes i should try just never get around to it

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 12:57:14 AM »
seriously one of the biggest things i miss since moving back down to the south country chris. used to love chasing hard water humpies. line a good trip up next winter for me and if you'll take the time to set foot out of your lund for a day or two i'll show you some fine southern alberta river/stream fishing. even own a fly rod?

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Dace, you need to come up north for a jumbo trip for sure.  I think I am going to get a couple sleds just for hitting the ice all winter to get into some really out of the way places.  I do own flyrods, a few nice ones too that have been hibernating for quite a while.  I think the last time they got a workout was on a trip to the Elk river in BC in 2008.  I am definately in for a trip to hit up some great rivers and streams.  I love nymphing in moving water!

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Here is a big perch pic to show you what you are missing out on.   

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 08:09:07 AM »
I'm a perch addict....Daceminnow, where in southern Alberta do you live?
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 06:27:08 PM »
seriously one of the biggest things i miss since moving back down to the south country chris. used to love chasing hard water humpies. line a good trip up next winter for me and if you'll take the time to set foot out of your lund for a day or two i'll show you some fine southern alberta river/stream fishing. even own a fly rod?

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Dace, you need to come up north for a jumbo trip for sure.  I think I am going to get a couple sleds just for hitting the ice all winter to get into some really out of the way places.  I do own flyrods, a few nice ones too that have been hibernating for quite a while.  I think the last time they got a workout was on a trip to the Elk river in BC in 2008.  I am definately in for a trip to hit up some great rivers and streams.  I love nymphing in moving water!

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Here is a big perch pic to show you what you are missing out on.

nice pic. rub it in. nevermind the bobber fishing, you can drown a leech under a bobber all day long out of your boat for eyes. we'll get you into floating some big foam flys in shallow chop for some nice browns. they attack those bugs off the surface so vicious, it's sure to get your blood pumping.

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 06:28:49 PM »
I'm a perch addict....Daceminnow, where in southern Alberta do you live?

southwest of the stampede city. what are you thinking?

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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 06:51:56 PM »
nice pic. rub it in. nevermind the bobber fishing, you can drown a leech under a bobber all day long out of your boat for eyes. we'll get you into floating some big foam flys in shallow chop for some nice browns. they attack those bugs off the surface so vicious, it's sure to get your blood pumping.

I like cleaning up in a pool, not just picking off the easy ones!  I will take your word and resist the urge to nymph.  I would love to smash some agressive browns! 

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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 01:55:33 PM »
In the winter all I have on my brain is jumbo perch.  Big ones, 12 inches and up!  Anyone else have the same sickness? 

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  I see you have the same addiction as me. I wonder where you can get treatment for this....... ;)
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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011, 01:52:02 AM »
I know where to get treatment!  It's off the beaten path, way in the bush, and you can't drive a truck in there.  You need to take a trip at least two times a week from December to March, and throw in a few in early April too.  As soon as ice comes off the lakes however, you will be longing to sit on the ice again!

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 03:56:50 PM »
Nothing better in the winter then going out all day on a weekend and hunting for them big jumbo perch then head back to town and get ready for the beer leagues hockey game. After that head to the local pub to hit up some beer and wings with the hockey boys. Head home and get to bed so you can get up and do it all over again the next day.

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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2012, 12:38:47 PM »
Cross Lake on saturday was ok for perch but location and technique is key for catching the bigger ones. Caught lots of dinker perch and in the late afternoon the bigger ones started to bite. This lake is quite busy. F & W C.O. has told me that the highest numbers for vechiles is 135.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 03:34:49 PM »
Was at Cross on Saturday as well.  A few rumours of some big perch there and the swarms of people started fishing it.  I had 6 kids and my dad there most of the day.  Caught 20-25 between us all.  Kept maybe 10 of them worth keeping and 2 of them were decent sized.  It was hard for the kids to catch them.  Very light bites.  Tried all kinds of hooks and maggots,meal worms and minnows with not much luck.  Was kind of dissapointed as I wanted to get into them real good with the kids. 

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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 11:19:42 PM »
A few rumours of some big perch there and the swarms of people started fishing it.

A common problem in Alberta.

"Hey so and so lake is putting out loads of nice perch"

A week later everyone and their dog is out there.

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 10:09:09 AM »
First fish I ever caught sight fishing was a fat humpy perch. When I was growing up, went to a lot of out-of-the-way backwoods lakes with the old man and I can remember catching perch that were huge.  Haven't been out for the perch like that in a long long time, and the guys I fish with can't really be bothered to go after them.   Really sucks cause were setup to get out to the out of the way places that you would find them at, but no one wants to go with me... :( :'(

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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 04:25:03 PM »
Was at Cross on Saturday as well.  A few rumours of some big perch there and the swarms of people started fishing it.  I had 6 kids and my dad there most of the day.  Caught 20-25 between us all.  Kept maybe 10 of them worth keeping and 2 of them were decent sized.  It was hard for the kids to catch them.  Very light bites.  Tried all kinds of hooks and maggots,meal worms and minnows with not much luck.  Was kind of dissapointed as I wanted to get into them real good with the kids.
Next time you go let me know and I will show you how I was ; catching the bigger ones. My only regret I have last saturday is that I figured it out too late in the day.. Next time I will get em...... Look out perch here I come.. ;)
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Re: Any super die hard perch ice fisherman here?
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 03:22:30 PM »
First, thanks to the friend who told me today about this forum!

Yes, I am addicted to perch. Gorgeous stripey colorful little buddies! I luv 'em. When I am not tempting them to bite I am thinking about them. When I am not thinking about them I am making gear and tools to catch them. When it's summer I am waiting for winter again to get on the ice. I don't know why I love perch so much but it likely stems from childhood when I saw little fish in a farm pond which were likely perch. Wish there were more perch in the world.  :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 04:28:27 PM »
Welcome to this decent Forum. May your fishin lines be tight and full of perch.
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