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Cascade Jumbos For Those Curious
« on: March 18, 2018, 02:29:04 AM »


I've been getting some PMs and questions about Cascade so here is a video from our first day out at Cascade this year.

If you're not tired of seeing me go ballistic over jumbo perch this vids for you!

Finally got around to putting a video together from our first day at cascade this year.  Cascade Lake Jumbo Yellow Perch have become the trip of the year for me.  This was the third season fishing the lake and the first time with my Brother Dallas.  He brought his snow mobile so we had mobility which is key on Cascade.  This is a very big Reservoir and the perch move.  Where they are found one day may not be good the next.  Be prepared to cover ground and depth ranges in order to find actively feeding fish.  We use set lines to increase our surface coverage.  The Jaw Jacker, IFish Pro, Trigger and HT Polar tip ups all caught fish for us.  The automatic hook setting devices are the most reliable for perch if you want to release fish because they tend to swallow the bait on the tip up and Ifish Pro.  But if you're eating them then I guess that doesn't really matter anyways.  The key for success on set lines is a small Tungsten Jig and this year we were testing out Back Country Tackle jigs and did very well on them.  Other lures that were effective were the Rapala Slab Raps, Northland Tackle small perch fry plastic and just a plain Gamakatsu colored hook and worm.  So Join my brother and I as we run around hauling in Jumbo perch, numerous 14-15 inch perch and many around two pounds. 

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Re: Cascade Jumbos For Those Curious
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 08:47:39 AM »

 Very nice Doc , I d be out of my element, can't run like that
  anymore ... What do you think it is ...the food ....lack of
   fishing pressure....different Gene pool .
    Are they tasty like regular perch  ..
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Re: Cascade Jumbos For Those Curious
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 10:08:08 PM »
Very nice Doc , I d be out of my element, can't run like that
  anymore ... What do you think it is ...the food ....lack of
   fishing pressure....different Gene pool .
    Are they tasty like regular perch  ..

You could set the rods closer to yourself, but spreading them out gets you more fish for sure.  Its an interesting story.  A fishery actually managed for perch.  The perch population crashed early 2000s so they found it was due to Northern Pike Minnows (squawfish) so they Rotenoned the whole reservior and actively destroy adult squafish on spawning beds.  After the lake was poisoned they planted it with 800,000 (Ive heard different numbers) stunted perch from a lake in Oregon.  These perch have become the top predator in the lake.  The adult perch eat minnows and perch minnows are their favorite thing to eat.  So I think it is the founder effect, tons of food, few fish.  Growing to astronomic proportions.  But apparently the growth rate is also astounding in about 8 years they hit around 14 inch.  After that they just keep growing.  Test netting is done every year to manage the population.  There is no limit on the lake for perch or anywhere in idaho for perch.  I think the numbers are dropping and they are showing that there is a decline in the younger generations.  So this could be a good thing to continue a smaller population and maintain size but fisheries is a little concerned about the decrease in new recruitment years.  I guess time will tell.  Every year I go it has been getting better as far as average size goes.  Numbers might be going down though. But who cares, where else can you catch multiple legit on digital scale 2 pound plus perch a day
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