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Hey guys, I'm new here. I have a trotline and some limblines out. I have been baiting them with perch and bluegill, with pretty good success. However, how do you hook the perch? I have been hooking them both behind the gills and others in the tail. What are the pros and cons of these and what do you prefer? Which one allows the bait to live longer. I have been catching mostly 4 pound channels and blues, but I want to increase my hook-up ratio.
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For trotlines and limb lines, I like to hook perch between the backbone and top fin. I have had perch alive on lines for 2 days like that, just as lively as when I put the on.
 

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For trotlines and limb lines, I like to hook perch between the backbone and top fin. I have had perch alive on lines for 2 days like that, just as lively as when I put the on.

I agree with this way. If a lot of current, hook them right up through the mouth. Also what type/size hooks are you using?
Welcome to the BOC also!!!:big_smile:
 
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