White perch at Wateree Creek

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by NABO, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. NABO

    NABO New Member

    Hey, What is the best way to find good number of white perch out of Wateree Creek?

    1. How?......Sabiki Rig or what? I dont have equipment to do drifting and I know that Sabiki Rig works better while drifting.

    2. Where?......what is the best location and depth?

    I was able to catch couple of small ones in my cast net. I fileted them to use as bait for catfishing and got good results. Problem is that I couldnt get enough of white perch. (I got a lot of good size shad but catfish didnt want them....used white perch as bait and it went crazy!!)

  2. gotta go

    gotta go New Member

    Well NABO, thanks for givin my long kept secret to all the guys on this site. :smile2: Sometimes they will move on ya, but i always do pretty good out from the bank in 10-12ft of water, sometimes in coves, off points, etc. Just try different depts. I usually put 2 hooks above the lead and fish on bottom using little pieces of night crawlers. he lead will be on bottom and put 1 hook about 6 inches above the lead and the other about 6-10 inches above that hook. Most of the time they are close to bottom but when they play hard to get i kind of move it up and down real slow.
    Sometimes if the wind is not blowin hard i will drift for them, once found they are easy to catch. Hope this helps