White Perch

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by Topname, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Topname

    Topname New Member

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    I went to some docks on lake Norman Friday at about six to get warm up for today and in 30min I got a lil mess of white perch here are some pics
     

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  2. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Top, those white perch are good to eat, plus the heads make great catfish bait. Mac
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Them are some nice looking Perch that you caught thank you for sharing the pictures with us, glad to hear that you had some luck if i was you i would save the heads and use them for catfish bait, and good luck with your future trips and keep us posted on how you do.
     
  4. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Matt where I live in east KY they call a drum (sheepshead up north) a white perch. Are the pics Terrance posted of what they also call mooneye? That's the only fish I've seen in the KY river that looks like those.
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on some nice Perch.
     
  6. Topname

    Topname New Member

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    Thanks for the tip I got the heads on ice for a future trip
     
  7. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i've never seen one of those, but they do look cool. how do you catch em? what do they taste like? welcome to the boc terrance!
     
  8. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    We have a few drum here but they are different fish from the white perch.
     
  9. huskerkat

    huskerkat New Member

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    That's a nice mess a fish, Terrance! Now share with the rest of the class how you caught them. I have been curious to try for these around here this year. I don't think there are a lot around, but I know of a couple small lakes that are supposed to have some. I would love to learn some tips and tricks on catching them!
     
  10. Topname

    Topname New Member

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    They are real good to eat I loved them. I use regular crappie minnows you can catch'em on top or the bottom. Night crawlers work well too
     
  11. jdw123

    jdw123 New Member

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    depending on what part of the region your from, fish are called different names. here in texas those are just called white crappie which white perch is just another name for them. crappie is probably the best tasting freshwater fish there is.
     
  12. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i have never seen a crappie that looked quite like that. every crappie i have caught, black or white, has a spotted tail. those have tails that look more like a sand bass, and they are almost solid white, and they seem to have pointed tail fins instead of rounded. maybe it's just the lighting???
     
  13. Topname

    Topname New Member

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    I have a book thats says it is not a true perch but a member of the temperate bass family. Its close relatives are white and striped bass. White perch is just the name they gave them
     
  14. beakus

    beakus New Member

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    i know here in kansas there are concidered a nuisance fish,in fact one lake is so over run with them that if you catch one it is illeagle to return it back into the water alive.they are overrunning a few lakes around southern kansas.please be very careful as not to transfef them to new waters as they like to eat alot of diffrent kind of fish eggs and can over populate very quickly.
     
  15. Topname

    Topname New Member

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    I know what you mean they basically got rid of our white bass population
     
  16. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    We have a lot of white Perch here also. What we do is use a sabiki rig tipped with crawlers. We just set the rod in the holder with a weight at the bottom of it. I like to do it while drifting because it shows drifting speed by the angle of the line. I've watched many cats pass up on Herring and hit the perch only.

    -Jim-
     
  17. huskerkat

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    They aren't that bad here, yet, but I know in the last few years they have started becoming that way. It is illegal to transport live white perch here, too. I don't think anyone would have a problem with me transferring them into the hot oil pond! :wink: Yum