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Offline WeponsOfBassDestruction

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perch as bait?
« on: Jan 04, 2007, 05:39 PM »
has anyone ever tried using small perch or bluegill as bait on a tipup and if so how did it work?
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2007, 05:40 PM »
It's illegal in Wyoming

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2007, 05:42 PM »
I know it's illegal, in NH, but in florida I used bluegills for bait and have nailed tons of bass over 5 pounds.

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2007, 05:44 PM »
It is legal in Michigan and I use them to catch pike.  Out of 15 or so pike that I have had looking at the perch, only one swam away without attempting to eat the perch.  I have also had medium bass check them out but I am sure that they didn't hit due to the size of the perch that I use 7-9 inches.

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2007, 05:45 PM »
I use them here too and do great with bass and pike.
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2007, 10:15 PM »
Three years ago a guy in our group caught a 23 lb. 44" Pike on a 6" perch he jigged up earlier in the day.  He swears by em'.  They work better either dead or knocked a bit silly before putting them on the tip-up.

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 05, 2007, 12:19 AM »
its illegal here in mass but i used a couple one day when i ran out of bait and i had some mixed in with my shiners i trapped they caught pickerel and bass
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 05, 2007, 03:13 PM »
thanks i will have to try it somewhere legal! lol
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 24, 2007, 07:50 PM »
Is it legal in Minnesota?
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 24, 2007, 09:09 PM »
No it's not Badger.

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 25, 2007, 12:45 PM »
Thanks Mike...
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 25, 2007, 01:02 PM »
I use them when i lived in Ohio for bass,cats,pike,and snappers.I live in AZ.know and they work great here too.

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 29, 2007, 06:37 PM »
on saterday i caught one jigging and threw it on a tip up not 3 minutes later i pulled up a nive 3.5lb bass so id say yah they do

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2007, 03:52 PM »
Save the perch and bluegills for the frying pan. Large minnows work better!!! ;D
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 07, 2007, 08:53 PM »
its illegal here in mass but i used a couple one day when i ran out of bait and i had some mixed in with my shiners i trapped they caught pickerel and bass

it's legal here, we can't use crappies though...

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 10, 2007, 06:06 AM »
I've tried perch with no success but one time I put a small bluegill on and my son caught a 21 inch largemouth.
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 10, 2007, 07:49 AM »
Believe it or not I actually caught a perch on a small bluegill I had baited a tip-up with. It wasn't a very big perch. When I brought him in half the bluegill was out of his mouth. The bluegill was about 4" and the perch was about 10" I have started to use small gills and perch for bait on my tip-ups hoping for bigger fish  :)
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 10, 2007, 10:49 AM »
It is legal in Michigan and I use them to catch pike.  Out of 15 or so pike that I have had looking at the perch, only one swam away without attempting to eat the perch.  I have also had medium bass check them out but I am sure that they didn't hit due to the size of the perch that I use 7-9 inches.
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 10, 2007, 02:28 PM »
its illegal here in mass

it's legal here, we can't use crappies though...

Didn't see this when you posted last year Gloveless....Danderson is correct, they are perfectly legal in Mass.  I've used them several time to catch some gators.




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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 10, 2007, 05:58 PM »
I Ohio, it is illegal to use any game fish for bait. And I think perch is considered a game fish. Not sure about bluegills.
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #20 on: Dec 22, 2007, 03:10 AM »
is it legal in Maine?>

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #22 on: Dec 30, 2007, 11:56 PM »
its illegal here in mass but i used a couple one day when i ran out of bait and i had some mixed in with my shiners i trapped they caught pickerel and bass
I use perch all the time. Jig them up with pimples and rapala jigs. It's illegal to sell them as bait but it is legal to use them as bait by any licensed fisherman, I looked it up several years ago when I started using them. I have caught ridiculously small fish on bait that is bigger than anything sold for pike and I have no fear of using even a seven or eight inch perch for bass. Caught a sixteen inch pickerel on an eight inch perch two years ago. Free bait too, can't be beat at todays prices of shiners. Will never buy bait again except when night fishing.

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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 25, 2008, 04:43 PM »
i know it works on pike and i caught a bass on a perch in the summer
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #24 on: Dec 21, 2013, 11:36 PM »
Perch legal in mass I fish them all the time
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Re: perch as bait?
« Reply #25 on: Dec 22, 2013, 12:52 AM »
For NoDak.

Yellow perch eyes and trout and salmon eggs are
legal bait. The use of other game fish and parts
thereof is illegal.

 



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