The ice fishing Montana boards are sponsored by:

Author Topic: Perch eyes  (Read 1807 times)

Offline No-Tellem Creek

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 1
Perch eyes
« on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:15 PM »
Why do perch go crazy over the eye of another perch?

Offline Snitch#8

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 558
  • As Always, Take Care and Stay Safe!
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:23 PM »
Why do I go crazy over lady fingers?  LOL, seriously, I really don't know but they do and the gills like em too!

Offline appleye

  • Iceshanty Militia
  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • *
  • Posts: 1,921
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:27 PM »
smells and taste yummy!
In the memory of "Team Lighting" Fish ON!
No one ever says,"Man that fish tastes small.

Offline G fish

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 424
  • Wish i was a fishing(Too slim n the traildragers)
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:30 PM »
The dangler makes them go crazy
Team Ripp'n lips.
"Drink a little"
"Save a little"
"There will always be a Little".

Offline bootstrap

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,392
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2019, 09:48 PM »
it is like a chicken wing to them.

Offline Nwhty11

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 3
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2019, 10:13 PM »
cannibals!

Offline OTTOCAR

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 92
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2019, 10:42 PM »
My guess is,, the reflection and the smell,,,,,  just my 2 cents worth,,,,,,,,,,,

Offline ronco

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 334
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2019, 08:17 AM »
The skin from a perch works good also, just a small sliver is all it takes. I've caught trout, perch, crappies, walleyes and a crawdad on a tipped kastmaster.
The secret to fishing.....fish where the fish are.

Offline hoofer

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 230
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2019, 09:05 AM »
i dont understand tearing the eyes out of helpless little fish i am calling the humane society. after i am done fishing.
fish till it hurts then fish some more

Offline G fish

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 424
  • Wish i was a fishing(Too slim n the traildragers)
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2019, 08:32 PM »
Passing on a easy tool for removing the eye.

Team Ripp'n lips.
"Drink a little"
"Save a little"
"There will always be a Little".

Offline Snitch#8

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 558
  • As Always, Take Care and Stay Safe!
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 2019, 09:11 AM »
The skin from a perch works good also, just a small sliver is all it takes. I've caught trout, perch, crappies, walleyes and a crawdad on a tipped kastmaster.

My dad taught me how to use a perch belly.  Take a perch and turn it upside down.  Use a knife to scale the belly.  Then make a 1/2 inch wide cut from the anus toward the head.  After you have about a  2 1/2 to 3 in. strip, cut it off.  The skin helps hold the "cut bait" onto the hook.  We have caught many perch on them over the years, after running out of minnows.

Offline R.young

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 1
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #11 on: Jan 16, 2019, 09:30 AM »
Im not sure I they work good

Offline missoulaicebeerdog

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2019, 07:18 PM »
I don't know why perch love perch eyes, but the first keeper perch I land, the first thing I do is pop and eyeball out, and I don't go the rest of the day without an eyeball on my lure.  It works (for me) better than spikes, worms or belly meat.  I thread my hook through the connective tissue without popping the eyeball, and they last a long time.

Offline oldschoolben

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 468
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2019, 08:35 PM »
I caught a lake trout a few years ago, I popped the eyeball out and put it on a tip up, 5 minutes later gat a fat mac out if it

Offline Perch-Eye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 187
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #14 on: Jan 19, 2019, 09:19 AM »
I use a large paper clip for popping the eyes out.


Ken......

Offline Wenger

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 459
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #15 on: Jan 19, 2019, 11:18 AM »
My nickname is Perch Eye, and my wife's is Walleye. We both are offended and quite frankly scared to go out on the ice at this point.

Offline Quantoson

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 806
  • no fish is too big
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #16 on: Jan 19, 2019, 01:39 PM »
Wenger at Office Depot, avoids the paper clip isle.  :roflmao:
wish you many hook-ups

Offline ronco

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 334
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #17 on: Jan 19, 2019, 04:23 PM »
My nickname is Perch Eye, and my wife's is Walleye. We both are offended and quite frankly scared to go out on the ice at this point.


Wear ski goggles and carry a big stick LOL.
The secret to fishing.....fish where the fish are.

Offline Wenger

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 459
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #18 on: Jan 19, 2019, 09:40 PM »
Wenger at Office Depot, avoids the paper clip isle.  :roflmao:

Now I have another phobia... thanks a million bro.   I just called someone bro, gotta get out of Bozeman I guess. ;D

Offline freeman

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 33
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #19 on: Feb 23, 2019, 08:25 PM »
I finally got a chance to try the paper clip trick and it could not be any easier than that! Great tip!

Offline Perch-Eye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 187
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #20 on: Feb 23, 2019, 08:58 PM »
Actually I think I can make it easier. I'm going to take a chain saw file and sharpen the edges of the paperclip so it cuts them out better.


Ken........

Offline slickice

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 310
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #21 on: Feb 24, 2019, 09:53 AM »
I make my own out of a bobby pin and 1/2" wood dowel.  Simply form a 180 degree curve into the pin by wrapping it around a 1/2" diameter wooden dowel, then epoxy the bobby pin ends to a 2" long piece of the same dowel.  Works extremely well.  Takes a second or two to extract an eye.  I'd post a photo of it but I'm not computer savvy enough.  Anyone wanting to post the photo, I'd send it to them.

Offline Ranger619

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 488
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #22 on: Feb 24, 2019, 12:34 PM »
I always thought I needed a special tool to get the perch eyes out until I saw a video of a guy that simply put his finger in the perchís mouth pushed out on the eye and wallah you can take it out easily with your finger nail or even a popsicle stick. So I tried it and itís simple.
Fish as much as you can we're not here forever!

Otter Cottage & Hideout
Marcum LX9 Marcum Recon5+
Thorne Bros,G Austin & TUCR Rods
6Ē Kdrill Milwaukee M18 Fuel Drill
Strikemaster Honda Lite
Suzuki 750 King Quad W/Otter Monster Box

Offline Born Late

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 607
  • "Ya shoulda been here yesterday."
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #23 on: Feb 24, 2019, 12:55 PM »
I always thought I needed a special tool to get the perch eyes out until I saw a video of a guy that simply put his finger in the perchís mouth pushed out on the eye and wallah you can take it out easily with your finger nail or even a popsicle stick. So I tried it and itís simple.

Yep, and I find it easier to hook the eye before itís fully detached from the perch rather than fumbling with a tiny slimy marble.  Also, the handle end of your ice scoop is a handy way to dispatch a perch prior to eyeball removal.
YOU are the only one who can decide if the ice is safe enough for you.

Offline mtgrant

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 86
Re: Perch eyes
« Reply #24 on: Mar 07, 2019, 05:32 PM »
Using jigs that resemble eye balls works too. Then add some maggots, worm, and some scent. The best of all worlds.
Tight Lines,
Montana Grant

 



Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.