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Tobster

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Perch after dark????
« on: Jan 24, 2013, 12:25 PM »
Anybody have any luck catching perch after the sun goes down, if so could you share some of of your experiences?

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #1 on: Jan 24, 2013, 12:39 PM »
I have had good luck right at dark and 30 min after but than always seems to slow way down.

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2013, 12:45 PM »
I have ice fished from 1945 or 46 I have never hit perch after dark,but this is me,i have been told there eyes
do not work well at night, with "lights" I have hit crappies but NEVER,perch,i may not be doing something right???
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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2013, 12:56 PM »
Reaction of bite slows down but while salmon fishing schools have come through. Rat finkees work well for nitbit perch with maggots

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2013, 01:37 PM »
Perch cannot see on the dark, that's usually when they get eaten. Brian "bro" brosdahl told me that at one of his seminars

Tobster

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #5 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:07 PM »
Not doubting you about Perch not seeing in the dark, but Walleyes are actually a perch and I think they can see in the dark.

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #6 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:11 PM »
i fish at night a lot,do get some perch but very few and far between

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #7 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:13 PM »
Not doubting you about Perch not seeing in the dark, but Walleyes are actually a perch and I think they can see in the dark.

thats because walleyes have a tapetum lucidum (membrane that gathers low levels of light) in their eyes, perch don't.  Gives the walleyes a huge advantage during low light.

On a few very rare occasions I have caught a perch or two after sunset, but not too often.    On the northend of lake champlain, I've watched yellow perch with the aqua-vu, they settle deep into the grass on the bottom and don't move once it starts to get very dark.

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #8 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:18 PM »
If you have clear ice and a full moon, go for it. Otherwise dont even bother. Perch sleep in the dark.

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #9 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:21 PM »
Early morning or just before dark... perch arent really nocturnal

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #10 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:25 PM »
OK, good information, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #11 on: Jan 24, 2013, 02:59 PM »
no eyelids...cant sleep.
They meditate when it is night time....thinking about how they can be a better perch tomorrow.

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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #12 on: Jan 24, 2013, 03:01 PM »
I get  a few after ark but not to many.  most of the ones after dark are on the larger (jumbo ) size.  I have got a few 15's after dark no small ones. 


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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #13 on: Jan 24, 2013, 05:03 PM »
they do feed at times at night...depends on the body of water...try it....
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Re: Perch after dark????
« Reply #14 on: Jan 24, 2013, 05:40 PM »
sight feeders,you cant see in the dark so they dont bite.

 


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