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Mncrappie

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What size perch you keep
« on: Nov 20, 2016, 11:49 PM »
What size perch do you guys keep? I'm not talking jumbo perch. I keep them at about 11 inches. Sometimes 9 or 10 depending how fat they are
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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 2016, 11:56 PM »
A 3 incher will make a days worth of cut bait, the best being two eyes.     ;)2

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2016, 12:07 AM »
Depends on the lake and growing conditions. I believe the DNR here in Iowa considers 8in perch the desired size for table fair.

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2016, 07:12 AM »
most places I fish locally, 8"+ is decent but I went out to North Dakota last winter, its a whole different world out there for perch! Didn't keep anything smaller than 10" and most were in the 11" to 12" range. While that may not be big for local people in ND, I was amazed

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2016, 07:17 AM »
most places I fish locally, 8"+ is decent but I went out to North Dakota last winter, its a whole different world out there for perch! Didn't keep anything smaller than 10" and most were in the 11" to 12" range. While that may not be big for local people in ND, I was amazed

Amazing how those fresh water shrimp in the lakes up that way fatten the perch up so well.

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2016, 07:22 AM »
 Hunger for a meal determines a lot,  I have eaten tons of  8" perch , also the body of water I'm  fishing 😉
     

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2016, 09:33 AM »
The minimum for me is 8 inches depending on the lake but most times I won't keep them less than 10 inches.

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2016, 10:50 PM »
On a slough where they run smaller, 8+ depending on fatness.  On a bigger lake where you can possibly get multiple 12s in a day, 10+.  I find that 9-11 are the best keepers.  12+ the rib cage gets a lot more rugged and they're hard to clean, and you don't get that much more meat from a 13 than from an 11.  Big ones are great for a picture, but 9-11 is ideal for eating.

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #8 on: Nov 23, 2016, 01:11 PM »
Depends how hungry for a fish dinner I am :)

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2016, 02:14 PM »
I usually go with 10".

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2016, 02:34 PM »
Give a man a fish he eats for a day .Teach a man to ice fish he has an obsession for a lifetime

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #11 on: Nov 30, 2016, 02:23 PM »
8"-12" perfect size

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #12 on: Nov 30, 2016, 02:27 PM »
If I'm looking for a meal then it's 8" for me. If I have a few on the ice I'll start to keep a few 7 1/2". If I ever find a school of bigger perch then I'll keep a few over 10"

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #13 on: Dec 02, 2016, 11:32 AM »
8" for me for keepers

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #14 on: Dec 13, 2016, 11:04 AM »
9 or greater
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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #15 on: Dec 13, 2016, 01:11 PM »
Depends on how the perch are biting. On slow days, I may keep 11" and up. Other days I throw back anything under 13.

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #16 on: Dec 13, 2016, 02:54 PM »
9 inches or more
Where's the ice bro?

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #17 on: Dec 20, 2016, 08:29 PM »
Depends, in Iowa, 9+ if their thick. SD, 12

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #18 on: Jan 10, 2017, 06:17 PM »
9" and up for me

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Re: What size perch you keep
« Reply #19 on: Jan 12, 2017, 12:16 AM »
Depends, but usually 8-10 inch are keepers.

 



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