Perch on a fly?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by ken2cross, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. ken2cross Member

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    Lake Stevens, Wa
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    I have a buddy (hardware guy) telling stories of amazing numbers of perch in a local west side lake.
    This is a species I've totally ignored in recent years. Has anyone ever tried them on a fly? I was thinking a leach pattern or???? What do you think?
  2. Kevin Kraxberger KDeuce

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    Lake Stevens, WA
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    I have not targeted perch, but have caught them twice in two different lakes while trolling a woolly bugger for trout.
  3. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    They are not difficult to catch on a fly. Big or small fly they really don't care. At least that's been my experience on Mason.
  4. Adam Fishin' Fool

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    YES!!! Perch on the fly. An absolute blast on a 2 or 3 weight. I do it here in the great white north in June with an indicator and a size 10 or 12 catatonic leech. Leech patterns are the staple. If there is a good population of gammarus in the lake, that would also be a good pattern to have on standby. I've caught them on chironomids and mayfly nymph patterns as well. Have fun and eat some perch! mmmmmmm good
  5. atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Small streamer patterns work well. I've caught quite a few on this little fella.

    And if the lake you're fishing happens to have bass, crappie and bluegill, you'll probably end up with a mess o' them on your hook as well.
  6. ken2cross Member

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    Thanks I'll give that one a try.
    Ken
  7. Kcahill Active Member

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    Renton, WA
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    Leech patterns are working really well right now on them with a slow retrieve, black\purple or red zonkers and the perch are hammering them( same with the stocker rainbows)
  8. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    I have caught many perch using scuds and bugger patterns.
  9. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    I use a small "Chum Baby" but in perch colors with olive and rust with a brass bead head. The "Perch Baby" works great, both for perch and brookies..
  10. NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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    I have never fly fished for yellow perch but have fished for white perch in the salt ponds with a shrimp pattern. Not sure if this is even relevent. Either yellow or white perch are extremely agressive so, I would imagine almost anything would work
  11. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    DES moines wa
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    Goto fish lake I was nailing them on a parachute adams every other cast
  12. totallycustom Member

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    I have heard we have Perch in Lake Devereaux near Belfair. Has anyone ever caught any there?