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Luck or just pure chance?

Big perch are hard to find. Depending on where you live, the may just be at your door step canal or you can spend months finding them. However, the small ones are just everywhere. But over where I live, the big ones have been rare and you don't catch them everyday, especially those 40cm up ones.

A 39cm perch on a 1/8 oz spinnerbait. Not 40cm up but really good size. I returned the next day just to find another angler catching a similar size fish on a spinner.

A close-up of the 39cm perch. Looks a bit like a peacock bass?

This has got to be one of the best perch I've caught down the canal. During one late summer, perch fishing had been quite good. Anyone fishing with a lure at the right places literally stood the chance in catching a good size one. As for me, I caught this fish on a spinnerbait above a weed bed while I was fishing for pike. The hook-up was a clean one and the fight was quite good for a fish this size. That particular spot was so good, I returned the next day to find another angler catching a perch of similar size with a spinner. Talk about luck! His or mine?

By the way, for those of you who wonder what the bandages on my fingers were for, I'll tell you later.
[ 2011/01/13 21:49 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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