For me perch work really good early summer. Many days better than shad. When you get into mid July and August seems like I always do better with shad. One really good thing about perch is they are easy to keep alive.
Pretty much. They are all about the same. I'm surr that more than one species of perch swims into my trap. Here in the south most all the sunfish are referred to as perch. I know that up north it's a completely different fish.