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A Good perch Lake? #13177928 06/06/19 03:13 PM
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i haven't just went out and targeted perch. But seeing all of these Monsters. I want to go and try to get a few. Where should I go for the best chance to get a nice one ?


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Re: A Good perch Lake? [Re: Sirjet] #13177939 06/06/19 03:24 PM
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From what I am seeing Lake Athens appears to be outstanding. Not terribly far from DFW metromess .

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We fly fish on Lake Gilmer Tuesday and it was non stop for four hour, lots of little ones but did get some over 7".


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Re: A Good perch Lake? [Re: Sirjet] #13178001 06/06/19 04:40 PM
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I caught one out of Lake Athens that was so big i couldn't grab it. I had to lip it. But that was 15 years ago.


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IMO most of the lakes in your neck of the woods should have some nice size perch. If there are mature largemouth there are usually mature bluegill. Most people fish heavy line with giant floats in 3' of water and then say there are no eating size sunfish in the lake. Like any other species you have to target the big ones. The behavior of mature fish is different than juveniles. Back off the bank, use light or even ultralight tackle, and if you are catching lots of little ones move. Sometimes you don't even have to move very far.

Once again, that is just my opinion. And don't forget, the only bait you need are worms.

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I know that there are little perch in Joe Pool lake. but not any of size.


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Seems that Athens and anywhere south of Austin they are catching monster sunfish. For what I am seeing creeks and small hill country rivers are producing very well down here.

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It has been a long time. But I caught some monsters in Lake Fork.


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If you want perch you probably need to head to Minnesota. roflmao

Re: A Good perch Lake? [Re: Sirjet] #13178589 06/07/19 12:31 PM
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WOW!!!!!!!! LOL. On my way right now.


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From past post I have been reading over the years Athens, Caddo, Joe Pool,Fork,and Conroe seem to have some nice Bluegill. What has already been mentioned South Central Texas water bodies are all loaded with nice sunfish. Hope you find some good ones. Let us know how you do. woot

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Joe Pool is very close to me. Fork is a 1 1/2 away, but some nice ones. Athens is also 1 1/5 hours away. have only caught 1. LOL I am going to get on some sooner or later.


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OK. Could a Joe Pool Perch Specialist hit me up with confirmation? Not looking for spots. Just need to know they are in there.


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Texas is loaded with plenty of good sunfish lakes. Catching sunfish is pretty simple. A worm on a hook usually gets good results. Finding the BIG ONES is another story! Anglers who target sunfish have continued success in finding and catching big sunfish. They know the patterns of the fish and how to catch them. They also usually know the water body they are fishing or what to look for in a water body holding nice sunfish. Not many anglers target sunfish. I think only point one percent (.1)of all the Texas Anglers target sunfish. Bass,catfish,Crappie,Striped Bass/White Bass,and rough fish,get 99.9 percent. Just my two cents. Knowing sunfish patterns and where to find the big ones can result in continued success in catching BIG SUNFISH! Nothing beats a sunfish fight on ultralight tackle.


Here are some good sunfish lakes that have had some good articles over the years posted about them.

#1. Fayette
#2. Dunlap (Before the dam break)
#3. Athens
#4 Lady Bird Lake
#5. Lake Austin
#6. Lake Travis
#7. Joe Pool
#8. Caddo
#9 Conroe
#10 Falcon
#11 Fork
#12.Fairfield (Making a comeback)

There are many more I am sure. Best of luck. Hope you catch some nice ones. They are super good eating! thumb


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WOW!!!! banker. Thanks for the info. I think I want to increase my Perch intake. Bring out the ultra light gear and hold on.


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