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Perch report

Postby NWIangler » Jul Tue 04, 2017 12:03 pm

We got out yesterday and did pretty decent on perch. We got 28 keepers between 3 people. Nothing to big just good eating size. We caught around a hundred small ones along with that. We lost 2 steelhead on minnows too. And today we got out with some friends and between 3 boats we only caught 4 decents. And barely any small perch. One of my friends lost a steelhead today too.
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Re: Perch report

Postby Kirk » Jul Wed 05, 2017 8:32 am

Very cool!!!
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Re: Perch report

Postby slimvt9@gmail.com » Aug Mon 21, 2017 11:40 am

How long do perch stick around as we move towards fall? Is it a water temp thing?
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Re: Perch report

Postby MC_angler » Aug Tue 29, 2017 10:38 am

Perch can be caught all year.

As long as there's a thermocline, they'll be around the 60-70 degree water breakline. Probably thru September, on average. As the lake turns over in October/November, you can often catch them near structure or off the piers

Then after everything stabilizes in late Nov/Dec, you can catch them on deep 50-70 foot clay flats.

Or in the warmer water in the slips over by Cal Harbor
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Re: Perch report

Postby slimvt9@gmail.com » Aug Thu 31, 2017 10:09 pm

MC_angler wrote:Perch can be caught all year.

As long as there's a thermocline, they'll be around the 60-70 degree water breakline. Probably thru September, on average. As the lake turns over in October/November, you can often catch them near structure or off the piers

Then after everything stabilizes in late Nov/Dec, you can catch them on deep 50-70 foot clay flats.

Or in the warmer water in the slips over by Cal Harbor


Copy all, thx. What makes the cal harbor water warmer? Power plant discharge?
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Re: Perch report

Postby MC_angler » Sep Fri 01, 2017 10:46 am

Yes, the water tends to be warmer over there due to the industrial water discharges, and the urban heat island effect helps a bit too probably. Lot of pavement and breakwalls and other stuff to absorb sun, contribute slightly warmer runoff, etc
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