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Went to aurora res. on thursday, caught some realy nice perch and trout. Ice was about four inches, but pretty solid. We were fishing in about 29 ft. of water and probably I would guess about 300 hundred yards out from the marina. It was a great day of fishing but I dont think the ice will last much longer....Ill try and post a couple of pics.
 

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Wow, that's one fine looking mess of perch. Some full of eggs by the look of them? A lot of good eating there.
 

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MASTER ANGLER

Minimum length for Yellow Perch is 12 inches. 

I think you got that covered!

Dan
 
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Wow, that's a great catch, those perch look fat and healthy. I don't know the first thing about perch fishing, I caught one on a rapala at Chatfield, and a couple while bass fishing Quincy with Senkos...what do you use for them in the summer? Vertical jigging flashy stuff, lil jigs?
 

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They were really good eating. The meat had a sweet flavor. Cooked the same day I caught them. They were hittin on pink or orange ice jigs on the bottom, tipped with meal worms or wax worms. All of them were full of eggs. I don't usually fish for perch but after reading some threads from last week I had to try. I usually only fish Aurora in the summer time for trout, wiper and walleye. BIG FUN!
 

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Beautiful perch! The state record for yellow perch as listed on this site is 2lb5oz. and 12.5 '' in length. Those look like they are in the running!
 

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Any idea if the ice is still fishable? I was thinking about making a trip out there tomorrow if anybody knows the current condition of the ice that would be awesome.
 

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Those are quality perch. Great catches! Perch taste fantastic and in most cases, taking them out of the lake in large numbers make the existing fish populations stronger.
 

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kastmisser said:
Beautiful perch! The state record for yellow perch as listed on this site is 2lb5oz. and 12.5 '' in length. Those look like they are in the running!
12.5" and 2lbs 5oz!!!!!!! I am thinking maybe a belly full of lead weights.
 

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kastmisser said:
Beautiful perch! The state record for yellow perch as listed on this site is 2lb5oz. and 12.5 '' in length. Those look like they are in the running!
that record is greatly debated. It is pretty much impossible for a 12.5" perch to be 2#5oz. Iceintheveins has caught yellows up to 15" from rifle gap that were barely 2 pounds (and these fish were absolutely OBESE). I am thinking a perch would have to be 16-17" to break that. Those perch are probably just over 1 pound. Great catch of jumbos!!!
 
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