Colorado Fisherman Forum banner
21 - 22 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,542 Posts
how well do perch compete for forgage with all the other game in the lake?
I know young perch eat a lot of juvenile crawfish and blood worms. That would probably explain why I keep running into them around mud bottoms? i don't think they suspend and eat shad like everything else? I have never caught a single one there trolling.

I used to catch big perch at Smith Mountain on small Paca Craws dragged thru the mud slowly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
947 Posts
Neal is right. Perch, specifically the bigger ones, roam big mud flats for emerging larvea coming from the mud.
 
21 - 22 of 22 Posts
Top