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Hi friends!I need help with catching white perch at Lake Marburg. Can you guys give me any tips where to go and what to use. I plan to go there to take my seven-year-old son fishing. Thank for your help!
 

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I catch them on all the flats at Lake Galena with a 1.5" Rapala X-rap
 

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tell you what someone told me an works. i have a 12 boat i run with a trolling motor i just troll two lines about 30 or so feet behind the boat using worm harnesses. use real worms they dont seem to hit artificial. i make my own worm harnesses just two hooks and a brass blade to give it that shine and a weight to keep in a few feet deep. i just troll through the coves and i watch the finder staying about 20' depth. if you dont have a boat id just try using worms cast out and give it a few feet on a bobber. hope this helps
 

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Not sure what a walleye rig is really never fished with one but you just might catch walleye this way i did some last year, i took my friend out saturday for perch but had no luck not sure if the over cast had something to do with it or if it was just one of those days, i usually get into them around 10ish but we were off the lake by 12. fish finder said the water temp was 70 and saw plenty of bass in the shallows.
 

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Well we went out last weekend tried trolling thing to no luck then we found a school of them and we caught them with a small trout magnet gold jig and a live worm. pulled 27 hour they would fight for a little bit then when pike would come in they would stop and then they would bite again once the pike left
 

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Yes last weekend they were biting for us either. Made a lair out of me to my fishing buddy since it was his first time trolling, normally catch a good amount. notice the water was 30+ deep where i was and its normally 20-25 couldnt even find them on the fish finder.
 

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I ment to say we got 27 white perch. Not 27 hours. The biggest was 11 in. They where around the coves by the dam. I will be going back out in about 2 weeks to try again. Oh and the sure cooked up good.
 

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we were fishing down near the dam too ended up at the dam just fishing for sunnies just enjoying the day on the lake. my best was 30 white perch in one day with a couple of really nice sized ones. Ive tried them a few different ways i some times scale them and cut the fillets leaving the skin on if im going to grill them fresh, but if im freezing them i just cut the fillet free of the skin, same if im baking them. some butter and lemon pepper. Planning on getting out again here soon want to get some for a fish fry.
 

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I think you could catch the state record white perch out of there. When you head out next time let me know. If I go out we'll have to have a little challenge. Yeah I have no problem keeping the because they sure are over loding the lake from,what I have heard and read. And can you send a pick of that rig you were talking about. Thanks
 

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http://www.lurenet.com/lindy-crawler-harness-colorado-blade
something like that i just use red beads and spare baldes from my lure making parts, walmart sells them with artificial worms on them for like 2$ for a pair but i just make them its not that hard they is probly a bunch of youtube videos. the state record white perch i believe was caught at Marburg, and at most of the docks next to limit an sizes for game fish there is a sign explaining that they are an noninvasive species of fish that someone introduced to the lake and due to the spawn rate of them they are damaging the native game fish to the by eating fry of the other species.
 

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Ok. I have some walleye rigs and I will try to make one with smaller hooks. I will try them after I give up trying to find the schools of them, which that hasn't been hard to do. But do they always stay schooled up all year? It [censored] that they are an invasive species and hurting everything else but I do enjoy Fishing For them we caught probably over 300 down bellow the Conowingo Dam and this is definitely something I plan to get my family more involved in. and like I said they are very good to eat aleast we think so.
 
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