Where are the perch biting in South Dakota?
Dry Lake #1 is just north of Clark. Indian Springs is just south of Clark. Dry Lake #2 is a bit farther south, just north of Willow Lake. Those are perhaps the best-known options, but there are many more smaller bodies of water, some no more than sloughs, many privately owned and requiring permission to fish.
Where is the best perch fishing?
Best Perch Locations
- 10 Upper Chesapeake Bay > Maryland.
- 1 Shoal Lake > Manitoba.
- 2 Devils Lake > North Dakota.
- 3 Mille Lacs > Minnesota.
- 4 Lake Waubay > South Dakota.
- 5 Mississippi River > Wisconsin.
- 6 Lake Gogebic > Michigan.
- 7 Lake St.
What size perch is considered a jumbo?
The ones that are 9″ long and about as round as a cigar are just perch. Some people go by length… over 12″ is a jumbo.
What is the limit for perch in South Dakota?
Regulations on Big Stone allow anglers to keep 15 perch per day and have 30 in possession. It doesn’t seem to matter if you fish the Minnesota or South Dakota side of the lake, perch are scattered throughout, although Haukos said the south end of Big Stone has received the most fishing pressure.
What is the South Dakota state record for perch?
2 pounds, 13 ounces
According to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Facebook page, Chase Jensen has caught the new certified state record yellow perch. It weighed in at 2 pounds, 13 ounces and was caught on Saturday, March 7 on Bitter Lake.
What lake has the biggest perch?
On the jumbo side of things, Lake Cascade, Idaho, remains the greatest spot in North America to put a 2.5-pound or even 3-pound fish on the ice.
What is considered a jumbo perch?
Where can I find big perch ice fishing?
At first ice, look for perch near or in areas still holding healthy weeds in lakes. Bays, slow-tapering drop offs near weed lines, soft-bottom zones, flats, or reefs are all good areas. In rivers, look for perch in similar areas but out of the main river current.
What is the best perch bait?
Perch fishing with worms tends to produce the best results, but maggots, prawns and lobworms are also amongst the best bait for catching perch. You can also try feeding the perch, spreading some maggots over the area you intend to fish. But don’t go overboard as perch are small and can fill themselves up quickly.