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06-18-2009 10:18 PM
RonG
Re: 6-18 Courtneys charitable perch foundation

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Originally Posted by CourtneyLovesPerch
Ron described it pretty well...Jig up...Usually there is some wind...Keep a bow in your line as the lure falls and wait for the "tick"...That is all it is. Wash, rinse and repeat...Using mono you will miss a lot of these taps. Use the thinnest braid you feel comfortable with. Practice.
This morning was the first time in awhile where I could keep my rod tip high, jig up and keep a bow in my line. In other words, fish the way I'm supposed to. Most trips to the front of the lake, I've been faced with a NE blast and waves breaking on the wall and splashing me. On those days, I can't keep a bow going and nearly have to shove the rod tip downward into the lake to keep the wind from pulling my offerings out of the perch strike zone. That's no way to fish.

Regardless of conditions, just like last ice season, I've avoided the skunk every single time out.
06-18-2009 09:28 PM
CourtneyLovesPerch
6-18 Courtneys charitable perch foundation

Went out perchin. Done with work a little early got to the front of the Lake Michigan around 4pm or so.

Fishing was spotty really had to work for them.

Tired of perch. Cleaning for sure. Getting burned out.

Every so often you would get a tap and it was back to catching. Was only keeping perch over eleven and I think most were twelve inches or better.

Caught most on a 16th oz jig with plastics..Only one or two on the rap of shad.

The Flukester stopped by and apprehended the meat for his pa. I was extremely careful not to give the poooks more fish than that which would exceed my daily limit. Very much a stickler on such things. Hate to break the law...It is wrong. Without rules there would be chaos. When chaos breaks out people get kicked off of sites...It's all so sad.

Between the fluke and myself there was quite a nice pile of fish. The fluke left to get a cleaning and I continued fishing....As darkness was beginning to descend the fishing picked up a bit....Landed a few more fish which I tossed back into the Lake.

You really need to get your "jig on" to get these fish...Need the right equip, line, lures and skill.

Ron described it pretty well...Jig up...Usually there is some wind...Keep a bow in your line as the lure falls and wait for the "tick"...That is all it is. Wash, rinse and repeat...Using mono you will miss a lot of these taps. Use the thinnest braid you feel comfortable with. Practice.

There are fish around. I hope it gets better...Fishing over four hours to hammer out a limit is pretty rough.

Whether the Fluke posts a pic that is up to him. Tired. Get to repeat the whole thing again tomorrow. How far away is July?


You sleep when you're dead.

OXOXOXOX,

Courtney

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