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It was a tougher day on the lakefront this morning. I heard reports from various harbors that things were generally on the slow side.

I fished for a few hours this morning. Good amount of guys out there, but not too many perch. One guy got a limit (you know who you are) and the rest of us were picking up one here, one there.

Took home 6 perch. Biggest was 13.75". A real chunker

Jig bite was tough for me. Picked up a couple including some dinks. Shad raps worked best for me. Lost two jumbos and landed 4 good sized perch.

May try again tonight...

 

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mplant1 said:
RonG said:
hahaha, i don't get it

alarm is set at 3:00am. why am i surfing a fishing website??
That's because you are too young to get it.

You spelled 'slim pickin's' as Slim Pickens. That's a pic of Slim Pickens riding a nuke like a rodeo horse in Dr. Strangelove.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueuauKKj ... re=related

I never saw the movie, but I remember seeing the clip on the Tonight Show when I was a kid. :lol: A classic...
 

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I'd love to see how perch are caught with shad raps. I've always worked them with soft shell of minnows so something new is always welcomed!
 

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JB said:
I'd love to see how perch are caught with shad raps. I've always worked them with soft shell of minnows so something new is always welcomed!
The feeling is incredible. What I do is use an 18" leader rigged with a swivel to my main line. I add 3 large bass split shots right above the swivel. This keeps my shad rap lower. At first glance, you might think I was trying to snag fish...constant hard jerks and while retrieving. But man, when the perch hit, they slam it. With this method, you're all but guaranteed that all the fish that hit the shad rap are jumbo perch - no dinks or gobies!
 

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I'm south and 63rd is a lil closer than Navy pier.
Like you guys it seems i share the pier with only a few casters and more gulls.

I do like that spot, lots of deep water to the east and easy access by the harbor.

Gotta get back there soon!

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i like 63rd a lot.

one of the regulars once told me, "hey, the fish aren't racist, they come down here to the south side!"

good stuff. when i'm there its usually just me and a friend and maybe a couple other anglers, and the seagulls. many of those guys that fish down there are true lake michigan pros.
 

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Thinking of taking my boys Saturday morning to 63rd st.

i have been completely out of touch..
Hows the wind lately, east r west.

What do the piers look like for 'catching'..

R

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