Joe Pych

Yellow Perch caught by Joe Pych fishing in Lake Champlain in Vermont at the LCI Father’s Day Fishing Derby on 06/20/09

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 11 years ago

Yellow Perch caught by Joe Pych fishing in Lake Champlain in Vermont at the LCI Father’s Day Fishing Derby on 06/20/09
Yellow Perch caught by Joe Pych fishing at the LCI Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Saturday June 20, 2009 at 16:35 in Lake Champlain 4.64 km from Grand Isle in Grand Isle County, Vermont (VT), United States North America using a Stick Bait by Rapala International

I like this photo because it shows how aggressive these cannibal yellow perch are. The catch is not much bigger than the bait and look at the resemblance between the bait and the fish.

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Sandra Wright
Robert Forster
Tom Sehr
Henry V
Brandon Mabrey
John A Wright
Joe Pych
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Tom Sehr

jumbo !

Posted by Tom Sehr Expert Member over 11 years ago

Joe Pych

Henry - Thanks for the offer, but you can keep the Yankees hat in your bag ;-)

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 11 years ago

Henry V

I was kidding about the Bowfin bait, but it makes sense. I only fish for them with artificials but one of my favorites is a Yellow Perch Rapala. It's a Bowfin killer in the early spring.

One last thing - I keep a spare Yankees hat in my tackle bag. You can borrow it next time you forget your hat.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

Joe Pych

Henry - That's bowfin bait here, too. The fishermen who were targeting the bowfin would catch small perch then cut off the spiny dorsal fin to make it easier for the predator to swallow. Never tried that, but seemed like good strategy. In some locations we could catch little perch all day long if we wanted to - maybe next time we should throw them in the livewell!

Some were fishing for bowfin with store bought shrimp... I thought that was strange, too, but they were catching fish.

Thorsten - I was on John Harrington's boat. He's got a nice 20-foot Lund with electric downriggers and the works. The ultimate salmon/trout trolling machine. I was very thankful for the ride. But many who fish the LCI derby do it from shore.

Brandon - sorry to disappoint you... i forgot my Red Sox hat at home. I only had a camo hat like Bill Murray's in Caddyshack.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 11 years ago

Henry V

Down here that's Bowfin bait!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

NICE PERCH JOE, AND BY THE WAY YOU LOOK ALOT DIFFERENT WITHOUT YOUR HAT WITH THE "B" ON IT. LOL

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Thorsten Evans

Nice Joe...who's "real" boat are you on? I would love to fish that derby sometime. I need a boat first though.

Posted by Thorsten Evans Expert Member over 11 years ago

John A Wright

wat out there cool

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 11 years ago

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