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best minnesota lake for perch?

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tail chasin
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12/17/10 9:44 PM CST
Looking at taking a trip to find some perch in minnesota, any suggestions.

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12/22/10 2:29 PM CST
Upper Red has some perch, but we've never found them in numbers there - I don't think we ever caught more than 3-4 per day. But, because of the crappie and now walleye reputation, we never targeted perch there, so maybe there are places where you can find more than a handful. The outfitter we go through thinks the perch get up to keeper size and migrate across the boundary to the reservation.

Winnie was great, then went through a bit of a drought. But, the last 2 years have been pretty good there. Good thing about Winnie is it is close to a lot of really good lakes. (less than 30' drive).

My nephews have been going to Leech and having a great time with perch and walleyes the past few years.

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12/21/10 2:19 PM CST
a smaller lake to look at is black duck lots of perch and walleye. the resort has cabins and a couple sleepers. the name is dunrovin resort. the rates are a little easier on the wallet as well i think a sleeper for the week is 400 for the two man. also if your the exploring type upper red is only about a half hours drive from there

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12/21/10 12:41 PM CST
I've fished most of the lakes that have been previously listed and my best advice is to contact local baitshops around those big bodies of water and fish the smaller lakes the local hot spots. Pretty much every lake up there either has a good population of crappie or perch or both and they are less pressured easier to find and stay on them plus they are a lot of times huge! Hope it helps.

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12/21/10 11:43 AM CST
i have been going up to winnie for the past 6 years. lots of perch. pm me for more info.. got lots of good spots on gps willing to share.

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12/20/10 9:04 PM CST
thats what i was thinking

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12/18/10 5:19 PM CST
Winnibigoshish is a good choice. Leech Lake, Lake of the Woods, Red Lake and Mille Lacs are other possibilities. All are big water and have resorts that maintain ice roads for an access fee. To explore further go to www.fishingminnesota.com. That site will have all your answers.

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