In late August and early September, fishing information Brad Hawthorne will get severe about perch fishing on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake. That’s when wolf packs of jumbo yellow perch snap up hatching insect larvae on mudflats 12 to 30 toes deep close to rocky reefs.
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Hawthorne “highway hunts” for roaming perch. When his graph marks a faculty, he idles upwind and lets the breeze push him over the fish. He holds the boat immediately above the varsity when it’s calm. If he doesn’t get a chunk shortly, he strikes on.
A 1⁄16 or 1/Eight-ounce Lindy Slick Jig dressed with a 2-inch fathead minnow dupes perch greatest. Hawthorne prefers the perch and shiner colours. Vertically snap the jig up 18 inches and let it fall on a slack line. Quiver the jig simply above the underside to induce a strike.