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I am taking my wife out fishing on lsc. its her first time. taking emeralds and crawlers hoping to tie into some big perch or other tasty panfish. the weather is supposed to be rainy, she doesnt care about thet though. any tips or suggestions would be life savers!!
 

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Keep her away from the Moot, or she will never let you back out there again. Besides that, have fun fishing
 

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Search some very recent posts; people seem to be do very well on perch using emeralds in the channel near weed beds. As far as I know, the south shore has been great for smallies all year. I wish I could help more, but I fish mostly the DR from shore, so...
 

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QUOTE(bob-o @ Jul 27 2009, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>DO NOT SCARE HER , OR YOU WILL NEVER GET HER BACK OUT , KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE SKY AND UP DATES ON THE FORECAST ,

thanks guys, keep the good tips comming! any tips on how to rig the emeralds? which public boat launch is the closest to the light house.(i wanna beable to retreat quickly if it gets too bad)
 

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Well I had great luck at SCL also for perch...Was hitting some nice ones 8 to 13 inchs...Some small ones too but they were biting all day...Fished SCL 8am to about 1pm using perch rig and night crawlers...Good luck and keep an eye on the sky...
 

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Use the heaviest anchor you can find. Attach it at the waist and dont let anyone see you throw her in...


Just kidding, I'm a little bitter right now. RJT has the right idea. If you're on them, the spreader will keep you busy! Good luck out there and I hope she has a good time.
 

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Rig a #4 or #6 hook through the tail and a small split shot a couple feet up. Just enough weight so you can get the minnow down and it can swim and wiggle a bit. Perch eat minnows head first and if you rig 'em that way you get less gut hook sets. I don't use spreaders.

Where are you launching from? How big is your boat and motor? How far do you want to go out?
 

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Aside from the fact that speed thrills, anybody else who is boating with you show know how to operate the boat, in case something were to happen to the driver.
Teach her how to run the boat and how to get back to where you started from. Have her learn how to read the compass or GPS and how to set visual landmarks, during the day as well as after dark.
 

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like snowman said, they go for the head, i hook em through their lips. theres a tough spot right behind its upper lip so they dont come off as easy, and it really P's em off and they swim hard for a long time.

as a kid, i was only shown the hook in their back idea, after trying different things to try on the ice, my mom tells me about the lip hook up. and with the swedish pimple, it works very well. the minnow always looks like he's following the lure.
 
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