Perch is perhaps the most common of our predators. Perch lives in rivers, reservoirs, forest and meadow lakes, even in small quarry ponds of artificial origin. It is not for nothing that perch is considered the number one fish for novice anglers. With perch fishing, a beginner fisherman can begin to master a variety of fishing techniques and methods: fishing for perch with a float rod, fishing for perch with a donk, with live bait, fishing for perch with a spinning rod, and in winter – fishing for perch with a jig and balancer.
Fishing from a boat
In order for perch fishing to be successful, you should study the characteristics of the behavior of this fish. Find out what the perch loves, what kind of life the perch leads … Probably, for many young fishermen, perch is the first fish caught with a line. The perch is familiar to everyone, the fish has a greenish color with alternating dark stripes. Gill covers are prickly with iridescent mother-of-pearl overflow. Bright orange, almost red abdominal and anal fins, as well as red caudal fins emphasize this smart look. On the back there are two high fins, the first of them with spiny rays. The portrait is completed by expressive eyes – orange, with a gold border. The perch, as befits a predator, has bristle-like teeth to hold the prey; tusks, like pike-perch, do not.
Our red-finned robber is a gambling and brave fish. In the heat of attack, the perch grabs everything that moves, sparkles, even remotely reminds him of the object of the hunt. That is why it is so lucky to catch perch on a spinning rod with artificial bait. When the perch is active, it can be caught with any artificial lures of different classes: twisters and vibro-tails, spinning and oscillating lures, wobblers of different diving depths and geometries. At the same time, it shows a high sports spirit, for which spinningists appreciate our minke whale.