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    i will be driving up from Cincy. Hoping to get in on the perch bite. I see minnows are hard to come by at times. My question is will my the minnows from my local bait shop work on Erie for Perch. I know they are not the one found in the lake but don't want to make a 4 hour drive an no bait.

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    Howdy,

    Yes I have often used flathead minnows. Easier for me to get ahead of time. They work. My favorite bait though is to cut a 3 inch strip from a white perch belly. works real good and is tough as raw hide. Lasts and lasts.
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    [QUOTE=pimplepounder;69481]Howdy,

    Yes I have often used flathead minnows. Easier for me to get ahead of time. They work. My favorite bait though is to cut a 3 inch strip from a white perch belly. works real good and is tough as raw hide. Lasts and lasts.

    Kent, can you post a pic of how that looks on a hook next time you go?

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    Well, I can send you a Pic if thatl work?
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    [QUOTE=Eyezcrazy;69514]
    Quote Originally Posted by pimplepounder View Post
    Howdy,

    Yes I have often used flathead minnows. Easier for me to get ahead of time. They work. My favorite bait though is to cut a 3 inch strip from a white perch belly. works real good and is tough as raw hide. Lasts and lasts.“

    Kent, can you post a pic of how that looks on a hook next time you go?
    Well I can send you a pic, if thatl work? You are on my Friends list I think. It looks just how you would think..lol
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    Try frozen emerald shiners if you have them down in your area.

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    Got minnows this morning at Bite Me Bait. When I went in, I asked "You got goldies?" Answered yes.

    Went south of B. Slow pick, decent at first, slowed down. Went to B. Slower. Decent size but finished with only 32 fish (10 lbs) for 2 guys, 5 hours fishing.

    Part way through the morning I noticed half the minnows were much darker and would bleed badly when we hooked them. Turned very dark on the hook. Told my buddy to look at this and he said, heck those are fatheads. I agreed.

    The perch didn't want anything to do with them. I could put one of them and two goldies on my 3 hook rig, and 5 fish later the fathead was still untouched. Told my buddy "we would have had our limit if we had had all goldies or emeralds."

    Was confirmed when we went to the ramp. Guy pulling out beside us had been fishing 300 yards from our last spot and had a 3 person limit. He said he had Emeralds.

    I was disappointed they hadn't been up front and said it was a mix. Would have bought a couple more scoops and sorted. We wasted a lot of hooks fishing with the fatheads.

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    Update. Buddy went back to bait shop today. Mentioned to them what happened. They said that shouldn't have happened and made it right. Evidently there had been some leftovers in tank from prior batch. Buddy went to same spot we were yesterday. Up and down, 3 man limit, goldies, off by 11:30.


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