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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    20 or 30lb braid. You don't need to worry about walleye breaking off. Occasionally a big sheephead will double your rod though.

  2. #12

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    I am new to this group and not sure how to post a question. I am trying to find out the best way to fish for perch and walleye from Kelly’s Island. I am going this weekend. I want to fish from the shore.
    We have a charter scheduled, but I want to fish from the Island too. Any advice? Thanks

  3. #13

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    Do you mean live minnows? If so, are they available on Kelly’s somewhere?

  4. #14

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    I get by fine with 10 lb braid. Even on my walleye casting rods. If drag is set right have never had one break off.

  5. #15

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    I have 8lb braid on my perch rods. Landed a 20 inch walleye and numerous large sheeps head this year without breaking off. Drag setting important.

    Shore fishing from Kellys. If it were me I would fish for smallmouth around the rocks. You can see the fish from most locations around the island especially in North Bay. Check with someone local about bait types.

  6. #16

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    8-10 lb braid is plenty for fishing the western basin of Erie

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    Thanks to all on the feedback on line types! Very much appreciate the feedback and support!

    Regarding reels for perch fishing ...... Amazon is currently offering a $31.99 deal for KastKing Royale Legend II Baitcaster, 17.64LB Carbon Fiber Drag, Cross-Fire 8 Magnet Braking System, Available in 5.4:1 and 7.2:1. I believe that I'd go with the 7.2:1. Does anyone recommend a particular brand/model/type?

    All the advice is very helpful. My goal, by end of this fall, is to have posted at least 5 perching reports in and around the Sandusky, Marblehead, island area....pay it forward!

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    Check out perchguy.com. He runs the perch tournament out of Wild Wings and sells custom rods and has a good price on spinning reels.

  9. #19

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    Stox - you don't want a baitcaster for Perch fishing. You'll want a spinning reel. Depending on your budget, I've found the Daiwa Revros to be the best bang for your buck with a good drag system (I use it for variety of species bass, walleye, perch). Should be about $50.

    And as most others have said, braid is the way to go for sensitivity purposes. You can get away with a less expensive/less sensitive rod and still get a good feel on those light bite days.
    Last edited by Bbrack34; 08-11-2022 at 06:04 AM.

  10. #20

    Default Re: Perch. West of Kellys 8/2/22

    I agree on the spinning reels. Especially makes it easier to fish two rods. And light rod. Having said that my buddy fishes with a broomstick of a rod and a bait casting reel and will out fish most people. Go figure.


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