Fishing for perch in the dark is very exciting and can actually yield very good results. There will be fewer fish that bite at night, but the ones that do are generally bigger.
Posts from: August 2020
Muskies have very large mouths filled with razor-sharp teeth. They have both bigger canines and smaller needle-like teeth. An adult muskie can have between 500 and 700 teeth in its mouth. The biggest of these can be up to 1 inch in length.
In waters that do not contain any pike, you do not need to use a wire trace for perch, as their teeth simply won’t be able to bite through your line. However, if the venue you are fishing for perch in also holds pike, you should always use a thin wire trace in order to protect the fish and save your lures.
For walleye per se, you do not need to use a steel leader at all, as they won’t be able to bite through your mainline. However, if the water you are fishing in contains pike or muskies, you can use a 10-15lb fluorocarbon leader instead of steel, in order to prevent bite-offs.
Because of their sharp teeth, wire traces for pike are an absolute must. When fishing with smaller lures that the pike can inhale easily, or when using dead or live baitfish, a rather long wire trace should be used. If you are fishing with large lures or trolling, you can instead use shorter wire traces.
The European Perch (Perca fluviatilis) is a predatory fish that lives in lakes and river systems all over Europe and Northern Asia. Perch have compact and deep bodies of a greenish color with black vertical bars, as well as very distinct spiny dorsal fins.