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Thread: What's everyone's "Go-To" White Perch Lure?

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    These two variations of the Do-it mold #3288 Crappie Spinner jig have been my go-to tidal creek variations. I use them for my personal fishing about 95% of the time for WP.

    I still have a batch left from the Flea Market.........

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    If we want to get some seriously huge perch for our clients in the charter boat, we use pieces of soft crab on a small fish finder rig, with about a 2/0 hook and hit the pilings of the Bay Bridge, and the sunken bridge on the Severn. But you've gotta be ready for some large surprise by-catch...........

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    My favorite WP lire is Mark's and your spinners. Both have been very successful for me.
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    Stu's Bignose spinners definitely catch perch. I use that rig on nearly all of my perching trips. It also fools stripers and pickerel.
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    I like using silver blue kastmasters around docks and weeds.
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    Well, it's clear from the variety of lures named above that flash, vibration and movement attract white perch. The fact that they'll also bite worms on a bottom rig make them just about the most perfect fish there is for anglers. Obviously, they live to be caught.
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    The fact that they are plentiful, fight well for their size, and tasty doesn't hurt either!

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    #3 Mepps spinner and a small Rapala original minnow in fire tiger- killer White Perch lures
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    Quote Originally Posted by bignose View Post
    These two variations of the Do-it mold #3288 Crappie Spinner jig have been my go-to tidal creek variations. I use them for my personal fishing about 95% of the time for WP.

    I still have a batch left from the Flea Market.........

    IMG_0299.jpg


    IMG_0310.jpg

    If we want to get some seriously huge perch for our clients in the charter boat, we use pieces of soft crab on a small fish finder rig, with about a 2/0 hook and hit the pilings of the Bay Bridge, and the sunken bridge on the Severn. But you've gotta be ready for some large surprise by-catch...........
    I was just looking at the Do-It molds so I can start using salt worthy hooks. About how many jigs do you have to mkae to really make your money back? Is it worth the effort?
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    Make my money back?
    Bwaahaaaaa!
    C'mon, man!
    I produce 200-300 lures per year. I sell enough of them to break even, maybe.

    My goal is to always price them cheaply enough that a 12 year old kid can afford a few.
    For most of us, they are semi-disposable lures. If one lasts a season, it's earned it's place in the "Hall of Fame."

    It is a retirement hobby, not a source of income.
    For about $1.75, you can get a commercially made model at Bass Pro that will catch fish, but aren't color selected to what I think is the best color combinations learned by several years of experimentation.

    BTW, the hook recommended by Do-it is not very corrosion resistant. I always recommend rinsing the lure off at the end of the day.
    There is a stainless hook that will fit, but it doesn't fit perfectly, the casting will have some web/flashing around them that needs to be cleaned off before you paint them.

    But by the time the standard hook would rust up, the swivel would be shot, the blades rusted or tarnished, and the the skirts worn off. (And even with the skirt reduced to shreds, they still catch fish!)

    See my post several months ago about "reviving old faithful" to see how I recycled a spinner jig. (12/22/16) about 5 pages back on the Tackle Shop thread........

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    Last edited by bignose; 04-19-2017 at 10:19 PM.

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