ND Prairie Pothole Perch Report-Dec. 11th, 2018

Written by Mike Peluso

December 12, 2018

Super excited to say I was able to spend a day with my dad chasing ND Prairie Gold. We focused on trying to at least find enough decent size perch to make a nice meal. Nothing better in my opinion than a batch of these tasty morsels. 

Nothing fancy to our approach. A text message to a good buddy of mine and he sent us on our way to explore some out of the way  perch sloughs. The best part of doing this is these sloughs do not appear on maps or anything. So you kinda feel like Lewis and Clark out on an adventure.  

I found yesterday to be very interesting. If I’m fishing for Devils Lake Perch you need to be on top of your electronics constantly and really try to coax those perch to bite. Out on the Prairie for us yesterday was an entirely different deal. I’d say 95 percent of the perch we caught were caught on the old fashion dead rod. Tiny minnow hooked in the back on either a plain hook or a tiny glow jig worked best. I guess it’s the kid in me but there is something special about a bobber going down that still gets me excited! 

I think with these slough perch especially on the waters we fished the sun would really help! Most of the water is pretty stained and yesterday we didn’t have any sun so I think that slowed the bite up some. 

We were able to come home with a nice bucket full of perch and I’m going to be honest, I cannot wait to put these in grease! I am always looking for the next perfect bite, and I’m pretty sure these will be right up there! 

I will be setting up the spear shacks on Friday, so I will be in full force spear mode starting this weekend on Sakakawea. If your looking for a great way to spend the day on the ice, please get ahold of me so we can get you penciled in! Mikepelusooutdoors@gmail.com or shoot me text at 701-471-8649. 

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