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White perch is one of the best tasting freshwater fish in the south. This guide can tell you how to catch them.

Step 1: Materials

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Little Jewel 12 foot graphite pole

Cork

Hooks

Shiners

Split Shot
dlnd5d4 years ago
Those are Crappie where I'm from. very nice ones

those are definitely crappie as we have both species here in Jersey. Nice looking crappies!

RustonReds99 (author) 3 years ago
Thank you CottonTop65

Those fish have more names than Hillary Clinton so call them what you like !

most definitely crappie. not perch

Fish Nerd4 years ago

The first picture here is Crappie the second is white perch.... both lots of fun but very different fish

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Fish Nerd4 years ago

I love fishy instructables as a fish nerd (www.fishnerds.com) this one is tough for me. You have misidentified your fish. These are crappie members of the sunfish family. Super fun and yummy fish but they are not white perch. Interestingly White Perch are not members of the perch family either they are temperate bass like stripers... keep on fishing and teaching others, but spend a little time doing your fishy homework

RustonReds99 (author) 4 years ago
Depends on how deep the water is
electro324 years ago
we don't want to discourage you but a picture from the set up (hook+line+split shot+float) would be really helpful, also the distance between them is helpful for beginners. thanks for the tips.
These are Crappie. Perch do not have dorsal spins, nor do they have a distinctive anal fin such as these crappie. The black dot over top of the gill slits is a big indicator as well.

google white perch, you may just be mistaken ,

RustonReds99 (author) 4 years ago
That's just what my dad told me
RustonReds99 (author) 4 years ago
Thanks I had no idea
Xelar4 years ago
Crappie are not white perch. Google it.
RustonReds99 (author) 4 years ago
And #4 hook 1/2 ounce split shot and 10 pound line
RustonReds99 (author) 4 years ago
Lake claiborne
GaleG14 years ago

What size hook, and splitshot, line. . . . did you use? (It's hard to tell from the photo--) A little more specific info would make this a really helpful site for someone new to fishing for these lovely looking dinners! Also, general area (I'm not asking directions to your secret spot) where these were caught. . . .

RustonReds99 (author) 4 years ago
Crappie and white perch are the same thing just different regions