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On lake Norman, I catch alot of FAT white perch in spring, fall , and winter but cant get many in the summer...not any big ones anyway. I can't get em to bite much. I normally fish live minnows tandem drop shot or carolina rigged just above the bottom 20 - 40 feet deep. I've heard of dragging Sabiki thru the school works but not for me. Any help out there? Where do you find em and how do you catch em June - Sept?
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Andy, I wish I could help you on that one but I believe most eveyone has the same luck in the summer unless the lake is overpopulated with them. I think the big schools break up in the summer. Not sure, but that has been the impression I've gotten. The only lake I know of that you can consistently catch them in the summer is Lake Greenwood in SC and it is plumb full of them. Have no fear though because it isn't that long til the weather cools off. ........tight lines,fair winds and a following sea.
 

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Man I'm glad to hear that it's not me. Thanks for the knowlege. I was beginning to wonder. I guess summer is a good time to empty the freezer.
 

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I have tried summer perch at Norman myself but with no luck. I have been told they go deep like the stripers. On guy told me they are deep at the dam and on the other side of the Marshall skimmer wall. We will have to link up at the lake someday, my kids love to fish perch, or anything that pulls a hook.

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I havent fished that lake , but I know at Gaston/Kerr they tend to hang tight under structure like bridges or anywhere the water is deeper and flowing with structure....
 
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hey, ummmm, i hate to be argumentative....

but here in Wilson... at the Lake Wilson Reservoir... white perch have been tearing UP some chicken livers on bottom rigs. A guy I fish with pulled 2 up on the same rig. And some of them are good and fat.

Every weekend, we've been hopping up onto the bridge around 9 or 10 am and getting some livers or nightcrawlers on bottom rigs, and chunking them about 40 yards out or so.... and it's a frenzy.

The livers seem to be working the best. You are all welcome to join us anytime you want. Just... yknow... dont tell EVERYONE. :cool:
 

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hey, ummmm, i hate to be argumentative....

but here in Wilson... at the Lake Wilson Reservoir... white perch have been tearing UP some chicken livers on bottom rigs. A guy I fish with pulled 2 up on the same rig. And some of them are good and fat.

Every weekend, we've been hopping up onto the bridge around 9 or 10 am and getting some livers or nightcrawlers on bottom rigs, and chunking them about 40 yards out or so.... and it's a frenzy.

The livers seem to be working the best. You are all welcome to join us anytime you want. Just... yknow... dont tell EVERYONE. :cool:
Do you fish below the dam or by the putin. I am new to Wilson and looking to fish Buckhorn and Tar River Reservoir for the first time. Am an experienced fisherman.....retired no boat. I usually catch white perch with quarter inch strips on a small tube jig.........will that work?I did not know that there was a bridge in Buckhorn. Is it near the dam? Rebaldo
 
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