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Pequod1

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Chumming for perch
« on: Oct 09, 2021, 03:56 AM »
Yesterday on Erie the boat next to us was slamming the perch while we were just getting them occasionally. He let us come up closer to around 30í and we still were not doing as well.  He told us he was cutting shiners up in pieces and chumming and that, he said, was the difference.  I am from from the coast and am quite knowledgeable about salt water chumming during my charter years there  - but freshwater?
I just donít think that small pieces of shiners would settle right under your boat in 64í in Erie. Eventually, his luck ran out and us and other boats near bye slammed them.
What do you guys think. Luck, or did it really help him?

fishinjohn

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #1 on: Oct 09, 2021, 04:20 AM »
I think he was wasting his money!!!
This spring when I was out there I had had the same thing happen.   One boat was slaying them... one after another..boats around him were picking away at them..(he wasnt chumming) he boxed out and we slid closer to where he was(3 other boats) our bite picked up.    I think for whatever reason mustce been a really small TIGHT POD of fish and he was right on top of them. LUCK

hinkydo

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2021, 05:20 AM »
I chum them by losing bait.

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fishinjohn

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #3 on: Oct 09, 2021, 06:13 AM »
some even still start motor and rev it up when bite slows.  remember those days? :D
When I fish the river if there is a hole I KNOW fish are in.. if the bite slows or isnt there I'll take the motor into the brush or drive slow up and down the hole in tight to where the lumber is...
This pushes fish out of hiding  and easier to get a bait in front of them
It WORKS GREAT sometimes
People think I'm nuts!!!!!

Pequod1

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #4 on: Oct 09, 2021, 07:02 AM »
I just wonder about 64í deep water yesterday.  Maybe shallower.  Maybe Iíll freeze a block of leftover minnows and tie it to a weight and let it down.  My luck, Iíll snag it constantly

fishinjohn

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #5 on: Oct 09, 2021, 07:45 AM »
If you snag it you can at least say you caught something
Lol

gotagetm

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #6 on: Oct 09, 2021, 12:42 PM »
my uncle used to take one of his wifes old stockings put lead in bottom then chopped fish parts tie it to his snagging rod send it to bottom and bounce it once in awhile swore buy it and your right cats would show up he would real it up and go anchor somewhere else

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #7 on: Oct 13, 2021, 08:16 AM »
I chum them by losing bait.

                                       hinkydo
I must be chumming all the time too ;D

TomFish

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #8 on: Oct 13, 2021, 12:56 PM »
I know a guy who gets his perch bait in bulk for cheap and hes been known to drop a handful of minnows on the ice and step on em, twisting his boot back and forth a little and then kick them down the hole.

I don't know how helpful it is, and i doubt he would do it if he was paying full retail for the bait.

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #9 on: Oct 13, 2021, 07:44 PM »
Old timers around here would put fish carcasses in an onion bag, sink it thru the ice. They would then shake the insects out and fish over it. Worked for days.

Badbrad2186

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #10 on: Oct 13, 2021, 07:48 PM »
I chum all winter long. I also dip my lure and bait in a secret oil. It can't be found in any grocery store.

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #11 on: Oct 14, 2021, 12:14 PM »
if  you have to chum to get perch ,why not just move  till you find them????
you can destroy buildings  you can't  destroy the  american spirit

Badbrad2186

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #12 on: Oct 14, 2021, 12:52 PM »
if  you have to chum to get perch ,why not just move  till you find them????

I personally don't chum to get perch I chum to keep them there. Works for me

trapper2000

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #13 on: Oct 14, 2021, 01:04 PM »
Old timers around here would put fish carcasses in an onion bag, sink it thru the ice. They would then shake the insects out and fish over it. Worked for days.

i heard of putting holes in a  cat food can and  putting it in the water to attract bullheads
you can destroy buildings  you can't  destroy the  american spirit

UglyStik

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Re: Chumming for perch
« Reply #14 on: Oct 14, 2021, 06:19 PM »
Get a bag of perch eyes. Chum with them. Report back.

 



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