Perch fishing rigs and lures that will help you catch this predator fish. The perch is considered to be a perfect fighter. It is always an accomplishment for many anglers when they catch it.
Perch Fishing Rigs and Lures
Unfortunately, due to its popularity as a favorite fish for anglers (popular because of its beautiful colors and fight), illegal fishing has become increasingly widespread. Because of this, perch populations have declined severely in various places.
There is a variety of perch fishing rigs available for different times of the year and different habitats. There are some standard fishing rigs used during all seasons.
They are also applicable to almost any type of water: sea-going, slow rivers, still waters, etc. These types can be modified to include various lures.
Some additional rigs are used during particular seasons and for specific habitats, such as for rivers or very deep lakes.
In general, river perch fishing rigs are simpler than those used in still waters because they can attack prey only after the prey has passed them – there is no way of stopping its path.
Disadvantages of Perch Fishing Rigs
Of course, there are disadvantages to using a perch rig. For example, one of the biggest disadvantages compared to fishing with worms is the fact that a fish can be lost very easily.
Especially if it jumps out of the water after being hooked or gets caught in some underwater obstruction and is pulled away from your hook.
If you want to prevent these cases from happening, it’s worth considering designing your own perch rig or modifying some other one.
Basic Fish Hook
The basic fish hook is used by most anglers fishing for perch. It is available in many different sizes and types. The main disadvantage of this type is the fact that a perch can easily swallow a hook without getting caught on the hook point.
This is a common cause of lost fish. Another disadvantage is that it’s not easy to tie on the hook due to its shape.
Most perch fishing rigs are tied with a thinner line and many anglers find using a larger line more difficult than with a worm or other type of bait, making casting more difficult too.
The basic type of hook is not recommended by most anglers, even though it may catch more perch than other types.
Classic Perch Rig
The classic perch rig has a very simple design – a small ball sinker (weighing around 1-2 gr). For the bait, you can use a live minnow, an artificial lure, or a perch spawn sac.
The main problem with this type of rig is the fact that it can be easily caught in underwater objects – like a weed, for example.
The sinker should not be heavier than 2 grams otherwise you won’t be able to cast far enough and there is also a risk of the hook getting caught on your line when you try to push it through the bait.
It’s worth mentioning that this type of rig is less popular than before, due to the decline in fish populations and lower catches.
The classic perch rig uses a ball sinker. It is one example of a modified rig with a much smaller sinker.
Modified Perch Rigs
The most popular perch fishing rigs are those modified from classic rigs. These are more advanced and have a better chance of catching fish than the basic rig described in the previous section.
A great example is a simple modification to the classic rig – using only one swivel with two leaders and attaching a hook to one leader and a sinker to the other.
This rig has almost the same weight as the classic rig, but it’s much more practical – one swivel is used instead of several connections by line.
There are no strange knots or when casting, the line goes smoothly through your fingers without getting stuck (especially important when you use softer lines). There is less risk of catching underwater objects, and it’s easier to land a fish.
The main disadvantage is that you need to use the heavier line when fishing with this type of rig. You could also use two swivels instead of one, but the chance of tangling increases.
On the other hand, without a swivel, it’s very easy to catch the line on your hook or other objects underwater. This type of rig is one of the most popular among perch anglers, especially when you want to use larger baits (such as live minnows).
It is also popular because it provides almost the same weight and durability as a classic-type rig. The rig is also very easy to cast and saves you much time by using fewer connections between the hook and bait.
Perch Fishing Rigs and Lures
Perch fishing can be exciting and rewarding for both beginner and expert anglers. Try out different rigs until you find what works for you.
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