I managed to catch a pretty big river perch on a Rapala lure today when trying to hunt for trout with my paddle board. I've caught a few small ones before but that one is actually a good eating size. Got two nice fillets off it.
Is anyone else fishing for Perch? Wonder if they are good eating. I guess I'll find out tonight
well, I can confirm that Perch tastes delicious. The missus didn't keel over. In fact it was so delicious that I only remembered to take a photo after it was almost all eaten up already.
went out the next morning and caught another one of a similar size, again on the same good old Rapala lure.
I just love fishing off my paddle board. My balance has improved quite a bit and if the water is calm enough I can cast and fish standing up instead of kneeling. Earlier I could paddle around standing up without problems, but wasn't to comfortable fishing in a standing position.
The paddle board I'm using is a Aqua Marina Fusion: http://amzn.to/2DD48ig It's an inflatable and really stable.
So easy to carry the paddle board around and get it setup. I can launch virtually everywhere. The biggest obstacle is wind. A bit of an off shore breeze and you got a one way ticket out to open sea. Going to try a sea anchor next. I got a sea anchor from my old kayaking days as you can seen in the picture. But it makes a really good (cheap) catch bag, that's why I haven't used it for it's original purpose anymore
Hopefully a nice sea-run trout will be on the menu next.