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#3168708 - 02/18/13 03:00 PM Yellow perch
TnBob
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Where can you catch yellow perch in Tennessee?
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#3168853 - 02/18/13 05:26 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: TnBob]
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Good question.
I want to catch some this year.

I know they catch them in God's Country (East TN) but not sure how far West they are at.
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#3168863 - 02/18/13 05:35 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: RUGER]
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I've heard of some good catches of yellow perch come from Melton Hill Lake but lots of folks won't eat anything out of there because of contaminants. Biggest one I ever caught was a little over 3/4 lb around Solway.
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#3168992 - 02/18/13 06:56 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: TnBob]
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 Originally Posted By: TnBob
Where can you catch yellow perch in Tennessee?


We have started catching some in the last few years on pickwick lake,one or two in early spring,trolling for crappie,and one or two went we start fishing for shellcracker. \:\)

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#3169110 - 02/18/13 08:06 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: jeff]
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jeff is right. I kept my first one last week. I made sure and kept it seperated when we cooked. Very good.
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#3169130 - 02/18/13 08:23 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: sellsman11]
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I wouldn't have a clue... ;\)
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#3169255 - 02/18/13 10:14 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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I've caught some out of Paris landing
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#3169401 - 02/19/13 07:00 AM Re: Yellow perch [Re: easy45]
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there are a few in tellico/ft. loudon lakes and i have caught a few in chilhowee while trout fishing. but i have never really targeted them.
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#3169475 - 02/19/13 08:08 AM Re: Yellow perch [Re: stik]
quickfire
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I know one guy who says he catches them below Tellico Dam while crappie fishing. There are quite a few below Ft. Loudoun Dam also, but small. When I was growing up I never remember catching yellow perch. They started mysteriously showing up in the 1980s. I've caught some small ones out of the Emory River and Clinch River sections of Watts Bar, but nothing over 9" or 10". They're usually much smaller than that, say average 5" out of that lake. Some think they migrated here by the Ohio River. Others say some retirees from up north moved down here and introduced them to Tennessee because they were their favorite fish..
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#3170198 - 02/19/13 08:31 PM Re: Yellow perch [Re: quickfire]
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TnBob, I don't know where your located, but if you want to catch perch, I can put you on them! Just let me know.
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