I caught one perch on my first and so far only trip to the bwca. I caught it on Dissappointment lake while throwing a mepps spinnerbait. This was probably one of the few perch in the lake, but if there is one, there must be more. hope this helps
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not necessarily in the bwca, however, up north by Biwabik/Aurora, I have caught plenty of perch on a piece of worm and a plain hook w/ a splitshot under a slip bobber. Also have caught them on a small jointed rapala as well. I have heard that small mepps spinners will work fine as well. Honestly, I think they taste as good or even better than walleye. The ones I was catching were very fat as they were inhaling the many crawfish on the lake I was fishing. When fileting them, their stomachs were bursting with crawfish, and the fish themselves had a redish tint (from eating so many crawfish). I have yet to catch any in the bwca, but may give it a whirl this year if we can get into them. Locating them is probably the biggest issue. Look for lakes that have high populations of perch (although this might be difficult with the MN DNR site non-operational...)
quote eguygabe210: " We have been up to the BWCA many times but have never caught a perch. I understand that that as good as walleyes and are easier to catch.
Any Suggestions? " We just came back from BWCA this weekend and caught some perch on Crooked Lake in shallow bays. They are easy to catch and very tasty, I would definitely rank then as good as walleyes.