By: Joey Usher

Western Pennsylvania isn’t known nationally for large perch. However, we do have a few lakes that harbor slab-size perch. The perch are active all year, and with trout stocking few-and-far between right now we’ve been spending time targeting them. To be honest since I’ve been playing with Fire Dye minnows so much lately it’s forced me to target more species because I want to see what will eat them. After this last trip it’s obvious the perch and smallmouth are on board.