You might ask yourself why a fishing rig is needed to catch perch. The truth is, it’s not. Small perch (less then 1lb) are abundant in most freshwater lakes and pretty easy to catch with a fishing line and the right bait. However, larger perch in the 1 to 2 pound range are much harder to hook. Catching larger perch requires skill and the right presentation of bait or lure. This is where a perch rig comes in.
If you’re goal is to catch your limit of perch, or reel in a giant trophy perch, then using a perch rig is essential. Using a perch rig will greatly improve your chances of reaching your limit and landing a real prize catch.
Below we’ll introduce you to some of the most effective fishing rigs for catching perch, and discuss which rigs are best suited for your unique fishing habitat and conditions.